April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Selma’ director talks race, gender in entertainment field

Women making movies does not happen nearly enough, according to Ava DuVernay, director of the Oscar-winning hit “Selma.” More...

East Brunswick tab carries $60 tax hike

EAST BRUNSWICK — Township officials are projecting a stabilized tax rate during the next few years as Township Administrator James White revealed the numbers for the tentative 2015 municipal budget. More...

Middlesex, Monmouth rank in top 10 in Kids Count report

The New Jersey Kids Count 2015 report, a comprehensive look at how children fare throughout the state, ranked Middlesex and Monmouth counties in the top third of counties in the state. More...

Starace-Ritter

MILESTONES

Lynn Patricia Starace, daughter of James and Maureen Starace of Matawan, became engaged to marry Benjamin Peter Ritter, son of Peter and Valerie Ritter of East Brunswick. More...

Seidman-Lipari

MILESTONES

Barry and Janet Seidman of East Brunswick announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Brooke Seidman, to Brant James Lipari, son of Denise Lipari-Fenton of Bridgewater. More...

Common mistakes made on home renovation projects

Spring HOME & GARDEN

Home improvement projects can turn a house into a home. Homeowners plan scores of renovations to transform living spaces into rooms that reflect their personal tastes and comforts. More...

Letters

Gov. Chris Christie is not presidential material

As Gov. Chris Christie hobnobs all over the country with his affluent friends, the residents of his own state are telling the rest of the country: Buyer beware. More...

Opinion

Photo

Each spring, Edward Avenue becomes one of Monroe’s most colorful streets when the cherry blossoms bloom. More...

Schools

East Brunswick Vo-Tech earns Green Ribbon award

EAST BRUNSWICK — The East Brunswick Vocational and Technical High School has been awarded a Green Ribbon award by the U.S. Department of Education for its initiative to foster environmental responsibility. More...

Students have a special guest for Earth Week

MILLTOWN — Middle school students got an in-depth look inside one of the state’s most important offices in honor of Earth Day last week. More...

Business

Local chiropractor serves as attending physician at 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships

BACK TO BUSINESS

Dr. Ira A. Shapiro, director of the Plaza Chiropractic Center in Old Bridge, was appointed to the medical staff of the 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships, held from April 4-5 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has been named a Business Leadership of the Year honoree by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors during its 52nd annual conference, held April 23 in Atlantic City. More...

RE/MAX ranked No. 12 among global franchises

RE/MAX has been honored as a leading global franchisor. In the 2015 Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchise survey, RE/MAX is ranked No. 12 among such respected franchises as Subway, 7-Eleven, Hilton Hotels and Hertz. More...

Owners splurge on pampered pets

For some pet owners, the phrase “man’s best friend” is an understatement. More...

Council votes ‘no confidence’ in mayor

The Helmetta Borough Council unanimously moved to close the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter and took a 4-1 vote of no confidence in Mayor Nancy Martin. More...

Milltown officials trim tab to bring down tax increase

Milltown residents would pay an average of $43 more in municipal taxes based on the 2015 budget introduced by the Borough Council. The $8.39 million budget would raise the municipal tax rate approximately 2.8 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. More...

Greater Media Newspapers takes home NJPA awards

Members of Greater Media Newspapers’ editorial and photography staffs received a dozen awards during the New Jersey Press Association’s annual awards night. The dinner was held April 23 at the Hamilton Manor. More...

Police issue warning after woman overdoses

Police are warning residents about the use of synthetic marijuana after a South Brunswick woman was found unresponsive last week. More...

Edison woman among thousands who perished in Nepal earthquake

Marisa Eve Girawong, a 28-year-old Edison resident known as Eve, was killed in an avalanche caused by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in central Nepal on April 25. Ms. More...

Look locally when shopping for your spring home improvement needs

Warmer weather means flowers in bloom and longer days.The spring season is the perfect backdrop for deep cleaning, home spruce-ups and home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, inside and outside of your home. More...

The Realization of Emily Linder

TOP PICK

New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch, announces the world premiere of “The Realization of Emily Linder” by Richard Strand, author of the Civil War drama “Butler.” More...

Bulletin Board

Walkathon, fair to aid autism services

POAC Autism Services will hold its annual Monroe Walk for a Difference walkathon and resource fair 11 a.m. May 17 at Monroe Township High School, Schoolhouse Road. More...

Spring Splash vendor event slated for May 3

Mike’s Party Essentials will hold a Spring Splash vendor event open to the public 1-5 p.m. May 3 at the Garden Falls facility, 608 Spotswood-Englishtown Road, Monroe. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. More...

Incarnation-St. James to celebrate 60 years

Incarnation-St. James School will celebrate 60 years of Catholic education with a Mass at 12:30 p.m. May 31 at Incarnation Church, 1555 Pennington Road, Ewing. Mass will be followed by a reception in the school auditorium. More...

Obituaries

Gloria Zastko, 83, real estate and community leader

Gloria Zastko, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 26. She was born in New Brunswick and resided in North Brunswick throughout her life. She graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1949 and went on to attend Rutgers College. More...

Sports

Mustang Invitational

Spotswood High School jumper Matt Torres competes in the high jump at the Mustang Invitational April 25 at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Iselin. Torres finished in a tie for ninth place in the event. More...

Chargers stay motivated under new golf coach Feibel

Chris Feibel decided not to establish unrealistic goals for the Spotswood High School golf team in his first year as coach. His objective was simply to enable his players to have fun and remain motivated by finding different ways to enjoy the game. More...

Bears remain threats in competitive GMC

A decade ago, the battle for Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) boys volleyball supremacy was usually between East Brunswick High School and St. Joseph High School of Metuchen. More...