February 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor shares priorities in first State of Township

Mayor Antonia “Toni” Ricigliano addressed a rousing crowd in her first State of the Township address, stressing that the business community and the government must work together as one as they move forward in 2010. More...

Council may turn back clock on speaking limits

EDISON — People who come to the Township Council meetings will get the “freedom of speech” that some residents argued was impeded last year. More...

Holding court

Left: Megan Murphy celebrates with friend Jenna Molinaro while Alex Warmke, 18, stands by during the Buddy Ball of Edison basketball game on Saturday at the Stelton Community Center, Plainfield Avenue More...

Atlantic City to host International Power Boat Show

The 31st annual Atlantic City International Power Boat Show cruises back into town Feb. More...

Columns

Preserving farm for open space would be a winner

Coda • GREG BEAN

When we bought our old house in East Brunswick in the fall of 1997, one of the biggest selling points was the fact that we could look out our living room window to the Foerter Farm across the road. More...

Opinion

Voters were in no mood to OK school projects

In the News • MARK ROSMAN

The phrase “the voters have spoken” certainly rang loud in New Jersey on Jan. 26. More...

Schools

Metuchen students’ goal: Building school in Ghana

For the last several years, Evan Robbins’ political institute classes have raised money to help villagers in Ghana. This year they’re trying to do one better — raise a school. More...

Sports

Edison shows improvement with GMC wrestling finish

The Edison High School wrestling team finished in a respectable eighth place at the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament over the weekend. More...

Bishop Ahr rebounds from bad loss

After playing perhaps its worst quarter of the season in a frustrating 55-41 loss to Spotswood, the Bishop Ahr High School boys basketball team rebounded with a 63-51 over Cardinal McCarrick on Jan. 28. More...

Metuchen picks up 10th win on hardwood

After picking up its 10th win of the season last week with a 75-67 win over South River, the Metuchen High School boys basketball team suffered a disappointing 61-58 overtime loss to Cranford to fall to 10-5 on the season. More...

Photo

Audrin Pajarillo, 12, of Edison, goes up for a shot during a Buddy Ball of Edison basketball game on Saturday at the Stelton Community Center, Plainfield Avenue. More...

It’s back to square one for Edison school board

Voters sink both proposals for new school facilities

As the votes for the $166.8 million school bond referendum were coming in on Jan. 26, acting Schools Superintendent John DiMuzio shook his head and then buried his face in his hands. More...

Police arrest four suspects in mall-area burglary spree

EDISON — Police have arrested four suspects, all residents of Elizabeth, in the burglaries of 14 motor vehicles that were parked in the vicinity of the Menlo Park Mall. The burglaries took place between Jan. More...

Edison man receives fine, probation in bias assault

A state Superior Court judge sitting in New Brunswick ruled last week that the assault of a 19-year-old Jewish man in Edison on Sept. 19 was a bias-related incident that was initiated because of the man’s religion. More...

Friends organize night for special-needs kids

EDISON — J.P. Stevens High School juniors Liesel Pajarillo and Nicole Montalbano hope to raise awareness for children with special needs while providing them with a wonderful evening. More...

Martial arts students kicking to provide relief to Haiti

EDISON — Local martial arts organization Satori Academy of Martial Arts will sponsor a Kick-a-Thon for Haiti Relief on Feb. 13. More...

Middlesex, Monmouth to share juvenile center

Officials in Middlesex and Monmouth counties have announced an agreement to share youth detention services in hopes of saving taxpayers in each county more than $20 million over the next 10 years. More...

Swooosh!

Michael Chen, 9, of Edison, sinks a basket as friend Robert Gumulak of Somerville looks on during the Buddy Ball of Edison basketball game on Saturday at the Stelton Community Center, Plainfield Avenu More...

Bulletin Board

H1N1 vaccination clinic set for Feb. 5

The Middlesex County Public Health Department and Middlesex County College will hold a regional H1N1 vaccination clinic 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the College Center Cafeteria C on the college campus in Edison. More...

Alzheimer’s Assoc. program Feb. 16

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, will present “UnderstandingMemory Loss,” a free educational program for family caregivers, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Thrift shop to offer Valentine’s specials

The Wesley Thrift Shop located at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5053 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will be offering special Valentine’s Day gifts and more. More...

Letters

Edison resident has more questions for BOE

In response to guest column by Aimee Szilagyi and Gene I. Maeroff (“BOE Members Concerned Over Schools Investigation,” Jan. More...

Foundation makes appeal for new volunteers

Ihope you all had a very happy holiday. The reason why I’m sending you this letter is because the Byron Foundation needs as much help as possible. It’s allvolunteer, but I need to fill some positions. More...

Edison School District referendums must end

Ibelieve the penchant of the Edison School District for holding referendums (at $50,000 a clip) must end. The defeats over time keep getting larger, and really there is no hope for passage. I really wonder what it takes to get this point across. More...