Stampede at Watchung

MOUNTAINSIDE — Route 22 was closed for half-an-hour Sunday morning while horses were rounded up after they escaped from the Watchung Stables at about 8:15 a.m., county police said. “The horses — all county owned — are in good condition…

South Brunswick Men Charged With Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girls

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Two township men have been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka announced today.

Writer’s Block: Where Do We Go From Here?

It is less than two weeks into the New Year and tragedy has struck down innocent people in our country once again. This time, the culprit was one of us and not some suicide bomber from the Taliban spewing something like “Allah is good!” just before he blows up everyone in range.

Community Calendar

Blood Drive • Jan. 15 from 12:30 –6:30 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566

“Country Strong” – Lady Drinks the Booze

Shana Feste’s “Country Strong,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow as the latest entertainer to suffer the clichéd immiscibility of love and fame, asks the question: Is there anyone left in Hollywood who has not yet played a country western singer?

NJ DEP Urges Radon Testing In Homes During Radon Action Month

TRENTON– Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas — one that might enter your home without your knowledge and which could cause cancer. During January, which is National Radon Action Month, the Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging all homeowners in New Jersey to check for radon exposure via a simple test.

Bank President Discusses What It Takes To Get A Business Loan

Though businesses may be hearing that credit is hard to come by, for many qualified borrowers, financing is available. The key is to be prepared and have all of your financial ducks in a row. Here are eight tips borrowers should consider before applying for a business loan:

Winter Storms Slam Blood Collection

STATE – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is calling upon the communities it serves, to please donate whole blood and platelets in the next few days, since major blood drives were cancelled due to yesterday’s snow storm and last week’s blizzard leaving blood supplies low in area hospitals.