August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools test out tech programs

Many school districts this year will seek to modernize an aging educational system and improve the learning process by allowing students to use their personal tech gadgets as classroom tools. More...

Gone fishin’

Clockwise from above: Anglers cast their lines into the lake at Thompson Park during the Monroe Township Recreation Department’s annual Fishing Derby on Aug. 12. A largemouth bass is measured. More...

Smoke detectors offered to Helmetta residents

HELMETTA — The Helmetta Fire Department and fire marshal are distributing free smoke detectors to residents and will install the safety devices in their homes by appointment, along with performing fire safety inspections. More...

South River goes to bid on debated firehouse

A fter years of heated discussions and changes in course, South River officials have resolved to solicit bids for a new firehouse. More...

Police: Two more victims report sexual assaults

EAST BRUNSWICK — A township man has been charged with additional counts of sexual assault after two more victims reported they were sexually assaulted on separate occasions in his home when they were children. More...

Trio of salads makes al fresco dining shine

There’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal while relaxing with friends and family. Most of us have that familiar go-to menu that takes little or no planning, but this summer it’s time to try something new. More...

Miles For Mikey

Ray Misura of Bridgewater prepares to ride with hundreds of other motorcyclists in the Jamesburg Elks’ “Miles For Mikey: Road to Recovery” fundraiser for injured Monroe Township High School ice hockey player Mike Nichols on Aug. More...

Obituaries

Sandra Drozd Warfield

Sandra Warfield, 53, of Spotswood, passed away peacefully, surrounded by members of her loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, after a brief illness. More...

Sports

Lysiak ready to prove Bears volleyball is for real

When East Brunswick High School senior Mark Lysiak explains what goes through his mind when he’s on the court playing for the Bears’ volleyball team, he talks about the chemistry class he took last year. More...

Battle of Trenton race returning to Sun Bank Center

A fter a successful rollout event in February, Len Sammons Motorsports Productions will return to the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton for round two of the Indoor Auto Racing Battle of Trenton in December. More...

Fatal crash victims identified

Three victims of a fatal three-vehicle crash on Kozloski Road in Freehold Township were identified by authorities Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in Freehold. More...

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Dylan Aulbach of Monroe waits patiently for a bite during the annual Fishing Derby sponsored by the Monroe Township Recreation Department at the lake in Thompson Park on Aug. 12. More...

East Brunswick places liens on 15 homes

The East Brunswick Township Council has authorized liens to be placed on more than a dozen homes to address what officials say is a growing problem of vacant properties not being maintained. More...

Campaign warns against leaving children in cars

Thanks in part to a heightened campaign, it has been three years since a child in New Jersey has died from heat stroke in a locked car, a child-safety advocate said last week. More...

County gets $96M to repair pump stations

Middlesex County’s pump stations in Sayreville and Edison will be upgraded as part of a $1.28 billion package for repairs and improvements to wastewater and drinking-water infrastructure statewide. More...

American Legion posts seek members

TRENTON — American Legion posts throughout Middlesex County will hold an early bird membership drive through Labor Day. Eligible veterans who join now will get the rest of 2014 and all of 2015 included in their membership fee. More...

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Sailboats line a Navesink River dock before a junior regatta in Red Bank on Aug. 7. More...

Make your own backyard pizzeria

With 93 percent of Americans consuming it at least once a month, and an average annual consumption of 46 pieces per person — it’s easy to see that pizza is a national obsession. More...

Boardwalk named in honor of former Old Bridge mayor

OLD BRIDGE — The newly reconstructed boardwalk at Old Bridge Waterfront Park was dedicated last week in honor of former Mayor James T. Phillips. The Aug. More...

Bulletin Board

Blues band to perform at Aug. 31 Elks picnic

The East Brunswick Elks will hold a Labor Day picnic 1:30-6 p.m. Aug. 31, rain or shine, at the lodge, 21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick. The menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, corn on the cob, salads, desserts, tap beer, wine and soda. More...

Golf-event proceeds to aid homeless pets

New Beginnings Animal Rescue, 706-R Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, will host its fundraising Golf Classic Aug. 25 at Glenwood Country Club, Route 9 south, Old Bridge. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Salt-marsh hike set for Cheesequake Park

A Saturday Salt-Marsh Hike is set for 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at Cheesequake Park, Old Bridge. Participants should meet at the Boathouse Pavilion. The event is open to individuals ages 8 and up. More...

Business

Gloria Zastko, Realtors recognizes rising stars

I n a field full of challenges, two of Gloria Zastko, Realtors’ newest additions have shown early success and tremendous potential. More...

Middlesex Co. Assoc. of Realtors to hold Health Fair Sept. 18

The Middlesex County Association of Realtors (MCAR) is having a Health Fair on Sept. 18 for members, 10 a.m. to noon at 779 Gornik Drive, Perth Amboy. More...

Weichert, Realtors nominated as a 2014 finalist in the Inman News Innovator Awards

Weichert, Realtors, a family of fullservice real estate and financial service companies and one of the nation’s leading providers of homeownership services, was recently nominated as a 2014 finalist in the “Most Innovative Brokerage or Fr More...