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Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

Three Additional COVID-19 Cases in Edison

EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified that three (3) additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases range in age from forty-six-years-old through eighty-two-years-old.

Edison Township was not provided any other information regarding the new cases.

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

Five New COVID-19 Cases in Edison

EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified that five (5) additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases range in age from twenty-two-years-old through sixty-five-years-old.

Edison Township was not provided any other information regarding the new cases.

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

Missing: Lingen Hsiao of Edison

June 5, 2020

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing endangered person: Lingen Hsiao, Asian Male, 5ft 5in, 140lbs, Black Eyes, Black Hair.  Last seen at his residence in Edison, NJ on June 5 at 11:00 a.m.  Subject suffers from Alzheimer’s & Dementia.  Last seen wearing a Blue Polo Shirt with grey strips and grey ...

Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration and Trust-Building

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Piscataway Man

PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Piscataway Police have issued a missing persons alert for an "at-risk" 32-year-old township man.

According to police: “Christopher Gaskin was last seen on June 1, 2020 at approximately 6:00 p.m., walking away from his home within the township. His direction of travel and overall destination is unknown at this time.

“Gaskin is described as a ...

COVID-19 Clinical Research Study Underway at Atlantic Health System, Including Immune Response Study

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As of today, June 4, there are more than 162,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. Although there is no currently available vaccine against coronavirus, Atlantic Health System is calling on its expertise and national reputation for conducting cutting-edge clinical trials in oncology, neuroscience as well as cardiology, to look for effective treatments for ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Edison Students Recognized for Achievements at Georgia Tech for the Spring 2020 Semester

June 4, 2020

EDISON, NJ - The following students from Edison have earned the distinction of Dean's List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Spring 2020. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

Rishabh Ranjan 

Surya Venkatram 

In addition, Edison's Shravan Hariharan earned the distinction of ...

Joseph Papa of Edison Awarded Degree at Wilkes University

EDISON, NJ - Joseph Papa of Edison received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Wilkes University. The degree was one of 720 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees awarded at a virtual degree conferral ceremony held by Wilkes on May 16. A second virtual degree conferral occurred on May 29 for students receiving the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the Nesbitt ...

New Jersey State Department Of Education Seeking Parent Feedback On Remote Learning

NEW JERSEY - The State Department of Education is seeking feedback from Garden State parents on the remote learning practices that were instituted in school districts across New Jersey in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. The online survey is anonymous and is available in English and Spanish. Parents can access the online survey by clicking on the following links:

English ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Get The Rod In The Water For Free Fishing Day On June 6

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife offers two free fishing days each year. Saturday, June 6 is one of those days for 2020. October 17 is the other. Saturday's Free Fishing Day coincides with National Fishing and Boating Week. The NJDFW offers the two free fishing days each year as a way to let families enjoy a no-risk day on the water trying out something new. It is ...

Edison Mayor Tom Lankey Issues Statement on George Floyd and Policing in Edison

June 5, 2020

EDISON, NJ - Edison Mayor Tom Lankey issued the following statement on Friday afternoon regarding the murder of George Floyd as well policing in Edison:

“These are painful and difficult times.  The murder of George Floyd further exposed the deep divisions that still exist in our country and has shown us all how much more work needs to be done to root out racism in our ...

Gov. Murphy Commends How NJ Continues to Peacefully Protest for George Floyd

NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday. 

Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor Michael Soriano estimating as many as 4,000 people marching in ...

JFK Hartwyck at Cedar Brook Takes Part in #Seniors4Seniors2020 Social Media Campaign 

June 2, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents and staff at JFK Hartwyck at Cedar Brook, a division of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), recently took part in the #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign sponsored by the New Jersey Hospital Association. 

The #Seniors4Seniors2020 initiative, according to a press release from the association, was ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Third Graders Present Virtual Recorder Recital

EDISON, NJ -- Third grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison performed on their recorders with homemade videos to create a wonderful virtual recital. 

The students began learning the recorder at the beginning of the school year. They continued practicing and improving their skills during distance learning.  The repertoire includes songs learned early in the ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Celebrates Athletes, Teams at Virtual Rams Recognition Night

EDISON, NJ -- The department at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held a virtual Rams Recognition Night to celebrate the accomplishments of its Upper School athletes and teams on May 27.

Four athletes who compiled at least nine varsity letters received W+H blankets: Brianna Chambers of Somerset, Austin Miller of Linden, Sahil Mulji of Edison and Nadia Valcourt of South Plainfield.

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Share Genetics Research

EDISON, NJ -- Upper School science students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed the fields of genetics and molecular biology in a series of informative virtual presentations in a webinar on May 20.

W+H offers honors research programs in genetics and molecular biology and technology. In genetics, students work on an independent genetic research project using drosophila ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Lower School Embraces Virtual Community Field Day

EDISON, NJ -- The first-ever virtual Field Day turned into an enormous success, with Lower School students and parents participating in a community oriented challenge event that incorporated many interesting aspects.

Students in from PreK-Grade 5 were divided into teams of Green and Gold during the daylong event, which triggered thousands of posts on SeeSaw. Students and their families ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Eighth Graders Deliver Capstone Presentations

EDISON, NJ -- Eighth grade students at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison addressed a variety of interesting topics during a series of well-executed virtual Capstone presentations last week. Nine students participated in this year’s program:

Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway – Water Shortages in sub-Saharan Africa; Tiger Huang of Edison – Impact of Artificial ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Thespians Win Theatre Night Awards

EDISON, NJ -- Mayah Nissim of Scotch Plains and Sahil Mulji of Edison, seniors at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, won the equivalent of an Oscar in their categories of distinction at the Montclair State University's Theatre Night Foxy Awards, which was held virtually on May 19. Mayah won for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Work of Innovation & ...

Peaceful Rally in Spring Lake Park Organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Calls for Justice, Awareness and Unity

June 5, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD – On the afternoon of June 4, over 50 people gathered at the gazebo at Spring Lake Park in South Plainfield to kneel in solidarity for George Floyd and all those who have lost their lives unjustly.  The event was organized by South Plainfield High School Freshman Olivia Payne, who initiated the demonstration on social media.  At 3:15p.m., the crowd ...

Sarlo-Ruiz "Bridge Year" Bill Passes NJ State Senate

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of the Governor’s office and the New Jersey Department of Education.  

The ...

MCC Students Receive Awards

June 4, 2020

Middlesex County College Students Awarded for Excellence in Psychosocial Rehab

Two Middlesex County College students, Maria M. Torres (Montclair) and Syed Ali Naqvi (Edison), received awards from the Rutgers University Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment Program this spring. Ms. Torres received the Clinical Excellence Award for demonstrating superior clinical skills at her practicum ...

Morristown, Overlook Chief Nursing Officers Named ‘CNOs to Know’ by Becker’s Healthcare

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field.

Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

Parking lot of Menlo Park Mall, near Barnes & Noble and Cheesecake Factory, Edison

Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

Food & Drink Giving Back

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Sun, June 7, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...

MCC Students Receive Awards

June 4, 2020

Middlesex County College Students Awarded for Excellence in Psychosocial Rehab

Two Middlesex County College students, Maria M. Torres (Montclair) and Syed Ali Naqvi (Edison), received awards from the Rutgers University Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment Program this spring. Ms. Torres received the Clinical Excellence Award for demonstrating superior clinical skills at her practicum ...

How Can We Do Better?

There are both too many things to say and nothing to say. I am horrified and yet unsurprised, I am heartbroken for my friends who fear for their children, who have to have “the talk” with their young sons. I am longing for a leader who will work to weave the country back together rather than rip us apart.

I am heartbroken by the violence that has erupted and by the predatory ...