August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

South Amboy police force sees changes

SOUTH AMBOY — The city’s Police Department was center stage at the Aug. 20 City Council meeting. Police Chief Darren Lavigne announced two retirements, two promotions and the addition of four new patrolmen. More...

Two (shaved) heads are better than one

EDISON — The bond between a grandmother and teenage grandson may not always be outwardly evident, but a township 17-year-old recently went above and beyond in a show of solidarity with his own ailing granny. More...

Council plans expansions at Mannino Park, Camp Robin

OLD BRIDGE — The Township Council approved funding for planning studies for new facilities at Mannino Park and an addition to Camp Robin. The council approved a resolution at the Aug. More...

Letters

Celebrate suffrage on Women’s Equality Day

A ug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day. Let’s celebrate the fact that women can vote. The late Bella Abzug introduced this resolution in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote, regardless of sex. More...

Opinion

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Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Sports

Battle for the ball

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Justin Santos, left, tries to beat a Hamilton High School West player to the ball during the Bombers’ preseason scrimmage at Sayreville on Aug. 21. More...

Bombers’ girls set to challenge for White Division soccer title

SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL

With a solid midfield and defense, Sayreville War Memorial High School’s girls soccer team looks to challenge for the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) White Division championship. More...

Brodeur continues dominance of Jersey Shore grand prix

The Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix has been golden for distance runner Andrew Brodeur. The former state champion at Brick Memorial High School and star at Duke University has won every race that he has entered in the Grand Prix series this summer. More...

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

ALS challenge a personal one for O’Brien

The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge,” an awareness campaign for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, helped to raise $79.7 million nationwide for the ALS Association as of Aug. 25. More...

Ducks in a row

Faith Malheiro of Sayreville warily approaches some ducks during an end-of-summer event held by the Middlesex County College Child Care Center. More...

County food bank goes bananas

I t was a fruitful week for Middlesex County’s food pantry as organizers scrambled to find recipients for an unexpected 10,000-pound surplus of imported bananas. More...

Bulletin Board

Immigration to be topic at GOP event

The next meeting of the Middlesex County Republican Women’s Club is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Sept. 2 at the East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center. Women and men are invited to attend. More...

Volunteers sought for auxiliary police

Sayreville Auxiliary Police is seeking new members to join its volunteer force. Interested applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to pass a criminal background check, and possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license. More...

Dentist to honor community ‘heroes’

Dr. Mariana Blagoev, 1145 Bordentown Ave., Suite 7, Parlin, is holding an “Honor an Everyday Hero” event for the local community. More...

Schools

CPR training required for high school students

Two new state laws that go into effect this fall will make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillators (AED) training mandatory in high schools. More...

St. Bartholomew School thrives as center of the community

When St. Bartholomew School in East Brunswick celebrates the beginning of a new school year on Sept. 2, it will also be celebrating another joyous occasion: the school’s 50th anniversary. More...

Dance school open to all children

Nicole Borlan of East Brunswick scoured the area for more than a year for a dance studio that would enroll her daughter, Serena. Serena, now 11, has autism. Dance school after dance school turned the girl down, Borlan said. More...

Business

Home equity: to borrow or not to borrow?

With the growth in home equity, it can be tempting to borrow more. Learn more about what this means for your finances. More...

Weichert’s Baseil and Maynard negotiate sale of investment property in Sayreville

John Udell, president of Weichert Commercial Brokerage, announces that Executive Vice President Anthony Baseil and Senior Vice President Scott Maynard have recently completed the sale of a 905,000-square-foot investment property in Sayreville. More...

Challenges confront housing recovery

Despite signs that the home sales, prices and construction continue to improve in key markets, several formidable obstacles stand in the way of a national housing recovery — especially challenges confronting younger buyers — according to More...