November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Secret Santa recognized for kindness at holidays

Darlene Torsiello is proof that a “kernel of kindness” can change one’s life. The Edison business owner and longtime Mrs. Claus was so touched by the benevolence of others in her youth that she has paid it forward ever since. More...

Rutgers Against Hunger 5K scores big for food banks

Over the years, the Run for Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH) Homecoming 5K has become one of the region’s more sure-footed food-donation and fundraising drives. This year’s charity event lived up to that reputation. More...

Jingle Bell Run rings in holidays

METUCHEN — The seventh annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk, set for Dec. 7, will bring runners and families together to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis. More...

Local comedian Vic DiBitetto prepares for breakout year

ENTERTAINMENT

I n show business, it’s not “who you know,” but “who knows you.” At least, that seems to be the case for Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto, who, after 30 years of fighting in the trenches of stand-up comedy, has finally m More...

Opinion

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View of the Raritan River from the Driscoll Bridge, Middlesex County. More...

Letters

Bills would toughen burglary laws

Currently in New Jersey, burglary is a third-degree crime that does not carry a prison sentence for a first-time offender. More...

Obituaries

Mary V. Riffle

Mary V. Riffle (Baulo), 86, of East Brunswick, passed on Nov. 13, 2014, by the side of her son, Mark Riffle, and daughter-in-law, Barbara Riffle, at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., of complications from a brain tumor. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s football still building after step back this year

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ST. JOSEPH T his fall has not been what fans of the St. Joseph High School of Metuchen football team envisioned. More...

Business

NAIOP seeks nominations for 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the commercial real estate development association, is now accepting nominations for the 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards. More...

Weichert Corporate Housing names Marea Nathason national director of business development

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing, announces that Marea Nathanson, a nine-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as national director of business developme More...

RE/MAX celebrates 20 years of industry-leading education

The industry-leading education platform for RE/MAX Affiliates, now known as RE/MAX University (RU), celebrates 20 years of providing training that can be traced back to the introduction of the RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN). RSN launched Nov. More...

Gasko’s open house to benefit injured teen

The annual winter carnival known as Gasko’s Christmas Open House will embrace the spirit of giving this year. More...

Parade kicks off holiday season

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t the only November procession whose history and appeal have made it an institution. Metuchen’s Winter Festival Parade, now in its 61st year, also fits that bill. More...

Township honors official who wore many hats

A fter countless hours of volunteering and holding leadership roles in the township, a former Woodbridge resident has been honored for his service to the community. More...

Woodbridge officials laud anonymous ‘hero’

A Woodbridge woman who is being hailed as a hero may be unknown, but she is certainly not unsung. More...

A Musical Parade

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The Oasis Players will return to the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County at 2 p.m. Nov. 30. More...

Bulletin Board

Menlo mall to launch Toys for Tots drive

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will collect new, unwrapped toys for its Toys for Tots program every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 22, in the Santa Court, Nordstrom wing, at the Menlo Park Mall, Edison. More...

Environmental lobbyists set meeting

The Edison chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will hold its monthly meeting 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 119 University Ave., Metuchen. More...

Thanksgiving dinner set for those in need

St Luke’s Episcopal Church will serve a free Thanksgiving Dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, in Fryer Hall, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen. The Metuchen Inn is preparing the meal. More...

Schools

Students put wheels in motion to learn math, engineering

EDISON — On the grounds of the four middle schools in the Edison school district, the sight of students riding BMX bikes across the grass could easily be mistaken for recess. More...

Student’s charity shows her heart beats for children

EDISON — A varsity track and crosscountry runner who has played soccer since age 4, Vaishali Ravikumar knows well the feeling of getting one’s heartbeat going through athletic activity. And the senior at J.P. More...

Middlesex County College ranks among ‘Best for Vets’

EDISON — Middlesex County College is one of the most veteran-friendly colleges in the United States, according to “Military Times.” The publication surveyed services, success rates and other factors in making the determination. More...