December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Park overhaul includes new fields, playground

More than a decade after a portion of Veterans Park was closed due to soil contamination, North Brunswick officials are taking steps to remediate and reopen the entire 14-acre park. More...

Miss Black N.J. focuses on social work

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A township resident who aims to serve as a positive role model for children has been named Miss Black New Jersey USA. Fatmata Savage will represent New Jersey in the Miss Black USA 2015 pageant to be held in Washington, D.C. More...

Holiday happenings

Top: Roie Cederbaum of Edison puts the finishing touches on his creation as do-it-yourselfers make menorahs at the Milltown Home Depot on Dec. 14. More...

Brew-haha

Jason Pappas pours a sample of his award-winning beer for Brian Bender during an “Advanced Home Brewing Q&A: Beyond Extract” class for experienced home brewers, which was hosted by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension at the Rutgers Univ More...

Complete the holiday season with gingerbread

Whether leaving cookies out for Santa or simply spreading some holiday cheer among family and friends, the following recipe for Soft Glazed Gingerbread from Elizabeth M. More...

Letters

Council president thanks staff, volunteers

Benjamin Franklin said, “The doors of wisdom are never shut.” As 2014 comes to a close and I reflect upon my year as your North Brunswick council president, I am once again aware of the endless support of our residents. More...

Governor’s veto of crate bill criticized

Compassionate people across the country are dumbfounded that Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would ban gestation crates for pigs. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe Township. More...

Today’s officers are best in nation’s history

YOUR TURN

Our nation is reeling from two unfortunate tragedies: the death of Michael Brown and the death of Eric Garner. More...

Business

Livoti’s honors Jewish community

MARLBORO — In celebration of Hanukkah and the local Jewish community, Livoti’s Old World Market in Marlboro Plaza, Route 9, is displaying a 5-foot-tall menorah in the store. More...

Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report ranks N.J. among top five states with highest listing price

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has released its 2014 Home Listing Report, which found New Jersey to have the fourth highest average listing price in the nation, at $440,354 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Donna Warters of the East Brunswick office was recognized for her exceptional industry success during the month of November. More...

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South Brunswick High School and Bishop George Ahr High School compete in a preseason scrimmage on Dec. 13 in South Brunswick. Both teams are getting ready for the start of the regular season on Dec. 19. More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

19th-century Christmas

Visitors to Historic Allaire Village on Dec. 13 got into the spirit of the season with the Christmas Lantern Tour of the historic village. More...

Police charge four in home invasions

Police have arrested four Texas residents in connection with the string of home invasions that targeted Indian- American families in Middlesex County in recent months. More...

World War II, Cold War survivor celebrates 100th birthday

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A township woman who lived through World War II and the Cold War will be celebrating her 100th birthday this week. Born on Dec. 18, Haya (Eva) Mogilever will be honored at a family celebration on Dec. 20. More...

More than $12K raised for injured Monroe teen

MONROE — A fundraiser for Mikey Nichols, a high school ice hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury in January, grossed more than $12,000 for the foundation supporting his recovery. More...

Two suspects charged after alleged burglary

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Police have charged two North Brunswick teenagers with multiple crimes, including burglary and theft. Kevin Carpenter, 18, and Shaquille Jones, 19, were charged on Dec. 10, according to North Brunswick police. More...

Avoiding pitfalls that can derail your diet

Healthy Resolutions

Diet and exercise make great bedfellows for men and women looking to live a healthier lifestyle.A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise makes it easier for men and women to maintain a healthy weight while lowering their risk of various a More...

Bulletin Board

Preschoolers organize toy, clothing drive

Throughout December, students at The Learning Experience, 347 Old Georges Road, North Brunswick, will host a toy drive through Dec. 19 to benefit Angel Tree, as well as a hat/mitten drive to benefit needy children throughout the state. More...

Sophomores, juniors can enter essay contest

The Jersey Blue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced the third annual contest for the Middlesex County Good Citizenship Award. More...

Volunteers needed to assist with blood drives

New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers at blood drives. More...

Sports

Getting set for season opener

South Brunswick High School and Bishop George Ahr High School played each other in a preseason scrimmage on Dec. 13 in South Brunswick. Both teams were getting ready for the start of the regular season on Dec. 19. More...

Raiders look to athleticism, defense for girls hoops success

North Brunswick Township High School’s girls basketball team will rely on its athleticism to force the pace of games and use its defense to create scoring opportunities. More...