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Middlesex County Board of Commissioners Shares Vision for 2023 During Reorganization Meeting

January 10, 2023

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners hosted its annual Reorganization Meeting, with nearly 500 people in attendance, on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at the Performing Arts Center on the Middlesex College campus.

County Commissioner Director Ron. Rios, who was selected by his peers to serve another term as its director, shared the Board’s ...

Medical Experts from RWJBarnabas Health Discuss Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

January 25, 2023

NEW JERSEY – Over the past few weeks, the news has been flooded with details and updates about Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety who, during a Jan. 2 game, collapsed on the field and went into sudden cardiac arrest. 

Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness; it can be caused by a heart attack but ...

Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick Welcomes New Therapy Dog

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Children’s Specialized Hospital’s newest staff member is 22 months old, stands about a foot and a half tall and sports a lush, sandy-blonde coat.

Maui, the facility’s newest therapy dog, was greeted Monday, Jan. 9 with a party where she instantly made friends with some of the hospital’s patients and staff members.

The golden retriever will ...

RWJBarnabas Health Seeking Support During National Blood Donor Month

NEW JERSEY – January is National Blood Donor Month and, through its continued effort to address a current severe blood and platelet shortage throughout the state, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), is continuing its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood. 

“New Jersey, as a whole, is dependent on imports of blood and platelets from other parts of the ...

Edison Bicyclist Badly Injured in Hit-&-Run

January 17, 2023

EDISON, NJ — A man driving an electric bicycle was serious injured after being struck while trying to crossing Route 1 near Prince Street, authorities said.

Police responded to Route 1 North and Prince Street at 12:55 a.m. Monday, where they found the badly injured man, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Police Chief Thomas Bryan.

The victim was taken to ...

North Plainfield Girls Basketball Comes Back to Bounce Edison, 55-51

January 21, 2023

EDISON, NJ — Nyla Felton scored 22 points and Kaelyn Hester added 14 points to lead North Plainfield over Edison, 55-51.

 

Down eight points, the Canucks outscored Edison 19-7 in the fourth quarter for the win. 13 of Felton’s 22 points came from free throws. Layla Gutierrez added eight points and seven assists for North Plainfield.

 

Ghelsey Go scored 23 points ...

Chargers-Bears-Rams Ice Hockey Team Defeats JP Stevens-Metuchen Coop

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Two Greater Middlesex Conference cooperative teams faced off on MLK Day at the Club at Woodbridge. The Chargers-Bears-Rams took on JP Stevens-Metuchen High Schools Monday afternoon and CBR came away with the program's second victory. CBR defeated JP Stevens-Metuchen 11-1. Eryk Miastkowski picked up his second win in goal for CBR. Caroline Citro and Hailey Connelly scored ...

Plainfield Public Schools is Hiring

January 21, 2023

PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Plainfield Public School District is hiring teachers and staff to fill vacancies for this year and the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The district is offering “on the spot” hiring at its In-Person Job Fair that will be held at the Board Administration Building.

DATE: Wednesday, January 25
TIME: 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Administration ...

Edison Students, Apply Now for the 2023 Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship

EDISON, NJ — Edison high school seniors, it's time to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship. DeLeeuw, a prominent Plainfield resident and a patron of the arts, established a scholarship fund to assist students in need for their pursuit of post-secondary education.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 8. Download the application here.

The scholarship fund, a part ...

East Brunswick Birders Spot 38 species in the Township

January 25, 2023

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The annual EB Winter Birding Day started off with a walk around the East Brunswick Community Park (Dallenbach’s) followed by visits to Heavenly Farms, the MCUA (Edgeboro) Landfill, and the town’s newest park – Beaver Dam. This annual winter birding day is sponsored by the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.

The day was cloudy, but not too cold ...

Applications Available for 2023 DeLeeuw Scholarship

January 26, 2023

EDISON, NJ - The time to apply is now!  High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.  Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.

To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation, has provided over 1.4 million dollars in scholarships ranging from $1,000 ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

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Winchester, Altobelli, Ansong Lead Union Catholic Boys Basketball Team Over Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Union Catholic boys basketball team hung on to win a nail-biter over Plainfield, 54-53, on Tuesday night.

The Vikings, who have won three of their last four games to improve to 8-7, were clinging to a one-point lead when Plainfield missed two free throws with five seconds to go in the game. After the second free throw bounced off the rim, UC's Yaw Ansong grabbed ...

Union Catholic Girls Basketball Legend Kris Kirchner Honored With Olympic Banner

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- When Pam Holmes was an eighth grader back in 1976 at St. Bernard's School in Plainfield, she spent a lot of time reading the sports pages and attending basketball games at Union Catholic.

And each time she opened the paper or sat in the stands, her eyes would always lock in on one name, one player - the legendary Kristin Kirchner, who at the time was a junior ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's Breast Care Connection Granted Accredited Status From the American College of Surgeons

January 25, 2023

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted accredited status to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Breast Care Connection. RWJUH has held accredited status since 1999.

 

To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation, a breast center ...

Tips to Catch a Cheating Partner

Suspecting that your partner is being unfaithful can take its toll not only on your mental health but also on your physical health.  The truth is that if someone "feels" like their partner might be cheating, 99% of the time, they are.  Most people make the mistake of confronting their partner with their suspicions, and that is one of the worst things you can do.  A ...

Healthgrades Ranks Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Among Top 5 in New Jersey Across Multiple Specialty Care Areas

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Three RWJBarnabas Health facilities rank among the top 5 in New Jersey across various specialty care areas according to a new analysis released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. The facilities recognized include Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J., Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. and Robert ...

Agent Spotlight: Ebtsam "Sam" Sayed

Ebtsam “Sam” Sayed, Sales Associate in the Westfield office, is a dedicated Realtor, a skilled negotiator, and a mother of two. Sam specializes in Union County, working in Westfield, Clark, Scotch Plains, and beyond but she also does plenty of business in Middlesex and Somerset counties. With over a decade and a half of experience as a full-time real estate agent, Sam has the skill ...

Know It Alls

The latest Monmouth University poll showing New Jersey residents don’t like their elected State House representatives ain’t exactly man-bites-dog news. But, it’s worth going deeper into that.

The core of the reaction is that those residents have little or no idea about whom or what they are talking about. If they did, they’d act out their anti-angst every ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Selected to All-State Band

Luke Tan of Edison and Sophia Fontaine of Somerville, students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, who earned the opportunity to perform with the New Jersey All-State Band. The W+H students auditioned for the All-State High School Bands and Orchestra at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison on Jan. 21. 

Sophia was accepted into the Wind Ensemble on euphonium and Luke was accepted into ...

Central Jersey Native Christopher McQuarrie Earns Two Oscar Nominations for Top Gun: Maverick

January 25, 2023

PRINCETON, NJ - Princeton-born screenwriter Christopher McQaurrie has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1986 action film. McQaurrie has been nominated for best adapted screenplay and best picture, as McQaurrie was also one of the producers of the film.

McQuarrie was born in Princeton and grew up in Princeton Junction in West ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Applications Available for 2023 DeLeeuw Scholarship

EDISON, NJ - The time to apply is now!  High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications now from their school guidance office.  Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.

To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation, has provided over 1.4 million dollars in scholarships ranging from $1,000 ...

East Brunswick Birders Spot 38 species in the Township

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The annual EB Winter Birding Day started off with a walk around the East Brunswick Community Park (Dallenbach’s) followed by visits to Heavenly Farms, the MCUA (Edgeboro) Landfill, and the town’s newest park – Beaver Dam. This annual winter birding day is sponsored by the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.

The day was cloudy, but not too cold ...

Central Jersey Native Christopher McQuarrie Earns Two Oscar Nominations for Top Gun: Maverick

PRINCETON, NJ - Princeton-born screenwriter Christopher McQaurrie has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Top Gun: Maverick, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1986 action film. McQaurrie has been nominated for best adapted screenplay and best picture, as McQaurrie was also one of the producers of the film.

McQuarrie was born in Princeton and grew up in Princeton Junction in West ...

Medical Experts from RWJBarnabas Health Discuss Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

NEW JERSEY – Over the past few weeks, the news has been flooded with details and updates about Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety who, during a Jan. 2 game, collapsed on the field and went into sudden cardiac arrest. 

Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness; it can be caused by a heart attack but ...

Children's Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick Welcomes New Therapy Dog

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Children’s Specialized Hospital’s newest staff member is 22 months old, stands about a foot and a half tall and sports a lush, sandy-blonde coat.

Maui, the facility’s newest therapy dog, was greeted Monday, Jan. 9 with a party where she instantly made friends with some of the hospital’s patients and staff members.

The golden retriever will ...