September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

While police hunt killer, community helps family of slain taxi driver

The investigation into the death of a 57-year-old cab driver in Rahway is continuing. Imad Alasmar of Edison was gunned down in his taxi on Aug. 25, according to Union County Acting Prosecutor Grace H. Park. More...

Hopelawn VFW building is future site of Dalina Manor

WOODBRIDGE — The former Hopelawn VFW property on James Street will become the site of Dalina Manor, a 57- unit affordable senior housing residential community. More...

Exploring the risk factors for prostate cancer

In the United States, one in six men can expect to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, while there is a one in seven chance that a Canadian man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during his lifetime. More...

Schools

Students learn global lessons on service-learning trip

EDISON — Students from the township’s Wardlaw-Hartridge (W-H) School spent part of their summer vacation embracing a new culture, language and way of life during a two-week service-learning trip to Guatemala and Belize in July. More...

Sports

Barclays event results in red-letter ‘Day’

Clear sunny skies welcomed the top 125 golfers in the world as they teed off at The Barclays FedExClub Playoffs held at the township’s Plainfield Country Club this past weekend. More...

Event at Barclays site is hole in one for executive women

As tournament week at The Barclays kicked off, more than 125 businesswomen from central New Jersey gathered at the Plainfield Country Club for Executive Women’s Day. More...

Fundraising walk aims to breathe life into girl’s fight against lung ailment

EDISON — It’s easy to take breathing for granted — most people do it effortlessly all day long. But Olivia Marie Rodrigues isn’t most people. More...

Home schooling gives parents more control over child’s education

As summer draws to a close, many families turn their attention to the upcoming school year. More...

Oldies but goodies

Left: Classic cars await perusal at the Metuchen Rescue Squad Car Show at Tano Mall in Edison on Aug. 9. Below: A classic Corvette appears to have its hood in the clouds during the Metuchen Rescue Squad’s sixth annual car show. More...

ESL students ‘L.E.A.P.’ into learning over summer

WOODBRIDGE — For ESL — English as a Second Language — students, the district’s new Learners of English Achievement Program (L.E.A.P.), allowed extra time in the classroom in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. More...

Work on ‘Thomas A. Edison Papers’ to continue, thanks to grant

EDISON — Grant funding will allow scholars at Rutgers University to continue their work of documenting the life and work of the township’s namesake. More...

Bulletin Board

Library launches online learning tool

Metuchen Public Library, in partnership with Recorded Books, will offer Universal Class, an online continuing education service, to all Metuchen library cardholders. More...

Labor Day Weekend Concert scheduled

The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the 10th annual Labor Day Weekend Concert at 4 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the Stephen J. Capestro Theater, Pine Drive in Roosevelt Park, Edison. The gates will open at 3 p.m. More...

Ticket distribution set at Temple Emanu-El

Community High Holiday ticket distribution will take place at Temple Emanu-El, 100 James St., Edison, from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 9. More...

Business

INTERESTING

As interest rates on home mortgages have hovered at or near record-low levels in recent years, prospective buyers and sellers have both derived potential benefits. More...