Used bookstore hopes to make its mark downtown

BY SUE HAMMERStaff Writer BY SUE HAMMER Staff Writer JEFF GRANIT staff Abraham Wachstein recently opened Metuchen Books. METUCHEN — Folks strolling downtown will find a new addition to the business district at 465 Main St. Crowds taking short walks or browsing around downtown motivated Abraham Wachstein of Manalapan to open Metuchen Books. According to …

Package theft a concern

By JENNIFER ORTIZ and KENNY WALTER Staff Writers STAFF PHOTGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR The theft of packages delivered to doorsteps is becoming a bigger problem as more and more people shop online for their Christmas gifts. Woodbridge Police Capt. Roy Hoppock said package theft has become a growing issue, and there are very few ways to …

Board approves church expansion despite protests

BY SANDI CARPELLOStaff Writer BY SANDI CARPELLO Staff Writer METUCHEN — A local church that wants to expand its facilities got the blessing of borough officials last week. Despite relentless opposition from Rose Street residents over the course of the hearings on the application, the Metuchen’s Zoning Board unanimously granted the Metuchen Assembly of God …

Retired Edison police officer indicted on theft charges

EDISON — A grand jury in Middlesex County has indicted a retired Edison police captain on charges of illegally using sick leave to collect about $38,000 from the township while working at another job. Natale A. Fresco, 60, of Edison was charged with two counts of second-degree official misconduct, one count of third-degree theft and …

Dushahra festival aims to promote Indian culture

Oct. 18 event to featuremusic, dancing, food,crafts and fireworks BY LINDA DeNICOLAStaff Writer Oct. 18 event to feature music, dancing, food, crafts and fireworks BY LINDA DeNICOLA Staff Writer Gov. James McGreevey offers his best wishes for the success of the Dushahra Festival 2003 to members of the organizing committee. Cultural programs, music and dancing, …