A woman from the Avenel section of Woodbridge is featured on a special edition box of Cheerios. Thousands of ShopRite associates across six states banded together in September in a friendly competition sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills, the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest, according to information provided by ShopRite. With this year’s contest […]
Middlesex County College honored adjunct faculty members for service anniversaries during Adjunct Faculty Development Day in March. Richard Lane of Woodbridge, center, of the Natural Sciences Department, receives his award for 20 semesters of teaching from Mark McCormick, vice president for academic and student affairs, and College President Joann La Perla-Morales.
Middlesex County College honored adjunct faculty members for service anniversaries during Adjunct Faculty Development Day in March. Elliot DeBella of Edison, center, of the History and Social Sciences Department, receives his award for 50 semesters of teaching from Mark McCormick, vice president for academic and student affairs, and College President Joann La Perla-Morales.
METUCHEN — Seventh-grader Charlotte Breen stepped outside her classroom at Edgar Middle School in Metuchen, linked her arms around two of her fellow classmates, bowed her head and closed her eyes in remembrance of the 17 lives lost during the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. “I didn’t hear anyone around me,” she said. […]
The Metuchen YMCA has begun a new program called Reset, Regroup, Renew, a 12-week program designed to provide a healthy outlet for adults in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Metuchen Senior Center, 15 Center St. The program combines aspects of mindfulness like breathwork and meditation with gentle yoga […]
WOODBRIDGE — Students at all three high schools in the township had an honest discussion with Congressman Frank Pallone (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) about the gun violence epidemic facing communities every day. “The common theme here is guns,” Pallone said. “America’s gun violence crisis is not normal and it’s not inevitable. Americans are 25 times more likely […]
Performances of “She Kills Monsters” by the theater program in the School of the Arts of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools will be held at 7 p.m. on March 22-24 and 27-29 in the auditorium of the East Brunswick campus, 112 Rues Lane. The play, by Qui Nguyen, follows Agnes Evans, a young […]
Route 18 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will sponsor the Healthy Kids Running Series taking place on Sundays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, and May 6, in East Brunswick. The five-week program is designed to make running and physical fitness fun for kids. The events that kids can participate in include a 50-yard dash for […]
More than 4,000 dogs in more than 180 different breeds will compete on March 23-25 in the March Madness Cluster Weekend at the N.J. Convention & Expo Center at Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. The cluster is organized by the New Brunswick Kennel Club and the Bronx County Kennel Club in guidance with the […]
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omega Mu Zeta Chapter of Middlesex County is accepting applications from Middlesex County high school students for one of five scholarships to be used toward college tuition, books and supplies. Requirements are a minimum GPA of 2.5, demonstrated leadership in extra-curricular activities, and community service. Winners must be present at […]
The North Brunswick Municipal Alliance Committee will hold a series of free adult community outreach sessions for residents of the greater Brunswick area. Carol Womack will address suicide prevention, and the link between alcohol, teens and depression, at 6 p.m. on March 21 at the North Brunswick Senior Center, 15 Linwood Place, North Brunswick. Nicki […]
Virginia Lagdameo spent just two seasons on the Edison High School girls’ basketball team, but she will long cherish those years. Lagdameo transferred from another school based in Edison, Bishop George Ahr High School, just before her junior year. “I’m a transfer, so I haven’t gotten to spend as much time with these girls as […]
Jake Benner of Ocean Township High School was thwarted in his bid to retain a championship while three other area wrestlers also placed second when the state tournament wrapped up on March 4 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Benner, who won the state title as a junior at 138 pounds in 2017, was denied […]
Registration has begun for girls who are interested in running for Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey. To register or to obtain more information, go to www.gotrcnj.org or contact Donna York at 908-285-9202 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Sherman at 732-406-0179 and email@example.com.
Confidence is high among the boys’ basketball players at Saint Joseph High School of Metuchen. That attitude certainly gained a boost when Saint Joseph knocked off Colonia High School, 46-43, in a thrilling Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship game that was played at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway on Feb. 22. The player who […]
Atlantic City is the next — and final — stop for New Jersey scholastic wrestlers. The wrestling season will conclude this weekend when the state tournament is contested at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The top four finishers in each of the 14 weight classes at each of the eight region tournaments that concluded on […]
The Edison High School girls’ basketball team is now targeting the state tournament. The Eagles will bid to win the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament after they fell one victory short of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship. Edison was defeated by Piscataway Township High School, 51-37, in the GMC title game that was […]
Wrestlers from all over Middlesex County hit the mats at the NJSIAA Region 5 tournament with their sights set advancing to the state tournament in Atlantic City. Monroe Township High School will send three wrestlers to Boardwalk Hall from March 2-4 for the state tournament after they qualified at the regional competition on Feb. 21 […]
The Monroe Township High School ice hockey team made it all the way to the championship game of the Greater Middlesex Conference Cup tournament last season, but it was unable to come away with the title. This year, the Falcons finished the job. Monroe, seeded fourth, faced second-seeded Colonia High School — which consists of […]
Middlesex County wrestlers will seek a trip to Atlantic City when they compete in the state region tournaments this week. The top three finishes from each weight class from each of the 32 district tournaments that were completed on Feb. 17 advanced to the regions that start on Feb. 21 at eight sites throughout New […]
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McCarter Theatre Center’s Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Michael S. Rosenberg as managing director. Rosenberg will work together with McCarter’s Artistic Director/Resident …
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Princeton Council member Lance Liverman no longer indulges his sweet tooth and that means no more munching on Reese’s Pieces — something he used to buy in bulk. His abstinence, however, has no…
La Mer began as a modest townhouse community in the 1980s, as Kaplan Companies took advantage of a bluff overlooking Cheesequake Park in the Parlin section of Sayreville, a 100-acre tract that obtained wetlands and was a depot for sand that had been stripped away to construct an extension of the New Jersey Turnpike in […]
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, announced NRT Relocation and Referral Services is issuing a total of $20,000 in college scholarships through its Share Your Moving Story scholarship program. This program gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to write and share an essay about how the […]
Coldwell Banker and NRT, the parent company of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, have announced the top offices and affiliated real estate agents for 2017. The office in Marlboro/Manalapan achieved the International President’s Circle Office Award. Metuchen/Edison and Middletown are the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society offices. East […]
First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank company, announced Vice President and Branch Manager Reid Waltzer has been ranked among the top 1% of mortgage originators in the nation. The list appears in the Winter 2018 issue of Mortgage Executive Magazine. This is the third consecutive year for Waltzer to make the list. He is […]
This March, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is bringing a new level of madness to tournament brackets: Coldwell will use real estate data to fill out their tournament brackets. Hooptown Bracketology leverages a proprietary tool developed by Coldwell Banker called CBx to compare real estate data from each school’s hometown – or “Hooptown” – to select predicted winners of […]
There are many people these days that are keen to get into a new career that is exciting and rewarding but have no idea how to get to where they want to be. As a result, many end up getting stuck in a rut and doing a dead end job that they do not even enjoy for many years. However, taking so…
Stage Coach celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting celebration on March 3. Stage Coach carries new, vintage and antique items and specializes in estate sales, home clean outs, home and staging consultations, gifts for all occasions, custom-made items by local artists, fine refurbished furniture and more. Stage Coach is located at 212 Main […]
British Swim School has opened in LA Fitness, 90 Lanes Mill Road, Howell. The school is known for its education of water safety as an essential survival skill in a fun and gentle environment. The school will be run by Paul Horner, who was inspired to join the franchise after observing his daughter’s collegiate swim […]
The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Vanity Hair Boutique on March 10. The salon offers hair, nails and eyebrow services, as well as a boutique, at 287 Main St., Metuchen. For more information, call 732-902-2202, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vanitynj.com.
Goldfish Swim School, offering infant and child swim lessons, is coming to Manalapan with an anticipated April opening at 357 Route 9 South. Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years with highly trained instructors and small class sizes. Goldfish Swim School offers weekly family swims (for members and […]