December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Four charged in home invasions

Members of the local Indian-American community breathed a collective sigh of relief following the announcement that four suspects have been arrested in connection with a string of home invasions in Middlesex County. More...

Fund aims to help residents still impacted by superstorm

New Jersey residents with low or moderate incomes will soon be able to take advantage of a new state program intended to address their unmet needs on the long road to recovery from superstorm Sandy. More...

Former comptroller admits stealing from employer

A Freehold woman has admitted to stealing $57,000 from the Middlesex County Utilities Authority in Sayreville while she worked there as comptroller and treasurer. Margaret Brennan, 68, pleaded guilty to one count of theft on Dec. More...

Brew-haha

Jason Pappas pours a sample of his awardwinning beer for Brian Bender during an “Advanced Home Brewing Q&A: Beyond Extract” class for experienced home brewers, hosted by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension at Rutgers University’s More...

Complete the holiday season with gingerbread

Whether leaving cookies out for Santa or simply spreading some holiday cheer among family and friends, the following recipe for Soft Glazed Gingerbread from Elizabeth M. More...

Explore natural sleep remedies

Healthy Resolutions

Sleep is a natural process designed to recharge the body and mind.Although some people find no difficulty in settling down for the night, many others profess to have periodic or chronic sleep problems. More...

Letters

Program is a plus, not minus, for Sayreville

I am dismayed that in your recent article, “Former Club Bene Demolished to Make Way for Residences” (Suburban, Dec. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe. More...

Sports

Getting set for season opener

Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Emma Denby snags a rebound against Spotswood High School during the Dec. 11 preseason scrimmage held at Spotswood. The game was one of the final tune-ups for Dec. 19, when the regular season begins. More...

Experienced Old Bridge bowlers enjoying strong start to season

Old Bridge High School’s boys bowling team is off to a 4-2 start following a 4-0 win against J.P. Stevens High School on Dec. 12. More...

Friends of South Amboy benefit basketball games set for Dec. 20

The third annual Friends of South Amboy basketball benefit will again pit local rivals Cardinal McCarrick High School against South Amboy High School in a series of three games on Dec. 20. More...

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Santa Claus hitches a ride with the President Park Fire Company, Parlin, on Dec. 13 to wish Sayreville residents happy holidays. More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

19th-century Christmas

Visitors to Historic Allaire Village get into the spirit of the season with the Christmas Lantern Tour on Dec. More...

Local community: ‘We no longer feel safe in our homes’

OLD BRIDGE — A week before the arrests of four suspects in a series of home invasions were announced, members of the Indian-American community told the Township Council that they no longer felt safe in their own homes and pleaded with officials More...

Trolley tours, house decorations light up holidays in South Amboy

SOUTH AMBOY — The city is gearing up for an annual tradition that continues to draw crowds: the holiday decorating contest and trolley tour. More...

Party plates: recipes that make holiday entertaining easy

For many hosts and hostesses, planning a holiday gathering involves many details and careful planning of everything from the tablecloths to the dessert plates. More...

How to beat the couch potato curse

Healthy Resolutions

Diet and exercise make great bedfellows for men and women looking to live a healthier lifestyle.A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise makes it easier for men and women to maintain a healthy weight while lowering their risk of various a More...

Bulletin Board

Sammy’s Hope seeks donations, volunteers

As Sammy’s Hope Animal Welfare & Adoption Center, 1400 Main St., Sayreville, prepares to open its doors to homeless dogs and cats, all monetary donations made through Dec. 31 will be doubled by an anonymous donor, up to $10,000. More...

Knights of Columbus sets New Year’s dinner

The Knights of Columbus of St. Thomas the Apostle Council 4815 will host a New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance 7:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 61 Pine St., Old Bridge. More...

Santa to visit lights display on Dec. 20

BK’s Lawn Service and Kloos Family Lights have set up their 10th annual holiday display at 13 Sterling Court, East Brunswick. From 5-11 p.m. nightly through Jan. 3, the house will be lit up with thousands of lights and Christmas decorations. More...

Obituaries

Helen Marie Dudek Adamcewicz

Helen Marie Dudek Adamcewicz, 92, of Old Bridge, died Dec. 5, 2014, at home. Born and raised in Bayonne, Helen settled in the former Madison Township, now Old Bridge, more than 70 years ago. More...

Robert John Ampania

Robert John Ampania, 57, of Old Bridge died peacefully with his loving family by his side on Dec. 7. Born in Manhattan, he lived in Brooklyn before moving to Old Bridge 53 years ago. More...

Business

Livoti’s honors Jewish community

MARLBORO — In celebration of Hanukkah and the local Jewish community, Livoti’s Old World Market in Marlboro Plaza, Route 9, is displaying a 5-foot-tall menorah in the store. More...

The gift of down payment assistance

For many prospective home purchasers, coming up with the necessary down payment funds can be tricky — especially young buyers who haven’t had many years to salt away savings. More...

Weichert, Realtors appoints Giannetto as regional vice president

Weichert, Realtors has announced that Dan Giannetto has joined the company as regional vice president. More...