April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

Sara’s Law brings attention to notifying next-of-kin

I t has been three years since the passage of Sara’s Law — and Betty Dubinin is still getting the word out to the public about a state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin contacts. More...

Stranger danger

Tracey Miello of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office talks to children during a “Stranger Danger” presentation April 8 at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, East Brunswick. More...

Diocese to celebrate canonization of popes

The Diocese of Metuchen will hold three celebratory events for the faithful — a concert, Mass and lecture — in honor of the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II April 27 in Rome. More...

Arc film shows work as path to adulthood

For Nicholas, holding down a job at the East Brunswick Stop & Shop is a huge opportunity that has boosted his selfesteem and propelled him into adulthood. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

Sprriing Home & Garden

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter. More...

Equip your home with a sump pump

Spring Home & Garden

I n 2012, hundreds of miles of coastline along the northeastern United States were battered and decimated due to Hurricane Sandy. More than a year later, many homeowners were still dealing with the consequences of the devastating storm. More...

Levine–DeStefano

Delfina and Ira Levine of Manalapan announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Angela Levine, to James Michael DeStefano, son of Faith and Steven Goldstone, of East Brunswick. More...

IN THE SERVICE

Dr. Angus K. Gillespie of East Brunswick has received the United States Coast Guard Certificate of Merit in recognition of his many years of outstanding support of the Coast Guard through his leadership of the Navy League of the United States. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

ENTERTAINMENT

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Letters

New Jersey youth need to learn their history

Since I graduated college in 1974, I have always believed education makes a difference in both our communities and with our youth. More...

Guidelines needed for overdose drug policy

With news outlets reporting daily about New Jersey’s escalating heroin epidemic and resulting increase in overdose deaths, we commend Gov. More...

Opinion

Health options exist for small businesses

YOUR TURN

Small business owners looking to make sense of the Affordable Care Act and provide health insurance options to their employees have new resources available. More...

Photo

A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

Schools

Rambotics team batters through competitions

SOUTH RIVER — For one of South River’s newest teams, science meets competition in one place: a basketball court with robots. More...

No waste of talent

Sixth-grader Gianna Fischer, second from left, and fifth-grader Teresa Rackett of Immaculate Conception School in Spotswood won first and second place, respectively, in a recycling-themed poster contest sponsored by the Middlesex County Solid Waste M More...

Business

Chicks’ artistry keeps chocolate shops thriving beyond holidays

METUCHEN — Along with the requisite fluffy or chocolate bunnies, Easter often brings to mind tiny baby chicks. Locals in the know, however, are flocking to chicks of a different sort — 2 Chicks with Chocolate, to be exact. More...

Discussion centers on South River municipal parking

SOUTH RIVER — Plans for improving the borough’s municipal parking lot may be scaled back, according to Councilman Michael Trenga. More...

Committee seeks ideas for Main St.

MILLTOWN — Borough officials are hoping a revitalization project for Main Street will make the downtown area reminiscent of Main Street USA. More...

Bulletin Board items

Bulletin Board items:- Historical society sets ‘Along Raritan River’ More...

Future looks organic for Foerter Farm

While the fields of Foerter Farm lie fallow, one East Brunswick woman has set her sights on a productive future for the 26-acre space. More...

Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Revaluation impacts tax rate in Monroe

MONROE — The Township Council introduced a $51.4 million budget for 2014 that represents an increase of just over $1 million from last year. More...

Letter carriers renew Stamp Out Hunger drive for the needy

MONROE — Letter carriers will join their postal colleagues on May 10 to participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. More...

Sound wall added to plans for Turnpike interchange

EAST BRUNSWICK — Plans to reconstruct New Jersey Turnpike interchange 9 near Route 18 have been amended to include the construction of a sound wall, according to New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney. More...

Art project adds special touch to sense of community

EAST BRUNSWICK — A community art project has students thinking both inside and outside the lines. More...

Egg hunt

Youngsters and parents search for eggs and candy during an April 12 Easter lunch sponsored by Jamesburg Elks Lodge No. 2180. More...

Woodhaven Lumber is an area leader in kitchen and bath design, cabinetry and flooring

When James T. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Spring Home & Garden

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

Soto–Penaflor

Maria and Joseph Soto of Manalapan announce the engagement of their daughter, Gloria Maria, to Peter Penaflor, son of Aurea Molina of East Brunswick. More...

County golf courses open for the season

A fter one of the harshest winters in recent memory, Middlesex County has officially reopened all four of its golf courses. More...

Bulletin Board

Rummage Sale set for April 25, 26 at church

The Elizabeth Circle of Spotswood Reformed Church, 429 Main St., across from the post office, will hold its annual Spring Rummage Sale 4-8 p.m. April 25 and 10 a.m.-noon April 26. For more information, call the church at 732-251-9277. More...

Celebration will mark Israel’s independence

The East Brunswick Jewish Center (EBJC), 511 Ryders Lane, will host a May 5 celebration to mark Israel’s 66th Independence Day. A tribute to Israel’s heroes will begin at 6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. More...

SRHS class of 2015 sets Quarter Auction

The South River High School (SRHS) class of 2015 will sponsor a Quarter Auction May 2 at the school, 11 Montgomery St. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Admission tickets cost $10. Paddles will be sold for $5 each. More...

Obituaries

Frank Edwin Urich

Mr. Urich, 91, of Metuchen, died March 18, 2014. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., and pursued a master’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Urich was a longstanding figure in Metuchen. More...

Charles G. Costello Sr.

Mr. Costello, 96, of Old Bridge, died April 7, 2014, at home. Born in Woodhaven, N.Y., he resided in Old Bridge since 1960. He was a computer operator for E.R. More...

Sports

Locked in on the pitch

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Rebecca Wehrle rips into a pitch during the Bombers’ April 10 game against South Brunswick in Parlin. The Bombers pulled out a 6-5 home win. More...

Falcons dominant early as a top team in GMC

MONROE TOWNSHIP

Monroe Township High School has a well-earned reputation for producing one of the better softball programs in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC). More...

East Brunswick softball off to another strong start this spring

EAST BRUNSWICK

East Brunswick High School’s softball team, always one of the top teams in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC), was off to its usual strong start this spring. More...