Welcome to the first edition of the Edison/Metuchen Sentinel — your newest neighbor and connection to the local news that readers across New Jersey tell us they most desire.
Although we are new to the community, this newspaper is published by Greater Media Newspapers, a growing professional newspaper company with journalistic roots going back more than 100 years in Central Jersey. Perhaps you are familiar with some of our other newspapers: the Suburban, for example, which has served the Old Bridge area for nearly 40 years, or the East Brunswick Sentinel, which has served the nearby communities of East Brunswick, Helmetta, Jamesburg, Milltown, Monroe, South River and Spotswood for more than 80 years. If not those publications, then you’ve likely seen one of the other eight local newspapers we publish. The number of local newspapers we produce makes us one of the most experienced and recognized news organizations in the state and one of the largest, with a cumulative weekly circulation of more than 300,000 homes.
We know our readers. We know our communities. And we know our state. We know local news, and how to provide it.
We realize that Edison/Metuchen is a competitive newspaper market, and a vibrant community — and that is what is so exciting about this new venture.
You’ve heard the promises before: "Read our paper, and we’ll give you all the news you need, and lots more that you didn’t know you needed!" No doubt you’ve been disappointed.
We won’t make those promises. From us, you’ll only have our solemn professional pledge: every week we will provide you with the most comprehensive and trustworthy package of local news available, and we’ll do it for free.
All you have to do is give us a few weeks to prove ourselves, and we believe you’ll agree that the Sentinel is the best local news product in the market.
Please remember this is your newspaper, and the more involvement you have in its production, the more integral we will be in your community.
Elsewhere in this issue, you’ll find information about how to get your news in the Sentinel and whom to call with a news tip or story idea.
We invite you to make the Sentinel your community forum and to help us make the premier edition of the Sentinel the start of a long and rewarding relationship.