August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Central New Jersey breaks out in Pharoah fever

At 9 a.m. sharp, the sirens started to blare. Some people were smiling, some people were running with their hands in the air, some people were shouting, “We’re in!” More...

Concerns about bar owner spur denial of liquor license transfer

SAYREVILLE — Police department concerns about the transfer of a liquor license to a local business owner who previously managed a “troubled” bar in town have led the Borough Council to nix the proposed transfer. More...

Residents object to closure of hospital access road

OLD BRIDGE — The sudden closure of the emergency access road into Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) concerns residents of Maher Manor and the Chuck Costello Complex. The 160 or so residents who live in Maher Manor are age 62 and older. More...

Tiki Night

Above left: Kathy Kuchie of Woodbridge, left, and Mike Green of South Amboy, right, hold the bar while Bill Reuter of South Plainfield does the limbo during Tiki Night at the South Amboy Elks lodge o More...

Letters

State must prohibit use of inhumane traps

In 1984 the New Jersey Legislature banned leg-hold traps because they are inhumane. Yet last month, the state Fish and Game Council overturned that ban and will allow cruel leg-hold traps once again. More...

Increase funding for housing vouchers

For thousands of New Jerseyans with mental illness and other disabilities, housing choice vouchers are a lifeline that helps them live in safe, independent homes and avoid homelessness. More...

Drop the labels, we are all Americans

When you put a label on something, you separate it from everything else around it. More...

Entertainment

Tim Gunn delights in the fast-paced world of “Project Runway”

This season, Project Runway (returning Thursday, Aug. 6, on Lifetime) is once again stretching the minds of talented designers with challenges that push the boundaries of fashion. More...

A fun family vacation to Walley World

In theaters now

The summer vacation is an annual ritual. It’s that week when families can get away and enjoy each other’s company while relaxing and forgetting the stresses of life. More...

Teenagers come of age in the ’50s

Poodle skirts and bobby socks. Greased-back ducktails and souped-up hot rods. Rockin’ ’round the clock to the tunes on a jukebox. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization that raises money to support various healthcare services at Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), recently appointed Linda M. Hill, Pharm.D., as its new executive director. More...

Shhh … A house is for sale

Sort of secret, sort-of unofficial, ‘pocket listings’ can be attractive to both sellers and buyers

Last decade’s housing crisis has left its mark on today’s market. Secrets in the real estate world are getting people talking. More...

First-time buyers ready to act

The majority of potential homebuyers are looking to make a purchase within the next two years, according to new survey of potential buyers

Those who are hoping to buy their first home are pretty confident they’ll realize their dream within the next 24 months, according to a new survey of potential homebuyers. More...

Distracted driving poses peril on N.J. roads

Distracted driving is fueling a dangerous epidemic on New Jersey’s roads as it rivals the risks of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Gary Poedubicky, the N.J. More...

Water rate hikes introduced amid procedural debacle

An ordinance providing for two separate water rate hikes will be up for public hearing at the Aug. 10 meeting of the Sayreville Borough Council. More...

Welna Foundation keeps fallen friend’s spirit of kindness alive

SAYREVILLE — What started as an effort to establish a scholarship in memory of a brother and friend has blossomed into an endeavor to spread goodwill and keep his benevolent spirit alive. More...

Pageants provide platform for crusade against Alzheimer’s

MILLTOWN — A beauty is working in various ways to slay a deadly beast. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America and the only one in the Top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. More...

County announces winners of senior art competition

Winners of the Middlesex County Senior Art Contest will be honored during a ceremony on Aug. 14. More...

Civil War Living History Weekend

TOP PICK

The Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table of Central New Jersey presents its annual Civil War Living History Weekend at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, Aug. 8-9. Camps are open to the pubic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Aug. More...

Bulletin Board

Library to sponsor Comic Con Aug. 15

The Old Bridge Public Library will host its Comic Con celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug.15 at the library Main Branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road. More...

Participants sought for Sayreville 5K run/walk

The Sayreville Recreation Department’s annual Hit the Bricks Run 5K Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for Oct. 10 at the Capik Nature Preserve, Bordentown Avenue, Sayreville. For more information, call 732-390- 7092 or 732-390-7096. More...

Emergency-response class set in Sayreville

A 12-week CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class is scheduled to begin Sept. 9 at the Sayreville Emergency Squad, Washington Road, Parlin section of the borough. Individuals ages 18 and above are invited to attend. More...

Opinion

Photo

Visitors who bring bread to Lake Weamaconk in Englishtown will make fast friends with friendly fowl. The afternoon of Aug. 2 was a fine summer day to feed ducks and geese. More...

Schools

Rutgers considers adaptive sports program

MONROE — When Eric Katz was looking to begin his career as a wheelchair athlete, his first choice was at his home school of Rutgers University. More...

Local schools, businesses ready for back to school

For 39 years, Center Stage has offered the best, most experienced and diverse faculty in the area, covering all styles of dance: hip-hop, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern; theater (acting and musical theater); music (voice, piano, gui More...

7 tips to find the best college fit from Huntington Learning Center

Choosing a college can be difficult for many high school students.With so many factors to consider, Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center encourages teens to go about the process systematically.“Narrowing down colleges can be overwhel More...

Sports

American Pharoah delivers as winner at Haskell

Ahmed Zayat, owner of sport’s newest superstar, American Pharoah, didn’t have to worry about anyone leaving Monmouth Park disappointed. More...

Several hundred expected for Old Bridge Tennis Tournament

The 44th annual Old Bridge Tennis Tournament is set to begin Aug. 10, and tournament Director Brian Whiteman is expecting several hundred players to compete in the six-day event at the Municipal Complex. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Eight students from the Force One Competition Team, which trains at Fastkix Taekwondo in Spotswood, traveled with their instructor and head team coach, Master Charles Ferrone, to compete with over 1,500 athletes in the 2015 AAU National Taekwondo Cha More...