September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Later school start time sought for teens

Parents know all too well the battle of pulling teenagers out of bed to go to school. Karen Famiglietti would like to change that longstanding tradition and give teenagers a little more time before they begin their school day. More...

A walk in the woods

Walking the marked hiking trails at the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge, Eric Gehring found it hard to pass by the blueberries. More...

Police charge two suspects in South Brunswick break-ins

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Police have charged two men in connection with a string of burglaries that occurred from April to August in the Brunswick Acres and Monmouth Junction areas. More...

Remembering 9/11

Top right: Family members, guests, township officials and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion take part in a silent tribute at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on Sep More...

Woman charged with illegally disseminating military information

NEWARK — The former owner of two New Jersey defense-contracting businesses was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sept. 11 for allegedly submitting fraudulent bids to the U.S. More...

5K Run to benefit hockey player and Team LeGrand

The Friends and Neighbors in Action (FNA), an organization based in Millstone Township, will hold the eighth annual 5K Run and Fun Walk at Thompson Park, Monroe Township, Middlesex County, on Sept. 21. The event will be held rain or shine. More...

Fire Department hosts Family Fun Day

The North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Family Fun Day noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Suydam Farms, 1803 Route 27, Somerset. Dave Bond and the Real Country Band will perform. More...

Celebrate Navratri over three weekends

The Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey will celebrate Navratri 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3-4 at South Brunswick High School, 750 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, and Oct. More...

World travelers

Joseph Jennings of North Brunswick visited Norway in July. It was the 100th of 105 countries he has visited since graduating from Rutgers University in 1977, which is when he took his first airline flight. More...

American Legion to host flea market

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 401 will hold a flea market 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20 at the post home, 148 Major Road, Monmouth Junction. More...

Lawn care tips for fall

Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. Fertilizing More...

Big SUVs are back in a big way

Full-size SUVs are gaining in popularity once again among those with a purposeful need for what are among the most versatile rides on the road

Originally engineered for tradespeople and outdoor enthusiasts, full-size truckbased SUVs became the darlings of driveways across America throughout the 1990s for their rugged go-anywhere personas. More...

Letters

Public should discuss Health Dept.

How is your health? That is the question that everyone asks each other. However, the question that needs to be asked in South Brunswick is, “How is your Health Department?” More...

Researcher: Meat may harbor infectious diseases

The Ebola outbreak has now claimed more than 1,500 lives. More...

Writer takes issue with congressman’s votes

Extremism is alive and well in New Jersey where the leader of the anti-women’s crusade is hiding in plain sight. Our congressman, Chris Smith, is chair of the Congressional prolife caucus, leading the anti-abortion crusade. More...

Schools

Raiders play first game on refurbished Libro Field

NORTH BRUNSWICK T he much-improved North Brunswick More...

Sports

Grandmother’s recipes inspire opening of Labebe restaurant

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The late LaBebe Hage-Boutros was known for her love of cooking good food for good company. “Her unbelievable food always brought the family together,” Tony Hage-Boutros said of his grandmother. More...

Bulletin Board

- Community college offers late semestersA special Fall II program and seven-week semesters will begin in late September and October at Middlesex County College. More...

Photo

The Honor Guard of North Brunswick follows bagpipers to begin the ceremony marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 2001 at the Sept. 11 Memorial in North Brunswick on Sept. 11. More...

North Brunswick expands police force to 81 officers

The North Brunswick Police Department will soon have 81 officers among its ranks. Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack swore in four new officers — Hana Kang, Ryan Macmillan, Jonathan Ambler and Christopher Trokovich — during the Sept. More...

Trail system showcases county’s natural areas

On a late-summer day that was sunny and warm with low humidity, a couple walked a marked, wooded trail in the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge. “We’ve come out a few times,” said Patrick Roxbury, 32. More...

Police: Warehouse worker revived after electric shock

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A 48-yearold Hightstown man was listed in critical condition after he incurred an electric shock while at work last week. The incident occurred on Sept. 11, according to South Brunswick Police Lt. James Ryan. More...

NJ GOP ramps up support at birthday party fundraiser

EAST BRUNSWICK — A bundle of brightly colored balloons welcomed throngs of New Jersey Republican Party faithful to a different sort of party at the Hilton in East Brunswick last week. More...

Cheerleaders aim to give ‘Stellar’ performance at cancer walk

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The Stellar All Stars are planning to make strides to cure breast cancer next month. More...

Kite event highlights childhood cancer

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Camp Quality, the Optimist Club and Girl Scout Troop 50407 will hold a Butterfly Day 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Ocean County Park picnic area, 700 Ocean Ave., Lakewood. More...

ACLU opposes Helmetta’s film permit proposal

Requiring prior approval to film or take photographs in Helmetta’s public buildings is a violation of the right of free speech, according to an official with the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-NJ). More...

Legion to recognize POWs/MIAs Sept. 19

North Brunswick Township High School, the Clark Moetz Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2319 of Milltown and the A. Leigh Pardun American Legion Post 459 of North Brunswick will hold a POW/MIA Recognition Evening at 6 p.m. Sept. More...

Landlords have until Oct. 31 to renew rental registrations

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The township Department of Community Development has mailed renewal notices to landlords who registered rental properties with the township in 2011. The three-year registrations expire on Oct. 1. More...

Township recognizes Senior Center Month

During September, the South Brunswick Senior Center invites residents age 55 and older to learn more about its programs and services as it celebrates National Senior Center Month. More...

Look locally when shopping for your fall home improvement needs

The fall season is the perfect backdrop for deep cleaning, home spruce-ups and home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, inside and outside of your home. Now is the time to shop around for those household items you need and desire. More...

Five simple tips to enhance your home’s personality

Your home can say a lot about you.A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. More...

Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Cooking event features chefs from White House The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host “Forks and Corks: A White House Dinner” on Sept. 27 at Forsgate Country Club, Forsgate Drive, Monroe. More...

Opinion

Photo

Colorful mums bring a feeling of fall to Battleview Orchards, Freehold Township. More...

Columns

A&E with Jeremy

Network TV fights back this fall

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. More...

Q&A

Flashy and small

Q: We love our son’s new Mercedes CLA, especially the smallish size. We’d like a small premium vehicle, but we don’t wish to do business with our local Mercedes dealer because of a history. More...

Business

Gloria Nilson & Co. introduces charm, modern living in Bordentown

Nine new construction homes have just become available through Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate in the East Haven Woods community of Bordentown. More...

Eastern European influence distinguishes Monroe home

I t has been said one’s home is one’s castle, and the stately Eastern European styled Colonial at 5A Verdi Road in Monroe Township takes this concept and makes it a reality. More...

Discover the jewel on Farrington Lake

Discover this jewel on Farrington Lake at 35 Louise Drive in East Brunswick. More...