May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dance team to bring Bollywood to nationals

For the first time in the 29-year history of the School of the Arts (SOTA) Dance Education Center, a competition team is going to nationals. More...

Utility treasurer gets probation for stealing

A Freehold woman has been placed on probation for five years and ordered to repay the $57,146 that she stole from the Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) in Sayreville while she worked there as comptroller and treasurer. More...

Dovidauskas-Mellios

Thomas and Eileen Dovidauskas of Sayreville announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie of Sayreville, to Troy Nicholas Mellios of Spotswood, son of Tucky and Cindy Mellios of Spotswood. More...

Summer fun that is close to home

Summer is prime vacation season when travelers take trips to every corner of the world.While faraway destinations abound, those looking for fun can also find enjoyable activities much closer to home. More...

Nursing award

Catherine Mordaunt, a longtime nurse at the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge, has been named RN Supervisor of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration for Long-Term Care. More...

Letters

Family thankful for community support

Leaving a legacy is an achievement that is not accomplished by many. Gloria Zastko was one of those special people. On April 26, 2015, our community lost this valuable member. More...

Sick teen put last efforts into helping others

Last May, in the midst of a blossoming spring, I wrote about my son, Alex. I was looking forward to the promise of the new season with hope shining in my heart. Alex had been diagnosed with brain cancer, medulloblastoma, the year before. More...

Family grateful for community support

In March 2014, our daughter Jaclyn was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer while five months pregnant at the age of 26. She was misdiagnosed twice. More...

Schools

County vocational students take two golds in cook-off

A team of culinary students from the Perth Amboy campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools won two gold medals at the annual County Vocational-Technical School Cook-Off Challenge. More...

Cheers

The Cardinal McCarrick High School varsity cheerleaders received two first-place trophies, a second-place trophy and a third-place trophy this past season. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Chamber of Commerce serving Old Bridge, Sayreville and South Amboy will hold its next breakfast meeting 8-9:30 a.m. May 27 at the Ocean Bay Diner, 1803 Route 35 South, Sayreville. More...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties honors top agents and teams

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties recently hosted, “Celebrate Achievement” — an exclusive awards program at The Palace at Somerset Park, honoring the company’s 2014 Pinnacle Group — the top 25 real es More...

RE/MAX ranked No. 12 among global franchises

RE/MAX has been honored as a leading global franchisor. In the 2015 Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchise survey, RE/MAX is ranked No. 12 among such respected franchises as Subway, 7-Eleven, Hilton Hotels and Hertz. More...

Day of honor, remembrance

To some people, Memorial Day is a nice day off from work or school. To most, it’s a way to pay homage to those who fought and died for their country. More...

Voters to select GOP candidates in primary

Four Republican candidates for the Old Bridge Township Council will face off in the upcoming primary election for three spots on the party ballot. More...

Disability Awareness Day promotes understanding

OLD BRIDGE — Through curriculum and activities, students at Alan B. Shepard Elementary School are learning about differences, understanding and acceptance. More...

Nurses honored for dedication to patients

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) recognized its nurses for their commitment and dedication to patients during National Nurses Week. More...

Flower power

Susan Roberts, second from right, of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, talks with Fran Tesauro, right, during a gardening program held at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home of Menlo Park in Edison on May 12. More...

Embrace an active outdoor lifestyle

Blue skies and warm weather entice people to enjoy the great outdoors. For many people, few things are more enjoyable than soaking up some rays and breathing in some fresh air. More...

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

TOP PICK

More than three dozen of the area’s best food trucks will converge on Monmouth Park for three days of food, fun and racing. The Memorial Day Weekend Food Truck Festival will be held May 23-25 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. More...

Bulletin Board

Police taking part in ‘Click It or Ticket’

Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department recently announced that the department is cracking down on motorists and passengers not wearing seatbelts during the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign. More...

Golf outing proceeds to aid homeless pets

New Beginnings Animal Rescue, 706-R Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, will host its annual fundraising Golf Classic June 8 at Glenwood Country Club, Route 9 south, Old Bridge. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Vendors welcome at Indoor Flea Market

The Cheesequake Village Activities Club will hold its Indoor Flea Market 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 30 in the Cheesequake Village Ballroom, 33 Galewood Drive, Matawan (Old Bridge). Vendors are sought. Cost is $15 for one table, $25 for two. More...

Opinion

Photo

Brightly colored flowers were for sale when the Shrewsbury Garden Club conducted its annual Gardeners Market at the Shrewsbury gazebo. More...

Sports

Running for the championship

Old Bridge High School sprinter Maya Washington, right, won her heat in the 100-meter dash at the Greater Middlesex Conference Track and Field Championships held May 15 at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield. More...

Old Bridge look to make deep run in state playoffs

OLD BRIDGE

Old Bridge High School’s baseball team will host 16th-seeded West Windsor- Plainsboro High School South (12-12) May 21 in the second round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament. More...

Bombers exceed expectations to reach conference finals

SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL

Coming into this season on the heels of a 12-15 campaign, few people expected much from Sayreville War Memorial High School’s baseball team. More...