September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Later school start time sought for teens

Parents know all too well the battle of pulling teenagers out of bed to go to school. Karen Famiglietti would like to change that longstanding tradition and give teenagers a little more time before they begin their school day. More...

Songwriter puts personal experiences into music

A ccording to Colts Neck resident A.P. Mauro, the hallmark of country music used to be songs about life experiences: hardships, or love, or admiring someone from a distance. But that is not so much the case anymore. More...

Community YMCA to honor volunteers

The Community YMCA, Red Bank, will honor Marlboro residents Dan Matarese and Chris Mosley for their positive impact on the Y at the organization’s annual benefit on Sept. 27 at Camp Arrowhead, Marlboro. More...

Scouts grow crops for needy

MANALAPAN — The community service efforts of a Junior Girl Scout troop sprouted good will and nourishment for those in need. More...

Town renews liquor licenses

MANALAPAN — Liquor licenses for the period from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, were recently renewed by the Manalapan Township Committee. More...

5K to benefit hockey player and Team LeGrand

The Friends and Neighbors in Action (FNA), an organization based in Millstone Township, will hold the eighth annual 5K Run and Fun Walk at Thompson Park, Monroe Township, Middlesex County, on Sept. 21. The event will be held rain or shine. More...

Settlement could provide for funeral home, pet cemetery

MANALAPAN — A funeral home and a pet cemetery would replace a plan for 125 townhouses under the terms of a settlement Manalapan representatives are negotiating with a developer. More...

Shapiro-Lane

Dorine and Michael Shapiro of Manalapan announce the engagement of their son, Brian Shapiro, to Katie Lane, daughter of Diane and Dean Goddard of Louisville, Ky., and Michael Lane of Edison. More...

Blues, BBQ and bikers returning to Marlboro

MARLBORO — The fourth annual Marlboro Blues & BBQ Festival will make its fiery return to the township from noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 20, featuring food, music and a chance to win a guitar signed by Bon Jovi. More...

Colts Neck may pursue stricter hotel residency laws

COLTS NECK — Stricter laws that would require guests to disclose more information before they are permitted to rent a hotel room could be in the township’s future. At the Sept. More...

Five simple tips to enhance your home’s personality

Your home can say a lot about you. A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. More...

Freehold sets senior day

FREEHOLD — The second annual Senior Appreciation Day in Freehold Borough will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Monmouth County Hall of Records Annex parking lot on Main Street. More...

Parents’ loss inspired creation of Janet’s Law

FREEHOLD — Karen Zilinski believes accessible automated external defibrillators (AED) and certified individuals who can operate the devices will save lives, and she has dedicated herself to seeing her goal realized. More...

Opinion

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Colorful mums bring a feeling of fall to Battleview Orchards, Freehold Township. More...

GUEST COLUMN

Teachers are not to blame for lagging education system

This commentary is written to everyone and anyone who prides themselves on having common sense. Unfortunately, this leaves out the very people I wish to reach. More...

Sports

Colonials, Patriots in mix for A North girls soccer crown

FREEHOLD E lyse Ingui brings a veteran Freehold High School girls soccer team into the Shore Conference A North Division. More...

Manalapan boys defending pair of conference titles

MANALAPAN M analapan High School put together one of the best boys soccer seasons in the last few years when the Braves won both the Shore Conference A North Division and Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) championships. More...

Dixon, Colonials top Patriots to keep ‘the Duke’ in Freehold

Freehold High School’s football team is playing like it practices. Going the extra mile in practice is paying off on the gridiron, as Freehold has raced out to a 2-0 start that has caught everyone but the Colonials by surprise. More...

Freehold Borough police seek suspect who targeted woman

FREEHOLD — Police in Freehold Borough have joined law enforcement personnel who are searching for a man who has sprayed unsuspecting women in the face with an unknown chemical. More...

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Visitors to the Marlboro Day community celebration learn the art of a Chinese yo-yo on Sept. 14. Marlboro Day was held at the municipal complex, Wyncrest Road. More...

Dems swap Manalapan candidates

Two Democrats elected in the June primary to run for a pair of three-year seats on the Manalapan Township Committee have been replaced on the Nov. 4 ballot. More...

New Jersey will allow sports betting at racetracks, casinos

Within the next month, representatives of Monmouth Park, Oceanport, expect to see patrons wagering on New York Jets and New York Giants football games and other sporting events. More...

Home show set for Sept. 20-21

The region’s top home improvement professionals will gather at the Multipurpose Activity Center on the campus of Monmouth University, West Long Branch, on Sept. 20-21 for the Fall Home Improvement Show. More...

Police continue to search for suspect in robberies

Law enforcement agencies in Freehold Township and Colts Neck are continuing to search for a suspect in connection with several robberies that have recently occurred in both communities. More...

ARMS seeks personal supplies for troops serving overseas

As Americans prepare to observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11, many people will want to pay tribute to those who have served the nation in the past and thank the members of the military who are serving the United States around the world today. More...

Alimony reform signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Robert Singer reforming New Jersey’s alimony laws to eliminate lifetime awards and establish guidelines for the amount and duration of awards has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. More...

Remembering 9/11

Top right: Family members, guests, township officials and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion take part in a silent tribute at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on Sep More...

Plans for new firehouse presented to residents

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Officials from Freehold Township Fire District No. 2 spoke to a packed room at the East Freehold Fire Company headquarters on Sept. More...

Hometown History Walk will visit Freehold sites

FREEHOLD — The Mayor’s Health and Wellness Initiative will hold its second Hometown History Walk in Freehold Borough, offering residents an opportunity to learn about the rich history of the town and to derive some health benefits by walk More...

Look locally when shopping for your fall home improvement needs

The fall season is the perfect backdrop for deep cleaning, home spruce-ups and home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, inside and outside of your home. Now is the time to shop around for those household items you need and desire. More...

Lawn care tips for fall

Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher grass when temperatures rise again. Fertilizing More...

Cultural festival comes to Howell

HOWELL — A family-oriented event that will offer guests an opportunity to experience Russian and Slavic culture is coming to Howell this weekend. More...

Big SUVs are back in a big way

Full-size SUVs are gaining in popularity once again among those with a purposeful need for what are among the most versatile rides on the road

Originally engineered for tradespeople and outdoor enthusiasts, full-size truck-based SUVs became the darlings of driveways across America throughout the 1990s for their rugged go-anywhere personas. More...

Letters

Hunting is an inhumane way to handle deer

Having just read the article about Colts Neck officials allowing the hunting of deer on limited properties, I must say that I am quite disgusted by this. More...

Columns

ARE WE THERE YET

This old dog has had it with new tricks

Paperwork. Oh, how I loathe doing it. My beloved spouse and I have done the best we could to make it tolerable. More...

A&E with Jeremy

Network TV fights back this fall

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. More...

Business

14 Coldwell Banker office managers from New Jersey attend President’s Council Award retreat

Fourteen office branch vice presidents from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. More...

Century 21 Real Estate sweeps J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study

Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie in Marlboro announces that Century 21 Real Estate LLC has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, released on Aug. 6, 2014. More...

Magnificent estate offers perfection in Spring Lake

When Jack and Charlotte Lavery purchased a rare double lot at 15 Madison Ave. in 2002, they spared no expense creating one of the area’s most distinctive homes and the subject of a 12-page feature in DesignNJ magazine. More...