November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sayreville aims to unite, heal, move forward

The focus for much of the Sayreville community remains on healing and recovery as the school district continues an investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving members of the high school football team. More...

South Amboy OKs redevelopment plan calling for 1,750 residences

SOUTH AMBOY — The city’s efforts to finally shut down and redevelop the Amboy Aggregates site — something officials have been looking to do for almost a decade — reached a milestone earlier this month when a representative of More...

NJSPCA assumes control of Helmetta shelter

The Borough of Helmetta has agreed to a request by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) to relinquish control of the borough’s quarantined animal shelter. More...

South River home is 100th demolished since Sandy

SOUTH RIVER — The Nov. 18 demolition of a borough home in the post-Sandy Blue Acres buyout program marked a milestone in the effort to move New Jersey homeowners out of flood-prone areas. The latest home demolition occurred at 16 Water St. More...

Knights to dance to raise funds for D-Day trip

OLD BRIDGE — The Old Bridge Marching Knights will host a dance marathon to raise funds for a trip to France to take part in ceremonies commemorating the World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy next June. More...

Local comedian Vic DiBitetto prepares for breakout year

ENTERTAINMENT

I n show business, it’s not “who you know,” but “who knows you.” At least, that seems to be the case for Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto, who, after 30 years of fighting in the trenches of stand-up comedy, has finally m More...

Letters

Bills would toughen burglary laws

Currently, burglary in New Jersey is a third-degree crime that does not carry a prison sentence for a first-time offender. More...

Opinion

Photo

View of the Raritan River from the Driscoll Bridge, Middlesex County. More...

Schools

A great Knight

Cast members huddle together for a group cheer prior to the start of “A Knight of One Acts,” which was held by the Old Bridge High School Drama Department on Nov. 20. More...

Parents learn about their children’s academics

OLD BRIDGE — Parents were educated about their children’s school days during the Old Bridge School District’s annual Parent University on Nov. 13. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Central Jersey Business Alliance (CJBA) will hold its Holiday Networking Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Cambridge Inn, 19 Summerhill Road, Spotswood. The event is sponsored by the Cambridge Inn and the CJBA. More...

Last chance to purchase final phase of homes at Pointe at Turnbury

The final phase of homes at The Pointe at Turnbury, the active adult townhome community just minutes from downtown Princeton, has been an overwhelming hit with homebuyers this fall, leaving only a handful of homes remaining. More...

RE/MAX celebrates 20 years of industry-leading education

The industry-leading education platform for RE/MAX Affiliates, now known as RE/MAX University (RU), celebrates 20 years of providing training that can be traced back to the introduction of the RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN). RSN launched Nov. More...

Bulletin Board

- Animal Hall of Fame accepting nominationsThe New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association is accepting nominations for the 20th annual Animal Hall of Fame. More...

Gasko’s open house to benefit injured teen

The annual winter carnival known as Gasko’s Christmas Open House will embrace the spirit of giving this year. More...

Local families celebrate Adoption Day

I n what officials described as the year’s “happiest day in the courthouse,” 10 local families finalized 16 adoptions at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick in celebration of National Adoption Day. More...

Report: Changes needed to help at-risk families

Simple policy proposals such as a state child care tax credit or providing statefunded full-day preschool can go a long way to address the obstacles low-income families face daily, according to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. More...

Work begins on Atlantic coastal plan

Stakeholders representing coastal states from Virginia to New York, along with state and federal agencies, are beginning the work of drafting a plan aimed at ensuring the long-term health of the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Master Gardeners honored for efforts

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension is recognizing two Middlesex County Master Gardeners who were recipients of this year’s Awards for Excellence at the 2014 Rutgers Master Gardener Fall Conference, which honors volunteers from each New Jersey co More...

A Musical Parade

TOP PICK

The Oasis Players will return to the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County at 2 p.m. Nov. 30. More...

Bulletin Board

Youngsters invited to free-throw contest

East Brunswick Elks Lodge No. 2370 will conduct its annual Free-Throw Hoop Shoot Contest Dec. 5 at the Raritan Valley YMCA, 144 Tices Lane, East Brunswick. Registration is set for 4:30-5 p.m. More...

Altar Rosary Society schedules Tricky Tray

The St. Lawrence Altar Rosary Society will sponsor a Tricky Tray beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the parish hall, 109 Laurence Parkway, Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. More...

Seniors to celebrate Christmas Dec. 5

The Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Senior Group will host its next gathering at 1 p.m. Dec. 5 in the church’s Monsignor Dalton Hall, Main Street, Sayreville. More...

Columns

Minion memories

I hope everyone is lucky enough to have a perfect moment at some point in his or her life. I’m talking about one of those moments that remain untouched in memory, no matter what happens. More...

Sports

Old Bridge boys close season with solid MOC finish

Old Bridge High School’s boys crosscountry team completed a strong fall season with an 11th-place finish in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Nov. 22 at Holmdel Park. More...

Brookdale women’s soccer team repeats as national champions

Marti Stewart was understandably nervous. A freshman at Brookdale Community College, she was joining the defending National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III championship women’s soccer team. More...

SPORT SHORTS

For the second straight season, the College of Mount Saint Vincent women’s soccer program had three players recognized with All-Skyline Conference honors. More...