September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Edison High School’s Joe Kim (right) tries to snag an errant pass during the Eagles’ scrimmage against Woodbridge Aug. 26 in Edison. The high school season kicks off this weekend. More...

St. Joe’s seeks to upgrade outdoor sports facilities

METUCHEN — If all goes as planned, students at St. Joseph High School will reap the benefits of improvements to the school’s outdoor athletic facilities in the near future. More...

Police Benevolent Association golf outing scheduled

The Metuchen Police Benevolent Association (PBA) No. 60 will hold a Sept. 11 golf outing at the Bunker Hill Golf Course, 220 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton. Registration is at noon, and the outing will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. More...

NAACP meeting will feature Sisters Network

Dorothy Reed, co-founder and president of Sisters Network of Central New Jersey Inc., will speak at the Sept. 11 meeting of the Metuchen-Edison branch of the NAACP. More...

Teacher brings lessons from rainforest to students

METUCHEN — While some might consider thatched-roofed structures, little electricity, limited running water and outdoor latrines to be substandard vacation accommodations, a borough teacher didn’t mind at all. More...

Walkathon to support James Monroe School

A 5K walkathon will be held as a community fundraising event for James Monroe Elementary School, Edison, on Sept. 13 at Thomas Edison Park, Mill Road, Edison. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Mayor Thomas Lankey will address those present at 9 a.m. More...

Apps rule for digital kids

Teens may filter out nutrition messages coming from parents or other adult authority figures. But that doesn’t mean he’s not interested in improving his diet. More...

Seminary will host fall open house Sept. 8

Edison Theological Seminary will hold an open house at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Edison Public Library, 340 Plainfield Ave., Edison. More...

Mixed-media art exhibit scheduled

Artist Claudette Akiko Lanneaux will present “Women of Substance,” an art exhibit of unique pieces in mixed media, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Art & Frame Express, 485 Route 1, Edison. For more information, call 732-777-0887. More...

County food pantry goes bananas

I t was a fruitful week for Middlesex County’s food pantry as organizers scrambled to find recipients for an unexpected 10,000-pound surplus of imported bananas. More...

Pancake Breakfast on tap for Sept. 7

The First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen will host a Habitat For Humanity Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 in the social center of the church, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen. More...

Choosing the safest vehicles

We’ve done the homework and identified 13 models that not only offer top protection in a crash, but can also help prevent collisions when properly equipped.

A uto safety has long been a hotbutton issue among new car shoppers, and for good reason. More...

Opinion

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A child runs down a path along the Barnegat Bay in Ortley Beach on Aug. 28. More...

Sports

Delivering a crunching hit

Edison High School’s Joe Kim puts a crunching hit on Woodbridge High School’s Nathan Lanier and brings him down to the turf during the Aug. 26 scrimmage played in Edison. The Eagles will play for real on Sept. More...

Hawks excited about joining Big South Conference football

A nticipation for the start of the college football season always runs high this time of the summer. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Keyport Borough Recreation Commission and the Keyport Spanish American Club are proud to present the eighth annual KeyportFest 5K. More...

Edison adopts tab with $160 tax increase

The Edison Township Council has adopted a $120.86 million budget that absorbs a barrage of property tax appeals. The spending plan brings a municipal tax increase of $160 for the owner of property assessed at the township average of $176,700. More...

Public employee benefits at center of budget storm

A ranking Republican legislator predicts that skyrocketing health benefit costs for public employees in New Jersey will cripple the state’s budget in less than six years. More...

Concert to benefit ovarian cancer research

Janice Lopez loved to watch her sons make music, which makes the upcoming concert in her memory a befitting tribute as well as a way to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, the disease that took her life. More...

Breakfast, worship set at Oak Tree Church

Oak Tree Presbyterian Church, 445 Plainfield Road, North Edison, will kick off its Sept. 7 program with free breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10 a.m. All are welcome. More...

First buyout represents calm after storm in Woodbridge

The state’s purchase of a home in Woodbridge last week marks the first of nearly 200 expected buyouts in the township’s floodplain, where superstorm Sandy left an unforgiving mark. More...

Proposed law ‘leaves’ builders more leeway on tree-planting

EDISON — After a lengthy discussion this week, the Township Council moved forward with a proposal to relax tree-replacement requirements in an effort to boost tax revenues. More...

Wetlands association explores owls, moths

The Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) will host an Owl Call and Moth Night in the Dismal Swamp Conservation Area 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The event will begin at the Triple C. Ranch Nature Center, 206 Tyler Road, Edison. Check-in takes place at 6:30 p.m. More...

CPR training required for high school students

Two new state laws that go into effect this fall will make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) training mandatory in high schools. More...

Back to school: Staying healthy

Whether in the classroom or on the athletic fields, children and teens are exposed to situations where their health can be compromised.To help you prepare and be fully back-to-school ready, here are some common health issues that pop up during the sc More...

Students among ‘Best in Nation’

EDISON — Eight students from the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies, Edison, came home with a first-place trophy from the “Best in the Nation” math and science competition in Washington, D More...

Cruise nights to begin on Thursdays in Edison

The Edison Light Cruisers is hosting Thursday Cruise Nights at the Edison Home Depot, Route 1 south, 6-9 p.m. Open to all, the family-friendly event offers music, games and cars. More...

Women’s Club opens doors at next meeting

The Metuchen-Edison Women’s Club invites women from the surrounding communities to attend its next meeting, scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Sept. 3 at The Heritage at Clara Barton, 1015 Amboy Ave., Edison. More...

Memorial 5K celebrates life of YMCA employee

The annual Janice Garbolino Memorial 5K event will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 20 in Roosevelt Park, Edison. More...

Columns

Q&A

Fill-up figures

Q: We’re buying a new car fairly soon and I’ve been reading reviews of various models from all of the sources I can find. A lot of them contain information I find mystifying. More...

Letters

Stop misuse of accessible parking placards

This is an open letter to all of you using your deceased Aunt Rose’s accessible parking placard. You tell your friends that you only use it when you’re driving an arthritic friend, but that is not always the case. More...

Business

Beyond the mortgage

Homebuying is expensive. And it’s important for consumers to understand that expenses don’t end with the mortgage. In fact that’s where it begins. More...

Renovations on the mind

Thinking about a home-improvement project? You’re not alone. More than two-thirds of consumers plan to renovate an area of their within the next six months, according to the latest Home Improvement Survey from Realtor.com. More...

Lenders look to ‘leftover’ cash to gauge housing affordability

Residual income — what’s left after bills — is gaining popularity as the way to measure what borrowers can afford

What’s the monthly payment? After the sale price of the home, that’s the main number homebuyers fixate on. So, too, do mortgage lenders. More...