Traffic a concern near proposed child center Tutor Time may be built on Old Bridge Turnpike By jennifer micale T he traffic on Old Bridge Turnpike proved to be an issue of concern to South River’s Planning Board. Last week, the board heard an application from Watchung-based Vaishu LLC for a proposed child care center …

Easter bonnet Blair Ellis, 6, of Monroe, tries to keep her Easter bonnet on straight at the township’s annual egg hunt and bonnet contest on Saturday. She won second place for most original bonnet. JERRY WOLKOWITZ

Dipierro: Study falls short Mayor maintains his opposition to rail line SEAN GUTHRIDGE East Brunswick High School senior Ryan Walsh, 17, washes cars to raise money for the school’s Volleyball Booster Club on Saturday. By charles w. kim D espite the rosy predictions of a NJ Transit study, Jamesburg Mayor Joseph Dipierro said yesterday that …

Resident dies in car accident EAST BRUNSWICK — A one-car accident on Fresh Ponds Road took the life of a township man early Monday morning. Police said that Ryan Yatsko, 20, a Mitchell Avenue resident, was driving southwest on Fresh Ponds Road when he lost control of his car. Police said the vehicle veered onto …

Library board reviews plans for the future However, East Brunswick has not committed to building new facility By daniel walsh EAST BRUNSWICK — It’s all hypothetical, but the township library board of trustees now has a plan to look at when considering the pursuit of a new library. Malcolm Holzman, of the New York City …

Milltown Commission gets grants Environmental group will use the money on seven different projects By daniel walsh MILLTOWN — The state Depart-ment of Environmental Protection gave the borough’s Environmental Commis-sion $2,450 in grant money last week for use on several projects. The Borough Council will allocate an additional $2,450 to the commission as part of …

Developer gets green light for 26 new homes Matzel & Mumford will build once again off River Road By Jennifer micale SOUTH RIVER — A Hazlet firm has cleared another obstacle in its path, bringing a 26-home development closer to reality. At last week’s meeting, the Planning Board gave final major subdivision approval to Matzel …

Council approves budget By daniel walsh EAST BRUNSWICK — The Township Council unanimously adopted the $43,145,975 budget for the year 2000 during Monday night’s council meeting. Taxes will remain stable as homeowners will pay 98 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The average owner of a home assessed at $150,000 would pay $1,470 over …

Penney’s will not close N.J. stores EAST BRUNSWICK — The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. will not close any of its New Jersey department stores as it seeks to restructure after a fourth quarter net loss of 8 cents per share and to save $530 million. Several weeks ago, the J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Plano, Texas, …

E. Brunswick veterinarian to appeal July conviction Appellate Division will hear appeal on April 14 By daniel walsh EAST BRUNSWICK — A local veterinarian will appeal his July conviction on 14 counts of cruelty to animals. The Appellate Division of the state Superior Court will hear the appeal of East Brunswick veterinarian Dr. Howard Baker …