May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Immaculate Conception Carnival to benefit Nichols foundation

SPOTSWOOD — The Immaculate Conception Carnival will feature Mikey Night in support of Mike Nichols during the five-night fundraiser for the Catholic school. More...

Teen driver program encourages parents to ‘Share the Keys’

EAST BRUNSWICK — For Michael and Dianne Surace, it is important that teens and parents be educated about the importance of good driving practices when they get behind the wheel of a car. More...

Fine arts festival, farmers market slated for June 6

EAST BRUNSWICK — The East Brunswick Arts Commission and the Fine Arts Festival Committee, in partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks, will host the 13th annual Fine Arts Festival & Farmers Market on June 6. More...

Jumping through hoops

Logan Hooper of East Brunswick, the daughter of Arc of Middlesex’s walk co-chair, Kimberlee Hooper, enjoys the obstacle course at Roosevelt Park in Edison on May 16. More...

Letters

Family grateful for support, love

In March 2014 our daughter Jaclyn was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer while five months pregnant at the age of 26. She was misdiagnosed twice. More...

Why is state giving so little aid to schools?

I recently read in your newspaper that the budget for the East Brunswick school tax will increase by $3.1 million (“School Taxes on the Rise in East Brunswick,” Sentinel, May 14). More...

Education needed on palliative care services

Palliative care is a vital and expanding area of health care delivery. It is comprehensive care that focuses on physical, emotional and social needs of patients suffering from chronic illness. Its goal is quality of life. More...

Entertainment

Lifetime’s miniseries ‘Marilyn’ reveals the broken heart behind the bombshell

Everybody knows “Marilyn Monroe” — she of the frothy halo of platinum hair, baby-doll voice and va-va-voom figure, splendidly showcased in her most memorable films. But few people know the real Marilyn Monroe, a.k.a. More...

Don’t Stop Dreaming

In theaters now

Dreamers look to the future as a place that is full of endless possibilities. They don’t view today with doomand gloom pessimism; instead, the optimism flows from the dreamer like water rushing down a river with no dam in sight. More...

1970s Fashion: Rock goes soft, disco finds a beat and punk trashes everything

By the ’70s, most fashion-related stigmas of the past had been overturned, clearing the way for even more experimentation and expression. More...

Business

Weichert Workforce Mobility acquires Allegiance Relocation Services

Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of mobile workforce management solutions, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Allegiance Relocation Services, a highly respected GSA Schedule 48 supplier of c More...

Milltown to hold annual townwide garage sale

Mark your calendars for the annual town-wide garage sale in Milltown on June 5-6. The garage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 6. More...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties honors top agents and teams

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties recently hosted, “Celebrate Achievement” — an exclusive awards program at The Palace at Somerset Park, honoring the company’s 2014 Pinnacle Group — the top 25 real es More...

Country music rocks New Jersey

New Jersey may be known for being stronger than the storm, for the lights and sounds of Atlantic City, and as the home of Bruce Springsteen, but the state is also gaining momentum as a new mecca of country music. More...

Council overrides mayor to appoint police chief

The Helmetta Borough Council overrode a mayoral veto and moved to replace the position of police director, a civilian administrative post, with a chief of police at a contentious meeting. Sgt. More...

Population shifts spur revamp of master plan

EAST BRUNSWICK — The township is becoming more diverse, planners told the East Brunswick Planning Board during a master plan re-examination. More...

Gardeners

Kody Li, Owen Mahler, Zachary Mahler, Matthew Pullaro, Amitav Narayan, Kyle Sampson, Nicholas Wan and Dan Pullaro of Cub Scout Pack 223, East Brunswick, and Brownie Maya Sampson spread bamboo mulch along the trail at Rutgers Gardens May 16 as a commu More...

The Italian Chicks Variety Show

TOP PICK

Presented by actor Danny Aiello, “The Italian Chicks” opens its East Coast tour on May 31 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. It is a one-night-only comedy and song event that kicks off the group’s tour. More...

Bulletin Board

Tickets available for Cloggers fundraiser

The Middlesex County 4-H Cloggers will sponsor a breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. May 31 at Applebee’s, Ryders Lane, Milltown. Tickets cost $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 732-614-6692. More...

Milltown Garage Sale planned for June 5-6

The annual Milltown Townwide Garage Sale is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5 and 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 6 at homes and businesses throughout the borough. The event is sponsored by Milltown resident Eileen Thomas, Realtor associate, RE/MAX Best. More...

Winners of state writing contest announced

VSA New Jersey has announced the winners of its 21st annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith Competition, which accepted submissions of poems, essays, short stories and plays by New Jersey residents age 18 and older . More...

Opinion

Photo

A bed of petunias is on display at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park. More...

Schools

Diverse grads share common ground — a love of their college

A college graduation is a day of celebration when people of different backgrounds can come together and celebrate their success. On May 19, 1,521 graduates did just that at Middlesex County College (MCC)’s 48th annual commencement. More...

Music maker

East Brunswick resident Colin Carlson smiles as he waits to perform “The Caisson Song” at St. Stanislaus Kostka School’s Partesi Instrumental Recital on May 19. More...

Community reacts to closing of McCarrick

Emotions of sadness fell over the school community with the announcement that Cardinal McCarrick/St. Mary’s High School (CMHS) in South Amboy would be closing in June. More...

Sports

Falcons win close battle to take GMC baseball title

Throughout its storied baseball history, Monroe Township High School has won numerous Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) White Division titles and NJSIAA sectional tournaments. More...

Success continues for boys lacrosse team at Monroe

The Monroe Township High School boys lacrosse team has made slow but steady progress ever since the program’s inception in 2007 and can now be considered among the best teams in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC). More...

SPORT SHORTS

The USA Rugby Academy, powered by Serevi, has announced Rutgers Women’s Rugby will host one of the four 2015 High Performance Resident Camps from July 19-23. More...