• Updated

The Metuchen Library will hold its annual Lunar New Year Celebration from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the library, 480 Middlesex Ave., Metuchen. To celebrate the Year of the Dog, there will be musical performances, a Lion Dance at 2 p.m., other cultural dances and songs, calligraphy, crafts and more. For more information, call […]

  • Updated

The First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen will hold the 2018 Famine, a 30-hour fast by FPC’s Youth Group, from Feb. 23-24 at the Social Center, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen. The Youth Group is raising funds to empower local communities to eliminate poverty and hunger. The FPC Youth Group will be packaging 12,000 meals through the organization, Kids Against […]

  • Updated

A free community viewing of “BAG IT,” an award-winning documentary that reveals the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise on the environment and health, will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Edison High School, 50 Boulevard of the Eagles, Edison. A discussion will follow. Sponsored by Student Environment Network for a […]

  • Updated

The ninth annual Metuchen Rescue Squad Benefit Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Metuchen High School, 400 Grove Ave., Metuchen. The cost per car is $10 prior to Aug. 6, or $15 on the day of the show. Sponsorships begin at $45. For […]

  • Updated

The Edison Band Parents Organization will present its sixth annual tricky tray at 6 p.m. on March 2 at Edison High School, 50 Boulevard of the Eagles, Edison. For donation inquiries or advanced ticket sales, visit www.ehsbands.org/tricky-tray or email president@ehsbands.org.    

  • Updated

The Metuchen Branch YMCA will hold a Winter Olympics Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Y, 65 High St. All donors will receive a $10 Houlihan’s coupon. Another blood drive will be held from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at What’s the Scoop, 410 Main St. For appointments, visit tinyurl.com/metuchen-ymca-drive […]

  • Updated

PHOTO COURTESY OF MOUNT SAINT MARY ACADEMY Abigail Varker, a senior from the Colonia section of Woodbridge, left to right, Michelle Colman, a junior from Scotch Plains; and Alexandra Gomes, a senior from South Plainfield, were selected as members of the Central Jersey Region Chorus at Monroe High School.    

  • Updated

Officials charged a woman with driving while intoxicated after a crash killed one of her passengers. Ashley Gergits, 20, of Edison, was driving a 2015 Honda CRV with three passengers when she crashed into a 2012 Subaru Legacy driven by a 31-year-old male from Central Valley, New York, on Route 27 near River Road in Highland […]

  • Updated

EDISON — A $15,000 grant from M&T Bank will help needy veterans and previously homeless families qualify for low-cost housing and help pay move-in expenses at the affordable housing available at the former Camp Kilmer Army base site. The project’s first phase calls for the construction of 86 apartments with 25 percent set aside for […]

  • Updated

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 […]

  • Updated

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 […]

  • Updated

Frank Esposito Jr., a member of the Teaching Professional staff at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, captured the 2018 Stroke Play Championship on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The victory, which came on Feb. 6, marked his second career title at the PGA Winter Championships event. Esposito finished […]

  • Updated

Howell High School successfully defended its title while legendary programs Paulsboro High School and Phillipsburg High School were crowned once again when the NJSIAA group championships were wrestled at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River on Feb. 11. Howell capped its 32-0 season with its second straight Group 5 state championship. The Rebels knocked […]

  • Updated

The Monroe Township High School boys’ basketball team may be short on victories, but it isn’t lacking determination. That attitude far exceeds the record the Falcons have compiled this season. Fritz Frage, a senior guard for Monroe, pointed out the positives that evolved out of the Falcons’ 57-42 setback to Edison High School on Jan. […]

  • Updated

The injury report has been a constant pain for the Old Bridge High School boys’ basketball team this season. “Health will be the key for us,” Old Bridge coach Jim Macomber said. “Even [on Jan. 30 against Bishop George Ahr High School], we had Nick Zaleck, a starter, twist his ankle. Hopefully, it’s not a […]

  • Updated

Senior wrestlers delivered on their night. The North Brunswick Township High School wrestling team held its annual Senior Night, and the upperclassmen came through. The Raiders, sparked by their seniors, coasted past Metuchen High School, 45-27, on Jan. 31 in North Brunswick. North Brunswick received a crucial victory from senior Christopher Rodriguez, who scored a […]

  • Updated

The $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational will headline $4,340,000 in stakes races that Monmouth Park will offer this summer. Monmouth Park will launch its 73rd year of racing on May 5. The Haskell Invitational is scheduled to run on July 29 at the Oceanport track. In addition to the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park is set to […]

  • Updated

The Ranney School, which was without two starters due to injuries, could not keep up with the state’s top-ranked boys’ basketball team, Roselle Catholic High School, when the two powers met recently in the Jersey Shore Challenge. The showdown was played at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft on Jan. 31, and Roselle Catholic emerged with […]

When Geeta Chopra started experiencing gastrointestinal issues, Western medicine did nothing to help her, and then natural healing turned her life around. Her road to health began with acupunc…

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…

February is Black History Month, and various organizations are marking the month with lectures, programs, exhibits and the performing arts. These events promise to educate people about lesser-…

On the cold, windy, dreary February day when Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, my mind kept drifting to visions of the springtime French Market of the Garden Club of Prince…

The print hanging on the wall of my apartment conveys a joyful scene of a young girl feeding pigeons in the East Pyne courtyard on the Princeton University campus. The artwork with its delicat…

Northfield Bank announced Alexander Balnicki has joined Northfield as a vice president of commercial lending in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Balnicki brings over 17 years of commercial lending experience to Northfield. Balnicki began his career as a loan processing agent with champion mortgage and most recently was the vice president of multi-family lending at Peapack-Gladstone […]

Registration is open for the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual golf outing, which will be held on May 7 at the 18-hole private championship golf course, the Metuchen Golf and Country Club, 244 Plainfield Road, Metuchen. The event serves as the single largest fundraiser for the chamber. For more information, email metuchenchamber@optimum.net or […]

Legacy Treatment Services is offering individualized, accessible mental health care and addiction services in Middlesex County with the opening of an office in the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. The new outpatient facility for the nonprofit human service agency opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring local public officials and organization executives on Feb. 13. […]

CENTURY 21 About Town Realty is pleased to announce Anil Sharma has joined its firm as a sales associate. He will specialize in Residential/Commercial property sales in the Monroe Township and Middlesex County area. “We are thrilled to have Anil join our team,” said Jeanne Libassi of Century 21 About Town Realty. “It’s an exciting […]

The Tractor Supply Co. store in Monroe donated 123 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption at the Husky House in Matawan. In addition to the pet food donation, Monroe Tractor Supply hosts pet adoption events throughout the year. Visit TSCEventPartners.com or call the store at 609-448-4444 to learn more about working with […]

The Colts Neck Business Association will host its 10th annual business luncheon at Trump National Golf Club, Colts Neck, on March 21. Special guests include former New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles. There will be a silent auction featuring exclusive golf packages, sports memorabilia and more. Vendor displays and networking will start the afternoon, prior […]

Professional and Business Social Network will present a Singles Valentine’s Dance Party and Social on Feb. 10 at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township. Hustle lesson at 6:45 p.m. Dance starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $20. A DJ will take requests and spin Top 40 dance tracks of today and yesterday. Singles and […]

Ask Our Broker With Peter G. Miller By Peter G. Miller CTW Features Question: We have an agreement to sell our home but the appraisal came in low. This has set off big problems with the buyer who now wants us to reduce our price. We think the comps used by the appraiser hurt our […]

By Marilyn Kennedy Melia CTW Features Buying a home is scary. That’s why many home shoppers take time to be sure they find the right place. In 2018, however, fear may actually motivate some to hurry up and buy. If mortgage rates begin to rise this year, as many economists predict, it could drive nervous […]