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Nu Xi Omega Chapter of AKA Soroity Adopts Putnam Park

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Ms. Tanya Clifton-White, Environmental Ownership Chairman of the Nu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to adopt Putnam Park for one year. Ten or more people will collect litter and vegetative debris from the grounds.  The group is also prepared to clean playground equipment, paint structures when needed and plant flowers and trees.  The agreement is for quarterly cleanups.

Nu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is a graduate chapter dedicated to upholding the standards of its parent organization, which was founded in 1908 at Howard University by nine students and now has 290,000 members.  Nu Xi Omega has served Somerset and Middlesex Counties since 1980. Its members range from recent college graduates to those with more than 50 years of dedicated service. In 2001 Nu Xi Omega established P.E.A.R.L.S. Inc. (Pursue Education and Really Learn Something), the charitable arm of the organization that provides scholarships to local high school students and benefits the community through global community outreach initiatives in educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership and global impact.

A key part of the Environmental Ownership target is “Restore, Refresh and Renew,” and South Plainfield’s Adopt-a-Spot program is a perfect fit.  The goal of the initiative is for local chapters such as Nu Xi Omega to adopt a playground to improve within their community. The target is 1,908 playgrounds globally.  

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CBA President Joe Diegnan is happy to have Putnam Park find a Sponsor again, as it has been on its own since the Pilgrim Covenant Church had to give it up some years ago.  This park, situated adjacent to two large shopping centers, is subject to a constant input of wind-blown trash from outside its fences in addition to the litter from those using the park.

For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, contact the Clean Communities Coordinator at (908) 226-7621 or e-mail atempel@southplainfieldnj.com

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Candidate Statement - Senator Bob Smith LD17

October 27, 2017

Dear Citizens of the 17th Legislative District:

It has been my great honor to represent you as your New Jersey State Senator.  Some of the laws I have authored which I believe have made New Jersey a better place in which to live include:

- The Highlands Preservation Act - preserving the water supply of more than one half of New Jersey

- The 2012 Solar Act - advancing the Renewable ...

LD17 Assembly Candidate Robert Quinn: Welcome to politics

             “Run for a lower office. You’ll have a better chance”

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Had ENOUGH of the Same Old, Same Old? Let’s Bring The NEW Back To Jersey!

Had ENOUGH of the Same Old, Same Old? Let's Bring The NEW Back To Jersey!

A wise New Jerseyan by the name of Albert Einstein once said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

Another wise New Jerseyan, Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries, a former Secretary of State of New Jersey, profoundly said at a recent Affordability Summit ...

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. 
I am the father of two. My children, Terrence, ...

Alexandra Lopez 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 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.

Please Vote Daryl Kipnis For State Senate in LD17

November 6, 2017

Dear Editor:

I am a District 17 resident and an animal lover.

I am urging all residents of Franklin, Milltown, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Piscataway, regardless of party affiliation, to please consider voting for Daryl Kipnis to elect him as our district’s next State Senator.

Not only is he on the right side of the issues facing humans and the environment in the 17th ...

Newark man to stay behind bars ​for alleged connection to New Brunswick fatal shooting

November 17, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A suspect arrested in connection with a fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man will remain behind bars for now, after the courts determined he was a public safety threat and flight risk​.​

The suspect, 26-year-old Newark resident Michael Martin, also known as “Maniac,” appeared ​in front of  Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto on November ...

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County’s ‘Seasonal Traditions’ Celebration

November 18, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Nothing brings the holiday season to life like annual traditions, especially when they’re shared with family, friends and neighbors. The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History invites you to share in holiday music and fun at the “Seasonal Traditions” holiday program at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway.

“Our residents are ...

4-H Gift Drive Looking For Donations

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- The holidays will soon be here, and Middlesex County’s 4-H teens want to make it a happy season for all families, especially the less fortunate.

For the past 20 years, the Middlesex County 4-H program has hosted Project GIFT, which provides a free day of holiday shopping for needy families in Middlesex County.

More than 70 4-H teens assist each year ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Sophomore of Piscataway Receives Girl Scouts Silver Award

WATCHUNG, NJ –  A member of the Girl Scouts of America since the first grade, Lauren St. Louis of Piscataway has earned her Silver Award after helping to establish a “Community Corner” at the Piscataway Library. 

A sophomore at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, Lauren is a member of Troop 80849, which is part of the Central and Southern NJ Council. The Silver ...

Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi stood by his affirmation ​of​ the First Amendment, saying those ​protections ​extend to ​the recent rash of ​anti-Semitism on campus.

At the November 16 student government town hall, Barchi​ noted the protections to incidents such as the anti-Semitic posts allegedly shared on the Facebook of a food science professor, the ...

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New Jersey Tech Council Hosts its 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration in Somerset

November 18, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of New Jersey's leaders in technology and life sciences gathered to celebrate the New Jersey Tech Council's 21st Anniversary Awards Celebration, at the Palace of Somerset, Thursday night. 

Statewide and regional companies were recognized and honored for their contributions to the communities they serve. 

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For Thanksgiving: "Tough Choices" and Family Decisions

November 17, 2017

"Oh, this place again," my mother says, as if somewhere in her memory, where most things are forgotten, this building, with its enormous orange and yellow Senior Living sign, clicks a normal synaptic reaction.

"Yes," I say. "That's right. Let's go inside and have some lunch."

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Those pretty glasses may be poisoning you!

A study done in the U.K. looking at the lead and cadmium content of the lip area of decorated drinkware, (drinking glasses, shot glasses, beer glasses, etc.) found these heavy metals in 70% of the samples they tested. All were made in China or a European country.  All colors of paint and glaze including gold leaf contained one or both of the metals. The results were published last week in ...