Edison Top Stories

August 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer) appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of training camp for the Rutgers football team at the beginning of August, there were a few notable position changes. But none were more eye opening and drastic than redshirt freshman Elijah Barnwell switching from offense to defense, from running back to ...

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Paul Saxton, the new interim Superintendent for the Edison School District, recently spoke with TAPinto Edison regarding his plans for his time as Superintendent. “I’m excited and honored to serve Edison and sustain the level of excellence Edison has achieved” said Mr. Saxton.  He discussed four ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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As previously reported, seven individuals are vying for three Board of Education seats in Edison. On Monday, the Middlesex County Clerk conducted a ballot drawing to determine the ballot positions for each candidate. Three candidates have bracketed together. Harish Verma, Ralph Errico, and ...

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The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy is expanding opportunities for local children to attend to camp.  Through a new pilot program started by the Township of Edison, sixteen children attended YMCA’s Oakcrest Camp, located on Inman Avenue in Edison.  In a press release, the ...

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EDISON, NJ -   With officials estimating a crowd of over 42,000, the 14th Annual New Jersey India Day parade, hosted by the Indian Business Association (IBA) was a grand success according to parade organizers.   The parade, which included 18 floats, a marching band, and multiple walking groups, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center located in Davidson's Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick. The rain date is August 19. According to ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has hired Greg Fahey as its new head boys’ basketball coach. Fahey, 27, is excited to bring his energy, experience and work ethic to a program that has struggled in recent years. The Rams are coming off a 4-17 season under Eugene Maxwell, who ...

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A number of residents from Edison, Fords,  Scotch Plains and surrounding areas were part of "Team USA," representing the United States at the Kimura Shukokai International (KSI) World Tournament held in the Annexte Globe Stadium in  Stockholm, Sweden between July 18th and  21st.  The tournament ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Fourth Annual Pakistan Day Parade will be celebrated on Sunday, August 19th at 1:00 pm. The parade run through Oak Tree Road starting in Iselin, New Jersey and end in front of The Mall on Oak Tree Road in Edison. Last year’s parade attracted about 15,000 people from all over the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, ...

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EDISON, NJ – Council President Ajay Patil plans to introduce an ordinance requiring the registration of abandoned and vacant properties, also referred to as “zombie homes.”  Mr. Patil plans to introduce the ordinance at the August 22, 2018 meeting. A recent report by NJ.com placed the number of ...

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EDISON,NJ - Edison Township hosted their tenth National Night Out on Tuesday. The event consisted of games for children, free food, and an outdoor movie. Citizens had the opportunity to meet officers from the police department as well, to learn more about the department’s ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Food, Wine, and Beer Festival will take place August 18, starting at 12pm at Lake Papaianni  Park. There is a 5$ entry fee, with free admission for children under 10. The event is hosted by the Edison Chamber of Commerce. “If you’re looking to find shade under a 100 foot tent, ...

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EDISON, NJ- The Edison Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday, from June to October, 8am – 2pm, at 925 Amboy Ave. The farmer’s market, which has been active for 10 years, supplies produce including tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and most vegetables grown on a family run farm in Monroe. Other ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Tzu Chi Foundation of Central New Jersey, based in Edison, has won the N.J. Clean Communities Council's 2018 Award for Volunteerism.  “Volunteers from Tzu Chi’s Edison Chapter have conducted monthly cleanups at man-made Lake Papaianni, in a 15-acre municipal park near the Edison ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The township can field hundreds of calls per day, many centering on quality of life and infrastructure issues such as branch collections, bulk pickups, and potholes.   Most requests are made by telephone or the Township’s QAlert online system.  According to one township employee, the ...

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EDISON,NJ - On August 19, 2018, the United Chinese Americans Association of New Jersey (UCAA-NJ)  will be hosting its 2018 Summer Picnic Friendship Event. The picnic will take place at Grove 1 in Edison Roosevelt Park beginning at 10:30 AM.  It will “present the diversity of our community, promote ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Middlesex County Freeholder Board and the County Office of Aging and Disabled Services announced the winners of their annual Senior Art Contest.  This competition was open to all professional and non-professional Middlesex County artists over age 60. Three Edison residents ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey ...

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TRENTON, NJ  –Legislators from the 18th Legislative District  announced how updating New Jersey’s school funding formula will result in the legislative district receiving an increase of more than $6.6 million for the district’s public schools. In a joint news release, the three legislators ...

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EDISON, NJ - Major promoter, record label owner, songwriter, producer and arranger Paul Kyser will lead a discussion on the status of Black Music on Thursday, August 9th  at the next Metuchen Edison Piscataway Area Branch NAACP General Meeting. The forum will be held at 7 PM at the Stelton ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Over 300 volunteers and sponsors gathered at Royal Albert’s Palace in Fords, New Jersey ahead of the New Jersey India Day Parade, which runs from Edison to Iselin on Oak Tree Road. The event was the local kickoff for the parade. The Indian Business Association, which hosts the annual ...

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EDISON, NJ -   A National Night Out event, hosted by Edison Township, is scheduled for  6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 outside the Edison Municipal Complex and at the Papaianni Park softball field.   On its website, the National Association of Town Watch describes the  event as “an annual ...

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EDISON,NJ – On July 25, the Edison Municipal Council voted to pass this year’s municipal budget on a 5 to 2 vote.  The proposed $137 million budget will increase taxes by 1.40%. The budget runs from January 1 of this year through December 31. Council President Ajay Patil and Councilman Joseph ...

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EDISON, NJ — Seven people are running for three seats on the Edison Board of Education this November according to the Middlesex County Clerk’s office: Ralph Errico* Harish Verma Yunxia “Yuna” Chen Shivi Prasad-Madhukar* Elizabeth Conway Paul Distefano* Anthony Deamorin * ...

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EDISON, NJ – Yu Jiang (Jane) has been hired as Edison Township’s Public Library Director.  She replaces Judith Mansbach, who recently retired in July after serving over thirty years in the library. TAPinto Edison recently sat down with Director Jiang to discuss her vision for the Township’s library ...

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EDISON, NJ,  - TAPinto.net is pleased to announce that New Jersey Information Services (NJIS) has franchised TAPinto Edison.   Edison is a culturally diverse and active community that deserves a local newspaper that is wholly dedicated to the needs of its residents and businesses.  TAPinto Edison ...

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EDISON, NJ - Management & Training Corporation (MTC) has been awarded a 2-year contract - with the potential for three, one-year options - to operate the Edison Job Corps center. MTC was founded on Job Corps and currently operates 22 centers nationwide. The contract was awarded by the U.S.

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