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A group of Hindu American organizations kicked off the season of giving in November with the first Sewa Diwali food drive of its kind in New Jersey. Sewa is an act of selfless service embedded in Hindu tradition. Diwali is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of light over darkness. Many organizations came together […]

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The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County is holding a number of presentations and classes in January and February at the JCC, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. The events include Live Well classes as well as a presentation by photographer Gary Gellman, an insider’s view to the New Jersey Hall of Fame at 1:30 p.m. […]

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Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 9199 of Fords will hold trivia night at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the parish center, Franklin Street, Edison. Admission is $20 and includes admission, a sub sandwich, chips and a soft drink.  Coffee, tea and desserts are available. BYOB, beer and wine only.  Reservations are requested […]

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The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will offer the following programs at its location, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison: Duplicate bridge, every Wednesday from 1-4 p.m., through February. Current Events and Controversies 2019 from 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Storytelling workshop from 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 11. The Life and Legacy of Paul Robeson: A Two-Part Mini-Series at […]

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Pasta With a Purpose will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2019, at Schirber Dining Hall, 35 Roosevelt Dr., Edison. Cost is $10 for adults or $7 for children under 12. Tickets include pasta, salad, drink and dessert. All proceeds benefit Kiddie Keep Well Camp in Edison. For tickets, visit www.kiddiekeepwell.org.

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EDISON – Dr. Edwin Galkin and his wife Bobbie live by a certain philosophy: Never leave anything on your bucket list, do it all. And that is how Bobbie quelled her nerves as her husband, 82, fulfilled a bucket list item – flying around the world on a 1976 Cessna 210 eight-seater, single-engine airplane, which […]

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EDISON –  At the start of the new year, the Edison Township Council has re-organized with new and old leadership. Councilman Alvaro Gomez was nominated to serve as council president and Councilman Ajay Patil was nominated to serve as council vice president at a meeting on Jan. 7. Gomez, who serves as chair of the […]

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WOODBRIDGE – Six new police officers have joined the ranks of the Woodbridge Township Police Department. In a ceremony on Jan. 10, Mayor John McCormac said the officers are joining the best police department in the state, noting the department gets accredited every three years by a national firm. “[The firm] comes out and looks […]

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A man from Edison pleaded guilty for taking part in an international computer scam which conned 83 senior citizens out of cash totaling $25,000. Mohammed Alam, 25, of Edison, pleaded guilty during a hearing on Jan. 7 to third degree theft of moveable property. Under a plea agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Russell […]

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METUCHEN – Justin Manley, who was appointed as board president of the Metuchen Board of Education, vowed the newly seated board will take steps in the new year to prepare a plan of action to address the school space needs for 2020 and beyond. “We’re going to take steps to collect our needs and wants […]

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Veteran & First Responder Healthcare will hold a Women Veterans Support Group from 6-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 23 at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Conference Room A, 151 Centennial Ave., Piscataway, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Strive Health. The support group is free and confidential […]

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John P. Stevens High School has all the hallmarks of a senior laden boys’ basketball team. The Hawks practice harder than they play, execute strong team defense and always make the extra pass. Coach Chris Garcia has eight seniors on his varsity roster, and they have been waiting for this season since they were kids. […]

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Edison High School may be on the verge of a memorable girls’ basketball season. Coach Frank Eckert has four starters and two bench players back from last year’s Eagles team, which went 14-13, reached the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship and the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 sectional tournament. Edison fell to Piscataway High School, […]

History was made when two girls walked to the center of a wresting mat on the evening of Dec. 14 in front of an overflowed crowd at Manalapan High School. Just before 6 p.m., Manalapan High School’s Sabrina Maniscalco and Jackson Memorial High School’s Shannon Stroud walked to the center of the mat, shook hands, […]

No one expected Metuchen High School’s boys’ soccer team to win the Greater Middlesex Conference’s Blue Division in 2018. Not even Metuchen’s own coach, Ed Albanese. Since the Bulldogs moved up to Group 2 for the 2018 season, they were placed in a new division with bigger schools such as South Plainfield High School and […]

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 […]

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David Felicie of Jackson will star in the role of Mowgli in the world premiere of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater’s production of “The Jungle Book” on Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., and Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, […]

Jim Dessicino, a nationally renowned sculptor with a fleeting presence in Princeton, shaped his words in a way that perfectly reflected my feelings. “I have been in serious shock over the whole thing and am still trying to come to terms with it,” Dessicino said. “The whole thing,” that has Dessicino and myself so bent […]

Five-year-old Ella is too young to enroll in The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), but she has a special relationship with the school. One might say she owes her existence to TCNJ’s Women’s and Gender Studies program. Ella’s “mom” is children’s author Marisa Chiorello, a TCNJ alumna, class of 2015, with a BA in English […]

Local business entrepreneurs and mentors will have a kickoff and website launch of the newly formed Central Jersey Business Organization from 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Ember Restaurant, 3793 Route 1, South Brunswick.  The CJBO is incorporated exclusively to provide a platform to local businesses to exchange ideas, discuss and resolve their business issues, encourage […]

The Central New Jersey Ballet Theatre (CNJBT) and Bordentown Home for Funerals will showcase a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 7 at Villa Victoria in Ewing and Dec. 9 at the Carslake Community Center in Bordentown. This will be the CNJBT’s seventh production of “The Nutcracker.” The cast is as follows: Shriya Varma from […]

The Christmas/Hanukkah shopping season inspired me to reach out to David Newton, who managed Palmer Square for more than two decades, to get his take on the retail environment and development opportunities in Princeton.  He presented me with his words of wisdom – plus an extra gift that proved even more enlightening than what I […]

I want to formally announce that Pam Hersh – upon the advice of a recently formed ad hoc exploratory committee – has decided NOT to run for president in 2020. But I reserve the right to change my mind. If I do so, I am contacting Susie Wilson and Barbara Coe, well known in Princeton […]

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 […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Old Bridge office was recognized for exceptional sales success in December. The office, which is managed by Jeffrey Cagide, led its Weichert sales region in resales, resale revenue units and resale dollar volume for the month. The region is comprised of locations throughout Middlesex, […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need during the 2018 holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to […]

Friends of Cyrus, a New Jersey-based organization for children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities, held its official open house for its inaugural Children’s ABA Clinic on Jan. 12. The children’s clinic for ages 18 months to 5 years old offers residents of central New Jersey individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services supervised by […]

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 40th annual toy drive, collecting more than 13,100 new toys for families and children in need this holiday season. In addition, cash and gift cards were collected and donated to various charities, along with food, clothing, diapers and art supplies. The toys were donated to several charities […]

Keller Williams Elite, Realtors has announced agents who are joining the realty firm. Renetta Aikens has rejoined Keller Williams as a full-time licensed New Jersey sales representative with several years of sales experience. Her areas of expertise are Middlesex County and several surrounding communities. Cynthia Perez, an active and successful Realtor for more than 13 […]

Dale Goberdhan, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Metuchen office, has recognized his office’s top-producing sales associates for their achievements in December. Anne Marie Stotka was the office’s overall top producer, while Fran Torella had the most listing for the month. Maria Goyanes led the office for sales. For more information, visit the office at 640 Middlesex […]

Christopher Anthony, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Edison sales office and one of its top-producing sales associates have been recognized for outstanding performance in December. The Edison office, which is managed by John Jaramillo, led its Weichert sales region for resale listings during the month. Individually, sales associate Tonyna McGhee from […]

Members of the Weichert, Realtors’ East Brunswick office, donated more than 680 toys for children served by various local organizations, including Catholic Charities’ Naomi’s Way transitional housing, The Zakee Bowser Enrichment Foundation’s Rainbow of Hope program, and Cathedral International Community Development Corp. In addition, a $50 donation was made to Ocean of Love for Children […]