September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Parents seek later school bell

Parents know all too well the battle of pulling teenagers out of bed to go to school. Karen Famiglietti would like to change that longstanding tradition and give teenagers a little more time before they begin their school day. More...

A walk in the woods

Walking the marked hiking trails at the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge, Eric Gehring found it hard to pass by the blueberries. More...

Keep on truckin’

Top: A camouflage truck speeds down the quarter mile during the 38th annual U.S. Diesel Truckin’ Nationals at Raceway Park in Old Bridge on Sept. 13. Above: Owners prepare their trucks for viewing. More...

Local residents to march in N.Y. for climate control

In what is being described as the largest of its kind in history, the People’s Climate March will take place in New York City on Sept. 21, with thousands of New Jersey residents expected to attend. More...

County mosquito commission celebrates century of service

Middlesex County officials are recognizing the work of the county’s Mosquito Extermination Commission in honor of the group’s 100th anniversary. More...

Sayreville man charged in South Brunswick break-ins

Police have charged two men in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred from April to August in the Brunswick Acres and Monmouth Junction areas of South Brunswick. More...

Farm’s corn maze pays tribute to Yankees legend

With longtime New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retiring this year, members of the VonThun family have decided to honor him the best way they can — through a corn maze. More...

Lawn care tips for fall

Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. Fertilizing More...

Add appeal, save on your remodeling project

Tips to make the most of your budget

For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin.According to the 2013 Cost vs.Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on More...

Letters

Researcher: Meat may harbor diseases

The Ebola outbreak has now claimed more than 1,500 lives. More...

Opinion

Photo

Colorful mums bring a feeling of fall to Battleview Orchards, Freehold Township. More...

Sports

Bombers, Knights start gridiron schedule with convincing wins

The Sayreville War Memorial High School and Old Bridge High School football teams began their efforts to land a return trip to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group V playoffs with solid ground games that resulted in convincing victories on Sept. 12. More...

Bombers loading up on matches to prepare for tournaments

SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL

With its starting singles players all back, Sayreville War Memorial High School’s girls tennis team is looking to improve upon last fall’s 11-9 record. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Change A Life Uganda has announced its first 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run for kids on Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Bulletin Board

- Palatines to celebrate New Jersey’s birthdayThe Palatines of New Jersey will celebrate the state’s 350th birthday with a lecture at 1:30 p.m. Sept. More...

Lodzinski in court in son’s murder 23 years ago

More than 23 years after 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey disappeared, his mother, Michelle Lodzinski, was arraigned on charges that she “did knowingly or willfully” murder her son in 1991. More...

Trail system showcases county’s natural areas

On a late-summer day that was sunny and warm with low humidity, a couple walked a marked, wooded trail in the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge. “We’ve come out a few times,” said Patrick Roxbury, 32. More...

Sayreville bans tobacco sales to people under 21

SAYREVILLE — An ordinance banning the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21 was adopted by the Borough Council in a 4-2 vote at last week’s meeting. More...

Remembering 9/11

Top right: Family members, guests, township officials and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion take part in a silent tribute at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on Sep More...

Henry declared primary winner in South Amboy

SOUTH AMBOY — The June primary election ended on Sept. 12 in a Middlesex County courtroom. However, the initial outcome was unchanged. More...

State to allow sports betting

Within the next month, representatives of Monmouth Park in Oceanport expect to see patrons wagering on Jets and Giants football games and other sporting events. More...

Red Cross announces Blood Donor App

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its-kind Blood Donor App that allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. More...

5K Run to benefit hockey player and Team LeGrand

The Friends and Neighbors in Action (FNA), an organization based in Millstone Township, will hold the eighth annual 5K Run and Fun Walk at Thompson Park, Monroe Township, Middlesex County, on Sept. 21. The event will be held rain or shine. More...

Look locally when shopping for your fall home improvement needs

The fall season is the perfect backdrop for deep cleaning, home spruce-ups and home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, inside and outside of your home. Now is the time to shop around for those household items you need and desire. More...

Five simple tips to enhance your home’s personality

Your home can say a lot about you.A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. More...

Grand entrance

Anthony Mastrolia of Boy Scout Troop 223, East Brunswick, received his Eagle Scout award by enhancing Schirra Elementary School in Old Bridge. More...

Bulletin Board

Dining event to aid expectant mother

Camillo’s Restaurant and Pizza, 31 Macarthur Ave., Sayreville, will hold a fundraiser Sept. 22-25 to aid Jaclyn Squillace Olsen, a 26-year-old area resident who is 7 months pregnant and was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. More...

Motorcycle Club sets hog roast for Sept. 21

The Motorcycle Club of South Amboy Elks Lodge No. 784 will hold its fourth annual hog roast at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the lodge, 601 Washington Ave., South Amboy. The party will begin after the Rolling Thunder ride. There will be live entertainment. More...

FirstEnergy Corp. offers education grants

New Jersey educators can apply for FirstEnergy Corp.’s education grants for the 2014-15 school year by Sept. 19. More...

Columns

Network TV fights back this fall

A&E with Jeremy

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Kessler Rehabilitation Center, 540 Bordentown Ave., Suite 4700, South Amboy, will offer free balance screenings throughout the month of September in recognition of Fall Awareness and Prevention Month. More...

Discover the jewel on Farrington Lake

Discover this jewel on Farrington Lake at 35 Louise Drive in East Brunswick. More...

The young and the risk-averse

A focus on saving cash is a great plan to build a down payment for a home, but for a retirement savings, it may not be the best tactic. Yet, that is what many young Americans are choosing. More...