Edison Police Seek Missing Man

November 23, 2016

EDISON, NJ – Police are searching for a 25-year-old township man who was reported missing on Friday, Nov. 11 by his grandparents following an argument at their North Edison home, police said Wednesday.

Thomas Oliphant, 25, who is described as 5’ 9” tall and about 170 lbs., was last seen wearing jeans, a blue sweater and a blue baseball cap, police said.

Oliphant's ...

Edison: Police, Firefighters Find Body At Route 1 Bridge Base

EDISON, NJ – Firefighters made a gruesome discovery after responding to a small fire Sunday morning, an unidentified male body, police said.

According to police, the man’s body was discovered at 6:13 a.m. Sunday morning below the Morris Goodkind Bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Raritan River.

Firefighters were dispatched to the Valley Manor apartment complex for as small ...

Assemblywoman Pinkin to Host Job Fair at EBPL

November 29, 2016

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Following a successful event last year, Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, D-18, has announced that she will be hosting another free job and career fair.

The event will take place on Dec. 12, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the East Brunswick Public Library, Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick. 

Joining her in sponsoring the event ...

South Plainfield: Sen. Diegnan Sponsors Two Veterans' Bills

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The Senate and Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved two bills sponsored by State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, D-18, that would pay for transportation for veterans outside of VA hospitals, according to a Nov. 22 press release.  

“This is about treating veterans with compassion and decency. This bill will make sure those who must travel a significant distance ...

Edison: Two New BOE Members Elected, Ward Returned

EDISON, NJ – One incumbent and two newcomers were elected to the Board of Education Tuesday.

Incumbent Theresa Ward easily won re-election with 11,154 votes, followed by newcomers Shannon Peng with 10,519 votes and Richard Brescher with 10,210 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Township Clerk’s Office.

The winners will each serve three years.

Challenger ...

Bodnar Auctions in Edison Unlocks Time Capsule of Museum-Quality New Jersey Americana Collected by Navy Seal

November 29, 2016

EDISON, NJ - A museum-quality sale of New Jersey Americana accumulated over a lifetime by a former Navy Seal will be sold at no reserve during Bodnar Auction’s Dec. 3 sale at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center in Edison.

Separate and apart from the Navy Seal’s collection are 46 vintage maps from a separate estate, including 19th-century maps of Somerville and ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge School Presents Fall Play The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on Nov. 18-19

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw-Hartridge School is pleased to present its fall play - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - with two performances on the weekend of Nov. 18-19. The cast and crew are excited to bring alive this production which appeals to all ages. 

Friday night's opening show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Saturday matinee finale is set ...

Edison Elks Deliver for Toys for Tots

December 3, 2016

EDISON, NJ – For the 16th straight year, members of the Edison Elks Lodge 2487 came through for underprivileged children by hosting their annual Marine Corp ‘Toys For Tots’ Toy Drive.

Doug Pearson, Elks Lodge 2487 Exalted Ruler has been running the event for the entire 16 years.  “It’s an incredible toy drive.  Every year we get more and more toys ...

John P. Stevens FCCLA Students Donate 400 Rolls of Bread to Elijah's Promise

EDISON, NJ - The holidays are often called the season of giving. John P. Stevens High School students from the FCCLA chapter recently got into the spirit of giving by baking and donating over 400 rolls of bread to Elijah’s Promise, a food pantry located in New Brunswick.

Through the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program, over 50 students from JPS learned how to make bread rolls from ...

Middlesex County: MCFOODS Donations Way Up This Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Organizers from the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (MCFOODS) are taking stock of this year's donations, according to a press release.

MCFOODS, to date, received 62.17 tons of food from October and November drives alone, according to the organization.

 “Generosity runs deep here in our region,” said Jennifer ...

Edison: Businessman Pleads Guilty To Visa Fraud Following Sting Operation

December 7, 2016

EDISON, NJ – A township businessman pleaded guilty last week to charges that he participated in a scheme to get student visas for clients without them having to attend classes or have real jobs, officials said in a Dec. 1 press release.

Tejesh Kodali, 45, of Edison, pleaded guilty in a Newark federal court on Dec. 1 to a charge of conspiracy to commit visa fraud, the release from the ...

State Permanently Revokes Edison Pain Doctor’s License

EDISON, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners permanently revoked the license of a township pain doctor due to a series of criminal and civil convictions and “indiscriminately” prescribing a potent cancer drug to patients not suffering the disease, state officials said Tuesday.

In a press release from the Office of the Attorney General, Dr. Manoj Patharkar, who owns ...

New Brunswick: Middlesex County Superior Court Celebrates National Adoption Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – “Judgment for adoption granted.”

According to Superior Court Judge Deborah J. Venezia, sitting in New Brunswick, there are “no more powerful, no more important and no more emotional” four words than these.

Speaking at the Middlesex County Courthouse on Paterson Street, during the county's celebration of National Adoption Day, Venezia ...

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Good To Go Is Born To Rock

December 6, 2016

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Rolling Stones sang “It’s only rock ‘n roll, but I like it.” For most musicians it is all about the music. Most are drawn to it and can’t imagine not playing, but perhaps the Bacon Brothers hit the nail on the head with their song, “Not Born To Beauty.” The tune tells the tale of why folks do it, why they play and it really does ...

Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Again Mon. Dec 5

December 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in New Jersey, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always ...

Free A Cappella Workshop in January

December 7, 2016

Free A Cappella Singing Lessons Offered by Women’s Chorus

The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International invites women singers to register for its free “Sing A Cappella Series” of vocal workshops. Women will learn to sing chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part a cappella music, Wednesdays, 7:15pm, January 4, 11, 18, and 25 at The Shrine of St Joseph, 1050 Long ...

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2016)

Self doubt can be paralyzing. More importantly, the source of self doubt can be even more disturbing and debilitating. In the case of travel writer, Lo Blacklock, a violent home invasion right before the biggest opportunity of her career, leaves her physically and emotionally battered. On edge and sleep deprived, Lo has a destructive ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales' Captures Old-Fashioned Nostalgia at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – It’s clear the Welsh love to sing as the evening moves on with relatives gathering for Christmas dinner at the Thomas home in Wales.

The play opens with three children and then a chorus singing “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,” a melancholy tune that conjures visions of Swansea, a village in Wales,  with “fallen snow on ...