August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Central New Jersey breaks out in Pharoah fever

At 9 a.m. sharp, the sirens started to blare. Some people were smiling, some people were running with their hands in the air, some people were shouting, “We’re in!” More...

After hit-and-run, friends help make sure ‘Roman’s Got This’

A devastating accident that forced a local family to see humanity at its worst is now also showing them just how wonderful people can be. More...

Amended municipal tab passes by slim margin in Edison

EDISON — Officials nearly went back to the drawing board on the municipal budget amid debate among Township Council members. The council approved the $126 million spending plan by one vote, however, at its July 22 meeting. More...

Civil War Living History Weekend

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The Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table of Central New Jersey presents its annual Civil War Living History Weekend at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge, Aug. 8-9. Camps are open to the pubic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Aug. More...

Opinion

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Visitors who bring bread to Lake Weamaconk in Englishtown will make fast friends with friendly fowl. More...

Letters

The board should debate and vote without delay

During the next few weeks, the Metuchen Board of Education could consider a vote to determine whether Metuchen High School students can play varsity ice hockey in the upcoming season as part of a cooperative team with another school district as propo More...

Sports

DiStefano quickly becoming an elite player on the ice

Robert DiStefano, a defenseman for the Edison Township Hockey (ETH) team, is on his way to becoming one of the top high school players in New Jersey — maybe a little sooner than expected. More...

American Pharoah delivers as winner at the Haskell

Ahmed Zayat, owner of sport’s newest superstar, American Pharoah, didn’t have to worry about anyone leaving Monmouth Park disappointed. More...

Business

Expand downstairs to maximize space and energy efficiency

With home prices on the rise, finishing a basement is the latest trend in real estate. More...

Coldwell Banker Cares Days supports 50+ charitable causes in N.J. and N.Y.

All 55 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. gave back to local communities throughout both states via charitable efforts as part of the company’s third annual Cares Day event. More...

High tech firms with automaker aspirations

Speculation is running rampant among industry observers that consumer electronics giant Apple may be preparing to enter the car business, specifically with an electric vehicle that could arrive by 2020. More...

Distracted driving poses peril on N.J. roads

Distracted driving is fueling a dangerous epidemic on New Jersey’s roads, as it rivals the risks of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Gary Poedubicky, director of the N.J. More...

Officials await results for tanks at Pearl Street

While their contents remain a mystery, tanks found underground at the site of the future parking deck on Pearl Street in Metuchen will not throw a major monkey wrench into the builder’s plans, officials said. More...

Verizon gets nod for another tower in Edison

EDISON — A new Verizon cell tower received approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment on July 21. The tower is slated for placement on the commercial building rooftop at 151-161 Lincoln Highway (Route 27). More...

Police release description of vehicle in hit and run

EDISON — Township police have released a description of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured Roman Stefaniw, a 31-year-old Edison resident, on July 5. More...

CFO contract garners questions

EDISON — Some residents have concerns about the township’s contract for chief financial officer (CFO) services. Members of the public posed questions to the Township Council at its July 20 meeting. More...

Council president departs; officials mull replacement

The president of the Woodbridge Township Council has stepped down. Michele Charmello, who was first elected to the council in 2010 to represent the township’s third ward, announced at the July 21 council meeting that she was leaving the post. More...

Bulletin Board

Yoga class to benefit hit-and-run victim

Sakula Yoga Studio, 335 Main St., Metuchen, will hold a special class at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 to raise funds to help Roman Stefaniw, an artist and musician who was severely injured in a hit-and-run accident on Route 1 in Edison a few weeks ago. More...

Vendors sought for marching band event

Metuchen High School is sponsoring an outdoor marching band competition on Sept. 27. Set up time is 11 a.m., and the competition time is 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Vendors are being sought for this event and they must bring their own table. More...

Chair yoga session set at Edison library

The North Edison branch of the Edison Public Library will host “Get Fit Where You Sit” on Mondays at 2 p.m. Classes will consist of gentle yoga with positions designed to help balance the body, soul and spirit. More...

Schools

Local schools, businesses ready for back to school

The Fields Sports Complex is a 55,000-square-foot multi-sports facility located on 8 Cornwall Court in East Brunswick.The complex is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. More...

Test-taking tips

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, test anxiety is a form of performance anxiety that can affect even the most prepared students.The ADAA notes that several factors, including fear of failure and a poor test history, can More...

Make school day mornings easier

School day mornings can be hectic, as getting kids ready for school and out the door on time is not always easy.Working parents may find school day mornings especially difficult, as their own work schedules can make mornings feel even more rushed. More...