September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Tantsu Sheng competes in a senior table-tennis match at the Monroe Township Community Center on Sept. 9. More...

Lodzinski in court in son’s murder 23 years ago

More than 23 years after 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey disappeared, his mother, Michelle Lodzinski, was arraigned on charges that she “did knowingly or willfully” murder her son in 1991. More...

A walk in the woods

Walking the marked hiking trails at the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge, Eric Gehring found it hard to pass by the blueberries. More...

Passion for Ping-Pong

Rich Lapadura and Tantsu Sheng compete in a senior table-tennis match at the Monroe Township Community Center on Sept. 9. More...

NJ GOP ramps up support at birthday party fundraiser

EAST BRUNSWICK — A bundle of brightly colored balloons welcomed throngs of New Jersey Republican Party faithful to a different sort of party at the Hilton in East Brunswick last week. More...

Local residents to march in N.Y. for climate control

I n what is being described as the largest of its kind in history, the People’s Climate March will take place in New York City on Sept. 21, with thousands of New Jersey residents expected to attend. More...

Look locally when shopping for your fall home improvement needs

The fall 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. Now is the time to shop around for those household items you need and desire. More...

Five simple tips to enhance your home’s personality

Your home can say a lot about you.A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. More...

Add appeal, save on your remodeling project

Tips to make the most of your budget

For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin.According to the 2013 Cost vs.Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on More...

Cart provides fresh produce for Monroe Village

MONROE — Monroe Village recently introduced the Farmer’s Cart, which places an emphasis on freshness, nutrition, simple preparations and convenience. More...

Play ball!

Members of American Legion Post 253, Spotswood, escorted a bus of 12 disabled veterans from the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park, Edison, to the Somerset Patriots game on Aug. 10. More...

Letters

Change is needed on the Township Council

Being a longtime resident of East Brunswick, I’m seriously concerned about criminal activity in town. Too frequently, we hear reports of home burglaries and invasions and drugs being sold in our streets. More...

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Columns

Network TV fights back this fall

A&E with Jeremy

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. More...

Sports

Finding a path

South River High School’s Mario Nigro cuts back against the grain as he looks for running room against Metuchen High School during the game on Sept. 13 in Metuchen. The Rams lost, 9-0. More...

Soccer still thriving for area boys high school teams

The FIFA World Cup was staged in Brazil this past summer and certainly brought added attention to soccer in this area. But, frankly, the sport has never been more popular. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Change A Life Uganda has announced its first 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run for kids on Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Bulletin Board

- FirstEnergy Corp. offers STEM education grantsNew Jersey educators can apply for FirstEnergy Corp.’s education grants for the 2014-15 school year by Sept. More...

Man’s body recovered in East Brunswick house explosion

A man’s body was found in the ruins of a house that was destroyed in an explosion and fire in East Brunswick, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Deputy Chief William Krause of the East Brunswick Police Department. More...

Later school start time sought for teens

Parents know all too well the battle of pulling teenagers out of bed to go to school. Karen Famiglietti would like to change that longstanding tradition and give teenagers a little more time before they begin their school day. More...

Trail system showcases county’s natural areas

On a late-summer day that was sunny and warm with low humidity, a couple walked a marked, wooded trail in the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge. “We’ve come out a few times,” said Patrick Roxbury, 32. More...

Remembering 9/11

Top right: Family members, guests, township officials and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion take part in a silent tribute at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on Sep More...

Spotswood will issue bonds to fund capital improvements

SPOTSWOOD — The Spotswood Borough Council unanimously adopted an ordinance appropriating funds for improvements including roadway work and a project at Michael Road Park. The ordinance was adopted after a public hearing at the Sept. 8 meeting. More...

East Brunswick seeks answers to speeding, parking issues

EAST BRUNSWICK — The Township Council is considering measures to curtail speeding and parking problems in the neighborhood where Racetrack Road meets Old Bridge Turnpike. More...

Marathoner will raise funds for ailing infant

MILLTOWN — Borough resident Michelle Krier is joining in the fight to help 9-month-old Tommy Dumanski overcome a rare genetic disorder. More...

Lawn care tips for fall

Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. Fertilizing More...

Room-to-room home additions

Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms

When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone. More...

South River resident bitten by rabid skunk

SOUTH RIVER — A skunk that bit a borough resident in the vicinity of Stanton Avenue and Division Street has tested positive for rabies. More...

Special Kays dance team members win awards

Special Kays, a nonprofit, nationally recognized competitive dance team of the New Jersey Center of Dance (NJCOD) and Performing Arts, received numerous top awards at the recent Groove National Dance Competition in Atlantic City. More...

5K to benefit hockey player and Team LeGrand

The Friends and Neighbors in Action (FNA), an organization based in Millstone Township, will hold the eighth annual 5K Run and Fun Walk at Thompson Park, Monroe Township, Middlesex County, on Sept. 21. The event will be held rain or shine. More...

Monroe lays groundwork for garden

MONROE — The Monroe Township Council has taken the first step toward creating a community garden at Applegarth Road and Route 33. During its Sept. More...

Bulletin Board

Democratic women’s group plans Oct. 1 event

The Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women will host its annual “Swing by the Barn” event 7-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Baker’s Barn, 93 Church Lane, East Brunswick. More...

Car wash to benefit child with leukemia

Spotswood is “Going Gold” in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. More...

Milltown Lions Club plans spaghetti dinner

The Milltown Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner 5-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Milltown Senior Center, Violet Terrace. Beer, wine and soda will be available. Advance purchase is $8 for adults; $4 for children ages 3 to 10. More...

Opinion

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Colorful mums bring a feeling of fall to Battleview Orchards, Freehold Township. More...

Schools

South River school referendum lists building repairs, upgrades

SOUTH RIVER — Voters will have a say in the future of the borough’s school district when a referendum is held on Sept. 30. More...

Education Foundation awards grants

SPOTSWOOD — The Spotswood Education Foundation recently presented 14 grant applications totaling more than $10,000 to its staff members. More...

Business

Discover the jewel on Farrington Lake

Discover this jewel on Farrington Lake at 35 Louise Drive in East Brunswick. More...

Gloria Nilson & Co. introduces charm, modern living in Bordentown

Nine new construction homes have just become available through Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate in the East Haven Woods community of Bordentown. More...

Finding your niche

A long with three bedrooms and three baths, another top priority in Dawn and Scott Berry’s home search was, “a community feel where neighbors trust each other and help each other out if and when needed,” relates Dawn, of Vista, Cali More...