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Elks and Scouts Host Flag Day "Retirement" Ceremony

June 14, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents are asked to join the East Brunswick, New Jersey Elks Lodge along with local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops at their annual ceremony in which theyall will honor “Old Glory”.

Lodge members, troop members, family members, friends & community members are all welcomed.

Please bring your old flags to be properly retired.

This indoor ...

Sayreville Partners with the Pathways to Adult Living to Educate Residents about Recycling

SAYREVILLE, NJ - With China no longer accepting certain recycling materials, and requiring others to be much cleaner, New Jersey municipalities are continually challenged to comply with ever-changing recycling requirements.

Education of residents is vital, which is why the Borough of Sayreville is asking the Pathways to Adult Living (PAL) on Main Street for assistance. 

PAL, which ...

City Completes Process of Installing Paul Robeson Blvd. Signs

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New street signs have been installed along the recently renamed Paul Robeson Boulevard, previously known as Commercial Avenue.

Residents, business owners and leaders of houses of worship on the street are encouraged to begin the process of changing their addresses. 

As of June 1, they will have up to 18 months to inform all agencies and businesses that the address ...

Not All Democrats Are The Same. Vote Ron Rivers on Tuesday!

June 1, 2019

The June 4 Democratic Primary election here in New Jersey's 17th district is shaping up to be the most consequential in the state.

Together we face challenges unlike any generation before us.   The climate crisis, growing inequality, social and racial injustices, and the looming economic disruption fueled by automation and artificial intelligence create an uncertain future that ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 10 Committee

Laura Leibowitz

About Me:  I have been a resident of Piscataway for many years working as a public school teacher. I am the assistant director of a camp for children with special needs, Camp Lee Mar. Previously, I sat on the boards of NJ District of Kiwanis International, AttachAvi Autism and Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple. I am married to my husband Seth and am the proud mom of Emma, Taylin ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statement for Ward 4 District 10

Wendy Miller

About Me: I am a life-long resident of Piscataway, moving with my family from Bayonne to the Heights section of town when I was a year old. I currently live with my husband and two daughters in the historic district near Rutgers Stadium and work for Johnson & Johnson as an analyst. I am grateful for the education and opportunities that afforded my ...

Progressive Democratic Candidates for Ward 4 District 8 Committee

Rachana Nigam

About Me: I have lived in Piscataway with my husband and two children for 16 years. Both my daughters attended and graduated from the Piscataway public school, and my husband and I were happy to raise our family in our wonderful Piscataway community. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my friends and family, and my favorite TV show is Judge Judy.

What I stand ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 4 District 5

Fauzia Butt

About Me: I have been a resident of Piscataway for the last 15 years with my husband and four children, who have attended Piscataway Public Schools. We have enjoyed raising our family in a diverse town like Piscataway where our children have had the opportunity to get an excellent education while participating in many sports and activities. I hold a masters degree in ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 9 Committee

Charisse Burdette

About Me: I am originally from New York, but have lived in Piscataway for 6 years. My daughter attends Piscataway High School, and Charisse supports her in a variety of activities. I was a Pop Warner Parents Auxiliary Secretary and my daughter's was one of the first pop Warner squads to go to Disney representing Piscataway.

What I stand for: ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements from Ward 3 District 8

Fareen Memom

My name is Fareen Memon and. I love the strong and diverse growing community in Piscataway, and

About Me:  I have been a resident of Piscataway township for many years. I moved into my Ward 3 District 8 neighborhood about 3 years ago with my husband and 3 beautiful children. I work as a product developer for home textiles and love to give my free time to volunteer for ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 7 Committee

Jessica Walker

About Me: My husband and I have lived in Piscataway for over 20 years. I am a Clinical Research Manager and manage Phase I Oncology trials, helping to find a cure for Cancer. Our 2 children have attended Piscataway Schools and are currently attending Piscataway High School. I am a Girl Scout Troop leader (10 years) and a volunteer in Boy Scout Troop 67. I have been ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 5 Committee

Lola Samuel:

About Me: I am a 9-year resident of Piscataway but a lifelong resident of Middlesex County, having grown up across the river in New Brunswick.  I hold a B.S. in Marketing from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, and have worked at my company for the last 28 years as an operations leader. In town, I’ve worked with our local soccer club as a volunteer assistant ...

An Open Letter to Ted Light

June 9, 2019

Dear Mr. Light,
I'm writing as a longtime resident of Piscataway, constituent, and head of household with three (soon to be four) registered and active voters. I love our town, but I believe we can do more to make it a place we can all be proud to call home. There are phenomenal people who live here, pay taxes, send their children to our schools, use our roads, vote in our elections. They ...


- May 12, 2019
Gale grew up in Rahway, New Jersey and developed a love of theatre while in high school. Her ...
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Piscataway – Cesar L. Reyes, 91, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at St. Barnabas Medical ...
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“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Middlesex Dems Re-Elect McCabe, Moskowitz

June 15, 2019

ISELIN, NJ – Chairman Kevin P. McCabe and Vice Chair Beatrice Moskowitz were re-elected by a large margin tonight to continue leading the Middlesex County Democratic Organization for a sixth term.

“I am so honored that my fellow Democrats have entrusted Beatrice and me with their support year after year,” said Chairman McCabe. “Our team has increased Democratic ...

FREE Fathers Day Breakfast

On Father's Day, all Fathers and families are invited to Join FREEDOM for a FREE Breakfast; serving Chicken & Waffles! When? Sunday, June 16, 2019 @8:30am-10am

Where? 1030 Central Ave. Plainfield, NJ.  (duCret School of Art)

For more info: Please email or call/text 908-444-6224.

Rutgers Offers Glimpse of New Athletic Performance Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Athletics Department has released a preview video of the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center at Rutgers University.

The 307,000-square-foot, four-story facility and parking deck that rose via a partnership with the R Big Ten Build campaign, and tax credits under an Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant, will begin welcoming tenants later this ...

New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

Flag Day is Friday, June 14

June 10, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Throughout the summer, we celebrate many holidays that honor our country and those that made sacrifices for our freedoms such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. One of these summer holidays that most of us tend to overlook is Flag Day, celebrated on June 14.

The flag of the United States of America represents all that should be important to Americans. It ...

The Last Word

I recently had to write an obituary. For my dad.

He was 92, sharp, and living in his own home. But he was succumbing to age. His knees were bad and he had trouble breathing so he hobbled when he walked and had to stop every ten steps or so to catch his breath. He was a strong man whose strength was being directed to the simple act of living.

He was at a peaceful place in his life where he ...