July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Literacy groups help students turn page toward better life

Navigating through everyday life involves innumerable small tasks that many take for granted. More...

Cabaret

Naomi Miller performs her cabaret-style show “Love, Marriage, Children and Liposuction” on July 11 at the Monroe Senior Center as part of the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission’s Come to the Cabaret series. More...

East Brunswick plays good neighbor

EAST BRUNSWICK — The township has agreed to provide animal control services for the borough of South River. The agreement was approved by the Township Council on July 13. More...

Towns brace for record Aug. 2 Haskell turnout

American Pharoah is coming — and the borough of Oceanport is getting prepared for the arrival of the expected huge crowd that will come watch the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. More...

Letters

Park expansion ruins area’s natural beauty

I understand that the administration in Monroe Township feels that it is doing a good thing in expanding Veterans Park on Avenue K, but I was shocked to see the clear-cutting of hundreds of trees. More...

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Obituaries

Judith Litt

Judith Briede Litt, 64, of East Brunswick, died peacefully surrounded by her family on the evening of July 5. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Judy lived in New Jersey for the past 39 years. More...

Sports

Esposito hopes to follow in uncle’s footsteps as golf pro

It seems like only yesterday a brash young golfer named Frank Esposito Jr. cruised the long, spacious fairways of Glenwood County Club in Old Bridge as a member of the Madison Central High School golf team. More...

Carpenter’s dedication helps elevate her golf game

Sayaka Carpenter appreciates the comfort of knowing what her future holds. More...

Bulletin Board

- School board candidacy deadline July 27Residents who want to run for a seat on their local school board in the Nov. 3 election must file a nominating petition by 4 p.m. July 27. More...

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Running for the Middlesex all-star team, Monroe High School’s Akeer Franklin turns the corner for a big gain against Union County during the annual Snapple Bowl played on July 16 at Kean University in Union. More...

Two indoor gun ranges will be built

Two indoor gun ranges are in the process of being built in Monroe Township. One facility will also sell firearms. The owners of both facilities — the Union Hill Gun Club and Recoil N.J. More...

Vans Warped Tour strikes the right chord with fans

Thousands braved the grueling heat and heavy traffic to see their favorite bands play an all day festival at the PNC Bank Arts Center. More...

Water rates rise, not bills, in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK —East Brunswick will pay more for water in September, pending the approval of the Board of Public Utilities, due to a rate increase by the Middlesex Water Company. More...

Police to host National Night Out Aug. 4

SPOTSWOOD – Children’s activities, health screenings and food vendors will be part of the borough’s seventh annual National Night Out Against Crime on Aug 4. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Monmouth County Fair

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There will be something for everybody to enjoy at the 41st annual Monmouth County Fair, which will take place July 22-24 from 5-11 p.m., July 25 from 3-11 p.m. and July 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Bulletin Board

Registration open for fundraising golf event

The Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge, will sponsor its 24th annual Golf Classic Aug. 24 at Forsgate Country Club, Monroe. More...

Indian American Club to celebrate Aug. 15

The Indian American Club of Monroe will hold an Indian Independence Day celebration 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15 at Thompson Park Grove No. 1A, Forsgate Drive, Monroe. More...

SRHS class of 1960 to celebrate at reunion

The South River High School (SRHS) class of 1960 will hold its 55th reunion 3-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Ria Mar Restaurant, 25 WhiteheadAve., South River. Cost is $45 per person. To RSVP, call Joan at 732-257-5810. More...

Opinion

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Patrons enjoy the festivities at the Carnevale Italiano in North Brunswick on July 15. More...

Schools

Scholarship for student vets honors fallen alumnus

SPOTSWOOD – A scholarship intended to support student veterans who attend Middlesex County College was established in honor of a former student who was killed in Iraq in 2008. More...

United Way sets new plans for ‘Stuff the Bus’

MILLTOWN — Plans for United Way of Central Jersey’s annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply collection drive have changed. United Way is asking that donations be dropped off at the United Way office at 2 Ford Ave. in Milltown. More...

Business

South River seeks feedback from businesses

SOUTH RIVER – The Economic Development Commission is seeking to improve relations between business owners and the borough. More...

Bigger homes are back

Following years of ‘less is more,’ Americans now looking to homes with a bit more space

Considering the major economic downturn of the last few years and the “getting by with less” mentality that many consumers have adopted, logic dictates that most home shoppers today would seek out smaller domiciles than the McMansions tha More...

Coldwell Banker Cares Days supports 50+ charitable causes in N.J. and N.Y.

All 55 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. gave back to local communities throughout both states via charitable efforts as part of the company’s third annual Cares Day event. More...