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EDISON – Just in time for summer, new, durable playground equipment and rubberized playing surfaces are being installed at eight Edison Township parks to make them safer and more accessible for children with disabilities, township officials said. Industry experts identified seven township parks as most in need of improvement after the evaluation of all 24 […]

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PHOTO COURTESY OF DOT JAMIESON St. Helen’s School second grader Aanya Kushwaha, left, and fifth grader Morgan Caraballo-Ocampo are the winners of the Smokey Bear and Woodsey Owl Poster Contest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs of New Jersey offer the contest to encourage the understanding of wildlife preservation […]

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The Reformed Church of Metuchen will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon on July 22-26 at the church, 150 Lake Ave., Metuchen. Children ages 4-12 will learn “Life on the Farm – Growing with Jesus.” Students will plant seeds, grow crops and eat farm fresh snacks. Games and crafts are planned. Registration […]

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The Edison Arts Society [EAS] will showcase solo artists Christiane Silla and Arlene Carallo at the EAS Gallery at the Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison, through July 2. Silla resides in Edison. She was born in France and came to the United States as a teenager. Her style is primarily figurative. Her work will […]

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The North Edison Public Library will host a program called “College Admissions: What to Do and When,” presented by Collegewise of Millburn, at 7 p.m. on July 17. Open to parents and students in grades 9-12. The library will then hold a program on how to write a college essay, also by Collegewise, at 7 […]

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The Edison Main Public Library will present a program on the history of cricket in the U.S. by Paul Hensley, president of the CC Morris Cricket Library Association, at 7 p.m. on July 23. The main branch is located at 340 Plainfield Ave., Edison. For more information or to register, call 732-287-2298, ext. 1 or […]

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Temple Emanu-El will sponsor a Touch-a-Truck event from 10 a.m. to noon on June 30 at the temple, 100 James St., Edison. Free for the whole family and open to the entire community. Children and adults will be able to climb into fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and other vehicles. For more information, visit www.edisontemple.org.

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The Metuchen Farmers Market is open for the 2019 season. The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays through November in the Town Plaza on the corner of New and Pearl streets. For a list of weekly vendors, visit www.metuchenfarmersmarket.com.  

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Second Baptist Church of Metuchen will hold a fish fry from noon to 6 p.m. on June 29 at the church, 100 Durham Ave., Metuchen. Menu includes fried whiting, collard greens, string beans, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, yams and homemade desserts. Cost is $12 for dinner with two sides and dessert, $7 for a […]

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A Touch-a-Truck event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on June 30 featuring fire trucks, police cars, ambulances and other vehicles at Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison. Free admission. Open to the community. For more information, call 732-549-4442 or visit edisontemple.org.

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EDISON DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION The Edison Democratic Organization, in accordance with our Bylaws, solicits for consideration any person wishing to seek the Organization's endorsement in the following 2019 election: Town Council. Interested candidates must be registered to vote in Edison Township and have been an Edison resident for at least one year prior to the date of the election. Submit a letter of intent and 150 copies of resume to the Democratic Chairman on or before 5PM on February 28, 2019. Resume should be limited to one page typed (can be double-sided) and include name, home address, phone number, and current occupation. Please email edisondemorg@gmail.com to coordinate delivery of documents.

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O’Bryan Cartagena served as an assistant cross-country coach at Edison High School for the past two seasons. But during both fall campaigns, Edison’s head coach, Patrick McCaffery, saw that his assistant possessed the material to serve as a head coach. Cartagena expressed a holistic theory about the “total athlete,” which included a running program, a […]

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The future of the Monmouth Park Racetrack appeared bleak a few years ago. Horse racing, the Oceanport track’s chief revenue stream, just wasn’t as popular anymore, especially among younger people. But the park had one trump card in its back pocket—the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, which was ready to open once the […]

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Guy Jensen is not a teacher at Metuchen High School. He is a Superior Court officer in Middlesex County. But over the past five years, through his role as Metuchen’s boys’ basketball coach, Jensen has grown to love the school’s community. And now he wants to save its football program. On April 16, the Metuchen […]

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On April 1 at Sayreville War Memorial High School, Saint Joseph Regional High School blew an 11-run lead and lost its baseball season opener to the Bombers, 13-12. For the Metuchen school, it was an inauspicious start that appeared to forecast a stormy spring ahead. “If you told me we’d end up in the (NJSIAA) […]

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On June 6 at South Brunswick High School, the Old Bridge High School boys’ volleyball team won the NJSIAA championship –its second straight– with a 2-1 victory over Fair Lawn High School. The Knights took the first set, 25-19, dropped the second set, 25-17, and clinched the state title with a 25-18 decision in the […]

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The 2019 campaign did not end with Bishop George Ahr High School’s first NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public A sectional tournament championship since 2009. But Bishop Ahr still enjoyed another tremendous softball season, which included a 20-3 record, a Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division championship and a Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title, the program’s second in […]

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Cynthia Boryeskne specializes in girls’ track and field races that are 600 meters or longer. The Edison High School junior is great at “kicking,” or increasing her speed and passing other runners over the final 200 meters or so. Since she usually makes her move in the back stretch, Boryeskne likes to pace herself during […]

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By Pam Hersh Gov. Phil Murphy on June 10 announced the inductees for the incoming class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame – a who’s who of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. “Game of Thrones” groupies were buzzing about inductee George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice […]

By Pam Hersh Gov. Phil Murphy on June 10 announced the inductees for the incoming class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame – a who’s who of some of the Garden State’s best and brightest. “Game of Thrones” groupies were buzzing about inductee George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice […]

By Michelle Reuben, L.P.C. Few, if any, teenagers escape adolescence without experiencing some feelings of angst along the way. Like a pop quiz in math or a breakout before the big dance, feeling down occasionally is normal and expected. However, teenagers who feel bad about themselves more often than they feel good, may have low […]

By Bert Mandelbaum, M.D. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 11% of American children ages 4-17 have the disorder, which can result in children who are overactive, inattentive and impulsive. Children with ADHD are more likely to experience […]

By Pam Hersh Anthony “Skip” Cimino, who last year assumed the job of executive director of the New Jersey State Assembly Majority Office, recently told me he was a “failure.” Having worked with him for decades in our various intersecting professional and volunteer jobs in Mercer County, I was stunned to hear the word “failure” […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based architect Bob Hillier has completed projects in 34 countries throughout the world. And yet, the Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumnus never has left the college campus. Never leaving Princeton University emotionally goes without saying. It is a syndrome shared by tens of thousands of alumni as evidenced annually at the […]

By Pam Hersh “Are you for real?” That was my reaction to a young woman shopping on Palmer Square on Saturday, when she asked me, “Why the parade today?” and “What’s with all the flags?” She was referring to the just completed “Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade” and the bag of mini American flags […]

By Pam J. Hersh Bob Cawley, Barbara Sigmund, Marvin Reed, Joe O’Neill, Mildred Trotman, Yina Moore, Jack Wallace, Jay Bleiman, Josie Hall, Win Pike, Gail Firestone, Kate Litvak, Dick Woodbridge, Larry Glasberg, Phyllis Marchand, Michele Tuck-Ponder (both before and after she added Ponder to her name), Bernie Miller, Chad Goerner, Liz Lempert – what do […]

By Kristy Champignon, L.P.C., L.M.H.C., A.C.S.  The tween and early teen years are a time of change, growth and discovery, often filled with intense emotions.  To cope with these emotions, an increasing number of children in this age group are turning to non-suicidal self-injury, deliberately hurting themselves to provide relief or express themselves.  In fact, […]

By Pam Hersh Mother’s Day brings a tear and a smile to Princetonian Lynne Cannon, the mother of Kate “Katie” Cannon. The tears are due to the fact Katie – Dr. Kathryn Cannon Hughes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and herself a mother of two toddlers – died in November 2017 at the age of 36 from acute […]

By Pam Hersh Princeton-based artist Sydney Anne Neuwirth has no problem talking about her age. During a conversation last week, in front of one of her art pieces at the Cranbury Station Gallery in Princeton’s Palmer Square, she told me, “I am 84 years old – and that’s just fine with me. Nowadays, women artists […]

By Evan Katzel, M.D. Many women who undergo a mastectomy to treat breast cancer opt for reconstructive surgery to help rebuild the shape and look of their breast. And while reconstruction techniques vary greatly depending on the unique needs of each woman, the goal is largely the same – to restore self-image, self-confidence and quality […]

By Pam J. Hersh On Thursday, April 18, at a Princeton University reception, I learned the following: the words “mentor” and “mensch” might be etymologically related; no one has the heart or guts to eat cookies in the shape of a Chicago Cubs baseball and in the image of the Cubs’ greatest New Jersey fan; […]

The Chamber of Commerce of Old Bridge, Sayreville & South Amboy will hold its annual golf outing on July 22 at Glenwood Country Club, 1655 Route 9, Old Bridge. Lunch begins at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at noon. Awards ceremony to follow. For more information or to register, visit chamberofcommerceobssa.org.

Frappe Joe’s Coffee has signed a long-term lease for 1,200 square feet at the Colonial Village Shopping Center, located at Route 27 and Parsonage Road in Edison. The center’s leasing and managing agency is Weiss Realty. Frappe Joe’s, which is replacing Starbucks Coffee after it relocated to a drive-thru on Route 27, plans to open […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

The Freehold Regional High School District has been selected as a “best employer” in New Jersey by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the organizations liked best by employees in the first ranking of America’s best employers by state. In New Jersey, the FRHSD came in at No. 17. The […]

Casper opened its first Edison retail store, the Casper Sleep Shop, on the first floor of Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road, off Route 1, Edison. Visitors can shop Casper’s sleep offerings and even book a nap to experience the products in one of the store’s miniature homes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. […]

Weichert Real Estate School will offer a full schedule of two- and three-week real estate pre-licensing classes throughout the summer. The 75-hour pre-licensing course provides all the training and testing necessary to kick-start a career in real estate by earning a New Jersey real estate license. The first class begins on June 17 at Weichert, […]

Last month, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises announced the winners of their third annual Above and ‘BEE’yond Teacher Essay Contest. The contest recognized top teachers from school districts throughout New Jersey as nominated by their students via an essay written and submitted to their local Applebee’s restaurants. Winning […]

Comcast announced the official opening of the first Middlesex County Xfinity Retail Store, located in the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick. The 12th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey is a 4,400 square-foot center. In addition to the latest mobile devices and top-of-the-line mobile accessories, retail offerings at the East […]