July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Women build hope one house at a time

Female volunteers hammered nails into pieces of wood, climbed ladders to build a roof and even reconstructed hope — all for a Sea Bright woman who lost her home in superstorm Sandy. More...

Barnes & Noble will celebrate pop culture

Barnes & Noble, 869 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, has scheduled various pop culture events through Aug. 10. More...

B’nai Tikvah to hold July 27 rummage sale

Congregation B’nai Tikvah, 1001 Finnegans Lane, North Brunswick, will hold a rummage/garage sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 27. More...

Flags for pedestrian crossings suggested in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Increased traffic in the township means crossing the street isn’t as safe as it once was. More...

Thomas Jefferson High class sets 50th reunion

Thomas Jefferson High School’s Class of 1964 of Brooklyn, N.Y., will hold its 50- year 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...

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Summer camp

Debbie, Jim and Alyssa Higgins enjoy a bite to eat as they and fellow campers wait for nightfall during the annual Community Campout at North Brunswick Community Park on July 11. More...

Floral art submissions accepted until Aug. 18

Creative adults who love flowers, art murals and summer reading are needed to help create a mural. More...

Rutgers Gardens hosts annual open house

Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Donald B. Lacey Display Garden 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 26. More...

Computers, TVs collection slated

North Brunswick Department of Public Works will hold a TV/Computer Drop Off Day for township residents, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at the facility, 45 Quarry Lane. Old TVs, computers, laptops, printers or periphery devices will be collected. More...

Preventative care important for pets

A ccording to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. 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. First priority will be given to South Brunswick residents whose children will be age 4 by Oct. 31, 2014. More...

Bullying workshop offered at area fair

Ron Shuali, founder of Shua Life Skills, will present “Breaking the Bullying Circle” 3-4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Middlesex County Fair, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. More...

Seniors invited to play games

The South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, will hold an outdoor game day at noon on July 30 for seniors age 55 and older. The afternoon will include banjo music, croquet, bocce ball and other games. More...

North Brunswick woman to serve term with Elks

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Alice Leonhardt of North Brunswick was installed as district deputy to the Elks’ national president for the lodges in the Central District of the New Jersey State Elks Association. More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

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Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

Business

Raritan Center Business Park wins commercial real estate’s top building honor

Federal Business Centers, a leading owner and developer of office, industrial and flex real estate properties in New Jersey, announced that Raritan Center Business Park in Edison and Woodbridge, was honored with BOMA International’s The Outstan More...

RE/MAX agents, brokerages excel in RISMedia Annual Power Broker Report

RE/MAX brokerages outnumbered competitors and RE/MAX agents outproduced them in the RISMedia 26th Annual Power Broker Report. More...

Flexibility key to successful talent deployment, according to Weichert survey of relocation managers

Companies intent on post-recession growth need a mobile workforce agile enough to respond quickly to new opportunities and fill talent gaps across their organizations, according to the results of Weichert Workforce Mobility’s latest survey. More...

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

Finance rating improves in No. Brunswick

North Brunswick’s rating for longterm debt has been upgraded to AA+. “The rating upgrade is testament to the township’s strong commitment to fiscal responsibility,” Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack said. More...

Grant allots funds for generator

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The township has received $250,000 from the state’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program’s Energy Allocation Initiative, which will be used to purchase and install an emergency power generator for the entire municipal b More...

Pageant open to girls of Germanic descent

Young girls ages 7-12 who are of Germanic or part-Germanic ancestry are invited to apply to the Little Miss Schuetzen Park Beauty Pageant. The event will take place on Aug. 17 at Schuetzen Park, North Bergen. More...

County fair has humble beginnings

The Middlesex County Fair Association was founded in 1938 by the Milltown Grange as a successor to the Flower and Crop Show, which was held at the Grange in 1937. More...

Brunswick Women to host dinner party

The Brunswick Women’s Connection will sponsor a Miche Handbags Dinner Party 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at The Chateau, Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Gabriele Majczuk will present a handbag fashion show in recognition of local teachers and educators. More...

‘Giant’ party

David Tyree of the New York Giants recently “crashed” the high school graduation party of Kyle Gallas of North Brunswick, with the help of Showstoppers Plus of North Brunswick. More...

Carnevale

Top: Friends Sara Hernandez and Tom Cianci enjoy the bumper cars at the Italian- American Social Club of North Brunswick’s annual Carnevale Italiano on July 18. Above: Patrons can’t resist the zeppole at the carnival. More...

Passports processed on Tuesdays,Thursdays

North Brunswick’s Business Administration Office, 710 Hermann Road, will hold new hours for processing passports, effective Aug. 1. Hours will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. More...

Pedestrian struck by car

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A 60-yearold South Brunswick man was critically injured after he was hit by a motor vehicle while he was crossing Route 27. More...

Palatines to celebrate church anniversary

The Jersey Palatine immigrants who settled German Valley in the 18th century established the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1714. A 300th-anniversary celebration will be held Aug. 3 at the church in Oldwick, Hunterdon County. More...

The pros and cons of sharing a bed with pets

Disney fans may recall a scene from the popular film,“Lady and the Tramp,” in which the cocker spaniel puppy, Lady, is spending her first night at home. More...

Katie’s Pet Depot offers advice about pet food

Most of us are very careful about the foods we feed our families; we should be equally concerned about the foods you feed your pets. More...

Choir sings for families dealing with cancer

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Twenty-five young musicians from Central Jersey are joining voices this summer to offer hope and assistance to local families battling the devastating effects of cancer. More...

Hidden Gems to play at Beech Woods Park

The South Brunswick Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Bollywood concert with Hidden Gems at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Beech Woods Park, 137 Beekman Road, Kendall Park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Insect repellant is recommended. More...

Student awarded scholarship

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Fizza Sulaiman of North Brunswick received the 2014 Merit Scholarship from the Research & Development Council (R&D) of New Jersey and Merck & Co. More...

Male volunteers needed

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is searching for 20 men to volunteer at its Summer Camp for one week in August. The camp will be held Aug. 16-22 at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick. More...

Letters

Reusable tote bags better for environment

Kudos to the New York City Council for introducing a bill that would impose a 10-cent fee on all plastic and paper grocery bags. If the bill passes, it will help clean up our environment and save countless animals. More...

Sports

Snapple Bowl

North Brunswick Township High School’s Rafieu Alharazim, left, and South Brunswick High School’s Dahrae Ford, right, celebrate a big play by Middlesex during the Snapple Bowl on July 17 at Sayreville War Memorial Stadium. More...

North Brunswick 9U team starts Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth pool play

The North Brunswick Baseball and Softball Association’s (NBBSA) 9U baseball team began pool play on July 21 in the North New Jersey Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth League Baseball tournament in South Plainfield. More...