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Yoga Devotees Gather In Township For International Yoga Day

Yoga Devotees Gather In Township For International Yoga Day

Yoga enthusiasts from across the country and around the world came together June 23 at the Fairbridge Hotel on Davidson Avenue to participate in a kind of yogapalooza. The occasion was the 5th annual International Day of Yoga, an event created by a United Nations action in 2014. Technically, the day is June 21, but […]

Township Student Wins PeopleCare Scholarship

Township Student Wins PeopleCare Scholarship

Township resident Kaitlyn Timari was among 12 Somerset County high school students recently awarded 2019 PeopleCare Center for Nonprofits Scholarships. The recipients were chosen from among the 75 applicants. For more than 30 years the PeopleCare Center has provided affordable rental space for nonprofit agencies to use in facilitating their programs. The Center has been […]

Two-Building, 77-Unit Apartment Complex Approved For Hamilton Street

Two-Building, 77-Unit Apartment Complex Approved For Hamilton Street

The rebirth of Hamilton Street continued June 6, with the Zoning Board of Adjustment approval of a plan for a two-building apartment complex that will hold 77 units. The project is targeted for lots on Hamilton on either side of Pershing Avenue. A parking lot will also be built across Victor Street from one building, […]

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Gets Expansion OK

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Gets Expansion OK

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School won approval June 6 to expand its Mettlers Road building to accommodate its growing student population. The approval that came from the Zoning Board of Adjustment was necessary because schools are not allowed in the zone in which the building is located. When the expansion project is finished, the […]

Buffered By Party Support, Local Candidates Survive Primary Challenges

Buffered By Party Support, Local Candidates Survive Primary Challenges

The two Democratic-party endorsed local candidates survived primary challenges June 4, but a township man challenging the Republican Party’s pick for Freeholder was not successful. On the Democratic side, State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen and his running mate, Assemblyman Joe Egan of New Brunswick, both D-17, easily fended off a challenge from Piscataway resident Ron Rivers, […]

Ordinance Amendment Would Allow For Removal Of Board, Commission Members ‘For Cause’

Ordinance Amendment Would Allow For Removal Of Board, Commission Members ‘For Cause’

An ordinance amendment that would allow the Township Council to remove some board and commission members “for cause” was introduced at the May 28 Council meeting. The amendment would give Council members more leeway in removing board and commission members than they now have. Currently, a member of a board – such as the Open […]

School District Honors Teachers, Educational Professionals, Of The Year

School District Honors Teachers, Educational Professionals, Of The Year

Twenty teachers and educational service professionals were honored May 23 for being the best in the district at what they do. The Teachers of The Year and Service Professionals of The Year were acknowledged during a breakfast at The Imperia on Easton Avenue. Building principals or their proxies introduced the winners and briefly described why […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Darrin Russo

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Darrin Russo

I am the Democratic Candidate for Sheriff. Retired Lieutenant from the Franklin Township Police Department with 31 years experience. During those years I have worked with the residents, business owners, schools and places of worship to provide the safety and security every community deserves. I’ve organized and supervised large-scale operations, worked with multiple Federal and […]

Township Resident Competes On TV’s ‘MasterChef’

Township Resident Competes On TV’s ‘MasterChef’

A township resident who said she developed a love for cooking watching her mother and grandmother is ready to impress three of the world’s most discerning chefs on the upcoming season of MasterChef. Manjula Sarkar, a human relations manager for a township-based business, is one of 36 home chefs from around the world picked to […]

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Bill Parenti

Campaign 2019: Primary Statement From Bill Parenti

My name is Chief Bill Parenti, and I’m running because I have spent my career making a difference in our communities – and I can keep Somerset County safe and strong on Day One. I’m the Chief of Police in North Plainfield, where I’ve served as Chief for the last 14 years. I started as […]