September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen dies after Rutgers frat house visit

A uthorities are investigating whether the death of a Rutgers University sophomore from South Brunswick was the result of alcohol consumption. Caitlyn P. Kovacs, 19, of the Monmouth Junction section, was pronounced dead at 3:19 a.m. Sept. More...

5K proceeds to help fund mammograms

The sixth annual 5K Walk for Diane, in honor of the late South Brunswick resident Diane Goodwin, will be held Oct. 19 at Buccleuch Park, Easton Avenue and Huntington Street, across from Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. More...

Free screenings offered at Oct. 11 health fair

The South Brunswick Township Board of Health and Saint Peter’s University Hospital will hold a Community Health Fair 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11 at the South Brunswick Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction. More...

Curbside brush collection to begin

South Brunswick will hold curbside brush collection beginning Sept. 29. More...

In action

Taekwondo students from World Champions of Frankin Park put on an exhibition during North Brunswick’s 32nd annual Heritage Day, held at North Brunswick Community Park on Sept. 20. More...

New Brunswick H.S. class sets 50th reunion

The New Brunswick High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th class reunion on Oct. 11 at the Imperia Restaurant and Conference Center, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset. The cost is $100 per person. More...

JCP&L maintains list of customers with life support equipment

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is reminding customers who use electronically operated life support equipment or who depend on private well water to register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to the More...

Female politicians to be recognized

The Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women will host its annual “Swing By the Barn” event 7-9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Baker’s Barn, 93 Church Lane, East Brunswick. More...

Country artists team up to raise awareness of drunken driving

A country music project aims to bring awareness to the dangers of drunken driving, and New Jersey artists are invited to get involved. More...

Tennis programs open to all skill levels

South Brunswick Community Education’s tennis program is offering several options for all ages and skill levels this fall. Saturday tennis for children and their parents will be held on Saturdays from Oct. 11-Nov. 15. More...

Key to cooking with pumpkins

A utumn is ripe with vibrant colors and scenery. One of the more vivid sights this time of year are the bright, orange pumpkins that adorn walkways and front porches of homes and businesses. More...

Pine Belt Cadillac announces grand opening

For those who have been watching the construction on Route 37 in Toms River for the past year, the long-anticipated transformation is now complete. More...

Opinion

Photo

The arrival of pumpkins at central New Jersey farms signals the start of fall. More...

Business

North Brunswick native designs sport-specific drink

NORTH BRUNSWICK — A trip to Modell’s Sporting Goods triggered Cliff Rowley’s idea of creating a specific product geared toward athletes. More...

Pups get ‘pug shots’ featured on TV show

NORTH BRUNSWICK — It wasn’t a normal occurrence when a family of seven pug puppies and their mom hit up the North Brunswick Public Library in May. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Kessler Rehabilitation Center, 540 Bordentown Ave., Suite 4700, South Amboy, will offer free balance screenings throughout the month of September in recognition of Fall Awareness and Prevention Month. More...

Bulletin Board

- Brunswick Mobility Professionals, 1490 Route 1 north, North Brunswick, will be celebrating its 45th anniversary with a Fall Customer Appreciation Day & Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27. More...

Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen celebrates three years

Lou Morreale, the general manager of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, worried that the restaurant might not be self-sustainable when it opened in 2011. More...

New Jersey’s top barbecues to clash in South Amboy

Where there once was smoked salmon, there will now be smoked brisket. South Amboy will hold the first-ever Barbecue Showdown on Sept. More...

North Brunswick man chosen as Columbus Day Ball honoree

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Joseph C. Nastus has been selected as this year’s honoree at the annual Columbus Day Ball, sponsored by the Italian-American Social Club of North Brunswick. More...

Film festival kicks off at Rutgers

The fall edition of the New Jersey Film Festival continues this week, featuring more than 25 film screenings in September and October. More...

County mosquito commission celebrates centennial

Middlesex County officials are recognizing the work of the county’s Mosquito Extermination Commission in honor of the group’s 100th anniversary. More...

New Brunswick offering option for prepaid parking

The New Brunswick Parking Authority now offers prepaid and reserved parking at the Civic Square parking deck and at select valet locations after 5 p.m. More...

ON CAMPUS

Erik Axelsen of North Brunswick was named to the dean’s list at the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, South Orange, for the spring 2014 semester. He is majoring in accounting. More...

Oct. 18 seniors event to address caregiving

To celebrate New Jersey’s 350 birthday, South Brunswick seniors will take part in “Sustainable Caregiving: Resources to Keep You Going” 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. More...

Wellness classes include laughter therapy

The South Brunswick Office on Aging will offer new programs for the fall for residents age 55 and older.  Laughter Therapy classes will meet at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays for six weeks, beginning Oct. 1. More...

Seniors to celebrate October birthdays

The South Brunswick Senior Center will hold a birthday lunch for residents age 55 and older who were born in October at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Senior Center, 540 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction. More...

Raffle to benefit N.J. children in foster care

Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS), in conjunction with the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, is conducting its annual raffle to contribute to programs that directly benefit New Jersey children in foster care. More...

Police collect expired, unwanted medicine

Police departments in Middlesex County and at Rutgers University will hold National Medicine Take Back Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 27. More...

Where comfort is king

The 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedan delivers amenable all-around performance and treats passengers to a truly quiet and comfortable interior

A mong those who face the most grueling rush hour commutes, we’d bet comfort trumps performance by a large margin, and with good reason. More...

Letters

Elected positions should not be ‘jobs’

A s the important mid-term election approaches, desperate power-crazed politicians seeking re-election resort to their same pathetic tricks to give the economy an artificial stimulus and make us feel better so we will be conned into voting again for More...

Sports

Vikings face divisional matchup with Knights after big win

South Brunswick High School’s football team heads into an important early season Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Red Division matchup against Old Bridge High School on Sept. 26 following a dominating performance against J.P. More...