October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Monroe and Jamesburg reach accord on school finances

The Monroe Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution establishing a framework for the Jamesburg Public School District to pay back $949,111 owed in bond interest to the Monroe Township School District. More...

Four candidates seek council seats in Milltown

MILLTOWN — Two incumbents, one former councilman and one newcomer will vie for a pair of three-year seats on the Borough Council in the Nov. 4 election. More...

South River council has three seats on ballot

Roselli leads Democratic slate T he race for Borough Council started making news earlier this year when Councilman Peter Guindi was not selected for the Democratic ticket. More...

Voters to decide future of open space funding

The future of funding for environmental programs in the state will be determined in the upcoming election. More...

Council seeks answers to Helmetta shelter issues

HELMETTA — To address growing concerns about conditions at the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter (HRAS), the Borough Council has notified 15 borough employees that they must be present for a discussion about the shelter that will take place at t More...

Authorities: Drug ring spanned three counties

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have converged on central New Jersey to take down a drug organization headed by a suspect with residences in Sayreville and Neptune. More...

Letters

Resident displeased with solicitation ban

I was disappointed to see that the Spotswood Borough Council went ahead and approved the ban on solicitation that affects the Spotswood Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Opinion

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The beauty of fall can be seen in a tree on Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan. More...

Schools

Sayreville community seeks healing in wake of scandal

Students at Sayreville War Memorial High School seem to be tired of talking about the scandal that has rocked their school. More...

Lodge donates school supplies

NEW BRUNSWICK — Residents of New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Milltown, Highland Park, Spotswood and Franklin Township helped contribute to the school supply drive led by New Brunswick Elks Lodge 324. More...

Business

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Metuchen office was recognized for outstanding performance in September. More...

Queens Gate apartments announces model opening

Queens Gate, a brand new collection of luxurious apartments set in a charming Somerset County location, is now open for leasing, according to Tanya Mariotti. More...

Horse play

A rguably the most anticipated car for the 2015 model year is a radically redesigned version of the venerable Ford Mustang, being released this fall to coincide with the original “pony car’s” 50th anniversary. More...

Bulletin Board

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Robert Rhyu of South Brunswick plays Jaegi, a traditional Korean game, during the Calvary Korean United Methodist Church festival on Oct. More...

Mayor: Empty storefronts a new reality

EAST BRUNSWICK — It would take more than a century to fill retail space in a corridor along Route 18, according to real estate professionals. More...

Texts between officer, wife at issue in case

Text messages and jailhouse conversations between Michael Dotro — the Edison police officer accused of setting fire to his police captain’s home in Monroe Township last year — and his wife will soon be debated in court. More...

East Brunswick candidates seek to replace GOP majority

EAST BRUNSWICK — Four seats on the Township Council are up for grabs in the Nov. 4 municipal election, with Democratic candidates seeking to replace the Republican majority. More...

Three candidates vie for seats on Milltown school board

Four candidates are running for three three-year terms on the Milltown Board of Education Nov. 4. Incumbents JoAnne Demetrio, Christine “Trina” Mehr and Felipe Zambrana Jr. are up for re-election, while newcomer James E. More...

Question on ballot aims to reform bail process

A ballot question that focuses on the pretrial detention of certain suspects will be placed before voters in the Nov. 4 general election. More...

Funeral homes receive awards for excellence

Old Bridge Funeral Home in Old Bridge and Waitt Funeral Home in Morganville have been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with 2014 Pursuit of Excellence awards. More...

Bulletin Board

South River candidates host forum

The South River Public Schools PTAs will sponsor a Board of Education Candidates Night 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 in the cafetorium at South River Elementary/Middle School, 3 Montgomery St. More...

Football benefit game scheduled

Members of the South River Police Department, South River Fire Department and South River Rescue Squad will take on a team that includes former NFL players in a Pros vs. Heroes charity flag football game set for Oct. More...

Zumba event supports breast cancer research

The Party in Pink Zumbathon fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Spotswood VFW, 33 Daniel St., Spotswood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness. More...

Sports

Area teams battling for spots in state football playoffs

SPOTSWOOD T he Spotswood High School football team took an important step toward qualifying for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II playoffs by handily defeating South River High School, 39-7, on Oct. 17. More...

Monroe eyes GMC finals match with South Plainfield

The undefeated Monroe Township High School (16-0-1) and South Plainfield High School (14-1-1) field hockey teams have clearly demonstrated they are the class of the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) this season. More...