May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Living history

Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, hosted the New Jersey State History Fair on May 9. At top, Jim Stuyvesant talks about nine-pin bowling. Bottom left, Charlie Zahm, portraying a Civil War musician, entertains the crowd. More...

Green, Ginsberg seek GOP nomination for committee

MANALAPAN — Two Republicans will vie for their party’s nomination in the June 2 Republican primary in Manalapan. One three-year term on the Township Committee will be on the ballot on Nov. 3. More...

Strolling the grounds

Historic Allaire Village in Allaire State Park, Wall Township, hosted a Dog Appreciation Day event sponsored by Kindred Souls Dog Training and Therapy Corps, Howell. The event featured educational demonstrations, costume contests and exhibitors. More...

Bowden retires as Colts Neck adopts 2015 budget

COLTS NECK — The township’s longtime administrator, Robert Bowden, presided over the adoption of one final municipal budget before retiring and ending a 37-year career in public service. More...

Ex-mayor’s picture back on wall

MANALAPAN — One former mayor’s lobbying effort on behalf of another former mayor has paid off. George Spodak is a Democrat who was on the Township Committee for nine years in the mid-1970s and early 1980s. More...

Nau-Parisi

MILESTONES

Jenna Nau of Frederick, Maryland, daughter of Richard and Linda Nau of Pennsauken, became engaged to marry U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Parisi of Frederick, Maryland, son of Joseph and Maria Parisi of Morganville. More...

Freehold Idol begins June 3

FREEHOLD — Downtown Freehold has announced that its popular singing contest, Freehold Idol, is back for its ninth season and is now presented by iPlay America, Freehold Township. More...

The Italian Chicks Variety Show

TOP PICK

Presented by actor Danny Aiello, “The Italian Chicks” opens its East Coast tour on May 31 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. It is a one-night-only comedy and song event that kicks off the group’s tour. More...

Letters

Commissioner needs to hear from residents

I would like to encourage the taxpayers of Freehold Borough to submit their comments to the New Jersey Commissioner of Education regarding the attempt to nullify the results of the Sept. 30, 2014, and Dec. More...

It is time for Freehold to receive assistance

The 2014-15 school year is nearing its end in Freehold Borough, and I worry about the quality of education our town’s students will receive in 2015-16 and beyond. More...

What is causing full-day kindergarten delay?

As a 40-year resident of Marlboro and as an educator, I am completely dismayed that Marlboro cannot get themselves in gear for full-day kindergarten. More...

Entertainment

Lifetime’s miniseries ‘Marilyn’ reveals the broken heart behind the bombshell

Everybody knows “Marilyn Monroe” — she of the frothy halo of platinum hair, baby-doll voice and va-va-voom figure, splendidly showcased in her most memorable films. But few people know the real Marilyn Monroe, a.k.a. More...

Don’t Stop Dreaming

In theaters now

Dreamers look to the future as a place that is full of endless possibilities. They don’t view today with doomand gloom pessimism; instead, the optimism flows from the dreamer like water rushing down a river with no dam in sight. More...

1970s Fashion: Rock goes soft, disco finds a beat and punk trashes everything

By the ’70s, most fashion-related stigmas of the past had been overturned, clearing the way for even more experimentation and expression. More...

Business

Businesses keep it in the family

A Look Back at Freehold

The Freehold area has a rich history that spans centuries with many of its residents calling this area home for generations. More...

Honor Yoga stretches and opens in Monmouth and Ocean counties

BACK TO BUSINESS

Since the start of 2015, Honor Yoga has stretched and opened its fourth, fifth and sixth locations in Millstone, Manalapan and Jackson. More...

NAIOP New Jersey honors industry leaders, top deals at 28th annual awards gala

NAIOP New Jersey honored the state’s commercial real estate leaders and top deals of the past year at its 28th Annual Awards Gala at The Palace at Somerset Park. More than 700 attended the sold-out event. More...

Country music rocks New Jersey

New Jersey may be known for being stronger than the storm, for the lights and sounds of Atlantic City, and as the home of Bruce Springsteen, but the state is also gaining momentum as a new mecca of country music. More...

Route 33 plan stirs residents

A developer’s plan to build a large residential commercial project at Route 33 and Millhurst Road in Manalapan is beginning to draw the attention of residents. More...

Hanlon confirmed as county clerk

Christine Giordano Hanlon has been confirmed as the Monmouth County clerk by the New Jersey Senate. “The nearly two months I served as acting county clerk have been incredible,” Hanlon said. More...

Daughter honors mother in cancer research walk

Nicole Tuscano of Howell lost her mother, Cleo, who was her best friend, in 2008 to a disease many people do not know much about. On May 31, Tuscano will honor her mother’s memory. More...

Zoners approve construction of eight homes at Freehold Township farm

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Local preservationists have given their stamp of approval to a developer who plans to maintain the historic viewshed outside the Oakley Farm Museum during the development of 10 lots across the street from that farmstead. More...

Artist will discuss origin of sculpture

The Freehold Art Society will hold a meeting and demonstration at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, on May 27 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. More...

2015-16 Freehold Regional budget adopted in 7-1 vote

The Freehold Regional High School District’s 2015-16 budget includes funding for capital improvements to the track and field facilities at several schools. More...

Marcy Street set to be repaved

FREEHOLD — A contract has been awarded to MNC General Contracting, Old Bridge, for the repaving of Marcy Street. The work is set to begin this summer, according to Freehold Borough Business Administrator Joe Bellina. More...

CVS targeted by shoplifters

MANALAPAN — Police are searching for a man and woman who allegedly stole $650 worth of merchandise from the CVS pharmacy on Woodward Road. More...

Parking issues at heart of catering hall plan

FREEHOLD — The Borough Council may reach a decision on June 1 regarding an applicant’s plan to operate a catering hall at 17-19 South St. More...

Thieves hit three cell tower sites in Manalapan

MANALAPAN — Police are investigating the theft of equipment owned by Ericsson Inc. that was reported stolen from several locations in Manalapan. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 St. Thomas More Church, 186 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, will host family movie night to benefit James Raffone and JAR of Hope. James is a 6-year-old Manalapan boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. More...

Opinion

Photo

A bed of petunias is on display at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park. More...

Columns

Precious treasures trace a lifetime of memories

GIRL TALK

When my mom was in her 60s, she began giving away many of her possessions to her children and grandchildren. More...

Obituaries

Eleanore Giffler

Eleanore Giffler, 95, of Freehold, died May 16, 2015, at Bayshore Health Care Center, Holmdel. Mrs. Giffler was born in New York City. She was a member of the Deborah Hospital Auxiliary and the Inter-Borough Leukemia Association, Brooklyn, New York. More...

Schools

Public comment sought on Freehold school issues

FREEHOLD — The Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education seeks public comment on its verified petition to the New Jersey Commissioner of Education to issue construction bonds for facility additions and renovations. More...

Local pupils among contest winners

State Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) has announced the winners of her annual Honor Our Veterans Essay Contest, in which she invited sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade pupils to address one of the following topics: “Why are you than More...

Sports

Braves, Colonials advance in sectional baseball playoffs

May mayhem struck the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV baseball tournament again. Topseeded Colts Neck High School and No. More...

Cougars nail down A North title and score tournament victories

Colts Neck High School’s boys volleyball team added to its postseason success by winning its NJSIAA Central Jersey opening-round match. More...

Patriots surpass expectations behind Silvestrone’s leadership

The biggest lesson that Joe Silvestrone has learned over his high school baseball career is that you can’t do it alone. “I used to be anxious [at the plate],” he said. “I felt I had to do everything. It’s not necessary. More...