Provident donates $100k to institute for small entrepreneurs

A grant for $100,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation will benefit The Ignite Institute at Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City. The grant is the second of three $100,000 “Signature” grants — one in each of its three funding priority areas of community enrichment, education, and health, youth and families — that the foundation will make …

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Parker at Monroe Long-Term Living Community recently was honored by the American With Disabilities Act (ADA) Committee of Monroe Township with the 2015 ADA Award, a distinction given to “an individual or group that has gone above and beyond regulations in providing access to the disabled.” Parker at Monroe is a long-term living community where …

Paging Mr. Rogers

By Marilyn Kennedy Melia CTW Features For many, a friendly neighbor next door is not a high priority, according to a new survey analysis Neighborhoods matter to homebuyers, who seek a particular area for its easy commute, stable property values, quality schools, among other amenities. But the people living next door or down the street …

Century 21 About Town collecting teddy bears for Child Life Program

Century 21 About Town Realty, 315 Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, is encouraging neighbors, friends and family to consider donating a cuddly teddy bear this season. Century 21 About Town Realty is accepting new donations through Dec. 15. Bears will be donated to the Child Life Program where specialists care for patients at the Rutgers Cancer …

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associates Chhaya “Barkha” Kishnani and Donna Warters of the East Brunswick office were recognized for their exceptional success during the month of October. Kishnani led the region, which is comprised of offices throughout Middlesex County, for new home dollar volume. Warters was the top …

Fuelish behavior

By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Many motorists think their cars’ MPG ratings are inaccurate, but they may only have themselves to blame Most every new-car ad that notes a vehicle’s estimated fuel economy bears a variation of the phrase, “your mileage may vary,” which has become a modern-day catchall expression for verbal waffling. Indeed, according …

Big or small?

Q&A with Sharon Peters Q: Bigger tires or smaller tires for a new SUV I’m buying? It can go either way. I won’t be off-roading or anything like that. What’s your preference? A: Smaller. They’re better from a fuel-economy perspective, and they’re almost always quieter. They cost less, too. Q: My brakes feel a lot …

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The law office of Mayo & Russ, PA has announced that A. Todd Mayo has rejoined the firm. Mayo spent a three-year term as a Worker’s Compensation judge. At the time of his retirement he was the supervising judge of Middlesex County for the Division of Worker’s Compensation. Before that, Mayo was the chief municipal …