Press Releases

January 18, 2019

  PISCATAWAY – Salads made by Future Foundations Academy (FFA) students have become a popular lunchtime choice on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Piscataway campus. A school for higher functioning students ages 13-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders, staff has been ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February have successfully been paid early amid the continued federal government shutdown. Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and who were ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The American Cancer Society kicks off its new fundraising season in Middlesex County on Saturday, February 9th 2019 – 4-6pm at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.  Together we can beat out biggest rival.  The entire Middlesex County community is ...

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Freezing for a Reason! For the past 25 years, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside has been a marquee fundraising event put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics New Jersey. Since its inception, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside has raised over $21 million and has had ...

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(South River) – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced an award of $683,640 for the South River Public School District to expand their ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey high school students have an opportunity to prove their brain power by competing in the 2019 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee.  Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition in which students are quizzed about the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In response to recent incidents of hate, bigotry and faith-based violence against nonprofit groups in New Jersey and across the country, legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jamel Holley and Robert Karabinchak to help nonprofits protect ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will honor agriculture’s rich heritage and promising future with this year’s theme, Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story. The theme, which will be represented throughout of the weeklong event, will include related events like a daily story time for ...

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TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Taxation reminds taxpayers to take advantage of the New Jersey Tax Amnesty program as the January 15 deadline is fast approaching. Tax Amnesty provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and ...

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Edison, N.J. — Praful Raja, Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center board president, and his grandson, Vir, visited staff at JFK’s pediatric emergency department to delivered bags filled with holiday gifts of books and stuffed toys to give to the young patients.

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NJ Department of Human Services filed a public comment opposing the proposed rule that would negatively impact New Jerseyans’ health and well-being (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services filed a public comment strongly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s draft ...

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Edison, NJ – Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced a grant package to support various charitable groups across the District that ...

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Holiday Event Highlights Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy on Tuesday joined families that have received grants from New Jersey’s Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, which provides financial assistance to New Jersey families ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sheriff’s Office will hold an 8-week-long Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County in the spring of 2019. The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s ...

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On December 9, 2018, many South Plainfield Public School students performed at the 45th Annual TubaChristmas Concert.  This concert was conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late great William J. Bell.  This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over ...

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Fire Department officials knew when the need arose to replace the lighting at the Fire Department Memorial that there was only One Call to make to allow that to happen.  President James Buckelew contacted Mark Hollain of One Call Electric, Heating and Cooling to consult on the job and provide his ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Union County has released newly produced videos highlighting the artistic and historical gems throughout the area.  From a historical perspective, you can watch informative videos on Boxwood Hall, The Deserted Village, The Summit Park Line and The Miller-Corey House.  From an ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a South Plainfield man, who failed to appear in court in 2002 for sentencing on charges he was found guilty of which include sexual assault, criminal restraint, unlawful possession of a weapon, and false ...

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MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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 TRENTON, NJ – An Assembly panel on Thursday released legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Nancy Pinkin to conduct a study of untested sexual assault exam kits in the state to get clarity on the policies and procedures that regulate the testing, and what the state ...

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The South Plainfield Borough Public Celebrations Committee and the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission as associates, will host the second annual Holiday Caroling Event on December 8, 2018, from 6 to 7 pm at Monument Park at the lighted tree, compliments of Bob Stilo, near the helicopter.  ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Friends of the Spotswood Public Library are once again holding a sock and mitten drive to help make winter a bit warmer for Middlesex County residents. The Friends are leading their second annual Sock and Mitten Drive to benefit the more than 400 families who utilize the Alice's ...

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The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) participated in the American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) Field Day event held June 23 -24, 2018.  Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, ARRL Contest Branch Manager, reported in the December 2018 QST Magazine that there were over 3,000 groups with nearly 35,000 ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held their first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orangeon December 8th. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J.  Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the ...

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The 2006 Tony Award winner, The Drowsy Chaperone opened Thanksgiving weekend at the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook to rave reviews!  "Fabulous Performance said one audience member.  "An excellent price for a Broadway quality performance ", "Hooray for this extremely talented cast!!” and "I saw it ...

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After distributing over 5,500 backpacks to veterans in need, the team at Backpacks For Life realized that there wasn’t a backpack designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeless and  at-risk veteran community that Backpacks For Life serves…so they designed one. Former Marine Corps ...

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Willow Grove Presbyterian Church’s Old Stone Chapel Restoration Team of Scotch Plains presents their Tricky Tray Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, December 8, 2018.   There will be a vast array of extraordinary prizes, (hundreds donated by Amazon.com), gift baskets, theater and sports ...

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