April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Owner weighs C-Town rebuild

Still reeling from the fire that destroyed the C-Town supermarket in South Amboy, the building’s longtime owner said there is a “good possibility” he will rebuild the Bordentown Avenue landmark. More...

Residents urged to add names to Sara’s Law next-of-kin registry

During the four years since the passage of Sara’s Law, more than 5,700 people have signed up for the state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin emergency notification. More...

‘Algonquin Kid’ recounts years at famed hotel

One might say Michael Elihu Colby is the real-life counterpart of Eloise, the fictional children’s book character who lived at New York’s Plaza Hotel. More...

Hartwell-Dzioba

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hartwell of Toms River announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa S. Hartwell, to Nicholas W. Dzioba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dzioba of Parlin. More...

Local teen sings her way to ‘La Voz Kids’ show

A Middlesex County teen has a voice in an international competition. More...

County Democrats to run three incumbents in 2015

The Middlesex County Democratic Organization has chosen its candidates for this year’s primary election. Middlesex County Clerk Elaine Flynn, Freeholder Director Ronald Rios and Freeholder James Polos will run uncontested in the June 2 primary. More...

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day.While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up More...

Rutgers Day

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Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Letters

Reader objects to calling Christie a bully

Those of you who voted for Chris Christie for governor must have seen what he was like during his campaigning, as far as his personality goes. I voted for him because of what he did as a prosecuting attorney. More...

Opinion

Photo

Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Sports

Delivering the pitch

Old Bridge High School pitcher Tyler Hopman delivers a pitch to a J.P. Stevens High School batter during the April 17 game played in Edison. Host J.P. Stevens won a one-run thriller, 4-3. More...

Resurgent hitting puts Bombers back on winning path

After batting .240 as a team last spring, there was much concern when Sayreville War Memorial High School’s baseball team opened the season with a pair of losses during which it scored just three runs. More...

Knights trying to earn berth in state boys golf tournament

With time ticking down before the May 1 deadline to qualify for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament, Old Bridge High School’s boys golf team needs to win five of its next eight matches to get in. More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

Family, officials grateful for response to blaze

SOUTH AMBOY — There is one phrase that has been resonating throughout the community despite the fire that destroyed the city’s only supermarket: “Thank you.” More...

Tiny homes seen as way to address homelessness

South Brunswick resident Sherry Rubel has a vision to help empower homeless citizens in a tight-knit community of tiny homes. More...

Fire claims lives of senior couple at Laurence Harbor residence

OLD BRIDGE — The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a residential fire that claimed the lives of a married couple in the Laurence Harbor section of the township. More...

Cops & Rodders car show goes full speed ahead

There is only one time of year when the sight of hundreds of vehicles along Route 1 is welcomed by the community at large. That time will come this weekend, when the North Brunswick PBA Local 160 will hold the 20th annual Cops & Rodders Car Show. More...

Community pulls together for ‘Jammin’ for Jaclyn’

SOUTH AMBOY — Family and friends of Jaclyn Squillace Olsen will host the second Jammin’ for Jaclyn and Baby Nicholas benefit to help with her ongoing medical expenses. More...

Scouts’ honor

Jovin, from left, Sean, Xavier, Zachary and Andrew from Boy Scout Troop 129 in Old Bridge meet Gov. Chris Christie at the 134th Town Hall meeting held at Old Bridge High School on April 7. More...

Hugs for Brady 5K continues mission to end childhood cancer

The mission to end childhood cancer continues. The Hugs for Brady Foundation’s fifth annual Twilight 5K and Kids Fun Run is set for May 16. More...

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

Many families have their own routines on weeknights. More...

Bulletin Board

Fair will feature Spanish dance, food

The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre will present its third annual Feria De Sevilla (“April Fair of Seville”) 2-5 p.m. May 3 at Parker Press Park, 428 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge. Rain date is May 9. More...

Donors sought for April 24 blood drive

The East Brunswick Rescue Squad will partner with the New Jersey Division of the New York Blood Center for a blood drive set for 3:30-8 p.m. April 24 at the squad home, 346 Cranbury Road. The donated blood will go to local and regional hospitals. More...

Artist will share pastel, charcoal skills

The Suburban Artist Guild (SAG) will hold its next monthly meeting at 2 p.m. May 8 at the East Brunswick Public Library, Jean Walling Civic Center. Award-winning artist Danny Ng will conduct a mini-workshop on drawing animals using pastels. More...

Schools

South Amboy schools balance needs, funding mandates

SOUTH AMBOY — The city school district is balancing the task of budgeting major facility initiatives through the general fund while remaining within the state-mandated 2 percent tax levy cap. More...

There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area

Check out these local businesses that cater to children and parents: More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Central Jersey SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is seeking volunteers to assist people looking to start a business or to grow an existing small business. More...

Coldwell Banker named Platinum Award winner by Cartus Broker Network

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network. More...

Vacation home sales soar while investment home sales decline

Vacation home sales reached peak levels in 2014 while investment home sales decreased for the fourth consecutive years, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. More...