September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

District awaits voters’ decision on referendum

The Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education is moving forward to accommodate what Superintendent of Schools Rocco Tomazic has called “the unprecedented growth in recent years” of student enrollment. More...

Freehold Borough police seek suspect who targets women

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...

Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen celebrates three years

Lou Morreale, the general manager of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, worried that the restaurant might not be self-sustainable when it opened in 2011. More...

Marlboro students raise awareness of organ donations

MARLBORO — While some students may start a club in order to beef up their college applications, Marlboro High School junior Blake Rogolsky started a club that is deeply personal to herself and her family — and has the potential to save li More...

Green has change of heart; will run as write-in candidate

MARLBORO — Despite not filing a nominating petition to run for re-election, Cynthia Green has now announced plans to run as a write-in candidate for the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education in the Nov. 4 election. More...

Marlboro resident wants meetings posted on town website

MARLBORO — A resident has expressed concern that municipal officials do not make township meetings more available for public viewing. More...

St. Mary’s Church to host orchid auction on Oct. 11

An event dubbed as the largest orchid auction in the Mid-Atlantic region is scheduled for Oct. 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Route 34 and Phalanx Road, Colts Neck. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. More...

Freehold Township Independent firehouse to be expanded

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The Freehold Township Independent Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse on Stillwells Corner Road will soon be expanded to allow more room for firetrucks. A resolution was approved by the Planning Board on Sept. More...

Indictment alleges assault by auto

MANALAPAN — A resident of Freehold Borough has been indicted in connection with his involvement in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Manalapan in the fall of 2013. An indictment dated Sept. More...

Program offers look at Judaism

“A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?” is a program designed to engage “beginners” — Jewish or not — in learning more about Judaism. More...

Essential tremor support group formed

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Mort Meiskin has been diagnosed with essential tremor and, knowing the challenges faced by individuals who have the condition, decided to create a support group to help those who have received the diagnosis. More...

Robertsville fire company earns award

MARLBORO — The Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company No. More...

Veterans group seeks members

FREEHOLD — Alan J. Kloor has accepted the position of commander of Chapter 74, Freehold, of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). More...

School’s expansion is key to full-day kindergarten

MARLBORO — An expansion of the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center is necessary for a planned full-day program for kindergarten pupils, according to the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education. More...

Opinion

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The arrival of pumpkins at central New Jersey farms signals the start of fall. More...

GUEST COLUMN

Years later, unknowns remain in N.J. health insurance market

When the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters convened its first symposium on health care in 2009, there was tremendous optimism for a solution to the health care crisis that has hit this country. More...

Sports

Braves look to extend strong start in test against Bombers

MANALAPAN M analapan High School rolled over another Freehold Regional High School District and Shore Conference A North Division rival on Sept. 19, defeating Freehold Township High School (1-2), 51-0. More...

Brookdale men’s soccer team starting to find its stride

Region 19 will be sending two teams to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) men’s soccer national championship this fall. More...

Ferro, Colts chasing another national cross-country title

CHRISTIAN BROS. ACADEMY W hen asked about Christian Brothers Academy’s (CBA) traditional two preseason time trials, head coach Tom Heath tried to be diplomatic. “We did pretty well,” he said. More...

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Volunteer Stephen Fusco, left, and General Manager Lou Morreale work in the kitchen of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, which will celebrate its third anniversary in Red Bank next month. More...

Former Manalapan mayor convicted in federal court

Seven months after his arrest, former Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas was found guilty by a federal jury on 11 criminal counts related to his purchase of a 97-acre farm in Manalapan. Lucas, 37, will stand before a judge on Jan. More...

Filling a home with furniture and feeling

Sometimes, a day really can make a difference. Just ask Shirley Binion, who resides at Hudson Manor in Freehold Borough. Binion, 62, had an exciting, memorable day on Sept. More...

Play time

Youngsters who visited the Marlboro Day community celebration on Sept. 14 found plenty of activities to keep them happy. The event was held at the Marlboro municipal complex, Wyncrest Road. More...

Agreement with soccer club will provide playing fields

MANALAPAN — The township’s youngest children will soon have a new place to play soccer. More...

Police investigate tire slashings

MANALAPAN — Two residents of Chesapeake Road in the Yorktowne development reported that the tires on their vehicles were slashed by unknown individuals. More...

Expo promotes outdoor activities

JACKSON — Visitors to this year’s New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo spent the weekend enjoying the flora and fauna at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area as well as activities that promoted the great outdoors. More...

Student earns Rensselaer Medal

Alexis K. Mooney of Howell has been named a Rensselaer Medal winner for excellence in math and science. Alexis attends the Freehold Regional High School District’s Animal and Botanical Sciences Academy at Freehold Township High School. More...

Auto auction gains OK to add gravel surface

MARLBORO — An automobile storage and auction business on Texas Road can proceed with one phase of its proposed site plan, but must receive a junkyard license from the Township Council in order to proceed with the extent of its plan. More...

Bills link farmers and schools

A multibill package that gives children access to healthy school breakfasts and lunches from Jersey-grown products has been signed into law. More...

Howell schools shifting to tablets and laptops

HOWELL — With the 2014-15 school year underway, students in the Howell K-8 School District are being introduced to a new learning environment that is different from taking notes with a pen and paper. More...

Wildlife photography to be discussed

Wildlife photographer Alan Leckner will present “Challenges of Wildlife Photography: Butterflies, Birds, Bugs and Babies” at the Monmouth County Audubon Society meeting 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Church of the Nativity, Ridge Road, Fair Haven. More...

Couple excited about life after being ‘Married at First Sight’

HOWELL — After a very public and unique social experiment, the cameras have stopped rolling and Howell native Doug Hehner has found what he was looking for: love and a happy marriage. More...

Audubon sets fall bird walk

The coming of autumn brings the annual migration of raptors and songbirds along the Atlantic Flyway. The Monmouth County Audubon Society (MCAS) will host an autumn bird walk to look for these migrants. The event is scheduled for Oct. More...

Piano duo to open series at St. Peter’s Church

FREEHOLD — The Downtown Concert Series, presented by St. Peter’s Church, will open its season of five concerts with a program that features rarely heard works for two concert grand pianos. More...

Sales, marketing consultant will speak at meeting

MANALAPAN — Setting goals and pursuing them to find success in business will be the topic of a talk to be given by sales and marketing consultant Milton J. Paris on Sept. 30. More...

Pine Belt Cadillac announces grand opening

For those who have been watching the construction on Route 37 in Toms River for the past year, the long-anticipated transformation is now complete. More...

Letters

Meat may harbor infectious diseases

The Ebola outbreak has now claimed more than 1,500 lives. More...

Resident questions aspects of referendum

The Sept. 30 special election to approve a $32.9 million school project in Freehold Borough is of major concern to the borough taxpayer. More...

Writer supports Freehold school referendum

On Sept. 30, the Freehold Borough K- 8 School District Board of Education will ask voters to approve a $32 million building referendum. More...

Columns

ARE WE THERE YET

I know I put it here, someplace ... I think

I like organization. I like things in alphabetical order, items in systematic locations, and I feel that categories are the bomb diggity. I am not categorized, mind you, but I still like the thought of it. More...

Business

Historic Seacroft in Rumson for sale

Rarely offered for sale, one of the original Rumson estate homes built in 1881 known as Seacroft at 1 Allencrest Road is now on the market. More...

Uh, what credit card?

Younger Americans, more so than any other group, are bypassing the plastic in their wallets

Often, the first step to building a credit history is obtaining — and using — a credit card. Yet, some of the youngest American consumers are skipping that step. More...

Only a handful of homes remain at the Pointe at Turnbury active adult community

The Pointe at Turnbury is well known for delivering an outstanding value and a relaxed, upscale lifestyle to active adult homebuyers, in an ideal location just minutes from downtown Princeton. More...