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County Offers Additional Help for Vets, Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI

November 10, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. The conclusion of “The War to End All Wars” inspired the commemoration of Armistice Day on November 11. Since then, the day’s honor extended to veterans of later wars, such as WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and became known as Veterans Day.

A lot has changed in the century following that ...

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day Comes To Edison

Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County will be offering a free, one-day-only drop-off event for household hazardous waste for County residents. On Sunday, Nov. 18th, residents will be able to drop off  household hazardous waste at Middlesex County College, at the Mill Road Entrance, from 8AM - 2PM.  The drop-off is available to residents only and not commercial ...

Edison Police: Inman Avenue Rail Crossing Closure

November 10, 2018

Edison, NJ - The Edison Police Department is advising residents that the Inman Avenue Rail crossing will be closed on or about November 15, 2018 thru November 18, 2018 for repairs. Residents should plan an alternate route. 

Edison Police: Delays on Woodbridge Avenue Expected on Saturday

Edison, NJ – The Edison Township Police Department is advising residents of expected delays on Woodbridge Avenue this Saturday.  The Department announced that “The BAPS Temple, located at 2500 Woodbridge Avenue, will be celebrating their New Year on Saturday, November 10th from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm. A large number of congregants will be crossing near the temple. Traffic backups are ...

Police Issue Plea for Help to Find Missing 'At-Risk' Man

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are asking the public's help in finding a missing 23-year-old man who is considered to be at-risk.

Anthony Boyd was last seen in the city with his girlfriend, Starleene Hampton.

Authorities did not know when or exactly where he was seen.

Police said Boyd has a history of drug use.

He is described as a white male, 6-foot, 2-inches tall and weighing 150 ...

Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer Notches 1,000th Win

November 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. 

Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, became the sixth women's head coach in NCAA history to join the elite 1,000 career ...

Edison Eagles Fall to North Brunswick Raiders 30-21

Edison, NJ -  The Edison Eagles lost their playoff game to the North Brunswick Raiders in the second round of the 2018 New Jersey High School Football Playoff Brackets: NJSIAA - Central Group 5" tournament. 

The Eagles took an early 7-0 lead with a 38 yard touchdown pass from Lucas Loffredo to Kamille Pryor in the second quarter. But the North Brunswick Raiders scored 17 ...

Edison Eagles Defeat South Brunswick Vikings 14 -7 In Playoff Win

Edison, NJ – The Edison High School football team defeated the South Brunswick Vikings in the first round of the NJSIAA - Central Group 5  New Jersey High School Football Playoff Bracket.  Tylor Montford (Sr), who rushed for 98 yards on 16 carries, scored in the fourth quarter to put the Eagles ahead for good.  In the second quarter, Eagles quarterback Lucas Loffredo (Jr) ...

Building Dedicated to Rutgers Alumnus Anchors Engineering School

November 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In yet another expansion of its facilities, Rutgers University this week dedicated a new four-story, 106,000-square foot Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, named in honor of a 1950 university graduate who has made major donations to his school.

The building on the Busch campus now anchors Rutgers' School of Engineering complex, and is the most recent facility built as ...

Edison Public Schools Have a Delayed Opening

Edison, NJ - On Friday, November 16, 2018, Edison Public Schools will have a delayed opening. 

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Edison: After School Activities and Meetings Cancelled for November 15, 2018

Edison, NJ - All after school activities and meetings have been canceled for today, Thursday, November 15, 2018. Aftercare is canceled this afternoon as well.  The Middle School Parent Teacher conferences are being rescheduled to Thursday, November 29, 2018. 

Local Business Group Hosts Annual Christmas Spectacular For All Residents

November 13, 2018

Iselin, NJ -  The Indian Business Association will be hosting its annual Christmas Spectacular, sponsored by ShopRite, on  December 1, 2018.  The annual event features live music, train rides, and the lighting of the Oak Tree Road Christmas Tree, a 27 foot decorated tree that is placed at the corner of Rt. 27 and Middlesex Avenue in Iselin.  The event starts at 3 PM and will ...

Volume Up To Headline Benefit Concert At Spotswood High School

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Indie/alternative rock band Volume Up will be headlining a concert at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. All of the proceeds from this family-friendly concert will go to benefit Music for Relief.

Music for Relief was founded in 2004 by the band Linkin Park after a tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed more than 200,000 people and left ...

Local Artist Brings Joy, Hope and Purpose through his Art

Edison, NJ -  On Wednesday, November 14, 2018,  the Edison Arts Society will be showcasing local artist, Vikash Jha with an Opening Celebration and Reception at 6:30 pm. The event will be held in the Edison Arts Society Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Municipal building in Edison.  Light refreshments will be served, and all are invited to attend.

Mr. Jha was born in eastern ...

Jane Fonda Visits Newark, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

November 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways.

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark with advocacy groups and a state lawmaker to support a $15 minimum wage, especially ...

Amazon Officially Announces Pick For HQ2

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon today announced its picks (yes plural) for its second headquarters, and it wasn’t Newark.

The corporate giant selected Long Island City and Arlington, Va. for the company's new headquarters. The company also selected Nashville for a new operations center, which will handle fulfillment and transportation.

Newark was one of 20 finalists named by the company ...

Monday Morning Business Blitz with Anjalee Khemlani

Edison, NJ -  Get ready for the week ahead.  Click here to listen to a roundup of the top stories impacting Edison's business community, brought to you by Anjalee Khemlani in her weekly podcast. 

Anjalee Khemlani is a Managing Editor at ROI-NJ, a leading business news publication in the Garden State. She is an award-winning journalist ...

Errico, Conway and Chen Win Board of Education Election, Incumbent Madhukar Loses

November 7, 2018

Edison, NJ -  There will be new Board of Education members come January.  Newcomers Elizabeth Conway  and  Dr. Yuna Chen secured victories along with incumbent Ralph Errico on Tuesday.  According to unofficial results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s office, Mr. Errico received 9,746 votes, Dr. Chen received 9,222 votes, and Ms. Conway received 9,531 ...

Department of Justice Officials Set to Monitor Polling Places in Middlesex County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in Middlesex County on Tuesday.

The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a Justice Department press release.   

“Voting rights are ...

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 10 AM Thursday Morning To 9 PM Thursday Evening

November 15, 2018

EDISON, NJ- The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for the Edison area:

Mixed precipitation is expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch expected.

Mixed precipitation is expected from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m Thursday Night.

This Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will ...

Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

Make gift giving easy with unique green gifts that provide weeks and in some cases months and years of beauty. Plus, gifting easy-care blooming plants is an experiential gift that’s ideal for everyone, especially that person on your list who has everything.

Gardeners as well as practical family members and friends will enjoy the dual purpose the Christmas rose (Hellebore) provides. This ...

Edison's Open Space Trust Fund Ballot Question Fails

Edison, NJ -  Edison voters appear to have narrowly rejected a ballot initiative to approve the proposed renewal of the Open Space Trust Fund.  According to unofficial results released by the Middlesex County Clerk’s office, the ballot question failed by a vote of 8,374 (51%) to 8,014 (49%).  The results do not reflect provisional ballots that were cast on Tuesday.

If ...

Reminder to Edison Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

November 14, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any time ...

Four Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Recalled for Health Risk

Dunkin Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is ...

Rev. Soaries Appointed to RWJBarnabas Trustee Board

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced.

Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, will serve a three-year term on the board.

“We are ...

Man Faces Life in Prison for Bank Robbery Conviction

November 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hillsborough man with a history of arrests and indictments for bank robbery now faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a robbery at a North Brunswick bank

A jury in Superior Court in New Brunswick continued Quinton Watson, 51, for the Jan. 14, 2014, hold-up at the Garden State Community Bank in North Brunswick, Middlesex County ...

Convicted Double-Murderer Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive life terms of imprisonment following his guilty pleas to two counts of first degree murder before ...

Pregnant Woman Fatally Stabbed in Perth Amboy, Man Arrested

NEW BRUNSWICK - A 25-year-old Perth Amboy man was arrested today and charged with fatally stabbing a pregnant woman in Perth Amboy Thursday night, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey in a joint statement with Perth Amboy police Chief Roman McKeon.

Benny M. Pichardo was charged with murder for killing Esmeralda Cedeno, 20, who was six months pregnant, Carey said.

He said that ...

Rutgers Preparatory School to Celebrate Diwali

November 15, 2018

On Sunday, November 18th, Rutgers Preparatory School (Somerset, NJ) will celebrate Diwali. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. and there will be a catered dinner following the event, sponsored by Bombay Talk in Iselin, NJ. The event is open to the public and will include performances, presentations, and dances directed and choreographed by more than 90 student participants from various ethnic ...

Saint Joseph High School Holds Annual Advent Mass & Tree Lighting Ceremony

METUCHEN, NJ – Saint Joseph High School will be hosting its Annual Advent Mass and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  The event is open to the public and will include a Bell Concert presented by Saint Matthew the Apostle Bell Choir at 4:45 PM followed by Mass celebrated by Brother Louis Couvillon, S.C. Chaplain, at 5 PM.  The Bell Concert held in the ...

Twelve Events Happening in New Brunswick This Week (Nov. 12)

November 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK – Now that November is in full swing, leaves turning colors, air is cool and crisp and the holiday season is fast approaching.  You know what that means? Festive events, festive events, festive events!

Tuesday, November 13
New Brunswick Jazz Project – Emerging Artists Night & Open Session-Gabriel Bar Cohen 8-11 p.m.
Where: George Street Ale House, 378 ...

Milltown's Our Lady Of Lourdes To Host 40th Annual Christmas Bazaar

MILLTOWN, NJ - Get a head start on the holiday shopping at the 40th annual Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New at this year's always-popular bazaar is the OLOL Emporium, offering beautiful gift items. A whole host of well-known brands like Lenox and Mikasa will be available as well as linens and other items ideal for holiday ...

Veterans Day Parade on Sunday Honors All Military Members

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick.

"We should come out and thank a veteran for their service," said city council Vice ...

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Sat, November 17

Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, North Brunswick

North Brunswick Woman's Club Annual ...

Giving Back


Sun, November 25

B&N in store on 11/25 and online from 11/25 until 11/29/18, Edison

SPEF Book Fair at Barnes and Noble

Sun, November 25, 3:00 PM

Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield

The Orchestra of St.Peter by the Sea Holiday ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts 6 Suspects in Murder

November 16, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- Patricio M.

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 15, 2018

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration

Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education Efforts

Nov. 15, 2018

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson ...