August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

$32.9M school project goes to voters Sept. 30

A $32.9 million construction project that would see improvements made at all three of Freehold Borough’s public schools will be placed before voters in a September referendum. Residents have until Sept. More...

Race for Marlboro school board has 2 candidates, 3 open seats

MARLBORO — In an unusual turn of events for the Marlboro K-8 School District, three three-year terms on the Board of Education will be available in the Nov. More...

Houlihan’s pulls application

FREEHOLD — A plan that would have brought a Houlihan’s restaurant to the Route 9 and Manalapan Avenue site where Jersey Freeze now sits has been withdrawn from consideration in Freehold Borough. More...

Walk With Joe to honor local victims of Sept. 11

MANALAPAN — Memories of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be on the mind of many people when they participate in the 12th annual Walk With Joe at 10 a.m. Sept. More...

Lives cut short in fatal crash in Freehold Township

Three local residents lost their lives in a three-vehicle crash that occurred on Kozloski Road in Freehold Township on the afternoon of Aug. 19. A fourth individual involved in the crash remained hospitalized earlier this week. More...

Police seeking suspect in attacks on women

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Police are searching for a middle-aged black man in connection with several armed robberies that have occurred in Freehold Township. More...

Driving a ‘greener’ car

You don’t have to trade in your current car to own one that’s both more environmentally friendly and — as a bonus — saves money at the gas pump.

With gas prices continuing to bounce like a ping-pong ball between the upper and lower $3/gallon range, depending on location and the time of year, fuel economy remains paramount among new-car shoppers. More...

Opinion

Photo

Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Obituaries

Stanley Michael Moskowitz

Mr. Moskowitz, 71, of Manalapan, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and married Leah Zelig in 1966. They made their first home in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Monroe Township in 1969. More...

Thomas J. Koller

Thomas Koller, 50, of Freehold Township, passed away suddenly as a result of an automobile accident on Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014. Born in Rockville Centre, Long Island, N.Y., he lived in Aberdeen prior to moving to Freehold Township 17 years ago. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The LearningRx Marlboro Brain Training Center was presented with the 2014 Customer Service Award, a top award, at the company’s national convention held in Colorado Springs, Col. More...

Renovations on the mind

If you’re a homeowner, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about a remodel. Here’s the latest on the projects owners have planned.

Thinking about a home-improvement project? You’re not alone. More than two-thirds of consumers plan to renovate an area of their within the next six months, according to the latest Home Improvement Survey from Realtor.com. More...

RE/MAX sees opportunity in recovering market

More than 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors recently gathered in San Francisco for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. More...

Lakewood awaits word on student missing in Israel

LAKEWOOD — Community members gathered outside the Lakewood municipal building at a press conference on Aug. 26 as concern grows over the whereabouts of a Lakewood resident who has been reported missing in Israel. More...

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

World War II honor roll will be dedicated Sept. 1

A monument honoring area residents who served in the United States armed forces during World War II will once again be part of the landscape of Freehold Borough. More...

Rabbi: Accident victim ‘an exceptional man’

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Calling Thomas Koller “an exceptional man who loved life,” Rabbi Brooks R. Susman coofficiated at a graveside service on Aug. 23 at the Marlboro Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum when Koller was laid to rest. More...

Seats up for grabs on board

The Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education will have three seats up for grabs on the Nov. 4 ballot. Representatives from Colts Neck, Freehold Township and Marlboro will be elected that day. More...

Wine festival returns to Allaire

Allaire Village and the Garden State Wine Growers Association will hold the annual Jazz It Up wine festival at the Historic Village at Allaire in Allaire State Park, Atlantic Avenue, Wall Township, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31. More...

Residents seek school board seats

Residents who want to serve on their local school board have filed nominating petitions to run for office in the Nov. 4 election. The deadline to file a nominating petition was July 28. More...

Novel mixes historical fact and author’s imagination

I t is a historical novel. It is a story about connection between historical figures. More...

Freehold Township’s Treubert takes up crew at Naval Academy

Three days into his senior year in high school, Freehold Township’s Austin Treubert was making an official visit to the United States Naval Academy. More...

Letters

Resident appreciates effort of library staff

I would like to give the highest honor of thanks to the Carnegie Freehold Public Library in Freehold Borough. More...

Columns

Q&A

Mat matters

Q: I don’t understand the entirety of this floormat covering-gas-pedal syndrome (that you recently wrote about) that has led to unintended acceleration. How does one even leave their driveway or the curb under this scenario? More...

Sports

Not just the Braves’ kicker, Caggiano is ‘one of the guys’

Mike Caggiano may be one of the best place-kickers/punters in the state, but don’t call him just a kicker. Call him a football player who just happens to kick. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Monmouth University men’s soccer senior back Matt Jeffery of Freehold Township has been named to the College Soccer News 2014 Preseason All-America Third Team. More...

Lavan ready to play in goal if called upon by Monmouth

Sydney Lavan watched from the sidelines last season as a freshman while Monmouth University’s women’s soccer team rampaged through the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in its first season as a member, and the Jackson resident hop More...