September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Later school start time sought for teens

Parents know all too well the battle of pulling teenagers out of bed to go to school. Karen Famiglietti would like to change that longstanding tradition and give teenagers a little more time before they begin their school day. More...

A walk in the woods

Walking the marked hiking trails at the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge, Eric Gehring found it hard to pass by the blueberries. More...

Remembering 9/11

Top right: Family members, guests, township officials and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion take part in a silent tribute at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on Sep More...

Look locally when shopping for your fall home improvement needs

The fall season is the perfect backdrop for deep cleaning, home spruce-ups and home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, inside and outside of your home. Now is the time to shop around for those household items you need and desire. More...

Five simple tips to enhance your home’s personality

Your home can say a lot about you.A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. More...

Columns

A&E with Jeremy

Network TV fights back this fall

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. More...

Q&A

Flashy and small

Q: We love our son’s new Mercedes CLA, especially the smallish size. We’d like a small premium vehicle, but we don’t wish to do business with our local Mercedes dealer because of a history. More...

Business

Eastern European influence distinguishes Monroe home

I t has been said one’s home is one’s castle, and the stately Eastern European-styled Colonial at 5A Verdi Road in Monroe Township takes this concept and makes it a reality. More...

14 Coldwell Banker office managers from New Jersey attend President’s Council Award retreat

Fourteen office branch vice presidents from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. More...

Finding your niche

How to look into a potential neighborhood to make sure it’s the right fit for you

A long with three bedrooms and three baths, another top priority in Dawn and Scott Berry’s home search was, “a community feel where neighbors trust each other and help each other out if and when needed,” relates Dawn, of Vista, Cali More...

Photo

One of many food vendors mans a grill during the Edison Fall Family Spectacular on Sept. 13. For more photos, see page 12. More...

Grants would bring officials’ plans to life

Grants from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) could help officials fulfill plans for Metuchen. As the Oct. More...

Trail system showcases county’s natural areas

On a late-summer day that was sunny and warm with low humidity, a couple walked a marked, wooded trail in the John A. Phillips Preserve in Old Bridge. “We’ve come out a few times,” said Patrick Roxbury, 32. More...

Edison officials consider ways to memorialize late advocate

EDISON — Many will remember Jane Tousman for her dedication to the environment, and township officials are making an effort to officially preserve that legacy. More...

Fall fun

Attendees of Edison’s Fall Family Spectacular on Sept. 13 peruse vendors’ booths. More...

Advocates unsatisfied with developmental center hearing

A dvocates for residents of the soon-toclose Woodbridge Developmental Center (WDC) left a recent statesponsored public hearing with unanswered questions about the future of their loved ones. More...

Add appeal, save on your remodeling project

Tips to make the most of your budget

For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin.According to the 2013 Cost vs.Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on More...

Big SUVs are back in a big way

Full-size SUVs are gaining in popularity once again among those with a purposeful need for what are among the most versatile rides on the road

Originally engineered for tradespeople and outdoor enthusiasts, full-size truckbased SUVs became the darlings of driveways across America throughout the 1990s for their rugged go-anywhere personas. More...

Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Beth El to hold High Holy Day services Congregation Beth El, 91 Jefferson Blvd., Edison, will hold the following High Holy Day Services:  Selichot services, 9 p.m. Sept. More...

Opinion

Photo

Colorful mums bring a feeling of fall to Battleview Orchards, Freehold Township. More...

Letters

Suggestion for Main Street bridge woes

A ccording to a story in the Sept. 10 Sentinel, the Amtrak-owned railroad bridge over Metuchen’s Main Street has been impacted by trucks 55 times in the last five and a half years, an average of 10 crashes a year, or nearly one a month. More...

Sports

J.P. Stevens football looks to improve under Holt

JP STEVENS B ryan Holt is the third first-year head coach in three years for the J.P. Stevens High School football team, and he issued a proclamation before this season began. “One of our goals is to win the day,” Holt said. More...

Fans turn out for Rutgers’ Big Ten football debut

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany stood at the podium in the Rutgers University team meeting room at the Hale Center and announced the State University of New Jersey would become the 14th member of the confe More...