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Gavin Seaver, Age 12, Missing from East Brunswick

May 20, 2017

UPDATE 1:30 PM EB POLICE SAY BOY FOUND SAFE.....

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white Nike ...

East Brunswick: No Injuries As Vehicle Burns On NJ Turnpike Near Exit 9

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Some tense moments, but apparently, no injuries as a vehicle burst into flames this afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike.

State Police and fire crews responded to mile marker 177, near Exit 9 in East Brunswick Friday, after a minor accident involving a van or truck that caught fire in the inner roadway, police said.

While few details about the crash were ...

Woodbridge Woman, 80, Dies After Being Struck by Car in Edison

EDISON, NJ – An 80-year-old pedestrian died Sunday night after she was struck by a car on Woodbridge Avenue, township police said Tuesday.

The female victim, a Woodbridge resident, was apparently crossing Woodbridge Avenue near Pilegis Court at 8:15 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by a Honda Accord.

Police have not released the woman’s name.

The driver, Parta Bangalore, 46, ...

Somerset Patriots And Spearhead Staffing Hire Skyler Pearsall of Metuchen As Kid CEO

May 28, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have hired Skyler Pearsall of Metuchen as this year’s Kid CEO.

“I’m really excited. I’ve been trying for three years now so I’m happy to finally get to do it,” said Pearsall, who was a runner-up the previous two seasons in very close contests. “I love the Patriots and I’ve always been ...

Lady Tigers Earn Spot in GMCT Finals with 2-1 Victory over J.P. Stevens

EDISON, NJ - There’s never a bad time to get revenge for a previous loss, but it doesn't’t get much better than being able to pull it off in a crucial postseason game.

Earlier today, the top-seeded South Plainfield High School softball team got the chance to settle the score against J.P Stevens in the GMC tournament semifinals. The fifth-seeded Hawks (16-5) narrowly got ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Student Athletes Represent School at GMC Sportsmanship Luncheon

EDISON, NJ - Brennan Wright of Westfield and Allison Haley of Colonia, seniors at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, represented their school at the GMC Sportsmanship Luncheon last week. Coaches Mike Howell of Piscataway, Jim Howard of North Plainfield, Mike Romeo of Plainfield, and Elizabeth Martin of South Plainfield joined the W-H honorees.

 

 

Mayors of Four Municipalities Recreate Iconic “X Marks the Spot” Photo More Than a Half-Century Later

May 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayors from the municipalities of Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Edison were joined by their dignitaries in a ceremonial meeting at the shared border on Woodland Ave. on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to demonstrate a renewed commitment to their partnership while recreating a more-than-a-century old photo.

The idea to recreate the photo was ...

Mayors of Four Municipalities Recreate Iconic “X Marks the Spot” Photo More Than a Half-Century Later

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Mayors from the municipalities of Scotch Plains, Plainfield, South Plainfield and Edison were joined by their dignitaries in a ceremonial meeting at the shared border on Woodland Ave. on Tuesday afternoon in an effort to demonstrate a renewed commitment to their partnership while recreating a more-than-a-century old photo.

The idea to recreate the photo was inspired ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Graduation: East Brunswick's Yana Titova has Top GPA at MCC

May 25, 2017

EDISON, NJ - A total of 1509 degrees and certificates were awarded to 1476 students by Middlesex County College Tuesday, May 23 at the 50th annual Commencement exercises witnessed by approximately 3500 guests in the Expo Center in the Raritan Center.

Valedictorian Sara Rose Chirco delivered the class welcome, sharing her experiences and aspirations. Ms. Chirco is a Liberal ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Robotics Team Battles High Schools

EDISON, NJ - On Saturday, May 13, the Middle School Robotics Club from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, accompanied by Mrs. Jafri, participated in the Botball Tournament in Rahway. The team made up of sixth and seventh graders pulled their individual strengths together competing against high school teams, and finished with a ranking of sixth place out of 17 teams.     ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Fifth Graders Explore Pine Barrens Ecosystem

EDISON, NJ - Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison took a trip down to the Pine Barrens to discover and explore a unique ecosystem set right in the heart of New Jersey. With the guidance of Pineland Adventures leaders, students investigated its sandy topsoil, discovered indigenous plant life, observed and classified several aquatic inhabitants, and took a canoe trip to ...

Family Promise President Ehlers Named to Fed’s Community Advisory Group

May 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Claas Ehlers, president of Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Advisory Group (CAG), which is comprised of leaders of nonprofit organizations, community development organizations, and philanthropic foundations from throughout the Federal Reserve’s Second District.

Community ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

Franklin Township: Anti-Pipeline Activists Call on Central Jersey Lawmakers to Take Action

May 20, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - The rain is not keeping local environmental advocates away making their voices heard by state officials today. 

Brief Video of the rally:

Groups from Franklin Township and surrounding towns are rallying outside a Somerset campaign event and calling on local political leaders to take a stand against a proposed 32,000 horsepower gas compressor station ...

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: TAPinto a Proud Sponsor

May 21, 2017

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Family Promise President Ehlers Named to Fed’s Community Advisory Group

SUMMIT, NJ - Claas Ehlers, president of Summit-based national nonprofit Family Promise, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Advisory Group (CAG), which is comprised of leaders of nonprofit organizations, community development organizations, and philanthropic foundations from throughout the Federal Reserve’s Second District.

Community ...

Edison Township Employees Raise $8,240 for Autism Speaks NJ

EDISON, NJ – Municipal employees raised $8,240 to benefit programs that Autism Speaks-New Jersey sponsors throughout the Garden State, according to the town’s fundraising organizer, fire Capt. Andrew Toth.

Toth recently presented a check to Kristen Apen, the field development manager for Autism Speaks-NJ, at the Edison Municipal Complex.

They were joined during the presentation ...

Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

May 21, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast cancer ...

Franklin Township: Natural Medicine, Rehabilitation & Pain Management's Grand Opening

SOMERSET, NJ - Natural Medicine, Rehabilitation & Pain Management joined forces with Arun Kandra, M.D. to open up a new facility in Franklin Township to help people suffering from pain in Somerset County and parts of Middlesex and Hunterdon County. 

"Pain can significantly lower the quality of your life, but it doesn't have to BE your life," the founders of Natural ...

Attorney General Honors Edison Police Department

May 23, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino honored more than 30 law enforcement agencies and individual police officers yesterday for their outstanding achievements and innovative approaches in community policing.  The award ceremony was held at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus Student Center in Piscataway.

“I firmly believe that a ...

It's Memorial Day Weekend, Here is the Entertainment Lineup for Stafford and LBI

May 26, 2017

LONG BEACH ISLAND – It is hard to believe but the unofficial start to the summer season is upon us. Memorial Day weekend kicks off with a lot of opportunities for entertainment and nightlife.

The following is this weekend’s rundown. Remember to be safe and use Uber or Lyft while out in the evenings.

Arlington, 1302 Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom

MATT FISHER Friday 8 ...

Our Spotlight Continues on New York City Weekend Activities

Paint-splattered shoes are considered a sartorial no no at most dining establishments and night clubs.

So it should come with a sense of relief that the first and only official paintball "ReBall" center in the TriState area -- and the only paintball facility in NYC -- is now open at Indoor Extreme Sports.

And even better, the New York Social Network wants to take you there for a ...

Berlin Airlift Legacy in Farmingdale

For nearly 30 years, the Farmingdale, N.J.-based Berlin Airlift Foundation has devoted itself to preserving the legacy of the 1948-49 humanitarian effort.

Nowhere is the work more prominent than with its Spirit of Freedom, a fully restored Douglas C-54 which contains inside its fuselage a museum filled with artifacts and information about the airlift.

That plane is still a regular at ...

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Ron Rios: County Addresses Pancreatic Cancer

May 25, 2017

Pancreatic Cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is predicted that by the year 2020, it will have moved to the second leading cause. It is called ‘silent killer’ because of how difficult it can be to diagnose until it is in its later stages. These factors, combined with the unknown cause of the disease, have led the medical community to call for greater ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Murder for North Brunswick Shooting

May 25, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jerome Davis, 40 of Piscataway was charged with murder for shooting and killing a North Brunswick man last week, said officials.

According to a Wednesday news release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the victim, Patrick Olarerin, 57 was found in his North Brunswick apartment at 5:15 a.m. on May 14th and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

New York General Consulate of Mexico in New Jersey this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

May 24, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle Fire ...

Somerset Patriots Add Major League Outfielder Greg Golson

May 27, 2017

The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of outfielder Greg Golson.

Golson enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and his fourth in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. His Atlantic League career includes 2013-14 with the Lancaster Barnstormers and 2016 with the New Britain Bees.

Last season, Golson was a key member of the New Britain offense, batting .292 with ...

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Harper Collins, 2015)

Shauna Evans, a Special Education teacher at Schor Middle School in Piscataway, is guest writing Beth's Books this week. Evans, an avid reader, currently is working on her first novel in Young Adult fiction. A former columnist for the on-line magazine,“Examiner,” Evans covered the television show, ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...