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Edison Housing Authority Launches Operation Warm Heart Ahead of Thanksgiving

November 17, 2018

EDISON, NJ -  The Edison Housing Authority partnered with the Indian Business Association (IBA), the Metuchen- Edison New Jersey Branch of the NAACP, and the Edison Lioness Club to launch Operation Warm Heart on Friday, November 16.  Volunteers distributed 160 turkeys and nonperishable food items to residents from Robert E. Holmes Gardens and Julius Engel Gardens.

This was ...

County Offers Additional Help for Vets, Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. The conclusion of “The War to End All Wars” inspired the commemoration of Armistice Day on November 11. Since then, the day’s honor extended to veterans of later wars, such as WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and became known as Veterans Day.

A lot has changed in the century following that ...

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day Comes To Edison

Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County will be offering a free, one-day-only drop-off event for household hazardous waste for County residents. On Sunday, Nov. 18th, residents will be able to drop off  household hazardous waste at Middlesex County College, at the Mill Road Entrance, from 8AM - 2PM.  The drop-off is available to residents only and not commercial ...

School Bus Safety Legislation Clears NJ State Senate

TRENTON, NJ –    The New Jersey State Senate cleared ten bills on Monday aimed at improving bus safety and accident response, making bus drivers and companies more accountable and requiring every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities.

The school bus safety package was sponsored by  State Senator and Senate Transportation ...

Edison Councilman Samip Joshi Admonished Not to Interfere With Hiring Decisions

EDISON, NJ – An Edison councilman has been advised to stop using his position to influence the Edison Library’s hiring process.

Councilman Samip Joshi contacted Edison Library Director Jane Jiang on several occasions on behalf of an applicant, according to a letter from the Edison Library Board’s attorney Marguerite Schaffer.

“An individual council member should not ...

Edison Library Expands Access to Clara Barton Residents

Edison, NJ – Edison Library Director, Jane Jiang, announced that the Clara Barton branch will expand its hours of operation beginning in November. Currently, the Clara Barton branch operates for only  37.5 hours per week and is closed on both Wednesdays and Sundays.  In comparison, the other two branches, the Main Library and the North Edison Branch each operate for ...

Middlesex Legislator Seeks to Expand Role of Pharmacy Interns, Externs to Administer Vaccines

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery and sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin (D-Middlesex) advanced in the Assembly on Monday. The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would allow pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines, injectable medications, biologicals and immunizations to patients by injectable or needle free delivery methods, but only under the ...

South Asian American Women’s Group Holds Immigration Forum

New Brunswick, NJ - Inspiring South Asian American Women (ISAAW) held a forum on immigration and recent policy changes on October 4 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.  The panel consisted of Asma Warsi, an immigration attorney and member of the Muslim Bar Association; Navneet Bhalla, Executive Director of Manavi; Dr. Nina Agarwal, co-chair of the Injury and Violence Prevention Committee ...

County Mayors Meet to Discuss Shared Services

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Mayors or representatives of a dozen Middlesex County municipalities met with East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen and Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler at the Community Arts Center last week to discuss the possibility of increasing shared services among the communities.  Sharing services allows municipalities to reduce redundancies in services, meet needs for ...

Middlesex County Buying 700 Voting Machines and a Helicopter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders expect to borrow $7.6 million to purchase 700 voting machines and a helicopter for pesticide spraying, 

"These new voting machines will be ready for the 2019 primary election and provide a considerable cost savings to the county," Freeholder Leslie Koppel said at the freeholders meeting Thursday. Her comments came moments before ...

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