October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Work of psychics conjures spirited debate

Roughly one year ago, Heather Saracen was going through a particularly rough patch in her life. More...

Greater Media chairman lauded for radio leadership

A lways at the forefront of his industry, Greater Media’s CEO has been recognized for his role in electronic media. More...

Two charged with robbing South Amboy bank

SOUTH AMBOY — Two suspects have been apprehended in connection with a Wells Fargo bank robbery that took place earlier this month. More...

GOP, Libertarian candidates challenge Pallone on Nov. 4

LONG BRANCH — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) is hoping to withstand a challenge from Republican and Libertarian candidates in next week’s general election. More...

Advocates call for ouster of shelter officials, mayor

A nimal welfare advocates and Helmetta Councilwoman Yvette Bruno called for the mayor to resign over problems at the animal shelter during a tumultuous Borough Council meeting. More...

Letters

What is the price of Sayreville football?

No matter which side of the fence residents in Sayreville are on regarding the current high school football program, I’ve noticed one thing that has been overlooked is the cost involved in resolving this issue. More...

Opinion

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View from the bridge at Oakford Lake, downtown New Egypt. More...

Sports

GMC Championships

Senior Alyssa Kramer finished fourth individually and Old Bridge High School’s girls placed second as a team at the Greater Middlesex Conference Championships on Oct. 25 at Jamesburg’s Thompson Park. More...

Lady Knights advance in GMCs with strong first-round win

OLD BRIDGE T he Old Bridge High School girls soccer team was slated to take the field on Oct. 28 against Woodbridge High School in the quarterfinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Tournament. More...

Brookdale women’s soccer team is top seed for Region 19

The Brookdale Community College women’s soccer team has done everything head coach Kate Miller has expected. “I am pleased with what these girls have done,” she said. More...

Bulletin Board

- Church thrift store sets anniversary sale More...

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Dave Csimbok of Sayreville is transformed into Frankenstein at the Milltown Haunted River Walk on Oct. 24. More...

Mayor: Borough better prepared for future storms

I n the two years since superstorm Sandy, Sayreville has seen extensive state buyouts and demolitions of Sandy-damaged homes, and pump station repairs funded with federal funds. More...

Republicans challenge incumbent Democrats for freeholder seats

Election 2014

Four candidates are vying for two threeyear terms on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the Nov. 4 election. Democrat incumbents Carol Barrett Bellante and Charles Tomaro are seeking reelection, while Republican newcomers Richard J. More...

Grants would improve local roads

OLD BRIDGE — The Township Council has authorized grant applications to upgrade sections of Ticetown and Cottrell roads, including resurfacing and improving pedestrian safety. The council unanimously adopted two resolutions at its Oct. More...

Old Bridge police seek suspects in home invasions

OLD BRIDGE — Township police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects responsible for two recent home invasions. Police are investigating home invasions that took place on Oct. More...

Lessons of Sandy help protect against future storms

OLD BRIDGE — Two years after Sandy left a path of destruction through much of New Jersey, a local official said the lessons learned from the Oct. 29, 2012, superstorm will help the township build resiliency against future storms. More...

Bulletin Board

‘Steampunk Poe’ set for this weekend

The Sayreville War Memorial High School Theatre Society will present Edgar Allan Poe’s “Steampunk Poe” at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the school, Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville. Playwright/Director Michael A. More...

Visit with Santa to aid Toys for Tots

Parents and children are invited to visit with Santa and view the holiday lights and decorations at the Mahoney residence, 55 Valley Vale Drive, Old Bridge, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13. More...

‘Touch of Sinatra’ scheduled at library

The Old Bridge Public Library, Route 516 and Cottrell Road, will present “A Touch of Sinatra,” a tribute to the life and times of Frank Sinatra, at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8. More...

Schools

Stipends similar for area coaches

The stipends the Sayreville Bombers football coaches receive are typical of — if not slightly higher than — those offered to other coaching staffs within the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC). More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

NikkiSnips, a new full-service hair salon owned by Nicole Allegro of Old Bridge, recently opened in Park Plaza Shopping Plaza, 343 Route 34 North, Matawan (Old Bridge). More...

Somerset Gate nearing completion

The final buildings at Somerset Gate, a brand-new, gated community of luxurious townhomes located less than a mile from downtown New Brunswick, are under construction for early 2015 delivery, according to sales manager Debra Buragina, a licensed brok More...

Weichert Corporate Housing names new national director of business development

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing, announces that Marea Nathanson, a nine-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as national director of business developme More...