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Metuchen Downtown Alliance Spring Bazaar celebrates community

By GLORIA STRAVELLI Correspondent METUCHEN – There’s no question the return of the Spring Bazaar, taking place May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

Art exhibition shines a ‘Lens on Black life’

Papillon & Company will host a Kamoinge Workshop exhibition, “From Harlem to Metuchen: Lens on Black Life.” The members of this African American photographers collective...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for April 28)

Keep Middlesex Moving has developed a transportation finder to help seniors find a ride to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The tool allows users to see...

Former special ed teacher/wrestling coach indicted on multiple charges related to criminal sexual contact...

A former special education teacher at Sayreville Middle School and former wrestling coach at Union County College has been indicted on multiple charges involving...
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Police release sketches of two men wanted for aggravated sexual assault and armed robbery...

Authorities released sketches of two men wanted for aggravated sexual assault and armed robbery in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge. An initial investigation by...
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Edison Addiction Services will offer information on opioid overdose prevention

By REBECCA HERSH Correspondent During the past 13 months, public health efforts have been focused on COVID-19. But there is another troubling epidemic going on that...
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Piscataway councilwoman appointed to Armwood’s seat; McCullum previously took over for late county commissioner...

Chanelle Scott McCullum was sworn into a seat on the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners on April 21. She fills the seat left vacant...

Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office scheduled for an on-site assessment; public comments welcomed April 26

The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets...

Woodbridge police will collect unused, expired drugs on April 24

The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) 20th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 24. The program,...

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck continues East Coast tour through Edison

Now in its seventh year since launching in 2014, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck continues its 2021 East Coast tour by rolling back into Edison. From...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for April 21)

The Metuchen Arts Council is joining with the Metuchen Human Relations Commission to schedule virtual Community Conversations around the issues highlighted in 2021 Windows...
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Climate change is one topic addressed by Windows of Understanding Public Art Project

BY GLORIA STRAVELLI Correspondent METUCHEN – As Earth Day approaches, environmental issues like climate change take on greater urgency. Members of the community can join in a...

Aggravated sexual assault and armed robbery under investigation

Authorities are investigating an aggravated sexual assault and armed robbery in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge. An initial investigation by Officer Robert Montalvo of...

CASA volunteers are a ‘constant for the child in a time of chaos’

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and CASA of Middlesex County is raising awareness of the need for more dedicated members of the...
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Demands to dismiss Edison mayor’s assistant accused of racist remarks

BY REBECCA HERSH Correspondent   Calling themselves “Asian American community leaders” with connections to Edison, more than 150 individuals signed a statement demanding that the mayor and...

Democrats choose Joshi over Bhagia for party line in Edison mayoral primary

BY REBECCA HERSH Correspondent In what is usually behind-the-scenes power wrangling, the feud between Edison’s local Democratic Party members and the Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO)...
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RU Ready to Farm offers online and hands-on training for beginning farmers

RU Ready to Farm, a new beginner farmer training program from the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension, will hold its...

Community Bulletin Board: Criterion Sentinel (for April 14)

  The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting a multitude of arts and culture events throughout April, primarily centered around National Poetry Month. Highlights include:   ...
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