October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Active-shooter training aims to save lives

Mental preparedness and awareness of one’s environment are key to survival in an active-shooter scenario. More...

Suydam Farms hosts fundraiser for firefighters with fall festival

NORTH BRUNSWICK — As business operator of Suydam Farms on Route 27, Ryck Suydam realized firsthand the importance of local fire departments. More...

Department sponsors diabetes clinic

The South Brunswick Health Department and South Brunswick Development Corp. will sponsor “Diabetes: What’s My Risk?” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Charleston Place Community Room, 3424 Route 27, Kendall Park. More...

County helps veterans avoid homelessness

A few years ago, New Brunswick resident Mary went through what she considered to be the most challenging period of her life. More...

Middlesex 4-H to hold open house Oct. 5

The Middlesex County 4-H Open House is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the 4-H Youth Center, 645 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. There are more than 25 4-H clubs within Middlesex County. More...

Chabad plans services to mark Yom Kippur

The Chabad of South Brunswick will welcome world-renowned cantor Rabbi Menny Blau of Jerusalem during Yom Kippur. Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. More...

Remember and Respect

Clockwise from top left: North Brunswick Township High School social studies teachers Don Smutko, left, and Mike Knelle read a proclamation on behalf of the mayor and Township Council during a POW/MIA recognition event held at Veterans Park in North More...

Arthritis, pelvic pain are focus of lectures

The South Brunswick Office on Aging, Route 522, Monmouth Junction, will host the following lectures for residents age 55 and older: More...

Golf legend to attend brunch at Forsgate

Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie will be the guest during the Ryder Cup Roundup Brunch and Golf Clinic Oct. 6 at Forsgate Country Club, Forsgate Drive, Monroe. More...

Golf outing raises $375K for CASA

A t its 11th annual Charity Golf Classic held at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) raised $375,000 for this year’s beneficiary, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey. More...

Donations accepted for rummage sale

The South Brunswick Community Development Charleston Place Senior Citizens will hold a rummage sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 at the center, 3424 Route 27, Kendall Park. Donations of clothing and household items are welcome. More...

Halloween Costume Party set for Oct. 31

The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold a Halloween Costume Party for residents age 55 and older at noon on Oct. 31. Come in costume or wear an orangeand black outfit. There will be prizes for the best costumes. More...

Residents urged to update voter information by Oct. 14

The Middlesex County Board of Elections is advising residents who have recently moved, changed their name or are new residents in Middlesex County to check their personal voter information. More...

Run/Walk for Wellness Oct. 5 in Piscataway

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) will presents its seventh annual Run/Walk for Wellness and Recovery on Oct. More...

Tutoring program resumes at library

The Homework Buddies tutoring program will resume on Oct. 7 at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction. Free peer tutoring will be available from high school students for children grades K- 12, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Photo

Yellow and green hues illuminate a meadow at Bear Brook Park, Marlboro. More...

Sports

Vikings improve to 3-0; Raiders score first win on gridiron

South Brunswick High School’s football team upped its record to 3-0 with a key Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Red Division win, while neighboring North Brunswick Township High School turned in a solid all-around effort to earn its first win More...

Holiday spirit

Individuals perform traditional Indian dance moves during the Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey’s celebration of the holiday of Navratri at South Brunswick High School on Sept More...

Raritan Bay, Meridian plan merger

Two major health organizations in central New Jersey have decided to join forces in an effort to enhance services and control costs. Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center announced Sept. More...

Donations needed for holidays

The Social Services Department of South Brunswick Township is preparing for the holiday season. Gift cards to local food stores, department stores, Barnes & Noble, pharmacies and other establishments are requested. More...

Bone marrow drive set for Oct. 4

Thomas Dumanski Jr. of Milltown was diagnosed with chronic granulomatous disease shortly after birth last December. Due to the severity of the disease, he needed a bone marrow transplant. More...

Health officials urge prevention in virus scare

With a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 reported in New Jersey, school and hospital officials in Middlesex County are urging preventative measures. More...

Toyota schedules teen driver safety clinics

Toyota will hold Toyota Teen Drive 365 Safety Clinics on Oct. 10 at DCH Brunswick Toyota, 1504 Route 1, North Brunswick. A second clinic will be held Oct. 11 at DCH Freehold Toyota, 4268 Route 9, Freehold. More...

Woman’s Club seeks vendors for craft show

The North Brunswick Woman’s Club seeks vendors for its annual craft show, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Our Lady of Peace church hall, 1740 Route 130 North, North Brunswick. Spaces cost $25 each, two for $45 or three for $60. More...

Seminar will address new probate law

Kenneth Vercammen of Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, Edison, will hold a seminar on wills and power of attorney at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, sponsored by North Brunswick AARP Chapter 3885. More...

North Brunswick starts leaf bag distribution

The distribution of leaf bags will begin at the North Brunswick Department of Public Works, 45 Quarry Lane, on Oct. 6 and will continue 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Oct. 11 to Dec. 13. More...

Fresh Ponds Rd. being closed for bridge repair

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Starting this week, Fresh Ponds Road will be closed between Route 130 and Rhode Hall Road for approximately seven months due to the replacement of a bridge. More...

Thomas Jefferson High class sets 50th reunion

Thomas Jefferson High School’s Class of 1964 of Brooklyn, N.Y., will hold its 50th reunion on Oct. 12 at Chateau Briand, Long Island, N.Y. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are welcome to attend.To RSVP, email tjhsbklyne@gmail.com. More...

Registration open for Vikings Preschool

The Little Vikings Playschool Preschool Program at South Brunswick High School is holding registration for the 2014-15 school year through Oct. 31. More...

Cancer survivor touts use of proton therapy

Charles Piparo of North Brunswick received news last August that no one wants to hear. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of prostate cancer, which came as a surprise. “I had no high blood pressure. More...

Red Cross announces Blood Donor App

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its-kind Blood Donor App that allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. More...

Composting system has worms do the work

Two free seminars on composting will be held at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick. Vermi-composting (using worms) will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. More...

Harley-Davidson unveils an electric motorcycle

One of the most recognized brand names in the world, Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson, is not exactly known for its leadingedge products. More...

Letters

Parcel should be dedicated to Joyce Kilmer

Joyce Kilmer, born as Alfred Joyce Kilmer (Dec. 6, 1886, to July 30, 1918), was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled “Trees” (1913), which was published in “Trees and Other Poems” in 1914. More...

Columns

Q&A

Life of a tire

Q: We have a Corvette we use only for summer trips. It’s garaged the rest of the time. The tires have only about 22,000 miles on them. Treads look great, no sign of wear anywhere, and I think they’re about eight years old. More...

Business

Gloria Zastko, Realtors lists Colonial in Royal Brook Estates

The elegant double door entry invites you into this beautifully updated four bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Colonial located in highly desirable Royal Brook Estates. More...

Weichert, Realtors donates $80,000 to ACS for breast cancer research

Weichert, Realtors successfully raised $80,000 in donations for the American Cancer Society (ACS) to fund breast cancer research during its 14th Annual Charity Golf Outing. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Old Bridge office was recognized for outstanding performance in August. More...