February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wrestling for a cause

Clockwise from top left: Kyle “The Beast” Winant flies through the air over Tommy “Gunz” Kobryn during the UWA Elite Pro Wrestling fundraiser held Feb. More...

Buildings demolished to make way for South River firehouse

SOUTH RIVER — Efforts to move ahead with a new firehouse on Jackson Street reached a major milestone last week, as the Knights of Columbus building and the gas station on the property were demolished. More...

Court denies motions to dismiss Dotro indictment

EDISON — An appeal is expected after motions to dismiss an 11-count indictment against Michael Dotro, an Edison police officer accused of setting fire to his police captain’s home in Monroe, were denied. More...

Costs for animal control a concern in South River

SOUTH RIVER — Borough officials are awaiting cost figures before making a decision on future animal control and sheltering services. More...

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Saher Jaliawala of Monmouth Junction, from left, Erum Shakir of East Brunswick and Fida Ayoubi of Piscataway look over the displays at an art expo held at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey in Monmouth Junction on Feb. 14. More...

The House of Influx

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What lurks in the deep, sometimes dark rooms of unconscious minds, and how does one unlock the door? Rutgers Theater Company explores this hidden side in “The House of Influx,” running March 3-8. More...

Letters

Voters should decide on fluoride in water

At the Feb. 2 meeting of the East Brunswick Township Council, Mayor David Stahl announced his intention to stop adding fluoride to the East Brunswick water supply. More...

Opinion

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Children of all ages take advantage of a recent snowstorm by bringing their sleds to the hill at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch, on Feb. 17. More...

Sports

Monroe captures second straight District 20 title

Following decades when Monroe Township High School’s wrestling team was ordinary, the Falcons have become one of the best in central New Jersey. More...

Monroe girls reach GMC title game for first time

As senior captain and four-year starter, Erica Junquet is the unquestioned leader of the Monroe Township High School girls basketball team and makes sure the Falcons “play their game.” More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Jersey Flames 14U (2001) girls travel softball team is looking for girls to fill open positions on the 2015 spring and summer travel rosters. For more information, contact John Migliazza at jmigliazza@jerseyflames.com or call 732.939.8864. More...

Libraries, book clubs cater to niche interests

If New Jersey were hit with a zombie apocalypse, the odds for survival would not be great, according to Tyler Rousseau, emergent technologies coordinator at the Monroe Township Public Library. More...

East Brunswick board rethinks nixing of exams

Students in the East Brunswick Public Schools will be given final exams this year after the Board of Education reversed a plan to do away with midterms and finals. The board’s unanimous decision Feb. More...

Greater Media Newspapers win in N.J. Press Association contest

Members of Greater Media Newspapers’ advertising, editorial, photography and production staffs scooped up 16 awards in the New Jersey Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. More...

East Brunswick crash kills father of teen driver and injures three

EAST BRUNSWICK — The father of a teenage driver who was involved in a motor vehicle crash has died after being extricated from the vehicle. More...

Rutgers freshman dies after collapse on basketball court

An 18-year-old Rutgers University student collapsed during a recreation basketball game on campus and later died despite efforts to resuscitate him. More...

Lung cancer awareness raised in teacher’s memory

Former Milltown resident Deborah Schademann Fryzel was “the picture of health,” according to her best friend, Andrea DaSilva. More...

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Donna Leviss of East Brunswick and Saima Koshul of New Brunswick discuss Tove Jansson’s “The Cat” during a meeting of the World Party group at the East Brunswick Public Library on Feb. 17. More...

‘Eyes from the Ashes’ honors Holocaust victims, survivors

Ann Weiss was not, by her own admission, anyone special when she stumbled upon a rare cache of family photographs confiscated from Jewish prisoners by the Nazis at the notorious Auschwitz- Birkenau concentration camp in 1943. More...

Bulletin Board

Buddy Ball’s big game is Feb. 28 at Churchill

East Brunswick Fast Break Buddy Ball basketball will hold its eighth annual Big Game Day at Churchill Junior High School, 18 Norton Road, East Brunswick, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Admission is free. More...

Community yard sale scheduled for March 7

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship will hold a community bazaar and indoor yard sale in the John Deegan Hall, 100 Hardenburg Lane, East Brunswick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7. Admission is free. More...

St. Patrick’s Day meal fundraiser set at church

Sayreville United Methodist Church, 406 Main St., will hold its fundraising St. Patrick’s Day Dinner 6-8 p.m. March 7. Guests will have a choice of corned beef or spaghetti and meatballs. More...

Obituaries

Bice “Bea” Rossi

Bice “Bea” Rossi (Mastrodonato), 100, of Freehold, formerly of Clifton, died on Feb. 18, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Rossi. Loving mother to Lena Di Vito of Freehold. More...

Business

‘Let’s do brunch’ at Forsgate Country Club

BACK TO BUSINESS

Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, central New Jersey’s premier 36-hole private club, announces that Sunday Brunch is now available and open to both members and the public. More...

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates added 43 new offices in 2014

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc., the franchise division of Weichert, Realtors, continued its rapid nationwide growth in 2014, including the opening of its first office in Nevada. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Art Napolitano and Mary Lou Resner have been nominated and elected by their peers to serve on the Board of Directors for the Middlesex County Association of Realtors for 2015. More...