April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

Two charged with arson in fire that injured firefighter

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Police have charged two teenagers with setting a fire that left one firefighter injured Sunday afternoon in the Kendall Park section of the township. More...

Six-week series to focus on chronic disease

The South Brunswick Health Department, in partnership with the Middlesex County Office of Health Services and Indian Health Camp of New Jersey, will be offering a six-week series based on Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self- Management P More...

New Jersey youth need to learn their history

Since I graduated college in 1974, I have always believed education makes a difference in both our communities and with our youth. More...

Police save woman’s life by using anti-heroin drug

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The quick actions of two township police officers and emergency medical services personnel are being credited for saving the life of a 26- year-old woman. More...

Vendors sought for May 4 flea market

The North Brunswick Township High School class of 2017 will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, rain or shine, at the school, Raider Road. More...

Board of Education sets meeting schedule

The North Brunswick Board of Education will hold conference meetings at 7 p.m. March 19 at Livingston Park Elementary School, 1128 Livingston Ave. at Ridgewood Ave.; 7 p.m. April 23 at Parsons Elementary School, 899 Hollywood St.; and 7 p.m. More...

Three charged in thefts from Public Storage units

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Three people have been charged in connection with a rash of burglaries and thefts that occurred over the past three months at the Public Storage facility on How Lane. More...

Provident Bank offers special services to Bar Association

The Provident Bank has entered into an arrangement with the Middlesex County Bar Association that will allow the bank to offer specialized services and preferred rates to the association’s members and their employees, as well as referred client More...

Poetry event slated for April 20 at library

Therese Halscheid and Barbara Daniels will read poetry at 2 p.m. April 20 at the South Brunswick Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction. A donation for the local food pantry is encouraged. More...

Balloon festival seeks flag-themed essays

The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, in association with PNC Bank, is inviting New Jersey students in second through 12th grades to take part in the 11th annual PNC Bank American Patriot Essay Contest by writing a short essay on the topic More...

Foundations join forces to help those with cancer

Two Middlesex County organizations that help families dealing with cancer are teaming up to expand their impact on local people in times of need. More...

Run to raise funds for pediatric cancer cure

The fourth annual Twilight 5K & Kids Fun Run to benefit the Hugs for Brady Foundation will place on May 3. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at South Brunswick High School, 750 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction. The Twilight 5K warmup starts at 6 p.m. More...

Woodhaven Lumber is an area leader in kitchen and bath design, cabinetry and flooring

When James T. More...

Vo-tech schools receive awards for innovation

Presentations on topics ranging from frictionless brakes to molecular gastronomy were winners in the annual Career and Tech Expo held March 17-20 on the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS). More...

Youth organization meeting canceled

The April 23 meeting of the Middlesex County chapter of the Democratic Youth National Organization (DYNO) has been canceled. More...

Township to celebrate anniversary with gala

North Brunswick will celebrate its 235th anniversary with its third Community Gala June 6 at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick. The North Brunswick Historical Society is sponsoring the event. More...

Registration open for May consignment sale

Registration is open for the Jersey Kids Consignment sale in May. There will be newborn, juniors/tweens, and maternity clothes and items for sale. Furniture will also be available for purchase. More...

Library book sale features 16,000 items

The North Brunswick Friends of the Library will hold its annual used book sale May 2-4 in the Brunswick Shopping Center on Milltown Road, next to L.A. Fitness. More...

Humane Association to hold cat food drive

The North Brunswick Humane Association will hold a cat food drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at Acme, 300 Ryders Lane, Milltown. The donated food will be distributed to pet-loving families in need, rescues and community cat caretakers. More...

Language classes open to non-native speakers

The North Brunswick Library, 880 Hermann Road, is offering a free series of conversation sessions where ESL (English as a second language) speakers can practice language skills with a native speaker. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Opinion

Photo

A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

Columns

Q&A

Trailing trailers

Q: During a recent trip to Florida, we were almost in a horrible wreck when the pickup in front of us, going about 50 miles an hour, swerved and the trailer he was hauling came unattached. More...

Business

There is much to do from contract to closing

You decide that it’s time to sell your home. Your Realtor advertises the home, brings in a buyer, and you come to an agreement for the sale of the home. Now you can just sit back and relax, because there’s nothing left to do, right? More...

Coldwell Banker’s S.B. office volunteers as part of ‘Cares Days’

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage South Brunswick office will participate in a spring cleanup day at Veterans Park on Beekman Road as part of “Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Days,” in which each of the real estate com More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Joyce Ann Staples, Realtor-associate at Gloria Zastko, Realtors, North Brunswick, led the firm overall for sales and listings in March. Staples has been with the firm for more than 21 years and each year achieves top salesmanship. More...

Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Hotel to become centerpiece of transit village

Costco, Target, a hotel and 300 housing units are expected to be built by fall 2015 as the first phase of the transit village project planned for Route 1 in North Brunswick. More...

Perseverance pays off for author, illustrator of children’s books

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Since kindergarten, DyAnne DiSalvo has said she wanted to be an artist. That was when her kindergarten teacher made her aware that “books were not born” in the library. More...

Parked vehicles damaged by fire

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Five vehicles sustained damaged last week when a fire broke out in the parking lot of Wakefern Corp. on Davidson Mill Road. More...

Author to discuss state inventions

In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th birthday, Linda J. Barth will speak about her book “A History of Inventing in New Jersey” at 7 p.m. April 29 at the North Brunswick Library, 880 Hermann Road. More...

Parents warned about usage of molly drug at ‘glow parties’

Law enforcement agencies throughout Middlesex County are alerting parents about the growing sale and use of molly, an illegal drug, at promoted events. More...

Plastic materials needed for fundraiser

The South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, will collect dairy containers, chip wrappers, Kraft cheese products and electronics for a recycling fundraiser. More...

County golf courses open for the season

A fter one of the harshest winters in recent memory, Middlesex County has officially reopened all four of its golf courses. More...

Thomas Jefferson High School seeking alumni

The class of 1964 of Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., is searching for alumni to form a 50th reunion in the New York area. Details will be announced at a later date. More...

Police urge residents to be alert despite decrease in home burglaries

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The rash of burglaries that the township experienced from November to January was a first for the North Brunswick Township Police Department. More...

Caregivers invited to memory-loss talk

Buckingham Place Adult Day Center & Home Health Care Services, 700 Woods Lane, Monmouth Junction, will hold “Memory Loss: Resources for Caregivers” at 6 p.m. April 17. More...

Student receives award for community service

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Apoorva Bhupathi, a senior at North Brunswick Township High School (NBTHS), has been honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award for her exemplary service at school and in the community. More...

Therapy dog wins induction into Animal Hall of Fame

A lthough Belle, a 9-year-old golden retriever, has already gained nationwide recognition as a therapy dog, she will now secure a place in history. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter. More...

Equip your home with a sump pump

I n 2012, hundreds of miles of coastline along the northeastern United States were battered and decimated due to Hurricane Sandy. More than a year later, many homeowners were still dealing with the consequences of the devastating storm. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

Learning center offers tips on college interviews

A lthough not every college requires it, teens may be subject to an admissions interview before being accepted to the college of their choice. More...

Beefsteak dinner will support library

The South Brunswick Public Library Foundation will hold its annual all-you-caneat beefsteak dinner fundraiser at 7 p.m. April 26 at the South Brunswick Senior Center, in the Office on Aging, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction. More...

Fire company to sell flowers for Easter

North Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3 on Cozzens Lane will hold an Easter plant sale from 1 to 8 p.m. April 16-17; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 18-19; and 9 a.m. April 20, if needed. More...

Rabbi’s book examines Hollywood and the Holocaust

The power of the pen has proved critical to an Edison rabbi’s push to pass the lessons learned through the Holocaust to future generations. Rabbi Bernhard H. More...

Notary oath service goes on the road

The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office has announced that the county’s Mobile Notary Service will set up shop in Edison and Woodbridge on the first Thursday of the month. More...

Donations sought for rummage sale

Charleston Place Senior Citizen Housing will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25-26 at the housing center, 3424 Route 27, Kendall Park. Donations of clothing and household items are welcome by calling 732-297- 7966. More...

Tomorrrrow’’s hottttestt olld carrs

A leading classic car insurer looks into its crystal ball to predict which of today’s new vehicles could become valued collectibles down the road

A s they say, hindsight is 20- 20, particularly when it comes to collectibles. More...

Letters

Resident objects to ‘fine’ for alarms

I have been a resident of South Brunswick Township for more than 40 years. I, as well as many of my fellow South Brunswick citizens, have spent more than $1,000 to install breakin/ fire alarm systems connected to a central alarm company. More...

Lowering bullet limit can save lives

I read that state Sen. Stephen Sweeney is supporting a change in the gun laws to limit magazine capacity to 10 rounds instead of 15. That is good. More...

Vegan diet may reduce breast cancer risk

A nnual mammograms aren’t as effective at reducing the risk of death from breast cancer as we once thought, according to a just-released 25-year study. More...

Sports

Raiders baseball rebounds with three straight wins

NORTH BRUNSWICK A fter dropping its first four games, North Brunswick Township High School’s baseball team has won three straight, including a 3-2 triumph over Brick Memorial High School on April 12 thanks to some strong pitching efforts. More...

SPORT SHORTS

East Brunswick Recreation is sponsoring two sports clinics — youth wrestling for kids in grades K-7 and girls basketball for girls in grades 4-7. More...

Jr. Titans 14U girls capture silver at USA Hockey Nationals

A stellar season for the New Jersey Junior Titans 14U girls ice hockey team concluded with a silver medalwinning performance at the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in Amherst, N.Y., on April 6. More...