October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Bridge explores energy options

OLD BRIDGE — The Borough Council has retained a consultant to begin seeking bids for third-party energy aggregation programs. More...

Authorities: Drug ring spanned three counties

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have converged on central New Jersey to take down a drug organization headed by a suspect with residences in Sayreville and Neptune. More...

Voters to decide future of open space funding

The future of funding for environmental programs in the state will be determined in the upcoming election. More...

Question on ballot aims to reform bail process

A ballot question that focuses on the pretrial detention of certain suspects will be placed before voters in the Nov. 4 general election. More...

Residents seek reimbursement of permit fee

SOUTH AMBOY — Two neighbors who fought City Hall likely will be receiving a refund. Barkalow Street resident Ken Feeley had complained to the council during a Sept. More...

Parlin dentist gives award to local community ‘heroes’

SAYREVILLE — Parlin dentist Dr. Mariana Blagoev has announced the winners of her Honor an Everyday Hero contest. “These ‘heroes’ are ordinary folks — local neighbors, co-workers, friends or even strangers. More...

Survey says...

The Voza family of Old Bridge — Fred Voza, Nancy Voza-Kulpa, Judith O’Donnell, Fred Jr. More...

All bets are on for sports wagering at racetrack

The first legal wagers in New Jersey on a sporting event are expected to be placed at Monmouth Park on Oct. 26, despite last-minute intervention by the four major sports leagues. More...

Boy Scout plans installation of Disc Golf Course in park

Eagle Scout candidate David Wolverton is turning one of his passions into something others can enjoy. An avid player of disc golf, David has designed the new 18-hole Thompson Park Disc Golf Course in Monroe. More...

Letters

Resident applauds Sayreville superintendent

Bravo, Sayreville Superintendent of Schools Rich Labbe. It took a lot of courage to do what you did, and I for one applaud you. How can anyone with a conscience ignore this? More...

Bus commuter irked by traffic conditions

I have been a New York City bus commuter from East Brunswick for 33 years, and I want to express the frustration I know so many local commuters are experiencing. More...

Lake area should be dedicated to Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer, born as Alfred Joyce Kilmer (Dec. 6, 1886, to July 30, 1918), was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled “Trees” (1913), which was published in “Trees and Other Poems” in 1914. More...

Schools

Monmouth celebrates GRAMMY Museum status

Some of the biggest names in music have come out of the Jersey Shore, and there’s about to be plenty more. More...

Sports

Battle for the ball

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Nahir Llorente, left, looks to get around Metuchen High School’s Kenny Karl-Rosamilia during the Oct. 18 soccer match in Parlin. Sayreville won the match on its home pitch, 2-0. More...

Lady Knights team to beat as top seed in GMC tourney

Old Bridge High School’s girls volleyball team enters the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Tournament with a 16-3 mark and is clearly the team to beat. More...

Breaking up the play

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Matt Barbosa tries to get between a pair of Metuchen High School players to break up a play during the Oct. 18 soccer match played in Sayreville. The Bombers won on their home pitch, 2-0. More...

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Dorothy Sikora leads a drum circle at the Nature Center at Cheesequake State Park in Old Bridge on Oct. 19. More...

Healing sought for students in Sayreville

Students at Sayreville War Memorial High School seem to be tired of talking about the scandal that has rocked their school. More...

81-year-old baker refuses to ‘dessert’ bakery

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Although Giuseppe Scala is 81 years old, his family can’t keep him out of the kitchen — or the car. Scala continues to bake every Saturday and on special occasions at Scala Bakery in North Brunswick. More...

Honor

Members of the American Legion Post 211 held a service to mark the Vietnam War Veterans Day at Sayreville Borough Hall on Oct. 12. More...

Candidates vie for seats in Old Bridge, Sayreville

Six candidates are running for three three-year terms on the Old Bridge Board of Education in the Nov. 4 elections. Incumbents Donna Andriani, Richard J. More...

To the beat

Attendees participate in a drum circle at the Nature Center at Cheesequake State Park in Old Bridge on Oct. 19. More...

Council seeks answers to Helmetta animal shelter issues

HELMETTA — To address growing concerns about conditions at the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter (HRAS), the Borough Council has notified 15 borough employees that they must be present for a discussion about the shelter that will take place at t More...

Spooky

The Santora family has decorated its home on Steinhardt Avenue in Old Bridge just in time for Halloween. More...

American Red Cross seeks to reduce fire deaths, injuries

The American Red Cross has announced a new campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. Seven times a day, someone in the United States dies in a fire, according to the Red Cross. More...

Bulletin Board

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ tryouts set in Old Bridge

Auditions for the GB Productions upcoming live staged-radio production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” are scheduled for 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28 at St. Thomas the Apostle School, Route 18 south, Old Bridge. More...

Local singer to appear at Candlelight Concert

Singer-songwriter Sofia Nicole (Sofia Khorosh) of East Brunswick will open for singers Dan Reed of the Dan Reed Network, Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors and Emily Kinney of the television series “The Walking Dead” at a Candlelight Concer More...

Summit will focus on investor fraud

The New Jersey Bureau of Securities will hold a free “Safe Investing” summit 5- 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Rutgers University Busch Campus Student Center. More...

Opinion

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The beauty of fall can be seen in a tree on Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan. More...

Business

East Brunswick mayor: Empty storefronts a new reality

EAST BRUNSWICK — It would take more than a century to fill retail space in a corridor along Route 18, according to real estate professionals. More...

Volunteers provide respite to those in need

The programs that the Interfaith Network of Care Inc. offers are more than just car rides and gatherings. They are long-lasting friendships that bring smiles and cherished memories. More...

Queens Gate apartments announces model opening

Queens Gate, a brand new collection of luxurious apartments set in a charming Somerset County location, is now open for leasing, according to Tanya Mariotti. More...