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Smartphone-based audio tour helps visitors access Revolutionary War history

Visitors and New Jerseyans alike can now use their smartphone to enjoy narrated travels in George Washington’s footsteps as the Crossroads of the American...
PHOTOS COURTESY OF EDISON COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING UNIT

Edison Police Department’s special units team up to collect more than 4K toys for...

EDISON - The Grinch may have a heart after all. Just ask the officers of the Edison Community Oriented Policing Unit and Traffic Unit, who...
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Metuchen first responders benefit from donation of tools

Tropical Storm Ida caused widespread flooding throughout New Jersey Sept. 1, resulting in hundreds of water rescues by first responders and nearly 30 deaths...
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Edison BOE considers proposals to expand, renovate John P. Stevens High School

EDISON - Three proposals are on the table in efforts to address overcrowding at John P. Steven High School. Pradeep Kapoor, director of sustainable design,...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for Dec. 15)

Chug Ivrit for intermediate to advanced Hebrew speakers will meet at 11 a.m. Dec. 19 in Rachel Weintraub’s backyard, weather permitting, 120 Highland Ave.,...

Middlesex County residents accused of unemployment insurance fraud

 A Middlesex County man and woman and a New York man were charged on Dec. 10 for their alleged roles in a fraud committed...
Rebecca Nowalski

Middlesex County celebrates the holidays with spectrum of arts and cultural events 

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting programming primarily centered around the holiday season this December. Event highlights include:   Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.,...
Portrait photography by Nicole Guglielmo

Edison native’s talent in kitchen attracts award-winning chefs, TV personalities

EDISON – Mary Abitanto's talent in the kitchen has caught the attention of award-winning chefs and television personalities including David Burke and Graham Elliot. Burke,...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for Dec. 8)

Hungarian kolbasz will be sold by the Lorantffy Women's Guild of the Calvin Hungarian Reformed Church, corner of School and North James streets, Woodbridge. Price...
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Woodbridge family opens first Sylvan Learning Center in Edison

EDISON - It's a family venture that seems like just the right fit for Rick Hernandez and his daughters, Rachel and Nadia. In October, the...
PHOTO BY KATHY CHANG/STAFF

Shoppers enjoy Winter Market on Metuchen Town Plaza; more holiday events on the way

METUCHEN - Metuchen Town Plaza was transformed into a Winter Market of fun. The Metuchen Downtown Alliance (MDA) welcomed shoppers with a sign asking them...

First stomp, now scrape? Lanternfly continues to bug Garden State

By Michele S. Byers You may have noticed New Jerseyans doing a strange "dance" before the weather turned cold. It’s the Spotted Lanternfly Stomp and...

Independence for Veterans working to provide a home to Iraqi War veteran

Independence for Veterans, a New Jersey-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has launched its first "Holiday Home For A Hero" campaign. The campaign was announced by Stacia...

Edison Open Space Trust Fund tax to go into effect Jan. 1

EDISON - The township now "has the tools to be proactive rather than reactive" with the approval of the Open Space Trust Fund. "The township...
Jenny Perez

Democrats hold on strong to Woodbridge Council ward seats; BOE will reorganize with new...

WOODBRIDGE - Democrats held on strong to ward seats on the Woodbridge Township Council. And the Woodbridge Board of Education will reorganize with a new...
Joel Branch

Metuchen Council, BOE will welcome new members in January

METUCHEN - The Metuchen Borough Council and Board of Education will reorganize with new members on the dais in January. Projected winners in the Nov....
Biral Patel

Incumbent, two newcomers win seats on Edison Board of Education

EDISON - The Edison Board of Education will reorganize with candidates on the Building Brighter Futures ticket in January. Projected winners in the Nov. 2...

JFK hospital executive joins board of YMCA of MEWSA

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy (MEWSA) appointed Amie Thornton to its board. Thornton serves as chief hospital executive of JFK University...
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