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Mosquito Control Spraying Scheduled for Edison

June 25, 2019

Edison, N.J. -  The Township of Edison has advised that a mosquito spraying has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019 between 6:00 pm and midnight.  According to the township, the areas that will be covered will include: Thomas Edison Park and Raritan Center Areas.  A rain date of June 28 has been scheduled.

The spraying is coordinated by the Middlesex County Mosquito ...

Congressman Pallone Asks FBI, State Department to Update Families of Dead Tourists

WASHINGTON – Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. is calling for transparency during the investigations into the deaths of nine American tourists.

In a letter to the Department of State and FBI, Pallone requested that bereaving families receive timely updates during the ongoing investigation and for the Department of State to reassess the Travel Advisory for the Dominican Republic so that ...

Mosquito Control Awareness Week On Tap For Final Week Of June

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Along with the joys of summer come the pests like mosquitos, which can ruin an outing or an evening of backyard fun. However, along with the itchy red bumps come more serious issues related to mosquito bites.

Sixty three species of mosquitos are found in the Garden State and more than 40 reside in Middlesex County. DIfferent species of mosquitos living in Middlesex ...

Edison Deputy Police Chief Resigns, Subject of Criminal Complaint

June 25, 2019

Edison, NJ –  The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office  confirmed that Edison Deputy Police Chief Ronald Mieczkowski has resigned after the County Prosecutor’s Office filed a complaint against him.

The complaint, which was filed on June 19, alleges that Mr. Mieczkowski committed the crime of false swearing. According to the complaint, on January 15, Mr.

Edison Police Arrest Man for Pep Boys Break-In

EDISON, NJ –  The Edison Police announced that they  arrested a 27 year old  man who they say caused a ruckus at a pool hall, a hotel lobby, and allegedly smashed the glass front doors at a Pep Boy auto parts store on Old Post Road.

Edward J. Connors was arrested, in the lobby of the Comfort Inn on Route 1 early Wednesday morning, less than 30 minutes after officers were ...

UPDATE: Edison Police Investigating Five-Car Accident; Driver Says She Dozed Off

EDISON, NJ – A multi-vehicle accident on Rt. 27 near the Edison Municipal Complex on Sunday caused major delays. New details emerged this afternoon based on an investigation by the Edison Police.   

According to police, three people were treated for minor injuries Sunday after a 23-year-old Edison woman told police she dozed off as she drove on Route 27 South and ...

Saint Joseph High School Rowing Duo Finishes Tenth in Nation

June 25, 2019

METUCHEN, NJ -- The  Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) crew duo of Trent Tighelaar '19 and Ian Hedin '19 placed 10th in the nation at the Youth Championships in Sarasota, Florida. This top ten finish marks the first time Saint Joe's ever qualified for the finals in the program’s history.

Tighelaar and Hedin advanced based on their performance at the US Rowing ...

Patriots Squander Late-Inning Opportunities

YORK, Pa. - The Somerset Patriots (32-21) dropped the opener of a three-game series 2-1 to the York Revolution (24-32) Friday night at PeoplesBank Park.

Somerset jumped ahead in the third inning on a Will Kengor two-out RBI single. York responded just one half-inning later on a two-out RBI single from Henry Castillo to tie the game back at 1-1.

The game remained tied at one until a ...

J.P. Stevens Hosts Tennis Camp

Edison,  NJ – The Edison School District will be hosting a tennis camp from July 8th to July 12th at  John P. Stevens High School.  The camp is open to all beginner and intermediate level players in grades 3 to 12. The camp will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00pm.

According to organizers, “focus will be on the instructional skills of service, ...

SENSE Students Spread Environment Awareness At Woodbrook Elementary

June 24, 2019

Edison, NJ – On June 13, 2019, five members of SENSE (Student Environmental Network for a Sustainable Earth) presented a program on environmental sustainability to almost 200 third graders at Woodbrook Elementary School.

According to the Township, the purpose of the program was to emphasize the importance of protecting the health and safety of the environment and to encourage proper ...

Photo Gallery: Edison High School Graduation

Edison, NJ - The Edison High School Class of 2019 graduated earlier today at a ceremony held at the Rutgers Athletic Center.  Congratulations to the class of 2019. 

Photos from the event are above. 

Photo Gallery: J.P. Stevens Graduation

Edison, NJ - The J.P. Stevens Class of 2019 graduated earlier today at a ceremony held at the Rutgers Athletic Center.  Congratulations to the class of 2019.

Photos from the event are above. 

Here’s what taxpayers should know if they get a notice from the IRS

June 20, 2019

Certain taxpayers might get a letter from the IRS this year. It’s called an IRS Notice CP 2000. It gives detailed information about issues the IRS identified. The IRS sends this notice when information from a third party doesn't match the information the taxpayer reported on their tax return. The notice also provides steps taxpayers should take to resolve those issues.

Here is some ...

EDA Task Force: 'Special Interests' Benefited From Camden Tax Incentives

TRENTON, NJ — A searing report released Monday evening by a task force to investigate the state economic development programs showed that "special interests" were behind the central incentive legislation and influenced hundreds of millions in tax credits.

It was issued just minutes after a superior court judge in Mercer County denied a request from attorneys for South ...

Edison Farmers Market Postpones Grand Opening

Edison, NJ – The Edison Farmers Market, slated to open for the season on Sunday June 16, has delayed its grand opening.

“The opening of the Farmer's Market for this weekend is postponed and will be for the next few weeks.  Please check back on our website for further information as it becomes available,” announced the Township.

The Edison Farmers Market, located ...

Edison Family Day Runs From 11 AM To 3 PM Today

June 22, 2019

Edison, NJ – The 29th Annual Edison Family Day takes place today, June 22, at the New Jersey Convention Center and Expo Hall, located at 97 Sunfield Avenue, in Edison.  The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

"This is a great Edison Township tradition," said Mahesh Bhagia, Special Assistant to Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey. "We are thankful to the Edison Municipal ...

Ways To Celebrate Summer This Weekend

NEW JERSEY - The Garden State has not seen a lot of sun this week, but the calendar finally says summer. Today is the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year. While June 21 does not look terribly sunny so far on Friday, sunshine is on the way. Forecasters are predicting a dry weekend with sun in the upper 70s and low 80s. Here are some fun ways to celebrate summer this ...

Middlesex County Plans Exciting Events for Independence Day and the Month of July

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County has an exciting line-up of events as part of a county-wide celebration of America's independence.  History comes alive at several locations; kids become engaged; fireworks shine bright; and the Declaration is read.

On July 4... 

The Declaration of Independence will be read at one of the locations where the first Declaration was actually ...

Undercover Sting: Two NY Women Charged with Prostitution

June 22, 2019

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two separate "Quality of Life" investigations stemming from neighbors' complaints have led to the arrest of two New York women, both charged with prostitution, at two separate locations.

The two women charged are Rubio Li, 44, of Forest Hills and Minerva A. Cabrera, 70. of Manhattan, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Tears Flow as Gov. Murphy Signs Law Named for Slain College Student

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Before an emotional crowd of family, classmates, and elected leaders, Governor Phil Murphy signed "Sami's Law" on Thursday.

The new law is named after Samantha Josephson, a Robbinsville resident who was brutally murdered in March while attending college in South Carolina, allegedly by an individual she mistook as a driver for a ...

Edison’s High School Students Experience Mock Trial

Edison, NJ -  Students at Edison High School and J.P. Stevens recently had the opportunity to experience a mock trial, thanks to several attorneys who volunteered their time.  The program was organized by former Edison Councilwoman Sapana Shah, Esq. and Municipal Court Judge, Parag Patel, in conjunction with attorneys from the Middlesex County Bar Association and the South Asian Bar ...

Edgeboro Landfill: Complaints Down, Improvements Up

June 24, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six months after their last, heated meeting, the MCUA and representatives of the Edgeboro Landfill held another municipal summit on June 19th, 2018. Led by the landfill’s executive director, Joe Cryan, the meeting was meant to address how proposed solutions to the landfill’s odor and chemical problems were progressing, and what would be next for the ...

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park Seeks Volunteers For Trail Preservation Project

Edison, NJ - The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park will be hosting its tri-annual Trail Preservation Project on June 30 from 9a.m to 12p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, Edison Township Environmental Commission, and Edison Clean Communities.

“This beautiful park is for all to enjoy and we appreciate your help in keeping it look as beautiful as it ...

Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases While Enjoying the Outdoors

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play.

Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your risk of exposure to ticks and the disease pathogens they transmit. Here are just a few of the ...

Walmart Infant Formula Recalled Due to "Metal Foreign Matter"

June 25, 2019

ROCKAWAY, NJ -- Perrigo Company voluntarily recalled Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. The infant forumula, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled due to the potential presence of metal foreign matter, announced the company.

According to the announcement, the affected containers have a Lot Code of C26EVFV with a "use by" date of ...

NJ Couple Marries in Morristown Hospital 30 Seconds Before Baby is Born

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Michael Gallardo and Marie Margaritondo of Westfield, New Jersey, had an intimate wedding planned weeks before the birth of their first son. But baby Michael Preston, had other ideas.

After her water broke three weeks early, Marie was rushed to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown. Not wanting to list Michael as “fiancé” on the baby’s birth ...

Alzheimer’s Association and Atlantic Health System Co-Host Research Symposium

SUMMIT, NJ – Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ)—the state’s leading voluntary not-for-profit health organization focused on Alzheimer’s care, support and research—teamed up with Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute last week to host a research symposium that coincides with AAGNJ’s efforts to ...

Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk Raises over $21,000 and Attracts More Than 320 Participants

June 24, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Over 320 participants walked or ran for a cure at the 11th Annual Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 15 at Roosevelt Park. The event was hosted by the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health, Office of Health Services.

A total of $21,425 was raised from the event which will go directly to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New ...

Association Launches “Muslims for Veterans” With Event In Edison

Edison, NJ -  Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association USA (AMYA USA) launched “Muslims for Veterans”, an initiative to highlight veterans and raise money for the families of those who are serving or served in the military.  Their first event took place on Saturday at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home, located at Menlo Park in Edison, where young volunteers met with the residents ...

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Piscataway Cop, 28, Stricken by Cancer to be Buried in Somerville

June 25, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A lengthy funeral procession with police honor guard and police cars from departments across New Jersey will make their way to the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Wednesday where Piscataway police officer Julia Caseres, 28, will be buried.

A former soccer star at New Jersey City University, she was stricken with a rare form of lung cancer one year ago. She died on June 21.

Baraka, Urban Mayors Slam Trump as Mass ICE Raids Loom

June 25, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka and others today took aim at President Donald Trump and re-affirmed their support for undocumented immigrants as a nationwide deportation raid looms. 

MORE: Baraka Blasts Slated ICE Raids Across Major Cities as ‘Political Stunt’

Trump said he would postpone the mass deportations for two weeks while he negotiates with Congress for ...

What is genetic testing for breast cancer? And do I need it?

Ever since Angelina Jolie announced that she had tested positive for a BRCA mutation, indicating a genetic predisposition for breast cancer, there has been increased public awareness of the role that genetic mutations play in assessing and managing the risk of breast cancer.

One of the most common questions my patients ask me is, “Do I need genetic testing?”

Most patients tend ...

Assemblyman Karabinchak: Making Sure the Anti-Bullying Laws are Effective

TRENTON, NJ – The anti-bullying measures to create positive, safe environments in New Jersey's Public Schools got a boost today as the New Jersey Assembly unanimously passed legislation to review and adapt current laws so that they are at their most effective.

To ensure anti-bullying laws in New Jersey are successful in protecting students, legislation sponsored by Assembly ...

SUEZ Partnership with Mohawk Valley Has Prepared the Plant to Successfully Face All Industry Challenges

In the two years SUEZ has been working with the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, the company has made significant progress and brought great value to the region and its customers.

Mohawk Valley is a large region of central New York, right in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains and the Catskill Mountains. The region covers a total of seven counties housing approximately one million residents.

SUEZ Kearny Manager Discusses Experience and Benefit to Town

Kearny, NJ – “Our job is to make sure Kearny residents have access to clean water 24 hours a day.”

Meet Alexandra- She has been an integral part of the SUEZ family for close to 20 years. Alexandra has worked her way up in the company and has become a team leader for the SUEZ Kearny Operations. SUEZ believes it is important to introduce members of our team to our customers.

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Track and Field: Union Catholic Concludes Season With Sensational Showing at New Balance Nationals

June 19, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Union Catholic girls track and field team once again showed why it's one of the top programs in the country when the Vikings put the finishing touches on one of the greatest seasons in state history with a remarkable showing at the New Balance National Championships that concluded on Sunday at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...