Mayors predict worsening income inequality

The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release a new report that documents the gradual but dramatic shift, over the past 40 years, of income distribution in the US in favor of upper-income households. The report examines the growing economic…

$2.5 million awarded to research, treat & prevent autism

STATE — Medical schools, universities, a hospital and a specialty medical center will share $2.5 million in grant funds to advance research, treatment and prevention of autism. The Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism awarded grants for a…

Appeal Planned After Judge Drops Charge Against Piscataway Teacher

NEW BRUNSWICK — The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office will appeal a Superior Court judge’s dismissal of a case against a Piscataway school teacher who was about to go on trial on a charge of official misconduct for having sexual relations with an 18 year-old female student, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Tuesday.

Diocese To Hold Day Of Prayer For Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan

PISCATAWAY – A Day of Prayer and celebration of “Fiesta de los Niños Inocentes” in honor of all Typhoon Haiyan victims will be held Saturday, Dec. 28,on the grounds of Resurrection Cemetery, Hoes Lane and Park Avenue, Piscataway.

One year of senseless silence on gun violence

Voice of the People by James J. Devine

One year ago today, we lost 26 fellow Americans to gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We lost 20 of our youngest students, and six dedicated school workers. To mark the anniversary of that tragedy with…

Former School District Official Admits Stealing Half A Million Dollars From Piscataway & Hazlet Public Schools

Michelle Pumilia (Photo courtesy of NJ Attorney General's Office)

TRENTON – The former Transportation Manager/Supervisor for the Hazlet Township and Piscataway Township School Districts pleaded guilty today to stealing $565,772 from the two school districts by authorizing payments to fictitious bus companies for transportation services that were never provided to the districts, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

Piscataway Man Gets 10 Years For Burglary

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ELIZABETH — A Middlesex County man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison after being convicted of committing a 2011 home burglary in which a Plainfield resident walked in on the crime in progress, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

Metuchen Diocese To Host “Courageous” Event For Young Adults

The Most Reverend Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen, will be a featured presenter at the New Jersey Catholic Young Adult Conference in Piscataway Jan. 25. Participants who attend this one-hour workshop, will have the opportunity to “Ask the Bishop” any questions about the Catholic faith and Catholic Teaching.

PISCATAWAY – The Diocese of Metuchen will host the New Jersey Catholic Young Adult Conference on Jan. 25, 2014 at the Saint John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane. Online registration is available through the diocesan website at www.diometuchen.org/yaconference.

State Police Say Woman Was Drunk At The Time Of Fatal I-287 Crash

EDISON – State Police say that a Hillsborough woman was drunk when her vehicle crashed into two trucks parked on the side of Interstate 287 in April, starting a chain-reaction collision that resulted in her death as well as the death of another man who was trying to help her, according to an NJ.com report.