March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Main March

Above: Members of the Col. D.B. Kelly Pipes and Drums march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Amboy on March 22. Right: The crowd watches the parade. More...

‘Friday Nite Live’ offers fun and friendship

Some nights, they’ll go to the movies. Other nights, they’ll dance away to a DJ. More...

Homeowners can secure larger grants for façades

SOUTH AMBOY — The city will increase the amount recipients are eligible to receive through its residential façade program. Every year, a local committee meets and decides how the annual Community Development Block Grant funds will be used. More...

Middlesex County sheriff honored as ‘Trailblazer’

Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott was recognized last week for her achievements as a female in law enforcement and politics. She was among those to receive an Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award from U.S. Sen. More...

Letters

Trailblazing hazmat team deserves praise

As I reflect on past periods of my career, I need to remind the politicians and citizens of Middlesex County of something that they may never have known. More...

Opinion

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Baseball season has arrived in New Jersey. High school teams will swing into regular-season action on April 1. More...

Schools

Sayreville eyes change in school start times

The Sayreville school district is considering changing the schedule for all schools in the district to help offset a tax hike in the 2015-16 school budget. More...

College to mark 50 years with slate of family events

Middlesex County College has set a full schedule of activities to mark a half-century of history. The college is throwing open its doors to welcome everyone to its Community Open House 11 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Vo-tech students win floral competition

Junior Matthew Manning of South River, junior Allie Gomez of Old Bridge, senior Sophia Baselice of Old Bridge and senior Hector Pena of Carteret were on the East Brunswick Tech team that won the floral design competition at the New Jersey FFA Horticu More...

Business

Top tips on estate and financial planning

BACK TO BUSINESS

‘People must be educated to make the best decisions to protect retirement assets,” said Bruce Yenk, CFP, MBA, a retirement and estate planning specialist, at his retirement planning workshop this past week. More...

Final opportunities offered at rapid-selling Orchards at Monroe

K. Hovnanian’s The Orchards at Monroe, a new community of single-family homes in Monroe Township, is now offering its final opportunities for homebuyers. More...

Gloria Nilson & Co. closes more than $1.33 billion in 2014

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate announces it closed approximately $1,330,379,418 billion in real estate transactions as of Dec. 31, 2014, marking another successful year as one of the state’s most successful real estate brokerages. More...

Water main break, sinkhole prompt evacuations

SOUTH AMBOY — The residents of the three homes on Gordon Street that were evacuated when a large sinkhole developed were being permitted to return to their homes on the afternoon of March 25. More...

Central New Jersey springs to life in April

With spring break approaching, children and teens in central New Jersey can stay busy with activities ranging from roller-coaster rides to theater matinees. More...

County residents no longer have to separate recyclables

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) is transitioning to singlestream recycling. More...

Sayreville planners OK Luxury Point project

SAYREVILLE — The Planning Board has unanimously approved a preliminary master plan for Luxury Point, an 8 millionsquare foot mega development located on a former industrial property. More...

Aid cuts, health care charges drive county budget increase

The Middlesex County budget for 2015 will bring a tax increase of about $20 on the county portion of the annual property tax bill. More...

Man sentenced to 17 years for sexual assault

A Sayreville man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl over a seven-year period. More...

Jesus Christ Superstar

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Phoenix Productions will bring a fresh rendition of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for four performances the last weekend of March. More...

Bulletin Board

St. Ambrose School celebrates anniversary

St. Ambrose School, 81 Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 3. Alumni should call 732-679-4700 or visit www.stambroseschool.net to sign up. More...

Nanny group plans training day April 18

NJ Professional Nanny Group will celebrate National Nanny Training Day on April 18. More...

Bobby Mahoney band to perform March 30

The East Brunswick hard-rock band Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son will play in concert 7 p.m. March 30 at the Shea Center at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne. Admission is free of charge. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Galayda

Robert J. Galayda died March 14, 2015, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 76. Born in New Brunswick, he lived in Old Bridge for most of his life. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Marie, and his son, Robert Jr. More...

Sports

Knights have talent, depth to remain contenders in GMC

With a trio of hitters standing 6 feet 4 inches or taller, Old Bridge High School’s boys volleyball team is poised to once again contend for the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) championship. More...

Player of the Year

Middlesex County College’s Quorea Pearyer, left, scoring against Atlantic Cape Community College, was named the Region 19 Division III Player of the Year by the region’s coaches. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Highlighters Lacrosse coach Sandy Diebold of Howell has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted Double-Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap for her positive impact on youth athletes. More...