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Edison Public Library Updates Museum Pass System

September 19, 2018

EDISON, NJ – The Edison Library Museum Passes can now be requested for specific dates, on a first come, first serve basis. Previously, residents who requested passes were placed onto a waiting list. All passes are free.

There are three museum passes available- Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, located in Edison, NJ, Grounds for Sculpture Museum Pass, located in Hamilton, NJ, and ...

Edison NAACP Discusses the Impact of Cannabis Legalization

EDISON, NJ – Last week, the Edison branch of the NAACP held a panel discussion on the proposed  legalization of cannabis for recreational use. The panel consisted of Rani Soto, from Simply Pure NJ, Briane Peters, Case Manager at the NJ Reentry Corporation (NJRC), and Billie Bellamy, head nurse at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

The panel tackled an assortment of issues, ...

September is National Preparedness Month: Get Ready for Emergencies

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- September is National Preparedness month, and the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness is encouraging residents to prepare for the threat of any storms that may occur this season as well as any other weather-related conditions. It’s hard to know exactly when or where a severe storm can strike.

In the event of severe weather, ...

Rutgers Installs Security Cams on New Brunswick Streets

September 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University has installed security cameras at 12 sites in the city's fifth and sixth wards, areas around the school where students often frequent and live in off-campus housing.

This effort to deter crime is the result of a partnership involving university police, the university's chancellor for New Brunswick, the university Student Assembly and the city, Rutgers ...

New Brunswick man killed while attempting to cross Route 18

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 45-year-old city man was struck and fatally injured while attempting to cross Route 18 in New Brunswick early this morning.

Christoph Freese was attempting to cross Route 18 near Commercial Avenue at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven by a 32-year-old man from Woodbridge, according to police.

The Dodge Charger was heading northbound on ...

South Plainfield Police Search for Wells Fargo Bank Robber

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Plainfield last week and have released an image of the suspect.

On Thursday, September 13th, at around 1:25 p.m. a man described as a black male approximately 5’7” tall weighing 150 lbs entered the Wells Fargo Bank located at 2325 Plainfield Ave.  He was dressed ...

Inman Sports Complex Celebrates its Grand Opening

September 19, 2018

EDISON, NJ – The Inman Sports Complex, located on 2 Villa Drive, celebrated its Grand Opening on September 15.  Rosemarie Piperato, the new owner of the facility, was accompanied by Mayor Thomas Lankey and Councilman Leonard Sendelsky in the ribbon cutting ceremony. “If the facility is run anywhere near as well and as committed as this event, it's gonna be a great, great ...

Hawks Win; Eagles Lose

Edison, NJ -  J.P. Stevens (1-1) bounced back from a disappointing week one loss against Perth Amboy with a  23-10 win over East Brunswick (0-2) at home.  Devon Fowlkes caught two touchdowns in the winning effort.  Quarterback Joseph Young also connected with Kasi Hazzard.  The Hawks will next take on Piscataway on the road on September 21, 2018.  ...

J.P. Stevens Looks to Bounce Back Against East Brunswick

EDISON, NJ – The John P. Stevens High School football team started their season last week with a disappointing 27-13 loss against Perth Amboy. But the Hawks are undaunted, as they look for a win at home against  East Brunswick tonight.  Game time is 7pm.

For the Hawks, it is their third year under the leadership of coach Joe Riggi, who is a J.P. Alumni and current math teacher ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

36 Edison Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

EDISON, NJ – Thirty-six Edison high school seniors joined approximately 16,000 students in being named as a National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) Semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These students will now have an opportunity to vie for one of approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

NJ Education Commissioner Discusses PARCC Changes at Joint Assembly & Senate Education Committee Hearing

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and answer ...

Edison Celebrates Fall Family Spectacular on Saturday

September 20, 2018

EDISON, NJ – Edison’s Fall Family Spectacular will take place on September 22 (rain or shine) from 11 am – 11 pm along Amboy Ave, from Jackson Ave. to Waltuma Ave. According to the Township, the event will feature 2 stages of live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, rides for children, a trackless train, games, face painting, sand art, a remote control car track, and much ...

Gourmet "Around the World in Six Plates" Fundraiser To Be Held By Kiddie Keep Well Camp

EDISON, NJ - Kiddie Keep Well Camp will be hosting a Gourmet "Around the World in Six Plates" Fundraiser to benefit underserved children and seniors in Middlesex County. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Schirber Dining Hall, 35 Roosevelt Drive, Edison, NJ 08837.  Les Marmitons of New Jersey, a local men's gourmet chef club, will be ...

10th Annual YMCA Tot Trot & Youth Fun Run

Edison, NJ - The Child Care Services Branch of the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy (MEWSA) will be hosting its 10th annual Tot Trot & Youth Fun Run on Sunday, October 14th at Metuchen High School, located at 400 Grove Avenue in Metuchen. The event will proceed, rain or shine. According to the organization, over 350 families are expected to attend the event, ...

Seminar for Entrepreneurs to be Held in Plainfield

September 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Business Owners Alliance, a non-profit organization, will sponsor an event in Plainfield on Sept. 26 for entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.

Attendees will learn how to create a business plan, utilize social media, and learn about tools and resources.

The event is appropriate for both new business owners, and those looking to take their ...

Monday Morning Business Blitz with Anjalee Khemlani

Edison, NJ -  Get ready for the week ahead.  Click here to listen to a roundup of the top stories impacting Edison's business community, brought to you by Anjalee Khemlani in her weekly podcast. 

Anjalee Khemlani is a Managing Editor at ROI-NJ, a leading business news publication in the Garden State. She is an award-winning journalist covering ...

Domino's Pizza Opens New Jersey Supply Chain Center in Edison

Edison, NJ - Domino's Pizza held the grand opening of its New Jersey Supply Chain Center in Edison.  The facility is over 180,000 square feet and can store over 40,000 trays of dough balls.  According to the company, the center will employ 150 people in the area.  It is the largest Domino’s supply chain center in the United States.

Domino's Pizza CEO ...

Edison Will Be Site for US Senate Candidates Forum On Friday, September 14th 2018

September 14, 2018

Edison, NJ -  On September 14th, New Jersey residents with disabilities and their families will have an opportunity to meet the candidates for US Senate. The Candidates’ Forum will take place from 6 to 8 PM in West Hall Parkside Drive on the Edison Campus of Middlesex County College located at 2600 Woodbridge Ave, Edison. All five independent candidates are participating in the event, ...

Dems Accuse Hugin of Using Cancer Patients as "Pawns"

WOODBRIDGE, NJ –  Middlesex County Democrats joined in attacks of the Republican U.S. Senate Candidate, Bob Hugin, citing his time as an executive for the pharmaceutical company, Celgene Corp.  In a  press release issued Thursday, Senator Joe Vitale (D-Middlesex), Chairman of the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, questioned ...

Edison Board of Ed. Member Will Not Seek Re-Election

Edison, NJ -  The Division of Elections for the Middlesex County Clerk’s office confirmed this afternoon that incumbent Edison Board of Education Member Paul Distefano has withdrawn his name from the 2018 election.  Mr. Distefano, who was appointed to the Board in 2017 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Board Member Deborah Anes, was elected to a 1 year term in ...

Pinkin Lauds BPU Decision to Open Up Application Window for 1,100 Megawatts of Offshore Wind Capacity

September 18, 2018

TRENTON,NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Monday on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ unanimous vote to open up an application window for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity, the largest single-state offshore solicitation in the ...

Plant Easy Care Daffodils Now for Added Spring Beauty

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau declared 2017 the Year of the Daffodil, and with the fall planting season right around the corner, now is the ...

Assemblywoman Lopez Named New Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-chair

Trenton, NJ -  Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez  has been named as the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-chairwoman. The committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling.  Among other issues, it is responsible for addressing statewide concerns such as water safety, ...

Rutgers Profs study the Medical Use of Bear Drool

September 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears.

Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium from the wild animals to see if it inhibits harmful bacteria, according to study published online ...

Bob Evans Sausage Recalled Due to Contamination

WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw pork sausage link items were produced on Aug.

Protect Your Pets: Ninth Rabid Animal Reported in County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Lori Street and Michelle Street.

This is the ninth (9) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and the second (2) rabid animal in Monroe Township.

On Saturday, September 1st, 2018 the Animal ...

Money-Laundering Minister Doesn't Have a Prayer; Gets 14 Years

September 14, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY,  NJ - A local preacher used money he stole from a plumbing company where he worked as a bookkeeper to buy himself a BMX W5 and a Mercedes S550.  He also stole over $700,000.  Now his life is going down the drain.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man from West Orange was sentenced today to serve 14 years in prison for money ...

CASA of Middlesex launches volunteer recruitment campaign

New Brunswick, NJ - Court Appointed Special Advocates of Middlesex County is launching Lift Up! A Volunteer Recruitment Campaign in an effort to provide more children in foster care with an advocate.  According to a release issued by the group, it will be hosting a lakeside wine and cheese party on Sept. 23 at Lago – Restaurant & Banquet Hall in North Brunswick.

Court ...

Ganesh Utsav Begins September 13th

September 11, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The Ganesha festival, located at the Woodbridge Center Mall, will commence on September 13, and continue through September 17. The festival is hosted by 1947 Productions & Entertainment Inc. The festival will celebrate the Hindu holy day Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chauth. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha, who is worshipped ...

Hawks Marching Band to Host 31st Annual Marching Band Festival

September 18, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The John P. Stevens Marching Hawks will be hosting its 31st annual Marching Band Festival on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 12:00 noon.  The festival, which helps support the school’s marching band program, will include  music, food, and a variety of vendors.   

This year’s John P. Stevens Hawks Marching Band is comprised of 180 members.  The ...

Twelve Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week (September 10)

NEW BRUNSWICK – As most of us get into our school and work routine, we sit and wonder what can we do for fun when we get out? Well no worries, here is a list, mark it twice and go have a good time in the Hub City!

Tuesday, September 11
Mindfulness Meditation Noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: Rutgers Student Activities Center

Mindfulness teaches us to be compassionate, non-judgmental observers ...

East Brunswick Museum Hosts Lecture on Medicine

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Museum is proud to announce that East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen will be giving an upcoming lecture about “How Medicine Has Changed in our Lifetime.”

The talk will be held on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 pm at the East Brunswick Museum, 16 Maple Street.

This event is free and open to the public.

The East ...

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Upcoming Events

Tue, October 2, 7:00 PM

Edison Public Library, Edison

New NJ Estate Tax Law, Wills, & Estate Seminar


Sun, October 7, 11:00 AM

Washington Park, Dunellen

Dunellen HarvestFest

Arts & Entertainment

Thu, October 11, 10:00 AM

Susan G. Komen North Jersey, Parsippany

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Open House

High Lead Levels Found in 29 of 335 School Water Outlets

September 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High levels of lead were found in 29 water faucets and other outlets located in four city schools, according to water test results that the school district released recently.

Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said water samples were taken from 335 faucets, sinks and ice makers and other outlets were tested and the majority showed lead levels below the permitted ...

Hillsborough Man Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

New Jersey Children's Alliance to Host Heroes For Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk

September 11, 2018

On Saturday, September 15th, the New Jersey Children's Alliance, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to improving access to quality, comprehensive services to victims of child abuse, will host their 5th Annual Heroes for Children 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk at the Clipper Pavilion in the Turtleback Zoo complex in West Orange. The USATF-Certified 5K begins at 9am, with medals awarded to ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York


PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

Every Small Business Owner is A Farmer

Source: Some believe small business ownership leads to overnight success and immediate wealth, time freedom and social status, when, in fact, the fruits of small business ownership are most often experienced only after years of long hours of toiling and after taking a significant financial risk. Samuel K. Burlum helps us understand how being a small business owner is much like being a ...