October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Council candidates weigh in

A lthough four candidates are on the ballot for two Metuchen Borough Council seats, only three are currently campaigning for the posts. More...

Greater Media chairman lauded for radio leadership

A lways at the forefront of his industry, Greater Media’s CEO has been recognized for his role in electronic media. More...

Blood drive supports breast cancer fight

Holton Chiropractic Center, 289 Central Ave., Metuchen, will host a Halloween Breast Cancer Awareness blood drive 2-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at 289 Central Ave., Metuchen. More...

Woodbridge installs playgrounds

Sometimes the mayor’s work is mere child’s play — and that’s just the way he likes it. More...

Proposed smoking restrictions raise concerns

METUCHEN — Officials are considering the possibility of banning smoking on certain properties in the borough, such as parks and recreation areas. More...

NAACP branch slates Freedom Fund dinner

The Metuchen-Edison Area Branch of the NAACP will host its 38th annual Freedom Fund black-tie affair at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Westwood Manor, 438 North Ave., Garwood. More...

Rabbi to discuss book on Holocaust, film

Rabbi Dr. Bernhard H. Rosenberg will discuss his new book, “The Holocaust as Seen Through Film,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Edison library, 340 Plainfield Ave. More...

Police charge robbery suspect

EDISON — Township police apprehended a North Brunswick man after the robbery of a Route 1 gas station on Oct. 18. Kirk J. More...

Garden club sets trip to Longwood Gardens

The Terra Nova Garden Club of Edison will sponsor a bus trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., on Dec. 8. The bus will leave the Inman Grove (Stop & Shop) Shopping Center, Inman Avenue and Grove Avenue, Edison, at 8:30 a.m. More...

Father’s Club to hold comedy night event

The St. Matthew Father’s Club of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, 100 Seymour Ave., Edison, will hold a comedy night 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 8. More...

Groups rally around open space initiative

EDISON — With 17 parks and over 380 acres of open space, the township can benefit if voters say “yes” to public question No. 2 regarding open space that is on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election, according to local advocates. More...

Radio play to focus on Thomas Edison

Raconteur Radio will present “The Wizard of Menlo Park,” an old-time radio play, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. More...

Woodbridge opens resource center for veterans, spouses

Those who have served the country now have a place in Woodbridge that seeks to serve them in return. Thanks to a $250,000 grant from Paul J. Sansone Sr. More...

A marching masquerade

Children charge ahead of their parents in anticipation of some “trunk-or-treating” after the Halloween Parade on Oct. 26 in Metuchen. More...

Workshop addresses publishing through Kindle

“Learn How to Publish a Book on Kindle: The Right Way and Make A Profit” will be conducted by Curt Worrell Nov. 5 and Dec. 17 at the Edison Main Library, 340 Plainfield Ave., and also on Dec. More...

Columns

Q&A

Parking lot crashes

Q: I read an article recently about airbags not deploying when they ought to have deployed. More...

They don’t call it ‘speed’ for nothing

Few may be able to afford a Bentley, but those having unlimited funds could do worse than spend around $250,000 to drive one of the quickest luxury cars on the planet.

We don’t usually get the chance to review cars that cost as much as a threebedroom house in many parts of the country. More...

Sports

J.P. Stevens girls capture first GMC cross-country title

The trophy cases that line the hallway at J.P. Stevens High School are filled with multiple trophies that demonstrate how successful the Hawks have been in the athletic arena throughout their rich history. More...

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Children and their parents engage in an afternoon of “Trunk or Treat” after the Halloween parade in Metuchen on Oct. 26. More...

Work of psychics conjures spirited debate

Roughly one year ago, Heather Saracen was going through a particularly rough patch in her life. More...

Grandmother’s business is author’s cup of tea

A tearoom that operated in Metuchen more than 80 years ago has made a resurgence, and this time it is steeped in mystery. More...

Four Edison officers indicted on retaliation charges

EDISON — A Middlesex County grand jury has indicted four Edison police officers for allegedly planning retaliation against a North Brunswick police officer because of a drunken-driving charge. More...

Republicans challenge incumbent Democrats for freeholder seats

Four candidates are vying for two threeyear terms on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the Nov. 4 election. Democrat incumbents Carol Barrett Bellante and Charles Tomaro are seeking reelection, while Republican newcomers Richard J. More...

Environmental steward memorialized in Edison

EDISON — The rain was pouring on Oct. 22 during a fitting tribute to a woman who many would say brought sunshine on even the gloomiest of days. More...

Juried exhibition seeks entries from artists

The Edison Arts Society seeks submissions from artists for the juried exhibition, “Beautiful Times Are Meant To Be Shared,” set to run Dec. 9 to Jan. 20 at the Edison Municipal Building. More...

JCC to screen story of Yonatan Netanyahu

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, will hold a screening of the film “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story” at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Doors will open at 3 p.m. More...

Community college slates open house

An open house for prospective Middlesex County College (MCC) students and their families will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2 on the Edison campus in the College Center. More...

Halloween comedy to haunt the Forum

“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...

Judge again rejects legal sports betting

Monmouth Park officials and sports betting enthusiasts are hoping a federal judge reverses his field and allows the state to proceed with sports betting. More...

Teen who battled cancer has new outlook on life

A fter a long and arduous journey back to good health, a Metuchen teen wants the many people who supported him to know how much their efforts have meant. More...

Colonial history unearthed on banks of Raritan River

PISCATAWAY — On the northern banks of the Raritan River — just below Rutgers University’s High Point Solutions Stadium — lies an archaeological treasure trove that for decades has been allowing history buffs to peer back into More...

Halloween horror

Creepy pumpkin scarecrows, built by visual-effects artist Jason Diorio, add to the eerie ambience at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse for the “Sleepy Hollow” radio play and themed party. More...

Contractors step up to help girl after accident

SAYREVILLE — A Metuchen construction company is helping a young girl get the resources she needs to continue living at home with her family. More...

‘Love and Intrigue’ at Rutgers

Ferdinand von Walters and Luise Miller are young and in love — and if only they were of the same social class, their story might end happily ever after. More...

Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Animal Hall of Fame accepting nominations The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association is accepting nominations for the 20th annual Animal Hall of Fame. The Animal Hall of Fame honors the human-animal bond in the state of New Jersey. More...

Opinion

Photo

View from the bridge at Oakford Lake, downtown New Egypt. More...

Letters

Residents want gestation crates banned

Most female pigs in the United States spend their entire adult lives trapped in a metal gestation crate that is too small for them to even turn around or lie down in comfortably. More...

Obituaries

Peter Stephen Onulak

Mr. Onulak, 53, of Allenwood, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Peter was born and raised in Metuchen and lived in Fair Haven prior to moving to Wall in 1998. More...

Business

Brass Lantern, a store for all seasons, has lasted four decades

METUCHEN — Stepping inside the Brass Lantern this time of year, one is struck with the aura of festivities to come. A mainstay in Metuchen for 40 years, the store hosted its annual Halloween party on Oct. More...

Queens Gate apartments announces model opening

Queens Gate, a brand new collection of luxurious apartments set in a charming Somerset County location, is now open for leasing, according to Tanya Mariotti. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

At the Middlesex County Multiple Listing Stockholder’s meeting on Oct. More...