Edison Top Stories

December 13, 2018

EDISON,NJ - Recently launched Beautiful Edison, a nonprofit, will be hosting an informational presentation at the Clara Barton First Aid Squad, located at 1079 Amboy Avenue in Edison, on December 14 at 7 p.m.  According to organizers, the event is intended to help introduce the organization and ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection ...

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EDISON, NJ –  In January, Edison Board of Education President Jerry Shi convened an Overcrowding Taskforce to seek solutions to what he termed “the District’s overcrowding crisis”  and to find a pathway to implement a full day kindergarten program.  After holding several meetings with stakeholders, ...

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EDISON, NJ-   As first reported by TAPinto Edison, the Edison Public libraries have expanded the hours of the Clara Barton Branch.  On Tuesday, The Clara Barton Branch held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the branch’s newly expanded hours. “Expanding access to this library is just the ...

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NEWARK, NJ –  The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for all National Small Business Week Awards, including 2019 New Jersey Small Business Person of the Year.  According to the agency,  all nominations must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 9, ...

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EDISON, N.J. – Laura Kelly, RN, who serves as the coordinator for perinatal education at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center (HMH- JFK Medical Center)  in Edison, was honored as a recipient of the 2018 Nurse Recognition Award by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN).  The award was ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The third annual Operation Cookie Swap went into full drive on December 2, mobilizing to bring holiday smiles to active and non-active military families in the area. Operation Cookie Swap is sponsored by the SSG Michael Ollis Freedom Foundation and Amici’s Bakery in Monroe Township.

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Just a couple more weeks left in December before we start the new year. If you still have events you want to attend or activities you want to do, do them! Below is a list of events going on this week, so you can make what’s left of 2018 a great one. Monday, December 10 An ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Chamber of  Commerce hosted a seminar to address the impact of addiction on communities and in the workplace.  Held in Heritage At Clara Barton, the event featured a number of speakers including Former Governor James McGreevey   and Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey. The event also ...

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Edison, NJ -  The Office of Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak announced that it is currently accepting applications for Legislative Internships for the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer. The unpaid internship program is offered for credit or community service hours. Requirements for the ...

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EDISON, NJ -- On Tuesday, December 4, a group of 25 sophomores and juniors from The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison attended the Teen Hunger Summit at Seton Hall Prep in South Orange. This is the second year that W+H students have attended the summit, an event organized by the Community Food ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers student athletes this week gained recognition from the Big Ten Conference, with 86 Scarlet Knight players named to the Fall 2018 Academic All-Big Ten List. The total number of recognized fall sport athletes is a record for the university, topping the 84 students who ...

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GARDEN STATE PARKWAY - Following the death of her passenger in a crash on the Garden State Parkway, a young woman from Middletown has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the first degree and assault by auto in the third degree.  She also was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving while ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville high school teacher was arrested on charges of engaging in inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with several high school students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement Friday afternoon Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the wood shop teacher ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 100 Rutgers faculty members and students protested outside the university Board of Governors meeting Thursday and spoke out during the meeting demanding equal pay for instructors on the three campuses in Newark, Camden and New Brunswick. Currently, faculty at the Newark ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison Township’s 29th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting took place on Thursday at The Heritage at Clara Barton. Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey lit the tree alongside Santa and the Grinch. Also present at the event were members of the Edison Township Council. The event featured musical ...

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Edison, NJ -  On Sunday December 16th, promptly at noon, the Terra Nova Garden Club  will present the Wreaths Across America ceremony by laying a wreath on the grave site of every veteran resting at the St James Church Piscataway Burial Ground, located at 2136 Woodbridge Ave., in Edison.  The ...

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EDISON, NJ - Nearly 80 Edison officers threw away their razors for “No-Shave November,” racking up over $7,000 for cancer research and making their Police Department the nation’s third highest fund-raiser. Now, at the request of PBA President Michael Schwarz, Police Chief Thomas Bryan is allowing ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey. On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain ...

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Edison, NJ -  Edison Police are advising residents that Amboy Ave from Second to Fourth St will be shut down until approximately 9pm due to the annual tree lighting ceremony in the Clara Barton section . Traffic is being diverted to Hoover Ave. Residents are advised to avoid Amboy Ave or use an ...

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EDISON, NJ – The  900,000 sq. ft. Amazon Fulfillment Center located on Rt. 27 is the subject of continuing backlash from Edison residents who claim their quality of life continues to be impacted by the truck traffic generated by the facility.  At the November 28, 2018 council meeting, residents ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County College (MCC) is hosting a Health Programs Admissions Spotlight  on December 10 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at L’Hommedieu Hall.   The event is directed towards students exploring a degree in or a certificate program for one of many health care fields, including  Allied ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic seniors Ryan Woods and Audrey Davis and faculty member Elito Tanyag were recently recognized for their commitment to Union Catholic's faith-based community at a special Youth Ministry Recognition Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

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Edison, NJ -  Edison Police are advising residents of a road closure at New Durham and Kester Drive  (near the Metuchen border) due to  an ongoing accident investigation. Commuters are advised to plan an alternate route. 

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EDISON, NJ – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County in conjunction with the   Edison Recreation Department held The Edison Township Menorah Lighting & Hanukkah Celebration to celebrate the festival of lights on Dec. 3. The event featured holiday music, provided by “Tuvia”, and ...

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A report from the American Automobile Association (AAA) shows that the average price for a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey continues to decline, dropping seven cents from last week to $2.52 ($2.59). Today’s average price is 24 cents cheaper than one month ago ($2.76) and two cents cheaper than ...

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The Edison High School Theatre Department will be putting on "It's A Wonderful Life" directed by Maureen O'Connor.  The play tells the story of George Bailey, a young man who is determined to get out of his hometown of Bedford Falls and conquer the world. When George's father suddenly passes ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Woodbridge man will be sentenced to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to killing his 32-year-old wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced in a statement. Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, pleaded ...

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