Edison Top Stories

June 2, 2020

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents and staff at JFK Hartwyck at Cedar Brook, a division of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), recently took part in the #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign sponsored by the New Jersey Hospital Association.  The ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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EDISON, NJ - Nate Serio arrived at Rutgers three years ago with lofty goals: publish a paper as an undergrad, graduate summa cum laude and earn a scholarship to help him pursue his PhD. His plan was to shoot for the stars and if he landed on the moon, that wasn’t half bad either. Today ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Middlesex County health officials began COVID-19 testing in Piscataway on Thursday with its new drive-through clinic at the former Ericksson property along Hoes Lane. Through windows opened about an inch, county medical personnel coached patients on how to take the new ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.” “We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Graduates of Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences will experience many of the typical traditions in a decidedly atypical way at University Commencement: A Virtual Celebration on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Together, they will be watching to share in ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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EDISON, NJ - In a time of crisis, Nestle Waters, Novembal and Romark Logistics joined together to help first responders and healthcare professionals in Middlesex County. The three companies coordinated recently to donate more than 23 pallets of bottled water to first responders at the Middlesex ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, announced today that it discharged its 700th patient treated for COVID-19 -- a woman from Union Township -- back to recovery last week. The efforts of Atlantic Health System and its team members on the front lines of ...

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EDISON, NJ - Hackensack Meridian JFK Medical Center celebrates its 1,000th COVID discharge. Patient Dora Cardona from South Plainfield spent 10 days at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ.  

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TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and ...

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EDISON, NJ - Joseph Crotty of Edison graduated from the University of New Hampshire on May 16, 2020. Crotty earned a BSME degree in Mechanical Engineering. Students who received the honor Summa Cum Laude graduated with a GPA of 3.85-4.0: Students who received the honor of Magna Cum Laude ...

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EDISON, NJ - Only five new COVID-19 cases were reported in Edison on Saturday, continuing a welcome downward trend in cases over the past week.  Overall, there have been approximately 1,562 posiive cases in Edison. The cases range in age from thirty-nine-years-old through ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Township of Edison's annual Memorial Day parade previously scheduled for May 24, 2020, has been canceled, according to the Office of Emergency Management.   "The State of New Jersey’s Declaration of a Public Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic prevents us from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Considering their commencement ceremonies will be held  via teleconferencing technology in the name of social distancing, it should be no surprise to the members of Rutgers’ Class of 2020 that NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt plans to center his upcoming commencement speech ...

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NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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EDISON, NJ - Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners, including four students from Edison. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2020 National ...

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EDISON, NJ - The South Edison Community Association collected 23 truckloads of non-perishable food for the “Hands of Hope” food pantry and it raised $25,000 in direct donations to help feed the growing number of local needy people and families. “Our weekend food drive was a tremendous success to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car ...

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NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and ...

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