July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Immigrant children arriving

Children who are fleeing Central American nations to escape crime, violence and poverty are finding their way to Freehold Borough. More...

Holt celebrated as library champion

Local libraries have always been valuable resources for jobseekers, but a new law finally allows them to receive federal funding support for job training and job search programs. More...

Grandfather dedicated to helping ailing baby

The Silva family was thrilled for the arrival of a baby boy a few months ago. His parents, Tim and Tara of Garwood, named him Jackson Conner. More...

Scout’s honor

Valerie Bechtold of Old Bridge has received her Girl Scout Gold Award from the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey. More...

New rabbi joins Beth Ohr

OLD BRIDGE — Joel Mishkin has joined Congregation Beth Ohr, Route 516, as a rabbi. Officials at Beth Ohr considered more than a dozen applicants during their rabbi search. More...

Card stock

Mike Sellings of Brooklyn, N.Y., from left, Sabitino Guerriero of Hillsborough, Ed Hartkin of Matawan and Tom Visicaro of Hillsborough look through a pack of cards during the Sayreville First Aid Squad’s sports card and collectible fundraiser o More...

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Rose Welsh, lead volunteer of the Old Bridge Food Bank, accepts a donation of more than $1,500 worth of items donated by Miguel Concepcion, senior manager at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Old Bridge. More...

Letters

Jimmy Fund Golf extends thanks for support

Jimmy Fund Golf extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the Edison branch’s annual Charity Golf Outing held June 16 at Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands. More...

Opinion

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A group of young men make their way along the boardwalk in Ocean Grove on July 22. More...

Sports

Going up for two

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Megan Quinlan goes up for two points over Woodbridge High School defenders during a recent Middlesex College Girls Summer Basketball League contest in Edison. Sayreville won the game, 47-31. More...

Old Bridge team wins tchoukball title

Two tchoukball teams from Old Bridge traveled to Woodbridge, Conn., earlier this month to compete in the second annual U.S. championships, with a local entry bringing home the championship for the second straight year. More...

Bayern goes wire-to-wire in $1 million Haskell win

Thoroughbred race trainer Bob Baffert seldom plays the role of spoiler. That’s especially true at the William Hill Haskell Invitational, a race his mounts have won a record six times. More...

Cricket a growing sport in central New Jersey

That funny game with a bat and ball, wickets and players in white dress uniforms is beginning to take a foothold in the area. That funny game is called cricket, and it may soon become more than a novelty. More...

Sayreville gets $3.3M more in FEMA funds

A n additional $3.3 million in funding for the acquisition and demolition of flood-damaged homes in Sayreville has been allocated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More...

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Christopher Fraser of Sayreville checks out a program during the Sayreville First Aid Squad’s sports card and collectible fundraiser on July 26. More...

Former teacher receives jail time for sexually assaulting students

SAYREVILLE — A former Sayreville War Memorial High School teacher was sentenced July 28 to serve four years in a New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting two teenage male students. More...

Public can comment on extension of Sandy Hook path

SANDY HOOK — The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comment and regulatory review of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to extend the Multi-Use Path at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Unit. More...

Girl wonders

The cast of “Alice in Wonderland” will perform Aug. 1-3 at the Main Street Theatre Co., 3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin. More...

Assemblyman seeks to end state’s grab of utility taxes

Legislation that would force the state to reimburse municipalities some $400 million in withheld utility taxes has again been introduced in the state Assembly, this time without the need for gubernatorial approval. More...

Renowned South Amboy artist displays works at library

SOUTH AMBOY — An internationally recognized artist now has his work on display at the Sadie Pope Dowdell Library. More...

‘Super-bug’ threat spurs push to limit antibiotics for livestock

State Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin (D-Middlesex) is calling on Congress to curb certain antibiotics in livestock feed and ban feeding antibiotics to healthy animals. More...

Fairgrounds to feature alligator show, racing pigs

ENTERTAINMENT

The 77th Middlesex County Fair will bring a variety of shows to East Brunswick. Held Aug. 4-10 at 655 Cranbury Road, the fair will take place 5-11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. More...

Bulletin Board

Outdoor movies continue at church

The First Reformed Church of South River, 42 Thomas St., off Main Street, is hosting a free Summer Outdoor Movie Series. All films are shown at 8 p.m. The remaining screenings will be “The Lego Movie,” Aug. More...

Leonardo alumni set reunion for Sept. 26

The 84th annual Middletown Township High School at Leonardo Alumni Reunion, for students and teachers who attended or taught at the school from 1911-1958, will be held Sept. 26 at the Jacques Banquet Hall, 500 Palmer Ave., Middletown. More...

Participants sought for school golf outing

The Spotswood High School (SHS) Hole-In-One Club will host its annual fundraising Golf Outing Aug. 18 at Rossmoor Golf Club, Monroe. The SHS varsity golf team is funded through the SHS Hole- In-One Club. More...

Obituaries

Domenico “Domenick” Albarella

Mr. Albarella, 50, of Millstone, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. He was born in Italy and lived in North Bergen prior to settling in Millstone to raise his family. Mr. More...

Business

PSE&G to upgrade gas facilities in South Amboy, South River

With the approval of its Energy Strong program, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) is upgrading gas facilities in South Amboy and South River. More...

Costco opens as first part of transit village

The wait is over for Zhixin Zong and Eyi Cao. The Franklin residents said they have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Costco, the first store built as part of the MainStreetNB transit village project on Route 1 north in North Brunswick. More...

What’s hurting affordability?

Stagnant income growth, mounting home price and a low supply of homes are making home ownership less reasonable, according to the 2014 Zillow Home Price Expectation Survey, where 106 panelists including economists, real estate experts and investment More...