July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Families embrace Fresh Air children

The Shilling family has a tradition. More...

Seniors invited to take part in lectures

South Brunswick residents age 55 and older are invited to attend the following programs at the senior center, Route 522, Monmouth Junction:  A lecture on Medicare, Medicaid and senior home equity options will take place at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 5. More...

Local fashion designer nominated for awards

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Tirusha Dave, who debuted her collection as a designer during this year’s Atlantic City Fashion Week, has been nominated for awards as fashion executive and journalist. More...

Police: Bank robbers threatened workers, customers at gunpoint

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Police are investigating a bank robbery during which employees and a customer were held at gunpoint at the Motion Federal Credit Union on Jersey Avenue. More...

Eight ways to get the most out of your trip to the farmers market

This time of year is about warm weather, vacations and relaxing afternoons. More...

South Brunswick residents facing $38 hike after budget is trimmed

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Township residents will have to absorb a municipal tax increase this year, but the hike will not be as steep as initially proposed. More...

Teen singer to perform at benefit for Union Beach

Colts Neck native and “The Voice” finalist Jacquie Lee, 16, will star in “Two Towns-One Voice-One Mission,” a concert hosted by Operation Provide Comfort to benefit the residents of Union Beach on Aug. 23 at the Robert J. More...

Time to tow on vacation

Know your vehicle’s tow limit and proceed with caution for the safest summer adventure possible

A fter a brutal winter in most parts of the country, the arrival of summer vacation season is a welcome gift. More...

Letters

Senate president applauds Special Olympics

The 2014 Special Olympics National Games have just concluded, and I want to applaud all of the event organizers, volunteers, supporters and especially the athletes for making this an amazing event. More...

Keep pets cool and safe this summer

While driving on a hot summer afternoon a few years, I passed a man walking two dogs. Something struck me about the bigger dog as wrong. More...

Columns

Q&A

Must-have Mustang

Q: My husband is turning 60 later this year, and always has had Mustangs. To celebrate this milestone birthday I want to get him one of those Limited Edition Mustangs that will be offered later this year. More...

Business

Lithia’s acquisition of DCH ‘a good match’

With a deal in the works for South Amboy-based DCH Auto Group to be acquired by national auto retailer Lithia Motors, one local dealer expects the resulting impact to work “hand-in-glove.” More...

Gloria Zastko, Realtors achieves sales goals for first six months of the year

Jan. 1 through June 30 have been “six sizzlin’ months” at Gloria Zastko, Realtors. “Through our doors passed the most satisfied buyers and sellers. Real estate is alive and well at the Zastko firm. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Ann Marie Burke, owner/sales associate of Century 21 Burke Realty, North Brunswick, welcomes Rashad Nashid to the team as a full-time real estate professional. Nashid has been a licensed agent for more than 10 years. More...

Food trucks: Gourmet on the go

Once merely an oasis for the roadweary traveler looking to scarf down a hot dog or two, food trucks have become a destination in themselves, rolling their way into the hearts — and stomachs — of an often fiercely loyal clientele. More...

Long-delayed roadwork nears completion

Roadwork at Route 130 and Adams Lane in North Brunswick will be substantially completed and fully open to traffic by the end of this year, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). More...

Pear tree honors legacy of longtime volunteer

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A flowering pear tree planted in front of the municipal building on Hermann Road commemorates the service of longtime volunteer Bruce Chandlee. More...

Participants sought for home-arts event

The Middlesex County Fair Association invites members of the public to enter the Home Arts Division at the annual Middlesex County Fair scheduled for Aug. 4-10 at the fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. More...

Songwriters to share original works in launch of series

METUCHEN — Singer-songwriters will share their work in an intimate, candlelit evening of music when the Schoolhouse Songwriter Series debuts on July 26. More...

Costco to open on site of future transit village

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Costco, the first store built as part of the Main Street North Brunswick transit-village project, is set to open July 24. The 148,000-square-foot warehouse club is located at Grand Avenue and Route 1 north. More...

Breaking Bread offers tasty bites

A bite into Breaking Bread’s top-selling pressed sandwich reveals a garden of fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and red onions, dressed in sharp mustard and a rich basil-pesto sauce. More...

Free tutoring aims to prevent ‘summer slide’

The “summer slide” occurs when students lose some of the math and reading skills that they gained during the school year. More...

Workshops offered for children with autism

VSA New Jersey has announced fall program offerings for children with autism ages 3-21 and their family members. More...

Bill that promotes agricultural tourism at wineries now law

Legislation sponsored by state Assemblyman Ron Dancer and state Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose that promotes agricultural tourism on preserved farmland was recently signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. More...

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

- ‘Heart of a Hero’ scholarships offeredFirst Lady Mary Pat Christie announced the third annual New Jersey Heroes “Heart of a Hero Scholarship” to help military service members pursue a postsecondary education or vocational training.This year, New Je More...

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Luau to support youngster’s treatment A Luau Buffet fundraiser for Zachary Nemeth, a child with multiple disabilities, is set for 2 p.m. July 20 at Elks Lodge No. 2370, 21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick. More...

Opinion

Photo

Madison Wade, 11, left, and Annie Nolan, 11, both of Allentown, enjoy a ride on the Sizzler at the Freedom Fest State Fair on July 8. More...

Sports

A ‘Rugged’ day at Raceway Park

More than 11,000 competitors accepted the Rugged Maniac challenge over the weekend at Raceway Park. More...

Area football players represent Middlesex in 21st Snapple Bowl

Three area players will participate in the 21st annual Snapple Bowl on July 17 at Sayreville War Memorial High School. More...

Field is beginning to take shape for $1 million Haskell Invitational

The July 27 $1 million, Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational is getting close, and this year’s 47th renewal of New Jersey’s top thoroughbred race continues to take shape. More...