Edison News

September 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Borough Council Monday night approved an ordinance that will permit qualified artists to paint murals on the brick facades of buildings in the downtown retail district along Main Street. There are two mural projects already awaiting the approval process. Each is intended to ...

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EDISON, NJ - The John P. Stevens Marching Hawks will be hosting its 31st annual Marching Band Festival on Sunday, October 7, beginning at 12:00 noon.  The festival, which helps support the school’s marching band program, will include  music, food, and a variety of vendors.    This year’s John P.

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EDISON, NJ - Kiddie Keep Well Camp will be hosting a Gourmet "Around the World in Six Plates" Fundraiser to benefit underserved children and seniors in Middlesex County. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Schirber Dining Hall, 35 Roosevelt Drive, Edison, NJ ...

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TRENTON,NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Monday on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ unanimous vote to open up an application window for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity, the largest ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High levels of lead were found in 29 water faucets and other outlets located in four city schools, according to water test results that the school district released recently. Schools Superintendent Aubrey Johnson said water samples were taken from 335 faucets, sinks and ice ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the Commissioner of Education about the proposed changes being considered for the PARCC test as part of a plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment. The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Plainfield last week and have released an image of the suspect. On Thursday, September 13th, at around 1:25 p.m. a man described as a black male approximately 5’7” tall weighing 150 lbs ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A series of school bus safety bills that aim to improve bus safety and accident response, make bus drivers and company’s more accountable and require every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Daffodils have a cheery presence in the spring garden and are a surefire way to chase away the winter blues. These fall-planted bulbs are also reliable perennials that require no maintenance and are not bothered by deer or other pests. The National Garden Bureau declared 2017 ...

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Edison, NJ -  J.P. Stevens (1-1) bounced back from a disappointing week one loss against Perth Amboy with a  23-10 win over East Brunswick (0-2) at home.  Devon Fowlkes caught two touchdowns in the winning effort.  Quarterback Joseph Young also connected with Kasi Hazzard.  The Hawks will next take ...

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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 ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - All information on this Police blotter was provided by Hillsborough police. Those facing charges are considered innocent unless proven guilty in Hillsborough Municipal Court. All defendants charged by police were processed and released pending a court appearance. Aug. 4, ...

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Edison, NJ - Domino's Pizza held the grand opening of its New Jersey Supply Chain Center in Edison.  The facility is over 180,000 square feet and can store over 40,000 trays of dough balls.  According to the company, the center will employ 150 people in the area.  It is the largest Domino’s supply ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences. The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the ...

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Edison, NJ -  On September 14th, New Jersey residents with disabilities and their families will have an opportunity to meet the candidates for US Senate. The Candidates’ Forum will take place from 6 to 8 PM in West Hall Parkside Drive on the Edison Campus of Middlesex County College located at 2600 ...

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EDISON, NJ – The John P. Stevens High School football team started their season last week with a disappointing 27-13 loss against Perth Amboy. But the Hawks are undaunted, as they look for a win at home against  East Brunswick tonight.  Game time is 7pm. For the Hawks, it is their third year ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- September is National Preparedness month, and the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness is encouraging residents to prepare for the threat of any storms that may occur this season as well as any other weather-related conditions. It’s hard to know ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ –  Middlesex County Democrats joined in attacks of the Republican U.S. Senate Candidate, Bob Hugin, citing his time as an executive for the pharmaceutical company, Celgene Corp.  In a  press release issued Thursday, Senator Joe Vitale (D-Middlesex), Chairman of the New Jersey Senate ...

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WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY,  NJ - A local preacher used money he stole from a plumbing company where he worked as a bookkeeper to buy himself a BMX W5 and a Mercedes S550.  He also stole over $700,000.  Now his life is going down the drain. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police were summoned to Somerville Middle School at 10:07 a.m.Wednesday in response to a lockdown situation, forcing all students and administrators to remain behind locked doors in their classrooms and offices until a complete search of the school by police was conducted. It ...

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Edison, NJ - The Child Care Services Branch of the YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy (MEWSA) will be hosting its 10th annual Tot Trot & Youth Fun Run on Sunday, October 14th at Metuchen High School, located at 400 Grove Avenue in Metuchen. The event will proceed, rain or ...

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Trenton, NJ -  Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez  has been named as the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-chairwoman. The committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling.  Among other ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city resident was beaten by three armed assailants who took the victim back to his apartment and stole property and narcotics, Rutgers police said in an alert. They said New Brunswick police are investigating the robbery, which occurred Monday about 10:30 p.m., when the ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison residents gathered Tuesday night for a ceremony organized by the Township to remember the  victims of the September 11th attacks. The Remembrance Ceremony was held at Council Chambers. Elected officials and other speakers recalled  the tragic events of that day and its lasting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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East Brunswick, NJ –  Students attending  Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools can expect a number of new and renovated facilities according to the district. Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools enroll approximately 2,000 high school students and over 7,000 adults ...

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