January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Questions loom over New Jersey’s fiscal health

Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address did not sufficiently outline a plan to overcome the economic challenges facing New Jersey in the eyes of some local officials. More...

Authorities investigate police shooting of resident in Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE — The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is continuing an investigation into the fatal shooting of a resident by an Old Bridge police officer. More...

Wetlands restoration projects proposed in Middlesex County

Four wetlands restoration projects are being proposed to revitalize open space holdings that are being overrun by invasive species and to strengthen habitats associated with the wetlands throughout Middlesex County. More...

Reward offered in 1999 killing of teenage girl

A reward is being offered to anyone who anonymously provides information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the homicide of a 17-year-old Sayreville girl who was killed 16 years ago. More...

Updated federal flood maps may be viewed at open house

Middlesex County residents will have an opportunity to look at revised federal flood maps at an open house coordinated by county, state and federal agencies. More...

Country Folk Art Craft Show

TOP PICK

The Country Folk Art Craft Show comes to the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison Jan. 23-25. This is the 33rd anniversary of the show. More...

Letters

Sporting event overtaken by commercials

Jan. 12 was a momentous night in college football. That night, the first national college championship between Oregon and Ohio was played. For weeks prior to the game, the hype promised that it would be a great game. I was eagerly awaiting it. More...

Opinion

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Snowflakes on a car window on a cold snowy late afternoon. More...

Sports

Celebrating a strike

Old Bridge High School’s Kenny Tse reacts to rolling a strike during the Greater Middlesex Conference Bowling Championships on Jan. 14 at Brunswick Zone in North Brunswick. More...

Old Bridge girls seek third straight GMC indoor track title

Old Bridge High School’s girls track team looks to make its mark at the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Championships on Jan. 24 at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River. More...

Sayreville’s Whitford, Milne play in Bret Cooper bowl

Two Sayreville seventh-graders recently competed in the annual Bret Cooper Junior Academic All-American Bowl in Dallas, Texas. More...

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Sayreville High School’s Zach Alessi, right, and Woodbridge’s Charles Cole duel for a rebound during a Jan. 15 game played in Woodbridge. The Barrons defeated the Bombers 53-50 on a buzzer-beater from Quassim Glover. More...

Sayreville football victim to seek $1.5 million in suit

An attorney representing one of the victims of alleged sexual assault in the Sayreville War Memorial High School football program has notified the borough and the Board of Education that he intends to file a lawsuit. More...

4-H members spend MLK Day baking and making for others

To honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Middlesex County 4-H Junior Youth Council came together to help others as part of their annual service project on Monday. More...

Sparks fly over appointment of Sayreville municipal court judge

SAYREVILLE — The appointment of a new municipal court judge sparked controversy at a recent Borough Council meeting, with officials disagreeing over whether the previous judge’s term had expired. More...

Old Bridge adds 3 officers via alternate route hiring

OLD BRIDGE — Three new police officers are the first to be hired under the township’s new alternate route hiring program. More...

Teenaged actor inspired by director Jolie in ‘Unbroken’

John D’Leo is not yet at the point where hordes of fans mob him on the street — but that is fine with him. More...

Pilfered pineapples result in arrest of senior pair

SOUTH AMBOY — City police charged two individuals with theft and receiving stolen property on Jan. 5. More...

Patterns

Ariana White decorates a paper snowflake as part of a program at the Sadie Pope Dowdell Library in South Amboy on Dec. 29. More...

Bulletin Board

Open houses set for Jan. 25, 30 at St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew School, 470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, will hold open houses 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 25, and 9:30- 10:30 a.m. and 12:15-1:15 p.m. Jan. 30. More...

‘Art of Don Bloom’ on display at temple

The East Brunswick Jewish Center, 511 Ryders Lane, is showcasing an exhibition titled “Form and Color: Art of Don Bloom” through March 22 in the synagogue’s new art gallery. A free opening reception is planned for 2-4 p.m. Jan. 25. More...

OLV students seeking votes in video contest

The eighth-grade class at Our Lady of Victories School, Sayreville, has emerged as one of the top 10 finalists in the sixththrough eighth-grade division of the national Scotties Trees Rock video contest. More...

Schools

Old Bridge Public Library launches online tutoring

OLD BRIDGE — Everyone from struggling students to job-hunting adults can now take advantage of a free online tutoring service offered by the Old Bridge Public Library. More...

Area schools and camps have so much to offer

Get ready for your child to experience what all the kids talk about at the start of the school year; East Brunswick Day Camp! Registration will begin on Feb. More...

An American tradition: camp

For more than 150 years, millions of children have learned life lessons and made lasting memories in a positive, supportive camp environment.This year, more than 10 million children and youth will attend camp nationwide. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

E. Thomas Allen Jr. has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Columbia Bank. Allen replaces Alex Grinewicz, who is retiring following a 41-year banking career. More...

Hidden Pond Court buyers are building a legacy

New Jersey based D&D Developers is preparing to unveil the model in its third and newest subdivision in East Brunswick, known as Hidden Pond Court. More...

Weichert, Realtors made the words ‘Happy Holidays’ ring true with its annual toy drive

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 36th Annual Toy Drive, collecting more than 16,000 new toys and more than $5,000 in monetary donations for disadvantaged children in time for the holiday season. More...