Our Archives

You have found the archives of Newspaper Media Group – Manalapan office. This is a repository containing articles, images and stories published in our local newspapers. They are here for your perusing, research and knowledge. Our current articles, images, videos and more can be found at www.centraljersey.com. Head on over there for your local news, local… Continue reading Our Archives

Unequal DUI laws

Q&A with Sharon Peters Q: My nephew has been picked up for driving impaired at least four times. Very little in the way of punishment ever happens. And still he drives. In my part of the country, he would have lost his license years ago, and probably would have done time. He lives in Pennsylvania.… Continue reading Unequal DUI laws

Real estate investing for beginners

On the heels of a recession that saw home values drop, many would-be investors have shied away from buying investment properties. But real estate has historically remained a sound investment, boasting a long-term appreciation rate that makes it a worthwhile investment for those who can withstand temporary setbacks in housing prices and hold on to… Continue reading Real estate investing for beginners


The Edison Wizards Lacrosse Club is announcing registration for two boys teams: for grades 5-6 and grades 7-8. Players will learn to play lacrosse from experienced coaches and players. The cost of registration is $100. Players are required to supply their own equipment. Practice will be twice a week starting early March 2016. Games will… Continue reading SPORT SHORTS

Expectations high for Monroe girls

MONROE TOWNSHIP By JIMMY ALLINDER Correspondent The Monroe Township High School girls’ basketball team is on a mission. Last year, the Falcons finished 21-6 but dropped the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC) title to Piscataway Township High School in the championship game and were eliminated by Marlboro High School in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV… Continue reading Expectations high for Monroe girls

Lane has East Brunswick girls off to another strong start

EAST BRUNSWICK By JIMMY ALLINDER Correspondent Flash back to three seasons ago when the East Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team finished with a 3-17 record and a sixth consecutive losing season. Following that dismal campaign, Keith Lane, a longtime coach of boys teams in the district, was chosen to revive the once formidable program,… Continue reading Lane has East Brunswick girls off to another strong start

Merli Invitational

MATT DENTON Sayreville War Memorial High School’s Franklin Cruz wins his heat in the 400-meter dash at the Merli Invitational Dec. 26 at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River.

Chorus schedules tryouts for Jan. 4, 11

Voices Chorale, a community chorus with more than 50 members, will hold auditions 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11 at Music Together, 225 Pennington-Hopewell Road (Route 654), Hopewell, prior to the group’s 7:15 p.m. rehearsals. Interested singers should call auditions coordinator Susan Evans at 609-291-7456 or email drsevans@comcast.net to set up an audition time.

Evelyn Marie Wenzel

Evelyn Marie Wenzel, 88, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4 at the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Naperville, Illinois. Evelyn was born on June 3, 1927, a daughter to the late Michael and Maria (Zachary) Maklary and a sister to the late Louis Maklary from South River. She graduated from South River High School… Continue reading Evelyn Marie Wenzel