January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local dogs have their play at ‘Puppy Bowl XI’

Football fans across the country are going to have a “ruff” time choosing which team to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. The competition, however, has nothing to do with the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks. More...

Common link

Melinda Kirshner of East Brunswick takes a whack at the former McGinnis School in East Brunswick as Frank Sellinger of Edgewood Properties looks on. Raze to Raise was held on Jan. More...

Letters

Bills would promote endless hunting

Do you believe wild animals deserve a day of rest — a day when they cannot be hunted? Currently, New Jersey prohibits hunting on public lands on Sundays, but if state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos Jr. (R-Monmouth) has his way, that would change. More...

Opinion

Photo

Shaved chocolate on display at Carlo’s Bakery, Red Bank. More...

Sports

Puck control

Old Bridge High School’s Justin Aronson, right, looks to take control of the puck as Colonia/JFK Memorial’s Luke Bizub tries to get there first. Old Bridge won the Jan. 21 game played at the Old Bridge Sports Arena, 5-0. More...

South River’s bowling presence leads to strong varsity teams

It should not be a surprise that South River High School offers boys and girls bowling as a sport considering the community’s passion for the sport. More...

South River seeks challenge of better competition

It very well may be that the South River High School girls basketball team has become too good too soon. The Rams are 12-2 following a convincing 49-23 victory over Spotswood High School on Jan. More...

Sweet time in store at Chocolate and Wine Festival

With Valentine’s Day approaching, more than 1,000 people are expected to snack on truffles and sip some port during Greater Media Newspapers’ Chocolate and Wine Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. More...

Shelter abuses could lead to legislation

Substandard conditions that prompted the closing of the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter could lead to legislation regulating animal shelters statewide. More...

East Brunswick musician brings ‘shonfidence’ to ‘American Idol’

EAST BRUNSWICK — Jax grew up watching “American Idol” with her family. Every week, she would cuddle up with her brother and parents, and they would watch the show together. More...

Rehab plan in the works for Reid Street corridor

SOUTH RIVER — The Planning Board has determined that the Reid Street corridor is an area in need of rehabilitation. The planner for the project is now preparing a formal plan for borough officials’ consideration. More...

Local steps could address threats to ocean life

Changes at the local level could avert the dire consequences of activities such as seafloor mining and seismic testing, which damage marine habitats and threaten the survival of oceanic species, according to a new study. More...

Bulletin Board

Historical society offers calendars

Historical calendars published 1993-2009 by the South River Historical and Preservation Society are on sale at a cost of 10 for $10. The 2015 calendar is available for $8; those from 2010-14 cost $6 each. More...

South River club slates dinner

The Sgt. John Basilone Italian-American Club will offer its next Tuesday-Night Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the club, 48 Appleby Ave., South River. More...

Bag of Books Sale to benefit Jamesburg library

The Friends of the Jamesburg Public Library will sponsor its fifth annual Bag of Books Sale Feb. 2-28 on the lower level of the library, 229 Gatzmer Ave. The library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Schools

Parents, school officials at impasse on start times

EAST BRUNSWICK — Parents continue to champion a later start to the school day for teenagers, even after school administrators concluded that making such changes would only cause more problems than it would solve. More...

Spotswood students selected for chorus

SPOTSWOOD — Two chorus students from Memorial Middle School have been selected to participate in the Central Jersey Music Educators Association (CJMEA) Intermediate Chorus. More...

Many tout president’s plan for free college

President Barack Obama’s $60 billion proposal of making two years of community college free for qualified students across America has brought both hope and concern. More...

Business

Agents who go the distance

You’re hoping to buy in a neighborhood you’ve long loved. Or, you want to sell your home fast, and at a better price than the home a block away that looks like yours but doesn’t have a patio or eat-in kitchen. More...

Weichert, Realtors made the words ‘Happy Holidays’ ring true with its annual toy drive

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 36th Annual Toy Drive, collecting more than 16,000 new toys and more than $5,000 in monetary donations for disadvantaged children in time for the holiday season. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Sales associate Donna Tennaro has joined RE/MAX First Realty of East Brunswick. She joins the company while celebrating 25 years in real estate. More...