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Sen. Diegnan Seeks New Task Force to Study Automated Cars

January 21, 2019

Trenton, NJ –  Local legislator, Senator  Patrick J. Diegnan (D-Middlesex), wants the State to study the use of advanced autonomous vehicles.  Mr. Diegnan, who heads the Senate Transportation committee, is sponsoring a joint resolution to establish the “New Jersey Autonomous Vehicle Task Force.”  His proposal unanimously cleared the Senate Transportation ...

Edison Housing Authority Faces Challenges Resulting From Fed. Gov. Shutdown

Edison, NJ - The partial federal government shutdown is having an impact on the Edison Housing Authority according to its Executive Director, Deborah M. Hurley.  Although federal funding for the Edison Housing Authority is not an immediate concern, Ms. Hurley stated that the closure of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presents the local agency with a number of other ...

Election Date Debate,  Edison Council Prez Cancels Special Meeting

Edison, NJ -  Both the Edison Town Council and the Edison Board of Education scheduled special meetings this week to discuss moving School Board elections from November to April.  The Board of Education held its meeting last night. Hours before that meeting, Edison Council President Alvaro Gomez announced that he was cancelling the Council’s Special meeting, which was scheduled ...

PSE&G To Conduct Safety Inspections in Edison

January 16, 2019

Edison, NJ - Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) announced that it will be conducting inspections of gas meters in Edison to ensure the continued safety and reliability of gas services.  The inspections will include outdoor as well as indoor meters. PSE&G technicians are required to obtain consent from an individual over the age of 18 in order to access indoor ...

South Plainfield Police Search for Suspects in Krauszers Burglary

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police are asking for the public’s help in capturing two male suspects in the burglary of Krauszers located at 488 Oak Tree Road. According to the police, at approximately 11:00pm on January 8, 2019 two male suspects forced entry into the Bollywood Dance Studio and then cut through the wall to enter Krauszers. The operation took over three ...

Traffic Alert: Lane Closure on Rt. 1

Edison, NJ -  Edison Police are advising commuters to avoid Route One Southbound in the area of the Edison Diner.  According to the Township,  due to a traffic accident, a pole is down blocking two lanes of traffic. Heavy traffic delays expected.

Saint Joseph High School Resurrects Its Athletics Hall of Fame

January 17, 2019

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School Athletics Hall of Fame is again taking nominations for induction this year following a 17-year hiatus. Inductees must be Saint Joseph graduates, must have lettered in a varsity sport, attended the school for at least three years, and must possess a record of high performance and excellence.

On January 4, the Falcons hosted St. Benedict's ...

Chiefs Basketball: Piscataway Boys and Girls Battle J.P. Stevens

PISCATAWAY/EDISON, N.J. -- The Piscataway boys and girls basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night and both faced J.P. Stevens.

The boys won on the road in Edison against the Hawks, 52-40, while the girls fell at home, 59-50.

Antonio Chandler led the charge with 17 points while six others poured in at least three points apiece. Chandler, who made two 3-pointers and five free throws, ...

'69 Mets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of World Series Win at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, June 9.

Four members of the 1969 World Series Championship team will be in attendance to be honored down on the field during the pre-game ceremonies and then sign autographs for fans at the ballpark. Scheduled to appear ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Students Attend Teen Health Seminar

January 19, 2019

EDISON, NJ – Dawn Francavilla, Director of Student Life at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison  accompanied 11 students to a Teen Health Seminar at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. The program aims to educate students about health issues and hospital career choices.

The 11 students who attended the program were Zach Brown of South Plainfield, Logan ...

The 2019 U.S National Chemistry Olympiad Student Registration Is Now Open

EDISON, NJ - Registration is now open to students at Edison High School to participate in the U.S National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO), a chemistry competition for high school students sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The first step of the multi-tier competition is the Local Chemistry Olympiad competition, administered in March.  For students at Edison High School, the ...

Edison Board of Education Offers Substitute Workshop

Edison, NJ – The Edison Township Board of Education will be hosting a Substitute Workshop on Friday, February 8, 2019.  Registration is required for the two hour workshop which will take place at the Board of Education building, located at 312 Pierson Avenue in Edison.  Seating is limited for the event, which is traditionally a popular draw, according to the Board.

To ...

New Jersey Rates Near The Bottom of 2019’s Best States to Retire: WalletHub

January 21, 2019

NEW JERSEY, NJ -- With almost 25 percent of all American adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on “Best States to Retire” list for 2019. To the surprise of few people, New Jersey ranked among the most worst, landing at No. 46 among the 50 states of the U.S.

WalletHub compared every state across 46 key metrics. The ...

Edison Based Business Connects to Host Regional Job Fair

EDISON, NJ – Edison based Business Connects will be hosting the region’s first job fair of the winter 2019 season, the “Show Me the Money Job Fair,” at the Clark Holiday Inn on January 31 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Business Connects, founded by Jill Ryan, CEO of Ryan Consulting, and  Jennifer Wilner, CEO of Secretary Central, hopes to facilitate an ideal fit between ...

Edison Chamber of Commerce Hosts Economic Forum

Edison, NJ- The Edison Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Economic Forum at the Pines Manor on January 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to the Chamber, the forum will help business owners understand how trends in finance, public policy, and real estate will impact their business in 2019.  The forum will include discussions on commercial real estate, tax law, regulatory changes, ...

Edison’s Libraries Turn 90

January 21, 2019

EDISON, NJ -  Edison’s libraries are turning 90 and residents are invited to celebrate the milestone.  The Edison Public Library will be hosting its 90th anniversary celebrations with three events, one at each of the Edison Public Library’s branches.

The celebrations will kick off on January 22 at the North Edison Branch from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. On January 23, there will ...

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Edison Prepares for Chinese New Year

EDISON, NJ – The Chinese Association of Inman Senior Grove Residence will be hosting a Chinese New Year party at the Inman Grove Senior Residence on February 9 from 2pm to 4pm.

The Chinese New Year will officially begin on February 5, marking the start of celebrations for the year of the Earth Pig, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. In the Chinese culture, pigs are the ...

NJ Supreme Court Dismisses More Than 780K Minor Municipal Court Warrants

January 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ— If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed.

The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed over 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases dismissed dates back to 1976.

The order comes after a report by a three-judge panle recommended ...

Sheriff's Office Offers Close-up Look Through Academy

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents can once again get a close-up look at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office through an eight-week Civilian Academy.

This academy is designed to show Middlesex County residents on the functions and duties of the sheriff’s office.

The program is conducted at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville and begins March 14, from 7  to 9 ...

Edison Man Pleads Guilty To International Based Scam Targeting Seniors

Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a 25 year old Edison resident pleaded guilty to conspiring with parties from a call center in India that used his Edison based company, Infusion Micro, LLC to accept payments from unsuspecting victims.  Prosecutors said that the scam conned 83 senior citizens out of cash totaling $25,000.

Mohammed Alam, of ...

Global Recycling Policies Impact Edison Recycling Collection

January 17, 2019

EDISON, NJ – In 2017, China passed its National Sword policy.   Enforcement of the policy, which bans 24 types of solid waste, including various plastics and unsorted mixed papers, from being imported into the country, began in January 2018.  

China’s policies on accepting recyclable waste have had an impact on municipalities, including Edison, according to Anthony ...

How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you will be enjoying months of indoor color.

You may have enjoyed an initial burst of color ...

Houseplants 101

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

Though some may find indoor gardening a bit intimidating, don’t let past ...

Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

January 21, 2019

QUINCY, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen ...

Help is On the Way: Hackensack Meridian Health Steps Up for Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

EDISON, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals and ...

Middlesex County Offers Additional Flu Clinics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations.

“Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," Freeholder Director Ronald Rios said in a statement this week.

County officials cite ...

Food Pantries Helping Federal Workers Issue Plea For Donations, Food Drives

January 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - As the government shutdown continues, the Middlesex County food bank is stepping up to offer assistance to furloughed federal workers and urging the rest of the county residents to pitch in with donations to stock dwindling supplies.

"Federal employees from local agencies of the IRS, TSA and EPA who are not receiving a paycheck are forced to tap into savings and ...

Middlesex County College Offers Tuition Assistance To Furloughed Federal Workers

EDISON, NJ - The federal government shutdown, now in its 28th day, has affected almost 800,000 federal workers according to several estimates. Middlesex County College (MCC) has decided to offer support to those affected by allowing students to apply for payment deferral.

According to MCC, individuals will still be required to apply for the College’s payment plan, but the application fee ...

Metuchen-Edison NAACP Officers Sworn In; Discuss Workplace Discrimination

EDISON, NJ – The NAACP’s Metuchen-Edison Branch hosted its first meeting of the year on Thursday.  At the meeting, held at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Edison, leaders of the organization were sworn into office. After the ceremony,  a panel discussed the issue of discrimination in the workplace.

Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott, who is the first female Sheriff ...

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Mayor and Clergy Council Urge Donations to Support Federal Workers during Shutdown

January 21, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Mayor's Office and the East Brunswick Clergy Council are sponsoring a food drive to help those who are currently furloughed by due to the partial federal government shutdown as it enters its    day.

"We feel terrible for the number of people who are caught up in the middle of a debate in Congress.  Lives and income are at ...

Code Blue Alert Continues in Newark Today as Temperatures Dip

January 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - The city’s Code Blue alert will remain in effect today as temperatures this morning dropped to about 6 degrees.

A Code Blue alert is called whenever temperatures reach 25 degrees or lower without precipitation or 32 degrees or lower with precipitation. The alert helps homeless people get to shelters during cold weather.

For a full list of shelters in the city, check ...

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Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic Boys Win 3 Events, Finish Second at State Relays

January 21, 2019

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- The Union Catholic boys put together several impressive performances and won three events when the Vikings placed a very strong second at Thursday's Non-Public A Relay Championships at the Bennett Center.

UC, which scored in eight of the nine events, won the shuttle hurdles in 31.13, captured the 4x400 in dramatic fashion in 3:27.04, and finished first in the team ...