October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Plumsted mayor steps down

David Leutwyler, a member of the Plumsted Township Committee who was serving as Plumsted’s mayor in 2014, resigned from the governing body on Oct. 8. More...

Monmouth will complete child advocacy center

A ground-breaking ceremony was held recently for the second phase of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center, Freehold Township. More...

State grant boosts local programs

JACKSON — Municipal officials announced on Oct. More...

Plumsted tract near base preserved

PLUMSTED — A 167-acre tract of land near Long Swamp Road in Plumsted meets the criteria of the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund program, according to county officials. More...

Quick-thinking Scout helps mom survive injury

HOWELL — A home improvement task turned into a night of panic for Howell resident Kim Gertner, but the decisive actions of her son, Anthony Tudorov, saved her life. On Sept. More...

Jackson man charged with eluding

JACKSON — A police pursuit wound its way through a residential section of Jackson on Sept. 28 and eventually resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old man. More...

Three bright ideas for boosting memory

When you forget the name of a movie you recently saw or where you put your glasses, you may conclude you need to sharpen your memory, especially if you’re a mature adult. More...

Letters

Funding must be restored at The Arc

I t has come to my attention that The Arc of Monmouth County will no longer be able to continue their mental/behavioral health services due to budget cuts. More...

Columns

Showing ‘re2pect’ to my idol

A girl can dream

We say in my family that I played shortstop for Joe Torre before Derek Jeter did. More...

Sports

Former player McQuade takes over at Jackson Memorial

I t is challenging to go from being an assistant coach to being the head coach in any program. More...

Football teams stay in chase for playoffs

The Jackson Memorial, Jackson Liberty and New Egypt high school football teams stayed hot in the chase for NJSIAA football playoff berths with victories on Oct. 10. More...

Hawks delight Homecoming crowd with 61-28 rout of Columbia Lions

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

The Monmouth University football team will bring a lot of momentum with it when the Hawks make their Big South Conference debut. More...

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Textile artist Gabrielle Kantor works on a project with pupils in the New Egypt Primary School in Plumsted Township on Oct. 9. More...

Pair indicted in wake of assault in Howell

Two young adults who were charged in connection with an assault on a Howell resident in July have been indicted by a grand jury, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Christopher J. Favale, 18, of Manalapan, and Michael T. More...

Country band will have rockin’ reunion

I t seemed like the story of the Badlands band was finished in 1982 when the New Jerseybased southern rock group officially broke up. But now it appears as though the band’s story is just beginning. More...

Plumsted ready for fall fest

PLUMSTED — A day set aside to celebrate the community will once again take over Plumsted’s downtown district during the New Egypt Fall Fest on Oct. 18. From 11 a.m. More...

Sports betting faces new legal challenge

Proponents of sports wagering in New Jersey continue to face opposition from the federal government and professional sports leagues. More...

Expo promotes outdoor activities

JACKSON — Visitors to this year’s New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo spent the weekend enjoying the flora and fauna at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area as well as activities that promoted the great outdoors. More...

Marijuana plants confiscated

JACKSON — A marijuana growing operation was dismantled by Jackson police officers during the early morning hours of Sept. 29, according to police. Some of the marijuana plants that were seized stood more than 3 feet tall, police said. More...

Greenville community will raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

HOWELL — The members of the Greenville Elementary School student council are trading in their textbooks for walking shoes to benefit a good cause. More...

Tina’s House provides comfort, care to victims of child abuse

Members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and representatives of the county’s Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) recently gathered to dedicate the renovated facility to the life and work of a fallen detective. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The stories of Jackson Township will be shared from 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive. The program will feature a panel discussion with several longtime residents and will be moderated by author Victoria O’Donnell. More...

Opinion

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A patron has picked the perfect pumpkin at Happy Day Farm, Manalapan, on Oct. 12. More...

Schools

Changes restrict communication between teachers and students

JACKSON — The Jackson School District Board of Education has approved policy changes that focus on electronic communications between teachers or support staff employees and students. More...

School district receives grants

Roof and boiler replacements at Freehold High School and Marlboro High School will be completed with the assistance of grants that have been awarded to the Freehold Regional High School District. More...

Innovative programs win foundation grants

HOWELL — The Howell Township Education Foundation (HTEF) has provided grants to several Howell K-8 School District teachers and staff members in recognition of their hard work and dedication on behalf the district’s pupils. More...

Business

Credit scores to be discussed

HOWELL — Managing a good credit score can be a difficult task, but an upcoming workshop will give people tips so they can learn how to control their finances. On Oct. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Susan Foley of Jackson has been named branch manager of the Brick Township office of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services. More...

Weichert Workforce Mobility named Relocation Management Company of the Year

Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, was named Relocation Management Company (RMC) of the Year during the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) ceremony held in Orla More...