February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Saturday

Close to 1,000 people attended a Chocolate and Wine event sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch, last weekend. More...

South River resident joins Vietnam veterans association

Harry Sassaman has joined the board of trustees of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation in Holmdel. More...

Avoid food poisoning by keeping listeria under control

Ice cream and octopus salad, hummus and organic mangoes were just a few foods recalled by the Food and Drug Administration in New Jersey during the past year due to listeria contamination. More...

Obesity increases risk of cancer and disease

There is a definite link between obesity and an increased risk for serious health problems, including cancer and chronic diseases. More...

RWJ to host heart, concussion screenings

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes will be held on Feb. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 110 Rehill Ave. in Somerville. More...

Nureyev’s Eyes

TOP PICK

George Street Playhouse has announced the cast of David Rush’s Nureyev’s Eyes, which runs through Feb. 21 at the New Brunswick theatre. More...

Letters

Morality was not invented with the Bible

Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson recently said that moral values come from a belief in God and the Bible. More...

Opinion

Photo

Athletes wait to compete in the pole vault during the 2016 Shore Conference Track and Field Championships at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex, Toms River, on Jan. 27. More...

Entertainment

Julianne Hough is the one that FOX wants as its star-packed extravaganza’s Sandy

Julianne Hough has been hopelessly devoted to Grease since she was a little girl. More...

Winter fun for little dumplings

In theaters now

Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest offering from DreamWorks Animation, rolls into theaters in time for Chinese New Year and to rescue kids from winter’s bitter chill. More...

Blonde fitness: How Marilyn Monroe got (and kept) those curves

“Frankly, I’ve never considered my own figure so exceptional; until quite recently, I seldom gave it any thought at all.” Believe it or not, that quote came from Marilyn Monroe. More...

Business

Weichert executives named to 2015/2016 Swanepoel Power 200

Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors, and Martin J. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Gloria Nilson & Co. More...

New townhome community now open in South Brunswick

K. Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey’s largest homebuilder, has opened another new townhome community in South Brunswick, Cambridge Crossing. More...

Gun sales up in the Garden State

Gun dealers are doing brisk business in the Garden State, where stringent gun laws require thorough background checks for the right to own a firearm. More...

Names submitted for Mayor Stahl’s replacement

With the role of mayor currently being filled by East Brunswick’s business administrator, the council has until Feb 12 to decide on a long-term replacement. More...

East Brunswick puts off vote on water tower

EAST BRUNSWICK — Residents spoke out against an ordinance for a proposed water tower on the west side of town near Henry Street. More...

Milltown child remembered with naming of park in her honor

MILLTOWN — Ariella Hopkins may have only been six years old when she passed away last June, but she captivated everyone she came in contact with. More...

State your age, weight and heart health ...

Gaining weight is especially dangerous as people age, and the effects on the heart can be devastating

Many think it’s just natural to put on weight as one ages, but some health experts say it may be the worst time in a person’s life to put on weight and get out of shape. Yet unfortunately, more and more seniors are becoming obese. More...

Oncology team performs two of N.J.’s first medical tourism HIPEC surgeries

Complex state-of-the-art method reduces cancer extent and delivers heated chemotherapy drugs directly to cancer cells in the abdomen

Itzhak Avital, M.D., M.B.A., chairman, department of surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, and his team have completed two of the region’s first medical tourism-based cytoreductive (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperito More...

Women and heart disease: Go red for women this month

Each year National Wear Red Day is a day set aside for women to learn how to lessen their risk for heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it is 80 percent preventable with lifestyle changes and medication. More...

Bulletin Board

Fish-Fry Dinners to begin at Milltown VFW Feb. 12

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2319 will host its annual Lenten Fish-Fry Dinners 5-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 12-March 25, at the post home, 45 Broad St., Milltown. More...

EB AARP will hold cardiology talk Feb. 9

East Brunswick AARP Chapter No. 4855 will gather 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at East Brunswick Fire District No.1, Civic Center Station, 310 Rues Lane. More...

Zumba class will include inspirational speaker

The Brunswick Women’s Connection invites all women to a Zumba dinner party 7- 8:45 p.m., Feb. 17, at Pierre’s of South Brunswick, 532 Georges Road, Monmouth Junction. Vasi Penne of Fiesta Fit in Milltown will lead a Zumba class. More...

Columns

Healing hearts after losing a child

LIFE STORIES WITH LISA

Ask any Mom or Dad what their worst fear is, chances are they’ll say it’s to lose a child. Losing a child changes everything. Forever. Every part of us. The why’s, what if’s and why me’s? More...

Obituaries

Charles E. Gillar

Charles E. Gillar passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 27 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 59. Born in New Brunswick, he resided in Old Bridge before moving to Spotswood 37 years ago. More...

Schools

Monroe board opposes charter school expansion

MONROE — The Monroe Board of Education opposes the proposed expansion of the Hatikvah International Academy Charter School in East Brunswick. More...

Sports

Bears, Falcons unable to match GMC tourney results

High school wrestling teams often face the reality that last year’s success doesn’t necessarily translate to the next season. The results of the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Tournament held Jan. More...

Bears’ bowlers in hunt for GMC championship

The East Brunswick High School boys’ bowling team earned the top seed in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament and met its first opponent, New Brunswick High School (17th seed), Feb. 2. More...

SPORT SHORTS

With support from New York Giants Alumni Heroes like Stephen Baker, Scott Brunner, Chris Calloway, Rod Hampton and Curtis McGriff, New York NFL Alumni Heroes Youth Football Camps will visit Woodbridge High School for a week of football instruction an More...