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Extended Hours at County Clerk's Office to Process Vote-By-Mail Applications On Oct. 29 and Nov. 2

October 21, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office announced that the office will be open for special extended hours to process Vote-By-Mail applications and ballots for the upcoming general election. The special hours will be 8:30 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, October 29, and from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, November 2.

“One of the most important rights we have is ...

Edison Water Advisory Panel’s Meetings Won’t Be Held In Public

Edison, NJ – A recently created Water Advisory Panel will not have its meetings open to the public or televised on Edison TV, according to the Township.

Many Township meetings, including meetings by Township Council, Board of Education, Library Board, Zoning Board, and Planning Board are televised or otherwise available online. A growing number of residents are also broadcasting these ...

Edison Library Hosts Census Workshop

Edison, NJ - On Saturday, October 19, the Asian American Federation is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau, Inspiring South Asian American Women, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and other organizations to host a Census Organizer Workshop in Edison.

"The Asian American community makes up more than 10% of New Jersey’s population and are the fastest-growing racial group ...

Edison Police Participate in National DEA Take Back Initiative

October 22, 2019

Edison, NJ - On Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10am-2pm, the Edison Police Department will be participating in the National Take Back Initiative to collect unwanted or expired prescription or over the counter drugs.

For the first time, vape pens and E-Cigarettes will also be collected, as long as the batteries have been removed.

“DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back ...

Edison Police Arrest Car Theft Suspect, Recover Vehicle

Edison, NJ  – Yesterday, Edison police arrested a Newark man in connection with car theft about an hour after the vehicle was reported stolen outside a Route 27 convenience store.

Police charged Damon W. Flowers II, 22, with theft, receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The owner of a black Honda Civic told Officer Neel Patel that he ...

Edison Police Arrest Home Burglary Suspect

EDISON, NJ - Police officers found and arrested a burglary suspect within hours after a Celler Road homeowner reported finding a stranger inside her house when she returned from work.

Officers Nicole Errico and Lisa Cimmino charged Osman Lenia Rodriguez-Bardales, 27, of New Brunswick, with burglary and theft of property in connection with an Oct. 10th break-in at the Celler Road ...

NCAA: Rutgers Athletics Program Graduation Success Rate is 89%

October 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers's athletics programs have set a school record with an overall graduation success rate of 89%, according to the NCAA's new annual report.

According to statistics released today for all Division I institutions, seven Rutgers sports programs produced perfect rates of 100% and 17 out of 20 teams earned marks of 80% or above.

"Our student-athletes ...

NJSIAA Denies New Brunswick Football Team Waiver Request, Forfeit Against Edison Stands

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has told TAPinto New Brunswick it will not grant a waiver to New Brunswick High School, which used an ineligible player during its season-opening four-game winning streak.

That means the Zebras will still be forced to forfeit their victories over Monroe, Dickinson (Jersey City), Edison and Piscataway. After ...

Piscataway Volleyball Shuts Out Edison 2-0 on Senior Night

PISCATAWAY, NJ – It was a busy day for Piscataway girls sports teams on Thursday with volleyball and soccer posting big wins as they celebrated their seniors on Senior Night while field hockey, tennis, and gymnastics fell to their opponents.

Over on the volleyball court in the Patton building, the Lady Chiefs continued their winning season with a 2-0 shutout victory over the Edison ...

Edison Students Design Apps As Part Of STEM Program

October 21, 2019

Edison, NJ -  For the second year, Tata Consultancy Services’ flagship education program, goIT, partnered with the Edison Township and Housing Authority to provide a joint-partnership program called SWAG (Success, Workforce, Accountability, and Goals for the Future).

Students from the Housing Authority ideated and designed mobile apps that would solve or address issues that create ...

IRS Celebrates Military Families During National Work And Family Month

October 17, 2019




WASHINGTON —As part of National Work and Family Month, the Internal Revenue Service reminds military families that they often qualify for specific tax rules and benefits.

National Work and Family Month was established in 2003 by a Senate resolution. October was chosen to help communicate and celebrate progress towards creating more flexible work ...

Public-Private Partnership Aims To Inspire Edison Students To Pursue STEM-Related Careers

Edison, NJ -  On Thursday, October 17 from 4pm to 6pm, Success Workforce Accountability Goals will partner with the Edison Township and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for the Edison Has SWAG Culmination Event. The event is closed to the public. 

Success Workforce Accountability Goals is in its second year of partnership with the Edison Township and TCS’ goIT. The partnership ...

Edison Recreation Department Seeks Holiday Craft And Food Vendors

Edison, NJ – The Edison Recreation Department is seeking holiday craft and food vendors for the Township’s Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. along Amboy Ave.  

This is an outdoor event. There will be limited heated tent space available on a first come first-serve basis.

For additional ...

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park to Host 4th Annual Trail of Horror and Harvest Fun

October 18, 2019

Edison, NJ – The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park is partnering with the Edison Recreation Department to host the 4th Annual Trail of Horror and Harvest Fun on October 19. The Harvest Fun will take place from 3p.m to 6p.m, and the Trail of Horror will take place from 6:30p.m to 9p.m.

The Harvest Fun will feature a DJ, music, games, pumpkin decorating, a magic show at 5p.m, a family ...

Edison Chamber Of Commerce Holds “Horror Festival”

Edison, NJ - On Saturday, October 26, the Edison Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its “Horror Festival” at Lake Papaianni Park. The Festival runs from noon to 7 p.m.

There will be rides and foods and various crafter tables. The festival will also include a costume contest and dance competition,  There is a pre-registration deadline of October 21  for the dance and ...

In Clara Barton, Block Party Brings Neighbors Together   

Edison, NJ – The Clara Barton Neighborhood Preservation Committee will be hosting it 4th annual Neighborhood Block Party on October 19. The event, which will run from noon to 5 p.m., will also serve as a fundraiser for the Clara Barton First Aid Squad.  The block party will take place at the Clara Barton First Aid Squad, located at 1079 Amboy Avenue in Edison.

The block party will ...

Juvenile charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact of a Rutgers student and burglary

October 22, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - News has been swirling around today regarding the assault on a Rutgers student while she was sleeping in her dorm on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway.  In a press release, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L. C. Kuberiet and  Chief Kenneth Cop of the Rutgers University Police Department have announced that a juvenile has been arrested and ...

Residents Of Margate Edison Protest Decision By Board To Change Election Date 

Edison, NJ - Residents of Margate Community stood with signs and petitions in hand to protest a decision by the Margate Community Board of Directors to postpone the Co-op Board elections from October 15 to December 17, 2019. 

Margate at Edison is a residential housing corporation, built in the early 1960’s as a rental property and converted to the cooperative form of ownership in ...

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: What is Domestic Violence?


October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  In New Jersey, the domestic violence laws fall under an act designed to prevent future acts and protect victims. In Part I of this series, readers learned who can seek the court’s protection under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act.  In Part II, the focus is on what actually constitutes ...

Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Landscape

October 21, 2019

Raking fall leaves can seem like a chore and a never-ending one, at that. Reduce time and effort spent managing fall leaves by putting this valuable resource to work in your landscape. 

Use your mower to recycle leaves right where they fall. As you mow the grass, you’ll shred the leaves into smaller pieces. If they are the size of a quarter or smaller, your lawn will be fine.  ...

NJ Clean Communities Council and NJ Food Council Launch “Choose to Reuse” Educational Campaign 

TRENTON–– The New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) has entered into a partnership with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) to launch the “Choose to Reuse” campaign.

The statewide educational effort - with a municipal focus - is designed to tackle the issue of single-use disposal bags and encourage consumers to bring their own reusable bags when they ...

Edison Township To Distribute Leaf Bags  As Leaf Collection Program Commences

 Edison, NJ – Leaf bags will be distributed at the Municipal Complex, through November 8.  Bags will be distributed at the first floor lobby of the municipal complex, located at 100 Municipal Blvd. 

“We are glad to once again be able to offer this free service to our residents. It’s always a popular program,” said Mahesh Bhagia, Special Assistant to ...

Rutgers Scientists Help Discover New Antibiotic in Tropical Forest

October 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Scientists from Rutgers and around the world have discovered an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium from a Mexican tropical forest that may help lead to a “plant probiotic,” more robust plants and other antibiotics.

Probiotics, which provide friendlier bacteria and health benefits for humans, can also be beneficial to plants, keeping them healthy and ...

Chicken Product Recall Affects Target, Aldi, Trader Joe's and Other Local Stores

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chicken sold in grocery stores and restaurants around the country has been recalled for possible listeria contamination.  Several local stores in New Jersey have been affected by the recall.  (This story was originally reported by Corey Williams of

The products among those recalled include the following:

Chopped Salad with Chicken ...

7 Things To Know About This Year's Flu Season

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC recommends that people aged 6 months or older receive flu vaccinations by late October, at the beginning of the season before the virus starts spreading, ...

Menlo Park Mall Teams Up with Susan G. Komen During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 21, 2019

EDISON, N.J. -  Menlo Park Mall announced its fall campaign to support Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization.

More than 150 Simon Malls and affiliated retail centers, including Menlo Park Mall in Edison, will be participating in a range of activities during the month of October in order to raise awareness of breast cancer.

“We are thrilled ...

Edison Residents, Businesses, and Educators Honored At Annual Awards Reception By Chamber of Commerce

Edison, NJ - On Thursday, the Edison Chamber of Commerce hosted its 20th Annual Awards Reception and Dinner, celebrating Edison’s finest individuals and organizations in business.

Each honoree was chosen through a precise selection process. First, they were nominated by a Chamber member who felt they were deserving of recognition. Then, they were narrowed down from a pool of candidates ...

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Piscataway Officials Present Rutgers Pharmacy Students with Proclamation for National Pharmacists Month

October 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – October is National Pharmacists Month. In recognition of the contributions those in the profession make to health care industry, Piscataway officials invited student representatives from Rutgers’ Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy to Tuesday’s council meeting where Mayor Brian Wahler presented them with a proclamation.

“Whereas the pharmacy exists as one ...

Sketch released of possible witness as 5-year old girl remains missing, search continues for child abducted in south Jersey

October 17, 2019

BRIDGETON, NJ -- Authorities released a sketch of a man they believe could be a witness to the abduction that took place almost a month ago, of a 5 year old girl (article below). Authorities are now asking that anyone who may recognize the possible witness from the sketch,or anyone with any information at all, please call Bridgeton Police at 856-451-0033.

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Union County, Overlook Medical Center to host Women's Health Fair in Union

Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has partnered with the Union County Office on Women for a Women’s Health Fair on Oct 23 near Kean University in Union. The event will include health screenings and an educational fair from 8:00am to 11:00am, with a panel discussion by seven prominent women physicians who will discuss a variety of women's health topics from 9:00am ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

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Tennis: Union Catholic Celebrated Senior Day With Victory Over Roselle Park

October 22, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ. -- The Union Catholic girls tennis team celebrated Senior Day with a 4-1 victory over Roselle Park on Monday at Kramer Manor Park.
Before the match, Union Catholic honored its senior players, Maddy Abood, Sadie Abood, Cara Leegan, Gabriella Pollard, Madison Truesdale, and Amelia Casale. 

The Vikings, who improved to 7-8 on the season, swept the ...

'Chasing Rainbows' at Paper Mill Explores Garland's Early Career

MILLBURN, NJ  - Judy Garland has made an amazing comeback, with both this charming musical at Paper Mill Playhouse and the new film starring Renee Zellweger. It’s also the anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,” a film that never seems to lose its appeal. Garland’s early career is the focus of “Chasing Rainbows, The Road to Oz.”

Ruby Rakos is a sound choice ...

Summertime Renovations Improve Overall Learning Environment for Students at Saint Joseph

The Zenga Library and Media Center, Brother Clifford O’Neil, S.C. Hall, and the Campus Store were renovated over the summer as part of Saint Joe’s continuing efforts to offer the best possible learning environments for the students.

 A major change in the Media Center was the addition of the Economics Lab, which has a three flat-screen TV’s and a stock ticker that ...