August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

PGA pros, fans tee up windfall for Edison-area businesses

As the golf world focuses on the township playing as the host to the Barclays FedExClub Playoffs at the Plainfield Country Club, Edison officials and merchants are focused on the people — and profits — the event will bring to the area. More...

Researchers seek to raise awareness of storm surges

LONG BRANCH — Despite accurate forecasting, several dozen people perished during superstorm Sandy, and scientists are searching for the reasons why warnings about the magnitude of the storm were not heeded. More...

Man indicted on vehicular homicide of Old Bridge resident

A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Marlboro man charged with the fatal 2014 motor vehicle collision that took the life of a 32-year-old Old Bridge man, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. More...

County website aims to make a splash with maps about local rivers, streams

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority’s (MCIA) newest website feature is steering residents toward one of the region’s natural resources. More...

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival

TOP PICK

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival will be held noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 29 on The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk in Long Branch. The festival features live performances by jazz and blues musicians from the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. More...

Letters

History and civics must be taught in school

Educating future generations of American students in American History and Civics is a fundamental requirement for living in the United States. More...

Opinion

Photo

Waiting for a winning number at St. Rose of Lima Bingo, Freehold Borough, Aug. 22. More...

Entertainment

Edward Burns writes what he knows (and loves) in TNT’s family-centered cops-and-mobsters drama

To ask Edward Burns how long he has been working on his richly detailed new TNT drama Public Morals (premiered Aug. 25) is a complex thing. More...

With a lack of focus, high marks elude ‘American Ultra’

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Mike Howell seems like just an average stoner. He lives with his girlfriend Phoebe, works at a convenience store and has a phobia that keeps him from leaving his small West Virginia town. But there is much more to Mike than meets the eye. More...

The Diner

“It’s a friendly place, usually momand pop with a sole proprietor, that serves basic, home-cooked, fresh food, for good value.” That’s how American Diner Then and Now author Richard Gutman sums up that quintessentially America More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Burger King restaurants will be participating in a fundraiser to support cancer research for the 16th consecutive year. More...

Weichert, Realtors’ Old Bridge office to participate in Sayreville Day Sept. 13

Jeffrey Cagide, manager of the Weichert, Realtors’ Old Bridge office, announces that his office will be participating in the upcoming Sayreville Day event on Sept.13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kennedy Park, Sayreville. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the Old Bridge office was recognized for outstanding performance in July. More...

Art finds a home in nature at Grounds For Sculpture

An escape from everyday life can be found in the sculpture garden and arboretum of Grounds For Sculpture. More...

A&P closures affect 2 stores in Old Bridge

Officials in Old Bridge Township are dealing with the anticipated closure of local supermarkets owned by The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., which announced mass layoffs this week due to impending bankruptcy. More...

‘Love is Louder’ concert raises funds for mental health programs

OLD BRIDGE — A motivational speaker inspired Old Bridge High School student Jessica McDevitt to serve as the host to a “Love is Louder” benefit concert to raise funds for programs that promote mental health and help prevent suicide. More...

Stephy’s Place will be there to support those with loss and grief

Three years ago, Sheila Martello met Stephy Hardman Kaminoff, who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. More...

Local priest appointed Canon of Polish Basilica

A local priest has been appointed Canon of the Basilica of St. Florian in Poland. Fr. Robert Lynam, pastor of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Kendall Park, was conferred in respect for the dedication and honor to the life and efforts of St. More...

Bulletin Board

Thomas Edison Center seeks volunteers

The historic Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park is seeking adult volunteers to assist in many of its programs at the center on Christie Street in Edison. More...

Preschool classes begin in September

The North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services will begin its fall preschool classes next month at Sabella Park Preschool, 1453 Cozzens Lane, North Brunswick. More...

‘Ironbound Crooner’ to perform at library

Singer and composer John Padovano will present a free concert beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Old Bridge Public Library Main Branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road. More...

Columns

Democracy requires action

VIEWS

For months news anchors have been pushing presidential politics on their audiences. I get it. Presidential politics is fun; it’s the big time, and the stakes are always high. More...

Schools

College to offer Chinese courses

Middlesex County College will offer classes in the Chinese language, starting in fall 2015. The first class, Chinese 121, will be held from 9:30-10:50 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Chinese 122 will begin in spring 2016. More...

Historic one-room schoolhouse and barn rising anew in Monroe

MONROE — The first phase of a project to restore a historic schoolhouse and barn along Federal Road is well underway, with the frame of the 19th-century schoolhouse already reassembled. More...

Sports

Battle for the ball

Georgian Court University’s Casey O’Connor, left, and Brookdale Community College’s Heather Arbachesky collide as they try to win possession of the ball during the preseason scrimmage in Lakewood. More...

Saturday in the Park 5K benefits women’s, children’s services

The Jersey Shore Running Club’s 22nd annual Saturday in the Park 5K “Women Taking Steps to Help Women” will be at Holmdel Park Sept. 5. The event features a Women’s 5K Run and Scenic 3-Mile Walk that start at 9 a.m. More...

Lady Knights look to become a state power in volleyball

With his team seeking a third straight Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) championship, Old Bridge High School girls volleyball coach Andrew Hopman wants the Lady Knights to be known as more than just a conference powerhouse. More...