EAST BRUNSWICK–A 29-year-old man from Monroe has been charged with allegedly stealing cash and items out of various vehicles. East Brunswick patrol units responded to the area of University Road on a report of a male breaking into multiple motor vehicles around 4 a.m. on Nov. 11, according to police. Patrolman Dan Werner reportedly located […]

  NORTH BRUNSWICK – Police are attempting to identify a suspect who reportedly robbed the Valley National Bank on Route 27 in North Brunswick on Nov. 9. Patrol units responded to learn the female suspect had left the area, according to information provided by the North Brunswick Police Depar…

  SOUTH BRUNSWICK – South Brunswick and the surrounding area have recently been experiencing what police are calling “distraction” or “diversion” burglaries. Officer James Kraivec responded to a residence in the Charleston Place development for a distraction burglary around 1:24 p.m. on Nov.…

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – The debate over the necessity of a natural gas compressor station in central New Jersey continued on Nov. 5 as hundreds of residents, officials, union laborers and stakeholders voiced their opinions about the environment, health concerns and the sustainability of energy in the region. The Williams Company operates the Transco pipeline, a […]

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON Middlesex County College (MCC) received the Champion of the Year Award from the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) at its 32nd annual Roberto Clemente Gala on Oct. 26.  The award cited the college’s commitment to the community. Pictured are Robert Durso, PRAHD’s board chairperson, left to right; Carole Dortch-Wright, […]

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In an effort to raise awareness in Monmouth County, the Board of Freeholders issued a proclamation at its Oct. 25 regular meeting declaring November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The proclamation was presented to Jill Rothstein of Freehold Township, who is a volunteer with the national organization Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and lost her father […]

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP – The debate over the necessity of a natural gas compressor station in central New Jersey continued on Nov. 5 as hundreds of residents, officials, union laborers and stakeholders voiced their opinions about the environment, health concerns and the sustainability of energy in the region. The Williams Company operates the Transco pipeline, a […]

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The owner of a business in Howell has been charged with sexual assault after alleged inappropriate contact with a customer who was a minor, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Brian Young, 52, the owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, Route 9, Howell, was arrested and charged on Nov. 9 with second […] Read more

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JACKSON – A 17-year-old female resident of Jackson has been issued summonses following her involvement in a motor vehicle collision which occurred at the intersection of Cedar Swamp Road and East Commodore and West Commodore boulevards and sent a truck careening into Glory’s Market on the afternoon of Nov. 1. An investigation was conducted by […] Read more

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A Shrewsbury Court townhouse in the Brandon Farms development was damaged by a fire that apparently started in the chimney on Nov. 5,  according to the Hopewell Township Police Department. The first police officer on the scene noticed fire and smoke coming from the chimney and the area near the chimney. The resident had already […]

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It may be just a candle in a sand-filled bag, but to a victim of domestic violence, that candle can help to light the way out of a dim situation – through Womanspace’s annual Communities of Light domestic violence awareness campaign. Womanspace, which helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, sells luminary […]

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MILLSTONE – Incumbent Republicans Gary Dorfman, Nancy Grbelja and Al Ferro have won terms on the Township Committee in Millstone Township. On Nov. 6, Dorfman and Grbelja were re-elected to serve new three-year terms on the governing body and Ferro was elected to serve a one-year term, according to results posted online by the Monmouth […]

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On Election Day, Nov. 6, Toms River residents rejected a plan put forth by municipal officials to double the township’s open space tax rate. Money that is raised through the open space tax is used to acquire, maintain and preserve open space in the community. According to unofficial results posted online by the Ocean County […]

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HOWELL – Voters have elected newcomers Thomas Russo, Pamela Richmond and John Bonevich to four-year terms on the Howell Township Council. The terms will run from January 2019 through December 2022. Russo and Richmond are Republicans, Bonevich is a Democrat. They were elected on Nov. 6 with 10,313, 9,998 and 9,801 votes, respectively, according to […]

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A naked man was seen running around Hillsborough on the evening of Nov. 1 at around 7 p.m., according to the Hillsborough Township Police Department. Described by the Hillsborough Township Police Department as a light-skinned man in his late teens to early 20’s, the man is said to have been wearing a black wig, a […]

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By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Cranbury Township Committeeman Jay Taylor said on Nov.7 that he is “confident” that he won a fourth term on Election Day, although the winner of the second Committee seat is too close to call. Taylor, a Democrat, recorded 1,055 votes, according to the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office. He was […]

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By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Cranbury Board of Education members Karen Callahan, Dominique Jones and Peter Katz were re-elected on Nov. 6 in an uncontested race. Callahan was the top vote-getter with 1,276 votes, followed by Jones, 1,091 votes, and Katz, 1,032 votes, according to the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office. They will begin serving […]

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By Philip Sean Curran Staff Writer Cranbury officials will look to widen a ban on public smoking in the community, as one official is pushing the town to get ahead of the state legalizing recreational marijuana. Township Committeeman Daniel P. Mulligan III suggested this week, and other officials agreed, to ask the municipal Board of […]

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With an initiative led by Burlington County Freeholder Director Kate Gibbs, the county recently unveiled a new, interactive Environmental STEM Center, developed in collaboration with staff at Palmyra Cove, Rowan College at Burlington County, Burlington County Special Services School District and the Burlington County Institute of Technology. According to a press release from the Burlington […]

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In recognition of the efforts the local Scottish Rite Masons have made to tackle the obstacles of dyslexia for more than two decades, Bordentown Township Mayor Stephen Benowitz has proclaimed November as “The Scottish Rite Valley of Central Jersey Month.” The Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ), have been recognized as national leaders in […]

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  SAYREVILLE – Democrats in Sayreville will take complete control of the Borough Council with the victories of newcomers Kevin Dalina and Damon Enriquez. On Nov. 6, Democrats Dalina and Enriquez emerged as the top vote-getters in the election for two three-year terms on the Borough Council, according to results posted online by the Middlesex […]

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EAST BRUNSWICK – With the votes counted and the signs picked up, residents of East Brunswick have chosen incumbent council member James Wendell along with council-elect Kevin McEvoy and Sharon Sullivan to fill four-year terms on the council. All three newly-elected candidates won 20 percent of the votes for the three seats on the council. […]

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MILLSTONE – Incumbent Republicans Gary Dorfman, Nancy Grbelja and Al Ferro have won terms on the Township Committee in Millstone Township. On Nov. 6, Dorfman and Grbelja were re-elected to serve new three-year terms on the governing body and Ferro was elected to serve a one-year term, according to results posted online by the Monmouth […]

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A $16.7 million bond referendum that proposed improvements to Keyport High School and Keyport Central School has been approved by voters. The vote on the Nov. 6 referendum was 1,364 “yes” votes to 955 “no” votes, according to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office. The results are unofficial until they are certified […]

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A $22.3 million referendum that proposed improvements to Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls, has been approved by voters. The total vote on the Nov. 6 referendum was 6,894 “yes” votes to 5,151 “no” votes, according to results posted online by the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office. The results are unofficial until they are certified by […]

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METUCHEN — Come January, Mayor Jonathan Busch will continue to lead the “Brainy Borough” while the Metuchen Borough Council will welcome two new members. Busch received 4,805 votes to serve the one-year expired term of former Mayor Peter Cammarano. He was appointed as mayor on Dec. 18, 2017, to fill the mayoral seat after Cammarano […]

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ALLENTOWN – Trees on private property that are causing issues for neighboring lots remain an ongoing problem for Allentown officials. During a recent meeting of the mayor and Borough Council, Mayor Greg Westfall said he spends a significant amount of time dealing with the issue. “Monmouth County has removed some trees that were in the […]

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Children who lack the proper winter attire in Red Bank can enjoy the experience of warmth this season. That is the result of a donation of 100 jackets that were purchased with funds raised by community members. On Oct. 31, Tom Wieczerzak, Grand Knight of Red Bank Knights of Columbus, presented the jackets to an […]

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EDISON — To deal with the issue of overcrowded conditions in its schools, the Edison Township Public Schools Board of Education has hired an architect to prepare a long-range facilities plan and a demographer to study enrollment trends. “We haven’t had a long-range facilities plan in seven years,” board President Jerry Shi said at a […]

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  SOUTH BRUNSWICK – South Brunswick police are investigating a hit-and-run accident where a traffic light was struck by a tractor trailer on Nov. 10. Around 6:30 a.m., Officer Jason Gassman responded to the intersection of Route 27 and Heathcote Road. The impact of the crash caused the traffic light to fall onto a local […] Read more

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NEW BRUNSWICK — Three youth volunteers — Connie Ying, Gabriella Deliglio and Jose Medina — from three local YMCAs in Middlesex County were honored as “Youth Volunteer of the Year” at a recent ceremony for their service and commitment to the community. Connie Ying, a volunteer and member of the Leader’s Club with the Metuchen […] Read more

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In 2017, Allentown High School was a state champion in girls’ soccer. Allentown was crowned the Group 3 state champion last autumn, when the Redbirds also won the Central Jersey, Group 3 state sectional tournament title. Allentown beat Toms River High School East, 2-1, in the state sectional championship game and Middletown High School South, […]

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In 2018, South Brunswick High School recorded the best boys’ soccer season in program history. The Vikings finished 17-3-2, won the Greater Middlesex Conference’s Red Division, reached the GMC tournament championship and advanced to the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 sectional tournament semifinals. But after their season ended with a 2-1 loss to East Brunswick […]

In the 2018 football season, Saint Joseph High School finished 7-3 and won the Greater Middlesex Conference’s Blue Division. The season capped a successful three-year run for the program at the Metuchen school. Saint Joseph also won the GMC White Division in 2016 and 2017, going 25-5 over the past three campaigns. The Falcons only […]

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When soccer fans call the sport the beautiful game, they are talking about plays like this one. Midway through the first half on Nov. 8 at Holmdel High School, a player from Holmdel dribbled down the left side and floated the ball into the box. Holmdel’s Henry Kiechlin, standing on the right side, chested the […]

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Nick Kinzler is always focused on something. During a penalty kick shootout, the goalkeeper stares down at the boys’ soccer ball. After each shot, he glares down at the field turf. On Nov. 6 at the Justice Sports Complex in Jackson, in an NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 4 sectional tournament semifinal, Jackson Memorial High School […]

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Manalapan High School finished the 2018 football season two victories shy of winning the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 5 sectional playoff championship. The Braves won their quarterfinal playoff game at Hunterdon Central Regional High School on Nov. 2 in Flemington. But on Nov. 10 at Sayreville War Memorial High School, Manalapan lost to the host […]

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Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

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My bucket list would require very little money, just a lot of luck and chutzpah: Serve as the communications director in the Office of the White House when my oldest grandchild (she is almost 12) becomes president of the United States. Play the tambourine in a Wynton Marsalis and Jon Batiste jam session. Take a […]

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Jake Austin Robertson, Princeton University (PU) class of 2015, with a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, is no bully, but nevertheless always makes me cry. The tears flow either from laughing so hard at his hilarious storytelling or being moved by his expression of a profound emotion. The first time occurred during his tribute […]

Martha A.  Davis of Hillsborough, New Jersey, passed away on November 7, 2018 after a brief … Read more

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North Brunswick Township High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) championship team FRC Team 25 – Raider Robotix will host its 17th annual event, Brunswick Eruption, beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the school, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. This is the largest FIRST offseason robotics competition in the […] Read more

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