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New Jersey First Responders Call on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Jersey’s largest union representing firefighters and EMS workers is urging the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) that will lead to the creation of New Jersey’s first premier academic medical ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Rios Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios expressed his support for the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“I support the partnership of RWJBH and Saint Peter’s ...

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Calls on FTC to Approve RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus has called upon the regulatory body to approve the transaction between Saint Peter’s Health Care System and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“We ...

NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day- A Quick Refresher

This Monday, people across the country will observe Memorial Day - a holiday to honor those who have served in the military.  As Americans, we also celebrate the nation’s veterans on Veterans Day.  Understandably, these two holidays are sometimes confused for one another, but the intent of the federal holidays is slightly different.

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2022 (always ...

The Reality of College Debt Forgiveness

It’s graduation season, which means hundreds of thousands of young people will be walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. After the graduation celebrations are over, the majority of college graduates will face the reality of their college loan debt. The average undergraduate leaves school with $36,510 in debt, and the average graduate student carries $71,000 in debt.  For ...

The Athlete of the Week: Dylan Jefferys - Golf

The South Plainfield High School golf team had an outstanding season this year. Their season record was 17-2 with the only two losses coming from the division winning Edison Eagles. The Tigers also made it to the final day of the GMC tournament as a team.  Junior Dylan Jefferys was the captain and leader of this great season.

Dylan shot a best 3 over 36 and averaged just 4 over par for ...

The Athlete of the Week: Nicole Swatko Softball Pitcher/Designated Player

The South Plainfield Softball team is having a great run in their county tournament.  This week they beat the tenth seed Colonia 10-3 in the first round to set up a third meeting with division winner Metuchen.  The Lady Tigers won a tough 4-3 victory to advance to the semi-finals this coming Saturday.  Freshman Nicole Swatko has been a major contributor to the success this ...

Creativity, Pride on Display at Wardlaw+Hartridge Art Show

EDISON, NJ -- Students in PreK(3) through Grade 5 were beaming with pride showing off their fine artwork during last week’s Lower School Art Show.

Families and friends roamed the Lower School hallways and Lower Snowdon to peruse the various works and enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate visual art with their children, who were expertly guided by Lower School art instructor Sara ...

Obituaries

Nohemy Zamora, 86 passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at ...
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Press Releases

Born to Run: After Open-heart Surgery, 60-year-old is back to his active lifestyle

May 25, 2022

Brian Scully is an avid runner. But in 2019, his running started to decline—he needed to take frequent breaks or stop completely and could barely run around the block. Coincidentally, at a trip to urgent care for a sinus infection, Brian was diagnosed with a heart murmur and was referred to a cardiologist, who diagnosed his condition as a moderate bicuspid aortic valve. A recommended ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Letters to the Editor

Community Happenings

Registration Open For Milltown's "Lighting Up The Sky" Fourth Of July 5K

May 23, 2022

MILLTOWN, NJ - With the unofficial start of summer just days away with Memorial Day weekend, it's time to lace up the sneakers and get ready for Milltown's annual Fourth of July 5K. The theme of this year's race and the day-long July 4 celebration is "Lighting up the Sky." Participants will receive a t-shirt sporting this year's "Lighting up the Sky" logo as ...

Milestones

Kenneth Welch graduates from University of the Cumberlands

May 19, 2022

WILLIAMSBURG, KY -- University of the Cumberlands would like to congratulate Kenneth Welch of Piscataway, NJ, on their graduation from Cumberlands! Kenneth completed their Master of Arts in Christian Studies.

University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies recently to celebrate its newest graduates. Participants in this year's commencement ceremonies included graduates from 49 ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

Love After Age 50

Hi everyone. The number of people age 50 and older has been skyrocketing over the past several decades. In addition, the number of single older adults is also growing in leaps and bound. So today we’ll be discussing something millions of people around the world are looking to find… love after the age of 50. If you’re not among this group of love ...

Part Time Position Available in the Borough of South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Part-time opportunity to be a paid member of South Plainfield’s Clean Neighborhood Program. As a Clean Neighborhood Program Aide you will be responsible for the removal of signs in the Borough right-of-way, garage sale signs from utility poles road debris and other assignments that help towards the beautification of South Plainfield. A self-starter, ...

Community Conversations: A Healthy Holiday Weekend

This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to gather safely, provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and tell you what you ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, June 3, 7:00 PM

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick

Movin’ + Groovin’

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Sun, June 5, 2:00 PM

South Plainfield

SPHS Music Boosters - Mozzarella Making Class

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Tue, June 7, 6:30 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Akron RubberDucks (CLE)

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Tue, June 7, 6:35 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Akron RubberDucks (CLE)

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Wed, June 8, 6:35 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

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Thu, June 9, 6:35 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

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Columns

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios monthly column: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States which is celebrated annually on the last Monday of May. This year, it falls on Monday, May 30. It is on Memorial Day that we honor those service members from all branches of the armed forces who lost their lives in order to ensure that this nation is provided the freedom that we enjoy. 

As we celebrate this day by getting together ...

Bookmarks

Now that the weather has finally warmed up, we’re ready to celebrate Holi. Learn more about the Hindu festival of colors on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. We’ll have colorful crafts, games and snacks for the whole family. Join us outside the library and prepare for messy fun. Advance registration is requested. 

We also have tons of children’s programming ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

Elks Donate to Local Churches

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Elks Lodge No. 2298 ENF Committee, chaired by Eileen Uken was very busy this month.  Using the Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant the lodge was able to donate to two local churches.  Both churches, Sacred Heart and St. Stephens will put the money to good use by providing to those in need through their Social Concerns program.

First ...