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Edison Hires Three New Police Officers and Four Paid Firefighters

July 12, 2017

EDISON, NJ – The township hired three new police recruits and four paid firefighters Wednesday as part of its continuing effort to strengthen public safety in the state’s fifth largest municipality, officials said in a press release.

“Today’s new hires demonstrate my administration’s ongoing commitment to ensuring public safety,” Mayor Thomas Lankey said in ...

South Brunswick’s Route 1 Abandoned Yacht Mystery Solved

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mechanical failure for the truck transporting a 37-foot yacht from New York to Maryland led to the vessel ending up on the shoulder of Route 1 south yesterday, police said.

Police learned overnight that the yacht had recently been sold and was in the process of being transported from Mamaroneck, New York to Maryland by Otter Creek Marina and Boat ...

County, Borough and Township Break Ground on Collaborative Traffic Improvement Project

July 20, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, along with representatives from the state, and towns of South Plainfield and Edison, joined together July 19, shovels in hand, to officially break ground on a long-awaited traffic improvement project in the area in and around Oak Tree Road and Woodland Avenue.

“Most public projects just ...

Edison Hires Three New Police Officers and Four Paid Firefighters

EDISON, NJ – The township hired three new police recruits and four paid firefighters Wednesday as part of its continuing effort to strengthen public safety in the state’s fifth largest municipality, officials said in a press release.

“Today’s new hires demonstrate my administration’s ongoing commitment to ensuring public safety,” Mayor Thomas Lankey said in ...

Edison Middle School Student Recognized In County Art Contest

July 10, 2017

EDISON - On June 13, The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office recognized Aria Spinetti, a student at John Marshall School, in a ceremony at the Middlesex County Police Training Center according to the sheriff's office.

In February, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott invited all Middlesex County grade school students to submit artwork for three of its office's publications: ...

Edison Middle School Student Recognized In County Art Contest

July 10, 2017

EDISON - On June 13, The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office recognized Aria Spinetti, a student at John Marshall School, in a ceremony at the Middlesex County Police Training Center according to the sheriff's office.

In February, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott invited all Middlesex County grade school students to submit artwork for three of its office's publications: ...

Somerville Starlit Cinema Series Kicks Off July 13 on Division Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grab your favorite treats and come to Downtown Somerville to make family memories — or enjoy a romantic date night — watching movies under the stars.

The popular Somerville Starlit Cinema Series turns Division Street in the heart of town into an outdoor theater featuring classics, comedies, and even an Academy Award winner every Thursday night ...

TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

July 20, 2017

With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather will be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the ...

TAPinto Travels Suggestions for Weekend Fun

July is one of the hottest months of the year in New Jersey and the festival scene is scorching as well. Most townships hold their community fairs throughout the summer months to draw the most crowds. Go early and stay late at any of these fun-filled events this coming weekend.

Touch-a-Truck

Boys and girls alike always have a ball at touch-a-truck events. The South Plainfield Lions Club is ...

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Snapple Bowl All-Star Game Comes Down to Final Quarter with Union County Win 27-14

July 21, 2017

UNION, NJ -  In the 24th Snapple Bowl, Union was able to secure the win over Middlesex in a closely contested game. The game came down to the final few possessions but Union came out with a 27-14 win.

Former East Brunswick High School teacher and football coach Marcus Borden, the Snapple Bowl founder and director, has raised close to $600,000 from the games since 1994. The money ...

US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Make Difference in Service Trip to Peru

July 21, 2017

Eleven students and three chaperones from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison learned about culture, service and survival during an amazing experience on a two-week service learning trip to Peru. W-H continued its partnership with the World Leadership School, an organization that transforms learning and empowers young leaders.

“Our service learning program provides students with ...

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co., 2013)

 

As a student of history, I don't know why I thought that reading Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard would be any more satisfying than their previous two publications, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Having now finished the rapid read, I would put the O'Reilly/Dugard books in ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...