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Sat, January 13, 8:30 AM

Piscataway Senior Center, Piscataway

Piscataway's Annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast

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Add to My Calendar 01/13/2018 8:30am 01/13/2018 12:00pm America/New_York Piscataway's Annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast

Join Mayor Brian C. Wahler & Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr., pastor of North Stelton AME Church at the township’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Sat. January 13th at 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the township’s Civil Rights Advisory Commission, the breakfast will be held at the Piscataway Senior Center, 700 Buena Vista Ave.

This year’s guest ...

700 Buena Vista Ave. Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Police Escort Piscataway Cop to Burial in Somerville

June 26, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Escorted by hundreds of police cars and motorcycles, Piscataway police officer Julia Caseres was laid to rest with full honors at the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Wednesday.

The 28-year-old officer had been a member of the Piscataway police department for three years; she had spent the past year battling a rare form of lung cancer and died on June 21. Several dozen of ...

Edison Deputy Police Chief Resigns, Subject of Criminal Complaint

Edison, NJ –  The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office  confirmed that Edison Deputy Police Chief Ronald Mieczkowski has resigned after the County Prosecutor’s Office filed a complaint against him.

The complaint, which was filed on June 19, alleges that Mr. Mieczkowski committed the crime of false swearing. According to the complaint, on January 15, Mr.

Piscataway Police Officer Julia Jeanette Caseres Loses Battle with Cancer

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police Department shared in a Facebook post on Saturday the passing of fellow officer Julia Jeanette Caseres.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister in blue, Julia Caseres,” said police.

“Julia Jeanette Caseres, 28 of Clinton, formerly of Union passed away peacefully on June 21, 2019.

The ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...

EDA Task Force: 'Special Interests' Benefited From Camden Tax Incentives

TRENTON, NJ — A searing report released Monday evening by a task force to investigate the state economic development programs showed that "special interests" were behind the central incentive legislation and influenced hundreds of millions in tax credits.

It was issued just minutes after a superior court judge in Mercer County denied a request from attorneys for South ...

Attorney Tries To Bring Loaded Handgun Into Middlesex County Courthouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An attorney was arrested after he tried to bring a loaded handgun into the Middlesex County Superior Courthouse on Monday.

Mark B. Jander, 29, of Freehold, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott.

Jander does not ...

Steve Adubato Discusses Teen Abuse and Bullying with Marsha Atkind of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

June 26, 2019

Marsha Atkind, President & CEO of the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the dual problems of bullying and teen abuse. 

While bullying is not a new problem, social media bullying is a recent and serious phenomenon. “Online platforms magnify bullying and make it much worse,” said Atkind. “With social ...

Police Escort Piscataway Cop to Burial in Somerville

June 26, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Escorted by hundreds of police cars and motorcycles, Piscataway police officer Julia Caseres was laid to rest with full honors at the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street Wednesday.

The 28-year-old officer had been a member of the Piscataway police department for three years; she had spent the past year battling a rare form of lung cancer and died on June 21. Several dozen of ...

Edison Deputy Police Chief Resigns, Subject of Criminal Complaint

Edison, NJ –  The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office  confirmed that Edison Deputy Police Chief Ronald Mieczkowski has resigned after the County Prosecutor’s Office filed a complaint against him.

The complaint, which was filed on June 19, alleges that Mr. Mieczkowski committed the crime of false swearing. According to the complaint, on January 15, Mr.

Piscataway Police Officer Julia Jeanette Caseres Loses Battle with Cancer

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police Department shared in a Facebook post on Saturday the passing of fellow officer Julia Jeanette Caseres.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister in blue, Julia Caseres,” said police.

“Julia Jeanette Caseres, 28 of Clinton, formerly of Union passed away peacefully on June 21, 2019.

The ...

Hillsborough: Sourland Music Festival Draws Record Crowd

June 26, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  – More than 2,500 people attended last weekend's Sourland Music Festival.

"This year’s Fest attracted more attendees, volunteers, nonprofit partners, vendors and sponsors than ever before. Our volunteers really did an outstanding job. The weather was gorgeous, and the bands rocked,” said Caroline Katmann, Sourland Conservancy executive ...

Big Hix Pays Tribute to Country/Western Music and Ol’ Glory June 14

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Big Hix, a country/western tribute band, was born on the balcony of a Red Roof Inn at the Jersey shore just months after Super Storm Sandy ravaged the coastline almost five years ago.

Dale Toth, guitarist, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band was living in a room at the hotel temporarily, a refugee from the devastating storm. He was visited that day by Pemberton ...

188 Neglected Dogs Seized From Owner Brought to Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter  is caring for 188 dogs removed from a location in Hunterdon County where they were living in squalid conditions, according to authorities

The dogs were removed from the home Tuesday, with assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA which said the dogs seem to have had limited human contact and minimal to no veterinary care.

Brian ...

Hillsborough: Sourland Music Festival Draws Record Crowd

June 26, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  – More than 2,500 people attended last weekend's Sourland Music Festival.

"This year’s Fest attracted more attendees, volunteers, nonprofit partners, vendors and sponsors than ever before. Our volunteers really did an outstanding job. The weather was gorgeous, and the bands rocked,” said Caroline Katmann, Sourland Conservancy executive ...

Big Hix Pays Tribute to Country/Western Music and Ol’ Glory June 14

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Big Hix, a country/western tribute band, was born on the balcony of a Red Roof Inn at the Jersey shore just months after Super Storm Sandy ravaged the coastline almost five years ago.

Dale Toth, guitarist, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band was living in a room at the hotel temporarily, a refugee from the devastating storm. He was visited that day by Pemberton ...