Local college student organizes global event in one month

By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer NORTH BRUNSWICK — A young man from North Brunswick organized a competition that has a global impact. Umair Masood, a sophomore at Rutgers University, served as campus director for the seventh annual Hult Prize competition at Rutgers on Dec. 5, when 10 teams competed to solve former President Bill Clinton’s… Continue reading Local college student organizes global event in one month

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STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR The Force was strong at the Plumsted Library in Plumsted Township, Ocean County, on Dec. 16 when a celebration of all things “Star Wars” was held in conjunction with the opening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Preventing avoidable deaths

YOUR TURN Phyllis AlRoy GUEST COLUMN The country in which a baby is born should not determine how long she lives. Now Congress has an unprecedented opportunity to make sure it doesn’t. A new bipartisan bill has been introduced into both houses of Congress entitled Reach Every Mother and Child Act of 2015. In the… Continue reading Preventing avoidable deaths

Donald Trump is not a qualified candidate

Does it surprise you? It does not surprise me that Donald Trump called attention to “her (Hillary Clinton) use of the restroom at the last Democratic debate was ‘too disgusting’ to talk about and that in 2007 she got ‘schlonged’ by Barack Obama.” This candidate with his limited vocabulary and egotistical personality, in my opinion,… Continue reading Donald Trump is not a qualified candidate

Youth Adult Peer Advocate recipient has success inside, outside of classroom

By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer NORTH BRUNSWICK — Neal Gaeta received the Young Adult Peer Advocate Award. A senior at North Brunswick Township High School with a 4.09 GPA, Neal is taking Advanced Placement Government and Politics, Literature and Composition, Calculus AB and psychology in his senior year. He has studied Advanced Placement and honors… Continue reading Youth Adult Peer Advocate recipient has success inside, outside of classroom

Having a good old time with Larry Black (the guy who is committed to keeping the rated-G in TV)

By Lori Acken, www.channelguidemag.com Larry Black It’s near impossible to tune in to RFDTV’s Larry’s Country Diner and not want to climb through the screen to share some pie and sociability with host Larry Black and his cast of amiable characters as they crack wise, reminisce about classic moments in music and TV and generally… Continue reading Having a good old time with Larry Black (the guy who is committed to keeping the rated-G in TV)

Football will never be the same — hopefully

In theaters now By Paul Hall www.channelguidemag.com Alec Baldwin, left, and Will Smith huddle over football players’ head injuries and deaths in the new movie Concussion. Concussion focuses on the startling discovery made by Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) while working as a pathologist in Pittsburgh. Omalu was on duty in September 2002 when the… Continue reading Football will never be the same — hopefully

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CRAIG YETSKO North Brunswick Township High School (NBTHS) held a Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony on Dec. 7. Pictured are NBTHS Principal Pete Clark, left to right, NBTHS 12th grader Max Maguire, North Brunswick teacher and New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) President Joanne Anderson, NBTHS 12th grader Zach Kriegel, NBTHS 9th grader… Continue reading Photo

Looking back at Christmas

By Lucie M. Winborne, ReMIND Magazine Child star Shirley Temple and John Agar were happy newlyweds at Christmastime in 1945. The Puritans banned it. Our Founding Fathers weren’t too crazy about it. And Congress didn’t get around to making it an official celebration until 1870. But you’d hardly guess it as Christmas approached. We Americans… Continue reading Looking back at Christmas