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Middlesex County College (MCC) will hold its HarvestFest Community Celebration from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the college, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison. Rain date is Oct. 4. There will be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, trunk-or-treat, games, music, a showcase of MCC’s student clubs, a car show by Kroozin Productions, food trucks, and […]

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The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will hold the Middlesex County 4-H’s annual open house from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. All families with school-age children are invited to attend this event, which will feature student and volunteer representatives from many different 4-H groups […]

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METUCHEN – A memorial bunting is draped outside Metuchen Borough Hall for one of the most significant figures in the borough’s history – Donald J. Wernik – who served as the borough’s 29th mayor. Wernik passed away at his home on Aug. 30. He was 94. A moment of silence was held for Wernik at […]

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EDISON – Eighteen years ago, Councilman Robert Diehl was teaching high school history, trying to grasp the scope of devastation, horror and heartbreak of the news on Sept. 11, 2001. “It was first period when the assistant principal came to my door and said that a plane had hit one of the World Trade towers,” […]

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Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet as well as contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, cardio ballet and […]

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The Barron Arts Center’s 2019 Artist of the Year exhibit will feature Stephen J. Kager of Pocono Plateau/Plus from Aug. 22 to Sept. 22 at the BAC, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. The opening reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Aug. 22. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and […]

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A Senior Sukkot luncheon with musical entertainment will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Registration is required. Early bird pricing for attendees who register by Sept. 26 will be $12 for JCC members and $15 for non-members. Registration prices […]

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The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy (MEWSA) launched a new program, “Healthy Weight & Your Child,” an evidence-based program for children carrying excess weight. Based on a grant from Y-USA, this program is offered at no charge and includes 25 sessions delivered over four months. The program empowers 7-13-year-olds with the support […]

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Bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott will perform with her trio, including tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and pianist John di Martino, on Sept. 22 at the Greek on Main, 419 Main St. at the corner of New Street, Metuchen. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for Jazz and Brunch is $50 all-inclusive. For more information, call […]

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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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At every level, football is crazy. That’s the only rule that really applies. It’s any given Sunday at the pro level, any given Saturday at the collegiate level and any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon at the high school level. It has really been any given Friday night/Saturday afternoon in the New Jersey scholastic football season […]

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The Kenney name will remain in the title of head baseball coach at Christian Brothers Academy. Christian Brothers Academy has named Marty Kenney Jr., a 1990 graduate of the Lincroft school, as its coach. The school announced the hiring in a press release distributed to the media on Sept. 20. Kenney Jr. is the son […]

In the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10 last week, North Brunswick Township High School and Rumson-Fair Haven High School opened as the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively. Both squads dominated their week one opponents and looked like they were on a collision course toward state playoff championships. Then they […]

Welcome to the first installment of the Central Jersey Top 10, a weekly ranking of the best high school football teams in the centraljersey.com coverage area. Each week, the rankings will be based on a combination of numerous considerations that will include record, margin of victory and strength of schedule. But there is no magical […]

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John P. Stevens High School is taking a simple approach to the 2019 boys’ soccer season. Just get better. For a team that went 3-17 overall and 1-11 in Greater Middlesex Conference play in 2018, it’s a sensible goal. With six starters back and promising newcomers across the rest of the roster, J.P. Stevens should […]

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Fresh start, same expectations. That is basically the theme for the 2019 Metuchen High School boys’ soccer season. The Bulldogs lost eight starters and 15 total seniors from their 2018 team, which went 8-5-3 and lost in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 sectional tournament. The graduations give Metuchen’s coach, Ed […]

The 2019 football season hasn’t started yet, but Metuchen High School has already earned a huge victory. Metuchen had 39 players at its first week of padded practices from Aug. 12-16, which is more than twice the amount of players as the program had in 2018. After an 0-9 season, in which the Bulldogs were […]

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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“Unbelievable,” an eight-episode limited series from Netflix, debuted on the streaming service last week. Following the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning article from T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, the series focuses on the story of Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), an 18-year-old girl from Lynnwood, Washington, who was charged with filing a false claim after […]

By: Mehreen Husain, M.S., R.D.N., C.S.O. With the exception of skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women and one in eight women are at risk of getting the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. For women with breast cancer, eating nutritious foods along with regular physical activity and maintaining […]

By Pam Hersh My five-year-old grandson Sam Solomon with a degree in preschool and the 67-year-old Princeton University Sociology and Public Affairs Professor Doug Massey with degrees and honors too numerous to count are both focused on counting. Sam’s first professional goal is to be a baseball player to score – and therefore count – […]

By Kelly Gray, P.T. If you’ve ever experienced a bout of dizziness, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 40% of Americans will experience an episode of dizziness sometime during their lives that is significant enough to send them to a doctor, according the National Institutes of Health. And while dizziness can throw you off […]

By Pam Hersh Phyllis Marchand is no newcomer to Princeton. The former mayor of Princeton Township – and current influencer/advocate for the community’s numerous charities – first set foot on Princeton soil in 1966. “I once was a real newcomer, ignorant of all things Princeton, and it was the YWCA’s Newcomers and Friends that saved […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it is anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the flu results in between 9.8 million and 36.5 million illnesses annually. You can help protect yourself from the virus […]

By Susanne Steinberg, M.D.  In many cases, the scars of past trauma extend beyond emotional pain and physical injury, manifesting as distinct physical symptoms or disorders.  Chronic pain, excessive fatigue, stomach and bowel problems, headaches, palpitations and dizziness are often associated with trauma, and routine tests and physical exams typically fail to provide an explanation.  […]

By Pam Hersh Although I expect to receive failing grades as a cook, last week I was shocked that I failed at another “C” activity – canvassing. Acknowledging my failure at canvassing, which is supposed to be a good way to introduce the community to the candidate running for office, inspired me, however, to come […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), physical and mental health play important roles in helping a child growing through life. CDC officials say physical activity is one of the ways a child’s health stays strong. “Physical activity is really important for children and adults. There are numerous studies that state that […]

New Jersey filmmaker and director Tom Phillips presented his latest documentary film “Vietnam Aftermath,” as well as a trailer for his latest documentary series “Unclaimed Remains,” at the Monmouth Film Festival that was held at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on Aug. 11. Both pieces of work followed Vietnam War veterans who are […]

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. […]

The Howell Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2019 Community Award honorees. They will be honored at the 39th annual awards dinner, With CommUNITY Comes Unity. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at Eagle Oaks Country Club, Howell. The 2019 honorees are: • Citizen of the Year: Christa Riddle, Howell Alliance […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for the month of August, for delivering extraordinary experiences to home buyers and sellers in our community,” said Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing and Top Selling agent is Laurin LaLima. The Top Listing Team is the Andrea and Harry […]

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, offers a variety of dance classes through its open enrollment program at its Princeton, Cranbury and New Brunswick studio locations. Students age 13 and older can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced ballet as well as contemporary dance, hip-hop, tap, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, cardio ballet and […]

The Edison Chamber of Commerce will welcome Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence professional development course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19 at The Pine Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison.   Discover insights that drive Disney parks and resorts and how to adapt them to strengthen your own organizational efforts. Register online at […]

Chiro Plus Wellness Center, owned by Dr. John Jaeger, a licensed chiropractor, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 27. Located at 3883 Route 516 in Old Bridge, the center offers chiropractic care, spinal decompression, custom foot orthotics, cryoskin procedures and weight loss programs. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, […]

iPlay America, Freehold Township, announced that Samantha Unglert, senior vice president and general manager, has been selected as one of NJBIZ’s 2019 40 Under 40 winners. Unglert, 30, is being honored for making her mark in New Jersey business and the contributions she has made to the community. Unglert joined iPlay America as a retail […]

Valerie Amiss has joined Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, as a ballet instructor. Amiss will teach beginner ballet in the school’s primary A, B, C and Level 1 conservatory classes in Princeton. She will also teach beginner and intermediate ballet to adults in the school’s Cranbury studio. Amiss teaches ballet […]

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township, as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) site of the Atlantic Health Cancer Consortium (AHCC). As the first and only New Jersey-based NCORP, AHCC will help develop and implement NCI cancer prevention, screening, care delivery, and treatment studies with leading healthcare systems […]

Kendal Hand of Howell has joined commercial real estate services firm Levin Management Corporation (LMC), North Plainfield, as a leasing representative. She brings a strong track record in leasing open air shopping centers to her new position. Hand’s responsibilities include leasing and marketing efforts at several properties in LMC’s New Jersey retail portfolio, including Chatham […]

Join CentralJersey.com and MarketFair Mall for our Kids Expo on Sunday, September 29. Expect fun, games, and more from exciting vendors for kids and parents.

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