February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Super Pet Expo

Lindsey Porzio of Old Bridge gets a visit from Bella, a white cockatoo. More...

Metuchen police warn of thefts

METUCHEN — A rash of burglaries and thefts to motor vehicles has prompted police to warn residents and the public to lock their car doors. Police Sgt. More...

Opinion

Photo

Crystalized roses made from isomalt created by Sophie Schildge during a demostration at the Greater Media Newspapers Chocolate & Wine event on Jan. 29. More...

Residents warned about phony IRS calls

A cross New Jersey, residents are have been receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS or the U.S. Treasury for a while now. This isn’t necessarily a new scam. More...

Obituaries

Frank Pallone Sr. dies at 92

Long-time public servant Frank J. Pallone Sr. has passed away at the age of 92. The former World War II tail gunner, sergeant, police detective and father of Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) passed away on Feb. More...

Angelina Brock

Angelina “Jean” Brock, 78, of Colts Neck, passed away on Feb. 2 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was born in Monmouth Junction, where she lived before moving to Colts Neck in 1958. More...

Schools

Authors visit St. Francis students

METUCHEN — Six years later and a new crop of students, St. Francis Cathedral School welcomed back the children’s author and illustrator, Trinka Hakes Noble. Noble visited the school on Feb. 1 as part of Catholic Schools Week. More...

Staged Radio Play slated for Feb. 18

Raconteur Radio will present “The Man who would be King,” a staged radio play, at the Mt. Zion Lodge No. 135 of the Free and Accepted Masons. More...

Spring II classes at MCC begin Feb. 16

It’s not too late to start college. At Middlesex County College, a special “Spring II” program of accelerated courses begins Feb. 16. Courses are offered day, evening, and through the internet. More...

Metuchen seeks candidates for board of ed

Metuchen Board of Education members are in the beginning stages of seeking a person to fill the seat of long-time trustee Rose de Vries after she left the board on Feb. 1. More...

Couples share secrets of wedded bliss

Reminders of love flourish during the month of February. Hearts, roses, chocolates and cards are all reminders surrounding the celebration of Valentine’s Day. As the calendar approaches Feb. More...

Pair charged in robberies

A Keyport woman and a companion have been arrested and charged with a pair of armed robberies, a burglary, theft and multiple weapons offenses, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. More...

Trio arrested in Metuchen drug raid

METUCHEN — Following a two-month investigation, a mother, son and another man were charged with drug related offenses and nearly half a pound of marijuana and $4,000 in cash were seized from a residence on Woodbridge Avenue, according to police More...

Bulletin Board

Edison Arts Society seeks artists for exhibit

The Edison Arts Society is seeking artists to participate in a juried art exhibit entitled “Different Strokes,” which is to run from March 13-April 22 at the Metuchen Inn. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 11. More...

Edison Arts Society sponsors shows

A collection of the works of artist Maryann Martin is currently on display in an exhibit sponsored by the Edison Arts Society. More...

Area Chambers of Commerce co-sponsor finance seminars

As part of its 2016 business information series, Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Chambers of Commerce in Edison and Woodbridge to present a seminar series titled Personal Finance for Small Business Owners. More...

Entertainment

Beth Stern cheers for the adorable athletes of ‘Kitten Bowl III’

During Sunday’s big game, some of the world’s most talented athletes took the field in the hopes of achieving a lifelong dream and finding victory in their sport’s greatest contest. More...

Waves of emotion in ‘The Finest Hours’

In theaters now

Of course, Disney’s The Finest Hours begs instant comparisons to 2000’s Oscarnominated film The Perfect Storm with star George Clooney. More...

Three television icons who’ve stood the test of time

What special gift keeps stars coming back to our TV screens in fresh iterations, finding new fans across the decades? Besides, of course, skilled writers and talent? Here are three of the most durable: More...

Sports

J.P. Stevens’ girls taking one-game-at-a-time approach

The secret to winning is not really a secret at all. A common thread among perennial winners is to take one game at a time, which was the lesson the J.P. Stevens High School girls’ basketball team learned Feb. 5 when it met Edison High School. More...

Business

The Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Inc. Acquires The Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — The Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Inc. (Parker) and The Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center, Inc. More...

Metuchen board member remembered

METUCHEN — Former Board of Education member Eileen Duffy, who passed away on Jan. 11, will be missed. “We lost a great member of our community,” said board member Ben Small as he reminisced about Duffy at the Jan. 26 board meeting. More...

Edison Dems spar over new chairman

\EDISON — The fallout from Keith Hahn’s appointment in June as Edison Democratic Committee chairman continues. The Edison Democratic Organization (EDO) counsel Bhavini Shah has taken legal action following her termination by Hahn. More...