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Poll workers needed for June 8 Primary Election

Metuchen is seeking people to work the polls on June 8 for the Primary Election The position is paid. Hours are from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30...

Opening Cruise Night postponed until May 12

Editor's note: Due to the rainy weather today, May 5, Cruise Night has been canceled and postponed to May 12.   By GLORIA STRAVELLI Correspondent METUCHEN – Are...

Woodbridge school board decides not to renew current superintendent’s contract

  By ALAN KARMIN Correspondent In what appears to be a surprising move, the Woodbridge Board of Education has announced that the contract of Superintendent Dr. Robert...

Former council president alleges Woodbridge mayor blocked him from job as form of retaliation;...

By ALAN KARMIN Correspondent   In a Facebook Live video posted on his personal Facebook page, former Woodbridge Township Council President and current volunteer firefighter Ken Gardner...

Raritan Valley Road Runners will hold blood drive May 15

The Raritan Valley Road Runners will hold a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 15 at the Reformed Church of Highland...
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Stockton University, Middlesex College sign transfer partnership agreement 

Stockton University has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Middlesex College that will help students make a smooth transition from the...

Middlesex County celebrates History Month with spectrum of arts and culture events

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions and shows throughout May, primarily centered around History...

NJ Empower to Prevent is local version of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program

The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched NJ Empower to Prevent, its local version of...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for May 5)

  New Jersey State Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) COVID Crisis Fund is supporting the rising demand for medical oxygen for hospitals...
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New rehearsal space brings Rise Up Chorus together again

By GLORIA STRAVELLI Correspondent  Members of the Rise Up Chorus are rejoicing about being able to sing together in person once again after being limited to...
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Renters behind on payments can apply for financial aid

Middlesex County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (MCERAP) is accepting applications for financial aid from renter households who are behind on rent and/or utility payments...
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Students back in classrooms on all five MCVTS campuses

In-person classes have resumed on all five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. Since April 19, both academic and career-education classes have...
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Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Megasite surpasses 250,000 vaccinations 

The Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Megasite in Edison reports it has surpassed a major milestone in the fight against COVID-19: administering its 250,000th...

Metuchen Cruise Nights return for extended season beginning May 5

By GLORIA STRAVELLI Correspondent METUCHEN – Are you nostalgic for the days when tail fins, gleaming chrome trim and muscle cars and hot rods ruled the...

Democratic candidates express their goals as potential Edison mayor ahead of primary election

By REBECCA HERSH Correspondent   Three candidates – Samip "Sam" Joshi, Arthur Esposito and Mahesh Bhagia - are vying for the Democratic Party's support in Edison's 2021...
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One of two suspects identified in aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping in Port Reading

A Woodbridge man has been charged in the aggravated sexual assault of an adult female and armed robbery of an adult male, which occurred...
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Woodbridge has more flexibility to hire diverse police force

By ALAN KARMIN Correspondent The State of New Jersey recently passed a bill that now permits municipalities to exempt new hires for the local police department...

Metuchen school board adopts $44.8M budget for 2021-22

By GLORIA STRAVELLI Correspondent METUCHEN -- The Metuchen School District Board of Education voted to adopt a $44.8 million budget to fund programs, services and day-to-day...
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