October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State grant will fund police vehicles

Edison will receive close to $100,000 as part of a Safe Corridor grant from the state to purchase traffic-enforcement equipment. More...

Event to support victims, educate public on domestic violence

One in four women will be a victim of violence at some point in her life, according to Women Aware, a New Brunswick-based nonprofit that offers domestic violence resources for women, men and children throughout Middlesex County. More...

Halloween comedy set for Forum Theater

“Blithe Spirit,” a ghostly comedy, will be presented at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, and 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Forum Theater, 314 Main St., Metuchen. More...

Family creates scholarship endowment

METUCHEN — The borough-based Shroff Family Foundation has established the Shroff Family Endowed Scholarship Fund in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, thanks to a $100,000 gift provided by Jay and Yogini Shroff. More...

Wine tasting in Edison to benefit C.A.R.E.

Community Action Reaches Everyone (C.A.R.E.) will hold its fourth annual wine tasting fundraiser 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Heritage at Clara Barton, 1015 Amboy Ave., Edison. The theme of this year’s event is “Magic.” More...

Sayreville football future in jeopardy

The future of Sayreville War Memorial High School’s football program is in question after seven players were charged in relation to the hazing scandal that has rocked the borough. More...

Charitable coiffing provides help for girl battling cancer

METUCHEN — Members of the community got haircuts for a cause on Oct. 5 when Salon 212 on Main Street hosted the “Fight Like a Girl Cut-A-Thon” to benefit Giuliana Velona, an 8-year-old Edison girl battling chordoma. More...

St. Joseph community takes steps to help children through St. Jude

METUCHEN — What began with a student’s concern for ailing children has resulted in the community rallying to raise more than $2,000 for young patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. More...

Speaker will discuss arranged marriages

Hadassah will hold a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Temple Neve Shalom, 250 Grove 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...

Edison Arts Society plans musical revue

The Edison Arts Society will present “There’s Nothing Like A Dame,” a musical revue featuring the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Pines Manor, Edison. More...

Community welcome to J.P. Day festivities

J.P. Stevens High School, 855 Grove Ave., Edison, invites the community to J.P. Day on Oct. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Judge denies McGuire’s motion for relief

Melanie McGuire, who murdered and dismembered her husband, William, a decade ago, will continue serving a sentence of life in prison after failing to have her conviction overturned. In a 24-page decision issued Oct. More...

Book club will discuss ‘The World We Found’

The National Council of Jewish Women book club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 to discuss “The World We Found,” a novel by Thrity Umrigar. New members are welcome. The meeting will take place in a member’s home. More...

Move it, don’t lose it

It’s not uncommon for your memory to decline as you age and the process could start relatively early. “Cognitive ability peaks in the late 20s, early 30s and starts to decline from there. More...

TEENS’ CARS FOUND LACKING IN SAFETY

Young drivers may not make the most rational decisions when it comes to choosing a first car. Here’s how parents can help them find safer alternatives.

Getting a license and driving one’s first car remains an important rite of passage. More...

Columns

Q&A

Text discrepancies

Q: Is it illegal to text while driving in all 50 states? A: More...

Sports

Edison squad looks to overcome inexperience

EDISON I t may have surprised some that previously winless Edison High School defeated North Brunswick High School, 37-27, on Oct. 10, but not Eagles head coach Matt Fulham. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Chiebuka Chukwuneke, a freshman from Edison, is a member of the football team for the University of Findlay. He plays defensive back for the Oilers, who are led by Robert Keys. More...

Snack Shack will fill special need in Edison

The new Snack Shack at Town Hall will not only serve up affordable, nutritious foods, it will offer employment to people with disabilities. More...

Photo

Edison High School’s Jonathan Collins dribbles the ball through a line of Colonia High School players during an Oct. 9 game in Colonia. More...

Country band will have rockin’ reunion

I t seemed like the story of the Badlands band was finished in 1982 when the New Jerseybased southern rock group officially broke up. But now it appears as though the band’s story is just beginning. More...

Initiative aims to make township ‘Street Smart’

Woodbridge officials took steps toward safer streets last week, announcing a program designed to improve conditions for pedestrians in the township. More...

Edison distributing leaf bags

EDISON — Township homeowners can once again get a supply of brownpaper leaf bags from Town Hall after officials found a more cost-efficient way to restore the service, township officials said. More...

Knights of Columbus to host Comedy Night

The Our Lady of Peace Knights of Columbus Council #9199 of Fords will sponsor its semi-annual Comedy Night on Oct. 18 in the cafeteria under the church, at the corner of Ford and Amboy avenues. More...

Program by Kessler to discuss exercise

The Kessler Institute will present a free program on the importance of exercise at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Edison Public Library, 340 Plainfield Ave. More...

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A patron has picked the perfect pumpkin at Happy Day Farm, Manalapan, on Oct. 12. More...

Catholic Charities director named to national committee

METUCHEN — Marianne Majewski, executive director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, has been appointed to a national committee that provides guidance and a look into the realities of local social service providers. More...

Metuchen Country Fair moved to Oct. 18

The 51st annual Metuchen Country Fair has been rescheduled for Oct. 18 after last Saturday’s rainout. Themed “The Movies,” the event is sponsored and run by the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Scout troop to hold popcorn fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 17 of Metuchen-Edison will hold a Trail’s End popcorn fundraiser in the Pearl Street parking lot at the Metuchen Farmer’s Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18. More...

History of theatrical photography slated

Photojournalist Jim DelGiudice and former Shakespeare Festival Producing Director Ellen Barry will examine the history of theatrical photography from Daugerre to the present at 10:30 a.m. Oct. More...

Edison AARP hosts meeting, offer trips

Edison AARP Chapter 3446 will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 in the American Legion Hall, 167 Brower Ave., Edison. More...

Carwash will raise funds for foundation

Students from the Middlesex County Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Technologies, Edison, will hold a carwash 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Evergreen Community Center, 400 Inman Ave., Colonia. More...

Trivia game show will be held at library

A game show testing trivia knowledge will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Edison Library, 340 Plainfield Ave. The program, hosted by Ron MacCloskey, will be filmed and aired on Channel 15, Edison. More...

Model Train & Toy Expo on way to Metuchen

METUCHEN — The Model Train & Toy Expo will make its debut Oct. 26 at St. Joseph High School, 145 Plainfield Road. More...

Three bright ideas for boosting memory

Staving off Alzheimer’s and other brain-related diseases isn’t always possible, but experts say an active, challenged mind is essential to mental health.

When you forget the name of a movie you recently saw or where you put your glasses, you may conclude you need to sharpen your memory, especially if you’re a mature adult. More...

Flu shots help reduce number of flu-related hospitalizations

A s the mercury drops and the leaves start to change, we can enjoy saying goodbye to hot weather health issues like allergies, sunburns and heat-related illnesses. More...

Bulletin Board

Wardlaw-Hartridge parents set fall fair

The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents’ Association will host its annual fall fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 1295 Inman Ave., Edison. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s event includes carnival games. More...

Singer-songwriters to perform at schoolhouse

A quartet of regional singer-songwriters will present an intimate, candlelit evening of music Oct. 18 at the historic Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 491 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. More...

Letters

Meat may harbor infectious diseases

The Ebola outbreak has now claimed more than 1,500 lives. More...

Business

Realtor vs. real estate professional: What is the difference?

Realtor = member of the Realtor association. Every Realtor is a real estate licensee but not every real estate licensee is a Realtor. Last year, the Realtor Code of Ethics turned 100. More...

The Pointe at Turnbury in South Brunswick to host Fall Sales Event Oct. 25-26

I n addition to breathtaking foliage and the splendors of the New Jersey harvest, fall is ushering in unique new savings opportunities at The Pointe at Turnbury active adult townhome community in South Brunswick. More...

Weichert Workforce Mobility named Relocation Management Company of the Year

Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, was named Relocation Management Company (RMC) of the Year during the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) ceremony held in Orla More...