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How MLK Makes Me Feel: From The Eyes of a Gen Z

January 21, 2019

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase,” “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward,” and of course “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by ...

Mayor, Council Recognize Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 22, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At a borough council meeting Jan. 22, Mayor Matt Anesh observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. in South Plainfield. A proclamation was presented to De'Andre Salter, pastor of Impact Church of South Plainfield, and residents were urged to remember the late civil rights leader and his lifelong commitment to equality for all.

“Each ...

Woodbridge Man Gets 27-Year Sentence for Killing Wife

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Woodbridge man today was sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatally beating his wife in their home three years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.

Vito Nigro, 46, of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Carey said.

On Dec. 3, 2018, Nigro admitted to ...

New Brunswick to Strengthen 'Wage Theft' Law

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City business owners who fail to pay employees the wages they earn will face increased scrutiny and possible suspension of their operating licenses under a revised ordinance slated to be passed next month.

The ordinance is aimed at "wage theft," when employers pay workers less than they are owed. Usually, the workers are day laborers and part-time employees, ...

Obituaries

Piscataway, NJ – Claude R. Harrison, 83, passed away at Robert Wood Johnson University ...
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Piscataway – Stanley A. Strokis, 88, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at JFK Medical ...
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Board Appoints Advisory Member From Rutgers

January 22, 2019

Dr. Gail S. Verona was appointed to serve as the Rutgers University Advisory Board Liaison to the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Board of Directors.

 “Rutgers University expressed a desire to serve on our Board in an advisory capacity a year ago, and the addition has been productive,” said ESCNJ Board President Dale Caldwell.

“The Board ...

Franklin Township: Etheridge Family Medicine Hires New Physician Assistant, Shenaz Halani

SOMERSET, NJ -  Shenaz Halani is one of Etheridge Family Medicine's newest hires. 

Halani graduated from Marist College's Physician Assistant program and is a licensed Physician Assistant in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Halani has worked at the Center for Asthma and Allergy and also at Care Station Medical Group where she gained years of experience ...

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano to Retire after 50 Years in Law Enforcement

January 22, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968.

He immediately endorsed North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after Parenti announced Tuesday he would seek the nomination for sheriff from the Somerset County ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

TAPinto Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 20, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...