July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Police seek help in locating missing person

MONROE -- New Jersey State Police and the Rutherford Police Department need the public’s help in locating a missing person who was last seen in Monroe Township. More...

Mourners pay tribute to EMT killed in crash

A sea of emergency personnel came from all over to pay their final respects to a young Spotswood EMT who died over the weekend in a motor vehicle crash. Hinal K. More...

Childhood poverty on the rise, according to national report

A report detailing levels of childhood poverty nationally and statewide found more children are growing up impoverished than were following the 2008 financial crisis. More...

Community calls for ‘zero tolerance’ of bias crimes

In the wake of two years of attacks on South Asians in the area, the universal message among community members is “zero tolerance.” More...

Sandy program could see more funding due to application volume

LINCROFT – State officials hosted a public hearing on a plan to provide more funding for a superstorm Sandy recovery program that was launched last year. More...

Vets receive tribute rifles at VFW convention

PITTSBURGH — VFW Commander in-Chief John W. Stroud was presented with a Henry Repeating Arms Military Service Tribute Rifle during the joint opening session of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 116th National Convention held in Pittsburgh. More...

Facarile-Saldana

Christine Facarile, daughter of Robert and Suzann Facarile of East Brunswick, became engaged to marry Miguel Saldana, son of Miguel Saldana of South River and Angelita Grentz of South River. More...

Letters

Videotaping teachers just squanders money

Can we find any more ways to waste tax dollars in East Brunswick than this new teacher-evaluation program? Videotaping teachers to check on their performance? What a crock. More...

Opinion

Photo

A ride is framed by trees at the Monmouth County Fair, Freehold Township, July 23. More...

Obituaries

James Joseph Luby

James Joseph Luby, 63, of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on July 22 after struggling for three years with Parkinson’s, Lewy body and heart diseases. More...

Business

Weichert Realtors’ offices to participate in the 75th annual Middlesex County Fair

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the East Brunswick, Metuchen and South Brunswick offices will be taking part in the upcoming 75th Annual Middlesex County Fair Aug. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

In an effort to jump-start the real estate market in the spring of 2015, Gloria Zastko, Realtors sponsored a “Go for the Gold” contest. The criteria was based on real estate production, listings and sales for the period of Feb. More...

Buying the forever home

Today’s market realities and low interest rates have buyers looking for the long term

Last decade’s housing crisis has left its mark on today’s market. It’s tougher to qualify for a mortgage. And, prices don’t escalate as quickly as in the boom years, tempting owners to take profits. More...

Breaking News - 3:27 PM

Missing Jamesburg employee found dead in Monroe

MONROE - A man who was last seen on Sunday was found dead in Monroe Township on Wednesday. Alfred “Fred” Fiume, 53, of Rutherford, did not show up for work Monday morning in Jamesburg. More...

Breaking News - 2:52 PM

Flags will be lowered to half-staff Friday in honor of fallen EMT

Gov. Chris Christie is ordering all state buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Friday in recognition of the life and in mourning of the passing of Hinal Patel. More...

Bulletin Board

- Affordable health screenings in Helmetta Aug. More...

Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age

Those who thought libraries might one day be obsolete have had to think again. No longer just a place to borrow books, libraries have evolved into hubs of activity that serve myriad needs of patrons. More...

East Brunswick Pathmark scheduled to check out

EAST BRUNSWICK — The East Brunswick Pathmark will soon be ringing up its last customer — a move many said they would regret, as they would miss the market and its staff. More...

Proposal received for shuttered animal shelter

HELMETTA — The Borough Council briefly discussed a letter of intent that had expressed interest in purchasing the closed Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter facility. More...

National Night Out takes place Aug. 4 in Monroe

MONROE – The Monroe Township police department will be hosting a National Night Out Against Crime event on Aug. 4, starting at 6 p.m. at the lake in Thompson Park. More...

South River police and residents will enjoy a night out Aug. 4

SOUTH RIVER – South River police will be holding the fifth annual National Night Out event on Aug. 4. The event will be held at Seven Acres Park on Whitehead Avenue, with festivities slated to begin at 6 p.m. and last until 10 p.m. More...

Residents return home; investigation into fire begins

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Residents who were evacuated due to a massive warehouse fire in North Brunswick last week finally returned home on Sunday, just in time for the investigation to begin. More...

Fun at the Middlesex County Fair

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For 77 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun. More...

Bulletin Board

White House chefs to cook at JFS event

Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Middlesex County will present its Evening with the White House Chefs 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at the East Brunswick Jewish Center, 511 Ryders Lane. More...

Columbiettes seek vendors and crafters

The Columbiettes of Immaculate Conception Knights of Columbus Council No. 4907 will sponsor its Flea Market/Craft Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29 in the church parking lot, Manalapan Road, Spotswood. Fee is $15 per space. More...

Golf outing to benefit Spotswood team

Spotswood High School’s Hole in One Club’s sixth annual golf outing will be held Aug. 17 at the Rossmoor Golf Club, Monroe. The outing will support the school’s varsity golf team. More...

Sports

Razzano’s patience has paid off with Bears’ softball team

Patience is a virtue, which certainly paid off for Brenna Razzano, who plays for the East Brunswick High School softball team. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Benjamin Heitmeyer, a resident of Iselin, will compete in the triathlon during the Special Olympic World Games from July 24 to Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. WWE is bringing its action-packed event WWE LIVE to Sun National Bank Center Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Viani taking charge with Monroe’s baseball team

When the Monroe Township High School baseball team is on the field or at bat, it’s easy to pick out Rico Viani. More...