September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

ACLU opposes Helmetta’s film permit proposal

Requiring prior approval to film or take photographs in Helmetta’s public buildings is a violation of the right of free speech, according to an official with the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NJ). More...

Watercolorist displays art at Monroe Twp. Library

Watercolor artist Jeremy Taylor often paints objects together that, on the surface, don’t seem to belong together. For example, one painting, titled “CoCo,” depicts a fashionably dressed woman sitting in the ocean. More...

Man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

EAST BRUNSWICK — A township man admitted to sharing images of child pornography from his home computer. Armia Alber, 28, entered his guilty plea on Aug. More...

Grand entrance

Anthony Mastrolia of Boy Scout Troop 223, East Brunswick, received his Eagle Scout award by enhancing Schirra Elementary School in Old Bridge. More...

Letters

Meat may harbor infectious diseases

The Ebola outbreak has now claimed more than 1,500 lives. More...

Opinion

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A jogger makes her way along the boardwalk in Asbury Park at sunset on Sept. 3. More...

FOR THE RECORD

State Assembly members Nancy Pinkin, Annette Quijano and Benjie E. Wimberly are the primary sponsors of Bill A2072/S235, which was mentioned in the recent article, “CPR Training Required for High School Students.” More...

Obituaries

Jodi Carol Sandler

Jodi Sandler, 41, of Spotswood, passed away Sept. 1, 2014, at her home. Born in Perth Amboy, she had resided in South River before moving to Spotswood 12 years ago. She was predeceased by her parents, Benjamin and Margoth Sandler. More...

Sports

Profaci seeks state wrestling title in final year at Monroe

A ny high school wrestler who walks onto the mat admits a million thoughts race through his or her mind. More...

Handling the pressure

East Brunswick High School’s Sydney Rosa (22) is pressured by South Brunswick High School’s Stephanie Stojanovski during the girls soccer season-opener on Sept. 5 in South Brunswick. The Bears lost, 1-0. More...

Monroe football relying on experience at skill positions

MONROE TOWNSHIP

When asked about his team’s strengths, Monroe Township High School head football coach Chris Beagan pointed to the experience of skill-position players, such as quarterback Stephen Karoly and running back Akeer Franklin. More...

Bulletin Board

- Master Gardener classes set to beginA new season of Master Gardener classes will be starting soon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center, Davidson Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick.Master Gardeners are community volunteers trained in eart More...

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The East Brunswick High School girls soccer team huddles around their coach for a pregame pep talk before the Bears took to the pitch to play South Brunswick on Sept. 5 in South Brunswick. More...

Verizon plans new location for cell tower after protests

Following protests by residents, a proposed cell tower will be relocated from a residential area to a vacant property on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick. More...

East Brunswick calls for personal reflection on 9/11 anniversary

EAST BRUNSWICK — Some residents of East Brunswick have expressed concerns over the township’s decision not to hold a ceremony this year in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Flash mob

Dozens of performers staged a flash mob around East Brunswick’s Steinway piano, located between the library and municipal building, in celebration of the arts on Aug. 25. More...

Information station

Douglas Scott, assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 132, East Brunswick, was honored with the rank of Eagle Scout on July 19. More...

Bulletin Board

Registration open for bus trip to Winterthur

The Friends of the Jamesburg Public Library, 229 Gatzmer Ave., will sponsor a Sept. 20 bus trip to the Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, Del., to visit the Downton Abbey exhibit and gardens. More...

Cooking event features chefs from White House

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host “Forks and Corks: A White House Dinner” on Sept. 27 at Forsgate Country Club, Forsgate Drive, Monroe. More...

Filmmaker seeks funds to secure music rights

Producer Jack Ballo of Ultravision Films, South River, is seeking to distribute his film “Destiny’s Bridge,” which explores new ideas for housing for the homeless. More...

Columns

Thank you, Joan Rivers

A&E with Jeremy

Joan Rivers was the kind of person who seemed like she would live forever. That’s because her whole life and career revolved around never stopping — never retiring from show business and never giving up. More...

Schools

Schools open smoothly despite redistricting

MILLTOWN — The Milltown Public Schools had a smooth opening on Sept. 4. This year, students in fourth grade returned to Joyce Kilmer School after a fouryear hiatus at Parkview School. More...

South River council offers to help school board with meter issue

SOUTH RIVER — Councilman Shawn Haussermann said he is looking into helping the Board of Education with an electric billing issue. He explained during the Aug. More...

Business

Networking Party slated for Sept. 22

The 22nd annual Largest Networking Party sponsored by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce is set for 5-8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany St., New Brunswick. More...

P.C. Richard now offers mattresses

P.C. Richard & Son has long been a provider of home electronics and appliances, but the retailer is setting its sights on the addition of a more comfortable product. More...

Eastern European influence distinguishes Monroe home

I t has been said one’s home is one’s castle, and the stately Eastern European-styled Colonial at 5A Verdi Road in Monroe Township takes this concept and makes it a reality. More...