August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Helmetta punts $1M fire truck question to voters

Helmetta will ask voters in a nonbinding referendum whether they want to use borough funds to purchase a new fire truck, which local firefighters have requested for more than a decade. More...

Couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

Richard and Phyllis Dominecki Leming of Spotswood celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 27, 1955, at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. More...

Investigation ongoing into turnpike accident

The investigation into a fiery crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Aug. 12 is ongoing. The tractor-trailer accident brought traffic to a halt near exit 9 around 7:53 a.m., according to New Jersey State Police. Sgt. More...

Eclectic eats on four wheels attract foodies

JAMESBURG — It took more than the threat of rain to keep local foodies away from downtown Jamesburg. More...

Letters

History and civics must be taught in school

Educating future generations of American students in American History and Civics is a fundamental requirement for living in the United States. More...

Increase funding for housing vouchers

For thousands of New Jerseyans with mental illness and other disabilities, housing choice vouchers are a lifeline that helps them live in safe, independent homes and avoid homelessness. More...

State budget funds for those with disabilities

Balancing a state budget is no easy task and it can be particularly challenging in a state like New Jersey that boasts a diverse population of residents, a wide spectrum of industries and a varied geographic makeup. More...

Obituaries

Ralph J. LaTesta

Ralph J. LaTesta wore many different hats throughout his 88 years of life, beginning Nov. 11, 1926. Raised by Vito and Camilla in Queens, New York, he was a longtime resident of East Brunswick. More...

Sports

McGrath a top outfielder, hitter for Monroe softball

Considering Sarah McGrath always hit the tar out of a softball ever since she first picked up a bat. It was downright shocking to her when she was a freshman at Monroe Township High School and batted .000. More...

Monroe 8U baseball team wins Cal Ripken regional

Monroe Township’s travel baseball teams have a history of rising to the challenge of playing in high profile tournaments, and this year is no exception. More...

Saturday in the Park 5K benefits women’s and children’s services

The Jersey Shore Running Club’s 22nd annual Saturday in the Park 5K “Women Taking Steps to Help Women” will be at Holmdel Park Sept. 5. The event features a Women’s 5K Run and Scenic 3-Mile Walk that start at 9 a.m. More...

Bulletin Board

- Library seeks used printer cartridgesThe Jamesburg Public Library is collecting used computer printer cartridges. More...

Art finds a home in nature at Grounds For Sculpture

An escape from everyday life can be found in the sculpture garden and arboretum of Grounds For Sculpture. More...

PGA pros, fans tee up windfall for Edison-area businesses

As the golf world focuses on the township playing as the host to the Barclays FedExClub Playoffs at the Plainfield Country Club, Edison officials and merchants are focused on the people — and profits — the event will bring to the area. More...

Helmetta seeks land for redevelopment

HELMETTA — An ordinance that was introduced by the Borough Council would permit the municipal government to move forward with the acquisition of a property along Main Street, which would reserve the borough’s right to utilize eminent doma More...

Rabid bats located in East, South Brunswick

Three rabid bats have been identified in Middlesex County, two of which tested positive in South Brunswick. A bat that was found in the area of Blackhorse Lane and Henderson Road in Monmouth Junction tested positive for rabies on Aug. More...

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival

TOP PICK

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival will be held noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 29 on The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk in Long Branch. The festival features live performances by jazz and blues musicians from the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. More...

Bulletin Board

Korean War/service panel seeks members

The Korean War/Service Veterans Association, Central Jersey Chapter No. 148, Monroe, welcomes new members. More...

St. Bart’s to hold yard sale Sept. 12

The Knights of Columbus of Saint Bartholomew Church will hold a giant yard sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 12 at 470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick. There will be outdoor vendors, indoor sales, refreshments and a 50/50 raffle. More...

Raritan Poets to meet monthly at library

The Raritan Poets reading group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the East Brunswick Library, 1 Civic Center Drive. All ages are welcome. Bring 10 copies of the reading sample. More...

Opinion

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Waiting for a winning number at St. Rose of Lima Bingo, Freehold Borough, Aug. 22. More...

Schools

Jamesburg superintendent aims to upgrade schools

JAMESBURG — Integrating technology into borough schools, improving students’ reading scores and upgrading facilities are high on Superintendent Brian Betze’s list for the coming school year. More...

Historic one-room schoolhouse and barn rising anew in Monroe

MONROE — The first phase of a project to restore a historic schoolhouse and barn along Federal Road is well underway, with the frame of the 19th-century schoolhouse already reassembled. More...

ON CAMPUS

John M. Landi of East Brunswick has been inducted into Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Southern California. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Macy’s Rt. 1 Furniture Gallery invites customers to participate in its 10th annual “Shop For A Cause” charity event on Aug. 29 at its North Brunswick location, 929 Route 1 south. More...

The characteristics of new homes

Annual census data gives a close look at the year in new construction

Every year, hundreds of thousands of new homes are constructed. And every year, the U.S. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the Old Bridge office was recognized for outstanding performance in July. More...