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A mural beautifies Edison VFW Post 3117

EDISON – Among the tractor trailers and industrial sites on National Road, there is now a beautiful mural depicting essentially what every military branch stands for: the American flag. The 48-foot by 11-foot mural is painted on the back of the Edison Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3117...
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Pakistan Day Parade NJ is set for Aug. 21

The Pakistan Day Parade New Jersey will be held this year on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison. The celebration, which will run from noon to 8:30 p.m., will be highlighted by a flag raising ceremony at 3 p.m. and the parade, which is set to step off at 4:30 p.m.
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All 24 Middlesex County school districts should close on the Diwali holiday | Opinion

Hindus are urging for a Diwali holiday in all 24 public school districts of Middlesex County. Schools have declared holidays around other religious days, so why not Diwali?. Although traditions vary, Diwali celebrations usually include families and friends gathering for worship at home shrines and visiting the temple. Additionally, there are feasts, the sharing of gifts, decorating hands with henna designs, fireworks, and the lighting of diyas — small lamps usually made from clay that symbolize goodness and purity. Lighting them denotes triumph over darkness, connecting to the light. We also draw intricate, colorful designs called rangolis and place them around the home to honor the festival and welcome good luck.
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HOLMDEL: HOUSE BROKEN INTO CAR KEYS STOLEN

Today at approximately 1:30 am four subjects wearing masks and gloves entered an unlocked residence on Riverside Lane, removed three sets of car keys and stole the vehicles from the driveway. All three vehicles were subsequently recovered and processed by police this morning. Please report any suspicious vehicles and remember...
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SEEN HIM? Fugitive Ex-Con Flees Route 3 Crash On Foot

A violent ex-con fled into the meadows off Route 3 after officers responding to a traffic accident discovered that he'd been wanted on a parole violation. Ali Scott, 35, of Newark, has spent nearly a dozen years combined during three separate state prison stretches since 2006, records show. He served...
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Edison remains silent on status of fire chief

EDISON – The township's longtime Fire Chief Brian Latham apparently remains suspended and township officials remain mum about the reason. Latham has served as fire chief since March 2010. He has not answered calls to his office or cellphone this month. ...
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