November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local families celebrate Adoption Day

I n what officials described as the year’s “happiest day in the courthouse,” 10 local families finalized 16 adoptions at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick in celebration of National Adoption Day. More...

Free parking considered during holidays

SOUTH RIVER — A borough resident suggested that officials allow free parking during the holiday season. Bonnie Trygar said free parking would benefit both the borough and business owners during the Nov. 11 council meeting. More...

Sayreville aims to unite, heal, move forward

The focus for much of the Sayreville community remains on healing and recovery as the school district continues an investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving members of the high school football team. More...

Police warn of scam involving phony ‘IRS’ caller

SOUTH RIVER — Police have determined that recent calls placed by individuals claiming to be from the IRS — and demanding payment for overdue taxes — are part of a scam. More...

Letters

Legion grateful for community support

We would like to thank all the local residents and businesses that have supported our fundraising endeavors. More...

Opinion

Photo

View of the Raritan River from the Driscoll Bridge, Middlesex County. More...

Schools

Staying warm

The Association of Middlesex County College Nursing Students delivered 27 coats, 45 pairs of gloves, 28 hats and nine other pieces of winter clothing to the Raritan Bay Medical Center Pediatric Department through Coats for Kids. More...

Sports

Signing ceremony

East Brunswick High School held a signing ceremony on Nov. 19 for four student-athletes who committed to colleges to continue their education and play sports. More...

East Brunswick and Old Bridge renew holiday football rivalry

The annual Thanksgiving morning football game between East Brunswick and Old Bridge high schools certainly doesn’t match the Army-Navy game in terms of longevity and pageantry. However, there are some similarities. More...

Falcons aim to build off last year’s on-court success

The Monroe Township High School girls basketball team has a goal of becoming one of the best teams in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC). More...

Gasko’s open house to benefit injured teen

The annual winter carnival known as Gasko’s Christmas Open House will embrace the spirit of giving this year. More...

NJSPCA assumes control of Helmetta shelter

The borough of Helmetta has agreed to a request by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) to relinquish control of the borough’s quarantined animal shelter. More...

Report: Changes needed to help at-risk families

Simple policy proposals such as a state child care tax credit or providing statefunded full-day preschool can go a long way to address the obstacles low-income families face daily, according to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. More...

South River home is 100th demolished since Sandy

SOUTH RIVER — The Nov. 18 demolition of a borough home in the post-Sandy Blue Acres buyout program marked a milestone in the effort to move homeowners out of flood-prone areas. The latest home demolition occurred at 16 Water St. More...

Residents talk break-ins, traffic over ‘Coffee with a Cop’

EAST BRUNSWICK — Police officers aren’t the same as everyone else — that’s the biggest misconception people have about cops, according to Deputy Chief William Krause Jr. of the East Brunswick Police Department. More...

Bulletin Board

Defensive driving course offered Dec. 1-2

The East Brunswick Friends of the Library will hold a two-day Defensive Driving Course 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at the library, Two Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick. More...

Drive will benefit local food pantry

Brill’s Karate, 508 Main St., Spotswood, will sponsor a food drive to aid the Spotswood C.U.P. (Churches United for People) Food Pantry. Donations may be dropped off through Dec. More...

East Brunswick to host summer-job expo

East Brunswick Recreation and Parks will conduct its 2015 Summer Job Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29 at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road. More...

Obituaries

Edward J. Curry

Edward J. Curry, of Milltown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Nov. 21, 2014. He was 58 years old. Born in New Brunswick, he had been a resident of Milltown since 1982. More...

Ruth (Tilton) Soden

Ruth (Tilton) Soden, 84, of Jamesburg, died Nov. 20 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Princeton, Mrs. Soden lived in Cranbury before moving to Jamesburg 67 years ago. More...

John D. Brady

John D. Brady, a longtime resident of Milltown, passed away Nov. 16, 2014, at home surrounded by loving family. He was 76 years old. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he was a resident of Milltown for 40 years before moving to Monroe Township seven years ago. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Central Jersey Business Alliance (CJBA) will hold its Holiday Networking Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Cambridge Inn, 19 Summerhill Road, Spotswood. The event is sponsored by the Cambridge Inn and the CJBA. More...

RE/MAX named leading global franchise by Entrepreneur magazine

For the second consecutive year, RE/MAX has received the highest global ranking among real estate franchises by Entrepreneur magazine. More...