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Edison addressing overcrowding in schools

EDISON - Township officials are lending a helping hand to the Edison Township School District as they continue to address the severe overcrowding problem that has existed for many years and continues to get worse. Councilman Robert Diehl said that when the elementary schools in the township opened m

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Edison AARP will hold meeting Sept. 18

The Edison AARP Chapter 3446 will hold its business and social meeting at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, Fords. Upcoming events, which are open to the public include a luncheon and show at Lakeside Manor, Hazlet, on Oct. 17, a trip to see "The Honeymooners" at Paper Mill Play

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Edison football partners with Tufaro Foundation to benefit Hands of Hope

Members of the Edison High School football program will be among the more than 100 people who are expected to join The Marisa Tufaro Foundation's team of runners and walkers in the fourth annual Race to Outrun Hunger. The 5K, which benefits Hands of Hope, an Edison-based nonprofit committed to provi

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 03:07:17

Edison police investigating armed robbery on Oak Tree Road Restaurant

EDISON - Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Shezan Banquet and Restaurant on Oak Tree Road last week that left a 56-year-old Queens, New York man with minor injuries to his jaw and right upper arm. The incident occurred at 5:35 p.m. on Sept. 5, according to Police Lt. Rob

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Male officers strip searched me, put me in jail with men, woman says in suit

MIDDLESEX COUNTY -- A former New Jersey woman with a rare disorder is suing the county jail over claims that she was placed in a cell wearing only a hospital gown in the men's wing of the facility overnight where a corrections officer allegedly ordered her to bend over, spread her legs and laughed.

NJ.COM - 2017-09-21 19:12:04

Coming Sunday in the Courier News, Home News Tribune

Farm to tap: Staff Writer Mike Deak brews up a story on a Central Jersey business using local hops to create a truly Jersey fresh beer. In News A rewarding ride: Hundreds of bike riders are getting ready to pedal their way through Central Jersey to help the Rutgers Cancer Institute. In News Working

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 17:14:15

Law-enforcement personnel to be honored at 16th Annual Blue Mass

METUCHEN - Hundreds of local, county, state and federal law-enforcement personnel of all faiths will be recognized for their faithful commitment and self-sacrifice at the Diocese of Metuchen's 16th Annual Blue Mass on Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, 32 Elm Ave. Peopl

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 16:00:03

Central Jersey best bets for family weekend fun Sept. 22-24

This guide to Central Jersey's 10 best fall entertainment events includes Montgomery FunFest, Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Raritan River Festival, NJ Horror Con, John Basilone Parade, and Far Hills Race Meeting. STAFF VIDEO BY BOB MAKIN Raritan River Fest, Rock the Wall, NJ Horror Con, Rahway Film

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 12:14:55

Truck stuck on boardwalk, baby horseshoe crabs get head start and more on Thursday

Rutgers research assistants Shannon Jones (left) and Katelyn Sernandi, prepare buckets containing the horseshoe crab hatchlings for release by the students. Marine biology students from Lower Cape May Regional High School, took part in a release of 10,000 baby horseshoe crabs into the Delaware Bay a

ATLANTIC CITY PRESS - 2017-09-21 10:30:00

Thieves make off with thousands of dollars' worth of scotch

RIVER EDGE, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey police are searching for the six thieves who broke into a River Edge liquor store and stole high-end scotch worth tens of thousands of dollars. Latest Video The heist took place on Friday, when video shows the suspects using shopping carts to block an aisle while

ATLANTIC CITY PRESS - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Central Jersey competition heats up for Amazon headquarters

Opportunity NJ's Affordability Summit 2017 on Sept. 18 at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens discussed workforce development, infrastructure and tax and regulation reform. STAFF VIDEO BY BOB MAKIN MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Competition is fierce as Amazon continues its search for the perfect location

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 17:39:11

Media Blitz: Week 3 Football Friday Frenzy

Welcome back as MyCentralJersey.com continues with complete coverage of Friday night's Week 3 Greater Middlesex Conference and Mid-State 37 Conference action. A full schedule of games can be found below. Final scores of those games, as well as links to stories, will be updated on this page throughou

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 00:00:01

Robeson Institute gives first-generation Rutgers students a boost

Highlights from the 2017 Commencement of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, at the High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, including remarks by Steve Van Zandt, musician, activist, actor, writer. Pamela MacKenzie/Staff Video Juan Ariza knew he had the brains and energy to succeed in college. Ve

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 16:00:03

Educational Opportunity Fund retreat aims to set students up for college success

As colleges increasingly tackle stress among students, Rutgers School of Health Professions has started offering a wellness retreat to a group who rarely makes time for themselves - students in the Educational Opportunity Fund program. "This population has so many stressors. Many are first generatio

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-21 14:00:05

N.J. has near universal access to arts education, participation growing

Students in New Jersey schools have more access to arts education than ever before. According to a study conducted by Arts Ed NJ, 99 percent of New Jersey Schools provided arts education. Only 26 schools did not offer an arts education. As access to arts education reaches near universal levels, part

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 22:31:00

Camden approves Amazon HQ2 proposal

Amazon's second headquarters is seemingly the prize everyone wants to win, but Camden said it believes it has a genuine shot at attracting the multibillion dollar e-commerce company. This week Camden's freeholder board voted unanimously to work with the state's Economic Development Agency to create

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 20:55:00

MYOS RENS Technology Inc. appoints CEO

MYOS RENS Technology Inc., a Cedar Knoll-based biotherapeutics and bionutrition company, announced it has appointed Joseph Mannello its new CEO. As part of his employment agreement, Mannello agreed to forgo an annual salary and instead receive a stock option to purchase 300,000 shares of the company

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 20:18:00

Steel cutting company starts with loan from state EDA

Flame Cut Steel, a producer of precision cut steel components, has opened up shop in Irvington with direct loans from the state's Economic Development Authority. The company received a $645,000 direct loan from the EDA's Premiere Lender program, which offers low-interest loans to startup companies i

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 18:50:00

Count Basie Theater breaks ground on $23M PAC expansion

Red Bank's Count Basie Theater recently announced it broke ground on a $23 million expansion to transform the historic theater into a regional performing arts center. The theater was also awarded a $2 million gift from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation at the ceremony. "We are excited to play our

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 18:38:00

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates appoints new COO

Madison-based Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced it has appointed Julie Leonhardt LaTorre as chief operating officer. In this role, LaTorre will be responsible for overseeing the company's global servicing and operations functions. "Julie Leonhardt LaTorre has an extensive real

NJBIZ - 2017-09-21 18:18:00