New year offers opportunity to organize

By CHRISTINE BARCIA Staff Writer Mise en place is a French culinary term that means “putting in place.” For chefs, having ingredients prepared and arranged before the cooking process begins allows for greater organization and efficiency in executing a recipe. Applying that concept in everyday life can bring that same organization to almost any task.… Continue reading New year offers opportunity to organize

New permit process effective Jan. 1 in North Brunswick

North Brunswick Township recently adopted a new inspection requirement for all residential homes sales and transfers. The obligation for sellers to secure a Certificate of Continued Occupancy (CCO) takes effect Jan. 1. This inspection process is limited to address three distinct areas: there are no open building or zoning permits for the property; there has… Continue reading New permit process effective Jan. 1 in North Brunswick

South Brunswick officers play Santa for victims of burglary

South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka recognized the efforts of a half dozen officers who made sure a township boy had presents under his tree this Christmas. On Dec. 17, police took a report of a burglary to a Dayton home. Detectives began investigating and soon learned that the suspect had stolen presents that a… Continue reading South Brunswick officers play Santa for victims of burglary

Youngster shows strength in battle against cancer

By CHRISTINE BARCIA Staff Writer Gracie West, a seventh-grader at the Barkalow Middle School, Freehold Township, has been battling cancer for two years and recent scans showed no evidence of the disease. In December 2014, Gracie traveled to Rome and received a blessing from Pope Francis. CHRISTINE BARCIA/STAFF Gracie West literally jumped for joy with… Continue reading Youngster shows strength in battle against cancer

PSE&G warns customers about increase in phone, home scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is urging its customers to be cautious of callers who demand immediate payment via a pre-paid card, and wary of phony utility workers showing up at their door to “check a problem.” “We’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of scams being reported to us by customers,”… Continue reading PSE&G warns customers about increase in phone, home scams

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PHOTOS BY KATHY McBAIN/STAFF Greater Media Newspapers held a holiday food drive in the Manalapan office from Dec. 9-21. Donations were brought to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune.

STORK CLUB

Melissa and Rick Geiger of Milltown announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Kate, July 1, 2015, in Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and joins her sisters, Julia, 7, and Rachel, 5, and her brother, Ricky Jr., 2. Grandparents are Lynn and Rick Geiger of Spotswood, Joyce… Continue reading STORK CLUB

Race, ride and party into 2016

TOP PICK iPlay America rings in the New Year with a blast during the Fifth annual New Year’s Eve Bash from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. iPlay America’s New Year’s Eve Party pass includes unlimited rides and attractions, a $10 game card, party favors, spectacular prizes and giveaways throughout the evening, a confetti cannon,… Continue reading Race, ride and party into 2016

Kloos Christmas light show shines spotlight on fallen Spotswood EMT

By MICHAEL NUNES Staff Writer Paying tribute to Hinal Patel, the Spotswood EMT who was killed while on duty in July, Kloos Family Lights incorporated a Spotswood EMS badge into their Christmas lights display. The Kloos family will also be accepting donations that will go toward a scholarship to be awarded in Patel’s honor to… Continue reading Kloos Christmas light show shines spotlight on fallen Spotswood EMT