October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Raritan Bay, Meridian plan merger

Two major health organizations in central New Jersey have decided to join forces in an effort to enhance services and control costs. Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center announced Sept. More...

Raritan River Drawbridge replacement underway

Replacement of the 100-year-old Raritan River Drawbridge, which connects South Amboy and Perth Amboy, is one of the public transit improvements underway in Middlesex County after sustaining damage from superstorm Sandy. More...

Residents urged to update voter information by Oct. 14

The Middlesex County Board of Elections is advising residents who have recently moved, changed their name or are new residents in Middlesex County to check their personal voter information. More...

Helmetta shelter under scrutiny

The Middlesex County Health Department has warned the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter (HRAS) about violations after two inspections of the facility at 58 Main St. More...

Fisherman seeks fewer restrictions on parking near South Amboy beach

SOUTH AMBOY — An area resident brought his concerns about beach parking to the Sept. 17 City Council meeting. More...

Strengthen your weekend

Here’s how to live it up on the weekends without the extra pounds

When the weekend used to roll around, Julia Griggs Havey would walk to the freezer and pull out a pint of Baskin and Robbins Expresso ’n Cream Light — over and over again. More...

Expanded Fast Track at RBMC in Old Bridge a good choice for ED visits

Emergency departments across the country are visited by nearly 130 million people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and roughly 15 percent of these visits result in a hospital admission. More...

Rutgers CINJ studying low participation in cancer screenings by South Asian population

I n an effort to learn why South Asians in New Jersey and New York City have low participation rates when it comes to some cancer screenings, researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are conducting a study to further explore this issue.T More...

‘Encouraging’ period of stable disease suggested in vaccine treatment of pancreatic cancer

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey presented at national meeting

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that the ‘first in man’ series of vaccine injections given directly into a pancreatic cancer tumor is not only well tolerated, but also suggests an “encouraging” perio More...

Health officials urge prevention in virus scare

With a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 reported in New Jersey, school and hospital officials in Middlesex County are urging preventative measures. More...

Letters

Vegan diet may reduce breast cancer risk

A nnual mammograms aren’t as effective at reducing the risk of death from breast cancer as we once thought, according to a recently released 25- year study. More...

Opinion

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Yellow and green hues brighten a meadow at Bear Brook Park, Marlboro. More...

Sports

Central Jersey Shootout

An Old Bridge High School harrier races to the finish line at Thompson Park in Jamesburg during the Central Jersey Shootout on Sept. 27. The Knights were the overall champions of the cross-country meet. More...

Bombers’ girls battle through soccer injuries

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s girls soccer team has battled through a series of injuries and now owns a 6-2-2 record. More...

Bombers, Knights look to rebound from disappointing gridiron losses

A fter suffering disappointing defeats on Sept. 27, both the Sayreville War Memorial High School and Old Bridge High School football teams will be looking to get back on the winning track on Oct. 2. SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL More...

Bulletin Board

- Middlesex 4-H to hold open house Oct. 5The Middlesex County 4-H Open House is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.There are more than 25 4-H clubs within Middlesex County. More...

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Karun Sakhar of Old Bridge leads a challenge with a 20-pound bag on his shoulders as members of CrossFit Bacon of Old Bridge compete in various exercises at locations throughout Old Bridge on Sept. 27. More...

School district will have input on tax breaks

I n response to concerns raised by the Sayreville Board of Education, the Borough Council has agreed to consult with the board when negotiating tax abatements that would impact the school district. More...

Barbecue Showdown delights food lovers

Barbecue lovers were in luck this past weekend, when vendors from all over competed for their taste buds — and their votes — at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, South Amboy. More...

Free cardiac screenings inspired by story of MikeyD

More than 500 young people received potentially lifesaving heart screenings during an event that the Doherty family of Middletown organized as a way to pay it forward. The sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) screenings offered Sept. More...

Roast & rides

The Motorcycle Club of South Amboy Elks Lodge No. 784 held its fourth annual Hog Roast on Sept. 21 at the lodge on Washington Avenue. The party began after the Rolling Thunder Ride. More...

Fitness fun

Sean “Coach Bacon” McCauley of Bayonne greets teammate Lou Gregoire of Old Bridge as he makes his way down the slide on the boardwalk in Laurence Harbor. More...

Plaza Chiropractic Center celebrates 30th year in business

Founded in 1984, the Plaza Chiropractic Center, under the direction and guidance of Dr. Ira A. More...

Enterovirus D68 has reached N.J.; Hand washing and good hygiene can help prevent its spread

Frequent hand-washing can help prevent the spread of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Enterovirus D68 is a respiratory virus responsible for hospitalizing more than 100 children in the South and Midwest. More...

At risk of peripheral arterial disease? Find out at a free screening Nov. 5

A s many as eight million Americans have peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with many experiencing no symptoms. More...

Bulletin Board

OLV Oktoberfest gala scheduled for Oct. 4

Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Parish will hold its annual Oktoberfest 6:30- 10:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the parish’s Monsignor Dalton Hall, Main Street, Sayreville. Bernie’s Orchestra will play German-American music. More...

Church will host Fish and Chicken Fry

The First Presbyterian Church of Sayreville will sponsor its Fish and Chicken Fry 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17. Takeouts will begin at 5 p.m. Dining-room seating is set for 5:30-7 p.m. More...

Pink Hair fundraiser to fight breast cancer

Innervision Hair Salon, 499 Ernston Road, Parlin section of Sayreville, in the Parlin MiniMall, will sponsor a Pink Hair fundraiser during the month of October to fight breast cancer. Donation is $10 per link of pink highlights. More...

Schools

Student awarded Rensselaer Medal

Alexis K. Mooney of Howell has been named a Rensselaer Medal winner for excellence in math and science. Alexis attends the Freehold Regional High School District’s Animal and Botanical Sciences Academy at Freehold Township High School. More...

Business

Four easy steps to shopping for a mortgage

I t’s easy to understand why the concept of buying a home is a feel-good notion. More...

William McNamara named president of Weichert Title

Stephen Adamo, president of Weichert Financial Services, announces that William McNamara has been named president of Weichert Title, and will assume all leadership responsibilities for the company’s various title businesses. More...

N.J. Apartment Assoc. announces finalists for 2014 Garden State Awards of Excellence

The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) has announced the finalists for its 2014 Annual Garden State Awards of Excellence. More...