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Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey is on the Ballot

September 30, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be blunt, will weed grow in the Garden State?

Ballot Question No. 1 asks ...

October 15: Middlesex County Hosting Drive-Thru Job Fair with over 75 employers

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In a time of increased unemployment, the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity is aiding the community by hosting a drive-thru job fair. The event will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 10 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9 South, Old Bridge.

 

Job seekers will receive packets with information about ...

Murphy Signs New Jersey's FY 2021 Budget

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Appropriations Act into law. The governor said the revised spending plan manages to protect core priorities and deliver middle-class tax relief during the historic fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The budget plan also fully reestablishes the millionaires tax that expired in 2010, instituting ...

Murphy Says Reopening Has Been Smooth Despite 11 Outbreaks; Lakewood Remains an Area of Concern

September 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases. 

“Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not become the epicenter of new outbreaks,” Murphy added. “We have ...

Twentythree New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Edison

EDISON, NJ — Edison has been notified that for the reporting dates of Friday, September 25, 2020, through Sunday, September 27, 2020, 23 residents tested positive for COVID-19.

The patients range in age from sixteen years old through eighty-two years old.

If residents have questions regarding COVID-19, they may call the NJ State Health Call Center at 1-800-222-1222. This ...

Edison Township Will Receive Aid From The CARES ACT

Washington, D.C — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the allocation of relief aid that will be provided to combat COVID-19 and to “alleviate economic hardship” for households with a higher risk of eviction.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by ...

State Police Seeking Public's Assistance with Identifying Two Men Wanted for Assault

September 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE/EXIT 9, NJ - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with identifying two men who physically assaulted a man during a road rage incident on the New Jersey Turnpike.

On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the victim and the suspects were allegedly involved in a road rage incident and pulled over on the shoulder of the New Jersey ...

WATER MAIN BREAK ON HILL ROAD

EDISON, NJ — WATER MAIN BREAK ON HILL ROAD.  ONLY CUSTOMERS ON HILL ROAD WILL BE AFFECTED AT THIS TIME.

Case Dismissed Against Four Edison Police Officers Charged with No-Show Jobs

EDISON, NJ  — Officers Gregory Makras and James Panagoulakos, and Sergeants Brian Rossmeyer and Ioannis (John) Mpletsakis, were charged in June 2018 by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office with receiving payment for extra-duty jobs they didn’t actually perform. 

The charges were dismissed in April 2020, and the police officers reported back to duty this ...

Dr. Fauci to NJ: "All in This Together; We Will End it Together"

September 24, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly as cases ...

You May Not Know if You Were Exposed To COVID-19, But App Could Tell You

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You ...

Love Blooms and Flourishes at Hackensack Meridian JFK Hartwyck at Edison Estates Long-Term Care Facility Leading to Wedding Day for Two Residents

Edison, NJ — Rose Angela Filippi and Paul Reuther, who live at Hackensack Meridian JFK Hartwyck at Edison Estates, never imagined that they would start a romance at the long-term care facility in Edison, NJ, fall in love and get married, and certainly not during a global pandemic.  But on Friday, September 18, the couple wed at a small ceremony officiated by Edison, NJ Mayor ...

Rutgers Football Season is Back On as Big Ten Reverses Field

September 17, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Coach Greg Schiano’s on-again, off-again return to the Rutgers sidelines is on again after the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted Wednesday to resume the Big Ten football season on Oct. 23.

The team’s return to play an eight-game schedule will come with several new health protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Big Ten will ...

Rutgers President Holloway Outlines Vision in First University Senate Address

September 26, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK —In his first address to the University Senate, President Jonathan Holloway pledged to follow three guiding values as he steers decision-making at Rutgers during a challenging time: The ideal of a beloved community, the relentless pursuit of academic excellence and the need for a clear institutional strategy.

“It is important that I share these propositions with you ...

Saint Joseph High School Names New President

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School has announced that John G. Nolan, Jr. will fill the role as president of the all boys Catholic high school following the departure of Justin Fleetwood this summer.

In a letter to the Saint Joseph Community, John Langdon, Chairman, Board of Directors, wrote:

At this time, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors, after a thorough ...

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

TRENTON NJ: Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with NJPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to ...

October 15: Middlesex County Hosting Drive-Thru Job Fair with over 75 employers

September 30, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In a time of increased unemployment, the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity is aiding the community by hosting a drive-thru job fair. The event will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 10 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9 South, Old Bridge.

 

Job seekers will receive packets with information about ...

Edison’s Plays-in-the-Park Gives Back During Pandemic

September 19, 2020

EDISON, NJ — Plays-in-the-Park had to cancel their summer and fall sessions on stage when COVID-19 arrived, and everyone began quarantining. Rather than just letting the proverbial curtain fall, Artistic Director Margaret Davis and her staff changed their programming. Davis shared, “We shifted gears and produced a slate of FREE virtual programming for all to enjoy.” She ...

Middlesex County To Conduct Fall Harvest Food Drive

September 27, 2020

MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Middlesex County's Emergency Food Distribution Network works with more than 100 local food pantries and social service agencies throughout the county. The coronavirus pandemic has hit many Middlesex County residents hard, which is why MCFOODS is partnering with the Monroe Township food pantry to host a Fall Harvest Food Drive on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

Union Catholic's Isabela Allen Celebrates Grand Opening of Her ''Story Stroll''

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Isabela Allen flashed an ear-to-ear smile as applause rang out from a large group of family, friends, and Union Catholic faculty who gathered for a very special ceremony on a sun-splashed Friday afternoon at Jerseyland Park in Scotch Plains.

A host of officials attended including Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Deputy Mayor Josh Losardo, Deputy Township Mayor ...

Edison’s Plays-in-the-Park Gives Back During Pandemic

EDISON, NJ — Plays-in-the-Park had to cancel their summer and fall sessions on stage when COVID-19 arrived, and everyone began quarantining. Rather than just letting the proverbial curtain fall, Artistic Director Margaret Davis and her staff changed their programming. Davis shared, “We shifted gears and produced a slate of FREE virtual programming for all to enjoy.” She ...

Marijuana Legalization in New Jersey is on the Ballot

September 30, 2020

NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be blunt, will weed grow in the Garden State?

Ballot Question No. 1 asks ...

Voter Information for 2020 General Election

NEW JERSEY - Every voter can help the General Election run as smoothly as possible by filling out and returning your General Election Vote-by-Mail ballot as soon as possible after you receive it.

The following early voting methods are available now, and are in effect until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3:

Send it to your County Board of Elections by U.S. Postal ...

Youth virtually engage their peers on National Voter Registration Day

TRENTON NJ: Although COVID-19 has reshaped the election landscape in 2020, as in the past, motivated young Americans are leading the efforts to mobilize their communities this fall, even with minimal face-to-face interaction on campus. On National Voter Registration Day (Tuesday, Sept. 22), college student leaders with NJPIRGs’ New Voters Project launched their fall campaign efforts to ...

Saint Joseph High School Names New President

September 24, 2020

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School has announced that John G. Nolan, Jr. will fill the role as president of the all boys Catholic high school following the departure of Justin Fleetwood this summer.

In a letter to the Saint Joseph Community, John Langdon, Chairman, Board of Directors, wrote:

At this time, I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors, after a thorough ...

Love Blooms and Flourishes at Hackensack Meridian JFK Hartwyck at Edison Estates Long-Term Care Facility Leading to Wedding Day for Two Residents

Edison, NJ — Rose Angela Filippi and Paul Reuther, who live at Hackensack Meridian JFK Hartwyck at Edison Estates, never imagined that they would start a romance at the long-term care facility in Edison, NJ, fall in love and get married, and certainly not during a global pandemic.  But on Friday, September 18, the couple wed at a small ceremony officiated by Edison, NJ Mayor ...

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Middlesex County to begin mailing Vote-By-Mail ballots to active registered voters, installing drop boxes in every municipality

September 21, 2020

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a new state law mandating that the general election be held mainly via Vote By Mail. Despite the pandemic, Middlesex County is ensuring voters still have a safe and secure way to exercise their right to vote in this year’s election.

 

In accordance with the new state law, Middlesex County will begin mailing ...

NJ Human Services Opens Grant Applications to Help Child Care Providers Meet Increased Costs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

September 30, 2020

Licensed Centers and Registered Family Child Care Providers Open by Oct. 1 Can Apply; Funding Can Be Used for COVID-related expenses such as PPE, Cleaning, Classroom Modifications & Staffing

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers can begin applying for grants to help ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge School Fall Athletics Teams Begin Practice

EDISON, NJ -- Middle School athletes began outdoor practices this week, joining the Upper School teams on the soccer fields, tennis courts and cross-country terrain at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison. The volleyball season, due to indoor restrictions, has been postponed to later in the school year.

Game competition for the Upper School athletes and teams begins next week, while the ...

Sage Delivers Safety, Quality Service to Wardlaw+Hartridge Community

EDISON, NJ -- Organized, clean and efficient food service is one of the most important elements associated with a safe return to school during the pandemic. Despite the many challenges created by COVID-19, Sage Dining Services has delivered quality and safety to students, faculty and staff at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison

Under the direction of head chef Anibal Rodriguez, Sage ...

Atlantic Health System Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Equality and Inclusivity in Health Care

Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). This is the third consecutive year all of Atlantic ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Wendi and Chris Manderioli of TAPinto Randolph

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of October 2020 is Wendi and Chris Manderioli, who own and operate TAPinto Randolph.  The wife/husband team have built a profitable online local news business while providing high-quality, objective local news for the residents of Randolph, New Jersey.   

Q. Why did you want to franchise a TAPinto site? What caused you to choose ...

Saint Joseph High School Students Named to National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist List

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School is pleased to announce the names of students who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Semi-Finalist

Benjamin Ulrich

Commended Students

Isaac Alexander
Gregory Bergquist
Ciaran Bubb
Justin Ferber
Matthew Furnell
Patrick Keefe
Isaiah Maningas
Jos Parayil
Harris Pyo
Donald ...