August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire chief balks at roadway soliciting ban

Members of the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department took issue with a new ordinance banning the solicitation of donations in roadways, traditionally a major source of the fire company’s fundraising. More...

County food bank goes bananas

It was a fruitful week for Middlesex County’s food pantry as organizers scrambled to find recipients for an unexpected 10,000-pound surplus of imported bananas. More...

Summer contest showcases writing talents of local teens

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Barnes & Noble offered local teens a chance to show off their writing skills through a new contest this summer. More...

Swing time

PGA Club professional Frank Esposito Jr. of Monroe tees off on the 13th hole during the first round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 7. More...

Letters

Celebrate suffrage on Women’s Equality Day

Aug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day. Let’s celebrate the fact that women can vote. The late Bella Abzug introduced this resolution in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote, regardless of sex. More...

Opinion

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Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Schools

CPR training required for high school students

Two new state laws that go into effect this fall will make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillators (AED) training mandatory in high schools. More...

St. Bartholomew School thrives as center of the community

When St. Bartholomew School in East Brunswick celebrates the beginning of a new school year on Sept. 2, it will also be celebrating another joyous occasion: the school’s 50th anniversary. More...

Dance school open to all children

Nicole Borlan of East Brunswick scoured the area for more than a year for a dance studio that would enroll her daughter, Serena. Serena, now 11, has autism. Dance school after dance school turned the girl down, Borlan said. More...

Business

Housing and the commute

I t takes a lot of time and money to find and buy a home. Ideally, you should then have the time and money to enjoy it, too. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Pat Dineen, broker of Dineen Realty, announced that Mary Edgerton and Usha Mehta were named the company’s top listing and sales associates for July 2014. More...

RE/MAX sees opportunity in recovering market

More than 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors recently gathered in San Francisco for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. More...

Millstone woman dies in motorcycle crash in Monroe

A 28-year-old resident of Millstone Township died after the motorcycle she was operating collided with another vehicle on Perrineville Road in Monroe on Aug. 26. More...

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

Volunteers, shelters prepare to help those with disabilities

During the night of superstorm Sandy, Ina White of Springfield found herself in an unfortunate situation — with no power, despite her need for a motorized wheelchair and oxygen tank. More...

ALS challenge a personal one for Sayreville’s O’Brien family

The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” an awareness campaign for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, helped to raise $79.7 million nationwide for the ALS Association as of Aug. 25. More...

Crime prevention

C.J. Crespo of Monroe explores one of the Monroe Township Fire Department trucks on hand during National Night Out at Thompson Park in Jamesburg on Aug. 5. More...

Bulletin Board

School supplies sought for youngsters in need

The KidZdent Kares Back to School Supply Program is collecting school supplies for less fortunate children in the area. Donations, which will be given to Calvary Church, Old Bridge, may be dropped off 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Aug. More...

Luau-style fundraiser to aid cancer center

The Coastal Jersey Parrot Head Club will host a luau-style fundraiser noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at Jamesburg Elks Lodge No. 2180, 74 W. Railroad Ave. Proceeds will benefit the Cancer Concern Center, Point Pleasant. More...

Spiritual medium sets reading at Forsgate

Forsgate Country Club will welcome well-known spiritual medium and medical intuitive Marisa Liza Pell at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Duffy Grommell

Mrs. Grommell, 83, formerly of Sayreville and Brooklyn, N.Y., died on July 29, 2014, in Wayne, Pa. Born in County Monaghan, Clontibret, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late John and Ann (Connelly) Duffy. Mrs. More...

Sports

Announcers add to excitement of area games

A ttendees of high school football games hear their voices brimming with enthusiasm as they shout out the touchdown scored by the home team over the loudspeaker. More...

Brodeur continues Jersey Shore grand prix dominance

The Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix has been golden for distance runner Andrew Brodeur. The former state champion at Brick Memorial High School and star at Duke University has won every race that he has entered in the Grand Prix series this summer. More...

Bears’ Goldwasser develops into GMC-winning golfer

Before he entered East Brunswick High School, Ross Goldwasser’s experience playing golf consisted of a few rounds at local courses and watching professionals on television. More...