Edison Police Launch High-Visibility Bike Patrols; To Enhance its ‘Community Policing’ Effort

October 16, 2016

EDISON – Police launched a new bike patrol unit this week that will have officers conducting high-visibility patrols at municipal parks, Edison’s portion of the Middlesex Greenway and at Menlo Park Mall, according to officials.

In addition to the bike patrols, Mayor Thomas Lankey also announced that Edison has joined a growing number of New Jersey communities to show support for ...

Edison Police Charge Three In Drug Ring

EDISON, NJ – Police charged three men with operating a “street-level” drug ring that made thousands of dollars, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office on Friday.

In a press release, Spokesman Jim O’Neill said that the three men, Jamie Monroe, 38, and Nissa Dennington, 45, both of South Brunswick, and Dorian Graham, 30, of South River, were arrested ...

Edison Police: Two 11-year-old girls struck by car, injured

EDISON – Two 11-year-old girls were injured at 2:20 p.m. Thursday after they ran across New Dover Road and were struck by a westbound car, police said in a press release Friday.

According to the release, witnesses told investigating Officer Salvatore Cipolla that the two girls – one from Edison, the other from Metuchen – darted across New Dover Road near Lawlor Court and into ...

Football: Edison Eagles Fly over Bears, 42-21

October 22, 2016

EDISON, NJ - The East Brunswick Bears fell to the Edison Eagles 42-21 on Friday night.

The Bears' first possession resulted in a punt which was partially blocked, setting up perfect field position for Edison. A great play by the Eagles’ special teams led to a 6-yd touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Turner to Keanu Reid. After the Bears got the ball back, they managed to put ...

South Brunswick Lady Vikings Storm Past J.P. Stevens, 2-0

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A dominant performance through two sets led the Lady Vikings girls Volleyball team past the J.P. Stevens Hawks on Friday night in the first round of the GMC playoffs.

Even though South Brunswick put forth a complete effort, they did start out slowly.

"I think we started the game completely terrible," said ahead coach Kacy Kelly.  "It looked crazy, ...

WHRHS Girls Soccer: Lady Warriors Roll Over Bishop Ahr on Senior Night, 7-1

WARREN, NJ - Melanie Cunha and Alexa Ferreira led Watchung Hills with two goals and one assist apiece over Bishop George Ahr on senior night Thursday, 7-1.

"These girls are on fire!" said mom Deneen Kirsten.

Alyssa Inacio, Sarah Strehle, and Arianna Valenti,all added one goal apiece. Sami Spurr added two assists and Chloe Ferreira had one assist.

The ...

New Brunswick: Narra Takes Seat As Middlesex County Freeholder

October 20, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tuesday evening’s Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was a highly anticipated one, as newly appointed Freeholder, and former North Brunswick Township Councilwoman Shanti Narra took her oath of office.

But the anticipation was going to have be just a bit longer, due to the fact that Narra’s mother had not yet arrived.

The Board of Chosen ...

Longtime Freeholder Resigns to Take Over MCIA

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-  H. James Polos announced his resignation from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders tonight to become Executive Director of the Middlesex County Improvement Authority.

The Middlesex County Democratic Organization will be reviewing resumes over the next few days and will propose three potential replacements to continue Polos’ three-year term to the ...

Edison: Middlesex County Officials Say They ‘Functionally’ Ended Homelessness For Veterans

EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ron Rios got a little emotional today when he announced that the county had “functionally” ended homelessness for veterans at the Veterans Memorial in Roosevelt Park.

“I am thrilled, beyond all measure, to announce to you that Middlesex County has effectively ended homelessness for our veterans,” Rios said to a ...

Fighting Monsters in Three Easy Steps: Barribal and the Rigged System

October 17, 2016

Just how is a gentleman of quality supposed to take on a dangerous giant while confined to his armchair, recovering from a sneak attack by a tricky landslide? The answer is he can’t, unless...

Unless... what exactly?

Unless there is a cast of supporting actors ready to step in as the story unfolds. From his earliest days as a story teller, Marten Toonder created a virtual ...

DogFest Walk 'n Roll 2016 to Take Place October 22 in Edison

EDISON, NJ - Hundreds of Garden State residents and their four-legged friends are expected to take part in the second annual Canine Companions of Independence DogFest Walk 'n Roll on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Scheduled to take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roosevelt Park in Edison, the event is geared toward raising money and awareness to support Canine Companions, the largest non-profit ...

Artistic Murals to Grace Edison Town Hall's Main Entrance

EDISON – Bright, colorful ceramic-tiled murals will now greet visitors at the entrance to the Edison Municipal Complex thanks to the work of internationally-known artist, Fernando Silva, and the vision of the Edison Arts Society, a township press release said.

One of the two murals gracing the entryway to Town Hall honors Thomas Alva Edison and his inventions.

The other features area ...

Edison: Menlo Park Mall Has New General Manager

October 20, 2016

 EDISON, NJ – The Menlo Park Mall has a new general manager, according to its owner.

The Simon retail real estate company, which owns the mall, recently appointed Paul Crociata to the position of general manager, according to a press release Wednesday.

According to the release, Crociata has some 30-plus years in asset management and retail real estate expertise to oversee the ...

Edison: Local State Legislators Support Gas Tax For TTF During Chamber Panel

EDISON, NJ – Buckle up New Jersey drivers. If the state legislature has its way, sticker shock could soon be fueling at a gas pump near you.

According to Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, D-18, Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak, D-18, and Assemblyman Joe Danielsen, D-17, the jolt motorists may shortly feel from a proposed 23-cent per gallon state gas tax increase is much needed and long ...

Edison Council Passes Rideshare Permit Ordinance

EDISON, NJ – Driving for Uber, Lyft or another online ride share service now requires resident drivers to get a permit.

The Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance on Sept. 14 that requires township residents that drive for an online rideshare service, like the popular Uber or Lyft apps, to get a permit from the Chief of Police.

Rideshare services use cell phone applications ...

Edison: New Jersey South Asian Democrats Protest Trump Speech

October 17, 2016

EDISON, NJ - Students, lawmakers, and representatives of  Middlesex County witnessed the Hindu and Muslim communities of New Jersey come together to voice their dissent regarding the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump when he spoke at a Hindu musical and cultural event this Saturday. Leaders from Congress, the NJ Legislature, religious temples, local ...

Edison: Trump Woos South Asian Vote Amid Music, Dancing And Protests

EDISON, NJ – GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump did his best to bring South Asian voters to his side during an appearance at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center Saturday.

“I am a big fan of Hindu and I am a big fan of India,” Trump said to a cheering throng of several thousand, mostly South Asians, who had attended the Republican Hindu Coalition sponsored event.

Edison: Trump Woos South Asian Vote Amid Music, Dancing And Protests

EDISON, NJ – GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump did his best to bring South Asian voters to his side during an appearance at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center Saturday.

“I am a big fan of Hindu and I am a big fan of India,” Trump said to a cheering throng of several thousand, mostly South Asians, who had attended the Republican Hindu Coalition sponsored event.

Stafford Harvest Festival This Weekend at Manahawkin Lake Park

October 19, 2016

STAFFORD, NJ -  The Stafford Township Harvest is this Saturday, October 22 from 12 to 5 p.m.  There will be hayrides, craft vendors, food vendors, Halloween parade, scarecrow making, costume contest, jalapeno eating contest, pumpkin picking and a wine festival.  

There will be a bonfire at dusk and a movie in the park following the bonfire on Saturday.  The raindate is on ...

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Continues to Scare in Year 26

ORLANDO – While many Halloween haunts remain steadfast in keeping the same themed trails year over year, the creative team at Universal Orlando has spent the last 25 years redefining the blurred lines of haunted houses and scare zones – and the 2016 edition of Halloween Horror Nights was no different.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary as one of the top Halloween attractions in ...

Four Day Trip Ideas for this Weekend

There are only a few short weeks left until the fall weather turns brisker and festival season comes to an end. Don’t miss out on all the family-friendly fun available throughout the North Jersey area this coming weekend.

Annual Harvest Celebration

In Downtown Chester, the city is celebrating the season with a weekend-long fall festival taking place October 15 and 16. Highlights ...

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Sat, October 22, 9:00 AM

South Plainfield Senior Center, South Plainfield

Vendor/Craft Show & Bake Sale - South Plainfield ...

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Sat, October 22, 9:30 AM

Roosevelt Park, Edison

DogFest Walk 'n Roll Benefiting Canine Companions ...

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Sun, October 23, 10:45 AM

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Diegnan for State Senate; Karabinchak for State Assembly

October 20, 2016

When you meet Patrick Diegnan and Robert Karabinchak, you’ll realize right away: These guys are the real deal. They got into public life for the right reasons, and that’s why they’ve been able to accomplish so much for our communities. And they’re old school about helping constituents and being responsive to the community.

You’ll never have to wonder where they ...

Richard Brescher, Candidate for Edison BOE, J-2 on the Ballot

October 21, 2016

I was born and raised in Edison and attended our great public school system. I loved my experience so much that I moved my family back to Edison. I own a construction management company that works in NYC on schools and hospitals, as well as on corporate interiors.

As a successful alumnus of our Edison schools, I have the utmost appreciation for the townships education system, and want to ...

Candidate Statement of Shannon Peng

Why I am running?

I am a mother of two kids enrolled in Edison elementary school.  Just like all parents in Edison, I want the best education possible for our kids.
I am a home owner, my property tax went up 50% in the last ten years, and about 60% of it was spent on the school district.  I want to make sure our tax money is spent wisely in the district and tax increases ...

Theresa Ward, Candidate for Edison Board of Education

Edison Township has recently been ranked 19th among the 50 best places to live in America and that is due in no small measure to the people who work and volunteer in this community–including its schools.   I’m proud to be one of them.

As an incumbent candidate for the Edison board of education, it is my hope to continue the work we have started on the Facilities and ...

South Brunswick Police Seeking Alleged Razor Thieves

October 21, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are looking for two women they say took a cut of a local supermarket’s razor inventory, about $600 worth.

Per police, the two women, described as white females in their late teens to early 20s, one about 5’ 3’’ tall with light brown hair and glasses wearing a Batman shirt, blue jeans and flip flops, and the other about the same height ...

Edison: Trump Woos South Asian Vote Amid Music, Dancing And Protests

October 17, 2016

EDISON, NJ – GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump did his best to bring South Asian voters to his side during an appearance at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center Saturday.

“I am a big fan of Hindu and I am a big fan of India,” Trump said to a cheering throng of several thousand, mostly South Asians, who had attended the Republican Hindu Coalition sponsored event.

Halloween Party at Molly's!

October 21, 2016

Come get your BOOze on at Molly's Halloween Party- Saturday, October 29th!  Open bar from 10 p.m. -1 a.m. for $45.00 p/p or $5.00 cover and pay as you go. A midnight buffet will be provided as well as entertainment!  Cristian Nez and DJ Jayrock will be spinning downstairs, and The Neighbors will be rockin' upstairs on our main floor!  Prizes will be ...

Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel

Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2015)

It's that time of year when the sun sets early and the rustle of autumn leaves scattering across sidewalks in the dusk makes us hurry to get inside our cozy homes. The goblins of our imaginations lurk among the jack o' lantern lit darkness. This is the time of year when readers, who love the masters of ...

Going Toe to Toe

There are a lot of body parts I’m not particularly happy with (you thighs know who you are), but the one part of me I’ve never been bothered by is my feet. Not to be conceited, but I’ve always thought I had pretty nice feet, as far as feet go. They are not too fat or too thin, my arches are not too high or too low, and my toes all line up nicely in descending order. I ...

‘Richard III’ Roars into Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – A taut, compelling production of “Richard III,” that cunning, evil king, will mesmerize you at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Director Paul Mullins has kept the action at full tilt, even as a raft of henchmen and royalty people the stage. Of course you need an actor as Richard who can both charm and antagonize those around him. Derek Wilson fills the ...