Edison reports six new COVID-19 cases, township will hold its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11

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EDISON – Edison officials reported six new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of cases to 2,102, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management on Sept. 9.

The age range of the new cases are from 20-67. The township has lost 238 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

Township officials are hosting its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Papaianni Park 9/11 Memorial Fountain. Face masks must be worn at all times and social distancing rules will apply. The event will be canceled if it rains.

The township announced dates for the 2020 fall clean-up. Regular recycle day for recycle sections one and six on Monday – Sept. 12, regular recycle day for recycle sections two and seven on Tuesday – Sept. 13, regular recycle day for recycle sections three and eight on Wednesday – Sept. 26, regular recycle day for recycle sections four and nine on Thursday – Oct. 3, and regular recycle day for recycle sections five and 10 on Friday – Oct. 10.

The Edison’s Department of Public Works personnel are diligently working to clean up roadways following Tropical Storm Isaias. Residents, businesses are asked to pile storm debris at curbside. Clean ups will continue over the next several weeks.

The Edison Senior Center, 2963 Woodbridge Avenue, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday as a cooling center. Those using the cooling center will be required to wear a face covering and will have their temperature taken along with providing contact information. Please contact the office at 732-248-7345 for further information.

Menlo Park Mall and all indoor malls reopened on June 29. For more information visit https://www.simon.com/mall/menlo-park-mall.

Adults are wanted to play in two softball games to benefit the Hands of Hope Food Pantry at St. James Church from 1-6 p.m. on Sept. 19. For those interested contact Maria Orchid at morchid4@yahoo.com.

The Edison Public main library at 340 Plainfield Ave., reopened on July 13. Patrons must wear face masks. Gov. Phil Murphy announced public libraries are allowed to reopen on July 2 with 25% capacity.

The library hours are 1-8:30 p.m. on Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

The reopening of the north branch library at 777 Grove Ave. began on July 27 and the Clara Barton branch at 141 Hoover Ave. will follow in August.

No seating and study tables at the library will be available. No meetings or programs will be held at least through Labor Day. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours. For more information contact edisondirector@lmxac.org.

The Edison Public Library has launched a COVID memory project. Residents are welcome to share their experiences during the coronavirus through a questionnaire and any images and videos documenting experiences. All items submitted will be reviewed for the library’s archive. For more information visit edisonpubliclibrary.net/covidMemory.shtml.

Mayor Thomas Lankey issued an executive order ahead of the reopening of outdoor dining on June 15. The executive order, which will run through Oct. 31, allows restaurants and food establishments to eliminate up to 20% of their existing onsite parking to accommodate tables for consumption of food and beverages. Hours of operation for outdoor dining will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the township reserves the right to review and revoke approval of applications. The fee for application permits have been waived. For more information visit edisonnj.org.

Indoor dining at 25% capacity – no more than 100 patrons – began on Sept. 4.

The Edison Farmers Market is open from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Jade Dynasty parking lot, 925 Amboy Ave., through October.

On Aug. 5, the farmers market added La Canasta Produce to the market with additional fruit and vegetable offerings.

La Canasta joins vendors Asprocolas Acres, La Bonbonniere Bake Shop, Fresh Honey and Honey Products, Bebe’s All Natural Masalas – Indian sauces for a variety of foods, Elcha’s Eats, and P.M. Naturals.

For more information about pre-order and pickup visit Asprocolasacres.com, la-bonbonniere-bake-shoppe.myshopify.com, www.countrybirdandgarden.net, bebesallnatural.com, and elchaseats.com.

The township has resumed the collection of cardboard from outside of the recycling container on regular recycling days.

Edison Township was not provided any other information regarding the new cases.

For Middlesex County information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19.