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EDISON — The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is in the process of poring over 10,000 pages of bank records and audits and redacting unnecessary information in the case involving five Edison police officers who were indicted in October for “no show jobs.” “This is a substantial case,” Assistant Prosecutor Christine D’Elia said before Superior Court Judge […]

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  A woman from Middletown has been charged with causing the death of one passenger and seriously injuring another in a crash on the Garden State Parkway in the early morning hours of Nov. 26. Kimberly Franklin, 20, was criminally charged on Dec. 5 with aggravated manslaughter in the first degree and assault by auto in […]

METUCHEN — It would cost between $1.2 million and $1.3 million annually for the Metuchen School District to implement a full-day kindergarten program, according to Board of Education member Ben Small. On Nov. 27, Small, who chairs the board’s finance and facilities committee, updated his fellow board members with the committee’s findings regarding the costs […]

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A man from Woodbridge has pleaded guilty in causing the death of his 27-year-old passenger on May 6 while driving while intoxicated. Tayib Mahmood, 29, the operator of the car, pleaded guilty on Nov. 29 to vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Under a […]

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EDISON — With the recent promotion in the fire department and the hiring of nine police officers, Edison officials are making public safety a priority. Andrew Toth, Jr. was promoted from captain to deputy chief of the Edison Fire Department on Nov. 19. Earlier in the month, nine police officers were sworn in at ceremonies […]

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EDISON — A collaborative effort among Edison, the Edison Housing Authority, a non-profit organization and two IT companies has given two dozen at-risk middle school students hands-on technology education and a sneak peak at emerging technology careers. The 10-week pilot program — created by the municipal Policy and Strategic Initiatives administrator Melissa Perilstein and Youth […]

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METUCHEN — A Lyft driver, who alleged he was on his way to pick someone up at the Whole Foods Market, was charged with an unlawful possession of a handgun, according to police. The 31-year-old Roselle man was also charged with one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance following a motor vehicle stop […]

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METUCHEN — Within a two day period, Metuchen detectives charged two men for allegedly robbing a food delivery man in October, according to Police Chief David Irizarry. An 18-year-old man from the Avenel section of Woodbridge and a 19-year-old man from Old Bridge were charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary and two counts […]

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The Circle of Single Jewish Friends for adults age 50 and older will hold a meet-and-eat lunch at noon on Dec. 16 at Jade Dynasty, a Chinese restaurant, 925 Amboy Ave., Edison. The group is for singles only. Cost is price of meal off menu, gratuity, plus $3. RSVP to Roberta at either 908-668-8450 or roger678@optonline.net.

Metuchen High School senior Safiya Ratliff was determined. Her goal was to receive a medal in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Nov. 17 at Holmdel Park. The top 20 girls’ cross-country runners earn a medal in the race. When Ratliff reached the tennis courts at Holmdel Park, about a mile from the finish line, […]

Sayreville War Memorial High School is the Central Jersey, Group 5 state sectional football playoff champion. Sayreville held off North Brunswick Township High School to post a 6-0 victory in the sectional playoff final on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Sayreville’s field. Sayreville relied on a strong defense behind Glenn Wright and Anthony Jackson to move […]

In the 2018 football season, Saint Joseph High School finished 7-3 and won the Greater Middlesex Conference’s Blue Division. The season capped a successful three-year run for the program at the Metuchen school. Saint Joseph also won the GMC White Division in 2016 and 2017, going 25-5 over the past three campaigns. The Falcons only […]

For the first time in 2018, Metuchen High School lost a field hockey game. Arthur L. Johnson High School upset the Bulldogs, 2-0, on Oct. 31 in an NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 1 sectional tournament semifinal match. Metuchen was the No. 1 seed in the state sectional tournament. Arthur L. Johnson was the […]

Kelli Holleran has been coaching Metuchen High School in girls’ cross-country for 13 years. And her teams have had a lot of success. She has guided Metuchen to NJSIAA Group 1 championships in 2016 and 2017. But Holleran’s 2018 team is doing things she has never seen before. The Bulldogs have already shattered program records […]

Senior Kasi Hazzard is an offensive weapon for John P. Stevens High School. He is listed on the roster as a running back/quarterback, but he also lines up at receiver and goes out for passes. On Oct. 19 at South Brunswick High School, in J.P. Stevens’ 41-13 loss to the host Vikings, Hazzard produced all […]

The good news is, Edison High School dominated the line of scrimmage against a really good football opponent on Oct. 5. The bad news is, Edison lost to Sayreville War Memorial High School, 13-12, on a touchdown in the final second in Edison. The defeat dropped Edison to 3-2 overall and 3-2 in Greater Middlesex […]

Keith Rosser, 94, a long-time resident of Hopewell Township, New Jersey, passed away on Nove… Read more

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A memorial gathering will be held at noon on Dec. 2 at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 S. Holmdel Road, Holmdel, for the four members of a Colts Neck family who were found murdered at their home on Nov. 20. Following the memorial gathering, a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. for Keith […] Read more

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Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Making wise food choices and eating the correct portions are key to maintaining good health. But when your eating behaviors and relationship with food interfere with life and normal functioning, it could be a sign of disordered eating or a more dangerous condition – an eating disorder. The Princeton Center for […]

Princeton Councilmember Heather Howard has a bug. She is contagious and has infected her own teenaged son, several Princeton University students, and countless members of the Princeton community, including Pam Hersh. There is no vaccination for this bug – nor would anyone want one, because Heather’s bug strain is an extremely healthy one, known as […]

Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

Jake Austin Robertson, Princeton University (PU) class of 2015, with a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, is no bully, but nevertheless always makes me cry. The tears flow either from laughing so hard at his hilarious storytelling or being moved by his expression of a profound emotion. The first time occurred during his tribute […]

By Rachel P. Dultz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In fact, about 1 in 8 women in the United States today will get breast cancer at some point in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. However, with early diagnosis through screening, increased […]

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, representing New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District (Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon counties), was initially perplexed. Why was he was being bugged (as in pestered) about a bug (a germ)? Earlier in the year, people were trying to get his attention about a good bug that has made remarkable progress in fighting a bad […]

CityMD urgent care opened its newest facility on Nov. 19 at 683 Route 18 south, East Brunswick. CityMD offers a wide range of medical services for patients of all ages. Board-certified doctors are on site to diagnose and provide care for many ailments and injuries, including sinus infections, stomach flu, minor lacerations, insect bites and rashes, […]

Sports-themed hair care franchise Sport Clips is now open for business at North Village Shopping Center, 869 Route 1, North Brunswick. The 128,000-square-foot center is exclusively leased and managed by Levin Management Corporation (LMC). Sport Clips provides a full range of hair care services targeted to men and boys of all ages, from trims to the MVP Experience, which includes […]

King Financial Network will host a coat drive to benefit “Come Together For Children” on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 198 Route 9 North, Manalapan (just south of Talyors Mills Road in the Justin Corporate Center). Coats of all sizes for children and adults will be accepted. There will be free […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced the start of the 40th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through Dec. 14. The toys will be delivered throughout the holidays in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. To date, […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced the start of the 40th annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through Dec. 14. The toys will be delivered throughout the holidays in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. To make […]

The Old Bridge Sayreville South Amboy Chamber of Commerce will hold its November meeting with the Old Bridge Business Alliance from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Bubba’s 33, 1002 Route 9, Parlin. The events free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Borsilli at 732-607-6340 or ccommerce@optonline.net.

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its Holiday WinterFest, hosted by the Women in Business Committee, from 8:30-11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe. Cost is $35 for members or $45 for non-members. Visit www.mcrcc.org to register.

First Aid & CPR, LLC has become a registered Safe Sitter teaching site and now offers the life and safety training program for young teens, grade six and up. Students learn how to prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Safe Sitter aims to reduce the number of avoidable […]

MB Mutual Holding Company (“MB MHC”), the holding company for MB Bancorp, Inc. (“MB Bancorp”) and Manasquan Bank, completed its previously announced merger of Metuchen, MHC, the holding company for Metuchen Bancorp, Inc. and Metuchen Savings Bank, with and into MB MHC, effective on Oct. 31. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement and plan of […]