September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

British invade Freehold

The sounds of the 1960s took over the Monmouth County Hall of Records plaza in Freehold Borough with a performance by the British Invasion Tribute on Aug. 20. At top left, bassist Bobby M. performs. More...

Library will celebrate ‘Alice’

A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland,” will take place with a series of events in the Monmouth County Library System. More...

Pedestrian struck and killed by Jeep on Rt. 33

MANALAPAN — Once again, the mix of a vehicle and a pedestrian has proven deadly on Route 33. Just after 10 p.m. Aug. More...

Colts Neck resident facing prison following guilty plea

A Colts Neck resident has pleaded guilty to charges he stabbed a township woman in her home before carjacking her vehicle during an incident that occurred in 2013, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. More...

Indo American fair coming to Marlboro

MARLBORO — All residents in the community are invited to enjoy cultural programs and other activities that will be part of the Indo American Community Fair-2015 that will take place on Sept. 12-13. More...

Exploring the risk factors for prostate cancer

In the United States, one in six men can expect to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, while there is a one in seven chance that a Canadian man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during his lifetime. More...

How to get the most from your next emergency room visit

Summer means that hospital Emergency Departments will see an increase in cases related to excessive heat, water emergencies, and sports/recreation accidents. More...

CentraState’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program earns reaccreditation

The Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy Program at The Central Jersey Wound Treatment Center at CentraState Medical Center has recently received Hyperbaric Facility reaccreditation by The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).This accreditation More...

Road closed while repairs continue

HOWELL – Havens Bridge Road between Adelphia-Farmingdale Road (Route 524) and Casino Drive in Howell will remain closed to through traffic until a new bridge is constructed and opened in mid- October. More...

The Lunatic Fringe unleashes on N.J. this weekend

The Lunatic Fringe is about to descend upon New Jersey. WWE professional wrestling Superstar Dean Ambrose is holding a meet-and-greet with fans at iPlay America, Schanck Road, Freehold Township, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5. More...

Get jazzed about N.J. wines at the Jazz It Up Wine Festival

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The Jazz it Up Wine Festival will be held Sept. 5 and 6 at historic Allaire State Park. More...

Letters

History and civics must be taught in school

Educating future generations of American students in American history and civics is a fundamental requirement for living in the United States. More...

Increase funding for housing vouchers

For thousands of New Jerseyans with mental illness and other disabilities, housing choice vouchers are a lifeline that helps them live in safe, independent homes and avoid homelessness. More...

Officials have a duty to protect residents

Becoming Staten Island: Once again, developers with deep pockets are proposing to build more grouped multi-story dwellings in Manalapan. More...

Sports

Roche, Hayes look to stand out during cross-country season

Freehold Township High School’s Ciara Roche and Howell High School’s Niamh Hayes have credentials that put them among the state’s best girls high school distance runners. More...

Brookdale women’s soccer aims for 3rd straight national title

The Brookdale Community College women’s soccer team starts the 2015 season right where it left off last year — as No. 1 in the country. That doesn’t mean anything to Jersey Blues head coach Katie Miller. More...

Pier House 5K draws the curtain on 2015 Jersey Shore Grand Prix

The revitalized Long Branch beachfront will be the site of the 12th Annual Pier House 5K road race on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Start time is 8:30 a.m. for the final race of the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix. More...

Home schooling gives parents more control over child’s education

As summer draws to a close, many families turn their attention to the upcoming school year. More...

$46M school question to go before voters

The Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education will ask voters to approve a $46,642,000 construction referendum on Election Day, Nov. 3. More...

Monmouth Heights residents ask council to repair streets

MARLBORO – Residents of Monmouth Heights have concerns about the condition of the streets in their development and want the Township Council to address the problems. More...

Marlboro resident indicted on charge of vehicular homicide

A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Marlboro man charged with the fatal 2014 motor vehicle collision that took the life of a 32-yearold Old Bridge man, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. More...

Residents of Renaissance have proposed development in view

MANALAPAN — Residents of the Renaissance adult community had a lively exchange with members of the Manalapan Township Committee during a town hall meeting that was held in their neighborhood off Craig Road. More...

Busy Colts Neck intersection to be analyzed by state DOT

COLTS NECK – The Township Committee has authorized an engineering study to be conducted by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) at the intersection of Route 34 and Phalanx and Flock roads. Route 34 is a state highway. More...

Music and food fest will assist veterans

MARLBORO – The fifth annual Marlboro Music and Food Festival and New Jersey Wounded Warrior Motorcycle Rally will once again assist local veterans. In previous years, the Music and Food Festival was known as the Blues and BBQ Festival. More...

Effort underway to preserve historic Freehold Twp. home

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — A piece of Freehold Township’s history is at risk of being lost to a housing subdivision. More...

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a deadly disease that forms in the tissues of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system that is found below the bladder and in front of the rectum.According to the Canadian Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most co More...

You’ve found a deer tick on your body—now what?

New Jersey is home to an abundant number of deer ticks. Our mid-Atlantic region has the highest tick population in the nation. Regardless of the measures you take, you will more than likely discover one on your body this summer or fall. More...

No surgery required; uterine fibroids can be treated through the wrist

Fibroid tumors of the uterus are a common problem facing many women over the course of their lives. More...

Woman charged with creating false public alarm in 911 call

A resident of Fort Lee, Bergen County, has been charged with creating a false public alarm following her alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on Aug. 19 and involved the Manalapan and Howell police departments. More...

Tolchin named library director

Judith Tolchin, the acting director of the Monmouth County Library System since January 2014, has been appointed the new library director. She received the appointment at the most recent meeting of the Monmouth County Library Commission on Aug. More...

Bulletin Board

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 The Freehold Art Society will exhibit works of art at the Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold, during library hours from Sept. 2 to Nov. 7. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Opinion

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Garden State farms have provided a bounty of beautiful vegetables. More...

Columns

Farewell to a friend

IN THE NEWS

People come into one’s life at different times and for various reasons and it is nice to cross paths with interesting, friendly individuals. More...

Schools

Board opts not to outsource teacher assistant positions

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Teacher assistant positions in the Freehold Township K- 8 School District will not be outsourced to an education services organization at this time. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

As part of the NJBankers Build Initiative, Amboy Bank employees helped restore a Lake Como home that was damaged by superstorm Sandy and is being rebuilt by Coastal Habitat for Humanity. More...

Only four quick move-in homes remain at The Grande at Howell

Quick move-in homes are an increasingly popular choice and a very attractive option for homebuyers today. These homes are complete, providing a unique opportunity to close rapidly, often within 30 days of purchase. More...

Strong interest for new Monmouth 55+ community as builder prepares for fall model opening

Since announcing plans this past spring for the development of a new 55+ lifestyle community in Howell Township, K. Hovnanian Homes has seen a surge of response from interested buyers. More...