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Edison: Crews Fix Gas Leak On Vineyard Road.

February 6, 2017

EDISON, NJ – It took about two hours for utility crews to repair a gas leak on Vineyard Road Monday morning, according to officials.

Township officials said police received a report of a gas odor on Vineyard Road just after 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Police and firefighters closed a two-mile section of the road from Old Post Road to Route 27 as Elizabethtown Gas workers isolated the leak ...

Boys Basketball: Piscataway Chiefs Beat J.P. Stevens Hawks, 58-47 on Senior Night

February 8, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Chiefs celebrated Senior Night with a 58-47 victory over the J.P. Stevens Hawks on Tuesday in the PHS Anthony Gymnasium.

The Chiefs’ D’Ondre Dent led the team with 19 points, while Keyshawn Grant and Cameron Saintil each put up 9 points, followed by Dajhaun Bennerman who scored 8 points in the win.

Elisha Smith led the Hawks with a game ...

Koppel Fills Vacant Middlesex County Freeholder Seat

February 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again whole.

Leslie Koppel of Monroe was sworn in to fill an empty seat on the board just after 6 p.m. tonight in the county’s administration building in New Brunswick. She took the oath of office with her hand on a Bible held by her daughter.

“I’m delighted to be a part of it,” Koppel ...

Edison Utility Work Leads to Traffic Congestion

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An accident on Oak Tree Road in Edison along the South Plainfield border has led to traffic congestion and rush hour chaos. Oak Tree Road is closed from the light at Park Avenue up and over the Oak Tree Avenue Bridge in Edison. Oak Tree Road is blocked at Park Avenue. Oak Park Commons Mall is only accessible from Park Ave and the medical offices across the street ...

Edison is Middlesex County’s First ‘Hidden Heroes’ Community

EDISON, NJ – Edison is now the first Middlesex County town – and only the second in New Jersey – to declare itself a “Hidden Heroes” community, pledging its support for family members and friends who provide care for injured or ill service members and veterans, according to a press release Thursday.

The release said the Township Council adopted a resolution to ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Celebrate World Languages Week

February 17, 2017

EDISON, NJ - Students in all three divisions at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison celebrated World Languages Week with a series of activities.

Lower School students in grades 1-5 wore class specific colors and recited poems in Spanish during a program on Feb. 15 in Lower Snowdon. Senora Maria Hinestroza, Lower School Spanish teacher, planned the assembly and her students were very ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Entertain Audience at Lower School Cabaret

EDISON, NJ - Fourth and fifth grade students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison entertained the audience with 10 acts ranging from vocal, instrumental and dance to comedy performances during the annual Lower School Cabaret on Feb. 8 in the AP Room.

Performers included: Samina Aziz of Mountainside, Jasmine Burney of Plainfield, Maria Guseva of Staten Island, Hannah Malko of Clark, Naomi ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge First Graders Share Books at Publishing Parties

EDISON, NJ - First graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison presented their own written work and illustrations at class publishing parties on Feb. 2-3.

The students went through the entire writing process, beginning with a rough draft and various stages of editing. They added colorful illustrations and the books were bound into hard covers. The students were proud to share their ...

‘Year of the Rooster’ Celebrated with Fun Family Event in South Plainfield

February 10, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ ­– Chinese New Year 2017 was celebrated in South Plainfield last weekend with a free, family-friendly event that was attended by a standing-room-only crowd.

“One of the things that makes South Plainfield very special is that we have a lot of cultural diversity and we like to celebrate that,” said Mayor Matt Anesh, addressing the crowd of more than 350 ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Middle School Families Provide Community Service

February 18, 2017

EDISON, NJ - Middle School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison continued their community service program by volunteering at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on Feb. 11. Students and their families stocked shelves, organized supplies and prepared food packages at the warehouse.

The mission of the CFBNJ is to "fill the emptiness caused by hunger with food, ...

Edison is Middlesex County’s First ‘Hidden Heroes’ Community

EDISON, NJ – Edison is now the first Middlesex County town – and only the second in New Jersey – to declare itself a “Hidden Heroes” community, pledging its support for family members and friends who provide care for injured or ill service members and veterans, according to a press release Thursday.

The release said the Township Council adopted a resolution to ...

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Tomaro Takes Reins as Middlesex Freeholder Deputy Director

February 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — After roughly six years as a Middlesex County Freeholder, Charles Tomaro has been voted the board’s deputy director.

Tomaro, a Democrat from Edison, received the nod last night at the board’s meeting in New Brunswick. His ascension comes after the panel’s prior deputy director, Carol Bellante, resigned last month.

“The reason why we live in ...

MardiBRA: Supporting Women in Need; Clark Event March 11

February 18, 2017

CLARK, NJ - When asked to help those in need, many are quick to fill a bag with canned goods, gather the kids' outgrown clothes, or perhaps assemble a box of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. While all of those items are needed and appreciated, many don't realize that some of the most basic, everyday necessities are among the least donated.

Often overlooked in the quest ...

County Offers Introduction to Micro-irrigation Workshop at the EARTH Center

February 17, 2017

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County invites you to attend a new gardening seminar entitled, “An Introduction to Micro-irrigation.”

This free workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at the EARTH Center in Davidson's Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.

Micro-irrigation is a breakthrough in home gardening that allows for drip irrigation ...

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 

What if we could turn the clock back to 1888, knowing what we know about profiling the characters of serial killers, DNA evidence, analysis of fibers left behind at a crime scene, and lifting fingerprints from surfaces that once were deemed impossible to obtain? Would we be able to identify capture, and ...

George Street’s ‘American Son’ Stirs Raw Emotions in Complex, Provocative Drama

Anyone who has the opportunity to head to George Street Playhouse will be stunned, shaken and haunted by “American Son,” this beautifully written play by Christopher Demos-Brown. 

Directed by David Saint with a distinct sense of the heartache and emotion that takes place, it is superbly performed by four fine actors.

Suzzanne Douglas is familiar to George Street audiences ...