November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Program to aid Metuchen’s downtown area

Metuchen’s membership in the Main Street New Jersey (MSNJ) program could help breathe life into what some see as an ailing downtown. More...

Ice rink slated to reopen

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

Festive activities planned for annual Holiday Stroll

WOODBRIDGE — To kick off the holiday season and honor small businesses in the township, residents are invited to take a stroll downtown. More...

Just ‘plane’ strong

Team BodyGoals, led by Jon Chipko of BodyGoals personal training in Fairfield, pools its strength to pull a 93,000-pound Boeing 737 in a competition to raise money for Special Olympics. More...

Planners to study Hess properties

A redevelopment study has been authorized for several Woodbridge-based Hess properties that are being sold by the oil company. More...

Opinion

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

Letters

Legislator supports breakfast after the bell

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...

Schools

Saluting veterans

Clockwise from top left: Student Council Vice President Jeffrey Zou, left to right, President Dhruv Chaturvedi and Secretary Ramaa Deshpande salute veterans during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Edison on More...

Safety first

Brenda Cortez, left to right, Christopher Chaverra and Edward Mezazen, all of Edison, look on in fascination as Edison firefighter Dennis Scholl shows them his helmet during Health and Safety Day at Middlesex County College. More...

Group seeks help bringing arts programs to children

METUCHEN — After nearly a year of successful events, Family Arts of Metuchen has made it clear that the borough’s artsy offerings are not just for grownups. More...

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Student Council Secretary Ramaa Deshpande, left, takes part in a warm embrace with U.S. Navy veteran Tim Bratyanski during the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Edison on Nov. 14. For more photos, see page 3. 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...

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...

Save-A-Friend effort to help animals in need

EDISON — Animals that have been cast aside and left to die may need nothing more than human friends to save them. More...

Sierra Club lays groundwork in opposition to pipeline

While plans for the portion of a petroleum pipeline that will pass through Woodbridge remain unclear, an environmental group is approaching local governments and residents to alert them of concerns regarding the project. The Sierra Club’s Nov. More...

Bulletin Board

Free ACT/SAT practice test offered at library

Kaplan Test Prep will offer a free ACT/SAT combination practice test 12:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 22, at the Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. More...

Booklet provides list of vet-friendly companies

A new list of veteran-friendly merchants and organizations is available through the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office. More...

Thanksgiving dinner provided for the needy

St Luke’s Episcopal Church will serve a free Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 27, Fryer Hall, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen. The Metuchen Inn is preparing the meal. All from the Metuchen/Edison area in need are welcome. 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

Football teams uphold tradition of Thanksgiving games

VARSITY REPORT

Despite the Thanksgiving game getting close to being added to the list of endangered species, two are still played on that holiday. Edison High School will visit crosstown rival J.P. More...

Business

Coldwell Banker sales associate hosts neighborhood yard sale event

South Plainfield resident Jennifer De- Costa, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Metuchen/Edison office, recently hosted the Kennedy School Area Garage Sale in South Plainfield. More...

Weichert Corporate Housing opens new regional center

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing (WCH), announces that Mark Pooley has joined the company as vice president of business development, Washington, D.C. More...

RE/MAX ranks as No. 1 real estate franchise

For the sixth consecutive year, RE/MAX, LLC ranked as the leading real estate franchise in the 2014 Franchise Times Top 200. More...