Press Releases

December 8, 2018

BOUND BROOK, NJ  ̶  A new Bound Brook pet grooming business believes the holidays are for the entire family — and that includes pets. Pet Spaw Services is hosting a free “Pet Photo with Santa” session Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in their newly-opened shop at 215 E. Main Street in ...

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Fantastic Family Events First with Christmas Tree Lighting Piscataway has so much holiday excitement this weekend that it had to be stretched over four days.  With two opportunities for kids to talk to Santa Claus, families should get ready for lots of great treats. The fun starts on Friday, ...

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Eight Grants Awarded to Teachers Spanning Elementary School to High School Piscataway, NJ – The Piscataway Education Foundation (PEF) is pleased to announce the grant winners for its 2018-2019 Teacher Grant Program. This is the fourth year the PEF funded teacher grants through a competitive ...

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(South Plainfield, November 30.)  Michael Zushma, president of the South Plainfield Lions Club, has renewed the group’s Adopt-A-Spot agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association. Three to seven people will continue to collect litter from Hamilton Boulevard where it runs along ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on November 7th. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine ...

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After distributing over 5,500 backpacks to veterans in need, the team at Backpacks For Life realized that there wasn’t a backpack designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeless and at-risk veteran community that Backpacks For Life serves…so they designed one. Former Marine Corps ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic’s Shemaiah Brackett, Jordan Dodson, Royell Douglas, Myaya Morton, Nya Spencer, and Maya Walker were recently honored at a special ceremony in Trenton for being chosen as recipients of the 2018 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Award. The New ...

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Students and staff at Piscataway Regional Day School (PRDS) wrote over 100 letters as part of Nash FM 95.7’s “100,000 Thank You’s” effort to send at least 100,000 letters to troops during the holiday season. A school for students ages 3-21 with moderate to severe disabilities, the schoolwide ...

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JERSEY CITY - Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, partners with Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) to spearhead the launch of a statewide Goya Cooking With Care patch program.  Goya is the first global company to establish and design a Girl Scouts patch ...

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Plainfield, NJ December 2018 -- Award-winning international director of film and stage, Onyx Keesha, produces Langston Hughes gospel play "Black Nativity" this holiday season at the Parish Hall Theater located at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield. Under the direction of the acclaimed ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle have announced that they will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Dec. 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Fans will be able to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at ...

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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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Older New Jerseyans can apply for pharmaceutical assistance, Medicare help, utility assistance and many more programs TRENTON – Older New Jerseyans are now just one click away from important benefits and savings. The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched ...

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Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner on November 22, 2018 from 12p - 3p hosted by Zion 'Tabernacle of Praise' in Callard Hall at 450 New Market Rd., in Piscataway, New Jersey. Reservations are requested. RSVP to RSVP@zion-top.org or 732-968-3680

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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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On Sunday, October 28, the St. Francis Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council #11017 sponsored a benefit brunch in support of the Piscataway Chiefs Special Olympic athletes.  The brunch included an array of breakfast specialties, cereals, pancakes, French toast, bacon and sausage, as well as a ...

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When Hurricane María struck the island of Puerto Rico over a year ago, Raíces Cultural Center started it’s PR Sustainable Disaster Relief Fund to aid in relief and recovery efforts of the sustainability and resiliency movements on the island. To date, between the organization’s own fundraising ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Jeffrey Fields, Sr., Shelia Hobson and Nitang Patel are running for the Piscataway Board of Education to provide better, safer schools and want to enact positive change by bringing the Wingman Program to Piscataway Schools.  Wingman is a youth-led social and emotional learning ...

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Mayor Wahler, Township Council Ecstatic for NJDOT Approval of Ban A half-century of advocacy and patience have finally paid off.  Piscataway Township can now ban commercial trucks on River Road between the Route 18 bridge and Centennial Avenue. Mayor Brian C. Wahler was joined by U.S.

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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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The River Road Rescue Squad would like to thank the Elk's Lodge #2414 of Piscataway for their generous donation of $1,200 in June of this year to support our operations!  After much thought, we have decided to use this donation to directly fund the purchase of a new washer machine and dryer to ...

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New online training helps people respond to opioid overdoses and save lives PRINCETON, NJ, November 1, 2018 – The American Red Cross has launched First Aid for Opioid Overdoses, an online course to teach people how to respond to a known or suspected opioid overdose. “An opioid overdose is a ...

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Holy Savior Academy will be hosting a Pasta Night on Saturday November 10th from 6pm-8pm.  Proceeds from the dinner will be used toward the Holy Savior Academy Athletic Department as well as the JV cheerleading competition music and stunt clinic for this season. Included with the admission will ...

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A favorite Union County tradition returns this year with the annual Holiday Sound and Light Show hosted by The Model Railroad Club. The centerpiece of this festive extravaganza is the club’s sprawling, meticulously detailed HO scale layout at the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in ...

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One step closer to Turning Type 1 to Type None. Ocean Township A joint resolution, brought forth by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, to designate the Monday before Thanksgiving as "A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day" was approved Monday, October 29.   JDRF is ...

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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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Exploring new avenues to employment. Participants in the Easterseals New Jersey Employment Training Program get assistance with the use of LinkedIn, creating personal profiles and leveraging the platform for help in securing employment opportunities. Program participants were recently treated to ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- First and second graders at NuView Academy were up to the challenge of dispensing with pencil and paper for the day and only using their Google Chromebooks recently during National Online Learning Day this year. A school for higher functioning students ages 5-21 with ...

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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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