Traffic Pattern Switch Announced For Route 27 Bridge In Metuchen

TRENTON – The state Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced an upcoming traffic pattern switch on Route 27 as construction progresses to the next stage on the bridge over the Middlesex Greenway, which runs along an abandoned Conrail freight railroad line in Metuchen.

Rabid Raccoon Found In Metuchen

METUCHEN — A raccoon found in the vicinity of Oak Avenue and Maple Avenue in Metuchen has tested positive for rabies, according to the Middlesex County Office of Health Services. This is the 13th rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2013 and the third in Metuchen.

Remembering The Past: The Linwood Grove

Pictured is the smaller of the two ballrooms at the Linwood Grove. This is the ballroom that bordered Route 27 in New Brunswick, between Stoney Road and Prospect Avenue. (Photo courtesy of a contributor)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Here are some memories from a contributor: “I worked for the Linwood Grove as a high school student, working in the snack bar, setting up and cleaning the ballroom. I later worked as a bartender. I believe that the picture was a postcard that the owners had made up for advertising purposes.”

[PHOTO] Metuchen 5th Grader Honored For Math Score


METUCHEN — Metuchen Superintendent Vincent Caputo presents fifth grader Edward Kalegi with a certificate recognizing his top scaled score of 300 in mathematics on the 2013 administration of NJASK.  Kalegi was among 58 students honored at the Oct. 29 board of…

In Democratic 18th, GOP Hopes To Pick Up Seat Once Filled By Sen. Buono


In their quest to gain control of the state Senate, New Jersey Republicans are hoping Gov. Chris Christie’s coattails are long enough to carry them to victory in an unexpected district, the overwhelmingly Democratic 18th, where state Sen. Barbara Buono’s gubernatorial bid has put her seat in play.

Friends Of Metuchen Library Plan Art Museum Trip

The Christmas tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012 (Photo credit: Kaitlin via Flickr)

METUCHEN — The Friends of the Metuchen Library will take a bus trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the Christmas tree and creche erected for the holiday on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Visitors will also be able to view the museums permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Metuchen Woman Found Guilty Of Stealing Nearly A Half Million From Insurance Trust Fund

Catarina Young (NJ Attorney General's office photo)

TRENTON – A Middlesex County jury found the primary owner and operator of a third-party insurance administrator guilty of stealing approximately half a million dollars from a trust fund that administered health insurance policies and prescription coverage for hundreds of employees and their families, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.