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  EDISON — A 44-year-old Perth Amboy man died after falling 35 feet onto a concrete floor inside a Raritan Center warehouse where he was employed, police said. The victim, Jose R. Caba, apparently fell off a cargo lift at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 15 while handling merchandise on tall storage shelves inside the Macy’s warehouse […]

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A speaker from the Audubon Society will discuss the do’s and don’ts about putting up feeders, and will also speak about the native plants that attract feathered friends, during a presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Edison Public Library, North Edison branch, 777 Grove Ave., Edison. New members welcome.

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Metuchen High School Project Graduation will hold a fundraiser dinner at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 at The Armor, 200 Front St., Perth Amboy. The cost is $75 per person if received by Nov. 1, or $80 afterward, including at the door. Mail payment to Project Graduation 2019, MHS, 400 Grove Ave., Metuchen 08840. Make […]

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Congregation Neve Shalom and the Metuchen Edison Area Interfaith Clery Association will take part in a 5K Hunger Walk beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21. The walk begins at Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen; continues to Roosevelt Park in Edison; and returns to Neve Shalom. The funds collected will help alleviate hunger locally, nationally […]

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The Middlesex County Office of Arts and History will present Trio Sefardi, an afternoon of music and songs reflecting a lyrical picture of Sephardic culture that conveys love, loss and hope, at 3 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Jewish Community Center, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. To register, text “culture” to 56512 or call […]

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Middlesex County College (MCC) will hold a free HarvestFest celebration from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the college, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison. Rain date is Oct. 26. There will be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, trunk-or-treat, alien laser tag, a haunted maze, music, a showcase of MCC’s student clubs, a car show hosted […]

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EDISON — Winston Hughes, who passed away last week, set the bar for every music teacher in the township, according to Board of Education member Theresa Ward. “For 40 years, he was head of the music department and part of the music department in Edison High School,” Ward said at a board meeting on Oct. […]

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METUCHEN — Democrats in Metuchen are running unopposed in the upcoming November election. Mayor Jonathan M. Busch is seeking the one year un-expired term of former Mayor Peter Cammarano. Former Councilwoman Sheri-Rose Rubin and newcomer Jason Delia are seeking the two open, three-year term seats on the Borough Council. Councilwoman Allison Inserro and Councilman Ronald […]

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EDISON – The LyondellBasell Edison plant recently welcomed a group of Dutch students from Delft University of Technology. The young engineers toured the facility and visited with staff to learn more about the company. “We were thrilled to educate future chemical engineers on how LyondellBasell operates around the world and the opportunities we provide our […]

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METUCHEN — Some $3.5 million of endless opportunities lie ahead as Metuchen officials move forward with the creation of the Metuchen Arts District. Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios joined Metuchen Mayor Jonathan M. Busch on Oct. 6 during the Metuchen Country Fair to announce the county is allocating a $3.5 million grant from […]

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METUCHEN — Police are looking into residents’ concerns of traffic and speeding in and around the area of Newman Street, and will take whatever action is necessary, according to Police Chief David Irizarry. Neighbors Sheera Stern and Michelle Hornby attended the Borough Council meeting on Oct. 1 and shared their concerns before Mayor Jonathan Busch […]

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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 […]

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At halftime of a recent girls’ soccer game at North Brunswick Township High School, the officials started talking about Samantha Moxie. The Edison High School forward had just delivered three goals in the first half, staking the Eagles to a four-goal lead over the host Raiders. “She seems to gain ground away from her defender […]

Metuchen High School started the boys’ soccer season with three straight victories, outscoring opponents, 8-2. The Bulldogs stood in first-place in the Greater Middlesex Conference’s Blue Division. But in their fourth game, the Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker, 2-1, to Spotswood High School. The host Chargers scored with less than one minute to play to break […]

Expectations have changed for the J.P. Stevens High School girls’ tennis team. Coming into the season, coach Ellen Pisano was hoping to finish in the top three or four in the Greater Middlesex Conference tournament. J.P. Stevens has four freshmen in the starting lineup, and Pisano expected them to experience some growing pains in varsity […]

Before the 2018 football season, Edison High School’s offensive linemen predicted an undefeated season for the Eagles. They promised they would lead the way to perfection, literally and figuratively. “Our team potential is out of this world,” said o-lineman and team captain Anthony Burke, back in August.   “Most of us started last year as […]

High school field hockey programs are not like a lot of other high school sports programs. The players don’t usually play the sport throughout the entire year. Metuchen High School’s field hockey players are an exception to that process. It’s actually different for a Metuchen field hockey player to not play all year. “She doesn’t […]

Registration is officially open for the 2018-19 Metuchen Grapplers wrestling program. There are two stipulations: Students must be in grades 2-8 and reside in Metuchen or North Edison in the 08820 zip code. Practice starts on Nov. 12 in the Metuchen High School wrestling room. Beginning in December, wrestlers will participate in a series of […]

Saint Joseph Regional High School has compiled an 18-2 record covering the last two football seasons. Both losses by the Metuchen school were suffered during the Non-Public, Group 4 state playoffs. In both 2016 and 2017, the Falcons lost their first playoff game to Paramus Catholic, a state power out of Bergen County. Paramus Catholic […]

The Edison High School football team has never finished a season undefeated. Edison’s three senior captains, linemen Xavier Long, Keegan McGuire and Anthony Burke, plan on changing that in 2018. The captains did not hesitate when asked what they expect to accomplish this year. “Undefeated,” they all said at once during a summer practice on […]

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The McCarter Theatre Center continued the 2018-19 season with an original play from writer Dominique Morisseau, “Detroit ’67.” The play opens on Chelle (Myxolydia Tyler), a young black woman who is sitting in a basement listening to her records. Her basement walls are covered in original artwork from a giant black fist symbolizing black power […]

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 […]

Energy, the capacity for doing work, may exist in different forms – kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, nuclear, and Judy Brodsky, an energy source who never shuts off or even slows down. The 85-year-old Ms. Brodsky, who has lived in Princeton for 63 years, just keeps on going with great enthusiasm, commitment, compassion, and energy as […]

I celebrated the first day of fall by doing what thousands of other Mercer County residents did – I picked apples at Terhune Orchards. As my grandkids and I were discussing the many types of apples we could pick at the farm in Lawrence Township, our happy banter was interrupted by a not-so-happy discussion in […]

By Rohit Bhalla, D.O. Flu season is about to ramp up, and if it’s anything like past years, millions of people will suffer its effects. But you can help protect yourself from the virus and prevent its spread by getting vaccinated now. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone over […]

The headlines had similar words – with dramatically different meanings. “Princeton police search for suspect in robbery from car wash,” “Princeton police offer free car washes.” The first headline from a Princeton, West Virginia, local newspaper, reflected what most of us consider normal policing activity.  The second headline from a Princeton, New Jersey, local newspaper […]

In recent years, I assumed that etiquette, defined (by Merriam-Webster) as, “the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life,” had befallen the same fate as the telephone booth. My grandkids with cell phones in their hands have heard me rant about manners on […]

My phone buzzed with a news alert when I was about to go into Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street in Princeton to buy the book, “Soft Corruption.” I had to read the book before I interviewed the author, William E. Schluter, the former Republican lawmaker who had served in both houses of the New Jersey […]

By Paul Kaiser, M.D. Did you know that according to the American Stroke Association, people who have severe strokes often report having earlier warning signs? In fact, among patients who are treated for a blockage-related stroke (called an ischemic stroke) up to 40 percent report experiencing a mini-stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) first, according […]

The single life can be a desireable lifestyle, but a single-occupied vehicle has major drawbacks, in my opinion – that of a lifelong mass transit and shared transit advocate. The shiny sports car that transported only one person to work does little good for the employee, employer, the local community and society at large. Princeton […]

NORTH BRUNSWICK – National beauty retailer Ulta Beauty opened a 13,000-square-foot location at North Village Shopping Center on Route 1 in North Brunswick. The 128,000-square-foot shopping center is exclusively leased and managed by Levin Management Corporation. The Ulta Beauty opening comes one year after the addition of Trader Joe’s and the completion of a retrofit to create new retail space […]

The Malvern School, 385 N. County Line Road, Jackson, will host its annual Fall Festival open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20. Families are invited to enjoy a free fun-filled day of crafts, games, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, petting zoo, fire trucks and more Feel free to bring friends and family members. […]

Priscilla Jewelry started in 1996 in Brooklyn, New York. The owners, who live in Sayreville, decided to open a second location at 3225 Washington Road, Parlin, on Sept. 29. Priscilla Jewelry specializes in fine jewelry and repairs.  

OLD BRIDGE – ALDI opened its newest location in the Old Bridge Shopping Plaza, 1043 Route 9, on Oct. 11. The Old Bridge store is part of $3.4 billion the German-based discount supermarket chain invested to expand into 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. For more information, visit aldi.us.  

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a meet and greet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2241 Route 1, North Brunswick. Tickets are free for members and $10 for non-members through Oct. 10, $10 for members and $20 for non-members through Oct. 22, or $20 for members and […]

Whole Foods Market Metuchen will celebrate its first anniversary from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 with healthy cooking demonstrations, a meet-and-greet with the local butcher and fishmonger, product samplings, a gift card giveaway and bounce back coupons. The market is located at 645 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen.

The Malvern School, 385 N. County Line Road, Jackson, will host its annual Fall Festival open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20. Families are invited to enjoy a free fun-filled day of crafts, games, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, petting zoo, fire trucks and more Feel free to bring friends and family members. […]

Joseph Dempsey has been appointed as executive vice president, head of Commercial Banking for Columbia Bank, the company’s wholly-owned banking subsidiary.  In that role, Dempsey will be responsible for the bank’s commercial lending functions, including C&I, SBA, Middle Market Lending, Commercial Real Estate and Construction financing, as well as the bank’s Business Development division.  Dempsey […]

Livoti’s is conducting its first Vetsgiving. During the next six weeks, community members may visit Livoti’s Facebook page, Livoti’s Old World Market (@livotisoldworldmarket18) or email livotisvetsgiving@gmail.com and nominate an active or retired military family. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Livoti’s will pick 100 nominees to receive a Thanksgiving meal delivered to their door in time […]