July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Public hearings scheduled on school funding

Hearings have been scheduled for Sept. 24-25 in Freehold Borough to give interested parties a chance to comment on a request to the state for funding to construct school improvements. More...

Home designer has flair for trend-setting work

Dionne Trifiro of Millstone Township was raised in the small European nation of Malta, but she left her home as a young adult at the age of 22 with a “bullish determination to succeed.” More...

Cause of house fire remains unknown

ENGLISHTOWN — The cause of a fire that destroyed a home at 2 Park Ave., Englishtown, on the morning of March 9 remains unknown. More...

Planned sale of care centers to be discussed at public hearings

Public hearings concerning the proposed sale of two Monmouth County care centers are scheduled for August. One care center is in Freehold Township and one care center is in Wall Township. More...

$825K grant to help Marlboro acquire open space parcels

MARLBORO — The township is the recipient of a state Green Acres matching grant in the amount of $825,000 from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Garden State Preservation Trust through the Planning Incentive Gra More...

No movement on police director in Freehold Borough

FREEHOLD — Six months after advertising for candidates for the new position of a civilian police director, Freehold Borough officials have not announced a decision regarding the position. More...

Exhibitors sought for 19th annual Archives and History Day

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is inviting all history buffs and historical organizations to participate in the 19th annual Archives and History Day on Oct. 3. More...

Freehold resident sentenced for killing Connecticut man

A Freehold Borough resident was sentenced to 20 years in a New Jersey state prison on July 14 for the 2013 shooting of two men in Asbury Park that left one man dead and another wounded, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. More...

Freehold native’s New Orleans bar returns on ‘Bar Rescue’

Business is good for Freehold Borough native Steve Smith, who owns two bars in the French Quarter in New Orleans with his business partner Brad Bohannan. More...

Fun at the Middlesex County Fair

TOP PICK

For 77 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun. More...

Letters

Now is the time for banks to return the favor

The monumental crash of Wall Street and the financial institutions in 2008 led to our elected officials giving a bailout of untold sums of money from the pockets of the American people to keep the current economic system afloat. More...

Entertainment

Being funny is all in the family for the Gaffigans

The life and times of Jim and Jeannie

“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” airing Wednesdays on TV Land, stars comedian Jim Gaffigan as a fictionalized version of himself — a food- and nap-loving devoted father of five, who is raising his brood of fair-haired kids in a two-bedroom More...

See, mom, all that video game playing can pay off

In theaters now

Who would have thought that footage of the 1982 World Video Game Championships would incite an extraterrestrial attack today? That, my friends, is the war we wage in the new film Pixels. More...

Five radio disc jockeys who rocked our socks off

With so much music out there to listen to, it always helps to have a good navigator. Such is the radio disc jockey, or DJ. And through the decades, a few are remembered as the ones who introduced America to its greatest hits. More...

Sports

Area players help PDA club capture national soccer title

During their downtime, the girls soccer players from the Freehold Regional High School District schools pondered how good their teams could be if they played together. More...

Higginson wins gold in meet record at Pan Am Games

Ashley Higginson scored the biggest international win of her track and field career when she captured the gold medal in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Pan American games. More...

Record crowd expected to greet American Pharoah for Haskell

Since breaking the 37-year-old Triple Crown curse with his wire-to-wire win at the Belmont Stakes June 13, American Pharoah has become an American folk hero. More...

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Rides provide thrills and chills for visitors of all ages at the 41st annual Monmouth County Fair, which took place July 22-26 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Freehold Township. These guests were having fun at the county fair on July 23. More...

Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age

Those who thought libraries might one day be obsolete have had to think again. No longer just a place to borrow books, libraries have evolved into hubs of activity that serve myriad needs of patrons. More...

Creative expression flourishes at Around the Corner Art Center

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Budding and seasoned artists alike have had a place here to call home for more than three decades. More...

Manalapan will cancel deal with soccer club for fields

MANALAPAN — One year after granting the Manalapan Soccer Club the right to use municipal property for soccer fields, the Township Committee will repeal the ordinance that put the agreement in place. More...

Residents return home; investigation into fire begins

NORTH BRUNSWICK — Residents who were evacuated due to a massive warehouse fire in North Brunswick last week finally returned home on Sunday, just in time for the investigation to begin. More...

Scouts work to restore fence on battlefield

Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, recently benefited from the efforts of two Boy Scout troops. Young men from Troop 66 of Matawan and Troop 101 of Morganville worked together to restore a historic fence line at the park. More...

Showplace Farms to end operations after 36 years

REGIONAL INTEREST

MILLSTONE — A landmark operation in the New Jersey standardbred horse racing industry will close its doors on Oct. 1. More...

Sunrise Optimists to hold golf outing

The Freehold Sunrise Optimist Foundation will once again present its annual charity golf tournament, the Carmen J. Rivello Friend of Youth Golf Classic, on Aug. 11. More...

Adult community gains OK in Howell

HOWELL — The Howell Planning Board has unanimously approved an application proposing the construction of an age-restricted community on Route 33. The board took the action on June 18. More...

Foundation announces grant winners

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The Freehold Township Education Foundation (FTEF) recently announced the recipients of the 2015 William J. Setaro Building Blocks for Innovation (BBI) grants program. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

Lindsay Nolan, daughter of Steve and Diane Nolan of Marlboro, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. More...

Opinion

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A ride is framed by trees at the Monmouth County Fair, Freehold Township, July 23. More...

Obituaries

James Joseph Luby

James Joseph Luby, 63, of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on July 22 after struggling for three years with Parkinson’s, Lewy body and heart diseases. More...

Schools

Police officer will be on duty at Marlboro High School

MARLBORO – The Township Council has agreed to provide a School Resource Officer (SRO) to the Freehold Regional High School District and to station that individual at Marlboro High School. The council took the action at its July 16 meeting. More...

ON CAMPUS

Michael Estreicher, son of Shirley and Vernon Estreicher of Marlboro, has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at the University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York. More...

PTA, environmental commission plant monarch butterfly garden

MANALAPAN — The Wemrock Brook School PTA and the Manalapan Environmental Commission have partnered to create a type of garden at the school called a monarch waystation that helps monarch butterflies and other beneficial insects. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Vince Scanelli of Colts Neck, an Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company agency owner, received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and for outstanding volunteerism. More...

Kim Carrafiello is enjoying success in the current real estate market

BACK TO BUSINESS

Kim Carrafiello is no stranger to real estate, having her father — a real estate broker and independent contractor for more than 35 years — as her teacher. More...

Exchanges with a lot to ‘like’

Like-kind exchanges offer plenty of benefits to property owners and can be a boost to the local economy

In real estate, it does not get much better than a like-kind exchange. More...