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

February 18, 2019

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 ...

Assemblyman Karabinchak Introduces Defense Against Porch Pirates Act

Trenton, NJ - “Package theft is a growing problem for online consumers,” said Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Middlesex). “As the popularity of online shopping has increased, unfortunately, so has the act of stealing those deliveries from homes before residents retrieve them. This is a downside to having your purchases delivered, but not one that should be without ...

Residents Praise Middlesex County's Stand Against ICE Detentions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people.

"Middlesex County is simply upholding the law by refusing to detain people who judges have determined are eligible for release. To do ...

Edison Woman Rescued by Edison Firefighters Has Died

February 18, 2019

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 ...

Edison Firefighters Rescue Woman from Mobile Home Fire

Edison, NJ – An Edison woman was admitted to JFK Medical Center in Edison for emergency medical care earlier today after she fell unconscious and collapsed from smoke inhalation according to Township officials.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., a fire started at Edison Mobile Estates, located at 852 Route 1 North. The woman, who has not been identified by authorities, was inside her burning ...

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

February 18, 2019

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 ...

Girls Basketball: J.P. Stevens Moving On To GMC Semifinals

Edison, NJ – The J.P. Stevens Girls Varsity Basketball team is moving on to the semifinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.  The Hawks defeated Old Bridge by a score of 54-28 before a home crowd and will next take on cross-town rival, Edison High School, in the next round of the tournament.

Leading by 8 points entering the second half, the Hawks dominated Old ...

Track & Field: Union Catholic Wins Record-Tying 5th Straight State Title

TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls track and field team put an exclamation point on another undefeated season with a historic performance at Saturday's NJSIAA Non-Public A Track and Field Championships at the Bennett Center.

The Vikings received contributions from 13 different athletes on the way to a decisive and dominating 101-38 1/2 victory over runner-up Paramus ...

Rutgers Admissions Visiting Middlesex County College

February 18, 2019

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 High School Senior Named Regional Finalist  for Coca-Cola Scholarship

EDISON, NJ - An Edison student is one of four Regional Finalists for the 2019 Coca-Cola Scholarship. Sameer Jain, from Edison High School, is one of 251 students selected out of the over 95,000 high school seniors and and nearly 1,900 Semifinalists who applied for the scholarship.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship, now in its 30th year, is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to ...

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 ...

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

February 18, 2019

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” ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

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

February 15, 2019

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 ...

2 Former New Brunswick Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two priests who served at churches in New Brunswick are among the clergy the New Jersey Catholic dioceses have identified as "credibly accused" of sexually abusing children.

Another eight other priests and one deacon who also served in the Metuchen Diocese were among the 188 identified in lists that the five dioceses in the state released on Wednesday.

John ...

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

February 16, 2019

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 ...

You are Invited to the "Great Backyard Bird Count"

DAVIDSON'S MILL POND PARK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all birdwatchers- or anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite residents of all ages to join the “Great Backyard Bird Count.”

This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Davidson's Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick.

Heart Shaped Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves.

Pothos and philodendron with heart shaped leaves are easy-to-grow and long time favorites.

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

February 16, 2019

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 ...

Driving Tips for the Afternoon Commute from AAA Northeast

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Today's State of Emergency may have gotten off to a slow start, but at the lunch hour, Northern NJ was already experiencing snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Roads, as predicted, are slick.

AAA Northeast offers driving tips for those who find themselves out and about today, and face the evening communte later.  

Take the time ...

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 ...

Suspects Sought in Attempted Armed Robbery at Linden Gentleman’s Club

February 16, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department are seeking individuals involved in an attempted armed robbery that took place Wednesday evening.

Just after 9:00 p.m. Linden Police officers responded to Taboo Gentlemen's Club on the corner of E Linden Ave & S Park Ave on a report of an attempted armed robbery. 

According to authorities, the victim, a 31-year-old valet attendant, was ...

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, ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic Stay Perfect By Winning State Record Tying 5th Straight State Title

February 18, 2019

TOMS RIVER, N.J. --  The Union Catholic girls track and field team put an exclamation point on another undefeated season with a historic performance at Saturday's NJSIAA Non-Public A Track and Field Championships at the Bennett Center.

The Vikings received contributions from 13 different athletes on the way to a decisive and dominating 101-38 1/2 victory over runner-up ...

"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 ...