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Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey to Hold Conference

July 20, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey announces its 2016 conference, to be held at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus on Oct. 23.

The keynote speaker will be Amanda Morin, author, parent advocate and Understood.org staff expert, who will be speaking on “Busting the myths and stigmas around learning and attention issues: a way ...

Students Invited to Eco-Adventures at the EARTH Center

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- Middlesex County students entering grades 4 through 7 are invited to attend a fun summer program that focuses on the environment.

“Eco-Adventures at the E.A.R.T.H. Center,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 22 through 26. The program will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

Rutgers University Police to Begin Wearing Body Cameras This Week

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Starting this week, fourteen patrol officers for the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) will wear body cameras on the front of their uniforms, and the goal is to have all Rutgers officers on the Piscataway, New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses equipped with the devices by the start of the September 2016 academic year.

The devices will "have a positive ...

Alexandra Bernard-Simmons of Piscataway to Compete on ABC’s ‘The $100,000 Pyramid’

July 17, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Local resident, Alexandra Bernard-Simmons will be a contestant on the new version of the classic game show, "The $100,000 Pyramid" airing Sunday, July 17 (9 – 10 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.  The show is hosted by pro football Hall of Famer and celebrated TV personality, Michael Strahan.

“The $100,000 Pyramid” is the timeless ...

Pokémon Go - Are You Playing?

UNION COUNTY, NJ - “Pokémon Go” a game released last week to the U.S. by Nintendo has created a new craze. The game, while being very interactive, has people young and old walking around trying to catch Pokémon of various types in all kinds of areas.

Players are being spotted walking down streets looking for “Pokéstops” in places such as banks, post ...

Edison's Minnie Veal Recreation Center to Get Spruced Up as “Liquid Church” Volunteers Host a Community Outreach

EDISON, NJ – The town's Minnie B. Veal Recreation Center will get an all-expense-paid facelift, including fresh paint, minor repairs and new gardens, courtesy of the Liquid Church, one of New Jersey’s fastest growing Christian churches.

Restoration work at Minnie Veal, on Grove Avenue, is one of five ambitious summer outreach projects in five New Jersey counties that the ...

Residents Preparing To Fight Planned Natural Gas Compressor By Quarry

June 26, 2016

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Monmouth Junction residents living on the township side of Route 27 are organizing to fight a planned natural gas compression station on the Franklin Township side of the road.

The Williams Companies, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is looking to expand its natural gas pipeline to provide service to more of New Jersey and New York by adding an extension from the existing ...

Students Invited to Eco-Adventures at the EARTH Center

July 20, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- Middlesex County students entering grades 4 through 7 are invited to attend a fun summer program that focuses on the environment.

“Eco-Adventures at the E.A.R.T.H. Center,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 22 through 26. The program will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

Don’t Get Scammed! Community Program sponsored by The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living in Monroe Township Focuses on Learning to Recognize the Signs of Fraud

Monroe Township, NJ -- According to the National Council on Aging, scams targeting seniors have become so rampant that they are now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Scams come in all forms and even the savviest of seniors can be victimized by a clever scam artist. Unfortunately, the risk of being swindled has only increased and the results can be devastating.

Join ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

EDISON, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 7,500 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

 

The County recognizes that these natural areas must always be guarded from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature, and needs help in keeping these ...

County Republicans Spread Their Message

July 20, 2016

MILLTOWN, NJ – Middlesex County Republican Candidate for Sheriff Peter Pisar, and Middlesex County Board of Chosen Republican Freeholder candidates Joe Scillieri and Zhiyu “Jimmy” Hu, who are running for election this November, participated in the Annual Milltown 4th of July Parade as part of their ongoing outreach to the various communities in the county. The candidates met ...

Disability Advocates Will Conduct Trump Campaign Call-In Day on July 14th to Bring Attention to 54 Million People Americans with Disabilities

EDISON, NJ - On July 14, the Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) in Edison and REV UP NJ, will organize a Call-In Day to the Trump for President Campaign Headquarters in New York City to demand that Donald Trump address the concerns of 54 million people in the United States with disabilities.

The disability community is outraged that the Trump Campaign has refused to respond to the ...

High School, College Students Sought For County Youth Conservation Corps

July 2, 2016

MIDDLESEX, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps, whose mission is to protect and preserve the more than 7,500 acres of Open Space owned and maintained by Middlesex County.

The County recognizes that these natural areas must always be guarded from misuse, polluters and the forces of nature, and needs help in keeping these areas green ...

2nd Annual Car and Bike Show to Benefit the Hinal K. Patel Memorial Scholarship

July 2, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Bring your cars, bring your bikes and come out for North Stelton Fire Company’s 2nd Annual Car and Bike Show.   

The event is hosted by the Hollywood Night Cruisers Car Club and will be held on Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Piscataway High School, 100 Behmer Road. The rain date is Saturday, July 23.

Registration ...

Edison to Open Dog Park on Wednesday

EDISON, NJ - Scruffy and Fido now have a new outdoor place to run, play and socialize.

 

Working together, Edison and Metuchen have turned a long-vacant 4.3-acre Whitman Avenue property on their border into a groomed dog park for pets and owners from both communities, and they scored an environmental victory in the process.

 

The dual-community dog park officially ...

2016 Labor Day Walk for Citizens with Disabilities

The parents and families of people with disabilities will engage in the “Fourth Annual Labor Day Walk for Citizens with Disabilities” at the Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

It is the position of many who will participate in the walk that people with disabilities are “second class citizens” who are denied their civil, human and due process ...

Truck Driver Charged with Auto Fatality

July 12, 2016

EDISON, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said a Pennsylvania man was arrested today on a charge of crossing into on-coming traffic while under the influence of narcotics and killing a motorist in the township.

 

John T. O’Donnell Sr., 57, of Nazareth, Pa., was charged with death by auto for causing the death ...

Public Notice of Edison Township Special Meeting

EDISON, NJ -   Public notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of the Township of Edison has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday July 11, 2016. 

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Complex, 100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison, New Jersey.

 It is anticipated that the following will be on the ...

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney Leads Discussion at MCC on School Funding

EDISON, NJ – State Senate President Stephen Sweeney presided over a round table discussion regarding his proposal to revise New Jersey's public school funding system to fully fund all school districts within the next five years. The conference, held on the campus of Middlesex County College on Wednesday, July 6, was attended by local mayors, superintendents of schools, Board of ...

Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey to Hold Conference

July 20, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey announces its 2016 conference, to be held at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus on Oct. 23.

The keynote speaker will be Amanda Morin, author, parent advocate and Understood.org staff expert, who will be speaking on “Busting the myths and stigmas around learning and attention issues: a way ...

JFK Medical Center Honored with Mission: Lifeline Achievement Award

EDISON, NJ  – JFK Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the ...

County Dedicates Boats for New Emergency Response Inflatable Task Force

 MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ– Middlesex County officials dedicated six new emergency response boats to be used during water-related emergencies.

 “During Super Storm Sandy and various other water-related events, the County recognized a need for resources to specifically address these types of emergencies and rescue operations,” said Freeholder H. James Polos, chairman of ...

EARTH Center Offers Workshop on Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Home Gardens

July 12, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County invites you to participate in a free workshop designed to add life to your garden by making it friendly to pollinators. 

 Attracting Birds & Butterflies is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

Union Resident Who Made Twitter Threats Against Kean University Students Sentenced

June 26, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - The woman convicted of the Twitter threats against Kean University last November was sentenced to 90 days in the Union County Jail, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

Kayla McKelvey, a Township of Union resident, was also sentenced by State Superior Court Judge Robert J. Mega to serve five years of probation, pay $82,328 in restitution, serve 100 ...

Rutgers University Police to Begin Wearing Body Cameras This Week

July 20, 2016

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Starting this week, fourteen patrol officers for the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) will wear body cameras on the front of their uniforms, and the goal is to have all Rutgers officers on the Piscataway, New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses equipped with the devices by the start of the September 2016 academic year.

The devices will "have a positive ...

Edison Police Sending 2 Officers to Support Dallas PD

EDISON, NJ  – Two members of the Police Department's Honor Guard have been chosen to represent Edison Township at funeral services for five Dallas police officers killed on July 7 as they guarded a crowd of peaceful protestors calling attention to excessive police force.

“Our police department stands in unity with the Dallas law enforcement community,” Edison ...

Tractor-Trailer Driver Shot After Leading Police on Chase Through City Leaving One Dead

ELIZABETH, NJ – An alleged intoxicated tractor-trailer driver led Elizabeth and Union County police on a wild ride this morning, leaving at least one person dead and one critical, before being shot by police, according to Breaking News Network. A report of a second fatality has not been confirmed as yet.

The incident began at approximately 2 a.m. at East Jersey and Third Street ...

Interfaith Human Relations Committee and the Cranford Clergy Council To Host Service For June 2016 Orlando, Florida Shooting Victims

June 27, 2016

Come to the First Presbyterian Church of Cranford (11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016) on Tuesday, June 28th at 7PM for a time of ecumenical prayer and reflection, as we remember the victims of the June Orlando, Florida shootings, as well as stand in a united front against all forms of hatred and violence. All are welcomed.

For ...

Union Catholic Track Star Will Be Youngest U.S. Track Star in Olympics

July 11, 2016

EUGENE, OR -- Sydney McLaughlin a member of the Class of 2017 at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, set a high school and new world junior record in the women's 400 hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trails. McLaughlin ran the race in 54.15 to break the world junior record, which stood for a decade. 

The 16-year-old will be the youngest track athlete to compete ...

Edison Boys Baseball 11U Eagles All-Star Team Wins the Cal Ripken Northern New Jersey District 9 Championship

EDISON, NJ - "On Wednesday July 6th, the Edison Boys Baseball 11U Eagles All-Star team won the Cal Ripken Northern New Jersey District 9 Championship game in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 5-4 win over runner up Franklin.

The boys went ahead early with a 4-0 lead but Franklin battled back to tie the game at 4-4 in the top of the 6th. A hard line drive RBI single by Ryan McDonough in ...

TD Bank Ballpark Named Best Independent League Ballpark in the Nation

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, has been named Ballpark Digest’s Best Independent Ballpark in the nation for the second straight year.

"We are honored once again to be voted as the Best Independent Ballpark by Ballpark Digest. This award isn’t just about the Somerset Patriots and our valuable staff, but equally about our great fans, marketing ...

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Lois (nee Mirowsky) Rose Traina, 76, Died

July 12, 2016

EDISON, NJ - Lois (nee Mirowsky) Rose Traina, 76, died peacefully on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Mary Anne Hale Pavilion of Haven Hospice at JFK Medical Center in Edison.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Martha and Louis Mirowsky. Lois resided in Edison, NJ for 52 years. She was a homemaker who also worked part time as a fragrance consultant at Macy's in East Brunswick and Macy's ...

Students Invited to Eco-Adventures at the EARTH Center

July 20, 2016

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ-- Middlesex County students entering grades 4 through 7 are invited to attend a fun summer program that focuses on the environment.

“Eco-Adventures at the E.A.R.T.H. Center,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. August 22 through 26. The program will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South ...

When Smart Women Watch Stupid Television

“Hey honey, what time...” began my husband.

“Sssh, not now.” I replied.  “My show is on!” He glanced at the TV to see what I was watching, shook his head, and left the room muttering something sarcastic that sounded like, "Wow, I really hope she says yes to the dress."

It was true.  I had a stupid TV obsession.  I like ...

2016 Labor Day Walk for Citizens with Disabilities

June 25, 2016

The parents and families of people with disabilities will engage in the “Fourth Annual Labor Day Walk for Citizens with Disabilities” at the Rutherford Labor Day Street Fair on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

It is the position of many who will participate in the walk that people with disabilities are “second class citizens” who are denied their civil, human and due process ...

JFK Medical Center Among Nation’s ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals of 2016

July 20, 2016

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