March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Political changes in Monroe

Monroe will have a new mayor next year for the first time since the 1980s. Local parties introduced their slates for the 2015 municipal election after longtime Mayor Richard Pucci announced he would not seek re-election to the post this November. More...

South River council approves firehouse plan

SOUTH RIVER — Borough officials are moving ahead with plans to build a $6.9 million fire station at the corner of Jackson Street and Raritan Avenue. More...

Aid cuts, health care charges drive county budget increase

The Middlesex County budget for 2015 will bring a tax increase of about $20 on the county portion of the annual property tax bill. More...

Middlesex County recognized as top recycler in New Jersey

Middlesex County, along with Cumberland County, has earned the shared distinction as the state’s top recycler. More...

Slater-Siegmund

MILESTONES

Lauren N. Slater of New York City, daughter of Gail M. and Howard F. Slater of East Brunswick, became engaged to marry Andrick P. Siegmund of New York City, son of Donna and Gus Siegmund of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. More...

Make it happen

Youngsters make custom buttons during the Monroe Township Library’s celebration of New Jersey Makers Day on March 21. More...

Army Corps revives flood mitigation projects

The Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) has begun a feasibility study that would kick-start a long-delayed project that could mitigate flooding issues along the South River. More...

Letters

Trailblazing hazmat team deserves praise

As I reflect on past periods of my career, I need to remind the politicians and citizens of Middlesex County of something that they may never have known. More...

Opinion

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Baseball season has arrived in New Jersey. High school teams will swing into regular-season action on April 1. More...

Schools

Measuring Up

Left: Students perform a scene during the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools’ presentation of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” in East Brunswick on March 21. More...

New master gardeners ready to play the field

With spring just around the corner, a new crop of master gardeners is prepared for the growing season. More...

Bishop to be recognized for commitment to education

METUCHEN — Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski of the Diocese of Metuchen will receive the St. John Neumann Award at this year’s Catholic School Education Dinner. More...

Business

Parker at Monroe celebrates grand opening

BACK TO BUSINESS

On the morning of March 11, the residents and staff of Parker at Monroe, along with Parker leadership, the Board of Trustees, the project development team, state and local officials celebrated the long-awaited grand opening. More...

Final opportunities offered at rapid-selling Orchards at Monroe

K. Hovnanian’s The Orchards at Monroe, a new community of single-family homes in Monroe Township, is now offering its final opportunities for homebuyers. More...

NAIOP New Jersey announces 2015 Commercial Real Estate Award recipients

The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Commercial Real Estate Awards. More...

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Hari Vijaykumar, left, a member of the South Brunswick High School robotics team, works with 4-year-old Weston Duhrkopp of Old Bridge to operate a robot during the Monroe Library’s celebration of New Jersey Makers Day on March 21. More...

Central New Jersey springs to life

With spring break approaching, children and teens in central New Jersey can stay busy with activities ranging from roller-coaster rides to theater matinees. More...

Fluoride debate continues in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK — The debate in East Brunswick over whether the township should stop adding fluoride to the water system continued, as residents on both sides argued the benefits and health impacts of the process. More...

Sayreville planners OK Luxury Point complex

The Sayreville Planning Board has unanimously approved a preliminary master plan for Luxury Point, an 8 million-square-foot mega development located on a former industrial property. More...

County sheriff recognized as ‘Trailblazer’

Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott was honored last week for her achievements as a female in law enforcement and politics. She was among those to receive an Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award from U.S. Sen. More...

County residents no longer have to separate recyclables

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) is transitioning to singlestream recycling. More...

JCP&L trimming trees this month

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is trimming trees in 60 municipalities during March to help maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment and help prevent tree-related damage, according to the utility company. More...

Central Jersey Bicycle Club hosts Farmlands Tour

The Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC) announced that its annual Farmlands Bicycle Tour, which starts and finishes in Lincroft, will take place on May 2. More...

Dance to benefit second-grader with leukemia

SOUTH AMBOY — Sharine Rivera’s daughter came home one day from school crying. More...

Jesus Christ Superstar

TOP PICK

Phoenix Productions will bring a fresh rendition of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for four performances the last weekend of March. More...

Bulletin Board

Comedy Night slated at legion post

American Legion Post No. 253, Devoe Avenue, Spotswood, will sponsor its Comedy Night 8:30-10 p.m. April 17. Advance tickets cost $50 per couple, $30 per person; add $10 for purchase at the door, if tickets remain. Light table snacks will be served. More...

Donations sought for library book sale

The Friends of the Monroe Township Library Book Sale is planned for April 25-30 at the library, 4 Municipal Plaza. More...

Bobby Mahoney band to perform March 30

The East Brunswick hard-rock band Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son will play in concert at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Shea Center at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne. Admission is free of charge. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Galayda

Robert J. Galayda died March 14, 2015, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 76. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Old Bridge for most of his life. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Marie, and his son, Robert Jr. More...

Sports

Beating the tag

East Brunswick High School’s Jay Marchese dives back to first safely ahead of the tag of South Brunswick High School’s Kyle French during the baseball preseason scrimmage on March 16 in East Brunswick. More...

Multisport athletes lead the way for Monroe softball team

With the number of college scholarships being offered to high school athletes these days, more and more have concentrated on becoming proficient in one sport. More...

Falcons, Rams baseball teams to rely on their pitching staffs

The Monroe Township High School baseball team may face a challenge this spring because of the need to replace six graduated regulars. More...