Press Releases

September 18, 2018

TRENTON,NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chairperson Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Monday on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ unanimous vote to open up an application window for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity, the largest ...

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EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 ...

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You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy fantastic books at great prices at the Friends of the Library Book Sale, and that’s kind of the same thing. The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are their yearly book sale Saturday September 22 at 9am and going through Sunday September 30. This year’s ...

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The Vermeule Mansion announces their participation in the annual Weekend Journey Through the Past, a weekend tour of historically significant places in Somerset County.  Approximately 30 sites will participate in the event run by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, scheduled for ...

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In effort to provide more children in foster care with an advocate, CASA of Middlesex County is launching Lift Up! A Volunteer Recruitment Campaign with a lakeside wine and cheese party on Sept. 23 at Lago – Restaurant & Banquet Hall in North Brunswick. Court Appointed Special Advocates ...

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In effort to provide more children in foster care with an advocate, CASA of Middlesex County is launching Lift Up! A Volunteer Recruitment Campaign with a lakeside wine and cheese party on Sept. 23 at Lago – Restaurant & Banquet Hall in North Brunswick. Court Appointed Special Advocates ...

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Roll up your sleeves and grab your gloves, because a new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon. All classes will be held at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex ...

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Edison, NJ – The Office of Legislative District 18 is hosting a Youth Artwork Contest. Young artists can submit their art in themed age groups, ages 6-10, ages 11 – 15, and ages 16-20.  The deadline to make submissions has been extended through September 30, 2018. Artwork for the contest ...

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EDISON, NJ - Put on your walking shoes and get ready!  It’s time to register for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services’ annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk. Come out to the County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison and walk with us on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. designating a computer science education endorsement on teaching certificates has been signed into law by Governor Murphy. “We need to ensure that those teaching computer science to our young people are the most ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan requiring public utilities to charge a veterans’ organization reduced residential rates for service delivered to a property that is primarily used by a veterans’ organization has been signed into law by Governor ...

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(South Plainfield) – A bill sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan requiring public utilities to charge a veterans’ organization reduced residential rates for service delivered to a property that is primarily used by a veterans’ organization has been signed into law by Governor ...

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Old Bridge, NJ- Middlesex County Freeholder Candidate Rich Castaldo released the following statement calling out Freeholder Shanti Narra over her hypocrisy on women’s issues.  Freeholder Narra was one of 88 women “leaders” who released a statement calling out Bob Hugin over decades old allegations ...

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South Plainfield–The South Plainfield Community Pool has been a treasure to Borough residents since being built in the mid 60’s. The Pool, which at one time was privately owned, has been a source of recreational fun for generations. It is a source of summer relief for residents young and ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present special behind-the-scenes tours of Godolphin’s famous Greentree Stable on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 21. The tours are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tours cost $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members.

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ – Following an extensive, months-long investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a drug distribution and money-laundering network in Middlesex and Monmouth counties has been broken up, says a report issued by the New Jersey State Police today. The New Jersey State ...

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The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) has been invited to take part in the Borough’s first Emergency Service Show on Saturday, August 4th in Veterans Park from 10 AM to 4 PM. The event is sponsored by the South Plainfield Police Dept. in cooperation with the South Plainfield Library.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all young artists! Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak are hosting a Youth Artwork Contest for residents of the 18th Legislative District of New Jersey.  Youth ages 6 to 20 can submit artwork in a variety of forms ...

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TRENTON, NJ –District 18’s legislators announced on Friday how updating New Jersey’s school funding formula will result in the district receiving an increase of more than $6.6 million for the district’s public schools. “Every single town in the 18th District saw an increase in funding for their ...

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(HAMILTON) – Speaking to a crowd of about 110 people at Jersey Water Works’ annual membership meeting on Thursday, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), who chairs the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, spoke about New Jersey’s mounting obligation to update the state’s water ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Middlesex County is looking for high school and college students who want to improve and protect our environment and don’t mind lifting, bending, and getting dirt under their finger nails. Applications are now being accepted for the Middlesex County Youth Conservation ...

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Events Will Include STEM, Shooting Sports, Games and More! SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – July 24, 2018– Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family ...

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New Jersey State School Board's Legislative Advocate Christopher Jones, (l to r), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin 18th Legislative District, Anthony Razzano - South River Board of Education and Middlesex County School Board President Debbie Boyle and member of the South Plainfield Board of Education, ...

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious equestrian events, is ready to welcome top jumping competitors, equestrian enthusiasts and A-list celebrities back to its pristine 60-acre showgrounds in Bridgehampton, N.Y., for its 43rd annual ...

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A.J. Perri, the leading heating, cooling and plumbing company in Central New Jersey, has announced several new hires from across the state. Among them is new Safety Director Michael McConnell, from A.J. Perri’s hometown of Tinton Falls.  “We are thrilled to have Michael on board,” said Jim ...

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NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office arrested 37 individuals during a five-day operation that concluded Friday, as part of the agency’s ongoing public safety efforts. The operation targeted criminal aliens who ...

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Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a driver has been charged in the motorcycle fatality in which a passenger was killed in South Plainfield on July 4, 2018. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, the operator of the motorcycle, was charged on July 16, 2018 with ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - First Baptist Church of South Plainfield will be holding their annual Vacation Bible School program the week of August 6-10 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This free VBS program is open to children entering Kindergarten through entering 6th grade. Children will participate in this ...

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The job market continues to change, as does the way we look for work. This Workshop examines the value of presenting yourself as a complete package by using a resume as an introduction to an employer and backing it up with a portfolio presented at the interview. How You Will Benefit: Learn ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto South Plainfield has one primary focus. You. It might not always look that way. After all, most of our articles aren't really about you, but things TAPinto editors think you care about. Such as what the local council people are doing. What's happening in South ...

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