Press Releases

January 16, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. King’s Holiday – Monday, January 21, 2019 – is a chance to bring attention to his vision of building the Beloved Community. There is a National Day of Service that encourages individual and collective acts of volunteering. In the spirit of this national effort, The ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker joined a group of 29 of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. The bill will ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced an award of $683,640 for the South River Public School District to expand their ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In response to recent incidents of hate, bigotry and faith-based violence against nonprofit groups in New Jersey and across the country, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jamel Holley and Robert Karabinchak to help nonprofits protect ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Boy Scout Troop 223 had the pleasure of participating in East Brunswick 2018 Holiday program.  Each year, this program allows our scouts and parents to be a blessing to a family in our community during Thanksgiving and Christmas.  During the 2018 season, Troop ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ  -  CASA of Middlesex County helped nearly 110 children in foster care in 2018, opened a record number of new cases in fall 2018 and helped guide the handling of these sensitive cases so children could find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. “We had a great year, ...

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The Future Foundations Academy will have greater capacity to serve higher functioning students ages 13-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders when it moves to its new 50,000 square foot facility in September, Principal Sandy Giardino said on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) ...

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Edison, NJ – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced a grant package to support various charitable groups across the District that ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services filed a public comment strongly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s draft proposal to expand the definition of a public charge, noting the proposed rule would undermine the health and well-being of New Jersey ...

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GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE, NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – For the fourth consecutive year, New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“the Alliance”) is inviting professional and family caregivers to submit their personal stories for a theatrical production as part of the Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers Stories ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sheriff’s Office will hold an 8-week-long Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County in the spring of 2019. The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Following reports that Congress may move to pass a criminal justice reform bill before the end of the year, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them ...

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MONROE, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of South Shore Blvd.  and 10th St.               This is the thirteenth (13) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orangeon December 8th. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine ...

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EWING, NJ  – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) issued the following statement after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents fired tear gas at refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. at the San Ysidro border crossing. “Yesterday was a dark day for America. Donald Trump sanctioned ...

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MONROE, NJ - On Saturday, December 1, Santa will be arriving at the Monroe Animal Hospital to take free photos from 9 am to 2 pm. Bring your furry, feathered and scaly friends. In the spirit of giving, an Animal Rescue Force representative will be present. Donations are optional but highly ...

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UNION, NJ - Kick off the season’s festivities with a visit to the annual Holiday Sound & Light Show beginning this Friday, November 23 at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, 295 Jefferson Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. The three-week series showcases the Railroad Center’s gigantic HO scale ...

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East Brunswick, NJ – Sunday, December 16, 2018 – The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project, a community-based grassroots group, is collaborating with the East Brunswick Public Library to present A Day of Remembrance on Sunday, December 16, 2 -4pm.  The event will include music, dramatic performance, ...

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New Brunswick, NJ – With a distinguished performance career spanning theatre, television, film, and the Broadway Stage, veteran actress Betsy Aidem—already known to local audiences for three critically acclaimed performances at George Street Playhouse—will make her professional directing debut with ...

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Career & Technical Education Students to be Eligible for SNAP Food Assistance Benefits Nov. 19, 2018 (EDISON) – The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education ...

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Roseland, NJ, November 16, 2018 -- Alzheimer’s New Jersey, a non-profit which provides programs and services to the residents of New Jersey affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, is recognizing Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November by focusing on the importance of safety for the ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 16 by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Since 2012, post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” has been “Track Friday” in NJ, when families and groups walk or run to raise money for the charity of their choice.  We began participating in 2015 at the Highland Park High School Track.  Started after Hurricane Sandy, Track ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - December 8th will be the date of the sixth annual Ride for Rett Syndrome event. Created and led by East Brunswick resident Jen Harmon, the event is an indoor cycling class that offers the opportunity for participants to raise money for charity as they work out. The Evolution by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Disney's Alladin, Jr. takes on a new, fresh life when it appears onstage this month at Immaculate Conception School. THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION THEATER GROUP is excited to present this adaptation of a beloved store that is sure to open up “a whole new world” for audience members ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - “Be Safe and Get Fit“. Now I’m Fit LLC (NIF) of NJ and Brunswick Square Mall celebrate Women’s Health Month this December to help educate and motivate women in the NJ area. NowImFit.com provides free classes, inspiring content, community events, and advice from experts on how ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The cadavers of military veterans are being used to prepare medics to treat the devastating injuries they will encounter when deployed, through a unique collaboration between Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the United States National Guard. Many of the cadavers ...

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EASTBRUNSWICK,NJ -  East Brunswick GOP Chairman Jesal Amin issued the following statement asking Councilman Wendell to clarify exactly when he means when he says he voted ‘no’ against high density COAH apartments on Summerhill and Old Stage, as you state in your recent mail piece? According to ...

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East Brunswick, NJ—Disability Allies, Inc. (DA), a 501(c)(3) organization based in East Brunswick, is having a Thanksgiving Pot Luck at the Young Adult Community Inclusion Center. The center is located on 415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. The event will take place on Sunday, November ...

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EWING, NJ  – Today, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06), Donald Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Bill Pascrell Jr. (NJ-09), Albio Sires (NJ-08), and  Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released a new report from the House Oversight and Government ...

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