February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Workshop focuses on safety for people with autism

HOWELL - Cristy Mangano of Howell felt compelled to do something after she read about an autistic 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was found dead in a canal after he wandered away from a relative’s home during a New Year’s Eve party in All More...

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Violet Morelli, 3, tests out her new snow boots on Carriage Court, Marlboro, after snow blanketed the area on Feb. 5. Violet was accompanied by her stuffy doll, Fruit Stripe. More...

Chabad to honor area women

Two local residents who exemplify the power that individual women have to enrich their families and communities will be honored during Chabad of Western Monmouth County’s 29th annual Jewish Women’s Day program on Feb. More...

Club’s ‘Monster Concert’ a success

The Cecilian Music Club recently held its 18th annual Monster Concert at Brookdale Community College’s Performing Arts Center in Lincroft. Under the leadership of Therese Whelan, the multi-piano recital on Jan. More...

Club owner facing charges

Ronald J. Charles, 51, of Freehold Township, was arrested on Dec. 29 and charged with two counts of third degree possession of child pornography, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. More...

Deep Cut Orchid Show

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Thousands of spectacularly colorful flowers will brighten cold winter days at the 19th annual Deep Cut Orchid Society show. The largest orchid show in the tri-state area is scheduled for Feb. 11-14 at Dearborn Market, Route 35, Holmdel. More...

Letters

Committeeman thanks voters for support

I write to express my gratitude to the residents of Manalapan for electing me to the Township Committee. More...

Columns

Sadie is a perfectly precious puppy ... until she isn’t

ARE WE THERE YET

Raising a puppy is like raising kids. You start out stern, large and in charge. More...

Obituaries

Angelina Brock

Angelina “Jean” Brock, 78, of Colts Neck, passed away on Feb. 2 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was born in Monmouth Junction, where she lived before moving to Colts Neck in 1958. More...

Frank Pallone Sr. dies at 92

Long-time public servant Frank J. Pallone Sr. has passed away at the age of 92. The former World War II tail gunner, sergeant, police detective and father of Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) passed away on Feb. More...

Schools

Howell High School’s talented vocalists continue to shine

There are so many talented students at Howell High School that over the years educators have added musical groups in order to give as many young people as possible a chance to shine. More...

Marlboro referendum expected to top $26M

MARLBORO - A capital improvements referendum is expected to exceed $26 million, according to information the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education has been given. More...

ON CAMPUS

Michael Intveldt of Marlboro has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester at Becker College, Worcester, Massachusetts. More...

Business

Manalapan business joins JAR of Hope effort

MANALAPAN — JAR of Hope, a Manalapan foundation that seeks to assist children with a very rare fatal disease, has signed the first retail shop in its new Round- Up program. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Lorraine Lang of Morganville has become a named partner at the certified public accounting firm of Bernicker, Eiger and Company, CPA, LLC. As a result of this appointment, the firm has changed its name to Bernicker, Eiger and Lang, CPA, LLC. More...

When boomers go the rental route

Cashing in the homestead for a nest egg and freedom

While many young adults struggle to improve their finances in order to buy a home, some baby boomers are choosing the opposite route, selling their homes and renting instead as a path to a more secure retirement. More...

Couples share secrets of wedded bliss

Reminders of love flourish during the month of February. Hearts, roses, chocolates and cards are all reminders surrounding the celebration of Valentine’s Day. As the calendar approaches Feb. More...

Town officials remain mum on shootings

Multiple shootings that injured several individuals on the evening of Feb. 1 in Freehold Borough remain under investigation by police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. More...

Shelter program expands to offer additional assistance

FREEHOLD - The Freehold Clergy Association’s Emergency Housing and Advocacy Program, now in its 12th year, continues to provide overnight emergency housing and advocacy to men in need. More...

Relay for Life returns to Howell

HOWELL - The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Howell kickoff celebration acts as a way to get the community engaged for the upcoming event and to encourage new people to join the cause. More...

9/11 responder and survivor healthcare is permanent

Advocates for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act have reason to celebrate. More...

Manalapan police investigate fraud

MANALAPAN - Police were called on to investigate multiple incidents of fraud in recent weeks. Police said that on Jan. More...

Howell council to consider decrease in sewer charge

HOWELL — A public hearing has been scheduled on an ordinance that will, if adopted, lower sewer rates in the municipality. The ordinance was introduced on Jan. More...

Bulletin Board

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 The Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will host a Lionel train show at the Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33 West, Manalapan, on Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend and to enjoy the train displays. More...

Opinion

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Crystalized roses made from isomalt created by Sophie Schildge during a demonstration at the Greater Media Newspapers Chocolate & Wine event on Jan. 29. More...

Entertainment

Beth Stern cheers for the adorable athletes of ‘Kitten Bowl III’

During Sunday’s big game, some of the world’s most talented athletes took the field in the hopes of achieving a lifelong dream and finding victory in their sport’s greatest contest. More...

Waves of emotion in ‘The Finest Hours’

In theaters now

Of course, Disney’s The Finest Hours begs instant comparisons to 2000’s Oscarnominated film The Perfect Storm with star George Clooney. More...

Three television icons who’ve stood the test of time

What special gift keeps stars coming back to our TV screens in fresh iterations, finding new fans across the decades? Besides, of course, skilled writers and talent? Here are three of the most durable: More...

Sports

Mustangs going into postseason playing best ball

MARLBORO

In his fourth year at the helm of the Marlboro High School boys’ basketball program, head coach Mike Nausedas’ team is playing the game as he envisioned it. “We’re pressing and running,” he said. More...

Andrews wants to remain focused on running strong

Robby Andrews’ motto for this year is “less is more.” The nationally-ranked 1,500-meter runner from Manalapan wasn’t referring to his training. He was talking about his focus. More...

Howell wrestlers are top seed in sectional tournament

This week is why head coach John Gagliano has had his Howell High School wrestling team take on all comers. The Rebels have traveled around the state, facing and beating some of the best teams in New Jersey. More...