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What is a State of Emergency and What Does It Mean to New Jersey Residents

February 20, 2019

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Today's State of Emergency Declaration has people questioning the action, its meaning, and what they are permitted to do. 

In a nutsell, the governor of New Jersey can declare a State of Emergency when a situation has occurred, or is expected to take place, that may warrant the State to provide resources to help local governments. According to the NJ Office of ...

Some Edison Voters Will Be Casting Their Ballot At New Location

EDISON, NJ – Recently, notice was given to voters in Election Districts 9, 51, and 10 of a polling location change. The polling location for Districts 9 and 51 is now the Clara Barton branch library, located at 141 Hoover Avenue. The polling location for District 10 is now Herbert Hoover Middle School, located at 174 Jackson Avenue.

“The reason for the change is St Stephen’s ...

Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...

Governor Phil Murphy Declares State of Emergency in all 21 Counties

February 20, 2019

TRENTON, N.J.-  Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start today and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the ...

Edison Woman Rescued by Edison Firefighters Has Died

Edison, NJ-  Authorities advised that the Edison woman who was rescued by Edison Firefighters last week has died.  The 72-year-old woman, identified as Loretta E. Pante, succumbed to injuries she sustained in the fire, Deputy Fire Chief Andy Toth said.

Ms. Pante died late Friday at JFK Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit. According to the Boylan Funeral Home in Edison,  Ms.

Edison Police: Bomb Threats Made To Two Edison Banks

Edison, NJ – Edison Police stated that  two TD bank branches in Edison and a third one in Metuchen received bomb threats by phone from anonymous callers on Saturday within a span of 15 minutes,.  The calls took place between noon and 12:15 p.m. according to law enforcement.

Lt Robert Dudash said Edison firefighters and EMTs were on-scene as a precaution at both bank sites while ...

Girls Basketball: Edison High School Headed To GMC Final

February 20, 2019

Edison, NJ – The Edison High School Girls Varsity Basketball team is moving on to the final round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.  The Eagles defeated cross town rival J.P. Stevens by a score of 58-40 in the semi-finals and will take on first seed Bishop Ahr on Friday.

Angella Consolazio and Lourdes Marasigan led the Eagles in scoring, each contributing 13 points.

Spotswood's Derek Zelesnick Claims First District Wrestling Title For St. Joe's In 32 Years

MILLBURN, NJ - Saint Joseph's of Metuchen has not had a district wrestling title in more than three decades. That changed this weekend when Spotswood native Derek Zelesnick took the mat as the fifth seed in the District 14 Wrestling Tournament at Millburn High School. St. Joe's finished in fifth place with 60 points, but it was Zelesnick who put the Falcons on the map with his surprise ...

Girls Basketball: Edison High School Defeats South River In Quarterfinals of Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament

Edison, NJ – In a dominant performance, the second-seeded Edison High School Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated South River 50-37.  Now the Eagles will face cross-town rival J.P. Stevens in the semi-finals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.

Daniella Marmol scored 12 points for the Eagles and collected 11 rebounds in the winning effort. Samira Sargent also added 12 ...

Edison Public Schools Will Have An Early Dismissal On Feb. 20

February 19, 2019

Edison, NJ - The Edison School District announced that due to the impending inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, Edison Public Schools will have an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. All after school activities are cancelled. There will be no afternoon ABC Program. 

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Rutgers Admissions Visiting Middlesex County College

EDISON, NJ - An admissions representative from Rutgers University, Marcie Rosas, will be visiting Middlesex County College on Tuesday, February 19, from 1p.m. - 5:30p.m., according to Middlesex County College. Ms. Rosas will be in the Main Hall Lobby Area.

According to Middlesex County College, Rutgers will be accepting applications for the Fall 2019 term on a space available basis ...

Rutgers Autism Service Program Getting $9.8M Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A landmark program at Rutgers University serving adults with autism will get a new center under a proposal that gained approval Wednesday from the university board of governors.

Board members approved plans for the construction of a $9.8 million center on the Douglas campus that will serve as the permanent location of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services.

Rutgers ...

Edison Chamber of Commerce Event Will Combine Golf And Networking

February 18, 2019

EDISON, NJ – The Edison Chamber of Commerce  will be hosting a Multi-Chamber Networking Event at Topgolf, located at 1013 Route 1 South in Edison, on March 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The event will be held in the Topgolf signature room.

The event will include both the Edison and Woodbridge Metro Chambers of Commerce.  The hope is to broaden the business networks of the ...

Designer Laurie Smith Headlines 30th New Jersey Home Show In Edison

EDISON, NJ - The 2019 New Jersey Home Show, featuring prominent interior designer Laurie Smith, will take place at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, beginning on February 22 and running through February 24. The show will also feature an app that acts as your home’s caretaker and an automated lawnmower.  

The show, an annual draw that is now in its 30th year, ...

Seminar On New Laws Impacting Businesses To Be Held In Edison

EDISON, NJ  - The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) is hosting a seminar on February 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Pines Manor in Edison.  Titled “Hard Decisions, Hot Topics, Your Legal Questions,” the seminar will highlight recent changes to laws and regulations affecting the workplace according to the group.

Issues that will be covered by ...

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park Looks To Expand Site

February 19, 2019

EDISON, NJ – The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park is looking to expand its 400 square foot facility with the help of SSP Architects.

As part of that process, the organization and SSP are seeking input from interested parties that have a stake in the continued success of the center.

SSP is also currently involved with expansion efforts by the Edison school district.

In a joint ...

Vintage, Collector Cars Get Red Carpet Treatment at Bodnar's Auction

EDISON, NJ - Bodnar’s Auction Sales is gearing up for the 5th annual Classic and Sports Car Auction on Saturday, Feb. 23 when the red carpet will be rolled out for some beautiful classic and sports cars that will cross the auction block.

The event is held in conjunction with the NJ Home Show at the NJ Convention and Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave.

“We started this event back in ...

Metuchen Edison Area Branch of the NAACP Explores “The Great Migrations”

Edison, NJ – On Thursday, the Metuchen Edison Area Branch of the NAACP presented a program in recognition of Black History Month.  At the meeting, the organization unveiled a commemorative stamp honoring performer, actor and dancer  Gregory Hines.   The event also featured a panel discussion, moderated by Chrystal McArthur, on the “The Great Migrations” ...

Edison Libraries to Host Seminar on Wills, Estates and Probate Laws

February 20, 2019

EDISON, NJ – In response to recent changes in the New Jersey Estate Tax Laws, the Edison Public Library will be hosting two  seminars on Wills, Estates and Probate Laws. The first one will be held at the Edison Main Library on March 5, from 7 p.m, and the second one will be held at the Clara Barton Branch on April 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Attorney Kenneth Vercammen, who has published ...

Update: Three Local Priests Named In Metuchen Diocese List of Sex Offenders

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three local priests have been named in a list of  "credibly accused clergy" published by the Diocese of Metuchen.  The priests are among the 188 named statewide in a disclosure made of criminal pedophiles in New Jersey's Catholic Churches.  In keeping with a promise made by the Bishops of New Jersey, Bishop James F. Checchio has released the names ...

Edison Man Pleads Guilty in Connection with 2015 Plainfield Killing

UNION COUNTY, NJ - A Middlesex County man has admitted to his involvement in a Plainfield shooting that left a man dead and two women injured a little more than three years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

Jordan Robinson, 25, of Edison pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter during a Wednesday hearing before state Superior Court Judge ...

Rutgers is Home to 1,600 Plants, Animals and Counting

February 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Across New Jersey, Rutgers University has more than 24 properties and campuses, and on those lands people have recorded more than 1,600 animals, insects, plants and other life forms.

“I don’t know of any other university that has a growing species list on such a large scale for all their campuses and properties, such as within an entire U.S. state,” said ...

When's the Best Time to Watch the Supermoon? 

Look! Up in the Sky, it’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s SUPERMOON!

MORRISTOWN, NJ – All right, get ready for the Supermoon Trifecta! Tuesday’s moonrise will be the third straight month with full supermoons. The first was on Jan. 20, when the supermoon coincided with a total lunar eclipse, also known as a "Blood Moon."

A second supermoon, called ...

Terra Nova Garden Club Will Discuss Techniques To Repel Deer From Gardens

Edison, NJ – The Terra Nova Garden Club will hosting a lecture on strategies to deter deer from browsing in your garden on February 27, 2019.  The lecture, which will be held at the North Edison Public Library, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The deer population in Edison has grown. In January representatives from the Township conducted a deer count.

Master Gardener, certified landscape ...

YMCA Increases Availability Of Water Safety And Swim Lessons

February 19, 2019

EDISON, NJ – The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy (MEWSA) will be providing scholarships for swim instruction and water safety to children from underserved communities in their service areas and surrounding communities. The initiative comes as part of the YMCA’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water.

“Educating ...

JFK Medical Center Participates In The American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts Program

Edison, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center  announced its participation  in the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program this year.  The program is targeted to raising awareness about family heart health and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country, according to the hospital.

Congenital heart defects ...

Relay for Life Sets the Pace to Conquer Cancer and Support Survivors

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County's Relay for Life, a community outreach program of the American Cancer Society, was out in full force this Saturday as cancer research supporters, family members of survivors, students and community health activists joined forces at the Brunswick Square Mall to combine their energy in the fight against the "emperor of all maladies." 

The ...

Boy Scouts Troop 12 To Host Annual All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet

February 18, 2019

EDISON, NJ - Boy Scouts Troop 12 will be hosting its annual All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet. The breakfast will take place on March 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Elks Lodge #2487, located at 375 Old Post Road in Edison. 

Boy Scouts Troop 12 is chartered by the Washington School PTO, and according to the organization, its Scouts have been serving the community since ...

New Jersey Man Bike Rides Across Country for Cancer Research

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle.  Morrison is riding solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning on April 10 arriving in late May.

“As part of my adventure, I am raising money for cancer research for Cycle for Survival,” Morrison ...

Preparations For Edison's 57th Annual Memorial Day Parade Under Way

EDISON, NJ - Preparations have begun for the 57th Annual Memorial Day Parade, Edison Township announced.  The parade is scheduled for May 26, at noon.

The Township is seeking groups to participate in the annual event.  Veterans, marching units, scout troops, youth sports leagues,high school organizations, floats, antique cars, local police and fire departments, and horse mounted ...

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Over $200K Spent On Tax Appeals Following City Revaluation

February 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After New Brunswick completed the first revaluation of property in 26 years, municipal leaders were anxious to share news that taxes for many homeowners had dropped.

Mayor James Cahill, in his state of the city address on Jan. 1, touted the city has the second lowest property taxes in the county.

Not everyone was happy with the revaulations, and as a result the city ...

Cricket House Renovation Complete at Paterson’s Eastside Park

February 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - Growing up in St, John, Antigua, Keith Henry was a wicket keeper for Faith and Hope High School. Now 61, the acclaimed cricketer once played before a crowd of over 5,000 people at the Antigua Recreation Ground, the national stadium of Antigua and Barbuda.

The now Paterson resident, and still passionate cricket lover, was one of over 50 people, led by Mayor Andre Sayegh and Third ...

Karabinchak Introduces “Porch Pirate” Bill to Crack Down on Theft of Delivery Packages

TRENTON, NJ -  – In 2017, 25.9 million Americans had a holiday package stolen from their front porch or doorstep—more than the 23.5 million porch thefts reported in 2015. The number of package thefts occurring across the nation continues to rise with each passing year.

To combat these thefts, which are most popular during the holiday season, Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak ...

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Celebrating Black History Month

February 12, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - February is Black History Month, when America takes time to honor and remember great African-Americans, and their role in shaping America’s history.

Carter Woodson, an African-American historian, first established Black History Week in 1926 during the second week of February. He chose this specific week to honor African-Americans because President Abraham Lincoln, ...

Legal Notice: Emergency Board Meeting for the Edison Public Library Board of Trustees

February 20, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Edison Township Free Public Library Board of Trustees will be having an Emergency Board Meeting on Friday February 22nd held at 6:30 PM in the Edison Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 100 Municipal Boulevard, Edison NJ 08817.

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...