October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Board seeks estimate on Abbott expansion

The Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education will hear cost estimates for a possible expansion of the David C. More...

Residents: Main St. traffic will get worse with funeral home

Terrible traffic conditions on Main Street in the Tennent section of Manalapan prompted two residents to comment on an ordinance that could impact the two-lane road on which they live. More...

School referendum will go back before voters Dec. 9

FREEHOLD — School board members were expected to decide this week on the scope of a second school construction referendum that will be placed before voters on Dec. 9. More...

Clowns, creepy dolls put fright in Haunted Theater

Zombies, the Jersey Devil and creepy dolls are just a few of the many horrific surprises in store for those who dare to enter Brookdale Community College’s Haunted Theater. More...

District marching bands join for festival

The athletic stadium at Howell High School will be filled with music during the Freehold Regional High School District’s Marching Band Festival on Oct. 21. More...

Freehold Borough pupils honored

FREEHOLD — A recent Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education meeting brought news that 36 current and former district students have been honored for earning a perfect score of 300 on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowle More...

‘Bounce Back’ conference set for Oct. 17

The public is invited to learn to survive and thrive after a life-changing event that can turn one’s life upside down with the Bounce Back - The Power of Resilience Conference on Oct 17. More...

AAUW honors scholarship recipients

At the Sept. 11 meeting of the Freehold Branch of the American Association of University Women, the Lew Williams and Leila Sulkes scholarships were awarded to two area residents. More...

Beck will seek answers on Arc funding cuts

State Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) said she is ready to intervene on behalf of The Arc of Monmouth, which is slated to lose the majority of its funding for health services at the end of the year. More...

JCP&L completes upgrades

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed upgrades on 16 major circuits serving more than 30,000 customers. More...

Manalapan will pull request for red-light cameras

MANALAPAN — The township will not participate in a red-light camera program at any point in the near future. More...

Teens take role in CROP Walk

With the goal of raising $115,000 and collecting 14,000 pounds of food, walkers will return to Red Bank Regional High School in Little Silver on Oct. More...

Visitor center at battlefield receives architectural award

The Christie administration has announced that the new visitor center at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33, Manalapan, is a recipient of the International Architectural Award presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Desig More...

Top Tomato opens specialty store on Rt. 36

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — Italian specialty caterer and grocery store Top Tomato recently opened its doors on Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands. More...

FOCUS ON SENIORS

Calling it quits — for good — is a thrilling moment for most, but staying mentally and physically active is key to wellness when taking a permanent vacation.

For many of us, retirement can’t come fast enough.Yet when it comes, there’s no question that it slows us down from the hustle and bustle of the working world. More...

Parker Home honored with six Excellence in Action awards

A mong a select few long-term care and senior living providers in New Jersey recognized this year by National Research Corporation, three of the four winners were Parker at River Road and Parker at Landing Lane nursing homes, and Parker at Stonegate More...

Opinion

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A patron has picked the perfect pumpkin at Happy Day Farm, Manalapan, on Oct. 12. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMN

Employee says care center should remain with county

I am an 18-year employee of Monmouth County and I work at the John L. Montgomery Care Center in Freehold Township. We are a long-term-care facility that takes care of Monmouth County’s most vulnerable young citizens. More...

ARE WE THERE YET

Football fandom a love-hate relationship

Friday night lights, there is nothing like it. Cool temperatures, the roar of the crowd and the smell of freshly popped popcorn. More...

A girl can dream

Showing ‘re2pect’ to my idol

We say in my family that I played shortstop for Joe Torre before Derek Jeter did. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

How Sweet It Is, a one-stop shop for baked goods, gelato, chocolate and imported candy, has opened at 415 Route 9 South, Marlboro. More...

Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie representative attends Leadership Conference

Leaders from Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie recently attended the Century 21 Leadership Conference Sept. 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Iris Lurie, broker/owner, Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie, announces the top individuals and teams for the month of September. Top Listing Associate is Lori Ragovin and Top Sales Associate is Laurin Manco LaLima. More...

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Guests at Happy Day Farm, Manalapan, enjoy a hayride on the scenic Daum Road property on Oct. 12. More...

Freeholders advance road project

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has retained T&M Associates to provide professional engineering services associated with the redesign of a problematic intersection in Colts Neck. More...

Country band will have rockin’ reunion

It seemed like the story of the Badlands band was finished in 1982 when the New Jersey-based southern rock group officially broke up. But now it appears as though the band’s story is just beginning. More...

Sayreville football future in jeopardy

The future of Sayreville War Memorial High School’s football program is in question after seven players were charged in relation to the hazing scandal that has rocked the borough. More...

County will complete child advocacy center

A ground-breaking ceremony was held recently for the second phase of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center, Freehold Township. More...

Fit for a feast

Manuel Zapotitla had the task of trimming pork that was used to make sandwiches at the Latino Festival that was held in Freehold Borough on Oct. 5. More...

Howell council accepts donation of land

HOWELL — The Township Council has accepted a donation of property as Howell continues to acquire land near the Bear Swamp natural area. The council accepted the donation from the owner of the property, Anita Giaimo. More...

County honors fallen firefighters

In a solemn memorial service at the Monmouth County Fire Academy, Howell, on Oct. 5, the county honored Robert C. Meyer of Union Beach Fire Co. No. 1. Meyer lost his life while fighting a fouralarm fire on June 8. More...

Masquerade party planned

MANALAPAN — Barbara A. Miller, who co-chairs a Manalapan Halloween committee, makes no bones about it: The township’s Halloween masquerade party will be “spooktacular.” More...

Giarratano–Magnavita

Jeannie Barreiro of Manalapan and Anthony Giarratano of Keyport announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jeanne Giarratano, to Steven Paul Magnavita, son of Donna and Steven Magnavita of Manalapan. More...

Monmouth County online surplus auction to begin Oct. 18

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has announced that the fall 2014 county surplus auction will begin Oct. 18 and continue through Oct. 21. More...

Increase in drug abuse will be focus of program

MANALAPAN — The Manalapan- Englishtown Community Alliance will host a community education awareness program about drug abuse at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School, Millhurst Road. More...

More write-in candidates emerge in Marlboro race

MARLBORO — Two more residents have announced that they will run as writein candidates for a seat on the Marlboro K- 8 School District Board of Education in the Nov. 4 election. Three three-year terms on the board will be up for grabs. More...

‘Inspiring’ music to be performed

FREEHOLD — Nancy Scharff and her praise band, “King of Kings,” will offer an evening of uplifting and inspiring music as they present a contemporary Christian concert at 7 p.m. Oct. More...

Kateri center sets story of Irish Jack

MARLBORO — Kateri Environmental Center 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...

Three bright ideas for boosting memory

Staving off Alzheimer’s and other brain-related diseases isn’t always possible, but experts say an active, challenged mind is essential to mental health.

When you forget the name of a movie you recently saw or where you put your glasses, you may conclude you need to sharpen your memory, especially if you’re a mature adult. More...

TEENS’ CARS FOUND LACKING IN SAFETY

Young drivers may not make the most rational decisions when it comes to choosing a first car. Here’s how parents can help them find safer alternatives.

Getting a license and driving one’s first car remains an important rite of passage. More...

Letters

Funding must be restored at The Arc

I t has come to my attention that The Arc of Monmouth County will no longer be able to continue their mental/behavioral health services due to budget cuts. More...

Resident supports Cohen and McNaboe

A s a resident of Manalapan, it is a privilege to endorse the re-election of Susan Cohen and Jack McNaboe for Township Committee. More...

Results of school referendum are upsetting

I am writing this letter as a proud resident of Freehold Borough. The school improvement referendum that was rejected by voters on Sept. 30, however, has turned that pride to anger. More...

Obituaries

Nathaniel Aaron “Nate” Moss

Nathaniel Moss, 21, of Freehold Township, (stationed in Fort Polk, La.) passed away from a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. More...

Sports

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Monmouth University’s Lavon Chaney runs by a Columbia defender on his way to scoring a touchdown during the Hawks’ Oct. 11 Homecoming game at Kessler Field in West Long Branch. More...

Braves-Eagles to clash in key A North Division football game

The Shore Conference A North Division season has come down to a threehorse race. The rivals are defending champion Manalapan, perennial contender Middletown South and newcomer Freehold. More...

Marlboro tops Freehold to create 3-way tie for A North gym crown

MARLBORO I n the end, they were fit to be tied. Marlboro High School had the final say in the three-way Shore Conference A North Division gymnastics race. More...