February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Saturday

Close to 1,000 people attended a Chocolate and Wine event sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch, last weekend. More...

State your age, weight and heart health ...

Gaining weight is especially dangerous as people age, and the effects on the heart can be devastating

Many think it’s just natural to put on weight as one ages, but some health experts say it may be the worst time in a person’s life to put on weight and get out of shape. Yet unfortunately, more and more seniors are becoming obese. More...

Women and heart disease: Go red for women this month

Each year National Wear Red Day is a day set aside for women to learn how to lessen their risk for heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it is 80 percent preventable with lifestyle changes and medication. More...

Can apple cider vinegar really help manage diabetes?

Is vinegar really not just for salad anymore? Some celebrities claim it helps them maintain their figures. Some people stand by home remedies using vinegar to treat everything from dandruff and excessive sweating to fungal infections and warts. More...

A robot named ‘Trudy’ comes to JFK Medical Center

Imagine walking the halls of the JFK Medical Center in Edison and seeing a robot coming out of an empty hospital room, beeping out “All Clean!” and then moving down the corridor to another room. More...

Nureyev’s Eyes

TOP PICK

George Street Playhouse has announced the cast of David Rush’s Nureyev’s Eyes, which runs through Feb. 21 at the New Brunswick theatre. More...

Entertainment

Julianne Hough is the one that FOX wants as its star-packed extravaganza’s Sandy

Julianne Hough has been hopelessly devoted to Grease since she was a little girl. More...

Winter fun for little dumplings

In theaters now

Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest offering from DreamWorks Animation, rolls into theaters in time for Chinese New Year and to rescue kids from winter’s bitter chill. More...

Sports

GMC Wrestling Tournament

Old Bridge High School heavyweight Dakota DeSantis, right, tries to keep Metuchen High School’s Joseph Maloney from escaping during their match at the Greater Middlesex Conference Wrestling Championships held Jan. More...

Porcaro wins third straight GMC crown

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s wrestling team evened its record at 8-8 with a victory at Carteret High School Feb. More...

Young Old Bridge bowlers offer program bright future

After posting 11 victories a year ago, this has been a rebuilding year for Old Bridge High School’s boys’ bowling team. The Knights have managed to win five matches. More...

Gun sales up in the Garden State

Gun dealers are doing brisk business in the Garden State, where stringent gun laws require thorough background checks for the right to own a firearm. More...

Sayreville hikes rate for water

An ordinance that will increase water rates in Sayreville was adopted by the Borough Council. More...

Roof of Roller Magic Skating Rink in So. Amboy collapses

SOUTH AMBOY - The sounds of creaking and wood breaking were precursors to a portion of the roof of the Roller Magic Skating Rink collapsing. More...

Avoid food poisoning by keeping listeria under control

Ice cream and octopus salad, hummus and organic mangoes were just a few foods recalled by the Food and Drug Administration in New Jersey during the past year due to listeria contamination. More...

RWJ to host free heart, concussion screenings Feb. 6

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes will be held on Feb. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 110 Rehill Ave. in Somerville. More...

Oncology team performs two of N.J.’s first medical tourism HIPEC surgeries

Complex state-of-the-art method reduces cancer extent and delivers heated chemotherapy drugs directly to cancer cells in the abdomen

Itzhak Avital, M.D., M.B.A., chairman, department of surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, and his team have completed two of the region’s first medical tourism-based cytoreductive (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperito More...

Kids in need receive free dental care Feb. 5

Local dentist, Dr. Cavan Brunsden and the KidZdent team, will provide a day of free preventive and emergency dental care for uninsured, underprivileged children ages 12 and under, as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM). More...

How do I know if my school-age child has social skill challenges?

By this stage of the school year, children in first through third grades should be settled in their classroom routine. More...

Bennett-Meades

Emily Bennett, daughter of Robert and Carol Bennett of Sayreville, became engaged to Thomas Meades, son of Dolores and the late Lawrence Meades of Old Bridge. Ms. More...

Bulletin Board

Tickets available for BIC Charity Ball on March 20

The Sayreville Association for Brain Injured Children (BIC) will sponsor its 21st annual Charity Ball noon-5 p.m. March 20 at the Grand Marquis, Route 9, Old Bridge. More...

Tickets available for Feb. 12 St. Stan’s Fish Fry

The St. Stanislaus Kostka Holy Name Society will sponsor its First Friday of Lent Fish Fry 4:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Stanislaus Kostka School, 221 MacArthur Ave., Sayreville. More...

Texas Hold ‘Em event to aid baseball team on March 4

The Old Bridge Lightning 9U Travel Baseball Team will sponsor its fundraising Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament March 4 at the Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company, 113 Route 34, Matawan. Doors will open and sign in will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Charles E. Gillar

Charles E. Gillar passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 27 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 59. Born in New Brunswick, he resided in Old Bridge before moving to Spotswood 37 years ago. More...

Business

New townhome community now open in South Brunswick

K. Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey’s largest homebuilder, has opened another new townhome community in South Brunswick, Cambridge Crossing. More...

Location, location, location (repeat)

It is relatively simple to find the average rental costs or home values for a given city, but choosing a specific home location might prove more difficult. More...

Weichert executives named to 2015/2016 Swanepoel Power 200

Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors, and Martin J. More...