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New Jersey Assembly Education Committee: PARCC May Not Be Required for Graduation

February 13, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Assembly Education Committee voted 11-1(abstention) to overturn the PARCC graduation requirement. The resolution now moves to the full Assembly for a vote. If this resolution passes both houses, the state DOE will have 30 days to come up with a correction. If the bill passes both houses, ACR 215 will not require the signature of ...

GMC Tournament Basketball: End of the Road for Piscataway Chiefs’ Boys and Girls Competitions

February 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK/SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sometimes the luck of the draw doesn’t go your way.

After advancing a couple games through their respective Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament brackets, both the Piscataway High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams ran into the No. 1 seed.

The ninth-seeded boys team tipped-off with top-seeded St. Joseph (Metuchen) in the ...

3rd Place for Piscataway Chiefs at 2017 NJSIAA District 18 Wrestling Tournament

RED BANK, NJ – The results are in from Saturday’s NJSIAA District 18 Wrestling Tournament at Red Bank Regional High School.

While Bound Brook took home the District title with 182.5 points, the Piscataway Chiefs put up a battle to place 3rd with a total score of 159 points. Hopewell Valley came in 2nd with 172.5 points, losing by just 10 points to the Crusaders.

Daniel Smith, ...

Girls Basketball: Piscataway Chiefs Defeat Old Bridge Knights, 65-50 at GMCT Quarterfinals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – LaNiya Miller does it all for the Piscataway High School varsity girls basketball team.

After scoring a now then-career best 30 points on Wednesday night against Dunellen, the junior forward upped that mark netting a new career-best 33 points Saturday evening as her fourth-seeded Lady Chiefs topped 12th-seeded Old Bridge Knights, 65-50, in the quarterfinals of the ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Drug Possession after Traffic Stop

February 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police arrested Jamil Boykin, 23 of Piscataway and John Peri-Okonny, 28, of Monmouth Junction on drug possession and related charges after a Jan. 24th traffic stop in East Brunswick.

According to officials, police stopped a black 2008 Honda Civic on Route 18 for careless driving. 

During the stop an officer detected a marijuana odor coming from inside the ...

Piscataway Township Police Department: ‘We are looking for the best’

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Police Department is recruiting for new police officers to serve in the township.

In a Facebook statement posted on Friday, the department announced:

“We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic, focused individuals who can demonstrate the ability to successfully perform in a team environment.

The Piscataway Township Police Department is an ...

Tomaro Takes Reins as Middlesex Freeholder Deputy Director

February 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — After roughly six years as a Middlesex County Freeholder, Charles Tomaro has been voted the board’s deputy director.

Tomaro, a Democrat from Edison, received the nod last night at the board’s meeting in New Brunswick. His ascension comes after the panel’s prior deputy director, Carol Bellante, resigned last month.

“The reason why we live in ...

Koppel Fills Vacant Middlesex County Freeholder Seat

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again whole.

Leslie Koppel of Monroe was sworn in to fill an empty seat on the board just after 6 p.m. tonight in the county’s administration building in New Brunswick. She took the oath of office with her hand on a Bible held by her daughter.

“I’m delighted to be a part of it,” Koppel ...

Piscataway Schools will be Closed on Thursday due to Impending Snow Storm; Police Issue Parking Ban

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Thursday between midnight and 4:00 p.m. as a heavy band of snow passes through the Piscataway area, with accumulations ranging from 6-10 inches.

Due to the anticipated weather conditions, all township schools will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 9th.

According to a weather alert on the Piscataway Township ...

Rutgers Football Players Assist at Operation Shoebox New Jersey Packing

February 18, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ  - More than 300 volunteers helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey commemorate its 12th anniversary Saturday by packing  1.200 personal care packages that will be shipped to United States military personnel stationed around the world.

Several members of the Rutgers football team came to help, as did several other groups, including the Boy Scouts, Troop 193; Girl Scouts, a ...

NJ Key Clubs Help ‘Spike-out Hunger’ at Third Annual Volleyball Tournament in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Over 150 high schools students and spectators came to see 20 different teams from Piscataway, Franklin Township and the surrounding area to help "Spike out Hunger" at Theodore Schor Middle School on Feb. 12.

"I hope this event enables us to make a nice monetary and food donation today," Mitch Fuhr, the Kiwanis advisor for Franklin-Somerset said.

Over ...

Food For Thought: An Urban Legend Unearthed About Carrots

February 15, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A. Did you know that Vitamin A deficiencies can result in poor eyesight and other ocular conditions. However eating more carrots and taking Vitamin A supplements does not improve vision or reverse conditions.

The rumor about carrots improving eyesight was started as a part of a disinformation campaign in the 1940’s. The Royal Air ...

Piscataway: Assemblyman Joe Danielsen to Host Job Fair in Franklin Township

February 22, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen will be partnering with the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Imperia for a career fair on April 19, from 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.

“The workforce in New Jersey is highly knowledgeable and well-qualified, and I’m happy to provide a forum for job seekers to interact directly with employers that have positions ...

All Aboard! Special Event for Model Train Fans and History Fans, Too March 4

February 21, 2017

UNION, NJ - Train fans of all ages are invited to the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center in Union County’s Lenape Park in Union Township to view a special operating session that replicates the real-life operation of railroads in the 1950’s.

The event is part of a “winter meet” of the National Model Railroaders Association, hosted by the nonprofit Model Railroad Club.

Grow a High Yield Vegetable Garden This Season

February 16, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables.

A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be overwhelming.

You can break out the graph paper ...

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91-Year-Old Man Charged in Alleged Hit-and-Run Crash

February 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police have filed two charges against a 91-year-old New Brunswick man after he allegedly hit a pedestrian earlier this month and fled the scene.

Joseph De Blasi is facing charges for failure to yield to a pedestrian and leaving the scene of an accident. The suspect lives on Jefferson Avenue, not far from where the alleged crimes occurred.

At 8:05 a.m. Feb. 2, ...

Plainfield Symphony’s 97th Season Concert: “Orchestral Families: Each Happy in Its Own Way”

February 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The next performance by the Plainfield Symphony, New Jersey's oldest, will be sure to thrill audience members.

The concert will highlight Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 and culminating with Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.  Each of the symphony's ...

W3R-Routes Through New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dr. Robert A. Selig will discuss the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historical Trail.  As one of the few experts on this side of the Atlantic on the role of French troops under the comte de Rochambeau in the American war between 1780 and 1782, he serves as historical consultant and project historian to the National Park Service for the ...

Volunteer Fair!

Are you looking to volunteer somewhere but don't  know where would be the best fit for you? Join us at Kennedy Library on Saturday, March 11, between 1-4 and talk with a variety of organizations who are looking for help. You may just find the perfect niche! Everyone is welcome for as little or as much time as they'd like to spend. 

In New Brunswick, A Different Kind of Protest

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The wind whipped and stung more than it had in weeks as Bob Dylan songs played from a Macbook at Voorhees Mall, Rutgers University’s sweeping lawn off College Avenue.

A handful of people gathered around a rainbow-colored blanket. Near them sat bags of Milano cookies, homemade sandwiches and a batch of ravioli stuffed with spinach and cheese and covered in ...

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St. Francis Episcopal Church, Dunellen

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Wed, March 1, 6:15 AM

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Wed, March 1, 12:00 PM

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Dunellen

Ash Wednesday Services

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Obituaries

Piscataway - Robert E. Walsh, Sr.  72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at ...
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Piscataway – Kirsten M. Burr, 69, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 in the Haven ...
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Suspect Wanted on Aggravated Sexual Assault Charge Arrested in Pennsylvania

February 22, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A South Bound Brook man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a juvenile girl has been arrested in Pennsylvania, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Pennsylvania State Troopers tracked down Hector C. Suarez, 32, of Main Street, South Bound Brook, at a motel in Monroe County, and apprehended the suspect when he tried to escape ...

Shopfunding for a Cause. This week's spotlight: Jenny’s Hope Rescue

Jenny’s Hope Rescue was founded in honor of Jenny, an adopted adult puppy mill rescue dog. As a puppy mill pup, bred over and over again, her health was precarious.  Her owners knew Jenny was very sick, but there was a great chance of survival and a very happy life filled with the love she never knew. With some care, dollars spent, and lots of love, Jenny lived a healthy, wonderful ...

Summit Medical Group Offers Five Things Parents Should Know about the Measles

February 20, 2017

Measles is making headlines again in the new year. An infant who had not been vaccinated and an adult who traveled overseas were recently diagnosed with the highly contagious disease in North Jersey. In 2016, there was not a single case reported in the garden state.

“It is concerning to see a disease that had once been eliminated in the U.S. resurfacing in our area,” says Daniel E.

5 Reasons Your Teen Wants You to Get a Life

Get a life?  You wish you had a life, and so does your teen!  Most days it feels as if your life is all about your child and getting through the days.

Why would your teen want you to have a life of your own?  

1)  The obvious reason is that it takes the focus off your child.  "Stop bossing me around!" is a common teen outburst.  If you're not ...