June 2015 Archives

Metuchen Matters Is Back In Action!

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download.pngDear Readers,

MM missed you! And I hope you missed MM! Now that Aaron Roberts, a great IT guy from across the country, managed to get MM's server traumas under control (which GoDaddy couldn't even do), I will work hard to get all the news you need about town up and readable over the next two days!

Summer is here and you won't want to miss any of the fun! So here we go . . . .
SUMMER 2015!

Thanks for your patience and support! Jana
Maggie Glynn of Metuchen is a seasoned radio host who is now heard Sunday mornings on Magic 98.3 FM. She turns her instinctive reporting on the continuing FEMA snafus from Superstorm Sandy and offers support and help for those who are still caught up in the legal and financial machinations the federal government and the state government are still creating for those who are trying to return to their normal lives almost three years after the fact!

Check out her show here: http://magic983.com/2015/05/24/many-shore-communities-still-struggling/

To Be Continued and the Write Stuff Writing Workshop in Metuchen celebrated the literary creativity of children of all ages throughout Metuchen and Edison in the "So You Think You Can Write Contest." The winners were announced at the first of two presentations by The Write Stuff at Junebug (June 6 and the final one will be this Friday night 8-11 at To Be Continued . . . ) and those that were in attendance had the chance to present their work to a captive audience. The winners are as listed below. Follow the Facebook link for our grand prize winner, Sara Karlovitch, who won two tickets, courtesy of To Be Continued . . .  to the Paper MIll Playhouse this summer!


Honorary Mention: Maria George, "Peace Between Cavemen"

Best Plotline: Madison DeFrancisco, "Sink of Ink"

Best Characters: Kazimer Begonja, "The Dragon Zone"

Best Overall Story: Nicole Bellows, "Mythical Land Adventure"



Best Plotline: Christopher Ray, "Alone"

Best Character: Maggie Kleiner, "Impossible"

Best Story Overall, TIE: Nick Pocchia, "Streetball" + Elizabeth Baginski, "Music"



Best Plotline: George McGinniss, The Kings of the Sea"

Best Character: Najee Amir Sharp-Harris, "Only if the Marble Is Clean"

Best Overall Story: Sara Karlovitch, "Nobody Loves You Like I Do"






Write Stuff Winner Sara Karlovitch of Metuchen High School picking up her Grand Prize Tickets!

Congratulations to all the winners in each category and to everyone who participated in So You Think You Can Write? -- at To Be Continued... Bookstore, Boutique & CafĂ©.


Glassdoor for Job Seekers at Metuchen Public LIbrary

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Metuchen Public Library offers unlimited access to Glassdoor for job seekers. Through Glassdoor's Library Partnership Program, library patrons have full access to all career content on the site and don't need to set up an account. You can access Glassdoor website at Metuchen Public Library's Jobs and Career Page under Electronic Resources, www.metuchenlibrary.org/job-careers. Glassdoor offers free career resource for library where patrons can access over 15 million job listings as well as research over 300,000 companies including company reviews/ratings, salary reports, and interview questions.

Camp E.D.G.E. at First Presbyterian Church July

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First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen invites all children age 5 (entering Kindergarten in the Fall) up to 6th grade to register now for "Camp E.D.G.E.", a weeklong vacation bible school from July 6 - 10:

 Monday - Thursday: 9am - 11:45am

Friday: 9am - 11am

First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen

270 Woodbridge Avenue, Metuchen


Games, crafts, stories and more!


For more information visit





         Or contact Nancy Leardi at (732) 491-2264

Congregation Neve Shalom of Metuchen, NJ is pleased to welcome Rabbi Eric Rosin as their new Rabbi and will introduce him to the community on Friday, July 17, 2015 with an exciting Shabbat community dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat service. A mouthwatering catered dinner will begin at 6:30 pm, with a musical and spiritual Shabbat service beginning at 8:00 pm led by Rabbi Rosin and Hazzan Sheldon Levin. Shabbat services will be held the following morning beginning at 9:30 am, with a Kiddush to follow.
After more than ten years of faithful service of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester, PA, Rabbi Eric Rosin is assuming the bimah of Congregation Neve Shalom.  Neve Shalom is the leading egalitarian Conservative synagogue in Central New Jersey and has been serving the local community for over seventy years.
The welcome events for Rabbi Rosin will be held at Congregation Neve Shalom, located at 250 Grove Avenue in Metuchen, NJ. A minimal fee will be charged For attending the dinner (members: $10 per person or a maximum of $20 per family; non-members: $15 per person or a maximum of $30 per family). Friday night services begin at 8 pm, Saturday morning services begin at 9:30 am (followed by a kiddush), and the Sunday morning Minyan begins at 9 am. As always, there is no cost to attend Shabbat services, as Neve Shalom welcomes everyone to join them on Shabbat throughout the year. Please pre-register for the dinner online athttp://neveshalom.shulcloud.com/events.
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Do you have an early reader who will be going into 1st or 2nd grade in September? Book Friends, now in its 7th summer at the Metuchen Public Library, may be just the right program to keep those little ones practicing reading and listening skills while school is out. Little Book Friends get to buddy up with a Big Book Friend (in grades 8-12) at the Library on Friday mornings in July (7/10, 717. 7/24 and 7/31) from 11 am until Noon, for hands-on activities and a craft in a supervised setting . For more information and to register, write Youth Services Librarian Kathine Liss at KLiss@Lmxac.org.

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