May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Police honored for saving lives, protecting community

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Several members of the Police Department have been honored for their service and dedication to the community. More...

Six North Brunswick roads targeted for improvement

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Six roadways in town are scheduled for improvements this year. More...

County GOP presents candidates

The Middlesex County Republican Organization has announced its Republican slate for the upcoming county election. More...

Hospital nurses recognized for dedication to patients

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) recognized its nurses for their commitment and dedication to patients in Central Jersey during National Nurses Week. More...

Man accused of stealing truck at South Brunswick repair shop

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A 24-yearold Princeton man was arrested last week after he allegedly stole a pickup truck from an auto sales business. South Brunswick Police Officer Gagan Chopra was on Route 1 south around 2:20 a.m. More...

Police charge suspect in robbery of Dollar Tree in North Brunswick

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Two armed men robbed the Dollar Tree store on Milltown Road last week, police said. The suspects held up the store at gunpoint around 10 p.m. More...

Embrace an active outdoor lifestyle

Blue skies and warm weather entice people to enjoy the great outdoors. For many people, few things are more enjoyable than soaking up some rays and breathing in some fresh air. More...

Letters

Family thankful for community support

Leaving a legacy is an achievement that is not accomplished by many. Gloria Zastko was one of those special people. On April 26, 2015, our community lost this valuable member. More...

Sick teen put last efforts into helping others

Last May, in the midst of a blossoming spring, I wrote about my son, Alex. I was looking forward to the promise of the new season with hope shining in my heart. Alex had been diagnosed with brain cancer, medulloblastoma, the year before. More...

Honor the meaning of national holidays

Memorial Day has become the traditional beginning of summer. Originally, and more importantly, Decoration Day, as Memorial Day was previously known, was established to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. More...

Entertainment

In a series first, two women are featured. We talked with them both.

The Bachelorette

Perhaps it’s no more bizarre than the usual Bachelorette and Bachelor scenarios. In Season 11 of The Bachelorette, airing Mondays beginning May 18, two women familiar from the last go-round of The Bachelor compete. More...

Pitchy but fun, the Bellas are back

In theaters now

Pitch Perfect was the perfect guilty pleasure film. People of all backgrounds and genders found themselves singing along with the Barden Bellas. More...

America’ s Got Talent

NBC’s hit summer series, “America’s Got Talent,” will celebrate its 10th season with the hottest performers from across the country competing for America’s vote. More...

Sports

Vikings boys, girls capture conference meet crowns

VARSITY REPORT

South Brunswick High School’s girls and boys track teams won their respective divisions at the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Championships on May 14-15 at Frank Jost Field in South Plainfield. More...

Day of honor, remembrance

To some people, Memorial Day is a nice day off from work or school. To most, it’s a way to pay homage to those who fought and died for their country. More...

Ordinance would require sellers to inspect homes

North Brunswick officials are considering a proposal that would place the responsibility of inspecting homes that are for sale on the current homeowner instead of the buyer. More...

South Brunswick appoints new deputy police chief

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — For the third time in the history of the Police Department, a new deputy police chief has been appointed. James J. Stoddard was sworn to the position on May 15 at police headquarters. More...

Bargain shopper

Brad Orton, center, a resident of Kendall Park, bought shorts and a book at the Friends of Matheny’s Second Chance Shop in Peapack-Gladstone on April 24, putting the thrift shop over the $100,000 mark for its current season. More...

Four Scouts earn Eagle rank

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Four teens from Boy Scout Troop 90 in Kendall Park have attained the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Idea for community garden flourishes at preserved farm

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The township recently celebrated the next step in preserving the Pulda Farm. Gardeners attended the May 8 ribbon cutting ceremony for the Community Garden, which is located on the 77-acre property on Old Georges Road. More...

Flower power

Above left: Master Gardener Susan Roberts, second from right, of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, talks with Fran Tesauro, right, during a gardening program held at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home of Menlo Park in Edison o More...

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

TOP PICK

More than three dozen of the area’s best food trucks will converge on Monmouth Park for three days of food, fun and racing. The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival will be held May 23-25 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. More...

Bulletin Board

Athletic club to host annual Golf Classic

The Viking Athletic Club’s 17th annual Golf Classic will be held June 25 at the Golf Course of Concordia, 3 Clubhouse Drive, Monroe. There will be a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. More...

American Legion to hold June fishing trip

The annual American Legion Post 401 Fluke Tournament & Fishing Trip on the Misty Morn, Old Spye Marina, Morgan (near Sayreville), will be held on June 21 at 7 a.m. sharp. Cost is $60 per person for age 12 and over only. More...

Lecture to address housing alternatives

Edie Grauer of Homesharing Inc. will present a lecture on the affordable housing alternative “homesharing” at 12:30 p.m. June 11 at the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction. More...

Opinion

Photo

Brightly colored flowers were for sale when the Shrewsbury Garden Club conducted its annual Gardeners Market at the Shrewsbury gazebo. More...

Obituaries

Sanjay Dhruv

Sanjay Dhruv, 49, of Monmouth Junction, passed away May 6, 2015, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was born in India and lived in Edison before moving to the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick 15 years ago. More...

Schools

Major scholarships will allow two students to pursue dreams

Two students at Middlesex County College (MCC) are being honored as excellent scholars and role models in their communities. More...

Local man named valedictorian at Stevens Institute of Technology

A local college student has been named valedictorian for the Stevens Institute of Technology’s Class of 2015. Alexander Baetz of South Brunswick attained a perfect GPA of 4.0 while majoring in chemical engineering. More...

Electricians, plumbers complete apprenticeship programs

Twenty-six electricians and plumbers received certificates of completion at the annual apprentice graduation of the Adult Evening School at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS). More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Investors Bank will hold a grand opening 6-8 p.m. June 1 at its newest location, 1500 Finnegans Lane, North Brunswick. Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack is expected to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. More...

Weichert Workforce Mobility acquires Allegiance Relocation Services

Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of mobile workforce management solutions, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Allegiance Relocation Services, a highly respected GSA Schedule 48 supplier of c More...

New home designs, family-friendly policy distinguish K. Hovnanian’s new 55+ community

Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey’s largest homebuilder and one of the nation’s largest builders of activeadult homes, has announced plans for the development of another new 55+ lifestyle community in the Garden State. K. More...