Monday, March 4, 2013
A glitch in the Woodbridge substation caused a power failure Monday afternoon.
Residents and businesses experienced a power outage early this afternoon, according to PSEG. The outage affected parts of Woodbridge Proper and Edison Township. "There was a malfunction with the breakers at the Woodbridge substation," said Kristine Snodgrass. The substation in question is located on Route 1 in Woodbridge Proper; the Sewaren substation, which is usually the one that has electrical issues and was out of commission from flooding after Hurricane Sandy, was not affected. Homeowners in the Martin Terrace section of the township, located off Rahway Avenue, complained about their lights going dark on Woodbridge Patch's Facebook page around 1 pm. There were also reports the power outage affected residents in the Avenel section of …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Crowds are expected at the Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen Show, to be held this week in Edison.
In the wake of the deadly schools shootings in Newtown, Connecticut last year, several guns shows in the area were called off. Because of New Jersey's restrictive gun ownership and transfer laws, the state doesn't have gun shows, per se, where firearms are bought and sold. But New Jersey has the next best thing for the sportsman, a variety of outdoors and hunting shows. One of the oldest and best known takes place this week in Edison, the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show. Despite the outcry over guns and push by politicians for even more restrictive gun control laws - and in some quarters, a compete ban on guns - the Garden State show, which is celebrating its 30th anniversy, exhibits few signs of losing its popularity. Thousands …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Davon Parker was sentenced to 12 years for the 2008 gang-related murder of 19-year-old Devin Thompson.
An Edison man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for his role in a 2008 gang-related murder in New Brunswick. According to a press release from the state Attorney General's Office, Davon Parker, 24, of Edison, was sentenced on Dec. 4 in Hudson County after having pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree racketeering on Nov. 19, 2012. He must serve at least 10 years without parole. According to the release, Parker's guilty plea admits his role in a June 2, 2008 shooting on Nichol Avenue, in which Devin Thompson, 19, was killed. Parker assisted co-defendants Syree Hakins and Tyrane Mathis in planning and carrying out the shooting, according to the release. A friend of Thompson's, Christopher Whitsett was shot in the back during…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A New Jersey woman was killed at the intersection of Routes 112 and 347 around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to police.
Update, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.: A Suffolk Police spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday morning that the traffic light where Tuesday morning's fatal accident occurred was not operable at the time of the crash. According to police, the officer involved in the crash was coming from a storm-related call at the time of the accident, and the investigation is ongoing to determine whether or not weather was a factor in the crash. The driver of the vehicle has not been arrested or charged with any traffic violations. Original story: A New Jersey woman was killed early Tuesday morning after the car she was driving in collided with a Suffolk County Police officer at the intersection of Routes 347 and 112 in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island. According …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Coral is missing - can you reunite her with her owners? You can get a $200 reward if you find her and return her to her anxious family.
Coral is a sweet, but shy, dog who was just gifted with a forever home. Poor Coral somehow got loose from the yard of her home on Clive Hills Road in Edison last Monday, and she's still loose. There is a $200 reward for her return. Neighbors say they saw Coral near Oak Tree Road and the industrial complex, but she hasn't been seen since last Wednesday, October 3. As her anxious caregives say, "She can be anywhere," including Woodbridge. Coral has on a red and blue collar with a bit of white in it; she is not wearing a name tag. She responds to whistles and is very friendly but shy with people she doesn't know. If you find Coral, please call 973-895-9160, 24 hours a day, or email email@example.com. Follow Woodbridge Patch on …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
PanCAN volunteers will be holding the ceremony to remember those who have passed away, to celebrate survivors, and to push for a cure.
Middlesex County residents will be holding a Vigil of Hope Sunday night for victims and survivors of pancreatic cancer. PanCAN - the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - will be hosting a PurpleLight National Vigil for Hope (purplelight.org) to honor those who have fought pancreatic cancer and to celebrate the survivors, while raising community awareness about the devastating disease. The event, which will be held from 7 pm to 8 pm on September 30 at Papaianni Park near the Edison Municipal Complex, is among 60 PurpleLight vigils taking place across the country. The group expects thousands to turn out in honor of a loved one or friend. “We are proud to once again join communities across the country for the Second Annual PurpleLight …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The former railroad is now a garden for Woodbridge, Metuchen, and Edison residents.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Deborah Bell
Friday, September 14, 2012
It's 'rails to trails' - the transformation of the old Lehigh Valley railroad corridor into a lush oasis for Middlesex County residents is complete. The 3.5 miles of renovated acreage, the Middlesex Greenway, is going to be dedicated this Saturday, September 15, at 11 am. The dedication will be held at the trailhead, located at the intersection of Middlesex Avenue and Memorial Parkway in Metuchen. Middlesex County freeholders and dignitaries from all three towns touched by the Greenway will be on hand for the dedication ceremonies. The Greenway spans the Fords section of Woodbridge, through Metuchen, and into Edison. It's been almost 10 years since the property was transferred to Middlesex County, and now it'll be open as a biking, …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The bi-annual championship game was held in Edison Saturday afternoon.
Fords Cup may not have been held in it’s usually home of Fords Park this summer, but it didn’t stop local hockey players from playing a few games for a good cause. The bi-annual tournament, put together by Iselin resident Rob Cacioppo, pits local roller hockey players against each other in the name of charity. Each player pays $10 to enter the tournament draft, all of which is donated to a charity of the winning team captain’s choice. Baja Blast won this year’s tournament, defeating the Blue Barracudas in the final round, and the money collected will be donated to Hockey Fights Cancer, the National Hockey League’s cancer research awareness initiative. Sean Coakley of Staten Island was named the tournament’s MVP, scoring six goals in …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The celebration - commemorating India's 66th Independence Day - comes a week after a pair of Indian Day parades highlighted the rift between dueling business groups.
As India celebrates its 66th year as an independent nation, Indian-American residents of Woodbridge and beyond will come together and celebrate this afternoon in Iselin. For the sixteenth year, the Indo-American Culutal Society and the Man Making Group, along with the First Presbyterian Church of Iselin will be hosting the Indian Independence Day celebration. The day’s events begin at noon on the lawn at the First Presbyterian Church (1295 Oak Tree Road), where a flag hoisting will take place, along with cultural dancing by Prominent Dance School, patriotic songs by Brish Joshi & Group, Indian food, and more. Among the speakers and guests will be State Senators Joseph Kyrillos, Joseph Vitale, and Samuel Thompson, Assemblyman Craig …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Fans of the comic hero turned out Friday to see the summer blockbuster on its opening day, but the tragedy in Colorado was still on the minds of some.
The tragedy in Colorado wasn't stopping Batman fans from checking out 'The Dark Knight Rises' at the AMC Dine-In Theatres at Menlo Park Mall Friday afternoon. Despite the frightening events at a midnight screening in Aurora, Colorado - where a gunman opened fire in a crowded theater, killing twelve moviegoers and injuring scores more - fans of the Caped Crusaider had little concern about seeing the movie. "None at all," said one woman when asked about whether the incident in Colorado worried her when heading out to the theater today. "Crazy things are always happening out there," she added before dashing through the rain to her car. About half of those queried were unaware of the massacre at the movie screening late last night. “Yeah, it…