Press Releases

November 20, 2018

Career & Technical Education Students to be Eligible for SNAP Food Assistance Benefits Nov. 19, 2018 (EDISON) – The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Did you or your family live in Middlesex County in the 1950s? Do you have treasured photographs from this time in a family album? Now, you can make them part of a new museum exhibit about our County’s history!   The Cornelius Low House/ Middlesex County Museum in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 16 by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ray Negron, NY Times best-selling author and New York Yankees executive, will be making an appearance at the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 17. Negron will be the “In The Sulky” guest on the pre-game show with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.  They will ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Since 2012, post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” has been “Track Friday” in NJ, when families and groups walk or run to raise money for the charity of their choice.  We began participating in 2015 at the Highland Park High School Track. Started after Hurricane Sandy, Track Friday ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - December 8 will be the date of the sixth annual Ride for Rett Syndrome event. Created and led by East Brunswick resident Jen Harmon, the event is an indoor cycling class that offers the opportunity for participants to raise money for charity as they work out. The Evolution by ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Disney's Alladin, Jr. takes on a new, fresh life when it appears onstage this month at Immaculate Conception School. THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION THEATER GROUP is excited to present this adaptation of a beloved store that is sure to open up “a whole new world” for audience members ...

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NEW JERSEY -  PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 13, 2018) — The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - “Be Safe and Get Fit“. Now I’m Fit LLC (NIF) of NJ and Brunswick Square Mall celebrate Women’s Health Month this December to help educate and motivate women in the NJ area. NowImFit.com provides free classes, inspiring content, community events, and advice from experts on how ...

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The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--The cadavers of military veterans are being used to prepare medics to treat the devastating injuries they will encounter when deployed, through a unique collaboration between Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the United States National Guard. Many of the cadavers ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is offering a special Fall Family & Friends Introductory English-style horseback ride on Black Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. Registration is in progress ...

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NEW YORK, NY - In 2010, the Kenner family was shocked by the loss of husband and father Peter Kenner, shortly after a diagnosis of neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. With no risk factors or obvious symptoms of the disease, the quickness of the loss was overwhelming. "We had no family history, my ...

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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 ...

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East Brunswick, NJ—Disability Allies, Inc. (DA), a 501(c)(3) organization based in East Brunswick, is having a Thanksgiving Pot Luck at the Young Adult Community Inclusion Center. The center is located on 415 Route 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. The event will take place on Sunday, November ...

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 26, 2018) –Thousands will walk to end pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer, at PurpleStride New Jersey on Nov. 11. The community event is hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) New Jersey Affiliate. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - The Middlesex County Young Democrats, partnered with the Middlesex County Democratic Organization, hosted its 2nd Annual Get Out the Vote Rally on Sunday at the County Vocational-Technical School in East Brunswick. “Far too often, the youth vote is discounted in critical ...

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Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Jane Clementi to Participatein Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Nov. 14   Jane Clementi, who lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyber bullying, will talk about her Tyler Clementi Foundation “Upstander” program as ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was a case of too close to call in the Kindergarten Classic for filly pacers on a card that featured four Kindergarten finals for 2-year-olds at the Meadowlands on Nov. 3. Odds On St Lucie and Michelon’s Filly finished in a dead heat in the $148,700 event in a mile ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y. — The name Currier & Ives is nearly synonymous with romantic sleighing scenes and idyllic snowy views of 19th Century America. On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 12 to 2:30 p.m., join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for an entertaining exploration of the fashion and cultural ...

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Two county-based Child Advocacy Centers open the doors to their new facilities, boosting progress towards the goal of access to a Child Advocacy Center for all child abuse victims in each of the 21 NJ counties. Iselin, NJ, Nov 2, 2018   Two counties – Gloucester and Camden – have opened the ...

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Organizations in Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth/Ocean to Help Enroll People in Health Coverage   (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services is providing $375,000 in funding and support to five community organizations that will help enroll New Jersey residents in health ...

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The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is looking for volunteer weather observers in Milltown, Spotswood, and nearby areas. CoCoRaHS is a nationwide volunteer precipitation-observing network with over 15,000 active observers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Are you concerned about the environment and want to learn how to make a difference?  Maybe you’re part of a municipal environmental commission or green team, and you want to do your best in caring for your community. You can do all this and more as part of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - An acclaimed look at the state of education through the eyes of students will be presented this month by the theater program of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.   First performed in 2014 and later reprised for state educational leaders, “The ...

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EWING, NJ — Following the shooting of two African-Americans outside of Louisville, Kentucky last week and Saturday’s mass shooting at the Pittsburgh-area Tree of Life Synagogue, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) issued the following statement: “Gun violence of every kind has become a ...

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 The addition of SiLAS (Socially Interactive Learning Avatar Software) to the social skills curriculum is having a positive impact at Bright Beginnings Learning Center (BBLC), a school for students 3-21 with special needs. Funded by a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant, SiLAS is clearly ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Would you like to be a part of Middlesex County history? The Cornelius Low House Museum in Piscataway is currently planning an exciting new exhibit that will explore life in the Garden State during the postwar era. To make it a truly local experience, Middlesex County’s ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) announces Raritan Landing Golf Course (Piscataway, N.J.) is now offering FootGolf. Available seven days a week after 12 p.m. (when there are no scheduled outings or events), the introductory 18-hole price is $13 for adults and $6 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office will be open for special extended hours to process Vote-By-Mail applications and ballots for the upcoming General Election. The special hours will be held 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.

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