October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New plan shows CVS on Rt. 537

A n application that proposes the construction of a 13,000-square-foot CVS pharmacy at the corner of Route 537 and Redwood Lane in Freehold Township has residents concerned about the impact the business could have on their neighborhood. More...

Halloween spirit

Freehold Borough held its annual Halloween parade on Oct. 26. Ian Bartuck of Freehold Borough was among the participants who showed up in costume displaying the spirit of the day. More...

Democratic duo faces Republican incumbents

MANALAPAN — While control of the Township Committee will not be at stake in the Nov. 4 municipal election, Democrats will seek to win a pair of seats and gain a voice on the governing body. More...

Engel, Orgo run in Colts Neck

COLTS NECK — Incumbent Republicans Jarrett Engel and Thomas Orgo are running unopposed in the Nov. 4 Township Committee election as they seek to retain their seats for another three years. More...

Republicans Salkin, Preston seeking seats on committee

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Two three-year terms on the Township Committee will be up for grabs on Election Day, Nov. 4. The candidates are Republicans David M. Salkin and Lester A. Preston Jr. More...

Suspects flee from Best Buy

MANALAPAN — Two men who may have been planning to use bogus cash to fleece a local business fled the area before obtaining the merchandise on Oct. 3. More...

Full signal expected at busy intersection

HOWELL — A traffic signal that motorists have been waiting years for appears to finally be on its way to a busy intersection in Howell. More...

ARE WE THERE YET

The worst part was the anticipation

I am sure that I am not alone when I say there is nothing fun about the annual physical. The poking and the prodding, and that’s just to get my husband to go! More...

Entertainer refuses to let loss of leg be hindrance

Evan Ruggiero continues to perform on the national stage despite losing his left leg to cancer two years ago. More...

Singer enjoys being in ‘Voice’ spotlight

MILLSTONE — Bright lights, a huge stage and millions of viewers nationwide seem like a fantasy for some people, but for Alessandra Castronovo, 21, of Millstone Township, it is reality as she competes on NBC’s “The Voice.” More...

Three running unopposed for regional school board

Representatives from Colts Neck, Marlboro and Freehold Township will be elected in the Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education election on Nov. 4. All three candidates are running uncontested for their respective seats. More...

Judge again rejects legal sports betting

Monmouth Park officials and sports betting enthusiasts are hoping a federal judge reverses his field and allows the state to proceed with sports betting. More...

Students gain experience during summer research

Three young adults who attend the Freehold Regional High School District’s Medical Sciences Specialized Learning Center at Freehold High School, Freehold Borough, spent the summer before their senior year working in labs doing various types of More...

Hotel laws to be updated

COLTS NECK — Prohibiting anyone under the age of 18 from renting a hotel room or a motel room is one of many proposed updates to Colts Neck’s lodging laws. At an Oct. More...

They don’t call it ‘speed’ for nothing

Few may be able to afford a Bentley, but those having unlimited funds could do worse than spend around $250,000 to drive one of the quickest luxury cars on the planet.

We don’t usually get the chance to review cars that cost as much as a three-bedroom house in many parts of the country. More...

Opinion

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View from the bridge at Oakford Lake, downtown New Egypt. More...

Columns

YOUR TURN

Far from being spooky, bats are beneficial

Bats have a reputation for being “spooky,” which is why they are seen so often in Halloween costumes and decorations. More...

Sports

Csipkay leads Cougars to second place at county meet

Something told Colts Neck High School runner Zack Csipkay it was time to make a move. “I went when I felt the moment was right,” he said. More...

First place on the line when Manalapan visits Freehold

Outside of Freehold High School, no one expected that the football game with Manalapan High School on Nov. 1 would have championship ramifications. More...

Third time is the charm for Patriots field hockey

Kara Gardner could sense that things were going to be different this time. As her Freehold Township High School field hockey team warmed up for its Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) quarterfinals on Oct. More...

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The famous Headless Horseman makes an appearance at the Freehold Borough Halloween parade on Oct. 26. More...

Work of psychics conjures spirited debate

Roughly one year ago, Heather Saracen was going through a particularly rough patch in her life. More...

Greater Media chairman lauded for radio leadership

A lways at the forefront of his industry, Greater Media’s CEO has been recognized for his role in electronic media. More...

DiBenedetto, Schnurr run for Freehold Borough seats

FREEHOLD — Two members of the Borough Council will run in an uncontested race for new three-year terms in the Nov. 4 election. No Republicans filed to run for office in Freehold Borough. More...

Dems Mistretta, Horigan bid for committee seats

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Two three-year terms on the Township Committee will be up for grabs on Election Day, Nov. 4. The candidates for office are Republicans David M. Salkin and Lester A. Preston Jr. More...

Pedestrian dies from injuries after being struck by vehicle

MANALAPAN — Heavy rain, a lack of street lights and a resident wearing dark clothing as he attempted to cross a busy highway on foot combined to contribute to the death of a Manalapan resident on Oct. 22, according to police. More...

Five seek board seats in Freehold Township

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Five residents are running in the Nov. 4 election for three seats on the Freehold Township K-8 School District Board of Education. More...

Six hopefuls in race for Howell council

HOWELL — Six residents are running for three four-year terms on the Howell Township Council in the Nov. 4 election. More...

School bus question on Manalapan-Englishtown ballot

When residents of Manalapan and Englishtown go to the polls on Nov. 4, the ballot will include a question pertaining to the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District’s finances. More...

Marlboro officer injured in crash

MARLBORO — A Marlboro police officer was injured and is out of work following his involvement in a motor vehicle accident. The crash occurred at about 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the intersection of Route 520 and Conover/Boundary roads. More...

Proposals being sought for Fort Hancock sites

The National Park Service (NPS) will seek proposals this fall to begin the first phase of the pilot program for the rehabilitation of Fort Hancock at the Gateway National Recreation Area in northern Monmouth County. More...

3 run unopposed for Freehold school board

FREEHOLD — Three incumbents are running unopposed in the Nov. 4 election to retain their seats on the Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education. More...

Chiropractor charged in kickback scheme

A chiropractor who lives in Manalapan was among the seven medical professionals arrested on Oct. More...

Biotech receives national honor

Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township, has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for 2014. More...

Sandy changed county, local disaster planning

The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has released a draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan, which identifies projects that would make the county’s 53 municipalities less vulnerable to storms and natural disasters. More...

‘Love and Intrigue’ at Rutgers

Ferdinand von Walters and Luise Miller are young and in love — and if only they were of the same social class, their story might end happily ever after. More...

Letters

Residents should vote ‘no’ on public questions

A society that holds to the notion that you are innocent until proven guilty cannot accept pretrial detention. More...

Officials were correct to preserve farmland

We have been hearing about the Lucas farm deal for about four years now, especially around election time. I wonder why that is. With this letter, I will try to explain what has transpired. More...

Re-elect Burry and Rich as freeholders

Lillian Burry is an intelligent woman and as freeholder director she deserves our respect and cooperation. Monmouth County maintains an AAA bond rating ... no small feat in this state. More...

Obituaries

Kevin Sidney Hayter

Professor Kevin Sidney Hayter, 81, of Manalapan, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Care One, Wall Township. The world is a little less magical today. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Diane Yusko of Howell was a winner in a video contest sponsored by Bell Environmental Services, a leader in pesticide-free bedbug detection and control. More...

in print and online at gmnews.com Waterfront estate dazzles in Fair Haven

With panoramic views of the Navesink River, 78 Pine Cove Road, Fair Haven, boasts more than 200 feet of a private waterfront beach, creating an ideal oasis for homeowners and guests alike. Listed by Gloria Nilson & Co. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Realizing that real estate education needs to be a career-long endeavor for today’s real estate professional, Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie announces that Frank Bibbo, Fran Krumholz-Bookman, Margaret DiBella, Donna Kadaru and Brian Lichtent More...