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Edison Township And Developer Celebrate Groundbreaking Of 172 Affordable Housing Units In South Edison

May 18, 2019

Edison, NJ - Last week, Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey joined representatives from Pennrose, a developer, for the groundbreaking of Truman Square, a two-phase redevelopment project that will create 172 units of affordable housing for families, veterans and formerly homeless individuals on the former U.S. Army Camp Kilmer base.

“Camp Kilmer’s redevelopment is [a] key component of Edison ...

No Progress in 'Path To Progress' Meeting; Sweeney Leaves Stage

NEW BRUNSWICK –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes.

Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" legislation in front of a pro-union audience at Douglass College's Trayes ...

Edison Board of Education Files Lawsuit Against Zoning Board And Developer On School Overcrowding

Edison, NJ -  The Edison Board of Education filed its lawsuit against the Edison Township Zoning Board and Markim Developers late last week. 

The lawsuit seeks the reversal of the Zoning Board’s approval of  8 three-bedroom residential units at 144 Harding Avenue. Currently, the property is a single family home.    

Markim sought a use variance for the ...

Click it or Ticket This Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During the Memorial Day holiday, about 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out on the roads from May 20 through June 2 to remind drivers and passengers to buckle their seat belts. The annual Click It or Ticket campaign aims at enforcing seat belt use to help keep travelers safe as they drive to their summer destinations.

According to NHTSA, 10,076 people who ...

Man Barricades, Shoots Self in South River

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Although the South River Police Department responded quickly to a call that a man had barricaded himself in a residence in the township, the man apparently shot himself in a disturbing incident yesterday.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department announced that yesterday authorities responded to an armed male ...

South Plainfield Police Arrest 65-Year-Old Male for Allegedly Attempting to Solicit Sex with a Minor Online.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police have arrested Joseph Carreiro, 65, of Clark, NJ for allegedly attempting to promote obscene materials and debauch the morals of a 14-year-old girl for the purpose of a sexual encounter.

On Wednesday, March 13, a South Plainfield detective posed as a 14-year-old girl and answered an online ad soliciting sex posted by Joseph ...

Edison Students Celebrate Wellness At New York Jets’ Training Center

May 22, 2019

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Students from Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and Herbert Hoover Middle School were among those invited by the New York Jets and American Dairy Association North East to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park for a day of fun, inspiration, activity, and delicious foods.

Jets center Jonotthan Harrison presented students with “Touchdown” ...

Track and Field: The Union Catholic Girls Rack up Meet Record 240 Points, Win 5th Straight Sectional Title

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- The Union Catholic girls continued to add to its legacy as one of the greatest dynasties in state history with an epic performance at the NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public A Championships that concluded on Tuesday at Donovan Catholic High School.

The Vikings piled up nine victories and racked up a staggering meet record 240 points to win its fifth straight girls ...

Third Annual Future Stars Soccer Camp Set For July

MILLTOWN, NJ - The third annual Future Stars Soccer Camp is on tap for July 8 through July 12 at David B. Crabiel Park. Camp for children seven years of age and under will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for players 14 years of age and under. Participants will work on their soccer skills in a fun, safe environment on the park's multipurpose turf field. Players will ...

Woodrow Wilson Middle School Seventh Grader To Compete In Scripps National Spelling Bee

May 22, 2019

Edison, NJ -  Woodrow Wilson Middle School seventh grader Navneeth Murali  is headed to Maryland to compete in the 92nd Scribbs National Spelling Bee. Bee week begins at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor on Sunday, May 26 and continues through Friday, May 31. Murali joins 15 other Garden State spellers who qualified for the opportunity to compete in ...

Edison Board Of Education Hosts Teacher Appreciation Night

Edison, NJ – On Monday, the Edison Board of Education hosted Teacher Appreciation night.  Eighteen teachers were recognized as Teachers of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.  A full listing of recipients is below.

“When I ask people who inspired them the most,  the most often answer is a teacher or a family member,” said Baninder Mahabir, the ...

Camp Invention is coming to J.P. Stevens High School

Edison, NJ - Camp Invention, a program run through the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NILF), will be coming to John P Stevens High School. The camp runs from July 29 through August 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is open to children entering grades 1-6 in September.

According to its website, Camp Invention is a STEM camp that will promote creative problem solving, STEM application, ...

It’s summertime…and these tips can help make livin’ easy for teens with jobs

May 21, 2019

With summer almost here, many students will turn their attention to making money from a summer job. Whether it’s flipping burgers or filing documents, the IRS wants student workers to know some facts about their summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck. Here are some tax tips young ...

Tragic Death of New Jersey College Student Spurs Legislative Action for Safer Ride Sharing Services

TRENTON, NJ - In a moving and somber hearing on Thursday, state lawmakers listened to the testimony of grieving parents, community officials, and industry representatives on the need to implement safeguards for those using ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.  

With his wife Marci at his side, Seymour Josephson held back tears as he spoke about the tragic murder of their daughter ...

Meet The Mayors Part 3


Here's your chance to get to know your mayors as the Chamber continues a four-part series of "Meet The Mayors," Friday, May 17 from 8-10 a.m. at Thomas J. Deverin Community Center, 100 Cooke Ave., Carteret. 


You'll get the chance to connect with the Middlesex County mayors as they share Economic Development Opportunities for your ...

Middlesex County Invites Residents to Participate in Free Storytelling Workshop

May 22, 2019

Middlesex County, NJ – As part of its public engagement campaign for the County's new comprehensive master plan, Destination 2040, Middlesex County is working with coLAB Arts to provide residents of Middlesex County the opportunity to participate in a free storytelling workshop.

The workshop, which will be held on June 23, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm at the First ...

Holy Savior Academy Holds Annual Art Exhibition

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Holy Savior Academy held their Annual Art Show on Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 17th from 5p.m. to 7p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  The free event featured a gallery of artistic works of students from preschool through eighth grade.

“I have been collecting the students’ art work all throughout the year,” said Holy Savior Art Teacher ...

East Brunswick's Annual Art and Music Festival on Saturday June 1

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick, Department of Recreation & Parks is presenting its Annual ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL on Saturday, June 1, 2019 (rain or shine) from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. outdoors at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.  This daylong event includes the 17th annual juried art show & sale, artisan food vendors, live ...

Edison Board of Education Files Lawsuit Against Zoning Board And Developer On School Overcrowding

May 14, 2019

Edison, NJ -  The Edison Board of Education filed its lawsuit against the Edison Township Zoning Board and Markim Developers late last week. 

The lawsuit seeks the reversal of the Zoning Board’s approval of  8 three-bedroom residential units at 144 Harding Avenue. Currently, the property is a single family home.    

Markim sought a use variance for the ...

Prosecutor: Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run Later Looked For Replacement Parts For His Car

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The man charged in the hit and run death of a New Brunswick man last month looked on the internet for replacement parts for his damaged car later that morning, the prosecuting attorney said Friday.

Daquan White, 26, of North Brunswick, parked his 2001 Acura CL Coupe in the backyard of a house in Franklin Township in Somerset and then attempted to sell the car while ...

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park Hosts Spring Annual Clean Up

May 22, 2019

Edison, NJ - The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park hosted their Spring Annual Clean Up on Sunday, May 19th at the historic Christie Street, Edison State Park. 

Docents from the museum’s volunteer program, the Edison Township Environmental Commission, local residents, and the SEWA International Group of Edison, worked together from 9am – 12pm beautifying the park.  ...

Volunteers Help Beautify Clara Barton Streets And Parks

Edison, NJ  – The Clara Barton Neighborhood Preservation Committee held a clean-up on Saturday.  With over 35 volunteers helping in the effort, the clean-up yielded dozens of trash bags of garbage and litter. Pruning and weed removal occurred along Amboy Avenue and the volunteers also cleaned up Capestro Park.

The three hour clean-up ran from Route 1 to Woodbridge Avenue ...

EARTH CENTER To Host Eco-Ventures Program

Middlesex County, NJ - “Eco-Ventures at the EARTH Center” will take place at will take place at the EARTH Center, located in Davidson's Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick on Aug. 19-22 and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. There will be a field trip on Aug. 21, and later in the week, students will create public service announcements to encourage others to share in ...

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Sayreville

May 22, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in Sayreville, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Marcia Street and Lagoda Street.

  This is the fourth (4) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2019 and the first (1) rabid animal in Sayreville.

On Thursday May 16th, 2019 a Sayreville township ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Opens Neurocritical Care Unit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Try as he might, Dr. Kiwon Lee couldn't get the scissors to work during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.

Everything else about the neurocritical care unit unveiled by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, however, is state of the art.

The unit, where patients with severe brain injuries such as stroke or dementia will be treated, features 15 high-tech ...

Pinkin Bill to Allow Expedited Partner Therapy for STD Patients Clears Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ – A measure (A-4493) sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) to allow a health care professional to provide expedited partner therapy to sexual partners of patients diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases was approved Monday by the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

Pinkin released the following statement:

“Despite significant ...

Metuchen/Edison Real Estate Agents Revitalize Outdoor Gardens And Assist Students With Classroom Activities

May 20, 2019

EDISON, NJ  – Volunteers from the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Metuchen/Edison real estate office revitalized outdoor gardens, as well as assisted students with classroom activities, as part of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Day community service event in May.

Approximately 15 volunteers returned to the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities at ...

The Provident Bank Foundation Supports Middlesex County College

The Provident Bank Foundation renewed its longstanding support of the Middlesex County College Foundation with a $10,000 donation in May. The Provident Bank Foundation’s 2019-20 Mission Partnership supports Middlesex County College’s Annual Scholarship Reception, the Annual Casino Night event, and other programs.

“The Provident Bank Foundation has been a longtime and very ...

Could Grassroots Campaign, Alumni Support Save The Daily Targum?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The majority of Tara Sullivan's column posted today on the Boston Globe's website focused on Tiger Woods' chances of winning the PGA Championship.

Toward the bottom, however, she couldn't help but voice her concern over how her college paper had been plunged into financial crisis.

Sullivan, like many others who have gone on to have successful ...

Holy Savior Academy Honors Mary at May Crowning 

May 17, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Holy Savior Academy held its annual May Crowning, a traditional Roman Catholic ritual honoring Mary as ‘the Queen of Heaven and Earth,’ on May 16.  

“May is the Month of Mary, our Mother. Our May Crowning is a way for our students and staff to honor Mary, our Mother, and to pray to her for Jesus’ blessings on all ...

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Developer Seeking To Build 5-Story Apartment Building in New Brusnwick

May 22, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A developer who is seeking variances to pave the way for a five-story apartment building in the northwest section of the city did not appear before zoning board as scheduled Monday night.

Aravind Aithal, attorney for the board, said there was an issue with the Recon Service's legal notifications with some residents within 200 feet of the proposed project. He said the ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Assault of 10-year-old Girl Walking to School

May 22, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for grabbing a young girl off the street as she walked to school in 2016 and sexually assaulting her before a good Samaritan quickly intervened, says acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport.

Jair Ramirez, 43, was given the maximum allowable term by state Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann on ...

Karabinchak Says No to Asbestos in New Jersey

NJ LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 18 - Asbestos is a real and often overlooked danger in many products for sale in the United States, taking the lives of as many as 15,000 Americans every year. Assembly Democrats Lisa Swain, Robert Karabinchak and Britnee Timberlake bill to protect the health of New Jerseyans by prohibiting the sale and distribution of products containing asbestos was signed into ...

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.

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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Family and Friends CPR Program at the Edison Public Library

May 22, 2019

The Edison Main Public Library will be hosting a program called Family and Friends CPR. This program is being brought to us by Hackensack Meridian Health and in partnership with the Kittim Sherrod Foundation

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and ...

Union Catholic's Liu, Lumauig, Cao, Zhang Earn Prestigious Awards at Poetry Contest

May 23, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic's Jenny Liu, Amanda Lumauig, Selina Cao, and Olivia Zhang recently earned prestigious awards at the 37th Annual Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest at William Paterson University.

Liu, a senior, placed first in Advanced ESL, Lumauig, a freshman, finished second in Beginner Spanish, Cao, a junior, placed third in Chinese Native, and ...

‘Skylight’ Takes Emotional Leap for Two Mismatched Lovers

PRINCETON, NJ – Kyra is living on the edge in an upstairs flat in north-west London. When her former employer, and lover, Tom, comes to see her, he is horrified that she will put up with such a sad, paint-peeling habitat.

But we learn, in David Hare’s fascinating “Skylight,” she is making a statement as well as finding fulfillment in teaching poor children in a rundown ...

Saint Joseph High School Crew Team Excelled at Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships

The Youth Double (Trent Tighelaar, Ian Hedin) came home with a gold medal and a qualification for the Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Florida marking the first time Saint Joe's has qualified in the program’s history. Only the top three boats of the event within the region receive a coveted spot at Youth Nationals which is held on June 6th.

The Youth Quad (Keaton ...