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Spotswood Man Charged With Arson After Igniting Explosive Device

June 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Spotswood man has been charged with two counts of aggravated arson after he placed an explosive device in the window of an apartment and ignited it.

Anthony Fede, 52, was arrested on June 17 and was charged with two counts of aggravated arson in the second degree, three counts of aggravated assault in the second degree, one count of possession of an explosive device for ...

South Plainfield Rescue Squad Receives New Ambulances, Honored for 75 Years of Service

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Rescue Squad will see the addition of two new ambulances to its fleet in the coming weeks. 

On June 17, borough officials handed over the keys to two brand new ambulances and, later that evening recognized the volunteer department for its 75 years of service to the community. The new ambulances will be put into service by early July and ...

Attorney Tries To Bring Loaded Handgun Into Middlesex County Courthouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An attorney was arrested after he tried to bring a loaded handgun into the Middlesex County Superior Courthouse on Monday.

Mark B. Jander, 29, of Freehold, has been charged with one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, according to a statement released by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott.

Jander does not ...

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 ...

Etheridge Family Medicine Now Accepting Medicaid Managed Health Plans

June 16, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - While other providers are running away from Medicaid Managed Health plans, Etheridge Family Medicine is welcoming them!  

We are now excepting new patients with Medicaid HMO plans. Call our office at 732-246-0057 or visit us at

Etheridge Family Medicine: "Where we focus on preventive care for a long, healthy ...

Middlesex Dems Re-Elect McCabe, Moskowitz

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 ...

Barchi Sees 'Tremendous Progress' at Rutgers in Past 5 Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has made "tremendous progress" in building faculty excellence, improving student experience, raising the school's profile and other areas President Robert L. Barchi said Wednesday as he delivered a five-year report on the University Strategic Plan to the Board of Governors.

Looking back since his arrival at Rutgers in 2012, Barchi clicked off some of ...

NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

June 19, 2019

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

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 ...