February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Eyes from the Ashes’ honors Holocaust victims, survivors

Ann Weiss was not, by her own admission, anyone special when she stumbled upon a rare cache of family photographs that had been confiscated from Jewish prisoners by the Nazis at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1943. More...

Special preview of carnival offered

MANALAPAN — Temple Shaari Emeth’s Purim Carnival has always been a special event for children — celebrating the festive Jewish holiday of Purim with costumes, food, crafts and games. More...

Freehold stakeholders will discuss vision for borough

FREEHOLD — An initiative to help hone and clarify municipal officials’ vision for the future of Freehold Borough has been presented by resident Jean Holtz on behalf of the Urban Land Institute. More...

One-woman show highlights community’s eccentricities

Siobhan Fallon Hogan’s father warned her when she moved to Rumson that it was a different lifestyle from her humble upbringing in upstate New York. More...

Thieves make off with car tires

MANALAPAN — All four tires were stolen from a vehicle that was parked in a commuter parking lot on Symmes Road on Jan. 30. More...

CyberPatriot team wins award

FREEHOLD — A team of high school students from Freehold High School recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the seventh season of CyberPatriot — the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. More...

Hullfish-Caiola

Laura Hullfish, daughter of Lisa and Gary Hullfish of Lawrenceville, became engaged to marry Jason Caiola, son of Barbara and Joe Caiola, formerly of Manalapan and now of Lanoka Harbor. More...

Letters

Governor fails to address problems in N.J.

I was shocked to learn there are two bridges within the confines of Colts Neck and three others in the immediate surrounding area that are designated and rated as structurally deficient and in jeopardy of catastrophic failure. More...

Republican chair questions selection process

There has been an incorrect fact circulating concerning the three candidates who were nominated for the Marlboro Township Council vacancy that was created by the resignation of Councilman Frank LaRocca. More...

Editor made good points in recent column

Bravo to News Transcript Managing Editor Mark Rosman on his recent column “Never Again Could Be Happening Again.” Mark hit the nail right on the head. More...

Schools

Campaign touts benefits of inclusive schools

A statewide coalition of advocacy groups is promoting inclusive education for students with special needs. More...

Marlboro K-8 moving forward with plan for referendum

MARLBORO — The Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education is moving forward with plans for a construction referendum that, if approved by voters, would allow administrators to expand the district’s half-day kindergarten to a full-day More...

ON CAMPUS

Seton Hall University, South Orange, has named the following students to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester: From Morganville: Kevin Barden, Michael Caputo, Natalia Davie, Alexis Downes, Alexandra La Fata, Lauren Lehan, Andrew Magadia, More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

AcuMeridian Wellness Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine will celebrate its grand opening at 242 Route 79, Suite 11, Marlboro, from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 28. More...

‘Let’s do brunch’ at Forsgate Country Club

BACK TO BUSINESS

Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, central New Jersey’s premier 36-hole private club, announces that Sunday Brunch is now available and open to both members and the public. More...

Monmouth County Association of Realtors installs new officers and directors

The Monmouth County Association of Realtors (MCAR) held its 2015 Installation of Officers and Directors recently at the Essex & Sussex in Spring Lake. More...

Libraries, book clubs cater to niche interests

If New Jersey were hit with a zombie apocalypse, the odds for survival would not be great, according to Tyler Rousseau, emergent technologies coordinator at the Monroe Township Public Library. More...

Contract awarded for splash park at recreation center

The Manalapan Township Committee has awarded a contract to a Kenilworth firm to construct a splash park at the Manalapan Recreation Center. More...

Saturday Night Out a special, social event

MANALAPAN — Providing adults who have special needs with the opportunity to enjoy a night out filled with fun and excitement is the mission of the Manalapan Special Needs Council and its Saturday Night Out program. More...

Lung cancer awareness raised in Marlboro teacher’s memory

MARLBORO — Deborah Schademann Fryzel was “the picture of health,” according to her best friend, Andrea DaSilva. “She was constantly finding new healthy recipes and was worried about her cholesterol,” DaSilva said. More...

Greater Media Newspapers win in N.J. Press Association contest

Members of Greater Media Newspapers’ advertising, editorial, photography and production staffs scooped up 16 awards in the New Jersey Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. More...

Residents raise objections to wood recycling facility

MARLBORO — A business’s plan to build a wood recycling facility on Tennent Road was met with continued opposition from residents and municipal officials during a public hearing on Feb. 19. More...

Robbery suspect’s fall leads to arrest in hospital

FREEHOLD — Police apprehended a 19-year old Freehold Township resident and charged him with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of an imitation firearm at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 7. Following his arrest, Eric D. More...

Chorale to perform in Freehold

The Shrewsbury Chorale, along with the Garden State Singers and Philharmonic, will perform two choral masterpieces, Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Rutter’s “Requiem,” on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

The House of Influx

TOP PICK

What lurks in the deep, sometimes dark rooms of unconscious minds, and how does one unlock the door? Rutgers Theater Company explores this hidden side in “The House of Influx,” running March 3-8. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Manalapan Arts Council will sponsor Salsa Night from 7-11 p.m. March 7 at the Knob Hill Golf Club. Salsa Night will feature an evening of DJ music, dining and dancing. More...

Opinion

Photo

Children of all ages take advantage of a recent snowstorm by bringing their sleds to the hill at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch, on Feb. 17. More...

Columns

The sad old tale of socks living alone

ARE WE THERE YET

You can’t tell it to look at me, but I am quite the repurposer. I recycle cans, newspapers and discarded plastics like it’s my job. More...

Obituaries

Bice “Bea” Rossi

Bice “Bea” Rossi (Mastrodonato), 100, of Freehold, formerly of Clifton, died on Feb. 18, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Rossi. Loving mother to Lena Di Vito of Freehold. More...

Sports

Womack named ‘Most Outstanding’ at district tourney

The expected and the unexpected took place at the NJSIAA District 21 Wrestling Tournament at Manalapan High School on Feb. 21. More...

CBA hosting Golden Gloves tournament on Feb. 28

The Golden Gloves competition is the goal for all aspiring young boxers. The first step that they take toward the New Jersey Golden Gloves championships begins on Feb. More...

Famulare, Wagner join career 1,000-point club

Tori Wagner is the talkative one, while Sam Famulare is the quiet one who just goes about her business. More...