Middlesex County

Balance screening set for Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free balance screening and physician Q&A event during national fall prevention week Wednesday, October 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the medical center’s Old Bridge location. Falls are the number one cause…

Lawmakers move to stop machines from short-changing consumers

Legislation to require coin redemption machines to disclose fees was approved by the full Assembly on Monday. The bill (A-1462) would prohibit operators of machines that sort and count a consumer’s coins and provide cash in exchange from charging a…

Assembly aims to bans microbeads

TRENTON – The General Assembly approved legislation, 72-0, on Monday to address the growing environmental concerns over beauty products containing microbeads. The bill, A-3083, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan, Paul Moriarty, Tim Eustace and Linda Stender, prohibits the production, manufacture, and…

Local author signed to publish new children’s book

MIDDLESEX, N.J. – Tate Publishing has announced the signing of local author Michele Kirk and her soon-to-be-published book, Horses Don’t Moo and Cows Don’t Cock-a-Doodle-Doo. “We are very excited to have Michele join the Tate family! Her children’s book is going…

Walk-a-thon raised $40,000 to support services

With Aretha Franklin on the public address system calling for “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” members of Community Access Unlimited (CAU), along with friends, family, volunteers, staff and donors, recently stepped off the line for the 16th Annual Ira Geller Memorial Walk-a-Thon held at…

Wardlaw-Hartridge soccer star trains at Real Madrid Academy

Diogo Ferreira of Hillside, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime, a dream for any young soccer player who aspires to play at the professional level. The Wardlaw-Hartridge soccer standout was invited to…

$386 million at stake in Sept. 30 special election

TRENTON, September 25, 2014—Voters in 21 New Jersey school districts will go to the polls next Tuesday to act on school construction projects ranging from classroom additions to high school athletic facilities and from security and heating system upgrades to…

Remembering the Past: Bungalow colony in Laurence Harbor

The following is from Kathleen Gavin: Here are some 1950s summer memories from the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Every summer for about 10 years, my family would go to a bungalow colony in Laurence Harbor. I have such…

Remembering the Past: Bungalow colony in Laurence Harbor

REMEMBERING THE PAST by Diane Norek Harrison OLD BRIDGE-The following is from Kathleen Gavin: Here are some 1950s summer memories from the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. Every summer for about 10 years, my family would go to a…

Calderon graduates basic Air Force training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Pedro A. Calderon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare…