Precious package recovered for Edison family

By JACQUELINE DURETT Correspondent EDISON—When an irreplaceable package was stolen last month from outside resident Karen Delmonaco’s residence, the police told her that the chances of recovering what was inside — quilts made from her late son’s T-shirts — were slim. However, on Dec. 8, Lyndhurst police recovered the quilts following a tip from the …

‘Go Green’ during holidays by reducing gift wrap, recycling packing peanuts

By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer Reuse holiday items as gift boxes and gift tags, such as a festive holiday napkin used as wrapping, a paper holiday napkin left over from last year, the newsprint-wrapped gift, the burlapwrapped gift and the gift tags cut from Christmas cards. PHOTO COURTESY OF NANCY KRAUSS Residents are encouraged to …

Take care in disposal of Christmas trees, tinsel, gift wrap

While residents deck the halls, gift wrap goodies and prepare for upcoming festivities, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority’s (MCIA) Recycling Division is issuing an advisory about the proper disposal of holiday-related items. Products like greeting cards, envelopes and gift wrap are generally classified under mixed paper, with one major caveat, said MCIA Recycling Manager Ed …

Old Town Village offers holiday traditions for the whole family

Old Town Village in Piscataway will serve as the host to several holiday traditions for the whole family on Dec. 13, including crafts, carriage rides and live music. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY OFFICEOF CULTURE AND HERITAGE PISCATAWAY — The Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage invites residents to experience its “Seasonal Traditions” …

Neighbors oppose medical office plan

By JACQUELINE DURETT Correspondent Residents again fought a proposed medical office at Ventnor and Oak Tree roads—and the investigative work by one resident raised enough concerns to warrant additional review by the Edison Township Planning Board. Representatives for cardiologist Dr. Rajendra Patel presented a second round of revisions for the proposed two-story building, consisting of …

Metuchen used its smarts to claim the title of The Brainy Borough

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer The annual Winter Festival Parade ushers in the holiday season as it marches on Main Street, Metuchen, on Nov. 29. COURTESY OF DAVID GLASOFER How did Metuchen attain the reputation “The Brainy Borough?” That is what the Metuchen Historic Preservation Committee, with the help of historians Linda McTeague, Dennis Bertland …