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Edison Cop Arrested, Charged With Computer Theft and Stalking

April 18, 2018

EDISON, NJ - An Edison police officer has been arrested and charged with computer theft and stalking.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of Paul Pappas. The 43-year-old officer, an Edison resident, has been charged with computer theft/criminal activity in the second degree and stalking in the fourth ...

Baseball: Edison Blows Out Carteret, 14-3

April 16, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Mike Smith hit a grand slam to put the finishing touches on Edison's 14-3 baseball victory over Carteret on Saturday.

Colin Lombardo and Evrin Virola each had two hits and two RBI for Edison (3-3), which scored five runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-1 lead. Christian Cruz had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a run for the Eagles.

Owen Fogarty pitched six innings, ...

Williams, Shepherd Bats Help Rahway Win Fourth Straight Baseball Game, 10-6 Over Bishop Ahr

EDISON, NJ - Dominick Williams had two RBI and David Shepherd doubled and knocked in three to highlight undefeated Rahway's 10-6 baseball victory over Bishop Ahr on Friday.

Jason Winters scored three runs for Rahway (4-0), which also received two runs, a hit and an RBI from Andres Garcia. 

Jayson Gonzalez pitched six innings to earn the win for the Indians, allowing four hits ...

Softball: J.P. Stevens Beats Monroe, 9-3

MONROE, NJ - Alyssa Mido drove in five runs to lead J.P. Stevens to a 9-3 softball victory over Monroe on Wednesday.

Mido went 3 for 3 and hit a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning for J.P. Stevens (4-1). Abby Jason hit a two-run double for the Hawks and scored two runs as well.

 

The game was tied, 3-3, before J.P. Stevens scored two runs in the fifth inning to take a 5-3 ...

Have Thoughts on Legal Weed? Assembly Joe Danielsen Wants to Hear from You

April 10, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday. 

The hearing is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Senator Diegnan and Edison Teacher Kristine Keefe Recognized by New Jersey Language Educators Association

April 19, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Senator Patrick Diegnan and Edison teacher Kristine Keefe were given awards by the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey at their annual conference held in Woodbridge on April 14.

Senator Diegnan received the President’s Award for his sponsorship of legislation encouraging world language education in our public schools.   In presenting the award, the ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge School Celebrated World Language Day on April 5

EDISON, NJ - The Wardlaw+Hartridge School community celebrated World Language Day on April 5. The lobby of the new Berry Performing Arts Center was transformed into a museum with students in all three divisions participating as presenters and visitors throughout the day.

Lower, Middle and Upper School students created presentations addressing this year’s theme of ...

U.S. Poet Laureate Shares Work With Wardlaw+Hartridge Students

EDISON, NJ - Tracy K. Smith, the current U.S. Poet Laureate and Director of the Creative Writing Department at Princeton University, spent a few hours at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison reading to and meeting with students on April 4.

At the Berry Performing Arts Center, Ms. Smith read poems from her Pulitzer Prize winner, Life on Mars, as well as new poems from her collection ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge School to Host Annual Spring Music Recital on Sun, Apr. 15

April 16, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison is hosting its annual Spring Music Recital on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. Many of Wardlaw + Hartridge's finest musicians and vocalists will showcase their talents and this year's event will be held in the new Berry Performing Arts Center for the first time.

Performers include Suraj Chandran ...

Food Truck Festival and Car Show at Saint Joseph High School on April 28

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School's Father's Club will host a Car Show and Food Truck Festival (featuring live DJ and Beer Garden) on Saturday, April 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

 

Food Trucks will include:

Boardwalk Freddy
Bro-Rito
Cousins Maine Lobster
Empanada Monster
Falafull Gourmet
Jerkin' Chicken
Oink and ...

Edison Cop Arrested, Charged With Computer Theft and Stalking

April 18, 2018

EDISON, NJ - An Edison police officer has been arrested and charged with computer theft and stalking.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department on Tuesday announced the arrest of Paul Pappas. The 43-year-old officer, an Edison resident, has been charged with computer theft/criminal activity in the second degree and stalking in the fourth ...

State Orders Edison-Based Financial Consultant to Pay $750,000 for Alleged Ponzi Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities announced Tuesday that a man and his companies, including one based in Edison, have been ordered to pay $750,000 for selling New Jersey investors more than $7 million worth of unregistered securities tied to an alleged $1.2 billion nationwide Ponzi scheme. 

Jeffrey ...

MS-13 Member Admits to Trafficking Narcotics From California Prison to Edison

NEWARK, NJ - A member of the MS-13 gang admitted Monday to trafficking illegal narcotics from inside a California prison to a business center in Edison.

According to a release from the United States District of New Jersey Attorney's office, Luis Calderon, 32,  of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute, and to ...

Residence at Roosevelt Park Celebrates Grand Opening

April 12, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The Residence at Roosevelt Park, the newest independent living community for senior citizens in Middlesex County, opened this week.

The nearly $25 million adaptive reuse and historic renovation project was formerly Roosevelt Hospital, which was built in 1937.

Middlesex County jointly developed the property with Pennrose, with funding from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage ...

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East Brunswick School Board Member Arrested on Prostitution Charges

April 20, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Cancro, 66, a member of the East Brunswick Board of Education, was one of numerous men arrested and charged with engaging in prostitution as part of an ongoing investigation by the Hazlet Police of a location on Route 36. 

Cancro was elected to the Board last year.  He has served as a teacher and an administrator for many ...

Stories About Juvenile Death Row Inmates Featured in New “Docu-play”

April 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences.

A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed Church in Highland Park. The play will tell the true stories of people who committed violent ...

Somerset Patriots Pitcher Scott Copeland's Contract Purchased By New York Mets

April 21, 2018

The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-hand pitcher Scott Copeland’s contract has been purchased by the New York Mets. He is expected to report to Double-A Binghamton.

The 6’3” righty broke into the big leagues in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays. That year, Copeland went 1-1 over five games (three starts) with six strikeouts. He had gone 11-6 with a 2.95 ERA over 21 ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...