April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Mad Dog’ Lopez inducted into rock hall

A s Bruce Springsteen began his speech to induct the E Street Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said, “In the beginning, there was Vini ‘Mad Dog’ Lopez…” More...

Howell man, 21, killed in crash

HOWELL — A motor vehicle crash claimed the life of a young man and injured two other people on the evening of April 16. More...

Help your child transition from a crib to a bed

Much of a young child’s life revolves around adapting to new situations. Even when a routine is established, things can change and new skills must be learned. More...

Letters

Newsletter serves a useful purpose

I n his recent letter to the editor, David Giffler blasted New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith for using the legal franking system to mail newsletters that in reality “are nothing more than self-aggrandizing re-election propaganda produced and m More...

Health insurance options exist for small businesses

Small-business owners looking to make sense of the Affordable Care Act and provide health insurance options to their employees have new resources available. More...

Sports

Jackson’s Kelich faces challenge of Class A pro baseball

Pete Kelich, a former Jackson Memorial High School baseball standout who has had record-setting seasons the past two springs at Bryant University and a superb summer in the San Diego Padres’ minor league system last year, is facing even greater More...

Reaching for the save

New Egypt High School goalie Alexa Natalicchio catches a shot from Allentown High School’s Kali Hartshorn, left, during an April 10 lacrosse match hosted by New Egypt in Plumsted Township. The visiting Redbirds won, 19-4. More...

Senior-laden lineup key to improvement for Jaguars tennis

JACKSON MEMORIAL

A Jackson Memorial High School boys tennis team loaded with experienced seniors who played different positions last season is looking to surpass last year’s 6-10 record, as well as make the NJSIAA and Shore Conference tournaments like it did in More...

Emergency managers learn from Sandy

I n New Jersey, where tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, nor’easters and hurricanes are just some of the disasters perpetually on the horizon, it pays to be prepared. More...

Two Republican slates to square off in Howell

The race for three four-year terms on the Howell Township Council will likely be decided in the June primary and not in the November general election. More...

Basketball coach facing charges

JACKSON — A township resident who is associated with a youth basketball organization was arrested earlier this month and charged with sexually assaulting a male teenager. More...

Doctor enters guilty plea

A chiropractor who resides in Jackson and operates a practice in Toms River admitted on April 9 to accepting bribes to refer a number of his patients to a New Jerseylicensed pain management physician, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. More...

Rutgers Day, Ag Field Day, Folk Festival offer fun for all

Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event takes place from 10 a.m. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Bartley Healthcare welcomes the community to participate in a free seminar about age-related eye disease at Bartley Healthcare, 175 Bartley Road, Jackson, on May 1 at 6 p.m. Dr. More...

Opinion

Photo

The marker at the intersection of Main and Ocean avenues in Ocean Grove is a design from days gone by. More...

Schools

Public hearing April 28 on high schools’ budget

The Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education’s proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year could mean higher taxes for residents of some of the district’s sending municipalities and lower taxes for others. More...

There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area

Check out these local businesses that cater to children and parents: More...

Decreasing family screen time

Smartphones and tablets appear to have staying power.The Pew Research Center confirms that smartphone penetration has surpassed the 50 percent mark among mobile subscribers. More...

Business

Great things are happening at Hickory Farms in Berkeley Township

Hickory Farms in Berkeley Township — known as the Jersey Shore’s most exciting new community — is experiencing great interest and activity following a recent new model opening. More...

Verdana Howell named ‘Community of the Year’ by New Jersey Builders Association

Monmouth County enclave takes top honor at Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards Banquet in Atlantic City S terling Properties and AST Development announces that the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) has named Verdana Howell, the joint-venture partne More...

22nd Annual Central Jersey RV Show and Food Drive to be held May 2-4

The 22nd Annual Central Jersey RV Show once again expects to draw a record crowd in addition to collecting a record amount of food donations. The dates for this year’s event are May 2-4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...