December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Nursing home gains approval

A n applicant’s proposal to construct a three-story, 150-bed nursing home on West Main Street (Route 537), Freehold Township, found favor with the Planning Board on Dec. 4. More...

Men charged in burglary at Manalapan Ave. home

FREEHOLD — Two area residents were arrested and charged with burglary and theft following an incident at a home on Manalapan Avenue. Freehold Borough Police Sgt. Andrew DeMuth said officers were dispatched to the unoccupied home at 1:41 p.m. More...

Flash mob sings holiday songs

New Jersey filmmaker Gary Gellman and members of Congregation Kol Am of Freehold teamed up to create a Hanukkah video that was seen by more than 4,000 people in its first 24 hours on the Internet. More...

Possession of Airsoft pistol leads to charges being filed

MANALAPAN — A Manalapan resident who was carrying what turned out to be an imitation weapon was arrested on the morning of Dec. 1. More...

Hertz-Kaplan

MILESTONES

Julie Rebecca Hertz, the daughter of Janet and Howard Hertz of Marlboro, was married to Ryan Joshua Kaplan, son of Kathy and Wayne Kaplan of New York City, on June 7, 2014. Rabbi Greg Hersh performed the ceremony. More...

Explore natural sleep remedies

Healthy resolutions

Sleep is a natural process designed to recharge the body and mind.Although some people find no difficulty in settling down for the night, many others profess to have periodic or chronic sleep problems. More...

New police officers graduate

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the graduation of 59 law enforcement officers from the 87th Basic Course for Police Officers who took the oath of office on Dec. 11 at Neptune High School’s Performing Arts Center. More...

Party plates: recipes that make holiday entertaining easy

For many hosts and hostesses, planning a holiday gathering involves many details and careful planning of everything from the tablecloths to the dessert plates. More...

Letters

Resident asked for a break, but did not get it

Recently, my quarterly real estate payment came back to me due to an envelope damaged by the post office. Since the payment was due on Nov. 1 and I received it back on Nov. More...

Columns

Attention must be paid to parents’ views on testing

IN THE NEWS

Chuck Welsh has spent a lifetime in education. He was a teacher and football coach at Freehold Township High School and later went on to become a principal in the Howell K-8 School District. More...

Wrapping presents gets easier with age

ARE WE THERE YET

When our sons were little, I liked to follow them around with an oversized VHS camera on my shoulder and film each and every breathtaking moment. More...

Business

Colts Neck updates hotel law

COLTS NECK — Updates to the municipality’s lodging laws were approved at a recent Township Committee meeting, and people under the age of 18 are now prohibited from renting a hotel room or a motel room. More...

Livoti’s honors Jewish community

MARLBORO — In celebration of Hanukkah and the local Jewish community, Livoti’s Old World Market in Marlboro Plaza, Route 9, is displaying a 5-foot-tall menorah in the store. More...

What to know about eviction recourse

For many dwellers, the worst day of the month is the first — the day when rent payments are due. And that’s becoming increasingly problematic for many tenants. More...

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Co-owners (from left) Mike Ali and John Livoti of Livoti’s Old World Market, Marlboro, speak with Rabbi Yossi Kanelsky of the Center for Jewish Life, Marlboro, during the placement of a Hanukkah menorah at the market. More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

19th-century Christmas

Visitors to Historic Allaire Village on Dec. 13 got into the spirit of the season with the Christmas Lantern Tour of the historic village. More...

Acoustic NRG, Daniela’s Wish team up at pub

FREEHOLD — Acoustic NRG, a local classic rock trio, will be appearing at Pub 33 (formerly Park 33) at 618 Park Ave., Freehold, on Dec. 19 from 8-11 p.m. More...

Manalapan approves funding for cleanup work at Gentile tract

MANALAPAN — The Township Committee has authorized remedial action on contaminated portions of the Gentile property that is bordered by Church Lane, Tennent Road and Route 522. More...

Avoiding pitfalls that can derail your diet

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand for men and women looking to improve their overall health. More...

Officers are looking for drunken drivers

MARLBORO — Law enforcement officers in Marlboro will be cracking down on drunken drivers as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. More...

Emergency response

Police officers and firefighters responded to the Wendy’s restaurant at Route 9 south and Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, for a report of a fire in a deep fryer at 11:29 a.m. Dec. 15. More...

Complete the holiday season with gingerbread

Whether leaving cookies out for Santa or simply spreading some holiday cheer among family and friends, the following recipe for Soft Glazed Gingerbread from Elizabeth M. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Congregation Sons of Israel, 33 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, will host a casino night and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Tickets are $36 per person. Pay by Feb. 4 and receive $50 in gaming chips. Pay after Feb. 4 and receive $25 in gaming chips. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe Township. More...

Schools

Board will plan next step after referendum’s defeat

FREEHOLD — When the Freehold Borough K-8 School District Board of Education reorganizes in January, its members will be expected to address the district’s space issues following voters’ rejection of a school construction referendum More...

Howell board holds off on redistricting students

HOWELL — A motion to rebalance the enrollment among buildings in the Howell K-8 School District was defeated by the Board of Education on Dec. 10. More...

Pupils may enter essay contest during break

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) Kid’s Corner is hosting a special Winter Essay Contest to encourage students to read during winter vacation. More...

Sports

Ex-Patriot Jeffery taking postseason accolades in stride

Matt Jeffery has a lot going on. More...

Braves, Patriots players top All-District Boys Soccer Team

Manalapan High School and Freehold Township High School took turns winning championships, highlighting another extraordinary boys soccer season in the Freehold Regional High School District. More...

Walk-off base hit lifts Marlboro to USABL Fall Championship

The Marlboro Mustangs 11U Gold Baseball Team captured the USABL Fall Championship. The Mustangs defeated the Old Bridge Blue Claws, 7-6, in eight innings in the championship finals. More...