July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County fair has humble beginnings

The Middlesex County Fair Association was founded in 1938 by the Milltown Grange as a successor to the Flower and Crop Show, which was held at the Grange in 1937. More...

Women build hope one house at a time

Female volunteers hammered nails into pieces of wood, climbed ladders to build a roof and even reconstructed hope — all for a Sea Bright woman who lost her home in superstorm Sandy. More...

Choir sings for families dealing with cancer

Twenty-five young musicians from Central Jersey are joining voices this summer to offer hope and assistance to local families battling the devastating effects of cancer. More...

Cub Scout, 8, recognized for saving 3-year-old cousin

SAYREVILLE — Michael “M.J.” Zappola, a member of Cub Scout Pack 97, was commended by the Sayreville Borough Council for saving his 3-year-old cousin, Anna, from drowning at a Father’s Day barbecue. More...

Home demolitions begin in South River flood zone

Demolition of the first group of flooddamaged South River homes acquired by the state is underway. The house at 33 Freeman St. was razed July 7. More...

Country music artists sought for drunken-driving campaign

A country music project aims to bring awareness to the dangers of drunken driving, and New Jersey artists are invited to get involved. More...

Skate park

Sam Motusesky, Brooke Motusesky and Lauren Matheus, from left, enjoy their time at the RollerMagic skating rink in South Amboy as part of the summer camp activities run by the Raritan Valley YMCA. More...

Local business can help your pet be Furry N’ Fabulous

Furry N’ Fabulous Pet Salon is owned and operated by Jackie Viola, a groomer with more than seven years of experience and 10 years within the animal field. More...

Edison student to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’

EDISON — Ten years of watching the popular game show “Jeopardy!” has paid off for a local teen. Jeff Xie, 17, will appear on this year’s edition of “Jeopardy! Teen Tournament,” set to begin on July 21. More...

Letters

Eat plant-based foods and exercise for health

I hope John Cisna, the Iowa science teacher who ate nothing but McDonald’s food for three months, isn’t trying to convince his students that it’s wise to eat fast food on a regular basis. More...

Opinion

Photo

Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

For the 15th year, Hair Cuttery will help unprivileged children return to school with a fresh haircut. More...

Raritan Center Business Park wins commercial real estate’s top building honor

Federal Business Centers, a leading owner and developer of office, industrial and flex real estate properties in New Jersey, announced that Raritan Center Business Park in Edison and Woodbridge, was honored with BOMA International’s The Outstan More...

RE/MAX agents, brokerages excel in industry report

RE/MAX brokerages outnumbered competitors and RE/MAX agents outproduced them in the RISMedia 26th Annual Power Broker Report. More...

Photo

Patrons of all ages make their way around the grounds of the St. Ambrose Parish Carnival on July 16 at St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge. For more photos, see page 10. More...

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

Sayreville opts for energy aggregation

The Sayreville Borough Council has authorized an energy aggregation contract that officials say will save residents money on their energy bills. More...

Cooperative Extension to celebrate centennial with garden field day

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension will celebrate its centennial in 2014 by commemorating the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which established a system of cooperative extension services. More...

Summer Nights

Natalia Rosenstock, front, and her sister Giovanna of Sayreville take a ride on the train during the St. Ambrose Parish Carnival in Old Bridge on July 16. More...

Raritan St. resident, officials say truck traffic is a problem

SOUTH AMBOY — A Raritan Street resident is asking for the city’s help in dealing with trucks that he said are driving illegally on his street. More...

New Beginnings provides haven for homeless pets

A group of volunteers has founded New Beginnings Animal Rescue in East Brunswick to keep up the good work of helping cats and dogs in need of “forever homes.” Just one month into operation, New Beginnings, located at 706-R Cranbury Road, More...

Main Street Theatre Company presents ‘Hairspray’ in Parlin

SAYREVILLE — Danielle DiPietro is playing the role of Tracy in the Main Street Theatre Company’s production of “Hairspray,” which runs through Saturday . More...

Preventative care important for pets

All About Pets

A ccording to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

ENTERTAINMENT

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

State Theatre names interim president

NEW BRUNSWICK — Warren R. Zimmerman has been named the State Theatre’s interim president and CEO. More...

Bulletin Board

Church thrift store sets Midsummer Sale

The ShareGood Thrift Shoppe, an initiative of Sayreville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Simpson United Methodist Church, Old Bridge, will hold a Midsummer Sale July 29, 31 and Aug. More...

Sports card, collectible show to benefit squad

The Sayreville First Aid Squad will hold its next Sports Card and Collectible Show fundraiser 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 26 at the First Aid Squad Building, 776 Washington Road, Parlin section of Sayreville. More...

Movies in the Park coming to Sayreville

The Sayreville Recreation Department will sponsor its annual summer Movies in the Park outdoor screenings at Kennedy Park, Washington Road. “Now You See Me” will be shown at 9 p.m. July 26. “Frozen” is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Local players help Middlesex win Snapple Bowl

Several players from Sayreville War Memorial High School and Old Bridge High School helped the Middlesex County all-stars defeat Union County, 34-20, in the 21st annual Snapple Bowl. More...

Breen enters Encryption in Haskell invitational

For Monmouth’s crown jewel, the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, trainer Kelly Breen has elected to throw his horse’s hat into the Haskell ring, as he recently announced that Encryption will join the Grade 1 battle. More...

SPORT SHORTS

CK’s Cardinals, based out of CK’s Baseball4U Training Facility in Morganville, will hold tryouts for its growing travel program on July 24 for ages 8U-13U and Aug. 6-7 for ages 14U-18U. More...