April 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Business to raise $100K in April for African doctors

Learning is an Art to donate all profits to train doctors in Eritrea

METUCHEN - Jennifer Fong, the co-founder of Learning is an Art with her husband, John, has teamed up with Physicians for Peace to raise $100,000 for the children of Eritrea. More...

ILR landfill Planning Board meeting postponed

Concerns continue over unclean fill observed being put on landfill

EDISON - A special Planning Board meeting set to continue a contested application for a 500,000-square-foot warehouse to be built on the ILR landfill was postponed Wednesday. More...

County ranked eighth in child well-being report

A new report released last week by the Association for Children of New Jersey puts Middlesex County slightly better than middle-of-the-road when it comes to child well-being. More...

Three Dem. slates emerge for council nomination

Slates backed by mayor, '05 mayoral candidate to challenge incumbents

EDISON - As the deadline passed to file for a spot on the June 5 Democratic primary ballot for four contested council seats Monday, three slates have emerged, ranging from relative newcomers to political veterans. More...

New resource available for parents of teenagers

Millstone resident helps launch monthly online magazine

It is an era when parents need to know about cell phones, instant messaging (IM) and "gap" years following high school. More...

Opinion

Greg Bean

Coda Pension fund fiasco is Enron on the Delaware For a while, it looked like Monmouth and Middlesex counties were developing a monopoly on political corruption and sleight of hand. More...

Letters

Corruption is round-the-clock N.J. industry

The people of New Jersey pay the highest property taxes in the nation. The people of new Jersey pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. More...

Father thanks rescuers of son in accident

On Friday night, March 11, 2007, my worst nightmare became a reality. Since my children became of age to drive, I often worried about being dispatched to a motor vehicle accident, and when arriving on scene, the car was one of my sons. More...

"Footloose" cast deserves many accolades

As the Public Relations Officer of the Avenel VFW Memorial Post 7164, I would like to make a few comments about a high school play. The musical play was "Footloose," performed by the students of Woodbridge High. More...

EWA finds carcinogens in Raritan River

Group alleges chemical facility is discharging chemicals into river

An area environmental group has alleged that a significant amount of the carcinogens benzene and 4-chloroaniline have been discharged into Raritan River near the Edison Township Boat Basin. More...

Jury hears from best friend in Melanie McGuire case

Friend testified he saw Weider-brand weights in the McGuires' basement

NEW BRUNSWICK - John Rice testified last week that he had hoped the body parts that were found in three separate matching suitcases floating down the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia in 2004 were not of his best friend, William McGuire. More...

Amy Rosen

Around Town Dr. Spock never mentioned juggling When kids come into our lives, wouldn't it be nice if they brought along an instruction manual? Although there are plenty of books on the subject, each parent has their own style. More...

Captive contestants

PHOTOS BY JEFF GRANIT staff Above: A security guard wheels "inmate" Jesse Cinquegrana of Woodbridge on a cart during a radio station contest in which contestants compete against one another inside a "prison" in the mall. More...

Residents will be asked to approve $26M budget

METUCHEN - Residents will go to the polls on April 17 to vote on a $26,278,575 tax levy and choose three candidates for the three available seats on the school board. More...

Prodigal Foundation plans annual scholarship dinner

Prodigal Foundation Inc. will hold its seventh annual scholarship dinner for high school seniors affected by cancer, at Colonia Country Club on April 26. More...

Bulletin Board

Joint program on stem cell research at Neve Shalom

Colonia Hadassah, Metuchen-Edison Gesher Hadassah and Sisterhood Neve Shalom announce a joint program to take place at Neve Shalom, 250 Grove Ave., Metuchen on Wed. April 25 at 7 p.m. More...

SAT, ACT practice tests slated for April 28

The Princeton Review will offer students free practice SAT, ACT or Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) tests April 28. The PRA gives a sample of both SAT and ACT questions on one test. More...

Edison Garden Club to host high tea April 28

The Edison Garden Club will hold its fourth annual high tea on April 28. This year's theme is "Island Paradise." Guest speaker will be Cynthia Lin, a garden club member and owner of the Raritan Valley Florist & Garden Center in Edison. More...

Sports

Mustangs get in win column by topping Trojans

ISELIN - A 5-4 win over Bishop Ahr on Saturday gave the John F. Kennedy High School baseball team its first win of the season after opening the spring with two straight losses. More...

Barrons expecting to have another solid year

Woodbridge girls hope to compete with GMC's elite

WOODBRIDGE - With a handful of starters back from last year's 13-10 lineup, the township high school girls softball team is looking forward to another winning season. More...

Bulldogs looking to be in Blue Division mix

METUCHEN - After dropping its opening match of the season in a 3-2 loss to Dunellen, the Metuchen High School boys tennis team rebounded with a 4-1 win over South Amboy to even its mark to 1-1 on the young season. More...