November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Charges being considered for Helmetta shelter

A nimal cruelty charges are expected to be filed in connection with the operation of the quarantined Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter (HRAS). More...

81-year-old baker refuses to ‘dessert’ bakery

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Although Giuseppe Scala is 81 years old, his family can’t keep him out of the kitchen — or the car. Scala continues to bake every Saturday and on special occasions at Scala Bakery in North Brunswick. More...

Stars & stripes

The Jersey Blue Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated Veterans Day and the 50-year commemoration of the Vietnam War on Nov. 9 at Buccleuch Mansion in New Brunswick. More...

Master Gardeners honored for beautification efforts

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension is recognizing two Master Gardeners who were recipients of this year’s Awards for Excellence at the 2014 Middlesex County Master Gardener Fall Conference. More...

Booklet provides list of vet-friendly companies

A new list of veteran-friendly merchants and organizations has been made available through the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office. More...

Forum sheds light on safety after recent home invasions

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey asked for patience and trust from members of the Indian-American community as authorities continue to investigate a series of home invasions. More...

DEP rolls out new grant program

LONG BRANCH — Sandy-impacted municipalities and counties will be vying for a piece of the $50 million in federal grants recently made available to fund projects that would reduce flood risk and enhance resiliency. More...

Clean up time

Eight members of the Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership and the Milltown Environmental Commission gathered Nov. 15 to clean up a wooded area near the Main Street bridge. More...

Letters

Legislator supports later breakfast

Students who eat a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast tend to be healthier, have longer attention spans and are more likely to succeed in school. More...

Writer says group ‘creates fear’

Clean Ocean Action (COA) is trying to stop off-shore oil exploration by stopping the use of seismic airguns. In addition to research for oil, the same technology (airguns) is a key tool for studying the earth. More...

Governor’s stance on quarantine lauded

I want to commend Gov. Chris Christie for his firm, sensible stance on quarantining health care workers who may have come in contact with the Ebola virus. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Kenyon

Suzanne Kenyon, 61, of the Mercerville section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, passed surrounded by loving family members on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. More...

Randolph A. Ginman

Randolph A. Ginman died on Oct. 31, 2014, in the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland. More...

Sports

Area football teams fall in first round of state playoffs

I t was one-and-done for three area high school football teams who played in the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs on Nov. 14 and 15. More...

Seniors reflect on last year as members of Rutgers football

Rutgers University linebacker Kevin Snyder slowly made his way up the cement stairs leading to the locker room that has remained a fixture of the stadium built in 1938 that the Scarlet Knights’ football team calls home. More...

SPORT SHORTS

New Jersey City University junior defender and reserve goalkeeper Cassie Lubonski (Edison) has been honored for her excellence as a scholar-athlete by being voted to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 2 Division III Women’s Soccer First More...

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Spotswood High School running back Ryan Long (27) finds daylight in the Delaware Valley defensive line during the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II playoff game played in Spotswood on Nov. 15. More...

Many hungry for later school breakfasts

Many schools offer breakfast programs for students before the school day gets underway, but large percentages of students eligible for free or reduced cost breakfasts are failing to take advantage of the programs. More...

East Brunswick takes first step in local redevelopment process

EAST BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board will determine whether a designated area on Route 18, roughly extending from Eggers Street to West Ferris Street, meets the criteria of an area in need of redevelopment. More...

Spotswood honors officers for saving borough resident

SPOTSWOOD — Two borough police officers were recognized last week for saving the life of a Main Street resident. “What we do that often goes unnoticed ... More...

Ice rink opens for season in Edison

Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink, Edison, opened for its 11th season on Nov. 19. More...

Cancer patients to have day at Avanti spa in Manalapan

The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center will host its semiannual Spa for Spirit on Dec. 2 atAvanti Day Resort in Manalapan. More...

Monroe seeks to become its own water provider

MONROE — As a cost-saving measure as well as to improve water quality, the township has begun the process of becoming its own water provider. More...

Chaplains to accompany police on calls, outreach

EAST BRUNSWICK — Five chaplains have been trained to assist the East Brunswick Police Department when they are responding to serious and tragic calls. More...

Fundraising with a kick

Nathan Leiby, 8, of Milltown, puts on an exhibition at the Family Karate Super Center of North Brunswick just before the fourth annual Kicks 4 Kids kick-a-thon on Nov. 14. The event was a benefit for the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund. More...

Two statewide ballot questions approved

New Jersey voters approved two statewide ballot questions on Election Day, Nov. 4. More...

Bulletin Board

Bimah Players show to aid clothing drive

The Bimah Players Community Theater, in conjunction with the Etz Chaim Monroe Township Jewish Center Social Action Committee, will offer its upcoming production, “Frost Free,” free of charge to individuals who come to a performance with a More...

Auditions to be held for ‘Steel Magnolias’

The Main Street Theatre Co. will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of the comedy-drama “Steel Magnolias” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and 25 at the Main Street Theatre, 3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin section of Sayreville. More...

Church will offer Cookie Walk on Dec. 6

Trinity Episcopal Church, 18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, off Route 79 between Route 516 and Lloyd Road, will present its annual Cookie Walk 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6. More...

Opinion

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The sun beams down and lights up the autumn leaves in Allentown. More...

Schools

Rezoning of property leads to sale of Lincoln School

SOUTH RIVER — The borough has successfully auctioned off the Lincoln School property, fetching $456,000 for the site. “Lincoln School is sold,” Mayor John Krenzel declared at the Oct. More...

Vo-tech psychologist honored by professional organizations

EAST BRUNSWICK — Veteran school psychologist Thomas Massarelli of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) has been honored by two professional organizations for his work at East Brunswick Vo-Tech and Seton Hall University. More...

Pot of gold

Principal Elena Malinconico of St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Sayreville smiles with Madison Burgos, who is the statewide kindergarten grand-prize winner and the St. More...

Business

Hidden Pond readies for preview

D& D Developers is putting the finishing touches on the model home at Hidden Pond Court in East Brunswick. Hidden Pond Court is a new community offering luxury homebuyers custom designs and expansive living spaces. More...

Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report ranks N.J. among top five states with highest listing price

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has released its 2014 Home Listing Report, which found New Jersey to have the fourth highest average listing price in the nation, at $440,354 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. More...

HOTTEST (FOR THE WRONG REASON) CARS

While heads will turn whenever a flashy sports car assumes a prime parking position — and one can bet that its owner has fitted his or her coveted ride with every anti-theft device available — it’s the Plain Janes of the automotive More...