Edison brand-new COVID-19 cases stay under 5, police donate pizzas to households at Ozanam Family Shelter – centraljersey.com

13August 2020

EDISON– Edison officials reported three brand-new cases of COVID-19, which bring the overall variety of cases to 1,992, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management on Aug. 13.

The age variety of the new cases is between 25 and 88. The town has actually lost 235 locals to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

The grace period for third quarter tax payments has been extended to Aug. 13 due to Tropical Storm Isaiah, which left lots of parts of the town without power consisting of the municipal building.

The Edison's Department of Public Works personnel are diligently working to tidy up streets following the tropical storm. Locals, businesses are asked to pile storm debris at curbside. Tidy up will continue over the next a number of weeks.

The Edison Senior Center, 2963 Woodbridge Avenue, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday as a cooling center. Those utilizing the cooling center will be needed to wear a face covering and will have their temperature brought with offering contact information. Please get in touch with the office at 732-248-7345 for additional info.

The Edison Police Department will hold another session of “Have an Ice Pop with an Edison Cop” from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 20 in Roosevelt Park near the kids's playground by the lake. For more details contact Police Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr. at 732-248-6442.

On Aug. 8, Police officers Lisa Cimmino, Jason Chang, Chris Dipalo, and Kevin Kirsh treated households residing at the Ozanam Family Shelter to pizza from Zia Lisa Pizzeria in the municipality and distributed sticker label badges to the kids.

Menlo Park Mall and all indoor malls resumed on June 29. To learn more visit https://www.simon.com/mall/menlo-park-mall.

The Edison Public main library at 340 Plainfield Ave., reopened on July 13. Customers should wear face masks. Gov. Phil Murphy announced town libraries are allowed to reopen on July 2 with 25% capability.

The library hours will increase the week of July 20 to 1-8:30 p.m. on Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.

The reopening of the north branch library at 777 Grove Ave. started on July 27 and the Clara Barton branch at 141 Hoover Ave. will follow in August.

No seating and research study tables at the library will be available. No meetings or programs will be held at least through Labor Day. Kids under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours. For more information contact edisondirector@lmxac.org.

The Edison Public Library has launched a COVID memory project. Citizens are welcome to share their experiences throughout the coronavirus through a questionnaire and any images and videos recording experiences. All products submitted will be evaluated for the library's archive. For more details check out edisonpubliclibrary.net/covidMemory.shtml.

The Edison Summer Playground for kids ages 5-12 began on July 13 and will run weekdays from 9 a.m. to midday through Aug. 14. Arts and crafts, video games and unique activities are planned and will be held at the play areas at Elder Park, John Marshall School, Woodbrook School and Yelencsics Park.

Mayor Thomas Lankey issued an executive order ahead of the reopening of outdoor dining on June 15. The executive order, which will run through Oct. 31, permits dining establishments and food facilities to remove as much as 20% of their existing onsite parking to accommodate tables for usage of food and beverages. Hours of operation for outdoor dining will range from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the area reserves the right to examine and revoke approval of applications. The cost for application authorizations have been waived. For additional information check out edisonnj.org.

The Edison Farmers Market is open from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Jade Dynasty car park, 925 Amboy Ave., through October.

On Aug. 5, the farmers market included La Canasta Produce to the market with additional vegetables and fruit offerings.

La Canasta joins vendors Asprocolas Acres, La Bonbonniere Bake Shop, Fresh Honey and Honey Products, Bebe's All Natural Masalas– Indian sauces for a range of foods, Elcha's Eats, and P.M. Naturals.

For more information about pre-order and pickup see Asprocolasacres.com, la-bonbonniere-bake-shoppe. myshopify.com, www.countrybirdandgarden.net, bebesallnatural.com, and elchaseats.com.

The municipality has resumed the collection of cardboard from beyond the recycling container on routine recycling days.

Edison Township was not provided any other info relating to the new cases.

For Middlesex County information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19.

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