May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Freecycling treasure hunt keeps used goods out of landfill

For those who picked through the piles in the hopes of finding anything useful, the goal was clear. More...

Callers in some phone scams impersonate attorney general

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is warning of a scam in which con artists falsely claim to represent the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and call unsuspecting victims to demand immediate payment of a nonexistent debt. More...

Hospital nurses recognized for dedication to patients

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) recognized its nurses for their commitment and dedication to patients during National Nurses Week. More...

Monroe adopts final budget under Pucci

MONROE — The final budget to be adopted under Mayor Richard Pucci’s leadership will keep the municipal tax rate stable. More...

Embrace an active outdoor lifestyle

Blue skies and warm weather entice people to enjoy the great outdoors. For many people, few things are more enjoyable than soaking up some rays and breathing in some fresh air. More...

Dovidauskas-Mellios

Thomas and Eileen Dovidauskas of Sayreville announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie of Sayreville, to Troy Nicholas Mellios of Spotswood, son of Tucky and Cindy Mellios of Spotswood. More...

Letters

Sick teen put last efforts into helping others

Last May, in the midst of a blossoming spring, I wrote about my son, Alex. I was looking forward to the promise of the new season with hope shining in my heart. Alex had been diagnosed with brain cancer, medulloblastoma, the year before. More...

Opinion

Photo

Brightly colored flowers were for sale when the Shrewsbury Garden Club conducted its annual Gardeners Market at the Shrewsbury gazebo. More...

Sports

Bears seek to follow GMC crown with state title

There was no rest for the weary as the East Brunswick High School boys volleyball team, fresh off winning the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Tournament championship May 16, jumped back into action with its first match in the NJSIAA Central Jersey More...

Area softball teams are staying alive in playoffs

As the season winds to a close, three of the area’s four softball teams were alive and well in the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) and/or NJSIAA state sectional tournaments. No. More...

Business

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

The East Brunswick office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announces that four of its sales associates — Annette Verona, Barbara Preville, Carolyn Barszcz, and Cynthia Blumberg — have been honored by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as More...

New home designs, family-friendly policy distinguish K. Hovnanian’s new 55+ community

Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey’s largest homebuilder and one of the nation’s largest builders of activeadult homes, has announced plans for the development of another new 55+ lifestyle community in the Garden State. K. More...

Day of honor, remembrance

To some people, Memorial Day is a nice day off from work or school. To most, it’s a way to pay homage to those who fought and died for their country. More...

Two Democrats seek mayoral nod in primary

The upcoming primary election will determine the first new Democratic candidate for mayor of Monroe Township in almost three decades. More...

Consortium can expand reach of East Brunswick library

EAST BRUNSWICK — The East Brunswick Public Library is preparing to join a major library sharing organization, giving more choice to library cardholders. More...

Nursing award

Catherine Mordaunt, a longtime nurse at the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge, has been named RN Supervisor of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration for Long-Term Care. More...

Track time

Walkers take a lap around the track during the annual POAC (Parents of Autistic Children) walk-a-thon and resource fair in Monroe on May 17. More...

Dream Run 5K to aid at-risk children in India

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A local woman is hoping to make dreams come true for young girls in India. More...

Fink-Kaplowitz

Susan and Jeff Kaplowitz of East Brunswick announce the engagement of their son, Jonathan Ross Kaplowitz (Jon), to Nicole Fink (Nicki Lee), daughter of Debra and Captain Harry Fink of Tampa, Florida. More...

Bulletin Board

Workshop to address disaster planning

The Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness, in conjunction with the Middlesex County Long Term Recovery Group, will hold a lecture, “Individual and Family Emergency Preparedness Training: A New Framework of Thinking,&r More...

Library will sponsor early ‘POV’ screenings

The Monroe Township Public Library 2015 POV Summer Film and Discussion Series, featuring showings of the latest “POV” documentaries before their national broadcast premieres on PBS, will open with “Return to Homs” at 1 p.m. More...

Author to sign books at Strawberry Festival

Local author Bettie Linke will sign and sell her latest work, “Tales of Benny the Beagle,” a children’s book featuring an all-American beagle telling the stories, at the fourth annual St. More...

Obituaries

Justin J. Taylor

Justin J. Taylor died May 10, 2015, at home. He was 34. Born in Freehold, he was a lifelong resident of Spotswood and a graduate of Spotswood High School. More...

Herminia Castro

Herminia Castro of Somerset passed away peacefully on May 12, 2015. She was born on a farm in the small town of Arrecifes, Argentina. More...

Gregory Bruce Elefante

Gregory Bruce Elefante, born Sept. 12, 1950, died on May 13, 2015, at the age of 64 after a long struggle with heart disease. A lifelong resident of East Brunswick, Greg was a graduate of East Brunswick High School. More...