March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

CentraState Ball Queen selected

CentraState Healthcare Foundation hosted the 2015 Celebration Ball – Mardi Gras Madness on Feb. 7. South Gate Manor in Freehold provided the Cajun cuisine and location for all the fun, according to a press release. More...

Residents will fight Verizon cell tower plan

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — An application that proposes the construction of a wireless communications monopole has drawn the attention of residents who say they will fight the proposal. More...

Monmouth seniors learn to navigate online world

A group of Monmouth County seniors are learning about today’s technology through a new program from the Social Community Activities Network (SCAN). More...

Maskowitz takes issue with fellow official’s comments

MANALAPAN — Committeeman Jordan Maskowitz has asserted that Committeeman Ryan Green misled residents with recent statements regarding promotions in the Manalapan Police Department. More...

Letters

Proposed legislation is worthy of support

New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States, but not strict enough to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. Last year there were 14 domestic abuserelated murder-suicides in New Jersey. More...

Schools

Teen Arts Festival inspires artistic spontaneity

Art isn’t always meant to be permanent; sometimes the most lasting works are gone almost as soon as they’re created. More...

Howell to host ‘Eve of Dance’

The Freehold Regional High School District Fine and Performing Arts Academy at Howell High School will present the 31st annual “Eve of Dance.” The work presented is a culmination of the progress the dance program has made throughout this More...

Marlboro K-8 board votes not to ask for Dean’s resignation

MARLBORO — The Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education has voted not to ask for a board member’s resignation following a Facebook post and like that were deemed offensive by many members of the community. More...

Business

County job fair set for March 27

Monmouth County will offer employers and jobseekers the opportunity to connect at the Monmouth County Spring Job Fair scheduled for March 27 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

New business administrator joins Freehold Borough staff

FREEHOLD — Joseph Howe is the new business administrator and board secretary in the Freehold Borough K-8 School District. More...

Parker at Monroe celebrates grand opening

BACK TO BUSINESS

On the morning of March 11, the residents and staff of Parker at Monroe, along with Parker leadership, the Board of Trustees, the project development team, state and local officials celebrated the long-awaited grand opening. More...

Central New Jersey springs to life

With spring break approaching, children and teens in central New Jersey can stay busy with activities ranging from roller-coaster rides to theater matinees. More...

Wood recycling facility rejected by county panel

A proposed wood recycling facility that sparked outrage among residents will not be constructed on Tennent Road in Marlboro. More...

Resident: Police presence helping to slow motorists

MANALAPAN — Motorists are getting the message to slow down on Ryan Road, according to a resident who asked the Township Committee for help on that issue three weeks ago. More...

Gov. touches wide range of topics in Freehold visit

Gov. Chris Christie addressed state standardized testing at his 131st town hall meeting when a Long Branch High School student asked him about it. “We have to test,” Christie said. More...

Peter-Park

MILESTONES

Patricia Rose Peter of New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of T. Rose and T. P. Peter of Freehold Township, recently became engaged to marry Henry Park, also of New Haven, Connecticut, son of Robert Park and Hyekong Park of Edison. More...

Jesus Christ Superstar

TOP PICK

Phoenix Productions will bring a fresh rendition of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for four performances the last weekend of March. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Kateri Environmental Center, 160 Conover Road, Marlboro, will present a flashlight egg hunt at 8 p.m. March 31. Children age 4 and up are invited to search in a giant field for more than 2,500 real colored eggs. More...

Opinion

Photo

Baseball season has arrived in New Jersey. High school teams will swing into regular-season action on April 1. More...

Marlboro K-8 School District a case study in incompetence

YOUR TURN

I attended the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education meeting on March 17 to read a statement into the public record about the honored principal, Stephen Shifrinson, who is retiring after 38 years of dedicated and diligent service as an admi More...

Sports

Rebels, Kaminsky lead district’s standout wrestlers

As has been the case for the last 10 years, the wrestling season was Howell High School’s exclusive domain. More...

Gagliano cousins fulfilled goal of winning District 21 titles

When Nino Gagliano was rehabbing from yet another knee injury, it was his cousin, Anthony Gagliano, who was a driving force behind his return to the wrestling mat. More...

District girls shine at state level during indoor track season

The return of Freehold Township High School’s Ciara Roche, consistent excellence of sprinter Freehold Township’s Domonique Panton and championship performances by Howell High School’s Niamh Hayes and Stephanie Bock highlighted anoth More...