April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Mom advocates for Sara’s Law at 3-year mark

I t has been three years since the passage of Sara’s Law — and Betty Dubinin is still getting the word out to the public about a state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin contacts. More...

Funding supports behavioral health screenings for those affected by Sandy

The Christie administration has announced $4 million for behavioralhealth screenings for residents impacted by superstorm Sandy. More...

Friends help Old Bridge family in time of need

Friends of the Rhatigan family are reaching out to the community for assistance in meeting the family’s financial burdens due to their son’s medical condition. More...

Councilmember wants city to explore hiring grant writer

SOUTH AMBOY — One councilman would like to see the city get some assistance in grant writing. More...

Ice princess

Adrienne Dame-Nehila of Old Bridge, a student in the Garde Manger class at Middlesex County College, Edison, displays her artistic side as she learns the fundamentals of ice carving. More...

Film shows work as path to adulthood

For Nicholas, holding down a job at the East Brunswick Stop & Shop is a huge opportunity that has boosted his selfesteem and propelled him into adulthood. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

Sprriing Home & Garden

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter. More...

Equip your home with a sump pump

Spring Home & Garden

I n 2012, hundreds of miles of coastline along the northeastern United States were battered and decimated due to Hurricane Sandy. More than a year later, many homeowners were still dealing with the consequences of the devastating storm. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Spring Home & Garden

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

North Brunswick woman issues public plea for donor

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Asja Joseph is asking for the public’s help in securing a much-needed kidney transplant. More...

Letters

Guidelines needed for overdose drug policy

With news outlets reporting daily about New Jersey’s escalating heroin epidemic and resulting increase in overdose deaths, we commend Gov. More...

Senator responds to comments about bill

I n the Suburban’s April 3 edition, a letter to the editor from Mark Klein of Monroe (“Officials Push for Their Own Money”) painted a much-distorted picture of legislation currently being considered by the Legislature that would per More...

New Jersey youth need to learn their history

Since I graduated college in 1974, I have always believed education makes a difference in both our communities and with our youth. More...

Obituaries

Charles G. Costello Sr.

Mr. Costello, 96, of Old Bridge, died April 7, 2014, at home. Born in Woodhaven, N.Y., he resided in Old Bridge since 1960. He was a computer operator for E.R. More...

Frank Edwin Urich

Mr. Urich, 91, of Metuchen, died March 18, 2014. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., and pursued a master’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Urich was a longstanding figure in Metuchen. More...

Sports

Locked in on the pitch

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Rebecca Wehrle rips into a pitch during the Bombers’ April 10 game against South Brunswick in Parlin. The Bombers pulled out a 6-5 home win. More...

Knights get strong pitching, hitting in 5-1 start to season

OLD BRIDGE

The Old Bridge High School baseball team is off to a 5-1 start as it looks to contend for the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Red Division crown. More...

Sayreville boasts versatile team of track and fielders

SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s girls track and field team enters the spring season with an array of talented sprinters, and many of them will also compete in the hurdles. More...

Bulletin Board items

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Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

State cracking down on illegal dumping

Those who dump garbage in parks or other state-owned lands are being warned: Prepare to pay steep criminal and civil fines. More...

Soto–Penaflor

Maria and Joseph Soto of Manalapan announce the engagement of their daughter, Gloria Maria, to Peter Penaflor, son of Aurea Molina of East Brunswick. More...

Experts address area transportation concerns

Fourteen years ago, Pat Kay made the conscious decision to stop driving. Having worked for years as a freelancer in the art industry, she would take long drives to visit museums all over the country. More...

County golf courses open for the season

A fter one of the harshest winters in recent memory, Middlesex County has officially reopened all four of its golf courses. More...

Woodhaven Lumber is an area leader in kitchen and bath design, cabinetry and flooring

When James T. More...

Builders’ General: neighborhood building materials supplier

Builders’ General is your local and neighborhood building materials supplier. More...

Parents warned about usage of molly drug at ‘glow parties’

Law enforcement agencies throughout Middlesex County are alerting parents about the growing sale and use of molly, an illegal drug, at promoted events. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

ENTERTAINMENT

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Bulletin Board

Candidates to debate during April 29 forum

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area is sponsoring a debate among the four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Rep. Rush Holt in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. The debate will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Shoe collection to help food, clothing mission

Trinity United Methodist Church, now joined with Monroe Community Church, is sponsoring its Share Your Soles 5-for-5 Shoe Drive to benefit the CUMAC/ECHO (Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community/Ecumenically Concerned Helping Others) Food and More...

Sponsors, golfers welcome at Rotary event

The South River-East Brunswick Rotary Club Foundation will hold its 20th annual Golf Classic May 7 at the Cranbury Golf Club, West Windsor. Cost is $150 per golfer and includes greens fees, electric cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and awards. More...

Opinion

Photo

A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

Schools

Full-day kindergarten drives Old Bridge school budget

OLD BRIDGE — The Board of Education introduced a budget for the 2014-15 school year that includes more than $3 million in spending over the previous year, according to school district Business Administrator Joseph Marra. More...

FEMA for Kids prepares students for emergencies

OLD BRIDGE — Every member of the family has a role to play when preparing for emergencies like superstorm Sandy, including young children, according to FEMA spokesman Albert Pillot. More...

Learning center offers tips on college interviews

A lthough not every college requires it, teens may be subject to an admissions interview before being accepted to the college of their choice. More...

Business

Provident Bank offers special services to Bar Association

The Provident Bank has entered into an arrangement with the Middlesex County Bar Association that will allow the bank to offer specialized services and preferred rates to the association’s members and their employees, as well as referred client More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Chamber of Commerce serving Old Bridge, Sayreville and South Amboy will hold its annual Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon April 23 at Costa Verde Restaurant, Route 35, South Amboy. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. More...

Dollar deals

They say there’s no romance without finance. For many, there’s also no residence without financing. More...