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Edison Council To Tackle Zombie Homes

August 8, 2018

EDISON, NJ – Council President Ajay Patil plans to introduce an ordinance requiring the registration of abandoned and vacant properties, also referred to as “zombie homes.”  Mr. Patil plans to introduce the ordinance at the August 22, 2018 meeting. A recent report by NJ.com placed the number of vacant properties in Edison at over 500.

“I’ve actually been ...

Public Works Issues Dominate Citizen Requests for Service

EDISON, NJ -  The township can field hundreds of calls per day, many centering on quality of life and infrastructure issues such as branch collections, bulk pickups, and potholes.   Most requests are made by telephone or the Township’s QAlert online system.  According to one township employee, the township fielded 165 phone calls on July 30th alone. In addition it ...

“I cannot, in good faith, vote for this budget” says Council President Ajay Patil. Municipal Budget passes on 5-2 vote.

EDISON,NJ – On July 25, the Edison Municipal Council voted to pass this year’s municipal budget on a 5 to 2 vote.  The proposed $137 million budget will increase taxes by 1.40%. The budget runs from January 1 of this year through December 31.

Council President Ajay Patil and Councilman Joseph Coyle were the only two council members to vote against the budget.

Middlesex County Man Charged With Illegally Importing Scorpions And Other Wildlife

August 16, 2018

Newark, NJ – In a press release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, that a Metuchen resident was arrested today for allegedly smuggling shipments of live protected scorpions, giant millipedes and other species that were mislabeled to avoid detection, including one package of millipedes that was labeled as children’s toys.

Wlodzimie Lapkiewicz, 29, has been charged by ...

Plainfield Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Armed Crime Spree

NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Marlon Peek, 42, previously pleaded guilty before U.S.

Edison Township Hosts Another Successful National Night Out

EDISON,NJ - Edison Township hosted their tenth National Night Out on Tuesday. The event consisted of games for children, free food, and an outdoor movie. Citizens had the opportunity to meet officers from the police department as well, to learn more about the department’s responsibilities.

According to Lieutenant Robert Dudash Jr., “this free, fun, family-oriented event is great ...

Piscataway Native Elijah Barnwell Switches to Defense in ‘Unselfish Move’ for Rutgers Football

August 15, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of training camp for the Rutgers football team at the beginning of August, there were a few notable position changes. But none were more eye opening and drastic than redshirt freshman Elijah Barnwell switching from offense to defense, from running back to linebacker.

Barnwell, a Piscataway native and Class of 2017 Piscataway High School graduate, was slated ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge Hires New Basketball Coach

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has hired Greg Fahey as its new head boys’ basketball coach.

Fahey, 27, is excited to bring his energy, experience and work ethic to a program that has struggled in recent years. The Rams are coming off a 4-17 season under Eugene Maxwell, who spent the past five years as the team’s head coach.

“I’m excited because ...

Local Residents Achieve Success in International Karate Tournament

A number of residents from Edison, Fords,  Scotch Plains and surrounding areas were part of "Team USA," representing the United States at the Kimura Shukokai International (KSI) World Tournament held in the Annexte Globe Stadium in  Stockholm, Sweden between July 18th and  21st.  The tournament featured over 600 participants from 15 different countries, including the ...

TAPinto Edison Exclusive: Meet Edison’s New Interim Superintendent, Paul Saxton

August 14, 2018

Paul Saxton, the new interim Superintendent for the Edison School District, recently spoke with TAPinto Edison regarding his plans for his time as Superintendent.

“I’m excited and honored to serve Edison and sustain the level of excellence Edison has achieved” said Mr. Saxton.  He discussed four areas that he would like to see addressed: school overcrowding, budget ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

Edison School District Slated to Receive $4.2 Million Increase in School Funding

TRENTON, NJ  –Legislators from the 18th Legislative District  announced how updating New Jersey’s school funding formula will result in the legislative district receiving an increase of more than $6.6 million for the district’s public schools. In a joint news release, the three legislators announced that Edison Township in particular will receive an additional ...

No Raining on IBA’s India Day Parade

August 13, 2018

EDISON, NJ -   With officials estimating a crowd of over 42,000, the 14th Annual New Jersey India Day parade, hosted by the Indian Business Association (IBA) was a grand success according to parade organizers.  

The parade, which included 18 floats, a marching band, and multiple walking groups, ran down Oak Tree Road, beginning in Edison and ending in Iselin.  This ...

NJ Chinese American Association to host Summer Picnic in Edison

EDISON,NJ - On August 19, 2018, the United Chinese Americans Association of New Jersey (UCAA-NJ)  will be hosting its 2018 Summer Picnic Friendship Event. The picnic will take place at Grove 1 in Edison Roosevelt Park beginning at 10:30 AM.  It will “present the diversity of our community, promote exchanges and mutual assistance among various businesses and cultural groups” ...

Edison Residents capture 1st Place in Three Professional Categories in County Art Contest

EDISON, NJ -  The Middlesex County Freeholder Board and the County Office of Aging and Disabled Services announced the winners of their annual Senior Art Contest.  This competition was open to all professional and non-professional Middlesex County artists over age 60.

Three Edison residents placed first in the professional categories.  Shelley Phillips placed first in the Oil ...

Edison Township and Community Businesses Sponsor Kids to go to YMCA Camp

August 13, 2018

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy is expanding opportunities for local children to attend to camp.  Through a new pilot program started by the Township of Edison, sixteen children attended YMCA’s Oakcrest Camp, located on Inman Avenue in Edison.  In a press release, the YMCA stated that local businesses were asked to sponsor children so ...

Small Business Profile: A-1 Dental

EDISON, NJ - TAPinto Edison will be profiling small businesses throughout  Edison in a new ongoing series aimed at spotlighting Edison’s entrepreneurs.  If you would like us to profile your small business, please submit your information to  Edison@tapinto.net.

A-1 Dental, located on Talmadge Road in Edison, has been serving Edison residents for over a decade.  For Dr.

Piscataway QuickChek Sold $68, 527 Winning Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Ticket

PISCATAWAY, NJ – One lottery ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $68,527 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Tuesday, July 31 drawing, lottery officials announced in a news release on Wednesday.

The winning numbers were: 07, 22, 29, 38 and 40 and the XTRA number was: 04. The retailer that sold the winning ticket is QuickChek #2, 191 Stelton Rd., Piscataway in Middlesex ...

U.S. Senate Candidates Court Edison’s Indian American Community

August 16, 2018

Edison, NJ -  With elections fast approaching, the Republican and Democrat Senate candidates made their respective cases to Edison’s growing Indian American Community. On Sunday, August 12, Republican candidate  Robert Hugin made an appearance at the 14th Annual India Day Parade, hosted by the Indian Business Association. The following night, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, ...

Ballot Positions Determined for Edison Board of Education Election

As previously reported, seven individuals are vying for three Board of Education seats in Edison. On Monday, the Middlesex County Clerk conducted a ballot drawing to determine the ballot positions for each candidate.

Three candidates have bracketed together. Harish Verma, Ralph Errico, and Yunxia “Yuna” Chen will be running under the “Student Taxpayer Advocates” ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

EARTH Center Open House Offers Fun for the Whole Family

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center located in Davidson's Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick. The rain date is August 19.

According to the Middlesex County Office of Information, the event will include activities for the ...

Edison's Tzu Chi Foundation wins Statewide Award

EDISON, NJ -  The Tzu Chi Foundation of Central New Jersey, based in Edison, has won the N.J. Clean Communities Council's 2018 Award for Volunteerism.  “Volunteers from Tzu Chi’s Edison Chapter have conducted monthly cleanups at man-made Lake Papaianni, in a 15-acre municipal park near the Edison Town Hall, since 2009” stated the New Jersey Clean Communities ...

Metuchen YMCA Launches “Exercising Speech” Training Program

August 15, 2018

The Metuchen YMCA has announced the launch of a new program, Exercising Speech.  The program which combines personal training with speech therapy, is designed to help individuals with special needs improve their physical fitness while simultaneously increasing their receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language abilities.  In additional to physical health, each personal training session ...

State Commissioner Champions Food Assistance, Slams Proposed Aid Cuts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps.

"I'm really excited how our SNAP program is combined with these farmer's markets to make sure people ...

Edison Farmers’ Market Supplies Fresh Produce

EDISON, NJ- The Edison Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday, from June to October, 8am – 2pm, at 925 Amboy Ave. The farmer’s market, which has been active for 10 years, supplies produce including tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and most vegetables grown on a family run farm in Monroe. Other produce comes from South Jersey.

“The freshness of our produce is what ...

Better Understand Your Property Taxes

August 10, 2018

As any homeowner knows, property taxes are a very expensive part of owning a home. New Jersey residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the country.  Failure to pay property taxes can have devastating consequences on a family, including the loss of your home.  The money you pay in property taxes is used to fund your Township and County governments as well as the public school ...

What to do if you are in a car collision

If you have ever been involved in a car accident, it can be a really terrifying experience and one where you may not be in the right frame of mind to make quick and necessary decisions. However, if you follow these simple instructions you can mitigate your damages and also ensure that you are fully protected.


It is important that you stay at the scene until you have been instructed to do ...

Fourth Annual Pakistan Day Parade to be Held on August 19th

August 9, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The Fourth Annual Pakistan Day Parade will be celebrated on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 pm. The parade run through Oak Tree Road starting in Iselin, New Jersey and end in front of The Mall on Oak Tree Road in Edison. Last year’s parade attracted about 15,000 people from all over the tri-state area. Parade organizers expect this year’s event to be similarly ...

NJ Chinese American Association to host Summer Picnic in Edison

EDISON,NJ - On August 19, 2018, the United Chinese Americans Association of New Jersey (UCAA-NJ)  will be hosting its 2018 Summer Picnic Friendship Event. The picnic will take place at Grove 1 in Edison Roosevelt Park beginning at 10:30 AM.  It will “present the diversity of our community, promote exchanges and mutual assistance among various businesses and cultural groups” ...

Indian Business Association Gets Ready for India Day Parade with 300 Volunteers and Sponsors

EDISON, NJ -  Over 300 volunteers and sponsors gathered at Royal Albert’s Palace in Fords, New Jersey ahead of the New Jersey India Day Parade, which runs from Edison to Iselin on Oak Tree Road. The event was the local kickoff for the parade. The Indian Business Association, which hosts the annual celebration, ceremonially held a kickoff event earlier this month in Washington, ...

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AG Grewal Joins Fight Against Administration’s Proposed Title X Rule Restricting Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

August 4, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined a multi-state coalition of Attorneys General in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to restrict access to health care by imposing unconstitutional restrictions on the Title X program. The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving care, including reproductive healthcare, to four ...

South Plainfield’s Youth Learn What It Takes to Become Police Officers at the Junior Police Academy

August 15, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The young cadets of South Plainfield’s Junior Police Academy were just feet away from a water rescue demonstration on August 7th at the Community Pool by the South Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department as part of an intense five-day course that took place August 6th through 10th from 8am - 1pm, sponsored by the South Plainfield Police Athletic League.  The ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

August 8, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort ...

How to Have a Positive Car Buying Experience

SOURCE: We visited a series of Honda New-Used Car dealerships within the New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Tri-state area in search of the most stress free vehicle purchasing experience. With our specific year, make, model, and budget, we were ready to make a deal. Samuel K. Burlum shares what he did to get the most out of the buying experience and dealership ...