December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Police charge four in home invasions

Police have arrested four Texas residents in connection with the string of home invasions that targeted Indian-American families in Middlesex County in recent months. More...

Mayor: Police settlement averts legal costs for Edison

EDISON — Township officials are calling the settlement reached with three veteran police officers last week a move that will save significant tax dollars. The three officers — Lt. Anthony Marcantuono Jr., a 27-year veteran; and Lt. More...

Burglar alarm leads to arrest

EDISON — Township police arrested an Irvington man in connection with the burglary of a Deri Court home on Dec. 6. More...

Christmas curmudgeon

Michael Jarmus portrays Ebenezer Scrooge and Laurence Mintz takes on the role of Jacob Marley in Raconteur Radio’s upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol.” More...

Complete the holiday season with gingerbread

Whether leaving cookies out for Santa or simply spreading some holiday cheer among family and friends, the following recipe for Soft Glazed Gingerbread from Elizabeth M. More...

Light work

Edison resident Roie Cederbaum, 8, puts the finishing touches on his creation during a recent menorah workshop at the Home Depot on Dec. 14 in preparation for Hanukkah. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe Township. More...

Letters

Carbon tax to address climate change

Now that the tumult of election season has subsided, we need our representatives to focus on the serious problems that confront all Americans and to work on these with others regardless of party affiliation. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s basketball ready to move past graduation losses

VARSITY REPORT

ST. JOSEPH No high school boys basketball team can suffer the graduation losses St. Joseph High School of Metuchen did and expect the same result as last year. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Breeders Committee of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has selected Michael Gulotta’s Deo Volente Farms as the 2014 New Jersey Standardbred Breeder of the Year. More...

Business

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Metuchen office was recognized for outstanding performance in November. The office led the entire company for new home listings. More...

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Edison High School goalie Will DiSano-Dominic, middle, keeps his eyes on the puck during the Eagles’ Dec. 10 game against Woodbridge High School at the Woodbridge Community Center. Woodbridge won the game, 15-4. More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

‘O Christmas Tree’

Clockwise from top left: Award-winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski speaks to the crowd as the guest of honor at the tree lighting held at The Heritage at Clara Barton in Edison on Dec. 4. More...

Solace offered for the homeless on the solstice

A ll those who died homeless during 2014 will be remembered on Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. The Dec. More...

Edison man ID’d as murder victim

The victim of a Dec. 11 fatal shooting in Newark has been identified as an Edison man, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Eugene Venable. Rajab K. More...

Edison welcomes 15 police officers, four firefighters

EDISON — A swearing-in ceremony was set for Dec. 17 to welcome 15 new police officers and four paid firefighters to the township. More...

How to beat the couch potato curse

Healthy Resolutions

Diet and exercise make great bedfellows for men and women looking to live a healthier lifestyle.A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise makes it easier for men and women to maintain a healthy weight while lowering their risk of various a More...

Lankey honored for creating jobs for those with disabilities

EDISON — Mayor Thomas Lankey is the state’s first public official to be honored by the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities (NJID) with an award for providing community-based employment to people with disabilities. More...

Bulletin Board

Indo-American party scheduled for Dec. 20

The Indo-American Cultural Society Inc. will sponsor its 24th annual Christmas celebration at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Royal Albert’s Palace, 1050 King Georges Post Road, Fords. More...

Raconteur Radio slates Dickens play, dinner

Raconteur Radio, along with the Borough Improvement League, will present “A Christmas Carol: A Staged Radio Play and Victorian Christmas Party” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Old Franklin School, 491 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. More...

Metuchen library closes through Dec. 19

The Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., is closed through Dec. 19 for the installation of a new circulation/reference service desk and shelving units to improve accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities. More...

Schools

Teachers accused of offensive chat suspended without pay

Three district teachers could lose their jobs after allegedly engaging in an online chat that school officials have labeled as “graphically sexual in nature” and discriminatory toward women, lesbians, elderly persons and students with spe More...

School bus ads promise revenue stream for district

With about 100 school buses traveling in and around Woodbridge’s 27 square miles on school days, the Board of Education has seized the opportunity to market the vehicles as mobile billboards. More...

Tech program shows ‘CARE’ for students

EDISON — The township-based Community Action Reaches Everyone (CARE) is reaching students from Edison schools through a program that provides access to computers after school. More...