November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal shelter placed under quarantine

The Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter has been placed under quarantine following a joint inspection by the Middlesex County Health Department and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA). More...

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U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) welcomed Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli, religious leader of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey (ISCJ) in Monmouth Junction, to give the opening prayer in the House of Representatives on Nov. 13. More...

Forum sheds light on safety after recent home invasions

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey asked for patience and trust from members of the Indian- American community as authorities continue to investigate a series of home invasions. More...

Letters

Legislator supports later breakfast

Students who eat a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast tend to be healthier, have longer attention spans and are more likely to succeed in school. More...

Writer says group ‘creates fear’

Clean Ocean Action (COA) is trying to stop off-shore oil exploration by stopping the use of seismic airguns. In addition to research for oil, the same technology (airguns) is a key tool for studying the earth. More...

Affordable housing picture is cloudy after COAH vote

The failure of New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to reach an agreement on new third-round regulations for the state Supreme Court-mandated construction of housing for low-income residents has created confusion for municipalities More...

Schools

DeVry, sorority combine efforts to promote STEM education

High school students from North Brunswick were enlightened by a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) empowerment workshop earlier this month. More...

German exchange students enjoy memorable visit to N.J.

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A group of German exchange students who spent time at North Brunswick Township High School this fall found it to be much as they pictured, with some comparing it to Disney’s “High School Musical.” More...

North Brunswick honors two students with awards

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The township Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services presented Scholar- Athlete-Artist Awards to two local high school students this month. More...

Business

A unique way to help a veteran

Did you know there are currently 22 million living veterans in the United States? Of these, 16.5 million are wartime veterans, and 5.5 million are peacetime. Nov. 11 is the day when we recognize these brave men and women with Veterans Day. More...

Last chance to purchase final phase of homes at Pointe at Turnbury

The final phase of homes at The Pointe at Turnbury, the active adult townhome community just minutes from downtown Princeton, has been an overwhelming hit with homebuyers this fall, leaving only a handful of homes remaining. More...

HOTTEST (FOR THE WRONG REASON) CARS

While heads will turn whenever a flashy sports car assumes a prime parking position — and one can bet that its owner has fitted his or her coveted ride with every anti-theft device available — it’s the Plain Janes of the automotive More...

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South Brunswick High School’s Matthew Golden is dragged down to the turf by East Brunswick’s Joe Pallonetti, left, and Sam Walker, right, during the Nov. 14 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group V playoff game in South Brunswick. More...

Many hungry for later school breakfasts

Many schools offer breakfast programs for students before the school day gets underway, but large percentages of students eligible for free or reduced cost breakfasts are failing to take advantage of the programs. More...

Master Gardeners honored for beautification efforts

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension is recognizing two Master Gardeners who were recipients of this year’s Awards for Excellence at the 2014 Middlesex County Master Gardener Fall Conference. More...

Fundraising with a kick

Top left: Instructors warm up at the Family Karate Super Center of North Brunswick just before the fourth annual Kicks 4 Kids kick-a-thon on Nov. 14 to benefit the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund. More...

Bulletin Board

Ice rink opens for season in Edison

Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink, Edison, opened for its 11th season on Nov. 19. More...

Seniors invited to art lecture, movie screenings

The following events will be held for South Brunswick residents age 55 and older at the Office on Aging in the South Brunswick Senior Center, Route 522, Monmouth Junction: More...

Artwork submissions accepted until Dec. 10

The South Brunswick Arts Commission invites artists in all media to submit work for a juried exhibit on the theme “Classic Subjects: Still Life” by 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10. More...

Opinion

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The sun beams down and lights up the autumn leaves in Allentown. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Kenyon

Suzanne Kenyon, 61, of the Mercerville section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, passed surrounded by loving family members on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. More...

Sports

Vikings dominate en route to state football semifinals

South Brunswick High School’s football team had every intention of making its way to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group V semifinals, and it showed from the beginning to the end of the Vikings’ quarterfinals victory over East Brunswick High More...

SPORT SHORTS

New Jersey City University junior defender and reserve goalkeeper Cassie Lubonski (Edison) has been honored for her excellence as a scholar-athlete by being voted to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District 2 Division III Women’s Soccer First More...