July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Coalition demands new direction for NJ energy policy

A newly formed coalition of more than three dozen environmental, religious and labor organizations took to the State House to champion renewable energy as a must for New Jersey. More...

Players of vintage baseball seek to revive Middlesex County club

Baseball is, of course, the great American pastime, and some enthusiasts are looking to recreate the good old days by reviving an authentic vintage team. More...

Critics: Flood zone rule changes would do harm

LONG BRANCH — Critics of revised rules governing projects in flood-prone areas say the changes proposed by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would weaken flood protections throughout the state. More...

Winning

Michael and Dawn Russell of Staten Island are ready for wine tasting at the Win & Wine Weekend/ Chocolate Festival at Monmouth Park on June 27 and 28. Attendees sampled wine from local wineries and desserts from area vendors. More...

Letters

Battles over women’s health continue

I write this letter because June is the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut. In this historic decision, the court ruled that a state’s ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. More...

Opinion

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Sign of the season at the Quaker Inn, Ocean Grove, on a beautiful and busy June 28. More...

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Adrian Blaszka, 5, gets set to launch a frog at the annual St. Stan’s Carnival at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Sayreville on June 26. More...

Sign language could fill graduation requirement

High school students in New Jersey may one day be able to fulfill their language requirement for graduation by learning American Sign Language. More...

East Brunswick library gives glimpse of global languages

EAST BRUNSWICK — The East Brunswick Public Library is taking steps to bridge the gap in the township’s diverse population. More...

Prized possession

Jason Eiger of East Brunswick decides which prize he wants at the annual St. Stan’s Carnival at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Sayreville on June 26. More...

Program gives seniors access to fresh produce

Nearly two decades after taking root in 1997, the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) of New Jersey has grown to serve the elderly, low-income population of Middlesex, as well as of the state’s other 20 counties, offering eli More...

Bulletin Board

Jody Joseph Band to open concert series

The Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission’s Music in the Park Summer Concert Series will begin with a performance by the Jody Joseph Rock Band 6 p.m. July 9 in the open-grove gazebo on the lake at Thompson Park, Monroe. More...

Verdi and Puccini to be topics of talk

The Brandeis National Committee will offer a program titled “Verdi and Puccini: Masters of Music and Passion” 1 p.m. July 17 at the East Brunswick Public Library, Jean Walling Civic Center. More...

Concert, luau to aid local boy’s treatment

A Luau Buffet Dinner and AlterEgo Band Concert for Zachary Nemeth, a Helmetta youngster who was born with multiple disabilities, is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 19 at the East Brunswick Elks Lodge, 21 Oakmont Ave. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. More...

Business

Emotion playing a larger role in selling a home

A real estate transaction is emotional — and not just when you’re buying a home. More...

The new focus on healthy ’hoods

Americans look for a lot of valued amenities in the neighborhoods they choose to live in, from safe streets to a convenient Starbucks on the corner. More...