July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Former teacher becomes officer

A former health and physical education teacher is the newest member of the Colts Neck Police Department. Whitney Molinelli was sworn in as a member of the police force during a recent Township Committee meeting. More...

Mayor breaks tie; gives OK to catering facility

FREEHOLD — Saying that a building cannot be zoned into “inutility,” Mayor Nolan Higgins cast a tiebreaking vote that will permit a catering facility to operate in a building at 17-19 South St. More...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ takes library stage

MANALAPAN – The New Stage Ensemble players will return to the stage at Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Freehold council adopts budget

FREEHOLD — The Borough Council has put a $15.6 million budget in place to operate Freehold Borough in 2015. More...

Lucas Construction tapped to complete road projects

MARLBORO – The Township Council has awarded a contract to the Lucas Construction Group, Morganville, for the town’s 2015 road, drainage and sidewalk improvement program. More...

Winning

Joe Zalzanko, right, of Woodbridge, purchases fine wines during the Win & Wine Weekend/ Chocolate Festival held at Monmouth Park in Oceanport June 27 and 28. Greater Media was an event sponsor. More...

Auditions set for ‘Manalapan’s Got Talent’

MANALAPAN — A new audition date has been set for “Manalapan’s Got Talent.” Auditions will be held on July 11 at the Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33. The original audition date was June 27. More...

Letters

Education needed on palliative care services

Palliative care is a vital and expanding area of health care delivery. It is comprehensive care that focuses on the physical, emotional and social needs of patients suffering from chronic illness. Its goal is quality of life. More...

Drop the labels, we are all Americans

When you put a label on something, you separate it from everything else around it. More...

Resident took issue with developer’s data

On June 10, Phyllis Clarke DeFonzo wrote a letter to the editor of the News Transcript in regard to comments I made at a recent Manalapan Township Committee meeting. More...

Sports

Hallbauer led Howell hockey on historic state tourney run

When the Howell High School’s ice hockey team played for the NJSIAA Public A state championship at Newark’s Prudential Center, home of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, it was a one-of-a-kind moment for the players. More...

Mustangs head district softball after breakthrough campaign

Over the past few seasons, the Marlboro High School softball team was on a steady climb. More...

North Howell tops Old Bridge to win USABL championship

Nothing that the North Howell Clippers 11U baseball team does surprises manager Gerry Zappulla. The players on the Clippers, who are based in the North Howell Little League, have played organized baseball since they were 7 years old. More...

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Guests at Olde Freehold Day have fun at the petting zoo. The annual community celebration was held on June 27 at Lake Topanemus Park, Freehold Township. More...

Sign language could fill graduation requirement

High school students in New Jersey may one day be able to fulfill their language requirement for graduation by learning American Sign Language. More...

Kudrick takes reins of Howell Police Dept.

Howell’s first Change of Command ceremony was bittersweet as fellow officers, friends and family members bid farewell to retiring Howell Police Chief Ronald Carter and welcomed Capt. Andrew Kudrick to the position. More...

Attack on motorist mirrors incidents reported in 2014

COLTS NECK — The Colts Neck Police Department is investigating an assault on a female motorist that occurred just before midnight on June 23 and was similar to incidents that occurred in Freehold Township and Colts Neck in 2014. More...

Celebrate July Fourth at Oceanfest

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The 25th annual Oceanfest, a family-friendly celebration, will take place 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4, rain or shine. More...

Raceway will present fireworks

FREEHOLD — Fireworks and fun will be on tap when Freehold Borough presents the annual Independence Day concert and fireworks celebration at Freehold Raceway, Park Avenue, on July 2 (rain date July 3). Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Administrator interviews to be held

COLTS NECK – The Township Committee is continuing its search for a new township administrator. More...

Bulletin Board

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 The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host an Italian enrichment summer camp from Aug. 3-14, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Old Brick Reformed Church, Route 520, Marlboro, for children ages 5 to 14. More...

Opinion

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Sign of the season at the Quaker Inn, Ocean Grove, on a beautiful and busy June 28. More...

Schools

Going in style

Dylan Williams, a rising senior at Manalapan High School, recently appeared on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” to model tuxedos for prom season. More...

ON CAMPUS

Alfredo Molina of Freehold has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina. More...

Marlboro pupil wins essay contest

MARLBORO — A pupil at the Marlboro Memorial Middle School has been named one of the winners in the Charles Lafitte Foundation’s Kid’s Corner 2015 Spring Essay Contest. More...

Business

Monmouth County Chapter of WCR hosts successful Bras for a Cause event

The Monmouth County Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) hosted a fun-filled event at Buona Sera Palazzo in Ocean Township on May 7, “Bras for a Cause,” to raise money for the American Cancer Society. More...

The new focus on healthy ’hoods

Americans look for a lot of valued amenities in the neighborhoods they choose to live in, from safe streets to a convenient Starbucks on the corner. More...

Snooze and lose?

Many a fisherman has a story about the big one that got away. But years from now many a wouldbe homeowner could have a tale about the dream home that got away because they didn’t reel in the big catch in time, say the experts. More...