Press Releases

September 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – With changes slated for the PARCC test as part of the plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment, the Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the commissioner of education about the proposed changes ...

Read more »

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

Read more »

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- September is National Preparedness month, and the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness is encouraging residents to prepare for the threat of any storms that may occur this season as well as any other weather-related conditions. It’s hard to know ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter's University Hospital welcomes students ages 14 to 20 interested in healthcare, IT, engineering, nursing and technologist’s careers to an open house for the hospital’s Exploring program. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents and their parents. Please ...

Read more »

The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major ABO groups. However, some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups, so ...

Read more »

In effort to provide more children in foster care with an advocate, CASA of Middlesex County is launching Lift Up! A Volunteer Recruitment Campaign with a lakeside wine and cheese party on Sept. 23 at Lago – Restaurant & Banquet Hall in North Brunswick. Court Appointed Special Advocates ...

Read more »

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  With  the 2018-19 school year under way, more students at the Academy Learning Center (ALC) can participate in an ongoing Philly Pretzel Factory work assignment as a result of a customized stapler developed by the Commando Technology Group. The relationship was ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ –  Sept. 5th is National Blood Donation Day. The American Red Cross invites the community to help save lives at blood drives planned the week of National Blood Donation Day, as proclaimed by Gov. Phil Murphy. For the third consecutive year, media personality Dr. Daliah Wachs has worked ...

Read more »

The Center for Great Expectations, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the Annual Gala on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick from 6 – 11 pm. In 1998, CGE served twelve women per year.  The Gala will celebrate the journey from this humble ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. designating a computer science education endorsement on teaching certificates has been signed into law by Governor Murphy. “We need to ensure that those teaching computer science to our young people are the most ...

Read more »

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

Read more »

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson, Lisa Swain and Chris Tully requiring new school buses to be equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts was signed into law by the Governor on Saturday.   “Children’s safety should always be our ...

Read more »

Cedar Knolls, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council Scouts have begun their fundraising season with the always expected and delicious popcorn sale. Across Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties you will find Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crews selling popcorn ...

Read more »

The River Road Rescue Squad (RRRS) is proud to announce its participation in the PSE&G Energy Saver Program as a non-profit small business!  Through this program, RRRS will partake in an energy efficiency upgrade that will retrofit all of our current lighting fixtures with current LED ...

Read more »

Piscataway, NJ – For the second consecutive year, the Piscataway School District is ranked in the Niche Top 100 School Districts in New Jersey. Niche, a company dedicated to comprehensive reports on schools and colleges, neighborhoods, towns and companies, based its rankings on rigorous analysis of ...

Read more »

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage. Under Governor Phil Murphy’s ...

Read more »

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It's that time of year again! We will be launching our annual Fund Drive in the coming weeks and are counting on your support! The River Road Rescue Squad is both ALL VOLUNTEER and NON-PROFIT. It's your donations that help us bridge the gap allowing us to continually ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Following recent approval from its Board of Directors, the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) has changed the name of the Secondary Program at the Bright Beginnings Learning Center to the Future Foundations Academy (FFA). A program for higher functioning ...

Read more »

EAST AMWELL – For the first time, a flower show open to the public will be part of the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which runs Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger Everitt Fairgrounds, South County Park. This show is for flowers raised in anywhere in New Jersey, by the ...

Read more »

Plainfield, NJ – July 28, 2018 -- The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “What is Jazz and Why Does it Matter” on Sunday, August 5, 2018, starting at 2:00 PM at the Drake House Museum.  The lecture will given by Michael Conklin, Jazz Historian. Branford Marsalis once ...

Read more »

Following recent approval from its Board of Directors, the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) has changed the name of the Secondary Program at the Bright Beginnings Learning Center to the Future Foundations Academy (FFA). A program for students aged 13-21 with Autism Spectrum ...

Read more »

Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ is seeking individuals with traumatic brain injury aged 20-60 to participate in an ongoing research study. Help us understand the effect of a novel performance-based adaptive training of bi-manual coordination on recovery of hand movement, coordination, and ...

Read more »

Officers from the Franklin Township Police Department volunteered their time at Katy’s Place, the Child Development Center at the Center for Great Expectations a nonprofit providing transformational behavioral health treatment to women, children, men and families impacted by trauma, abuse and ...

Read more »

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to improve and protect our environment and don’t mind lifting, bending, and getting dirt under their finger nails. Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation ...

Read more »

Events Will Include STEM, Shooting Sports, Games and More! PISCATAWAY, NJ – July 24, 2018– Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure ...

Read more »

Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control of your health through a free and fun six-week workshop series. Meet others going through similar experiences and learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, healthy eating, exercise, ...

Read more »

Rockin In The Park "Rockin The Park" Family Fun Day will be on August 19th at Springwood Park in Asbury Park at 12pm. This event will host food, fun and family activities. Music will be provided by DJ Smooth, DJ Hands Up and DJ KJBEST1. We would like to thank the two organizations assisted in ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and 9-1-1 On FOX are asking for Hero First Responder nominations from the community. Nominate a first responder to be recognized on the field during the pre-game ceremony and throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Saturday, August 4th Somerset Patriots ...

Read more »

South Plainfield, NJ - Pastor Jesse Nietzer, on behalf of the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield, has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to renew the Church’s adoption of the entire length of Church Street and a piece of Hamilton Boulevard, from the ...

Read more »

Plainfield, NJ - On Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5PM Sponsored by: The City of Plainfield (including the Cultural & Heritage and Human Relations Commissions), Mayor Adrian Mapp and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders; along with CO-SPONSORS: New Outlook Pioneers, Mr. Plainfield (Robert ...

Read more »