May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

The doctor is out: Paterniti to leave post as party chair

EDISON — After more than three decades, a key figure in township politics will bid adieu to the Edison Democratic Organization. Dr. More...

Former Roosevelt Care Center deemed in need of treatment

EDISON — The former Roosevelt Care Center building may be receiving some care of its own. The Planning Board voted May 18 to approve the aged structure as meeting state criteria for rehabilitation. More...

Builder plans 184 apartments at former car dealership site

A high-end residential project that is planned for a site near the Woodbridge train station may bring hundreds of new residents to the downtown area. More...

The Italian Chicks Variety Show

TOP PICK

Presented by actor Danny Aiello, “The Italian Chicks” opens its East Coast tour on May 31 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. It is a one-night-only comedy and song event that kicks off the group’s tour. More...

Opinion

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A bed of petunias is on display at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park. More...

Letters

Officers continue to do good deeds

Too often, police officers’ good deeds go unnoticed, yet 95 percent of these officers continue to do good deeds. They are not looking for publicity or accolades. They are just reaching out to help their neighbor. More...

Schools

Diverse grads share common ground — a love of their college

A college graduation is a day of celebration when people of different backgrounds can come together and celebrate their success. On May 19, 1,521 graduates did just that at Middlesex County College (MCC)’s 48th annual commencement. More...

Stepping up

Exitium, Middlesex County College’s step team, won first place at the fifth annual Step or Die competition at Temple University in Philadelphia in April. In front is Lauren Villanueva of Woodbridge. More...

Student seeks to feed the hungry with help from grant, youngsters

EDISON — A grant awarded to a township teen will help to feed her community service project. More...

Business

Chamber recognizes local achievements with awards

EDISON — The Edison Chamber of Commerce board of directors has announced the winners of the 2015 Edison Achievement Awards, recognizing those who have gone above and beyond for the good of the community. More...

Luxury Townhomes at Carriage Gate at Little Silver ideal spot for summer fun

There’s no doubt about it: summer is one of the best times of the year to be in the Little Silver area. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Michael Favale, a long-time resident of New Brunswick, has joined Gloria Zastko, Realtors, North Brunswick. Favale brings with him a track record of successfully negotiating deals using the skills and experience of his Wall Street brokering career. More...

Country music rocks New Jersey

New Jersey may be known for being stronger than the storm, for the lights and sounds of Atlantic City, and as the home of Bruce Springsteen, but the state is also gaining momentum as a new mecca of country music. More...

Residents fight proposal for medical building

A proposed medical building at Oak Tree Road and Ventnor Drive in Edison has met significant opposition from area residents. More...

Auxiliary police promoted, lauded for volunteer service

They can be found at many township events, keeping order and ensuring that people are safe. They are also there in times of crisis, providing help and guidance. More...

Metuchen principal tapped as new YMCA board chair

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy has appointed Bruce Peragallo as its new board chairman. More...

Woodbridge judge indicted

A state Superior Court judge from Woodbridge has been indicted on charges that she hindered the apprehension of a known fugitive. The three-count indictment returned May 13 by a Somerset County grand jury stems from the June 2013 arrest of Carlia M. More...

Bulletin Board

Folk, blues concert slated for June 2

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, announces Mara Levine, Caroline Cutroneo and Barbara Novick will perform folk and blues music at 1:30 p.m. June 2. More...

JCC offers Lego camps and math program

The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will offer the following Lego programs the week of Aug. 17-21: More...

Fitness program open to cancer survivors

The Edison YMCA, in collaboration with the Livestrong Foundation, will provide a 12-week fitness program for cancer survivors age 18 and over, starting June 22. More...

Entertainment

Lifetime’s miniseries ‘Marilyn’ reveals the broken heart behind the bombshell

Everybody knows “Marilyn Monroe” — she of the frothy halo of platinum hair, baby-doll voice and va-va-voom figure, splendidly showcased in her most memorable films. But few people know the real Marilyn Monroe, a.k.a. More...

Don’t Stop Dreaming

In theaters now

Dreamers look to the future as a place that is full of endless possibilities. They don’t view today with doomand gloom pessimism; instead, the optimism flows from the dreamer like water rushing down a river with no dam in sight. More...

1970s Fashion: Rock goes soft, disco finds a beat and punk trashes everything

By the ’70s, most fashion-related stigmas of the past had been overturned, clearing the way for even more experimentation and expression. More...

Sports

Lombardi a key part of Hawks’ bright softball future

VARSITY REPORT

Whatever the J.P. Stevens High School softball team accomplishes the rest of this spring, the future is bright — primarily because of its pitcher. More...