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Families Invited to Participate in Rocket Launch & STEM Activities

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Young boys and their families are invited to participate in a free rocket launch and STEM activity program. 

With a focus on fun, this program invites families in the community to experience the adventures that only scouting can offer. The program leverages an activity that kids love (building and launching rockets), while showing parents that scouting will foster their child’s creativity, initiative, and sense of wonder.

All new members and new recruits are welcome free of charge. 

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The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at North Branch Park, in Bridgewater.  

Scouting has a proven track record of providing strong leadership skills, encouraging a higher standard of academic of achievement, and creating stronger ties to the community for its members.

This program is produced under the leadership of the local Boy Scout programs.  Cub Scouting is the nation’s foremost program of leadership, personal development, and growth.  Space is not limited, however, participants are encouraged to register prior to Oct. 5 at http://bit.ly/RVRocketMan. Walk-ins are welcome as well.   

For more information, contact Javier Juarez, 973-714-­3281, Javier.Juarez@scouting.org.

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LD17 Candidate for State Assembly Robert Quinn: Candidate Statement

            It is my desire for the public to know several important points about my candidacy, which they may take into consideration when determining who to vote for: 

I have been a resident of Franklin Township for 12 years. Born in North Plainfield I have lived in New Jersey most of my life. 
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1. Why are you running for re-election to the Piscataway Township Board of Education?

I have been a resident of Piscataway for 18 years. I specifically chose Piscataway as a place to raise my family because of its rich diversity. As a Latino woman, married to a Latino man, we made a conscious decision to ensure that our children were raised in a community that represented our values. In 2011, ...

Dr. Tom Connors for Piscataway Township Board of Education

1. Why are you running for re-election to the Piscataway Township Board of Education?

I have been a resident of Piscataway for 29 years.  I have been a member of the Board of Education since 2008.  I am running for re-election because I believe in public education.  I grew up under difficult financial circumstances and getting a good public education was key to my success.

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

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New Brunswick Plows Ahead with Amazon Proposal

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Newark may have gotten the state’s stamp of approval for the Amazon HQ2, but local officials say the Hub City still has what it takes.

The New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) submitted its application directly to Amazon on Tuesday, October 17, said Chris Paladino, DEVCO’s president, adding that he was “very proud” of the ...

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Train through Time Rolls on Four Centuries In A Weekend

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Friend's of the Library 2017 Fall Book Sale October 24 - 30

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The assault happened at around 4:30 p.m. in Mettler Hall on College Avenue, Rutgers police said in a university-wide crime alert.

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Warren, Watchung and Long Hill Men Named in $5 Million Mortgage Fraud Case

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NEWARK, NJ -  A real estate investor, a builder, a mortgage loan officer, and a real estate settlement attorney were arrested and charged this week with using “straw buyers” to fraudulently obtain mortgage loans from a bank, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

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