January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local dogs have their play at ‘Puppy Bowl XI’

Football fans across the country are going to have a “ruff” time choosing which team to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. The competition, however, has nothing to do with the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks. More...

Orchid show returns to Holmdel, Feb. 5-8

Dreary winter days will be enlivened by vibrant colors at the 18th annual Deep Cut Orchid Society Winter Show Feb. 5-8 at the Dearborn Market, Route 35, Holmdel. More...

JCP&L spent $250M on upgrades last year

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) completed more than 160 infrastructure projects and other initiatives in 2014 to help enhance service reliability to its 1.1 million customers in northern and central New Jersey, according to a press relea More...

Area man sentenced in fatal car crash

HOWELL — A Howell resident has been sentenced to serve four years in state prison for his role in a June 2013 motor vehicle accident that killed one passenger and injured a second passenger in his vehicle. More...

Crusher application withdrawn from Marlboro

MARLBORO — An application proposing the construction of a concrete crusher in the township was withdrawn at a recent Marlboro Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting. More...

New officers join force

HOWELL — As current members of the Howell Police Department looked on, Mayor Bill Gotto swore in four new officers to the department during the Jan. 1 reorganization meeting of the Township Council. More...

Freehold advertises for police director’s post

FREEHOLD — Municipal officials are seeking candidates who want to serve in the new position of police director in the Freehold Borough Police Department. More...

McCann-Halpin

MILESTONES

Debra and Michael McCann of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Lynn McCann, to Joseph Richard Halpin, son of Susan and Robert Halpin of Toms River. More...

Letters

Managing editor keeps the public informed

Our community in Monmouth County is kept well-informed about current events and public interest stories by the News Transcript. In particular, I would like to acknowledge Mark Rosman, managing editor, for his contributions. More...

The need for food remains year-round

As the new year begins and resolutions are made, there is one thing that remains certain — the need for emergency food among families in our neighborhoods continues to grow. More...

Application deserved to be heard by public

It was to have been Jan. More...

Obituaries

Vera Hoden

Vera Hoden, 90, of Whiting, passed away on Jan. 18, 2015, at home. Mrs. Hoden was born in Freehold Township, where she resided until moving to Crestwood Village in Whiting. More...

Schools

Chinese New Year holiday sought in Marlboro K-8 School District

MARLBORO — The meeting room at the Marlboro K-8 School District administration building was filled to capacity as members of the local Asian-American community urged the board to make the Chinese New Year an official school holiday. More...

Foundation reaches goal with ‘ConnectUs!’ effort

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The Freehold Township Education Foundation has brought its ConnectUs! campaign to a successful conclusion. The foundation’s effort to raise $250,000 began at the organization’s first Monte Carlo Night in 2012. More...

ON CAMPUS

Amber Pratka of Englishtown was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Caldwell University, Caldwell. Kathleen Arimado of Howell was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Caldwell University, Caldwell. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

On Feb. 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Malvern School of Marlboro, 130 S. Main St. (Route 79), Marlboro, residents are invited to help celebrate the school’s first anniversary with a birthday party. More...

Tech and the house hunt

It’s little surprise that home hunters are increasingly turning to their tablets, smartphones and desktops to help them find the ideal property for sale. More...

Do financial New Year’s resolutions work?

With the stock market rising and unemployment dropping, the stage seems to be set for a financially successful 2015, but Americans’ financial resolutions seem to be less optimistic. More...

Sweet time in store at Chocolate and Wine Festival

With Valentine’s Day approaching, more than 1,000 people are expected to snack on truffles and sip some port during Greater Media Newspapers’ Chocolate and Wine Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. More...

Hunting law will define school sites

Proposed changes to Colts Neck’s firearms discharge ordinance would further prevent hunters from operating in the vicinity of school properties, according to municipal officials. More...

Fort Hancock seeks proposals to use six vacant buildings

The National Park Service has issued three requests for proposals (RFPs) from potential lessees as part of the pilot phase of Fort Hancock’s rehabilitation. More...

Inmate threatens officers’ lives

An Asbury Park man who is lodged in the Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, was recently charged with threatening to kill two corrections officers at the facility. More...

Suspects sought after CVS shoplifting

MANALAPAN — Police believe two men who shoplifted merchandise from the CVS pharmacy at the corner of Route 33 and Woodward Road may have also committed thefts in the Philadelphia area. Police said that on Jan. More...

Advocates: Homelessness, hunger affect all of society

Raising awareness that poverty, hunger and homelessness impact every member of society — and not just those who are at risk — is part of finding solutions to these issues, according to speakers at a summit of advocacy groups. More...

Couple hopes new card game generates ‘compound’ interest

A Middlesex County couple has released a board game for children that aims to improve vocabulary and critical-thinking skills. More...

Baron recognized for efforts to aid pediatric cancer research

The Hugs for Brady Foundation has named radio host and humanitarian Bert Baron the 2015 Ellen Gambatese Pediatric Cancer Volunteer of the Year. More...

Bethel AME Church will host tax preparation site

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Ed Horigan saw a need for a tax preparation site in the Freehold area and set about finding one. More...

Legislators collect coats for families

State Sen. Jennifer Beck and state Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande (all R-Monmouth) collected more than 150 coats for the 19th annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Freehold Art Society will be exhibiting at the Freehold Public Library, East Main Street, Freehold Borough. The exhibit is free and open to the public and can be viewed during library hours now through Feb. 11. More...

Opinion

Photo

Marie Sill, 6, creates a popcorn craft during the National Popcorn Day event held at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore program activity center in Howell on Jan. 18. More...

Mark Twain, 19th-century techie, sought phonograph to dictate tale

YOUR TURN

Mark Twain’s novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” will be 125 years old this month. Twain wrote it over a three-year period in the late 1880s, just at the time Thomas A. More...

Columns

January blahs unleash the beast within

ARE WE THERE YET

Remember Grumpy? He was the cranky fictional character in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and he surely got a bum rap. More...

Public given prime time to address school testing

IN THE NEWS

In recent months, parents in many communities served by Greater Media Newspapers have come before their local school board to comment on the issue of student testing. More...

Sports

Defense has Mustangs playing winning basketball

A look at the box scores will give you a clue as to why the Marlboro High School girls basketball team has started the season 10-2. More...

Patriots’ championship goals still within reach

The goals that the Freehold Township High School girls basketball team set for itself this winter are still within their grasp. More...

Braves rebound back into A North contention

Like any good rebounder, Kyle Mullen positioned himself under the basket for a carom. More...