December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Muslims claim store hit new ‘Lowe’ with ad controversy

Muslims across the country were dismayed earlier this month to hear Lowe’s Home Improvement pulled its ads from a TLC reality show, which follows five American Muslim families in Michigan, for apparently bigoted reasons. More...

S.B. child care center to offer a new ‘experience’

Pre-enrollment discounts offered for The Learning Center of Mon. Junction

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — The Learning Experience at Monmouth Junction is currently accepting pre-enrollment for the child care education center, which will open in January. More...

It all makes ‘sense’

Top: Michael Neumann is congratulated by fellow Raider Robotix team parents for winning the auction during the Quarter Auction fundraiser held by the Raider Robotix team at North Brunswick Township H More...

in the service 

Marine Lance Cpl. Trey Rasmussen, son of Joan and Keith Rasmussen of Little Rocky Hill, successfully completed the U.S. Marine Corps’ Machine Gun Leaders Course on Dec. 15. More...

Holiday greetings

Nicholas Farah holds a box of Goldfish crackers to represent the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a tradition for Christmas Eve dinner. More...

Gov. takes on sick-day payouts during Spotswood town hall

Towns in NJ face $825M liability for unused sick, vacation days

SPOTSWOOD — Alot of issues in government are complicated, but this one, Gov. Chris Christie said, is simple: Sick days should be for when you are sick . More...

Letters

Mother grateful to cheerleading coach

My daughter has been a Pop Warner cheerleader since kindergarten and this was her last year. An eightyear journey was about to be over, then unfortunately she got sick. Her fever fluctuated and we were not very sure why. More...

Obituaries

Emma Pedone

Mrs. Pedone (née Mosenthine), 93, of Woodbridge, died Dec. 4, 2011, at Roosevelt Care Center, Edison. Born in Jersey City to Ella and Frank Mosenthine, she was a longtime Woodbridge resident. In later years, she battled Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Alfred A. Graziano

Mr. Graziano, 85, formerly of Woodbridge, died Dec. 21, 2011, in West Windsor. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and had lived in Woodbridge before moving to West Windsor. A retired shoe salesman, he had worked for Dr. Scholl’s in New York. Mr. More...

Paul G. Griffin

Mr. Griffin, 79, of Sayreville, formerly of Woodbridge, died Nov. 30, 2011, at home. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna. More...

N.B. residents light up the night

Annual menorah lighting held on Dec. 22

To celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights, residents gathered outside the North Brunswick Township municipal building for a menorah lighting on Dec. 22. More...

So. Brunswick man arrested for attempted murder

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A Monmouth Junction man wanted in connection with the attempted murder of the person he is charged with stabbing on Dec. 18 was arrested by police the following evening, according to the South Brunswick Police Department. More...

Children embrace the holidays at annual party

Embrace Kids Foundation provides Winter Wonderland for patients, families

NEW BRUNSWICK — The annual Embrace Kids Foundation Holiday Event provided some muchneeded joy and relaxation for patients and their families. Held on Dec. More...

N.B. gymnast honored for medal at NJSIAA state competition

NORTH BRUNSWICK — For her first year on the NBTHS gymnastics team, Alexis Gabel didn’t do so badly. More...

$40M secured for military suicide prevention efforts

E. Brunswick’s Linda Bean says services must be immediately accessible, 24 hours a day

The figure, Rep. Rush Holt said, is stunning: Eighteen veterans commit suicide each day. “That’s a daily average that is intolerable,” he said. “We can’t let that continue.” More...

‘Who killed Snooki?’

N.B. students win simulated forensics challenge; soccer teams donate to Food Bank

NORTH BRUNSWICK — The reality show “Jersey Shore” finally came in handy. More...

Facebook establishes link to report suicidal comments

Facebook has established a reporting mechanism for people posting messages alluding to suicide. More...

Rabid cat found in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — A rabid cat was identified in the vicinity of Davidson Mill Road and Fresh Ponds Road on Dec. 22. More...

Bulletin Board

Auditions for annual musical Jan. 5 and 7

The North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will hold auditions for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” the 42nd annual community theater musical. More...

SBT reorganization meeting Jan. 3

The South Brunswick Township mayor and council will hold the township reorganization meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 in the main meeting room of the Township Municipal Building, Monmouth Junction. Official action may be taken at this meeting. More...

Free local trips for S.B. seniors

The South Brunswick Office on Aging is offering the following free local trips to South Brunswick Township seniors age 55 or over:  10:30 a.m. Jan. 4, Walmart;  10:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Quakerbridge Mall;  10:30 a.m. Jan. More...

Columns

You’re not getting fat, you’re just a survivor

CODA

I got on the scale last week after avoiding the thing since summer and thought I had forgotten to change the batteries because it was giving me such a crazy reading. More...

Schools

Art teacher adds some ‘pep’ to Livingston Park Elem.

Jennifer Peppe assigns social justice project; student Ishita Likhar honored with award

A student and a teacher at Livingston Park Elementary School in North Brunswick were honored for their involvement with social justice awareness. More...

Sports

Gabel elevated Raiders’ gymnastics program

Senior finished second in the all around at state championships

A s she entered her senior year at North Brunswick Township High School, Alexis Gabel decided she would compete for the school’s gymnastics team. More...

Photo

North Brunswick Township High School’s Kenny Bongiovanni has a firm grip on Woodbridge’s George Arway during their 138-pound match in Woodbridge on Dec. 21. More...

Manofmanymissions, Market Share win New Jersey Sire Stakes awards

Manofmanymissions, who trotted the fastest mile in New Jersey Sire Stakes history, has been selected as the overall N.J. Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2011. More...