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Metuchen remembers two significant members of the community

METUCHEN - The borough saw the passing of two significant members of the community in December. Former Metuchen Police Chief Joseph J. Perrino passed away...

New Jersey’s minimum wage has increased to $13 per hour for most employees

New Jersey’s statewide minimum wage increased by $1 per hour to $13 per hour for most employees on Jan. 1. The increase is part of...
PHOTO BY KATHY CHANG/STAFF

Joshi sworn in as mayor of Edison; calls on community to work together for...

https://youtu.be/YNe5XRCrOMU EDISON - It was only fitting that Mayor Samip "Sam" Joshi took his oath of office at his alma mater, John P. Stevens High...

Fatal fire at mobile home park in Edison under investigation; does not appear suspicious

EDISON - Fire officials are investigating a fatal fire at a mobile home park on Plainfield Avenue, which claimed the life of a man. The...

January programs planned by Arts Institute of Middlesex County focus on A Mindful New...

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions and shows throughout January. The...

Educational Services Commission helps safeguard school districts from cyberattacks

Cybersecurity attacks have reached alarming proportions, with 160% more data breaches recorded from 2020 to 2021. New Jersey’s school districts are not immune. Many have...

Engaging stories of 2021

As the New Year approaches, the Criterion Sentinel takes a look back at some of the engaging stories that made headlines in 2021. Metuchen plans...
Timothy "Timmy" Wiltsey

New Jersey Supreme Court uses ‘rarely invoked’ power to overturn Michelle Lodzinski’s conviction of...

In 2016, when a jury convicted Michelle Lodzinski of murdering her 5-year-old son in 1991, her Defense Attorney Gerald Krovatin said he and Lodzinski...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for Dec. 29)

Make Your Own Origami Garden is the topic for the Jan. 3 meeting of the Garden Club of Metuchen. Led by club member and Master...
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARIA ORCHID

Edison’s longest serving council member celebrated for his service

EDISON - Edison's longest serving council member is stepping away from the dais after 20 years. Family, friends, and colleagues - current and former -...
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Five New York residents charged with robbery assault at Metuchen train station; one charged...

METUCHEN - Metuchen police, with the assistance of Edison police, led to the arrest of five young people from New York, who were involved...
PHOTO COURTESY OF HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH

Patient makes donation to Feingold cardiac catheterization suite

EDISON – Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation announced a gift from a grateful patient to benefit the recently expanded and newly named...
Sheri-Rose Rubin

Outgoing council, board members in Metuchen leave indelible marks on community

METUCHEN - Sheri-Rose Rubin and Justin Manley leave indelible marks as they move on from their years of service in the borough. Rubin served her...

State updates COVID-19 quarantine recommendations for schools

The New Jersey School Boards Association is reporting that the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) has updated quarantine recommendations for school settings, shortening...
Edison Police Det. Sgt. Jeff Tierney

Edison police remember detective sergeant for ‘willingness to always help’ those in need

EDISON - Edison police lose one of their own before the holidays. Detective Sgt. Jeffrey P. Tierney passed away on Dec. 19. He was 52. "...
PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFFREY HEDENBURG

‘Fallstreak’ cloud formation captured above Warren Park in Woodbridge

PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFFREY HEDENBURG Jeffrey Hedenburg of Middlesex County’s Office of Parks and Recreation captured a strange cloud formation over Warren Park in Woodbridge...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for Dec. 22)

  New Jersey Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Metuchen Branch YMCA, 65 High...

Federal funds allocated to address PFAS contamination; Middlesex Water announces interim plan

Help - on the federal level - is on the way for those affected by Middlesex Water Company's notice regarding perfluorooctanoic acid. On Dec. 17,...
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