OLD BRIDGE – Emotions over the ongoing crisis at the border of the United States and Mexico, immigration and race spilled out into the Old Bridge Township Council chambers during a recent meeting. The end result was a 7-2 vote by council members to pass a resolution “directing the township attorney to file legal action […]

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.’s demeanor did not waiver as he patiently addressed constituent after constituent at a recent town hall meeting. Pallone (D-NJ) shared updates on his work in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., and attendees shared their concerns about myriad topics from health care, with some people calling for Medicare for all, climate change, […]

The approach of the Jewish High Holidays is signaled by the blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) in the synagogue daily, except on the Sabbath, during the morning service. Getting the right notes out of a ram’s horn is a skill that few naturally possess, but which can be taught. Beginning Sept. 1, the Men’s […]

The St. Thomas Aquinas High School of Edison Class of 1979 will celebrate its 40-year reunion from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Iselin Knights of Columbus, 571 Route 27, Iselin section of Woodbridge. The cost is $45, which includes dinner, beer and wine. Cash bar available. For more information, email Dori Essex-Meoni at dmeoni@gmail.com.

Nikki’s Dawgs has once again teamed up with Old Bridge PBA Local 127 for their annual Cops for Kids party. New, unopened toys and games are being collected now for the upcoming toy drive. A toy drop off box is located at 2118 Route 516, Old Bridge.    

SAYREVILLE – A Sayreville resident says he is in danger of losing his home after dedicating his resources to caring for his late parents. According to Ken Adams, his mother’s family came to Sayreville from Germany and his ancestors started the First Presbyterian Church in the borough. They also founded the Fisher Brick Company. “When […]

SAYREVILLE – For the students at the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL), the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” is more than a just saying, it is how they connect to others and express their needs. For almost 11 years, Terese Manalansan, a speech-language pathologist, has been dedicated to helping students with communication […]

OLD BRIDGE – More than 40 members of the Old Bridge Business Alliance and the Old Bridge Sayreville South Amboy Chamber of Commerce (OBSSA) had the opportunity to learn about the township’s steady and recent economic growth during a monthly meeting on July 30. Members met with Mayor Owen Henry and Executive Director of the […]

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Chris McGrath kept repeating hopeful statements when discussing the upcoming boys’ soccer season. Old Bridge High School’s 13th-year coach really likes how these Knights are looking. Old Bridge has five core seniors who “would have played on any team I fielded in the last 10 years,” McGrath said. “They are really going to contribute a […]

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Sayreville War Memorial High School could go either way in boys’ soccer this fall. On the one hand, Sayreville returns four key players from an NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 4 sectional tournament playoff team. Sayreville lost in the first round of the state tournament to powerful Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 7-1. But on the […]

LPGA legend Jan Stephenson, who earlier this month was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, will be at Forsgate Country Club on July 20 to participate in a day that includes a golf clinic, tournament on the historic Banks Course, and a cocktail reception and tasting of Jan’s signature wines and rums. The […]

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If football eras are defined by leaders on the field, then this is the Mark Whitford era for Sayreville War Memorial High School. In 2017, Whitford earned the starting quarterback job as a sophomore. Then he proved to be a capable point guard for Sayreville’s new spread offense, leading the Bombers to the NJSIAA North […]

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In the 1970s, the Ladies Professional Golf Association was struggling to attract attention and stay alive. As a women’s sports product in a sports media environment with mostly male fans, the LPGA basically had one option–sell beauty. Jan Stephenson, a true golf talent with bushy blonde hair, smooth skin and an athletic body, had the […]

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Brittany Fuentes does not consider herself a revolutionary labor reformer, but she is planning on teaching her new field hockey players at Old Bridge High School a thoroughly modern approach to work. “Fun and hard work, they are not enemies,” Fuentes said. “You can work hard and still enjoy it.” Fuentes, who is 27 years […]

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Sayreville War Memorial High School enjoyed a memorable football season in 2018. The Bombers finished 11-1 and won two state championships, the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 5 sectional playoff title and the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 5 Bowl Championship. They achieved that championship campaign with productive line play on both sides, rushing for 225 yards […]

The $1 Million Haskell Invitational annually draws a large crowd to Monmouth Park. Last year’s event drew 37,196 spectators to the horse racing track in Oceanport. But a heat wave of both 100-plus degree temperatures and public pressure to postpone the race drove fans away from the 2019 Haskell Invitational on July 20. This year’s […]

When Bryan Garnett stepped down as Old Bridge High School’s wrestling coach after the 2018-19 season, the school’s administration moved quickly to replace him. There was a great candidate already in the building at 4209 County Road 516. John Post taught U.S. History at Old Bridge during the 2018-19 school year, his first at the […]

Carl R Pope, 87, formerly of Mercer County, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 16, 201… Read more

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The curtain will go up on Kelsey Theatre’s 46th season on Sept. 12 with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” to be followed by other major musicals, dramas, comedies and shows for the entire family. Kelsey Theatre is on the campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor. […]

By Pam Hersh On a Tuesday afternoon several months ago, Princeton resident Ira Fuchs scheduled an emergency computer video conference after dinner with his three grown children to discuss a new development in the family dynamic.  He reassured them the reason for the hastily called meeting involved no health emergency and gave no other details. […]

By Pam Hersh I played matchmaker this past week by introducing two institutions – both the same age and both driven by their commitment to community. It is a match – not made in heaven – but in Princeton and it’s a union that may prove to benefit many Princetonians. The idealistically compatible couple comprises […]

By Pam Hersh While sitting through the magical and innovative Princeton Summer Theater (PST) production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” I kept smiling – with a tear of sadness lingering in the corner of my eye. I laughed at the refreshing and exceedingly talented execution of the shenanigans occurring on stage. My thoughts, however, […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Intense emotional experiences and stressful events affect everyone differently, including adolescents who are especially vulnerable to the ups and downs that typify the teenage years. Sometimes these emotions can have an impact on eating and can cause adolescents – girls and boys – to turn to food as a way of […]

By Pam Hersh While my grandkids last weekend were learning about Africa by watching “The Lion King,” I was learning about Africa by listening to a more compelling story – starring accused witches, witch camps and shea butter. The narrator of the witch and shea butter story was Princeton University lecturer Dr. Christiana Agawu, a […]

By Sandra Byer-Lubin, R.D. An estimated 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition where your body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it efficiently or both, according to the American Diabetes Association.  More than 7 million of those people are undiagnosed.  Left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications, including […]

By Pam Hersh Has anyone noticed the change in the air quality of Princeton? You can’t smell it, see it or hear it. But you can sense the definite improvement – particularly if you turn on your computer, while sitting on a bench in the Parklet, the temporary outdoor seating area created in the parking […]

By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Whether from eating a big meal or catching a stomach bug, almost everyone experiences some sort of abdominal pain every now and then.  In fact, abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  But how do […]

By Pam Hersh John S. Watson Jr., a.k.a. Jay, grew up in an environment that featured the hallways and offices of New Jersey’s government buildings. For his life’s work, however, he chose to broaden his environment outside of those hallways by focusing on the outside, as in the outdoors. Leading several environmental programs – both […]

By: Pam Hersh Princeton’s playgrounds are treasure troves for all sorts of adventures, according to hundreds of kids – and one particular Princeton grownup. John Altman, the author of eight spy-genre thrillers that have been published all over the world, was assisted in his most recent spy novel, “The Korean Woman,” by experiences he had […]

By: Joseph M. Pepek, M.D. Radiation therapy is a common approach to treating many different types of cancer and has become increasingly precise as technology has improved and advanced. Precision is paramount as radiation not only kills cancer cells, but can also affect surrounding healthy cells. As part of its comprehensive cancer care program, the […]

By Pam Hersh I had a back-to-the-future epiphany on Friday, June 14. Non-screen contact (NSC) with humans – the phenomenon that occurs when you make eye, voice and physical (non-sexual) contact with another person – might be making a comeback in our alienated and alienating society. I woke up on June 14 somewhat depressed because […]

“I am proud to announce our top producers for July, for delivering extraordinary experiences to home buyers and sellers in our community,” said Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing Agent is Laurin LaLima and the Selling Agent is Carrie Moyer. The Top Listing Team and Top Selling Team […]

Catherine J. Schiano, D.O., Michelle Tomlinson-Phelan, D.O., and internist Scott Yager, M.D., have opened new MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices in East Brunswick to deliver a healthcare experience focused on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness. All three have been practicing for more than 25 years. Schiano received her medical degree from the University of […]

James R. Penn, MD, has joined Gastroenterology Consultants PA of Edison and Old Bridge, and will be seeing patients at both locations. Penn was serving as the chief gastroenterology fellow at the Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School prior to joining Gastroenterology Consultants this summer. Penn earned his medical degree as well as served […]

Code Ninjas of Old Bridge will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at its new location, 3873 Route 516, Old Bridge. The coding center for children ages 7-14 offers lessons in coding, mathematics, logic and teamwork. There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and a visit by Davey’s Ice Cream […]

Nobility Crest at Ocean Township recently celebrated its successful grand opening weekend. The 55-and-over luxury condominium community, accessible from Route 66 in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, also announced the first building is nearly 50% sold out. Nobility Crest, from Renaissance Properties and Blue Star Group, offers eight designer-inspired floor plans with 1,213 to […]

The Grande at Metropark has announced that Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and it is now leasing Building 3. Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 square feet of indoor amenities and extensive outdoor amenities […]

Advanced Wellness has announced the opening of a new office in Freehold. Joseph Cilea, D.C., and Gary Yen, M.D., and their staff, will move into the current office of Michael Lynch, D.C., providing a seamless transition for all of Lynch’s patients. Chiropractic and acupuncture will be the first services offered, to be followed by physical […]

The Grande at Metropark, a luxury apartment collection, has announced Buildings 1 and 2 are almost fully leased and is now leasing Building 3. Centrally located at The Grande at Metropark, Building 3 features studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-story penthouse lofts with den from under $2,000 per month. All residences have access to over 25,000 […]

East Brunswick’s Green Team honored Brunswick Square with its first Green Business Recognition Award. The property recently installed 17 charging stations for electric vehicles. The new award aims to raise awareness, while distinguishing local businesses that demonstrate their commitment to furthering the township’s environmental goals. Ron Lichtenberger, general manager of Brunswick Square, accepted the award […]

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Join CentralJersey.com and MarketFair Mall for our Kids Expo on Sunday, September 29. Expect fun, games, and more from exciting vendors for kids and parents.

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