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EDISON – Police are seeking the owner of an abandoned or lost pit bull puppy, who was found so badly malnourished and dehydrated the puppy would not respond to treatment and was euthanized, according to authorities. A township man found the white and tan puppy while jogging the morning of Aug. 11 on New Dover […]

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WOODBRIDGE – With the expectation of a SeaQuest aquarium coming soon to Woodbridge Center Mall, a group of animal rights activists are holding what have been dubbed friendly protests outside the mall in a grassroots effort to stop its opening. In February, the SeaQuest Woodbridge aquarium announced construction would begin in the spring and is […]

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WeMake 4-H will hold a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) event for special need students of all grade levels from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the Metuchen Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. Children will engage in various hands-on activities such as robotics, beginner coding and makers projects. The program is free. To register, visit […]

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The Woodbridge Psychic Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Woodbridge Middle School, 525 Barron Ave., Woodbridge. Jane Doherty, Judy Kay, Intuitive April, Jennifer Wood, Connie Elek, Christine Barath, Shannon Danz, Anna Brandimarte, Dawn Strouse, Scott Davis, Bonnie Edwards, Michele Rothemel and Lara Lee are expected to appear. […]

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The Clara Barton Library will hold a workshop on fall prevention at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6.  Travel beyond the moon with a discussion on robotic exploration of the solar system at 1 p.m. on Sept. 28. “Coping with Chronic Illness and Loss” will be at 2 p.m on Oct. 1. “Let’s Play Loteria” will […]

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Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak of Legislative District 18 will hold their annual Youth Art Contest, “Connecting Communities Through Art,” from Aug. 21 to Sept. 18. Any medium of artwork will be accepted, but must be easily displayable in the office. Contestants must live in East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, South […]

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The Blackhawks Girls Lacrosse team will hold a Fall Lacrosse Clinic from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 18 to Oct. 30, at Heavenly Farms Turf Field A, 440 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick. The clinic, coached by a former Rutgers women’s lacrosse player, is open to any girl entering grades 2 and above, of any […]

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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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Saint Joseph Regional High School produced a good football season in 2018. The school from Metuchen finished 7-3, won the Greater Middlesex Conference’s Blue Division and advanced to the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 4 playoff semifinals, when it fell to Saint Peter’s Preparatory School of Jersey City, 35-14. Then the Falcons lost 17 seniors, most of […]

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LPGA legend Jan Stephenson, who earlier this month was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be at Forsgate Country Club on July 20 to participate in a day that includes a golf clinic, tournament on the historic Banks Course, and a cocktail reception and tasting of Jan’s signature wines and rums. The […]

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Edison High School is returning its quarterback, Lucas Loffredo, for the 2019 football season, but that’s about it. Most of the other starters and standouts from Edison’s 8-3 team a year ago graduated at the end of the 2018-19 school year. In high school football, that usually leads to a transition year the following fall. […]

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Football is becoming more like a flow sport with each passing season. Quarterbacks are growing into playmakers, not just passers. Wide receivers and running backs are becoming interchangeable skill players. And more and more defenders are roaming all parts of the field to try and make plays. John P. Stevens High School plans on playing […]

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Jordan Davis really wanted to beat the all-stars from northern New Jersey on July 18 in the Autoland Classic at Kean University. Davis, Saint Joseph Regional High School’s recently graduated running back, suffered through double digit postseason defeats to northern New Jersey programs in three consecutive years as a member of the Metuchen school’s program. […]

The day July 10, 2019 was a warm, sunny, summer morning in Edison. Gerard Chiricolo and Christian Kadi, two rising seniors at Bishop George Ahr High School, could have easily spent the day in the pool, at the beach or even earning money for themselves at summer jobs. But instead, they woke up early in […]

Every summer, towns across New Jersey host youth football camps for local players. But most don’t include a bunch of NFL players working as coaches and mentors. That was the unique advantage of Edison Township’s Scoop & Score Youth Football Camp on June 24 at Edison High School. Seven current and former NFL players worked […]

John P. Stevens High School’s Devon Fowlkes, Metuchen High School’s Will Hronich and Edison High School’s Noah Stansbury all enjoyed successful football careers at their respective schools. As a reward for their efforts, all three players were nominated for the 41st Annual Phil Simms North-South All-Star Football Classic on June 24 at Kean University in […]

They call Jan Stephenson the Marilyn Monroe of women’s golf. She just got inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in early June. And now she’s coming to Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. The details for the July 20 event at Forsgate are hardly even relevant, because club officials expect Stephenson’s mere presence […]

Louise Grafton died peacefully at home in Princeton on July 20, 2019. The cause of death was… Read more

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By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

By Pam Hersh I played matchmaker this past week by introducing two institutions – both the same age and both driven by their commitment to community. It is a match – not made in heaven – but in Princeton and it’s a union that may prove to benefit many Princetonians. The idealistically compatible couple comprises […]

By Pam Hersh While sitting through the magical and innovative Princeton Summer Theater (PST) production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” I kept smiling – with a tear of sadness lingering in the corner of my eye. I laughed at the refreshing and exceedingly talented execution of the shenanigans occurring on stage. My thoughts, however, […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Intense emotional experiences and stressful events affect everyone differently, including adolescents who are especially vulnerable to the ups and downs that typify the teenage years. Sometimes these emotions can have an impact on eating and can cause adolescents – girls and boys – to turn to food as a way of […]

By Pam Hersh While my grandkids last weekend were learning about Africa by watching “The Lion King,” I was learning about Africa by listening to a more compelling story – starring accused witches, witch camps and shea butter. The narrator of the witch and shea butter story was Princeton University lecturer Dr. Christiana Agawu, a […]

By Sandra Byer-Lubin, R.D. An estimated 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition where your body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it efficiently or both, according to the American Diabetes Association.  More than 7 million of those people are undiagnosed.  Left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications, including […]

By Pam Hersh Has anyone noticed the change in the air quality of Princeton? You can’t smell it, see it or hear it. But you can sense the definite improvement – particularly if you turn on your computer, while sitting on a bench in the Parklet, the temporary outdoor seating area created in the parking […]

By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Whether from eating a big meal or catching a stomach bug, almost everyone experiences some sort of abdominal pain every now and then.  In fact, abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But how do […]

By Pam Hersh John S. Watson Jr., a.k.a. Jay, grew up in an environment that featured the hallways and offices of New Jersey’s government buildings. For his life’s work, however, he chose to broaden his environment outside of those hallways by focusing on the outside, as in the outdoors. Leading several environmental programs – both […]

By: Joseph M. Pepek, M.D. Radiation therapy is a common approach to treating many different types of cancer and has become increasingly precise as technology has improved and advanced. Precision is paramount as radiation not only kills cancer cells, but can also affect surrounding healthy cells. As part of its comprehensive cancer care program, the […]

By: Pam Hersh Princeton’s playgrounds are treasure troves for all sorts of adventures, according to hundreds of kids – and one particular Princeton grownup. John Altman, the author of eight spy-genre thrillers that have been published all over the world, was assisted in his most recent spy novel, “The Korean Woman,” by experiences he had […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. And by 2020, nearly one million people in the United States will be living with Parkinson’s, a disease that affects the neurons in the brain that control movement. Though there is no standard treatment for the […]

James R. Penn, MD, has joined Gastroenterology Consultants PA of Edison and Old Bridge, and will be seeing patients at both locations. Penn was serving as the chief gastroenterology fellow at the Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School prior to joining Gastroenterology Consultants this summer. Penn earned his medical degree as well as served […]

Code Ninjas of Old Bridge will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at its new location, 3873 Route 516, Old Bridge. The coding center for children ages 7-14 offers lessons in coding, mathematics, logic and teamwork. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and a visit by Davey’s Ice Cream […]

Nobility Crest at Ocean Township recently celebrated its successful grand opening weekend. The 55-and-over luxury condominium community, accessible from Route 66 in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, also announced the first building is nearly 50% sold out. Nobility Crest, from Renaissance Properties and Blue Star Group, offers eight designer-inspired floor plans with 1,213 to […]

The Grande at Metropark has announced that Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and it is now leasing Building 3. Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 square feet of indoor amenities and extensive outdoor amenities […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Jennifer Niedrach with the Jackson office has been recognized for outstanding industry success in June. A top producer, Niedrach shared top honors for leading the Weichert sales region in listings and resale listings for the month. The Weichert sales region is comprised of […]

Advanced Wellness has announced the opening of a new office in Freehold. Joseph Cilea, D.C., and Gary Yen, M.D., and their staff, will move into the current office of Michael Lynch, D.C., providing a seamless transition for all of Lynch’s patients. Chiropractic and acupuncture will be the first services offered, to be followed by physical […]

The Grande at Metropark, a luxury apartment collection, has announced Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and is now leasing Building 3. Centrally located at The Grande at Metropark, Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 […]

East Brunswick’s Green Team honored Brunswick Square with its first Green Business Recognition Award. The property recently installed 17 charging stations for electric vehicles. The new award aims to raise awareness, while distinguishing local businesses that demonstrate their commitment to furthering the township’s environmental goals. Ron Lichtenberger, general manager of Brunswick Square, accepted the award […]

Chiquita Pittman of RE/MAX Platinum in North Brunswick has received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Only 22 percent of all active RE/MAX agents have earned the prestigious award since its inception. A life-long New Jersey […]

Curtis Mullins of financial services firm Edward Jones in Parlin received the firm’s Spirit of Caring Award, designed to recognize financial advisors who exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back. Mullins was one of only 280 of the firm’s more than 18,000 financial advisors to receive the award. Mullins and Branch Office Administrator […]

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