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, …

Upcoming events to honor community’s rich heritage

BY MAURA DOWGINStaff Writer BY MAURA DOWGIN Staff Writer EDISON — October is the time for the community to celebrate its rich history. The Township Council designated October as Edison Heritage Month in 2001, said Ian Durand, executive director of the township Center for Community Renewal. According to Durand, this month was always special in …

Increased truck noise irks Edison residents

Officials hope measureswill reduce impacton Silverlake Avenue BY MAURA DOWGINStaff Writer Increased truck noise irks Edison residents Officials hope measures will reduce impact on Silverlake Avenue BY MAURA DOWGIN Staff Writer EDISON — Changes that officials hope will help offset an increase in truck traffic on Silverlake Avenue are on the horizon. On Thursday, the …