Edison Top Stories

March 23, 2019

EDISON, NJ – A lifetime collection of re-released toys popular in the 1970s and ‘80s will be sold on Thursday, March 28, by Bodnar’s Auction Sales at the New Jersey Expo and Convention Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. The day-long sale also includes over 4,000 lots, from furniture and giftware to ...

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Edison, NJ –   An early morning shooting during a Reggae event held at Akbar Restaurant, located on Cortland Street in Edison, has left one man dead and another seriously injured. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said a Newark man ...

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For an update on this story, click here.  Edison, NJ – There are reports of an early morning shooting that took place outside of Akbar Restaurant in Edison, leaving at least one dead.    According to preliminary reports, the shooting occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m.  The identity of the ...

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Edison, NJ - Akash Patel, a student at John P. Stevens High School, recently won a 4 day, 3 night trip to Disney World through Ashley Farms, in recognition of his fundraising efforts. Mr. Patel helped raise money for the J.P. Stevens music program. It was part of a campaign, which sold ...

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Edison, NJ - On Thursday, the Edison Police Department issued a warning to residents through social media. They warned of a new telephone scam targeting residents by “spoofing” the department’s phone number. The scam, according to police, often instructs victims to immediately send money for bail ...

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Edison, NJ – The Edison School District is revising its grouping policies with an eye towards increasing access to Honors level coursework. After a series of meetings in February and March between the Administration and the Board of Education’s Curriculum and Technology Committee,  the District’s ...

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Edison, NJ – The Edison High School Theater Department will be presenting Curtains. A musical mystery comedy, the story is set in 1959 Boston.  It follows the events after a star is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The production runs from March 21 through March 23 with show times ...

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Edison, NJ -  The Garden Bros Circus is coming to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on March 25 and March 26. According to Garden Bros Circus, “this year’s production is packed with special effects, concert style lighting and 3 RINGS bursting with excitement, laughter and memories ...

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Edison, NJ -  Assembly members Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) and Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), who represent the 18th legislative district, issued a formal announcement this afternoon stating their intent to run for reelection. In a joint statement, the two legislators stated  “it has been an ...

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Edison, NJ - The Edison Public Library will join public libraries across the Garden State on March 23, from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,  to celebrate the fifth annual NJ Makers Day at at its North Edison Branch. The event highlights and celebrates innovative, hands-on experiences. Over 300 different ...

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Middlesex, NJ – On March 26, the Middlesex County Clerk’s office will be hosting a special Passport Acceptance Day for county residents. “We are pleased to offer this service to the community as a convenient way to apply for your U.S. passport. Even if you do not have any travel plans in the ...

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Edison. NJ - The Jewish Community Center will be hosting its Purim Carnival Extravaganza on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The event, which will be held at the Center, located at 1775 Oak Tree Road in Edison, is co-sponsored with area synagogues. The Purim Carnival Extravaganza will feature a ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Edison Public Library will be hosting its monthly Edison Page Lovers book club meeting at the Main Branch Library on March 27, from 7 p.m. pm to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This month's book is "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Published in 1958, the novel ...

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Edison, NJ - Yashas Ravi and Keya Patel are moving on to the next round of the  USA Biology Olympiad.  The J.P. Stevens students were in the top 10% of the first round of exams in the open round of the Olympiad.  The semifinals will be administered from March 18 through March 22. It is a three ...

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Edison, NJ -  Edison Township confirmed the details of a public meeting it will be holding on the proposed Water and Wastewater Concession Agreement with Suez North America. In a notice posted on its website, the Township stated that the meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28  at 6:00 p.m. at ...

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Edison, NJ – J.P. Stevens High School will be hosting a Jazz Festival on March 29 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thirteen bands from across the region, including the state champion J.P. Stevens High School Jazz Ensemble,  will be performing at the event, according to the J.P. Stevens Band Parents ...

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Edison, NJ - The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently announced that  Tyra Gravesande, Sitwat Syed, and Christine Iloegbunam, all students from Middlesex County College,  have been named as semi finalists for the prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Cooke Undergraduate ...

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Trenton, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations, passed the New Jersey Senate earlier this week.  The bill, S-1960, was sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex). “We allow parents at home and nurses at school to ...

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Edison, NJ - Triple C Housing, a community housing development organization, recently awarded Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey with its Community Impact Award. Mr. Lankey and his administration received the award for “his commitment to helping people and families with special needs and veterans who ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Edison Democratic Organization selected its candidates last night at the Pines Manor.  The organization, which is made up of 156 members, one committeeman and one committeewoman from each of Edison’s 78 districts, voted to endorse a slate of candidates for  the four seats that ...

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EDISON, NJ –  Edison  firefighters rescued two people from apartments at a Fox Road complex on Thursday night.  However  a pet dog and two parakeets died in the fire, authorities said. According to the Fire Department, firefighters found thick smoke and flames coming from windows in a ...

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Edison, NJ - J.P. Stevens High School placed fifth in its Division at the the New Jersey Science Olympiad (NJSO) State Finals Tournament, which  took place on March 12 at MIddlesex County College. The Science Olympiad, an international nonprofit organization, strives to improve science education ...

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Edison, NJ - The Inman Sports Complex, located in Edison, will be holding a St. Patrick’s Day Iron Man Roller Hockey Tournament on March 16. Game E will be from 8:00 a.m. and 10 a.m., D at 11:45 a.m., C at 2:00 p.m., and A/B at 4:30p.m. Division winners of the tournament will receive a $20 gift ...

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Edison, NJ - New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) , a division of the New Jersey State Bar Association  will be hosting “Winning Strategies for Municipal Court Law” on March 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:05 p.m. The meeting will be moderated by Edison based attorney, Kenneth A.

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Edison, NJ - The Senior Advisory Board will be meeting at the Clara Barton Branch Library on March 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Senior Advisory Board, according to the Edison Public Library, “serves as a liaison between the library and Edison’s senior community. Board members will ...

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Edison, NJ - The John P. Stevens Bowling team recently concluded its season with a banquet and awards dinner. Overall, the girls team finished with a 9-7-1 record, with a 8-4 record in division play. The boys team finished the year with a 9-6-2 record, including a 7-4-1 record in division ...

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Edison, NJ - Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey responded this afternoon to those opposing his proposed 40 year lease of Edison’s sewer and water systems to Suez North America, a Paramus-based water and wastewater company.  He also stated that the public hearing has been shifted to Middlesex ...

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Edison, NJ - On Monday, dozens of residents gathered at a public meeting organized by a group opposed to Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey’s proposed 40 year lease of Edison’s sewer and water systems to Suez North America, a Paramus-based water and wastewater company The meeting primarily focused on a ...

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Edison, NJ -  The New Jersey Women’s Council of Realtors will be hosting its 2019 Tech Talks at the Crowne Plaza in Edison on March 13, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will feature seminars on using technology effectively.  The program will include discussions on using video, optimizing ...

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Edison, NJ – Groups opposed to Mayor Thomas Lankey’s recent proposal to lease Edison’s sewer and water systems to Suez North America, a Paramus-based water and wastewater company, have launched a new website, nosuez.com, and are organizing two public meetings, leaving them at odds with the ...

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