March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County budget brings average $20 increase

The Middlesex County budget for 2015 will bring a tax increase of about $20 on the county portion of the annual property tax bill. More...

Metuchen police charge man in burglary of Spring St. home

A Woodbridge man has been charged in connection with the burglary of a Metuchen residence. More...

Police on lookout for suspect in robbery of Edison bank

EDISON — Police are searching for the suspect who robbed the TD Bank on Oak Tree Road last week. The man entered the bank at 4:30 p.m. More...

Edison man among suspects in distraction burglary thefts

EDISON — A township man was among three suspects arrested March 10 on racketeering charges, according to authorities. More...

Woodbridge expands concert schedule with Country Sundays

While winter walloped the region in recent months, Woodbridge officials were laying the groundwork for residents to enjoy warm nights under the stars with live music. More...

When he wasn’t writing, Metuchen icon could be found at golf club

A Look Back at Metuchen & Edison

Forty years ago, two pieces of Metuchen history intersected. More...

Jesus Christ Superstar

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Phoenix Productions will bring a fresh rendition of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for four performances the last weekend of March. More...

Opinion

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Baseball season has arrived in New Jersey. High school teams will swing into regular-season action on April 1. More...

Letters

Proposed legislation is worthy of support

New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States, but not strict enough to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. Last year, there were 14 domestic abuse-related murdersuicides in New Jersey. More...

Sports

Edison baseball team faces challenges going into season

VARSITY REPORT

EDISON The problems Edison High School’s baseball team faces this spring are compounded by the need to replace over 100 innings of pitching and a lineup that features only three players with any appreciable playing experience. More...

Player of the Year

Middlesex County College’s Quorea Pearyer, left, scoring against Atlantic Cape Community College, was named the Region 19 Division III Player of the Year by the region’s coaches. More...

Leininger wins club’s St. Paddy’s 10-Mile Race

Colts Neck’s Mark Leininger ran off with the 26th St. Paddy’s 10-Mile Run. More...

Central New Jersey springs to life

With spring break approaching, children and teens in central New Jersey can stay busy with activities ranging from roller coasters to theater matinees. More...

Board to seek bids to rebuild James Monroe

If all goes as planned, the students of James Monroe Elementary School will be in a new school building in September 2016. More...

Zone change considered for Woodbridge Avenue

EDISON — Township officials are considering a zone change for a number of properties on Woodbridge Avenue in an effort to encourage new business in the area. More...

Grass-clipping pickup at issue in Metuchen

TUCHEN — As borough officials prepare to discontinue the pickup and recycling of grass clippings starting May 1, the move arose as a topic of discussion at the March 16 Borough Council meeting. More...

Officer honored for saving family members from burning home

EDISON — A township police officer has been recognized by the New Jersey Assembly for his off-duty actions to save the lives of a local family. More...

Ahoy!

Members of Boy Scout Troop 66 pose in front of the USS Massachusetts, on which they spent the night during a recent trip to Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, to explore the world’s largest collection of historic U.S. naval ships. More...

Century of progress has kept the Metuchen Golf & Country Club on par

A Look Back at Metuchen & Edison

Dr. William Ainslie — known as “Doc” by his compatriots at the Metuchen Golf & Country Club — makes himself at home among friends in the club’s lobby. More...

Middlesex County sheriff honored as ‘Trailblazer’

Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott was recognized last week for her achievements as a female in law enforcement and politics. She was among those to receive an Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award from U.S. Sen. More...

Bulletin Board

Children’s concert to wrap up winter series

Family Arts of Metuchen will present a children’s concert by Martin Swinger, Sarah Donner and Anthony Mulcahy at 4 p.m. March 28 at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. Tickets are $4 and will be sold at the door. More...

Ladies night includes dinner, bingo at temple

Congregation Beth-El Sisterhood, 91 Jefferson Blvd., Edison, will host a ladies night out, complete with a Chinese dinner and bingo party, at 6:15 p.m. March 30. For more information, call Jody at 732- 991-6063. More...

Songwriters to perform in round-robin format

The Metuchen Arts Council, in cooperation with the Borough Improvement League, will present the fourth installment of the Schoolhouse Songwriter Series at 8 p.m. March 28 at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. More...

Schools

Alumni-produced book shows college’s ‘Endless Possibilities’

Fifty years of hard work and great strides have been encompassed in a single volume that tells the tale of a college that has led many students toward their respective futures. More...

Metuchen schools receive acclaim for music programs

METUCHEN — A recent honor from a national organization is music to the borough school district’s ears. More...

Grant aids in ‘ShapingNJ’ families

Youth Enrichment Services (YES), a preschool and after-school program operated in New Brunswick by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen (CCDOM), has received a $10,000 ShapingNJ grant to provide a series of nutrition and fitness workshops to child More...

Business

Final opportunities offered at rapid-selling Orchards at Monroe

K. Hovnanian’s The Orchards at Monroe, a new community of single family homes in Monroe Township, is now offering its final opportunities for homebuyers. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Michelle Rizzo, with RE/MAX Diamond Realtors, Edison, has been presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and have completed seven years of service w More...

Coldwell Banker named Platinum Award winner by Cartus Broker Network

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network. More...