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South Brunswick Social Worker Charged With Sexual Assault Of Highland Park Juvenile

November 20, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township social worker is charged with sexually assaulting and smoking pot with a Highland Park juvenile under his care, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday.

Miguel Garrido, 23, of Monmouth Junction faces multiple sexual assault counts including first degree aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 16, police ...

Edison Man Charged in Death of North Brunswick Motorcyclist on Route 1

EDISON, NJ - An Edison man has been charged with causing the death of a motorcyclist on Route 1 Wednesday.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said that Vishwalee Gummakonda, 25, of  Edison was charged with the second-degree crime of death by auto and driving while intoxicated.

Matthew Muklewicz of North Brunswick was ...

It's No-Shave November for Edison Police

EDISON, NJ - Close to 50 police officers have pledged donations of $50 or more and will grow facial hair as part of the Edison Police Department’s “No-Shave November” campaign.

Officers hope to raise $10,000 for cancer research and raise public awareness about cancer-related health issues.

“Men’s health issues--for instance, prostate and testicular ...

Luis De La Hoz of Edison Named to Governor-Elect Murphy Transition Team

November 20, 2017

EDISON, NJ - Edison resident Luis De La Hoz, a member of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (MCRCC) board of directors, has been named to the transition team of Governor-elect Phil Murphy. 

De La Hoz will serve as the co-chairman of a committee that focuses on economic development policy. 

 

"Having worked extensively with minority- and women-owned ...

South Brunswick Social Worker Charged With Sexual Assault Of Highland Park Juvenile

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township social worker is charged with sexually assaulting and smoking pot with a Highland Park juvenile under his care, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday.

Miguel Garrido, 23, of Monmouth Junction faces multiple sexual assault counts including first degree aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 16, police ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Gain Insight at STEM Workshop

November 18, 2017

EDISON, NJ - Last week, 20 Middle School students at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, with the help of The Stone House Group, set out to understand the promise and limitations of sustainable energy and solar power in an exciting after school STEM workshop.

The week began with students learning the importance of harnessing solar power as a heating and cooking source and the challenges ...

Water Main Break Forces Closure of Edison School

EDISON, NJ - A water main break on Division Street has forced Thomas Jefferson Middle School to close on Friday.

According to information from the Breaking News Network (BNN), traffic Friday morning was being detoured in the area of Greenwood and Hillside Avenues and Division Street.

The middle school is the only school in the township that will not have classes Friday.

Edison Students Present Design Concept for Mars Spacecraft

EDISON, NJ - A team of Edison middle-schoolers named Team EON last Friday presented their design concept for the living quarters of the spacecraft that will go to Mars to astronaut Sam Durrance and other space experts at Kennedy Space Center.

“One of the things that stood out the most was your use of 3-D printers," engineer Nicholoas Day told the middle-schoolers from Woodrow Wilson ...

Edison Resident and Entrepreneur Releases Her Second Book

November 9, 2017

EDISON, NJ - Jessica Leigh Levin, an award-winning entrepreneur, author and speaker, has had a second book published, entitled Everyone Has Sh*t: Unsolicited Advice for Being Human.

A straightforward guide blending scientific research, real-life examples and practical advice to help readers differentiate good advice from bad, and to learn how to embrace sour situations, the book is described ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

November 8, 2017

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Lankey Wins Re-Election in Edison; Diehl, Joshi and Gomez Win Seats on Township Council

EDISON, NJ - Tom Lankey has been re-elected Mayor of Edison, according to unofficial results.  Robert Diehl, Sam Joshi and Alvaro Gomez have won seats on the Township Council. 

According to unofficial returns, Lankey received 10,042 votes to challenger Keith Hahn's 7,541 votes.  Diehl, Joshi and Gomez received 10,497; 10,043; and 9,870, respectively, while Wayne Mascola, ...

Feeding the Needy: Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Provide Food to Hands of Hope

November 17, 2017

EDISON, NJ - Members of Club Interact at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison load a delivery truck from Hands of Hope in Edison after completing another Holiday Food Drive.

This initiative is part of a school-wide effort to help those who are less fortunate in the holiday season.

Pictured, from left: Rohan Arvindh of Edison, Jasjeet Kandola of Carteret, Eduardo Martinez of Scotch ...

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Mascola for Council

October 31, 2017

Candidate: Wayne Joseph Mascola Sr.

Age: 62

Edison Resident: 36 years

Married to Carol Mascola

Father of Four Children:  Nadia age 40, Tara age 39, Wayne Jr. age 36, Kristin age 33

Grandfather: Four grandchildren and two on the way Krystal 20, Alyssa 18, Damian 5, Luke 23 months, two more due January and February

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Edison Councilman Robert Diehl: An Advocate For Our Environment, Education & Fiscal Responsibility

Name: Robert C. Diehl

Age: 64

Family: My wife, Anne, are the parents of two adult children and two grandchildren.

Profession: Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School, South Plainfield.

Education: Kean College; B.A., Political Science; M.S, Supervision/Administration.

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Government Experience: Edison Township Council (2001-17); Served six times as Council ...

Mayor Tom Lankey Keeps Edison Township Moving Forward

Name: Thomas Lankey

Age: 57

Profession: JFK Health Systems; Senior Vice President 

Education: University of Delaware; B.S. Accounting

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Public Service: Edison Township Council (2010-13); Council’s Finance Committee, past-Chairman; Mayor of Edison (2014-present).

Community Involvement: Magyar Bank, Board of Directors; Huntington’s ...

South Brunswick Social Worker Charged With Sexual Assault Of Highland Park Juvenile

November 20, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A township social worker is charged with sexually assaulting and smoking pot with a Highland Park juvenile under his care, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday.

Miguel Garrido, 23, of Monmouth Junction faces multiple sexual assault counts including first degree aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 16, police ...

New Jersey Tech Council Hosts its 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration

November 18, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night. 

Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their contributions to the communities they serve. 

"On this stage, we’ll honor some ...

Somerset Patriots Relief Pitcher Dustin Antolin Signs With Chicago White Sox

November 20, 2017

The Somerset Patriots have announced that 2017 right-handed relief pitcher Dustin Antolin has signed with the Chicago White Sox organization. He recently completed his first season with the Patriots.

Antolin originally joined the Patriots on July 19 and provided an instant impact at the back-end of the bullpen. The former major leaguer appeared in 21 games as a reliever during the regular ...

The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (St. Martins Griffin, 2016)

 

Author Lynda Cohen Loigman states, “The Two-Family House is a story I thought about for at least ten years before I ever wrote a word. I spent countless hours over a full decade thinking about how Rose, Helen, Abe, and Mort would behave in difficult situations, and how they would feel when faced with ...