July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Immigrant children arriving

Children who are fleeing Central American nations to escape crime, violence and poverty are finding their way to Freehold Borough. More...

Assemblyman seeks to end state’s grab of utility taxes

Legislation that would force the state to reimburse municipalities some $400 million in withheld utility taxes has again been introduced in the state Assembly, this time without the need for gubernatorial approval. More...

Grandfather dedicated to helping ailing baby

The Silva family was thrilled for the arrival of a baby boy a few months ago. His parents, Tim and Tara of Garwood, named him Jackson Conner. More...

Sayreville gets $3.3M more in FEMA funds

A n additional $3.3 million in funding for the acquisition and demolition of flood-damaged homes in Sayreville has been allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More...

Dancers from Center Stage win top awards

Dancers from Center Stage Dance & Theater School achieved top honors at this year’s Dancer’s Inc. Nationals. Center Stage was named the Top Studio of 2014 during the week of July 6 in Hershey, Pa. More...

Letters

Eye exams encouraged for children

I ’m writing to commend Gov. Chris Christie for recently declaring August as Children’s Vision and Learning Month in New Jersey. More...

Common Core tramples on the Constitution

The oath of office for an elected board of education member in New Jersey and in Millstone Township reads like this: “I (name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the S More...

Opinion

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A group of young men make their way along the boardwalk in Ocean Grove on July 22. More...

Business

Resident: Business growth may offset electric revenue shortage

SOUTH RIVER — As the borough faces an electric rate increase, one resident looked at the issue from the viewpoint of attaining more electric customers, namely businesses. More...

Holy Name Society schedules casino trip

St. Thomas the Apostle Holy Name Society, Old Bridge, will sponsor an Aug. 4 fundraising trip to Mount Airy Casino, Mount Pocono, Pa. Cost is $40 per person and includes $25 cash back and a $10 food voucher. More...

Costco opens as first part of transit village

The wait is over for Zhixin Zong and Eyi Cao. The Franklin residents said they have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Costco, the first store built as part of the Main- StreetNB transit village project on Route 1 north in North Brunswick. More...

Cricket a growing sport in central New Jersey

That funny game with a bat and ball, wickets and players in white dress uniforms is beginning to take a foothold in the area. That funny game is called cricket, and it may soon become more than a novelty. More...

Holt praised as library champion

Local libraries have always been valuable resources for jobseekers, but a new law finally allows them to receive federal funding for job training and search programs. More...

East Brunswick musical conjures pair of New Year’s Eve parties

Being part of the East Brunswick Young Adult Charity Players is about more than just entertaining the community — it’s about helping the community, too. More...

Girl wonders

The cast of “Alice in Wonderland” will perform Aug. 1-3 at the Main Street Theatre Co., 3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin. More...

Ocean environmentalists wary of wind energy leases

Local environmental advocates say plans to auction leases for 344,000 acres off the Jersey Shore for development of commercial wind energy systems should consider impacts on marine life and maritime resources. More...

Fairgrounds to feature alligator show, racing pigs

ENTERTAINMENT

The 77th Middlesex County Fair will bring a variety of shows to East Brunswick. Held Aug. 4-10 at 655 Cranbury Road, the fair will take place 5-11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. More...

Bulletin Board

Overweight teens sought for weight loss program

Certified trainer Bonny Kelter is seeking four to six pairs of overweight teenagers age 16 and over and their parents — overweight or not — to participate in a new eight-week fitness program. More...

Baptist church to hold vacation Bible school

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 130 Main St., South River, will hold “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind” vacation Bible school 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Aug. 4-8 at the church. More...

Vendors welcome at auxiliary flea market

The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4699, Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville, will hold a flea market 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16. The rain date is Aug. 17. Vendors are sought. Space rental is $15. More...

Sports

Barry’s leadership turns Rams into contender

A s a youngster growing up in South River, Alyssa Barry’s athletic life could pretty much be summed up in one word — dance. More...

Junquet’s skill, worth ethic make her a major player

Leigh Vogtman, the girls basketball coach at Monroe Township High School, knew Erica Junquet was a special player ever since she first saw her as a raw talent in middle school. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Prudential Center announced it will host the second annual Liberty Hockey Invitational on Oct. 31 and Nov. More...