An Edison man admitted on May 22 that he conspired to export, without a license, firearms and other items subject to the export control list, according to information provided by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Gene Shilman, 62, a native of the Soviet Union, pleaded guilty before U.S. Distr…

An investment manager with an office in Middletown has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme, concealing losses, faking investment returns, and stealing more than $10 million in investor money, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on May 23. Vincent P. Falci, 59,…

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the Hispanic Business Expo from 4-8 p.m. on July 16 at the Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison. Showcase a business, network, reach out to the community, gain referrals and build brand awareness. Seminars will provide statistics a…

The Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival 2019 will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on June 2 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, 230 Pension Road, Englishtown. The event will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings with more than 100 craft beers and live music. The performance lineup i…

RUMSON – A male and female riding a motorcycle died as the result of striking a motor vehicle on May 18 in Rumson, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. John J. Berry Jr., 29, of Atlantic Highlands, and his passenger, Stephanie Hogan 28, of Red Bank, were riding a …

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Princeton Regional Education Association (PREA) and Princeton Regional Educational Support Staff Association (PRESSA) are helping families displaced by the fire at Griggs Farm move back in to their renovated homes.  On Dec. 27, 2017, one of the apartment buildings at Griggs Farm community caught fire and tragically took the life of  on resident.  The fire […]

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Lawrence Township school district officials are revising the school’s administrative structure to create two co-principals and an assistant principal at the Lawrence Intermediate School. This action is a result of the decision by the school district officials who seek more leadership at the grades 4-6 school. At a special school board meeting that was held […]

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In response to a report of a road rage incident in Howell, state Sen. Robert Singer (R-Monmouth and Ocean), whose legislative district includes Howell, has introduced legislation to create a new criminal mischief charge applicable to cases of road rage where a person damages a school bus in the presence of a child who is […]

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  NORTH BRUNSWICK – Democratic Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack will seek his fifth term as mayor on Election Day in November, challenged by Republican Richard Pender. The primary for the general election will be June 4. Womack, 62, has been a North Brunswick resident for 31 years. He was sworn in to the council in […]

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The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the Hispanic Business Expo from 4-8 p.m. on July 16 at the Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison. Showcase a business, network, reach out to the community, gain referrals and build brand awareness. Seminars will provide statistics and marketing programs. Meet influential Hispanic leaders and potential […] Read more

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The Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival 2019 will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on June 2 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, 230 Pension Road, Englishtown. The event will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings with more than 100 craft beers and live music. The performance lineup is Rancid, […] Read more

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RUMSON – A male and female riding a motorcycle died as the result of striking a motor vehicle on May 18 in Rumson, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. John J. Berry Jr., 29, of Atlantic Highlands, and his passenger, Stephanie Hogan 28, of Red Bank, were riding a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle westbound […] Read more

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Richard Adamczyk is looking for buried treasure – but it’s not gold doubloons or pieces of eight. Adamczyk is conducting an archaeological dig at the Lawrence Nature Center, seeking out evidence of the earliest human habitation on the Lawrence Township-owned property. The nature center is located at the end of Drexel Avenue. Adamczyk is spending […]

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The Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, which prides itself on being Princeton’s most culturally and economically diverse neighborhood, set aside May 18-19 to celebrate itself and its designation as the town’s 20th local historic district. Billed as a “welcome weekend,” the two-day event brought the neighbors together and offered activities that ranged from guided tours of the Witherspoon-Jackson […]

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ALLENTOWN – Mike Kemp, a longtime former Allentown resident and 43-year member of the Lions Club, has been named the 2019 Allentown Lions Club Memorial Day parade grand marshal, parade chairman Rob Strovinsky and club President Rob Schmitt announced. “Mike joined the Allentown Lions in 1976,” Strovinsky said. “He has been a steadfast contributor to […]

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In response to a report of a road rage incident in Howell, state Sen. Robert Singer (R-Monmouth and Ocean), whose legislative district includes Howell, has introduced legislation to create a new criminal mischief charge applicable to cases of road rage where a person damages a school bus in the presence of a child who is […]

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HOWELL – Township Council members are continuing to try and address the concerns of Pineview Estates residents who have issues with a retaining wall and flooding in their development. On Aug. 13, 2018, emergency services personnel responded to more than 50 incidents during a six-hour period as a severe rain storm flooded and damaged areas […]

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Sustainable Princeton, which released a 62-page draft version of its Climate Action Plan last month, is still seeking comments from Princeton residents by May 31. The Climate Action Plan’s goal is for the community to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent of its 2010 levels by 2050. The interim goal is to reduce […]

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After competing against more than 10,000 students nationwide, Montgomery High School and West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North students earned spots in the finals of the 19th Annual National Economics Challenge. The two high schools were two of 16 U.S. teams that competed in the finals. The final round in the of the challenge took place in […]

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Multiple teachers of the Hillsborough School District were recently honored at a township committee meeting on May 14. Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore and the committee honored Mary Ellen Davies, Gina Kay, Nancy Patrick and Jennifer Tuller for being recognized as “2019 Teacher of The Year” in their respective schools. Davies, a computer resource teacher […]

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Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore announced that road paving work is set to begin in June. The announcement came from the mayor following a unanimous decision from the township committee to pass a resolution that awarded a contract for the “2019 Capital Roadway Resurfacing” to Top Line Construction Corporation at a meeting on May 14. […]

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It is that time of year again for the annual Run the Vineyards 5K, where Hopewell Valley wine enthusiasts get to enjoy a good walk or run through Hopewell Valley Vineyards. This will be the sixth time Hopewell Valley Vineyards has held this event, which will take place on May 26 at the vineyard located […]

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A Hillsborough resident will be honored for his years of military service this Memorial Day weekend Hillsborough Township Mayor Frank DelCore announced on May 17 that Hillsborough resident Timothy J. Jordan, a 30-year Navy Veteran, will lead Hillsborough’s 2019 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies on May 25. Jordan earned his commission through the United States Naval […]

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SAYREVILLE – Two three-year terms on the Borough Council and the four-year mayor’s term will be on the ballot in Sayreville on Election Day, Nov. 5. The primary is set for June 4. Democrats will seek to maintain their 6-0 majority on the council and claim the mayor’s office, while Republicans will seek to retain […]

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EAST BRUNSWICK – With a unanimous vote, the members of the East Brunswick Township Council adopted a $70.86 million budget to fund the operation of the municipality during 2019. Borough Administrator Joseph Criscuolo said the total budget is $70,865,645, which is a $3.62 million increase from the 2018 budget of $67,244,803. The 2019 tax levy, […]

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KEYPORT – A family in Keyport is thanking the emergency responders who saved them after a motorist veered off the roadway and onto a borough sidewalk, striking a grandmother and her two young grandchildren. During a meeting of the Borough Council on May 7, Olivia Lopes thanked emergency responders in Keyport for saving the lives […]

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MILLSTONE – The Township Committee in Millstone Township has entered into a shared services agreement with Monmouth County to widen a road and a bridge that have been a source of concern. On May 1, committee members authorized a shared services agreement with the county for the widening of Baird Road, the improvement and widening […]

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EDISON – Two slates of Democratic candidates – four incumbents and four newcomers – are vying for the four, four-year seats up for grabs during the primary election in Edison. Joseph A. Coyle and Ajay Patil, both incumbents, and newcomers Richard Brescher and Joyce Ship-Freeman are running with the support of the Edison Democratic Organization, […]

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High school students from throughout Middlesex County produced 30- to 60-second audio and video public service announcements to warn their friends and classmates about the dangers of driving while impaired or distracted.   The winners of Middlesex County’s 19th annual 3D-Don’t Drive Dangerously PSA Contest were announced on May 8 during a conference in their […]

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Americans over the age of 65 account for 14.5% of the country’s population, according to a report by seniorliving.org. That means approximately 47 million seniors live in the United States. As seniors age, elderly care becomes even more important as life expectancy for average Americans is 79 years, according to statistics from the Center for […]

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U.S. Air Force Airman Conner S. Crisafulli graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

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U.S. Air Force Airman Patrick J. Diaz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

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