July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Families embrace Fresh Air children

The Shilling family has a tradition. More...

Prosecutor aims to create bond between law enforcement agencies

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, who was sworn in to a five-year term as Middlesex County prosecutor on June 27, said he has made fostering greater cooperation among law enforcement agencies a priority. More...

Eight ways to get the most out of your trip to the farmers market

This time of year is about warm weather, vacations and relaxing afternoons. More...

Storytime

Deputy Assembly Speaker Upendra Chivukula (D-Middlesex, Somerset) visited the Raritan Valley YMCA in East Brunswick July 8 to read to campers. More...

Teen singer to perform at benefit for Union Beach

Colts Neck native and “The Voice” finalist Jacquie Lee, 16, will star in “Two Towns-One Voice-One Mission,” a concert hosted by Operation Provide Comfort to benefit the residents of Union Beach on Aug. 23 at the Robert J. More...

Letters

Support needed for ignition-interlock bill

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is urging New Jersey lawmakers to take a stand to save lives on New Jersey’s roads. More...

Eat plant-based foods and exercise for health

I hope John Cisna, the Iowa science teacher who ate nothing but McDonald’s food for three months, isn’t trying to convince his students that it’s wise to eat fast food on a regular basis. More...

Keep pets cool and safe this summer

While driving on a hot summer afternoon a few years, I passed a man walking two dogs. Something struck me about the bigger dog as wrong. More...

Obituaries

Ellen R. Repasy

Mrs. Repasy, 69, passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at a Bangor, Maine, hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1944, in Saddle Brook, N.J., the daughter of Harold C. More...

Sports

A ‘Rugged’ day at Raceway Park

More than 11,000 competitors accepted the Rugged Maniac challenge over the weekend at Raceway Park. More...

Sclafani finds success through support, inspiration

I n most cases, high school athletes consider their parents to be the ones most responsible for supporting them throughout their careers. More...

Bulletin Board

- Overweight teens sought for weight loss programCertified trainer Bonny Kelter is seeking four to six pairs of overweight teenagers age 16 and over and their parents, overweight or not, to participate in a new eight-week weight loss/fitness/behavior More...

Food trucks: Gourmet on the go

Once merely an oasis for the road-weary traveler looking to scarf down a hot dog or two, food trucks have become a destination in themselves, rolling their way into the hearts — and stomachs — of an often fiercely loyal clientele. More...

Suspect arrested in bank robbery

MONROE — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the robbery of the TD Bank on Prospect Plains Road in Monroe. Police charged William H. Howcott, 45, of Freehold Township, in the July 10 bank robbery. More...

Court rules seismic test can proceed

A panel of Third Circuit Court of Appeals judges on Monday denied the state’s last-ditch effort to block a seismic test from going forward. More...

Winning lottery ticket still unclaimed

SOUTH RIVER — A lottery ticket worth more than $400,000 remains unclaimed. The ticket was for the New Jersey Lottery Jersey Cash 5 in the July 3 drawing at the Minit Mart convenience store on Whitehead Avenue. More...

Mint lightens and brightens summer dishes

Mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new and unexpected ways. More...

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

MILESTONES

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Richman of Monroe, formerly of the Morganville section of Marlboro, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a weekend excursion with their family. More...

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

- Overweight teens sought for weight loss programCertified trainer Bonny Kelter is seeking four to six pairs of overweight teenagers age 16 and over and their parents, overweight or not, to participate in a new eight-week weight loss/fitness/behavior More...

Luau to support child’s treatment

A Luau Buffet fundraiser for Zachary Nemeth, a child with multiple disabilities, is set for 2 p.m. July 20 at Elks Lodge No. 2370, 21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick. More...

Spaces available at rummage sale

The Monroe Township First Aid Squad will hold its Indoor Rummage Sale July 26 at the First Aid Building, 47 Monmouth Road, in Mill Lake Manor. Private vendors are sought. More...

Opinion

Photo

Madison Wade, 11, left, and Annie Nolan, 11, both of Allentown, enjoy a ride on the Sizzler at the Freedom Fest State Fair on July 8. The Horse Park of New Jersey in Upper Freehold Township played host to the event for six days. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Jenniston Francis represented Joyce Kilmer Post 25 in Milltown during the American Legion Jersey Boys State program last month at Rider University. The post was identified incorrectly in an article last week. More...

Business

JCP&L offers updates on service issues

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is reminding customers who use electronically operated life-support equipment or who depend on private well water to register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to the More...

Lithia’s acquisition of DCH ‘a good match’

With a deal in the works for South Amboy-based DCH Auto Group to be acquired by national auto retailer Lithia Motors, one local dealer expects the resulting impact to work “hand-in-glove.” More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Central Jersey Business Alliance (CJBA) will hold a buffet networking dinner at 5:30 p.m. July 24 at Alternative Integrated Medical Services, 150-A Tices Lane, East Brunswick. The event is sponsored by Noodles & Co. More...