April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

Manalapan Brook watershed remediation underway

Floating wetlands islands and the bioconversion of water detention basins are part of a project that aims to mitigate impacts caused by urbanization to the Manalapan Brook watershed. More...

Monologues recreate voices of South Brunswick veterans

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The students’ voices were young, but the messages they conveyed were of experience and courage. “We learned, we taught and we fought.” “We had a purpose and it was to defend the coast. More...

Rutgers Day

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Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Letters

Knights of Columbus thanks supporters

The members of the St. Cecilia’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 7046 in Monmouth Junction want to express their thanks to everyone in the local South Brunswick community who contributed to the recent Citizens With Needs Drive April 10-12. More...

Opinion

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Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Sports

Balance is key for South Brunswick girls lacrosse

VARSITY REPORT

After losses to Delaware Valley Regional High School and Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) rival Monroe Township High School, South Brunswick High School’s girls lacrosse team came out on the wrong end of an 18-4 score against defending GMC ch More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health, Office of Health Services, along with the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties and the Edison Municipal Alliance will More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Central Jersey SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is seeking volunteers to assist people looking to start a business or to grow an existing small business. More...

Spring 2015: ‘The American dream lives on’

Spring is in the air in Central Jersey real estate. Despite the record snow and icy conditions, the spring rush is on to buy and sell real estate. Spring 2015 will be known as the perfect real estate market. More...

Weichert’s South Brunswick office announces S.B. Athletic Association sponsorship

Marcel Diaz, manager of the Weichert, Realtors’ South Brunswick office, recently announced that his office will be sponsoring the local South Brunswick Athletic Association baseball program. More...

Police release video of South Brunswick gas station robbery

South Brunswick police have released a surveillance video from an April 22 armed robbery of the Gulf gas station on Route 130. More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Car show goes full speed ahead

There is only one time of year when the sight of hundreds of vehicles along Route 1 is welcomed by the community at large. That time will come this weekend, when the North Brunswick PBA Local 160 will hold the 20th annual Cops & Rodders Car Show. More...

Drop in municipal revenues spurs South Brunswick tax hike

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The proposed municipal budget carries a 5-cent increase in the tax rate due to the loss of previous revenue streams. The $50.4 million budget, which carries a local tax levy of $32.5 million, was introduced on April 14. More...

Police headquarters could serve as safe haven for online transactions

NORTH BRUNSWICK — In an effort to deter criminal activity during the physical transaction of an online purchase, a township patrolman has suggested making the lobby of police headquarters a safe haven. More...

Bulletin Board

St. Augustine to hold Pocketbook Bingo

St. Augustine of Canterbury School will hold Pocketbook Bingo on April 24 at the school, 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The first of 10 bingo games begin at 7 p.m. There will also be gift-basket raffles and a 50/50. More...

South Brunswick hosts community blood drive

A South Brunswick Community Blood Drive will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 at the Community Center, 124 New Road, Monmouth Junction. No appointment is needed. More...

Vendors needed for North Brunswick flea market

Vendors are needed for the Friends of the North Brunswick Senior Center flea market, which will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 2 at the Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, North Brunswick. For more information, call 732-418- 2222. More...

Schools

There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area

KID ZONE

Check out these local businesses that cater to children and parents: More...

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day.While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up More...