April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Edison board approves hotel

An extended-stay hotel is a step closer to fruition after receiving approval from the Edison Zoning Board of Adjustment last week. More...

Cancer survivor pens books on the ‘Sunnyside’ of life

Like many authors, Donna Cantor has had her fair share of setbacks and rejections. More...

Officials: Stop sign will help keep children safe at bus stop

METUCHEN — The installation of a new stop sign is aimed at making a school bus stop safer for borough children. The Borough Council approved an ordinance April 7 to place a stop sign at Edith Avenue where it meets with Conner Avenue. More...

Show features art inspired by world travel

The historic Metuchen Inn was the site of the grand opening of the Edison Arts Society’s spring art show, entitled “Travel with Art: Art Inspired by World Travel.” To help set the ambience for the crowd gathered for the recent openi More...

County Democrats to run three incumbents in 2015

The Middlesex County Democratic Organization has chosen its candidates for this year’s primary election. Middlesex County Clerk Elaine Flynn, Freeholder Director Ronald Rios and Freeholder James Polos will run uncontested in the June 2 primary. More...

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

Many families have their own routines on weeknights. More...

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Rutgers Day

Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Letters

Gross neglect of roadway needs attention

The intersection of Amboy Avenue (County Route 501) and Eggert Avenue (a borough road) is one of the most traveled intersections in Metuchen and most neglected. More...

Sports

Hawks boys golfers remain competitive on the course

VARSITY REPORT

J.P. STEVENS With a roster that features six of 11 players who weren’t on the J.P. Stevens High School boys golf team a year ago, its 9-2 record this spring is pretty impressive. More...

Business

Almost-century-old florist stems from family roots

EDISON — Mayor Thomas Lankey recently honored a township florist that first sprouted up nearly a century ago. Lankey issued a proclamation on Feb. 10 to Peter E. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Central Jersey SCORE, a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is seeking volunteers to assist people looking to start a business or to grow an existing small business. More...

Coldwell Banker awarded for community commitment

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., announces that it was recently honored with the NRT Humanitarian Outreach Award for its numerous charitable contributions throughout the region in 2014. More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

Lighting the Memories

Members of Temple Emanu-El, Edison, join Rabbi David Vaisberg for “Lighting the Memories” at the temple on April 17. Participants lit candles in remembrance of victims of the Holocaust during Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. More...

Metuchen to continue pickup of grass clippings … for now

METUCHEN — When officials received negative feedback about a change in borough services, they did not let the grass grow under their feet before addressing it. More...

McCormac, Vrtaric to vie for mayor of Woodbridge

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac will look to hold onto his post in this year’s election as he faces off against John Vrtaric, chairman of the township’s Republican Party. More...

Veteran receives long-overdue service medals

EDISON — A township resident and Korean War veteran recently received recognition for his achievements and service. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) presented Robert A. Corbisiero with distinguished service medals last month. More...

Mosque members join effort to answer hate with kindness

EDISON — Members of a township mosque recently took part in a nationwide effort to honor the memories of the three Muslim students who were murdered in North Carolina in February. More...

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day.While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up More...

Bulletin Board

Townwide garage sale slated in Metuchen

The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will present the 17th annual Spring Townwide Garage Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25. The rain date will be April 26. This year, there will be no fall garage sale. More...

Earth Day Celebration set for April 26 in Edison

The 2015 Edison Earth Day Celebration will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26 at Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison. Rain date is May 3. More...

Cruise Nights to begin on Thursdays in April

Edison Light Cruisers will hold free Thursday Cruise Nights 6-9 p.m. starting April 16 and continuing through mid-October at the Home Depot parking lot, Route 1 south, Edison. More...

Schools

Program to offer free tuition for emergency personnel

Volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel will be eligible for free tuition through Middlesex County College (MCC) beginning this fall. More...

Students with special needs gain independence via travel program

A program being undertaken by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools seeks to make students with special needs comfortable with public transportation. More...

College veterans center appoints new coordinator

EDISON — The new coordinator of the Center for Veterans Services at Middlesex County College (MCC) brings years of experience and knowledge to the post. More...