October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters to decide future of open space funds

The future of funding for environmental programs in the state will be determined in the upcoming election. More...

Charity luncheon allows students to help seniors

METUCHEN — A charity luncheon will span the generations to bring together teens and senior citizens to do good while providing a good time. More...

Question on ballot aims to reform bail process

A ballot question that focuses on the pretrial detention of certain suspects will be placed before voters in the Nov. 4 general election. More...

Auditions open for new musical comedy

Auditions for “MisMatch.com, A New Musical Comedy About Online Dating In The Middle Ages” will be held Nov. 4-5. Auditions will be held in New York and New Jersey. The positions will be paid. More...

Essay contest focuses on Hispanic heritage

Cablevision’s Optimum Community and Olympusat Inc. will sponsor the seventh annual Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest in recognition of the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans. More...

Edison student earns status of ‘Outstanding Participant’

EDISON — Township resident Nikki Mugambi, a senior at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Edison, has earned the status of Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. More...

A love of singing drives Jersey boy’s ‘Journey Home’

Russell Fischer has come a long way from the handmade cardboard set that he built and performed on as a child in his Port Reading backyard. More...

‘Sleepy Hollow’ fans head to schoolhouse for scares

Raconteur Radio is issuing a “heads up” — or more aptly, “heads off” — for its upcoming staged radio play, interactive haunt and themed party. More...

Pumpkin night offers fun for the family

A family pumpkin night will be held 4- 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Fellowship Hall at the Reformed Church of Metuchen, 150 Lake Ave., Metuchen. Festivities will include carving, games and refreshments. More...

Letters

Freeholder’s track record shows he cares

On Nov. 4, many of us will have the privilege of voting for the person we want to represent us as a Middlesex County freeholder. More...

Vote ‘yes’ on question regarding open space

New Jersey has a long and successful history of protecting and preserving our open space, parks, farmland and historic treasures. More...

Open space benefits all state residents

Here at NY/NJ Baykeeper, we work to conserve open space to make sure all communities have parks and recreational areas right in their backyard. More...

Business

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Metuchen office was recognized for outstanding performance in September. More...

Photo

Local, state and federal law enforcement officials listen to proceedings during the 14th annual Blue Mass held at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen on Oct. 15. More...

Texts between officer, wife at issue in case

Text messages and jailhouse conversations between Michael Dotro — the Edison police officer accused of setting fire to his police captain’s home in Monroe Township last year — and his wife will soon be debated in court. More...

Blue Mass

Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski, center, watches as New Jersey local, state and federal law enforcement officials march into the 14th annual Blue Mass held at the Cathedral of St. More...

Metuchen school board candidates share views

METUCHEN — While there is no contest in the borough’s upcoming Board of Education election, the three candidates took the time to discuss past accomplishments and future plans for the school district. More...

Edison Job Corps marks half-century, offers former grad a second chance

EDISON — As Edison Job Corps marked its 50th anniversary, it also celebrated one of its alumni. During its quarterly networking event and anniversary party last month, the organization honored Willie Sanders, a graduate from the Class of 1966. More...

Investment program offered at library

Robert Goellner will present the free investment planning program “Socially Responsible Investing” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the library’s community room, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. More...

Garden Club to meet at North Edison library

The next meeting of the Terra Nova Garden Club will be held at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 22 at the North Edison Library, 777 Grove Ave. Guest speaker and Master Gardener Christine Rose will discuss gardening in autumn. New members are always welcome. More...

Casino Night benefits Lady Eagles Basketball

Lady Eagles Basketball will hold a Casino Night 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. Attendees must be age 21 or older. More...

Nurse-midwife, Rutgers professor receives honor

EDISON — Township resident and Rutgers professor Elaine Diegmann has been honored with the 2014 Humanism in Healthcare Award. More...

Horse play

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ponies up with fresh styling and added sophistication

A rguably the most anticipated car for the 2015 model year is a radically redesigned version of the venerable Ford Mustang, being released this fall to coincide with the original “pony car’s” 50th anniversary. More...

Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Rally for Open Space planned for Oct. 26 A Rally for Open Space will be held at noon on Oct. 26 at the Edison Farmers Market, 925 Amboy Ave., Edison. More...

Columns

Q&A

‘Doping and driving’

Q: We live in Washington, where recreational marijuana is now being sold. I’ve been giving my 20-year-old warnings about doping and driving. More...

Sports

Division co-champion Bulldogs ready for GMC Tournament

A fter tying Wardlaw-Hartridge School for the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) Blue Division title, the Metuchen High School girls soccer team is looking forward to the conference tournament that begins this week. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Sophomore Lorraine Mackiewicz led all volleyball players with nine kills and hit .818 as Babson College defeated visiting Emerson College, 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 26-24), for its schoolrecord 15th consecutive victory in New England Women’s and Men&rs More...