October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents question possibility of closing school

Key pieces of information remained unknown as the Colts Neck K-8 School District Board of Education continued a discussion about potentially closing the Conover Road Elementary School. More...

Illusionist Mike Super brings magic to Millstone

MILLSTONE — In seeking to make the Millstone Performing Arts Center (MPAC) an entertainment destination, the Millstone Township K-8 School District is presenting and promoting a performance by illusionist Mike Super. More...

Advocacy group strives to improve life for veterans

Veterans who have fought in the nation’s wars are invited to attend a meeting of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Freehold Chapter 74, to learn about the services and benefits that are available to them. More...

Pretrial detention question on ballot

A ballot question that focuses on the pretrial detention of certain suspects will be placed before voters in the Nov. 4 general election. More...

Candidates vie for three seats on Marlboro school board

MARLBORO — Three three-year seats on the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education will be up for grabs in the Nov. 4 election. The names of Craig Marshall and incumbent Debbie Despina Mattos will be listed on the ballot. More...

Fall events on tap in Freehold

FREEHOLD — Downtown Freehold has announced two events to warm tummies in the brisk autumn temperatures. Flavor of Freehold, presented by Freehold Jewelers, West Main Street, in association with Freehold Rotary, will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. More...

Monmouth celebrates GRAMMY Museum status

Some of the biggest names in music have come out of the Jersey Shore, and there’s about to be plenty more. More...

Legend of Irish Jack slated for this weekend

MARLBORO — Kateri Environmental Center, 160 Conover Road, will present the story of Irish Jack on Oct. 24 and 25. For the 28th year, Kateri will present this live drama that tells the origins of Halloween. More...

Texts between officer, wife at issue in case

EDISON — Text messages and jailhouse conversations between Michael Dotro — the Edison police officer accused of setting fire to his police captain’s home in Monroe Township last year — and his wife will soon be debated in cour More...

Police seek gas station robber

MANALAPAN — Police are searching for a man who robbed a gas station employee at knife point. Patrol Officer Kimberly Whitehill and Patrolman Dennis O’Brien were dispatched to the Valero gas station, Route 9, at 2:20 a.m. Sept. More...

School improvements up for a second vote

FREEHOLD — The same $32.9 million school construction referendum that voters in Freehold Borough rejected on Sept. 30 will be back before the electorate on Dec. 9. More...

Additional roadwork funded

COLTS NECK — Additional roadwork on Boundary Road, School Road East and Chestnut Drive has been approved for safety precautions, according to Township Administrator Robert Bowden. More...

High school will stage ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Every time a bell rings on Nov. 21 and 22, an angel will get its wings — courtesy of the Colts Neck High School Drama Club’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” More...

County advances road work

HOWELL — The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has passed a resolution approving plans and specifications for safety improvements at a troublesome intersection in Howell. More...

Harvest Fest to showcase Thomas Baird homestead

MILLSTONE — The first Harvest Fest will be held at the Thomas Baird homestead, 24 Baird Road, Millstone Township, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 25. A parking area is across the street from the Baird homestead. More...

‘Dead Man Walking’ author, students discuss death penalty

Students at Old Bridge High School in Middlesex County were challenged with difficult questions about human rights and decency upon being visited by Sister Helen Prejean, the famed advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. More...

Opinion

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The beauty of fall can be seen in a tree on Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan. More...

The death of common sense

GUEST COLUMN

I n 2010, a bill was passed in the state Legislature that lowered the safety zone for crossbow hunting from 450 feet to 150 feet from an occupied dwelling. More...

Sports

Tie goes to the Colonials as they win A North crown

A fter an hour and a half of often grueling, high-energy field hockey, the only thing settled on the field was that both Freehold High School and Freehold Township High School were very good teams. More...

Braves ground Eagles to set up gridiron showdown with Caseys

Now, the hype can begin. Having disposed of dangerous Middletown High School South, 21-3, on Oct. 17, Manalapan High School can look ahead to what will be the most hyped football game to hit the Shore Conference this decade. More...

Kenningham, Mustangs closing in on A North volleyball title

MARLBORO W hen teams set their goals for an upcoming season, they generally revolve around improving on the number of wins, capturing championships or making postseason tournaments. More...

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Freehold Township High School’s Jessica Pietracatella, left, and Freehold High School’s Kate Pianko square off during an Oct. 17 field hockey match in Freehold Township. More...

Voters nix firehouse

Fire commissioners in Freehold Township Fire District No. 2 were expected to meet on Oct. More...

Marlboro native continues success in ‘Vampire Diaries’

Paul Wesley has a career any actor would kill to have. More...

Burglars hit Manalapan home

MANALAPAN — Police are asking the public to provide any information they may have about a burglary that occurred on West Parsonage Way on Sept. 22. West Parsonage Way is in a residential development off Millhurst Road. More...

Voters to decide future of open space funding

The future of funding for environmental programs in the state will be determined in the upcoming election. More...

Freehold set for annual Spooktacular festivities

FREEHOLD — Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, Jack-o-lanterns, costumed creatures and a Halloween parade are returning to Freehold Borough this weekend as part of the 24th annual Spooktacular. More...

Lecture, concert to focus on Great Britain

The Monmouth Civic Chorus will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Monmouth Conservatory of Music with “Over There,” a joint concert of English music written at the start of World War I, at 4 p.m. Nov. More...

County addresses Route 520 issues in Marlboro

MARLBORO — The Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering is working to address traffic concerns on Route 520 at its intersections with Route 79 and Wyncrest Road. More...

Author will discuss ‘Rising from Katrina’

Award-winning journalist and author Kathleen Koch will explore questions in an examination of human resilience that springs from a deeply personal assignment: covering the destruction of her hometown by Hurricane Katrina. More...

Howell man facing prison sentence

AHowell man pleaded guilty on Sept. 19 to charges related to a fatal motor vehicle collision in June 2013 that took the life of one of his passengers and injured a second passenger, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. More...

Colts Neck considering burial ground cleanup

COLTS NECK — The preservation of a burial ground that dates back to the 18th century is the subject of discussion for Colts Neck residents and the Township Committee, as the issue arises of whether action needs to be taken at the sacred grounds More...

Organist to accompany silent film in Freehold

FREEHOLD — Organist Brittany Montoro will provide live accompaniment to the 1920 silent horror film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the First United Methodist Church, 91 W. Main St. More...

School district receives grants

Roof and boiler replacements at Freehold High School and Marlboro High School will be completed with the assistance of grants that have been awarded to the Freehold Regional High School District. More...

Local teen honored for volunteer work

Freehold Township resident Ariana Atkinson was recently recognized at the New Jersey State Alliance annual dinner for volunteer work. More...

In the pumpkin patch

Guests at Happy Day Farm, Manalapan, search for the perfect pumpkin during a visit to the Daum Road farm on Oct. 12. More...

Former county comptroller charged with theft

A Freehold resident has been charged with stealing $57,000 from the Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) while she worked there as comptroller/treasurer. More...

Monsters and spirits roam Allaire village

The Historic Village at Allaire is not really haunted, but that hasn’t stopped the 19th-century ironworks from becoming the subject of ghost stories and urban legends among locals. More...

Horse play

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ponies up with fresh styling and added sophistication

A rguably the most anticipated car for the 2015 model year is a radically redesigned version of the venerable Ford Mustang, being released this fall to coincide with the original “pony car’s” 50th anniversary. More...

Letters

Writers asks for ‘yes’ vote on public question

On Nov. 4, New Jersey citizens will have an opportunity to vote to approve the dedication of muchneeded funds for open space, parks, farmland and historic preservation as well as other important environmental programs. More...

Issues exist with property assessments

I am writing in response to the recent letter to the editor from Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. More...

Safety on roads must become a priority

Tragedy on New Jersey roads is not an acceptable risk. Families and lives are destroyed by car accidents. People are not statistics. There are far too many impromptu memorials alongside our roads. More...

Columns

ARE WE THERE YET

Some things are more scary than Halloween

With Halloween quickly approaching, we are all prepared to be a little scared now and then, especially with goblins and ghouls and bamboozlers jumping out of closets to startle you with a bloodcurdling “Boo!” More...

Business

Queens Gate apartments announces model opening

Queens Gate, a brand new collection of luxurious apartments set in a charming Somerset County location, is now open for leasing, according to Tanya Mariotti. More...

How to get everyone under your roof

Three ways to prepare your home for a boomerang child or aging parent

Dreaming of the day your kids finally move out and you can downsize to a smaller, low-maintenance home? More...

Weichert Corporate Housing names Marea Nathason national director of business development

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing, announces that Marea Nathanson, a nine-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as national director of business developme More...