July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

No evidence of shots found

MANALAPAN — Police found no evidence that shots had been fired during an alleged incident in the Covered Bridge adult community. Police said that at 2:39 p.m. More...

Council renews liquor licenses

FREEHOLD — Municipal officials have voted to renew alcoholic beverage licenses in Freehold Borough. More...

Candidates’ petitions for school board election due July 28

The deadline for filing for board of education candidacy in this year’s November general election is 4 p.m. July 28. More...

Marlboro flag football tournament honors sports fan

MARLBORO — Whenever there was a ball around, Kevin Labayen would make a game out of it. More...

Isola excited to serve as Howell superintendent

HOWELL — The Howell K-8 School District has a new leader in place. Joseph Isola, who previously served as the district’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and personnel, took over as the superintendent of schools on July 1. More...

Child advocacy center awaits second phase

When children are the victims of abuse at the hands of an adult, the last thing they need is to go through more trauma by being required to describe what happened to them over and over to numerous people. More...

Students earn scholarships

Seven graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in the medical field were each awarded a $500 scholarship from the CentraState Associated Auxiliaries. More...

Movie theater gains approval in Howell

HOWELL — The Planning Board has granted approval to an applicant who plans to build a multiscreen cinema at Route 9 north and West Farms Road in Howell. The approval was granted at a special meeting that was held on July 10. More...

Howell mishap

Howell police said Andrea Dambrosio, 56, of Freehold Township, was charged with careless driving and driving while on a cellphone following her involvement in a motor vehicle accident on Route 9 in H More...

Fair arrives for annual run

The Monmouth County Fair arrives at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, this week. The fair has something for people of all ages — rides, entertainment, tasty treats and exhibits. More...

Firms retained for land work

MARLBORO — The Township Council has inked agreements for professional services that are necessary to garner state funding for the purchase of a parcel off Tennent Road. More...

VFW to host appreciation day

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Veterans Appreciation Day will be held from 2-9 p.m. July 27 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4374, 50 Waterworks Road, Freehold Township. Attendees are being asked for a $20 donation. More...

The pros and cons of sharing a bed with pets

Disney fans may recall a scene from the popular film,“Lady and the Tramp,” in which the cocker spaniel puppy, Lady, is spending her first night at home. More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Drive, family ... drive!

With summer travel season in high gear, it’s a good idea to ensure the family’s next road trip will be memorable, and for all the right reasons.

Hitting the road with kids in tow for a good old-fashioned road trip this year? You’re not alone. More...

Columns

ARE WE THERE YET

Modern life does not resemble ‘The Jetsons’

There was a time when I thought technology would simplify my life. More...

Q&A

Aggressive laws

I received many comments from readers when I requested a sharing of ideas about how to address aggressive driving in ways that might reduce it. More...

Business

RE/MAX agents, brokerages excel in industry report

RE/MAX brokerages outnumbered competitors and RE/MAX agents outproduced them in the RISMedia 26th Annual Power Broker Report. More...

3 real estate apps to try

Looking to buy a home? Download one of these apps to browse home in between meetings with your agent HOMESNAP More...

Marketing for mobile

How to make sure your home stands out where buyers will see it — on their mobile devices

I s your next home a swipe or tap away? Homebuyers increasingly are utilizing websites, search engines, maps and apps, alongside their agent, to help them buy and sell real estate. More...

Photo

Visitors to Freehold Township Day look on as fireworks put a spectacular cap on the community event that was held at Michael J. Tighe Park on July 19. More...

Marlboro bans political signs on public property

A lthough several members of Marlboro’s Republican community came out in protest, claiming a violation of First Amendment rights, an ordinance was adopted that will prohibit the placement of political signs on public property in the municipalit More...

County fair has humble beginnings

Local county fairs may seem modern, with their theme park-like rides and fried everything. But their roots date back more than a century. The Monmouth County Fair was first held more than 150 years ago. More...

Confirmation Class student honored

MANALAPAN — A student in the 2014 Confirmation Class at Temple Shaari Emeth has been named the winner of the fourth annual Dr. Milton R. Gross Memorial Confirmation Class Award. More...

Attorney: Inquiries being made about Route 33 development

MANALAPAN — Potential development along the Route 33 corridor in Manalapan is expected to be a topic of discussion at an upcoming meeting of the Township Committee. More...

Driver faces DWI charge

MANALAPAN — A resident of Jackson was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on June 28. More...

Howell trying to put clamps on spread of invasive bamboo

HOWELL — The Township Council has adopted an ordinance aimed at protecting and promoting the public health of the township through the control of bamboo plants. More...

Former Freehold resident indicted on murder charge

A former resident of Freehold Borough has been indicted on a charge of murder in connection with the death of a man in Asbury Park in 2013, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. More...

Applicants sought for Brookdale trustee position

The Brookdale Community College Trustee Search Committee is seeking resumes for an open seat on the college’s Board of Trustees. More...

Summer Jazz Café Series widens musical horizons

Soul, contemporary and gypsy jazz are just a few of the genres that fans and curious listeners will be treated to this summer as the Jazz Arts Project presents its ninth annual Summer Jazz Café Series at the Two River Theater. More...

Latino history being preserved

FREEHOLD — The Latino Coalition has announced that it will donate thousands of documents to the Monmouth County Historical Association as part of an effort to preserve the histories of the many Latino communities in the county, according to Fra More...

Siblings still ‘Keeping Up with Cool’ on web series

MARLBORO — Instead of describing themselves as “a little bit country” or “a little bit rock ’n’ roll,” Lenore and Joseph Luca might instead describe themselves as “a little bit pop” or “a li More...

Church member’s home gets a dose of loving care

A group of church congregants recently found a way to lend a helping hand and give back to a woman who has been giving to others for decades. More...

Sheriff announces K-9’s passing

The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has announced the passing of K-9 Evan, the partner of Sheriff’s Officer Kurt Kroeper. More...

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Richman of Monroe Township, formerly of the Morganville section of Marlboro, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a weekend excursion with their family. More...

Motorcyclist killed in crash

HOWELL — A township resident was killed in a motor vehicle accident on July 17 at the intersection of Squankum-Yellowbrook and West Farms roads. More...

Preventative care important for pets

A ccording to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. More...

Twin Lights museum welcomes guests to remodeled exhibit hall

Visitors to the Twin Lights in Highlands on July 4 were pleasantly surprised to discover a very different-looking Twin Lights museum. More...

Letters

A suitable replacement for the flag pledge

To whom or what we give our allegiance to is a religious matter that does not belong on a government agenda, let alone a public school agenda. More...

Opinion

Photo

Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

Fantastic New Jersey ‘firsts’

YOUR TURN

lthough New Jersey is not our “First State” — that honor goes to Delaware — this state we are in has an amazing roster of “firsts.” As we celebrate 350 years, it is a great time to look back on some of these firsts More...

Sports

Howell’s Jones captures 97th MGA Junior Championship

I n winning four tournaments during the recent high school golf season, Howell High School’s Dawson Jones became a better closer over final holes of a tournament. It made the difference in his championship filled scholastic campaign. More...

A football classic

Howell High School’s Connor McGlynn, quarterback for Monmouth County, tries to throw the ball downfield before Jackson Memorial High School’s fast-closing Ken Bradley, an Ocean County def More...

Longest-serving Little League leader steps down in Freehold

The only thing that concerned Rich Matteo during his record tenure as the president of the Freehold Borough Little League was “serving the kids’ interest at all times.” Matteo, who served as the league’s president longer than More...