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Edison Library Expands Access to Clara Barton Residents

October 18, 2018

Edison, NJ – Edison Library Director, Jane Jiang, announced that the Clara Barton branch will expand its hours of operation beginning in November. Currently, the Clara Barton branch operates for only  37.5 hours per week and is closed on both Wednesdays and Sundays.  In comparison, the other two branches, the Main Library and the North Edison Branch each operate for ...

Middlesex Legislator Seeks to Expand Role of Pharmacy Interns, Externs to Administer Vaccines

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery and sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin (D-Middlesex) advanced in the Assembly on Monday. The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would allow pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines, injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations to patients by injectable or needle free delivery methods, but only under the ...

South Asian American Women’s Group Holds Immigration Forum

New Brunswick, NJ - Inspiring South Asian American Women (ISAAW) held a forum on immigration and recent policy changes on October 4 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.  The panel consisted of Asma Warsi, an immigration attorney and member of the Muslim Bar Association; Navneet Bhalla, Executive Director of Manavi; Dr. Nina Agarwal, co-chair of the Injury and Violence Prevention Committee ...

Edison Township Participates in National DEA Take Back Initiative

October 19, 2018

Edison, NJ - On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Edison Township will be participating in the National DEA Operation Take Back initiative to collect old, unwanted, or expired prescription or over the counter medications according to the Edison Police Department.   The medications can be dropped off at the Edison Municipal Complex from 10 am -2 pm.

According to the DEA, “the National ...

Perth Amboy man dies in Edison warehouse accident

EDISON, NJ -   A 44-year-old Perth Amboy man died after accidentally falling 35 feet onto a concrete floor Monday morning inside a Raritan Center warehouse where he was employed, according to the Edison Township Police Department.  The victim, Jose R. Caba, apparently fell off a cargo lift at 7:30 a.m. while handling merchandise on tall storage shelves inside the Macy’s ...

Edison Firefighters Quickly Quell a Recycling Facility Fire

EDISON , NJ  -  Edison firefighters and fire companies from a few nearby towns swiftly extinguished a smokey three-alarm fire on Friday night at a privately-owned cardboard recycling facility.

Fire was reported at 7:58 p.m. inside GP Harmon Recycling ar 300 Mill Road and it was under control before 9:30 p.m. It took an hour more for firefighters to ventilate smoke from inside the ...

Soccer: Tigers Down J.P. Stevens 4-1

October 15, 2018

EDISON, NJ – The South Plainfield Tigers received two goals from Gabe Mont and the Tigers defense contained J.P. Stevens offense for most of the game as the South Plainfield Tigers defeated J.P. Stevens 4-1.

South Plainfield held J.P. Stevens to just five shots on goal while South Plainfield rattled off 15 shots on J.P. Stevens goal tender Vishal Sriram. Sriram played well, but it ...

Eagles’ Heartbreaking Loss to  Sayreville Bombers  

Edison, NJ – In what can only be described as a heartbreaking loss, the Edison Eagles (3-2) were defeated by the Sayreville Bombers (5-0) by a score of 13-12.  It marked the Eagles second loss at home this season. The Eagles headed into halftime with a 6 point lead on a 25 yard touchdown pass by quarterback Lucas Loffredo to Noah Stansbury  in the second quarter. Mr. Stansbury ...

Spartans Lose First Game of Season to St. Joseph's

METUCHEN, NJ - It was all St. Joseph’s, Metuchen as they dominated Immaculata by a score of 43-0 at the Falcons home field Saturday night.

It was the first time that the two diocesan schools met on the gridiron.  The loss was the Spartans’ first of the season, as neither the offense nor defense could get anything going against the powerful Falcons team.

The late Coach Mike ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Holds Mission Skills Character Conference

October 17, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison hosted a one-day conference on Mission Skills attended by over 20 independent schools across the country and Canada. This select group of schools forms the Steering Committee for the Enrollment Management Association’s (“EMA”) Character Task Force. The Character Task Force works to develop and refine instructional tools and ...

Hundreds Honor Vice Principal Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed.

"I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who filled the pews. "Yet, you look around this church. Everyone here Tyrone ...

It’s  All J–E-T-S At Benjamin Franklin Elementary

Edison, NJ - Jets Linebacker Brandon Copeland and Safety Doug Middleton paid a visit to Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (BFES)  last week to commemorate the school’s participation in the American Heart Association and NFL’s PLAY 60 Program. The program, which launched in 2007, promotes 60 minutes of daily play. The NFL and its clubs, including the Jets,  have supported ...

Islamic Relief USA Hosts Fundraiser

October 19, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) will be hosting its annual fundraising dinner at the Pines Manor, in Edison, on October 20, from 6-9 pm. This inspirational night is dedicated to celebrating the achievements made throughout IRUSA’s programs and projects in Pakistan as part of a national IRUSA tour. The event will feature the Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, guest speaker Alina Afzal, who ...

Edison Arts Society Brings Halloween Spirit to Town Hall

Edison, NJ – The Edison Arts Society will be showcasing local artist, Ron MacCloskey's, “FRANKENSTEIN ARTWORK - a Two Hundred Year Celebration!" The exhibit begins on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and will continue through November 9, 2018. The Gallery, located on the 3rd floor of the Municipal Building in Edison, is open daily from 8:30 am until 4 pm during the business ...

Edison Library to Host Calligraphy Workshop

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Main Library will be hosting “The Pictography of Chinese Calligraphy” on October 27 from 1:30 - 3 pm. The event is open to adults only.

Mr. Lewei Shang, the 2013 and 2014 winner of the NJ Fold Arts Apprenticeship Awards for Chinese Calligraphy, will be leading the workshop. Mr. Shang has been promoting Chinese calligraphy in the United States since 2013 ...

Edison Chamber of Commerce Awards

October 17, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Chamber of Commerce hosted their 19th annual Awards Reception & Annual Dinner on October 16 at The Pines Manor. Four new Directors were sworn into office and the organization presented several awards.

Art Cifelli, Chairman of the Board, explained that “it’s our opportunity to recognize those individuals and organizations who do so much for Edison ...

Monday Morning Business Blitz with Anjalee Khemlani

Edison, NJ -  Get ready for the week ahead.  Click here to listen to a roundup of the top stories impacting Edison's business community, brought to you by Anjalee Khemlani in her weekly podcast. 

Investors Bank Hosts Seminar on IRAs

Edison, NJ - Investors Bank paired up with the Indian Business Association to host a seminar on retirement planning.  The event, held at Chief’s Table in Edison, offered attendees the opportunity learn about Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and other retirement investment vehicles. The seminar was organized as part of the Indian Business Association’s Public Policy and ...

Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

October 9, 2018

Edison, NJ -  If you want to vote in this November’s election,  you must be registered and registration deadline for this year's election is Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for ...

Edison's Young Dems Host First Meeting Ahead of November Elections

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Young Dems are gearing up for the 2018 elections. The organization hosted its first general meeting on September 29 at the Middlesex County Democratic Organization headquarters in Edison.  Councilman Joseph Coyle, Councilman Alvaro Gomez, Edison Democratic Organization Chairman Shariq Ahmad, and Middlesex County Young Dems President and Vice President, Robert ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Junior Kindergarteners Explore the Garden

October 15, 2018

EDISON, NJ --  Junior Kindergarteners at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison explored the five senses in a garden setting as the fall season commences.  The educational experience incorporated the five senses - feel, smell, hearing, vision, and taste - in a garden atmosphere.  Students used their fingers to feel the plants, their noses to smell the flowers, their ...

Start an Indoor Garden with Kitchen Scraps

The pantry is full of fall favorites like squash, onions and potatoes, but busy schedules may have you finding a few things growing in the back of your cupboard. With little effort and a pinch of creativity you can grow these into a very imaginative indoor garden.  

Kids and adults love to watch kitchen discards grow into new plants. According to KidsGardening.org, a national nonprofit, ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Sixth Graders Explore Nature in Frost Valley

EDISON, NJ -- The Class of 2024 at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison enjoyed a four-day trip to Frost Valley in Claryville, New York  last week. The sixth graders were accompanied by chaperones Tanda Tucker of Bernardsville, Andrea Barnett of Morganville, Dina Congregane of Scotch Plains and Elizabeth Martin of South Plainfield. Frost Valley is a camp, retreat destination, and ...

St. Peter's Hospital 'Exploring' Partnership Possibilities

October 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Peter's University Hospital is the latest health care center to announce it is considering a merger with another hospital or agency.

Leslie Hirsch, interim CEO and president of St. Peter's Healthcare System - the parent company of the hospital - said the hospital this month began a process of identifying potential partners. Hirsch said no timeline was set ...

JFK Health Center Organizes First Annual Stroke Walk

Edison, NJ - The John F. Kennedy Medical Center Foundation will be hosting its first annual Stronger Than Stroke Awareness Walk at Roosevelt Park on October 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. Registration begins at 10 am, and the 1 mile walk will begin at 11 am.

The Stroke Walk intends to raise funds and educate residents on the impact stroke has on individuals and families. Residents can walk as part of ...

15th Annual Buddy Walk Raises Funds for, Awareness of Down Syndrome

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield took place this past weekend at Putnam Park. Organized by borough residents Michelle and Keith Both, the family-friendly event not only promoted awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raised money for research and education programs. 

This year’s walk, held on Oct. 6, saw 28 teams and ...

Woman Charged in Crash that Killed East Brunswick Man

October 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Paterson woman was a arrested and charged with homicide for a fatal drunk-driving crash last month in which an 80-year-old man was killed another person was injured on Route 1 in North Brunswick, authorities said.

 Elizabeth Gomez, 42, faces one count of second-degree vehicular homicide for the crash in the early morning hours of Sept. 22, Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

Woman Charged with Providing Drugs in Overdose Death

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Sayreville woman is being held in the county jail today on charges of providing drugs to another woman who died from an overdose, authorities said.

Danielle Urbanowicz, 30, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, was arrested and charge with a single count of strict liability in the drug of a Middlsesex Borough woman last month, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew ...

Former Firefighter Charged in Teen Sex Assault

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Perth Amboy firefighter faces charges of sexually assaulting a teenager over a period of four years, when the victim was 13 to 16 years old,  with the first assault occurring a decade ago, authorities said today.

Hugo Fleites, 57, of Perth Amboy was arrested today and charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault from incidents that occurred ...

Shri Krishna Vrundavana Temple Celebrates Final Day of Navratri

October 18, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The Shri Krishna Vrundavana temple will mark the tenth and final day of Navratri on October 18, with the Vijayadashami and Madhwa Jayanthi Celebration. The Grand Celebration of Sri Pavamana Homa will take place at 9:30 am, and Vidyaarambha (Aksharabhyasa) will take place at 11:45 am. The Shri Durga Pooja (NavaarNa Yantra - Deeparadhana) will be performed in detail from 4:30 - ...

Reformed Church of Highland Park Awarded Grant for Housing the Homeless

Highland Park, NJ  – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison), and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick)  announced that the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation has been approved to receive a $700,000 award from the National Housing Trust Fund ...

Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film

On October 21, 2018, Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains will be hosting an evening with author John Kenrick.  The program, titled "Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American  Film”, will begin at 7 PM.   The guest speaker, Mr. Kenrick describes the program as “a fascinating look at how an industry dominated by Jewish executives and creative talents has ...

George Washington Comes to Edison Library

October 12, 2018

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Library will be hosting a seminar titled "George Washington, New Jersey, and the Revolutionary War". The seminar will take place on November 13 at 7pm. Joel Farkas, a docent from the Washington Headquarter’s National Park Service, will be the guest speaker.

The seminar will touch on a number of historical events, beginning with with The French ...

DogFest Comes to Edison

EDISON, NJ - Canine Companions for Independence hosted its 4th annual DogFest New Jersey on October 7, at Roosevelt Park. The event featured speakers, music, food, dog activities including an agility course, demonstrations on how the dogs help their owners, and a one mile walk around the lake . Over $16,000 was raised to support the pairing of assistance dogs with children and adults with ...

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Annual Designer Bag Bingo Event at Holy Savior Academy

Holy Savior Academy will be hosting its 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday 10/13.   There will be 10 Bingo Games, small basket raffle and a 50/50. 

For each bingo game, you will be given 3 chances to win! 

“Last year was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to building on that momentum, “ says Cindy Trunell, co-chair of the ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, October 21, 11:30 AM

Saint Joseph High School, Metuchen

Open House Saint Joseph High School - Metuchen

Sat, October 27, 12:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

Revolutionary War Encampment

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Fri, November 16, 6:00 PM

Sandra Reier, Somerset

Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department Tricky Tray

Police & Fire

Edison Public Library Diaper Drive

October 9, 2018

The Edison Public Library is hosting a Diaper Drive to benefit the Diaper Bank of North Carolina and those affected by Hurricane Florence. The Diaper Bank of North Carolina is in dire need of:

 

Baby Formula, Diapers, Underwear, Baby Wipes, Training Pants, Baby Powder

 

Kindly drop off your items in the donation bins located at any of the three Edison Library branches ...

Volunteers Step-Off Against Domestic Violence

October 17, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Approximately 1.5 million women are raped or physically abused nationwide each year, according to the Center for Disease Control data on domestic violence.

Both men and women annually become victims of the violence or abuse inflicted by family members or intimate partners such as a spouse, former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, or date, ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

October 18, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

October 16, 2018

(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning are ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...