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Indian Health Camp of NJ hold Health Fair in South Brunswick

August 28, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Sunday,  Aug. 28, a health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair was held at Durga Temple on Route 27.

The health fair was organized by the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey in collaboration with Durga Temple. 

Indian Health Camp of New Jersey, a non-profit organization under tax exempt code 501© (3), held this health fair for the fifth ...

Dunellen Embraces Hometown Olympic Hero Sydney McLaughlin

DUNELLEN, NJ – Just one week before she left for Rio de Janeiro, US Olympian Sydney McLaughlin was helping teach young kids how to juggle at a summer recreation class at Faber School; she also opted to stay home and miss the opulent opening ceremonies at the 2016 Summer Olympics to celebrate her 17th birthday with her family at their home on Fairview Avenue.

On Saturday morning, a fire ...

Edison: Scaffolding Collapse Kills Man, Police Investigating

EDISON, NJ - A scaffolding collapse killed an unidentified man on Mill Road Saturday afternoon, police said.

According to police, the scaffolding was being removed from the building at 340 Mill Road around 4:11 p.m. when the scaffolding collapsed, killing a man.

Police said investigators are currently clearing the scene and will provide more information on Sunday.

Police said the ...

Ancient Wisdom in Modern Life Lecture Series

Edison, NJ - Looking for answers to everyday issues you struggle with like anxiety, stress, success, relationships as well as your place and purpose in the world?

You are invited to a fascinating series of lectures that deals with these questions. Titled “You live by Choice not by Chance” these free lectures will be held at Trayes Hall at Rutgers New Brunswick ...

The Metlar-Bodine House Museum to offer Guided Tours on Sept. 3

August 20, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Metlar-Bodine House Museum, circa 1728, and Dutch Door Gift Shop will be open on September 3rd.  Guided tours are scheduled to start on the hour and half hour, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  Advance registration is highly recommended.

Since 1979, The Metlar-Bodine House, circa 1728, has served as the official historical and cultural museum of Piscataway Township, one ...

Theater Project Jr presents Grease at Rahway’s Hamilton Stage, August 19-21

RAHWAY, NJ - Twenty New Jersey young people will present the musical GREASE, this year’s presentation by THEATER PROJECT JR. Each summer, the program takes students (ages 8 & up) through an eight-week course that culminates in four performances for friends, family and the community. Along the way, students learn acting, build confidence in themselves, make friends and have a wonderful ...

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Musical Under the Stars

Our 2016 Summer Musical Under the Stars:

August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

 

Musical Comedy Brings Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Characters to Life Under the Stars in Washington Park (Gazebo Stage), Dunellen, NJ

 

Dunellen, NJ – Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions will present the family-friendly musical ...

South Brunswick: Local Trucking Company Gives ‘Big Hug’ To Pediatric Cancer Charity

August 25, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Local trucking and distribution company, Hermann Services, cut the ribbon Wednesday on a trailer wrapped with the image of the late Brady Wells in order to raise awareness for the pediatric cancer foundation started in his honor.

“Eight years ago, we started putting a lot more time and effort in supporting local charities,” Executive Vice President of ...

South Plainfield’s Robert Breslau Designs Custom Jackets for DJs Ken Dashow and Jim Kerr

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield resident Robert Breslau, owner of Prestige Customwear, recently has the opportunity to design custom jackets with unique and rock-star inspired linings specifically for Ken Dashow and Jim Kerr, disc jockey’s at New York City’s WAXQ classic rock station Q104.3 FM.

While both Kerr and Dashow worked closely with Breslau to select the ...

Edison Heating and Cooling –  Where 100-Percent Customer Satisfaction is the Goal

EDISON, NJ - Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Michael Iarrapino’s childhood home. At the time, Iarrapino assisted customers from his hometown of Edison and the surrounding communities but as business grew, Edison Heating and Cooling moved into larger facilities throughout South Plainfield and, in May 2015, settled into ...

Results of PAARC Teacher Survey Reveal Discontent, Distrust

August 20, 2016

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Though the results are pretty much as expected, the data gleaned from a Spring 2016 survey of 1,285 teachers in a dozen Middlesex County districts reveals that 60% of students, parents, and teachers showed a high level of stress and anxiety caused by the PARCC assessments.

At a Press conference in the Heldrich Hotel last week, State Senator Patrick J. Diegnan (D) ...

Diegnan to Participate in the Back to School Program to Educate Youth About Civics

EDISON, NJ - In order to impart a greater understanding of the legislative process and civics among the school children, State Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. will be participating in the “Back to School Program” sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures during the months of September and October.

“I appreciate the opportunity to go to our great local schools ...

Middlesex GOP Candidate for Sheriff Peter Pisar, and Freeholder Candidates Joe Scillieri and Katie Calabrese Listened to the Voters on How to “Move Middlesex Forward!”

August 12, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. – For nearly 80 years, it has been an annual Middlesex County late-summer rite of passage. Each year, the Middlesex County Fair receives about 85,000 visitors who learn about the county’s rich agricultural heritage, sample flavorful food, fly through the August air on carnival rides, and say hello to family, friends and neighbors – new and ...

Making the Labor Day Picnic a Litter-Free Event

August 25, 2016

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield is in its thirtieth year as a New Jersey Clean Communities town.  To celebrate this milestone, the Clean Communities Advisory Board is developing a new program, the “Litter-Free Event.”  This program has been used successfully in Morris and Union counties.

A Litter-Free Event is a public gathering that leaves the venue as clean as ...

Indian Health Camp of NJ hold Health Fair in South Brunswick

August 28, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Sunday,  Aug. 28, a health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair was held at Durga Temple on Route 27.

The health fair was organized by the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey in collaboration with Durga Temple. 

Indian Health Camp of New Jersey, a non-profit organization under tax exempt code 501© (3), held this health fair for the fifth ...

POW/MIA Vigil to take Place in Metuchen Memorial Park

METUCHEN, NJ - There will be a POW/MIA Vigil on September 16th and 17th at the Metuchen Memorial Park located on Essex Avenue in Metuchen, NJ.  The vigil will continue for 24 straight hours. The vigil will start at 12 noon on Friday, September 16th. There will be an hourly candle lighting in remembrance of those that are still unaccounted for.

All veterans who served on active duty at any ...

South Brunswick: Local Trucking Company Gives ‘Big Hug’ To Pediatric Cancer Charity

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Local trucking and distribution company, Hermann Services, cut the ribbon Wednesday on a trailer wrapped with the image of the late Brady Wells in order to raise awareness for the pediatric cancer foundation started in his honor.

“Eight years ago, we started putting a lot more time and effort in supporting local charities,” Executive Vice President of ...

Indian Health Camp of NJ hold Health Fair in South Brunswick

August 28, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Sunday,  Aug. 28, a health screening and disease awareness and prevention fair was held at Durga Temple on Route 27.

The health fair was organized by the Indian Health Camp of New Jersey in collaboration with Durga Temple. 

Indian Health Camp of New Jersey, a non-profit organization under tax exempt code 501© (3), held this health fair for the fifth ...

16 Cases of Rabies in Middlesex County This Summer

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that two animals tested positive for rabies in North Brunswick, Middlesex County.

These are the fifteenth (15) and sixteenth (16) rabid animals reported within Middlesex County for 2016 and the third (3) and fourth (4) rabid animals reported in North Brunswick.

On Monday, Aug. 8, the Animal Control ...

County Officials Take Preventive Steps to Protect Residents from Zika Virus

Middlesex County is continuing its efforts to prevent the spread of and protect residents from the Zika virus. The County’s Mosquito Extermination Commission is working closely with the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health and its Health Office to educate and protect the public.

Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said: “Middlesex County officials are committed to ...

Master Gardener Program Announces New Classes for 2016-2017

August 21, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- A new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is offering both daytime and evening sessions for this program. Orientation (attendance is optional) will be on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for ...

Operation Title Flip: Piscataway Man Charged as One of the Masterminds in Car Theft Ring that Targeted Craigslist

August 24, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Luther Lewis, 38, of Piscataway is facing charges as one of three ringleaders of an auto-theft network that preyed on people selling their vehicles on Craigslist.

New Jersey State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced in a release on Wednesday that Lewis, along with Tyisha Brantley, 36, of Scotch Plains, ...

Edison Man Charged With Superstorm Sandy Fraud, Officials Say

EDISON, NJ – Township resident Sandipkumar Patel, 43, is charged with fraudulently getting some $81,567 in FEMA funds to allegedly pay for motel rooms for 11 victims of the devastating storm in 2012, officials said Monday.

According to a press release Monday from the state Attorney General’s Office, FEMA paid the money to the American Motel on Route 166 in Toms River, Ocean County ...

South Brunswick: Former Travel Girls Softball Coach Charged With Monmouth County Murder

FREEHOLD, NJ – Former New Jersey Thunder girls travel softball coach Andre Harris, 32, is facing a murder rap in Monmouth County, officials said Wednesday.

A former North Brunswick resident now living in Long Branch, Monmouth County, Harris was charged Tuesday night with the first degree murder of Linden resident Tyrita Julius, 41, who disappeared March 8, Monmouth County Prosecutor ...

Edison: Scaffolding Collapse Kills Man, Police Investigating

August 27, 2016

EDISON, NJ - A scaffolding collapse killed an unidentified man on Mill Road Saturday afternoon, police said.

According to police, the scaffolding was being removed from the building at 340 Mill Road around 4:11 p.m. when the scaffolding collapsed, killing a man.

Police said investigators are currently clearing the scene and will provide more information on Sunday.

Police said the ...

Dunellen School Board President Arrested on Child Porn Charges

TRENTON –Dunellen Board of Education President Phillip Heiney shared over the Internet pornographic videos featuring adult men involved in sex acts with young girls, including one bound in rope, according to authorities, who announced his arrest today.

Heiney, 67, used a file-sharing network to distribute the illegal images, which also involved a dog, said state Attorney General ...

Edison EMT Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor

EDISON, NJ – A township EMT is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor under the age of 16, officials said Monday.

In a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, officials said Christopher P. McHugh, 21, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, is charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child under the age of 16, a second and ...

Ancient Wisdom in Modern Life Lecture Series

August 26, 2016

Edison, NJ - Looking for answers to everyday issues you struggle with like anxiety, stress, success, relationships as well as your place and purpose in the world?

You are invited to a fascinating series of lectures that deals with these questions. Titled “You live by Choice not by Chance” these free lectures will be held at Trayes Hall at Rutgers New Brunswick ...

Dunellen Embraces Hometown Olympic Hero Sydney McLaughlin

August 27, 2016

DUNELLEN, NJ – Just one week before she left for Rio de Janeiro, US Olympian Sydney McLaughlin was helping teach young kids how to juggle at a summer recreation class at Faber School; she also opted to stay home and miss the opulent opening ceremonies at the 2016 Summer Olympics to celebrate her 17th birthday with her family at their home on Fairview Avenue.

On Saturday morning, a fire ...

Brandon Sisk's Contract Purchased By The Seattle Mariners

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that left-handed relief pitcher Brandon Sisk’s contract has been purchased by the Seattle Mariners organization.

Sisk was named an All-Star this season for the Somerset Patriots, finishing with a 1.94 ERA and 62 strikeouts over 46.1 innings pitched in 45 games played.

Prior to joining the Somerset Patriots, Sisk had seven years of ...

Youth Football Controversy: Clark Pop Warner Suspends Season, St. Agnes CYO Starts Flag League

CLARK, NJ – It’s a game of tackle versus touch and touch is in the lead.  After 54 years as Clark’s youth football league, Clark Pop Warner has canceled its football program for the 2016 season. 

One league official claims the fault lies squarely with a newly-formed flag-football league sponsored by the St. Agnes CYO.

“We will not be able to field any teams ...

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Obituary for Dave Curtin, Age 58, Former Columbia High School Coach and Athletic Director

August 12, 2016

The following was posted to the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association's Facebook page on Aug. 11:

It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Dave Curtin. He was a P.E. teacher and the former Athletic Director at Columbia High School. Dave recently turned 58 years old last week. Dave was a devoted husband, father of three and a grandfather of two. He also taught ...

Edison: Scaffolding Collapse Kills Man, Police Investigating

August 27, 2016

EDISON, NJ - A scaffolding collapse killed an unidentified man on Mill Road Saturday afternoon, police said.

According to police, the scaffolding was being removed from the building at 340 Mill Road around 4:11 p.m. when the scaffolding collapsed, killing a man.

Police said investigators are currently clearing the scene and will provide more information on Sunday.

Police said the ...

Join Us for Grand Opening of Our New Plainfield Club

August 23, 2016

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Plainfield Club at 145 Park Avenue, Plainfield on Thursday August 25 from 5:00 -7:00PM.

Guests will have an opportunity to tour the new facility, meet our staff and learn about After School Programming. Parents will be able to register members for After School Programs for the new school year.

“We ...

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Swimsuit by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing, 2009)

James Patterson novels serve a purpose; they are mindless, fun thrillers that keep the reader awake all night racing through two page chapters at the speed of light. After spending a couple of weeks plowing through a lengthy tome, Patterson and co-author of the moment (in this case Maxine Paetro) provide escapism ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...

Red Cross Helps Thousands in Louisiana; Provides Shelter, Food, Relief Supplies

August 28, 2016

The American Red Cross remains on the ground in Louisiana, with volunteers across nearly half of the state helping the thousands of people who have lost everything they own in the devastating flooding there.

“The situation in Louisiana remains critical,” said Ana Montero, regional CEO, American Red Cross New Jersey Region. We are there to help families recover in the weeks and ...