• Edison mayor proposes new public-private partnership with Suez North America to manage water and sewer systems

    Edison mayor proposes new public-private partnership with Suez North America to manage water and sewer systems

    EDISON – When Mayor Thomas Lankey came into office in 2014, one of his first initiatives was to conduct a water, sewer infrastructure analysis of the township. “The condition [of the infrastructure] was horrendous … nothing had been improved post 1950s and 1960s,” he said. Fast forward five years, the focal point on infrastructure has…

  • Paraprofessionals in Old Bridge schools may be outsourced due to reduction in state aid

    Paraprofessionals in Old Bridge schools may be outsourced due to reduction in state aid

    OLD BRIDGE – School officials are weighing the option of privatizing and outsourcing paraprofessional services as they continue to reel from the sudden reduction in state aid. Emotions ran high at a Board of Education meeting on Feb. 19 as school staff, paraprofessionals and parents voiced their concerns on privatizing paraprofessionals, who they say have…

  • Ranney boys and Saint John Vianney girls turn to state basketball tourneys

    Ranney School boys’ basketball history now has a clear line of demarcation. There is the era before Scottie Lewis, Bryan Antoine and Ahmadu Sarnor arrived, and the era after the senior trio committed to the Tinton Falls school. Before Lewis and Antoine enrolled at Ranney in 2015, and before Sarnor followed in 2016, the private…

  • Maguire sparks Bishop Ahr to GMC girls’ basketball championship

    Morgan Maguire is a fourth-year varsity player for Bishop George Ahr High School. On a girls’ basketball team full of transfers, Maguire is the program girl. She is also the glue girl. While her teammates score and generate live tweets, Maguire makes the extra pass. But on Feb. 22 at Middlesex County College in Edison,…

  • Rutgers History professor to discuss book on desegregating America’s schools

    Rutgers History professor to discuss book on desegregating America’s schools

    Dr. Rachel Devlin, an associate professor of History at Rutgers University, will discuss her new book “A Girl Stands at the Door – the Generation of Young Women who Desegregated America’s Schools” at 7 p.m. on March 5 at the Global Village on Douglass College Campus, WLRU offers scholarships to Rutgers-New Brunswick students. Admission proceeds…

  • ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ will have audiences ‘Hooked’

    ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ will have audiences ‘Hooked’

    How exactly did Peter Pan and his band of lost boys get to Never-Neverland? And how did Peter become the boy who never grew up? The Pennington Players will provide the answers in the Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher,” coming to Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre on March 8 and March 15 at…

  • Manalapan Police Beat, Feb. 27

    Manalapan Police Beat, Feb. 27

    The Manalapan Police Department reported the following incidents occurring in the township: • On Feb. 10 at 8:35 a.m., a Howell resident told police that at about 8 a.m., an unknown man and woman removed 13 gold coins valued at $4,683 from his stand at the Englishtown Auction Sales, Wilson Avenue. • On Feb. 17…

  • Parsons Elementary School holds Family Math Night

    Parsons Elementary School holds Family Math Night

    PHOTOS BY JENNIFER AMATO/STAFF Parsons Elementary School held its Family Math Night on Feb. 21 to share learning experiences between students and their parents. Beth Yuhas, math coach, said the goal is for parents to see how they can interact with their children in every day math activities, which helps them connect math to real…

  • Fundraiser planned for victims of terror attack in India

    Fundraiser planned for victims of terror attack in India

    The New Jersey State American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, based in Central Jersey, will hold a fundraiser in the wake of the recent Pulwama terrorist attacks in India, where 40 soldiers were killed on Feb. 14, from 6-10 p.m. March 3 at The Castle, 147 W. Westfield Ave., Roselle Park. Suggested minimum donation…

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