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Piscataway Lady Chiefs Defeat Bishop Ahr, 65-54 in GMCT Basketball Semis; Advance to Finals

February 20, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ – LaNiya Miller scored 13 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter to help push the second-seeded Piscataway High School girls varsity basketball team over third-seeded Bishop Ahr, 65-54, in the semifinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Monday night at Spotswood High School.

The Chiefs return to the GMCT final for the first time in three years. They will take ...

Girls Basketball: Edison Upsets East Brunswick in GMC Tournament Semis

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Edison girls basketball team pulled off one of the upsets of the season with a 64-50 victory over top-seeded East Brunswick in the semifinal round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Monday.

Samira Sargent led four Edison scorers in double figures with 19 points. Lourdes Marasigan finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for Edison (13-11), which established ...

Boys Basketball: St. Joe's Defeats Edison in GMCT Quarterfinals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Edison boys basketball team, in the midst of the program's most successful season in 17 years, rallied but came up short against top-seeded St. Joseph of Metuchen in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Sunday.

Edison cut 14-point second-half deficit to three before losing, 67-61, at New Brunswick High School.

Abu Kaikai ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Earn Scholarship Finalist Standing

February 17, 2018

EDISON, NJ -- The National Merit Scholarship Program has determined which of the 16,000 semifinalists named in September 2017 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2018.

Wardlaw+Hartridge seniors Jennifer Guo and Suraj Chandran of Edison received their Finalist certificates ...

Olympic Spirit at Wardlaw + Hartridge

EDISON, NJ - Fifth grade students at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison show their creativity and enthusiasm for the Olympic Games during physical education class. Pictured, from left: Juandavid Argote of Scotch Plains, Phoebe Kaplan of Scotch Plains, Sammy Faust of Westfield, Kaya Singh of Piscataway and Anya Batra of Edison.

J.P. Stevens Students Participate in Hack-a-Thon at Watchung Hills Regional

WARREN, NJ - Some 80 students, including more than 20 from sending district middle schools, participated in the first-ever “hillsHacks” event, Sunday, Jan. 21, at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS).

 

 

 

 

In addition to WHRHS students, hillsHacks attracted students from Warren Middle ...

Edison Resident Picked for Garden State Film Festival

February 12, 2018

EDISON, NJ - An Edison resident's work behind the camera will get major exposure next month.

The Garden State Film Festival announced that the film Reckoning, directed by Tom Bentey of Edison, will screen at the 2018 Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park.

“We are excited to present Reckoning as a part of our 16th annual Film Festival in Asbury Park, and shine a ...

Millburn H.S. Volleyball Coach, an Edison Resident, Charged With Sexual Contact With a Minor

February 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Edison resident who coaches volleyball at Millburn High School has been charged with sexual contact and endangerment.

Peter Nguyen, 50, of Edison, the head coach of the Millburn High School volleyball team, was charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the welfare of a child; one count for sexual contact with the 14-year-old female and also ...

Newark Man Gets Life Sentence For 2015 Murder of Edison Man

NEWARK, NJ - A Newark man on Friday was hit with a life sentence for the 2015 murder of an Edison man who was a clerk in a Newark liquor store.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced that Rick King, 34, of Newark was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for killing Edison resident Amit Patel, a Newark store clerk.

An Essex County jury convicted ...

From the New York Toy Fair - Travels Reveals the Toys That Will Make You the Star of Your Child’s Life - the Oscars of the Toy World - the TOTY Awards

February 19, 2018

TAPintoTravels - As you know, we are here to encourage you to travel.  Unfortunately, the New York Toy Fair is one place virtually none of you can go.  So, unless you have been tirelessly been searching the internet, you are not up to date on what toys your children will be wanting soon.

Fortunately, with Press Correspondent credentials, we were able to go in your ...

Flying Today - TAPinto Travels Made It and Here Are the Current Schedule of Delays

TAPintoTravels - If you are flying today, you have likely seen the flight delay notifications.  The good news is the area airports have overcome the morning slowdown and most flights are on schedule.

TAPinto Travels made it in from Cleveland, after a short delay.  As you can see in this video, there is some turbulence.  The runways and taxiing areas have been ...

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East Brunswick Rabbi Charged with Engaging in Prostitution with a Child

February 19, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aryeh Goodman, 35, the rabbi from the  East Brunswick Chabad Learning Center has been charged with one count of engaging in prostitution with a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was one of thirty men charged with having sex with the teenager over a four-week period.

According to the New Jersey Jewish News, Goodman ...

New Brunswick Prisoner Reentry Site to Open Tuesday

February 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, who has made prisoner reentry programs his major focus, will be on hand Tuesday to open a new site on Livingston Avenue. 

McGreevey runs the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC), a nonprofit agency serving court-involved individuals. The opening is set for 11 a.m. at  57 Livingston Avenue, Unit 3, New Brunswick, N.J.

Somerset Patriots Sign Frontier League All-Star RHP Randy McCurry

February 17, 2018

The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Randy McCurry for the 2018 season.

“I’m excited to play in the Atlantic League this year,” said McCurry. “It’ll be a transition for me but I am ready to face some really good competition and help the team win.”

McCurry enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...