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Edison Zoning Board:  Residents Can’t Record Our Meetings

April 24, 2019

Edison, NJ -  Eleven minutes into its meeting on Tuesday, the Edison Zoning Board recessed for a short break ahead of hearing a controversial application by Care One LLC.

When the meeting resumed, Zoning Board President Rosemary Feterik announced that the only recording permitted would be the official Township recording, by Edison TV.  Residents, she instructed, would not be allowed ...

New Affordable Housing Opportunities in Edison

Edison, NJ –  On Monday, Camelot at Edison announced 33 new affordable housing units on the Township's website. It’s part of the 220 unit residential complex being constructed on Jackson Avenue in the Clara Barton section of Edison. 

The 33 units will be available for rent in August according to the company.  One bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartments ...

No Referendum On Suez, Edison's Public Hearing Continues on May 2

Edison, NJ – The sometimes contentious public hearing on Mayor Thomas Lankey’s proposed 40 year lease of Edison’s water and sewer systems to Edison Environmental Partners, a joint venture between Suez and KKR, a private equity firm, will continue on May 2, 2019.  The hearing, which began on March 28, will continue at 6 p.m. at Council Chambers in the Municipal Building ...

Three Edison Police Officers Rescue Driver From Overturned Car

April 19, 2019

EDISON, NJ –Three police officers are credited with saving the life of a 26-year-old Edison man whose car veered across Woodbridge Avenue on Thursday evening before it slammed into another car and flipped upside-down.

According to law enforcement, the accident, which closed Woodbridge Avenue until 9:45 p.m., occurred when a 26-year-old Edison man’s Honda Accord allegedly drove ...

BREAKING NEWS: Police Seeking Missing East Brunswick Girl

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing female. Stephanie Harkavy was last seen by her family Tuesday, April 16, 2019 just after midnight.  When her family awoke on the morning of the 16th, Ms. Harkavy was gone but her vehicle, purse and cellphone were still at her house.  Ms. Harkavy frequents Great Oak ...

Application Process For New Jersey State Police Begins April 29

Trenton, NJ –  The New Jersey State Police will be accepting applications from April 29, 2019 through May 12, 2019.  The selection process consists of an initial application, physical qualification test, written examination, a comprehensive background investigation, and in-person interview.

Applications will be screened to determine minimum qualifications and automatic ...

Baseball: Welsh, Camisa, Tomalavage Lead Union Catholic Over Woodbridge in 4th Straight Win

April 23, 2019

WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- The surging Union Catholic baseball team, behind Brendan Welsh, Robert Camisa, and CJ Tomalavage, won its fourth straight game oin Monday when the Vikings defeated Woodbridge, 4-1.

Welsh allowed one run over five innings and struck out three to earn the victory, and Camisa earned the save by pitching two scoreless innings to close out the game for Union Catholic, which ...

Defying the Odds: Patriots Sign Walk-on from Open Tryout at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have officially signed outfielder Kyle Wenger for the 2019 season, the most recent hopeful who has defied the odds and been signed as the result of an open tryout at TD Bank Ballpark just weeks before the start of the season. 

Wenger was invited to spring training, which began April 16, after impressing the team’s coaching staff at the ...

Girls Lacrosse: East Brunswick Gets By Bishop Ahr, 7-6

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Madelyn Farrell scored two goals and East Brunswick held Bishop Ahr to just one goal in the second half of a 7-6 girls lacrosse victory on Wednesday.

Priya Datta scored one goal and assisted on one for East Brunswick, which outscored Bishop Ahr, 2-1, after a 5-5 deadlock in the first half.

Raquel Vilas, Jenna Fedosh, Krista Cagno and Emma Perone each scored one goal ...

Edison Arts Society to Present Scholarships

April 23, 2019

Edison, NJ – Three Edison students will be the recipients of scholarships presented by the Edison Arts Society.

Paschal Okeke from Middlesex County College will receive The EAS Angelo Orlando Scholarship.

Louis Forgione from Edison High School will receive The EAS D.J. Dittman Scholarship.

Cynthia Cao from J.P. Stevens will receive The EAS Unity Bank Scholarship.

Several ...

Edison High School Mourns Death of Student

Edison, NJ -   A high school student at Edison High School has died by suicide.  Parents were advised of the death in a letter  from Principal Charles K. Ross, dated April 18.

The name of the student has not been released.

According to Mr. Ross, members of the school’s Crisis Response Team will meet with students individually and in groups both today and on Monday, ...

Edison Schools Extend Memorial Day Weekend

Edison, NJ – Edison’s students will have an extended long weekend.  At its  meeting on Monday, the Edison Board of Education announced that Memorial Day weekend will be extended by a day.

“As of April 15, 2019, there was one unused inclement weather day which was included in the 2018-2019 school calendar. Memorial Day weekend will be extended by one day by utilizing ...

Association Will Explore New Jersey’s Incentives Programs

April 23, 2019

Edison, NJ - NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, will be holding a panel discussion on incentive programs impacting the real estate industry.  

“Next Generation Incentives: Building on Success” will focus on a number of topics including the impact of PILOTs on redevelopment projects, Federal Opportunity Zones, and new programs offered by the NJ Economic ...

Melt Shop Opens In Menlo Park Mall

Edison, NJ –  There’s a new food option at Menlo Park Mall in Edison.  Melt Shop announced the opening of its newest corporate-owned restaurant in the mall.

The new Melt Shop marks the brand’s first restaurant in the city, and third location in the state.

"We’re thrilled to expand the Melt Shop brand in my home state of New Jersey,” said New ...

Businesses Will Showcase Clothing, Jewelry and More At Edison’s India Fair

Edison, NJ - The India Fair will be coming to The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on April 20 and 21, from 11am to 7pm.  The fair has become an annual tradition in Edison, with dozens of Indian businesses showcasing their products and services in a festive atmosphere.  

According to organizers, “the purpose of the event is to bring together the community, various ...

New Jersey Folk Festival Set To Kick Off Saturday

April 24, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The New Jersey Folk Festival is turning 45 and this year's celebration will bring together such divergent cultural touchstones as Native Americans of New Jersey, maritime folklore, Turkish traditions and bluegrass.

Don't expect a sad note, however, when the festival opens on April 27 at the Wood Lawn mansion on Ryders Lane even though its founder, director and ...

Edison Library To Host Workshop On Stress Management

Edison, NJ - The Edison Public Library will be holding a workshop, “Stress Management for Successful Living”,  at the Edison Main Library on April 23 at 7:00p.m.

The workshop will be presented by Dr. Ken Freedman, founder and director of Freedman Chiropractic in East Brunswick.

The workshop aims to educate attendees on the impact of diet, health, and outlook on the ...

SCA Celebrates Spring  Season With Colorfest

Edison, NJ - The annual Saraswati Cultural Association (SCA) Springfest Colorfest 2019 will be held at Roosevelt Park on May 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Colorfest, which is funded in part through a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, will feature live musical ...

Former Edison BSA Troop Leader Implicated In “Perversion List”

April 24, 2019

Edison, NJ -  John Philip Bakelaar, formerly of Troop 344 in Edison, is one among 52 former N.J. Boy Scout leaders who allegedly sexually abused boys.  This according to the law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates, who are demanding increased transparency from the organization.

According to the attorneys, the Boy Scouts of America has maintained an internal ...

Man Sentenced In New Brunswick For Aggravated Assault, Shooting At Police

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man from Perth Amboy has been sentenced to serve 21 years in a state prison for the aggravated assault of a Perth Amboy man and the attempted murder of police officers, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Monday.

Isaiah Peralta, 22, of Perth Amboy, was sentenced in Superior Court for second degree aggravated assault for a shooting that took place in the ...

Diocese of Metuchen Removes Former Priest

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A priest who formerly served in Hunterdon has been permanently removed from the priesthood, according to a press release issued today, Good Friday, by the Diocese of Metuchen.

Mark Dolak, 66, served in various Catholic churches throughout the state, including St. Catherine of Siena in Pittstown. He was ordained in 1979, according to the Diocese.

Dolak “had his ...

On Earth Day, A New Environmental Concern Revealed By Rutgers Scientists

April 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - On Earth Day, people everywhere are reminded to play a role in environmental issues. Rutgers scientists, however, have discovered that we may be harming the environment in ways we didn't realize.

Traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body are winding up in sewage treatment plants, streams, rivers, lakes, bays and the ocean. Rutgers scientists have ...

Enjoy A Taste Of Holland Right Here In The Garden State

CREAM RIDGE, NJ - Tulip lovers don't have to book a trip to the Netherlands to enjoy the stunning sight of rows and rows of the colorful spring flower. A day trip to Holland Ridge Farms on Rues Road can do the trick. The 153 acre farm features row after row of majestic tulips to the delight of visitors. This year's tulips at Holland Ridge Farm are currently in full bloom and have taken ...

Learn To Grow A Zen Garden

Edison, NJ - Plant Nite will be held at the Quaker Steak and Lube on April 30, at 7:30p.m. The event is open to those ages 21 and up.

Attendees will be led by growers and recieve step by step instructions to grow a mini Zen garden, succulent arrangement, or tiny terrarium. No experience is required.

Tickets include the cost of supplies needed. To purchase tickets, click here.


NYFD TO Help Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital With Containment Exercise

April 24, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the New York City Fire Department will conduct an infectious disease response and containment exercise on Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon on the hospital’s New Brunswick campus, the hospital announced Tuesday.

Areas that may be impacted by the exercise include the hospital’s Emergency Department, Respiratory ...

Edison Senior Center To Run Support Groups For South Asians

Edison, NJ - The Edison Senior Center, in conjunction with BrightStar Home Care will be hosting two South Asian support groups.

The Coping with Aging South Asian Family Member Support Group will meet on the Third Wednesday of the month beginning Wednesday, May 15 from 2 to 4 pm at the Edison Senior Center and will be facilitated by Saswati Chakraborty, CSW, MBA, PMP, CDP, Case Manager ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Recognized 'In Be Smart About Medicine' Contest

EDISON, NJ -- Giselle Lee of Edison and Anna Lee of Warren, eighth graders at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, were selected as winners in this year’s Be Smart about Medicine contest sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Wellspring Prevention, and the Middlesex County Board if Chosen Freeholders.

The students were joined by Dr. Corinna Crafton, Middle School ...

County Sponsors Birthday Parties for Residents Age 90 and Over

April 22, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - – It’s time to celebrate our seniors! As part of National Older Americans Month, the Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services is proud to announce the dates for their annual “Birthday Bashes” for senior citizens age 90 and over.


Four lunchtime parties will be held this year. Residents are asked to attend events based ...

JCC Of Middlesex Hosts Interfaith Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program

Edison, NJ - An Interfaith Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Program will be held on May 1, at 7p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, located at 1775 Oak Tree Road in  Edison. The event is co- sponsored by the Metuchen-Edison Area Interfaith Clergy Association, the Jewish Community Center, and the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.

“The Yom HaShoah ...

Edison Elks Donate to MCC Food Pantry

Edison, NJ - The Edison Elks #2487 donated $2,500 worth of food to the Middlesex County College Food Pantry.  The Pantry, which opened in January 2018, is located at the College Center, room 170B.

“We like to better our community,” said Doug Pearson, past exalted ruler of the chapter. The Elks, one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country, is dedicated ...

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South Plainfield Police Need Help to ID Burglary Suspect

April 23, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man the believed burglarized a residence on Cherry Street.

The burglary occured on Monday, April 15th at approximately 10:30 AM.

Surveillance photos show a male fleeing the scene from the residence by multiple witnesses.  The same male is scene on video surveillance ...

Woman Jumps To Her Death At Ikea Parking Garage, Cops Say

April 23, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ – A 58-year-old Garfield woman leaped to her death overnight from the parking garage at Ikea in Paramus, authorities said.

Police were called to the shopping complex shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, when an employee with the parking lot sweeper service discovered the body, according to Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

Further investigation revealed that the woman drove to the ...

Jersey City and Suez Extend Water Service Partnership

JERSEY CITY, NJ - SUEZ and the Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority (JCMUA) have agreed to extend their successful 22-year maintenance and operations agreement for water services an additional nine years to 2027 for approximately $150 million. Under the new contract, which is projected to save the City $7.8 million over its lifetime, SUEZ will focus its support on infrastructure improvement ...

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Freeholder Seeks to Support Victims of Terrorism in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019

Dear Residents of Middlesex County,

I am so saddened by the events in Sri Lanka.

I know our Sri Lankan neighbors here in the US must be frantic with grief and worry as they watch events unfold from so far away.

My thoughts are with you all but I am (as are many others) also ready to help in concrete ways if possible. If members of the NJ Sri Lankan know of how people here may be of ...

NJ Human Services Makes It Easier for Residents At-Risk of Homelessness to Get the Help They Need

April 24, 2019

Taking Action to Remove Barriers to Services and Supports

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that the Department is taking action to make it easier for individuals and families who are either homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless to receive critical services and assistance in a timely way.

The changes include updating ...

'Benny and Joon' Exudes Quirky Charm

‘Benny and Joon’ exudes quirky charm at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – You know you’re in for something different when Sam, in a dated black suit and hat, stands on the stage alone. Then a tiny train moves by and he gets on, with suitcase in hand.

We’re off to “Benny and Joon,” the musica which has its east coast premiere at Paper ...