Perth Amboy man accused of sex assaults on young girls

PERTH AMBOY — A city resident is behind bars, charged with sexually assaulting girls in Ocean and Middlesex counties.  Fernando Madrigal, 42, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at his Smith Street home and charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual…

Edison memories

Edison-The following memories are from Marisa: “My memories are from the 70’s/80’s. I lived on a street in Metuchen that backed to Roosevelt Park. Back then we could cross the train tracks and be right there. Then we would walk…

Carpenters endorse Republican in Rahway three-way contest

Patrick Cassio

Republican Patrick Cassio has been endorsed by the New Jersey Carpenters union in his campaign for mayor of Rahway, where an independent Democrat, the Democratic incumbent and the GOP contender are waging a three-way contest. They coveted endorsement from the…

EPA seeking public comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

267,945 New Jersey students lack afterschool supervision

New Jersey has not kept pace with national progress on important measures of afterschool participation, according to a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM found that demand for afterschool programs still far…

Fox anchor Shepard Smith slams hysterical reaction to Ebola

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith declared that media coverage of Ebola and the political hysteria that has emerged in reaction to the disease is a disservice to the nation, after his colleague Doug McKelway reported that Ebola has caused “widespread panic across the country.” “You should…

Hike through history this weekend

On Saturday, October 18, you can retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…