August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Corn maze a tribute to Yankees legend

With longtime New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retiring this year, members of the VonThun family have decided to honor him the best way they can — through a corn maze. More...

Students send 3,000 letters overseas

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A teacher at North Brunswick Township High School has set an unofficial record. Science teacher Robert Goldman has sent more than 3,000 letters to men and women serving overseas in the military. More...

Students study duckweed species

NORTH BRUNSWICK — North Brunswick Township High School was one of 25 schools in New Jersey that participated in an intensive three-week program by the Waksman Student Scholar Program. More...

New members can join Sept. 2 meeting

North Brunswick AARP Chapter 3885 will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 2 at the North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place. New members are welcome. More...

Summer contest showcases writing talents of local teens

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Barnes & Noble offered local teens a chance to show off their writing skills through a new contest this summer. More...

Meeting will focus on Berdines Corner section

North Brunswick Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack and North Brunswick Township Council members will hold a community meeting 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28 in the court room of the Municipal Complex, 710 Hermann Road. More...

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Sabiha Malik speaks to the crowd during the “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” program at the South Brunswick Public Library Aug. 4. More...

Open-door policy

South Brunswick Police Officer Bryan Sites shows children the inside of a police cruiser during National Night Out, held at Rowland Park in South Brunswick on Aug. 5. More...

Letters

Celebrate suffrage on Women’s Equality Day

A ug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day. Let’s celebrate the fact that women can vote. The late Bella Abzug introduced this resolution in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote, regardless of sex. More...

Columns

Q&A

Mat matters

Q: I don’t understand the entirety of this floormat covering-gas-pedal syndrome (that you recently wrote about) that has led to unintended acceleration. How does one even leave their driveway or the curb under this scenario? More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Office-supply retailer Staples will occupy 14,000 square feet in the North Village Shopping Center, Route 1 south, North Brunswick. The lease signing by Levin Management brings retail occupancy of the 132,000- square-foot center to 100 percent. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Pat Dineen, broker of Dineen Realty, announced that Mary Edgerton and Usha Mehta were named the company’s top listing and sales associates for July 2014. More...

RE/MAX sees opportunity in recovering market

More than 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors recently gathered in San Francisco for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. More...

Lakewood awaits word on student missing in Israel

LAKEWOOD — Community members gathered outside the Lakewood municipal building at a press conference on Aug. 26 as concern grows over the whereabouts of a Lakewood resident who has been reported missing in Israel. More...

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

Volunteers, shelters prepare to help those with disabilities

During the night of superstorm Sandy, Ina White of Springfield found herself in an unfortunate situation — with no power, despite her need for a motorized wheelchair and oxygen tank. More...

Local school named ‘Best High School’

NORTH BRUNSWICK — North Brunswick Township High School has been recognized by “U.S. News and World Report” as one of its 2014 Best High Schools. More...

Man sentenced for sexual assault

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A man accused of inappropriately photographing a young girl in North Brunswick and New Brunswick has been sentenced to serve 34 years in prison. More...

CPR training required for high school students

Two new state laws that go into effect this fall will make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillators (AED) training mandatory in high schools. More...

Palestinian, rabbi to hold open dialogue

A dialogue between a Palestinian activist and an Orthodox rabbi settler will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Congregation Beth Mordecai, 224 High St., Perth Amboy. The discussion is free and open to all. More...

Proud to be an American

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12), right, presents Frank Puleio Jr. More...

Driving a ‘greener’ car

You don’t have to trade in your current car to own one that’s both more environmentally friendly and — as a bonus — saves money at the gas pump.

With gas prices continuing to bounce like a ping-pong ball between the upper and lower $3/gallon range, depending on location and the time of year, fuel economy remains paramount among new-car shoppers. More...

Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Distinguished alumni sought for award The Education Foundation of South Brunswick Township Inc. is accepting nominations for the third annual South Brunswick High School Distinguished Alumni Award. More...

Opinion

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Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Sports

Raiders expect to be part of volleyball White Division race

NORTH BRUNSWICK N orth Brunswick Township High School’s girls volleyball team returns several key players from a team that went 15-9 a year ago, and coach Jim Biolsi expects his team to contend for the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) White D More...

Getting set for season-opener

Monmouth University football players do their stretching exercises before starting a recent practice. The Hawks are gearing up for the start of the 2014 season, which will open on Aug. More...

North Brunswick Blast enjoy success in softball tournaments

The North Brunswick Blast 12U softball team completed their season with a 40-15 overall record. The team participated in eight tournaments, taking second place in five of them and winning one. More...