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Rutgers Football Hit with NCAA Sanctions, Escapes Harsher Penalties

September 23, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers was hit with a two-year probation period, after the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions panel ruled the university failed to monitor its football program, the NCAA announced Friday afternoon.

The penalties fell short of the more punitive measures that were considered, which included the loss of scholarships and bowls.

Still, they added little to the ...

Spotswood Girls Tennis Loses To Bishop Ahr

EDISON, NJ - The woes on the court continue for the Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis team as the Chargers lost their fourth straight match to Bishop Ahr High School on Friday, September 15. Kaitlyn Dwyer and Ashley Murphy earned the only match point for Spotswood by winning their second doubles matchup against Bishop Ahr's Aryanna Dehghan and Cecile Molina, (6-2, 6-3). It was the ...

Andrew Oross' Pair Lead Spotswood To Victory Over Wardlaw-Hartridge

EDISON, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team broke their two game losing streak with a 4-0 shutout over Wardlaw-Hartridge High School on Monday, September 11. Andrew Oross netted two goals and an assist in the first half to help give the Chargers a 3-0 lead by the halftime break.

Yanni Hatzistefanis and Liam Barlow both added goals for Spotswood in the win. Hatzistefanis ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Embrace Community Serviceations

September 23, 2017

EDISON, NJ - Middle School students have begun the school year by participating in two community service projects. Families worked with members of Jersey Cares and Union County Parks Departments to restore and rehabilitate trails at the Watchung Reservation on Sept. 9.

On the following Saturday, Sept. 16, nine students and their parents took part in our first Service Learning Day at the ...

ETEA Endorses Keith Hahn in Edison Mayoral Race

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Township Education Association (ETEA) is endorsing Keith Hahn in the race for mayor in Edison.

"Keith supports Edison’s public schools and has worked hand-in-hand with the ETEA to bring community events to the township’s children," said ETEA President Jeff Bowden, who charged current Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey with poor communication with the ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Celebrate Character Day

EDISON, NJ - Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison celebrated Character Day, a global movement of over 130,000 events happening in 119 countries across the globe, on Sept. 13.

Silvia Davis of Metuchen, Head of Lower School, shared a special book, Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed, during morning assembly in Lower Snowdon. Mrs. Davis used the book to show how ...

Scenes from the SPFHS Marching Band Festival

September 17, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raider Marching Band hosted its 19th annual Marching Band Festival at SPFHS Varsity Field on Saturday, Sept. 16.

The packed stadium watched performances from 10 of New Jersey's top marching bands: Weehawken, Cranford, East Brunswick, Fair Lawn, Chatham, Bridgewater-Raritan, Immaculata, Edison, J.P. Stevens, ...

Amazon on the Raritan: Mayor Cohen Supports Initiative to Bring Corporate Giant to Middlesex County

September 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A project being spearheaded at the county level could bring national prestige, high-level professional employment, and a new sense of purpose to East Brunswick.  Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said the County is pursuing efforts to bring Amazon’s East Coast headquarters to Middlesex County, and mayor Brad Cohen is enthusiastic about the ...

ETEA Endorses Keith Hahn in Edison Mayoral Race

September 20, 2017

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Township Education Association (ETEA) is endorsing Keith Hahn in the race for mayor in Edison.

"Keith supports Edison’s public schools and has worked hand-in-hand with the ETEA to bring community events to the township’s children," said ETEA President Jeff Bowden, who charged current Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey with poor communication with the ...

JFK’s Adult Medical Day Program – Healthcare and So Much More

September 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – National Adult Day Services Week 2017 was celebrated Sept. 17-Sept. 23 and, at the Edison-based JFK Adult Medical Day Program, the awareness initiative featured various activities and entertainment.

“Our goal is to bring more awareness to adult medical care,” said Gloria Lopez, recreational therapy coordinator at the Progress Street facility. “We ...

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A Call to Action on Healthcare

September 23, 2017

On July 29, 2016, one week after my 41st birthday, with no warning, I experienced a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. SCAD is an uncommon heart condition that causes arteries in the heart to tear, leading to a blockage of the artery, and, in my case, a heart attack.  I HAVE NO KNOWN RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE.  

I am a mother of two young children.  I am basically ...

Maria Orchid running for Edison Town Council

September 8, 2017

I am running for Edison Town Council to make a difference in our community with our quality of life issues. I have organized the Clara Barton Neighborhood Block watch which will have the next meeting on September 21, 2017 at the Clara Barton First Aid Squad at 7pm. We meet to discuss local issue with the Police and Fire department.

I am running to make our council more ...

38th annual Raritan River Fest, Duck Race, comes to town this weekend

September 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 2017 Raritan River Festival and Duck Race is coming to town this Sunday, Sept. 24, noon to 6 p.m. at Boyd Park, on the riverside of Route 18 and Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick.

Admission is free and parking is available at the Rutgers University Public Safety Parking Deck.

Now in its 38th year, the festival first came to light in 1980, in celebration of the ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 20, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board discussed the results presented ...

Edison Resident, Jessica Leigh Levin, Recognized on Leading Women Entrepreneurs’ List of Top 25 Brand Builders

September 25, 2017

Seven Degrees Communications’ President and Chief Connector, Jessica Leigh Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, DES, is one of the 25 hard-working women recognized on Leading Women Entrepreneurs’ (LWE) prestigious Brand Builder list.  Levin received recognition at today’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs Brand Builder luncheon at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster ...

The Hall Mills Murder Case by William Kunstler

The Hall-Mills Murder Case (The Minister and the Choir Singer) by William Kunstler (Rutgers University Press, 1964

At the end of Brown Avenue in Lavalette, NJ sits an ancient, gloomy, gray house. Flanked by contemporary beach homes, this brooding edifice stands out as a relic of a former era. My friend, Cathy noted to me that this house has a notorious history. “It was once owned by ...

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...