November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Liu-Rudel wins write-in vote for school board

Joanne Liu-Rudel has won a three-year term on the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education. Monmouth County election officials said Liu-Rudel received 299 write-in votes to win the seat. More...

Message of inclusion at heart of Tyler Clementi Foundation

Students in Monmouth University’s School of Social Work received an intimate look at the hardships and the recovery process that bullying can impose on a family during an appearance by James Clementi of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. More...

Manalapan officials monitor situation at animal shelter

MANALAPAN — Municipal officials responded publicly this week to an ongoing situation at the Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter, which is the facility in neighboring Middlesex County where dogs and cats that are found roaming free in Manalapan are More...

St. Peter’s opens doors for bazaar

FREEHOLD — A Freehold tradition will continue on Nov. 22 when the Women of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hold their annual bazaar. The bazaar has been held for 77 years in the church at the corner of Main and Throckmorton streets. More...

Letters

Marlboro police targeting the wrong drivers

I am writing this letter after the tragic fatal accident that occurred on Nov. 13 on Route 18 south by the Tennent Road exit. I am extremely sorry for all the families involved. More...

Opinion

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The sun beams down and lights up the autumn leaves in Allentown. More...

Columns

Don’t look now, but winter has returned

ARE WE THERE YET

I have long been dreading a visit from an unwanted guest. I put it out of my mind for as long as I possibly could, pretended the day would never come and did my best to think about other things. More...

Sports

Central Jersey Group IV boys soccer title returns to Manalapan

The 2014 Manalapan High School boys soccer team was on a historic mission this fall. The Braves wanted to leave their mark as one of the program’s best. To do that, they needed to capture an NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship. More...

Cougars have final say in rivalry with Wall

Motivation is never lacking when you’re playing for a championship. However, the Colts Neck High School girls soccer team had an added incentive when it played Wall High School for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III championship on Nov. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Freehold Area Running Club’s 29th annual Born to Run 5-Mile Race will be held on Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Freehold Firehouse, 51 West Main St., Freehold. More...

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Adam Weisberger (13), who scored the only goal of the match, and his Manalapan High School teammates celebrate their NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV state sectional championship. The Braves beat Monroe Township, 1-0, in the Nov. More...

Many hungry for later school breakfasts

Many schools offer breakfast programs for students before the school day gets underway, but large percentages of students eligible for free or reduced cost breakfasts are failing to take advantage of the programs. More...

Salkind, Walsh served towns as suburbia was developing

Two men who were involved in municipal government as their respective communities developed into suburban enclaves died within a month of each other. More...

Wellness center to hold fundraiser

Collaborative Support Programs’ Freehold Community Wellness Center, in conjunction with Raymour & Flanigan, is holding a fundraiser to benefit adults with mental health conditions and other special needs. More...

Thieves make off with SUV

MANALAPAN — An unlocked vehicle parked in an open garage was a tempting target for thieves in Manalapan on Oct. 21. Police said that at 6:50 a.m. Oct. 22, officers responded to a home on Candido Court for a report of a stolen vehicle. More...

Deer incidents continue in Colts Neck

COLTS NECK — At least 19 deer-related incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, injured deer and illegal hunting plagued the township in September and October, according to details provided by the Colts Neck Police Department. More...

Bulletin Board

High school to stage ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Every time a bell rings from Nov. More...

Manalapan Fire Co. seeking volunteers

The Manalapan Township Fire Company No. 1 (Millhurst) is seeking volunteers. Potential members do not have to be residents of Manalapan, but they must live within a five- to 10-minute drive of the firehouse, which is at 5 Sweetmans Lane. More...

DATEBOOK

 A Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Freehold Clergy Association will be hosted by St. Peter’s Church, Throckmorton Street, Freehold, at 7 p.m. Nov. 23. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Kenyon

Suzanne Kenyon, 61, of the Mercerville section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, passed surrounded by loving family members on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. More...

Schools

School officials may consider temporary home in Colts Neck

MARLBORO — A possible “godsend,” as one school board member described it, for two school districts arose at a recent Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education meeting. At the Nov. More...

Charges pending in pepper spray incident at school

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Pepper spray that was released inside Freehold Township High School by a 14-year-old male student on the morning of Nov. 5 sent one school cafeteria employee to CentraState Medical Center for evaluation. More...

Student honors military through memorial garden

COLTS NECK — For Colts Neck High School senior Daniel Elice, his Eagle Scout project is about paying tribute to the men and women who serve his country. “I have a respect for the military,” Elice said. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Robert Wohlstetter of Manalapan was recently hired as information technology (IT) manager at First Financial Federal Credit Union’s Wall Township corporate headquarters. More...

Weichert Corporate Housing opens new regional center

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing (WCH), announces that Mark Pooley has joined the company as vice president of business development, Washington, D.C. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie Realtors celebrated recently had its 27th annual company trip. The top producers for 2013 were awarded a trip to Puerto Rico based on company dollar. More...