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The Edison Chamber of Commerce will hold its 46th annual golf outing on Sept. 10 at the Metuchen Golf & Country Club, 244 Plainfield Road, Edison. Registration begins at 11 a.m. A BBQ lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m., followed by cocktail hour and open bar at […]

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The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 56th annual Metuchen Country Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 5. Rain dates are Oct. 12 and 19. The theme is Broadway. Booth spaces are available to chamber members and non-profits. Early bird discount ends Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.metuchenchamberexchange.com.

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Mobile Family Success Center of Middlesex County and the Edison Housing Authority will hold a Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 13 at the Edison Housing Authority, 14 Rev. Samuel Carpenter Blvd., Edison. Rain date is July 20. There will be free outdoor games, refreshments, crafts, raffles and music. Register […]

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The Clara Barton Public Library will offer a program called “Uncovering Your Drawing Talent” at 3 p.m. on July 26 and Aug. 23 at the library, 141 Hoover Ave., Edison. Lonnie Johnson, an adult reference librarian and artist at the North Edison Public Library, will show attendees how to use graphite pencils and paper to […]

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The Barron Arts Center will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 13, rain or shine, at Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. For vendor information, call 732-634-0413.

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The Edison Arts Society will present “Wanderings: People and Places” at the Edison Arts Society gallery on the third floor of the Edison Municipal Complex, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison. John Erdreich’s solo artist reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 10 and his show will be available to view through Aug. 15. Lauren […]

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The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will sponsor a trip to Snug Harbor and the New York Chinese Scholars Garden as well as the Tuscan Garden on June 26. Cost is $53 for members or $58 for a non-member, and includes transportation, admission, guided tour and snack. Bus leaves the JCC, 1775 Oak Tree […]

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The 10th annual Metuchen Rescue Squad Benefit Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Ave., Metuchen. Rain date is Aug. 18. The cost per car is $10 prior to Aug. 5, or $15 on the day of the show. […]

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The 2019 Miles for Minds 5K to benefit The Center for Brain Injuries will be held on July 28 at Roosevelt Park, off Parsonage Road and Route 1, Edison. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The Fun Run/Walk start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9 a.m. Rain or shine. To register in advance, […]

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The First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen will hold a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 in the social center auditorium, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter FPCM.

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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) […]

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 Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” a musical for theater-goers of all ages, will be performed at the Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, July 26 and Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.; July 27 and Aug. 3 at 8 p.m.; and July 28 and Aug. 4 […]

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: 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: 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 I had a back-to-the-future epiphany on Friday, June 14. Non-screen contact (NSC) with humans – the phenomenon that occurs when you make eye, voice and physical (non-sexual) contact with another person – might be making a comeback in our alienated and alienating society. I woke up on June 14 somewhat depressed because […]

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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]

Red’s Toy Shop, located at 1010 Route 9 south in the Gateway Shopping Center, Old Bridge, recently celebrated its grand opening. The shop offers a large variety of toys for all age groups in many categories, including outdoor and pretend play and educational toys. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday–Saturday and […]

Old Bridge recently celebrated the grand opening of Via Sposito, located at 3857 Route 516 in the Village at Town Center, Old Bridge. The restaurant will offer a full selection of coal-fired pizza and northern and southern Italian specialties, featuring homemade pastas, sauces, breads and fresh mozzarella made on site. Hours of operation are from […]

CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, has opened the Statesir Memory Care Center at Applewood, a dementia and Alzheimer’s center featuring individualized, 24/7 care under the supervision of licensed practical nurses. This new center is the latest addition to CentraState’s senior living and services portfolio that includes independent and assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled […]

Wolfe Ossa Law attorney Cristian A. Ossa will present on the Six Critical Points of Estate Planning at 10:30 a.m. on July 11 at the Woodbridge Hills Clubhouse, 1 Sutton Lane, Iselin section of Woodbridge. Learn about protecting hard-earned assets, avoiding common will mistakes, how to take advantage of Medicaid, and why a trust may […]

The Ramtown-Howell Fire Company recently received a donation of three sets of specially designed oxygen masks for pets from at-home pet services provider Canine Company. Chief William Gotto requested and received the life-saving masks after learning about the company’s donation program from a neighboring fire company. An estimated 40,000 pets die from smoke inhalation across […]

ERA Central Realty Group has announced the 2019 recipients of the Edge scholarship: from Allentown High School (Monmouth County), Brenna Stempe; from New Egypt High School (Plumsted Township, Ocean County), Connor Devine; from West Windsor-Plainsboro South (Mercer County), Lara Lemkin; and from Steinert High School (Hamilton Township, Mercer County), Christopher McLaughlin. CentraState Medical Center, Freehold […]

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Marlboro-Manalapan real estate office has dedicated a conference room to Stanley Komito, a beloved colleague and fellow real estate agent who passed away in April. Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., led the dedication ceremony for the Stanley Komito Conference Room. […]

OLD BRIDGE – Three new businesses have opened in the new Harbor Plaza shopping center, located at 301 Route 35 north in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Big Jim’s Discount Mattress sells a wide array of bedding and furniture. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and […]

Columbia Bank appointed Oliver Lewis to senior vice president, Commercial Banking market manager. In his new role, Lewis will be responsible for the bank’s Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Middle Market activities in central and southern New Jersey as well as parts of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Columbia, Lewis held several leadership roles within the […]

Many medical insurances, Medicare and Medicaid plans included, are now recognizing the need for Telehealth services. This is due to varying reasons including medical provider and patient convenience and even cost efficiencies for the insurance companies. Medical insurances are now paying for…