September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Manalapan High School’s Dan Debner sprints upfield during the Aug. 27 scrimmage game at Jackson Memorial High School. The high school football season kicks off this weekend. More...

Colts Neck to allow hunting of deer on limited properties

COLTS NECK — In order to curb the abundance of deer that has caused challenges for residents, the Colts Neck Township Committee has voted to allow the hunting of white-tailed deer on limited private properties in the township. More...

Freehold Borough schools greet pupils for new year

FREEHOLD — The Freehold Borough K-8 School District will open the 2014-15 school year on Sept. 4 with initiatives that include a construction referendum, a new dress code, a new math program and several new administrators. More...

Step Up for Sarcoma run to boost search for cure

MANALAPAN — Jessica Bruzzi, 25, who was diagnosed in 2012 with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), a sarcoma found in the deep layers of the skin, is doing well and gearing up for the third annual Step Up for Sarcoma 5K run/walk and Kid&rsq More...

Brush, leaf collection to be separate

MARLBORO — Brush and leaves will be collected separately at the curbside of Marlboro properties, according to a new policy passed by the Township Council. More...

Fall job fair set for Sept. 19

Individuals looking for a job are welcome to attend Monmouth County’s Workforce Development Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Brookdale Community College Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road (Route 520), Lincroft. More...

Burglars target liquor store

MANALAPAN — Burglars stole $600 from a Manalapan liquor store in the early morning hours of July 28. Police said that at 12:08 a.m., Patrolman Steven Turner and Sgt. More...

Firm hired to review Freehold’s utility bills

FREEHOLD — In an attempt to control consumption and the cost of energy as a means of helping the environment and benefiting taxpayers, Freehold Borough officials have entered into an agreement with EnergySolve LLC, Somerset, to provide services More...

Former reporter takes post with school district

Being a journalist comes in handy. In July, the Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education welcomed a new member to the team: Rebecca Morton, who will serve as the district’s special projects and communications coordinator. More...

Seniors to be celebrated

FREEHOLD — The second annual Senior Appreciation Day in Freehold Borough will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Monmouth County Hall of Records Annex parking lot on Main Street. More...

Take care of foot bunions early on to avoid more invasive treatment later

When anyone talks about problems with their feet, the “B” word (bunion) is usually part of the conversation. Historically, bunions were most commonly a problem that plagued women and seniors. More...

September is National ADHD Awareness Month

September is National ADHD Awareness Month, and brain training experts are offering discounted screenings for the three types of attention and other essential brain skills. More...

Chiropractor, acupuncturist to join practices in Freehold

Chiropractor Shari Collins and acupuncturist Marsha Halpert will offer their services under one roof at 31 W. Main St., Freehold. More...

It’s the end of summer: back to the rat race

Labor Day weekend is the timehonored signal that the lazy days of summer are coming to an end and that fall is beginning.Trees are beginning to turn a kaleidoscope of colors, and sweater-weather days are just around the corner. More...

Funding considered for repairs

MARLBORO — An additional sum could be authorized for the rebuilding and replacement of broken leach fields that serve the Hamilton Park mobile home community. On Sept. More...

Gerard-Mangine

Susan and James Gerard of Howell announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Gerard, to Anthony Mangine, son of Pat and Rich Mangine of Freehold Township. More...

Choosing the safest vehicles

uto safety has long been a hotbutton issue among new car shoppers, and for good reason. More...

Opinion

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Kristin Blind, 8, enjoys the trampoline at the Howell Day community celebration at Soldier Memorial Park, Howell, on Aug. 23. More...

Obituaries

Anne G. Patrinick Ciarcia

Mrs. Ciarcia, 52, of Sayreville, peacefully entered into eternal life, surrounded by her loving family, on Aug. 28, 2014, at home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and lived in Staten Island, N.Y., before moving to Sayreville. More...

Business

How price increases decrease buyers

How a $1,000 can remove thousands of potential households from the marketplace

What difference does $1,000 make? In your listing price, a lot, actually. More...

How to come up with the down payment

Saving for a down payment is tough — especially if you’re a young home shopper. Here are saving strategies that millennials and other cash-strapped, would-be buyers can use to get into a home sooner.

For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment can be a struggle. But without the necessary upfront finances, the dream of homeownership can be difficult to achieve. This especially is true for younger house hunters. More...

Beyond the mortgage

Homebuying is expensive. And it’s important for consumers to understand that expenses don’t end with the mortgage. In fact that’s where it begins. More...

Public employee benefits at center of budget storm

A ranking Republican legislator predicts that skyrocketing health benefit costs for public employees in New Jersey will cripple the state’s budget in less than six years. More...

Fire district unveils plan for firehouse

The Board of Fire Commissioners for Fire District No. 2 in Freehold Township will unveil plans for a proposed new firehouse for the East Freehold Fire Company at a public meeting on Sept. 9. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Fan has full count on baseball stadium visits

Tommy Singer has attended baseball games in stadiums from Fenway Park in Boston to Safeco Field in Seattle — and everywhere in between. More...

Gov. Christie: Consolidate to lower tax bills

Municipal and school district officials should consider consolidating as a way to slow escalating property taxes and costs, Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd gathered at an amphitheater on the Long Branch beachfront Aug. 19. More...

Old Brick Reformed Church to host revival of ‘Godspell’

MARLBORO — For the second time in the church’s history — a history that dates back to the 1670s — the Old Brick Reformed Church, Route 520, Marlboro, will be putting on a musical. More...

Preliminary approval granted for sports training facility

MANALAPAN — The Planning Board has granted preliminary approval for the construction of a sports training facility. More...

Dawg Whistle will close Sunday concert series

FREEHOLD — Drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez and soul singer and songwriter Paul Whistler will perform as part of the Sunday Night Jazz and Blues Concert Series sponsored by the Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) from 7-9 p.m. Sept. More...

Marlboro teenager is youngest worker on international project

MARLBORO — For Marlboro resident Simon Seth Roffe, this summer resembled something like a Hollywood blockbuster movie, where a super-smart teenager is recruited by the government and plucked from his everyday life in order to save the planet. More...

Audubon to host authors of guide

Scott Whittle and Tom Stephenson, authors of the new book, “The Warbler Guide,” will present a program and hold a book signing at the Monmouth County Audubon Society meeting set for 8 p.m. Sept. More...

Walk With Joe returns Sept. 6

MANALAPAN — Memories of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will be on the mind of many people when they participate in the 12th annual Walk With Joe at 10 a.m. Sept. More...

Apps rule for digital kids

Avid users of the latest technologies, overweight kids and teens might benefit from apps to help them get healthy

Teens may filter out nutrition messages coming from parents or other adult authority figures. But that doesn’t mean he’s not interested in improving his diet. More...

ANS discusses common misconceptions surrounding the field of neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons are highly trained medical professionals specializing in the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system.The work they perform is regarded as some of the most complex within the medical field, in part because of how specialized and intr More...

CentraState named to 2014 Most Wired list for fifth year in a row

Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA), has recognized CentraState Medical Center as one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations for the fifth year in a row, according to the results More...

Children kept busy at YMCA summer camp

FREEHOLD — Put 145 youngsters in a place where there is sports equipment, a DJ, barbecue, face painting, a bouncy house and the warm sun — and one has all the ingredients for a day of fun. More...

Land will be set aside for community garden

HOWELL — Residents of Howell may have the opportunity to grow their own vegetables in an organic community garden. More...

180 seeking volunteers for training

180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private nonprofit organization in Monmouth County, provides support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience with the assistance of its response tea More...

Letters

Writer takes issue with congressman’s votes

Extremism is alive and well in New Jersey, where the leader of the antiwomen’s crusade is hiding in plain sight. Our congressman, Chris Smith, is chair of the Congressional pro-life caucus, leading the anti-abortion crusade. More...

Writer says town is neglecting development

I feel a great need to express my frustration with Marlboro Township and the lack of services we receive. I just received my latest tax bill for 2014, which is $9,432. When we moved into our home 30 years ago, we were paying about $2,600. More...

Writer grateful for church’s support of Israel

The Roberstville Bible Church on the corner of Church and Tennent roads in the Morganville section of Marlboro should be commended for placing a sign in the front of the church stating simply and directly: “Pray for Israel.” More...

Sports

Scholastic football season kicks off this weekend

The high school football season kicks off this weekend for the teams in the Freehold Regional High School District. More...

Expectations high for experienced Manalapan team

MANALAPAN T he question on many minds this year is how much longer Manalapan High School can keep replacing graduated NCAA Division I players and not take a step backward. More...

Cougars look to build off best season in team history

COLTS NECK C oach Peter Shaw is very optimistic about what his Colts Neck High School football team can accomplish this fall in his first season as head coach. More...