Edison Top Stories

July 28, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - What is summer in New Jersey without the Middlesex County Fair?  After a pandemic hiatus, summer's most fun event returns to its home at the County Fairgrounds on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick starting Monday, August 2 and continuing through Sunday, August 8. Fireworks ...

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Edison:  In a letter to the Edison Township Zoning Board Secretary, Markim Developers LLC asked for an adjournment of the 23 Townhome development at the closed Charlie Brown restaurant site on Plainfield Road. The attorney for Markim Developers LLC, Steven Tripp of the Wilentz law firm, stated ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic graduate Sydney McLaughlin, who smashed the world record in the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials last month, will begin her quest to win the gold medal in that event when she runs in the opening round at the Olympics in Tokyo this Friday.  Union ...

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Edison:  The Edison Council will consider an Ordinance tonight that will designate Raritan Center as the Township's Zone for all 6 Cannabis Licenses.  The proposed Ordinance is a result of a Council sub-committee that looked at different areas of the Township to find suitable sites for the ...

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Edison:  The Edison Chamber of Commerce's "Meet Your Neighbors Monday."  will continue Monday, July 26 from 5pm-8pm.  The event, free to the public will include live music and an array of local artists.  There will be food trucks and the local restaurants will be on full display. "This is just a ...

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EDISON, NJ - Natalie Stilo brought home not only a golf trophy this past Sunday, but bragging rights as well. The 21-year-old South Plainfield resident won the 2021 Ladies Club Championship at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison by defeating her mother, Pat Stilo, in the final round. It was ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Local legislators are examining the feasibility of transitioning New Jersey's public services into a more clean-energy-based format - beginning with local school buses.  The full New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill to create a three-year pilot program to explore replacing ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The New Jersey Senate on June 30 unanimously passed legislation establishing the 'COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Worker Commission.' Under Senate Bill S311, which was introduced back in January and sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. of South Plainfield, the ...

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Edison:  German Supermarket giant Lidl, which opened its first discount grocery store in New Jersey in 2017, is preparing to open its first store in Edison at the intersection of Brunswick Avenue and Plainfield Avenue.  The application for the almost 30,000 square foot supermarket is set to be ...

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Edison:  At its meeting last night, the Edison Township Board of Education took the first step to hire a new Business Administrator/ Board Secretary.  The Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to hire Melissa Simmons as their new School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.  Mrs.

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Edison:  After debating and introducing an Ordinance that would ban all six types of cannabis licenses within the municipality, the Township Council rescinded its vote and tabled the Ordinance for further discussion. The Council decided to form a committee that will look into the feasibility of ...

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Edison:  Attorney General Gubir Grewal announced today that he will be resigning his post later this month.  Grewal, the country's first Sikh Attorney General, will become the Director of Enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission on July 26. Governor Murphy lauded the many ...

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Edison:  The Edison Township Council is considering an Ordinance that will prohibit the operation of any class of cannabis business within the boundaries of the Township.  Ordinance O.2108-2021 if passed and signed will all but take Edison out of the cannabis business.  The Ordinance as drafted ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jack Morris is a modest man who sees himself as a kid from Highland Park who’s done good. Thursday’s announcement that his name will adorn the state’s first free-standing cancer center, however, is a great source of pride for his parents. Being able to drive across the ...

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Edison:  The Clara Barton neighborhood in Edison will come alive this weekend with flowers, music, vendors and food trucks when it hosts Mayor Tom Lankey's first annual Summer Flower Walk.  The even will take place on Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th. "I am so excited to have the ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The life and legacy of Daniel Anderl, a 2018 graduate of Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen), will be honored on Saturday, July 17, with the inaugural “Love Is Light” 5K run/walk at the North Brunswick Community Park (2051 US-130, No. Brunswick), where Daniel played countless ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 138th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 18 on the front field. The Class of 2021 marched in to an ovation from the W+H community of parents, families, faculty, trustees and friends. The program began with the Star-Spangled Banner ...

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NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli. The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New ...

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EDISON, NJ - It was a cool Saturday evening in March of 2014 when a discarded cigarette caused the destruction of James Monroe Elementary School in Edison. Fire engulfed the building, creating a six-alarm inferno. The next day, College President Joann La Perla-Morales offered space to house the ...

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Amid statewide primary election contests, New Jersey also hosted dozens of local races Tuesday. Here is a roundup of various New Jersey local election results as reported by TAPinto franchises across the state: Cranford Election: Kate Rappa Defeats Incumbent Tom Hannen, Jr. in Democrat ...

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Edison:  Sam Joshi easily won the Edison Democratic primary today defeating Mahesh Bhagia by a 2-1 margin.  With most of the votes counted including Vote By Mail, Joshi had 5,868 votes to Bhagia's 3,145.  Joshi's Council running mates Harris, Poyner and Patel also cruised to victory. "I am so ...

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Edison:  The race to determine who will be the Democratic candidate for Mayor in November is underway with election polls opening at 6 am throughout the Township.  Three candidates are running for Mayor:  Sam Joshi who is on Column A with Governor Phil Murphy and the entire Middlesex County Regular ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.  along with fellow 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Robert Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley, recently sponsored legislation that, if approved, would allow for the renaming of Middlesex County's wildlife conservation area.  The three Democratic ...

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Edison:  A fire destroyed the former home of the Edison Arts Society last night.  The two alarm fire raged through the 3,000 square foot structure at about 8:15pm.  The Edison fire department responded to the blaze with engines, ladder trucks as well as fire rescue rigs.  Edison police along with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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The Middlesex College Success Bound program was selected as the winner of the Excellence in Educational & Interpretive Programming Award by the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association. The award was presented in May at a ceremony at the Summit Family Aquatic Center in Summit, NJ. “The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Miten Shah, a social studies teacher at South Plainfield High School (SPHS), launched a summer program last year and will continue this year designed to help students gain confidence while also acquiring valuable public speaking skills. Camp Speak Out, which Shah ...

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