Second-grade students der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Second-grade students at Central School in East Brunswick stand up to be counted during a Census 2000 program with U.S. Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) on Monday. JACKIE POLLACK

Borough mourns death of well-liked resident SOUTH RIVER — Last Thursday, the borough lost a well-liked resident after a walk home took a tragic turn. According to the authorities, John Harvey, 47, of Lisa Drive, left the South River Pub on Main Street at approximately 11 p.m. on March 4. Two and a half hours …

Training facility proposal goes before zoning board By daniel walsh Staff Writer EAST BRUNSWICK — After weeks of speculation on the fate of a proposed heavy equipment training facility, the Zoning Board of Adjustment held its first public hearing before a packed municipal court room. On Thursday nearly 100 residents turned out to hear the …

E.B. library continues foreign film festival The East Brunswick Library, Jean Walling Civic Center, will continue its Spring Foreign Film Festival on April 4 with 1:30 and 8 p.m. showings of The Eel, a 1998 Japanese suspense-drama. Released from prison eight years after murdering his wife and her lover in a jealous rage, an embittered …

Chief Eib’s retirement plan announced in S.R. Borough Council expected to vote on package March 15 SOUTH RIVER — By early April, South River Police Chief Francis X. Eib should be embarking on his new life as a retiree. Last week, the Borough Council ended several months of negotiation after agreeing upon a retirement plan …

Tax rate stable in township Owner of the average E.B. home will pay $1,470 this year EAST BRUNSWICK — Taxes will remain stable this year. Mayor Bill Neary announced that the municipal tax rate will remain at 98 cents per $100 of assessed property value. Neary presented the $43,145,975 budget during last week’s Township Council …

Young musicians sought for auditions Applications are available at the East Brunswick Division of Recreation Office, 350 Dunhams Corner Road, for the 16th annual Young Musicians Auditions scheduled for April 8 at East Brunswick High School, Cranbury Road. Applicants must be East Brunswick residents in ninth-12th grades. They may audition on piano, stringed, brass or …

Suspended S.R. captain returns has served as a special since 1981 and as a dispatcher since 1983, and Debra Shaluha, who worked as a secretary for the chief of police from 1985 to 1989. Shaluha, a borough resident, has worked in the borough clerk’s office since 1994. In the suit, filed by Somerville attorney Brian …

Local J.C. Penney stores wait for word on future In an attempt to restructure the corporation after a fourth quarter net loss of 8 cents per share and to save $530 million, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. plans to close 40 to 45 department stores and about 300 Eckerd drug stores nationwide. Several Eckerd drug stores …

Suspended S.R. captain returns to department Three employees have filed suit in state Superior Court O n Monday, a South River police captain suspended for nearly a year was expected to shine up his badge and return to the force. Capt. Wesley Bomba, a borough resident and a 32-year veteran of the force, has been …