North Brunswick Realtor honored by McDonald’s

By jennifer kohlheppStaff Writer By jennifer kohlhepp Staff Writer JENNIFER KOHLHEPP The McDonald’s New York Tri-State Owners and Operators Association awarded North Brunswick resident, Gloria Zastko, owner of Gloria Zastko Realtors on Route 130, with the McDonald’s Big Mac Award on Aug. 5. NORTH BRUNSWICK — McDonald’s is recognizing local real estate firm owner Gloria …

Ellis Island work has special meaning for local woman

By vincent todaroStaff Writer By vincent todaro Staff Writer Leslie Hansen of Spotswood measures a vent opening in a panel to be used in the stabilization of abandoned buildings at Ellis Island. SPOTSWOOD — It is difficult to imagine that the long-abandoned and run-down hospital buildings on Ellis Island once saved the lives of immigrants …

Author says meetings are bane of corporate culture

Former platoon leader believes that few, if any, meetings are worthwhile By jamie dougherStaff Writer By jamie dougher Staff Writer CHRIS KELLY Scott Snair of Old Bridge has published a book about the lack of productivity accomplished through workplace meetings. As a cannon platoon leader in Operation Desert Storm, Old Bridge resident Scott Snair led …

Merchant wins City Market’s It’s Award

Mohammed Chowdhury, North Brunswick, recently won honorary mention in the It’s Award program at the fifth an­nual board of directors meeting of the nonprofit New Brunswick City Market. The awards are given for several achievements and mark an incorporation of the "it’s" allitera­tive used by the City Market as its central­ized marketing slogan ("It’s New …