July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Solar energy project approved at Legler site

Jackson officials have authorized the execution of a power purchase agreement (PPA) and lease option for a solar power project that has been in the works for a number of years. More...

Howell teen’s dedication earns ‘Young Heroes’ award

HOWELL — It is the season of beaches and relaxation for much of the nation’s youth, but for Shaye Lynn DiPasquale, changing the world never needs a break. More...

Planned sale of care centers to be discussed at public hearings

Public hearings concerning the proposed sale of two Monmouth County care centers are scheduled for August. One care center is in Freehold Township and one care center is in Wall Township. More...

Letters

Summer stirs so many pleasant memories

July in Jackson was always sort of a special time when I was growing up. More...

Entertainment

Being funny is all in the family for the Gaffigans

The life and times of Jim and Jeannie

“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” airing Wednesdays on TV Land, stars comedian Jim Gaffigan as a fictionalized version of himself — a food- and nap-loving devoted father of five, who is raising his brood of fair-haired kids in a two-bedroom More...

See, mom, all that video game playing can pay off

In theaters now

Who would have thought that footage of the 1982 World Video Game Championships would incite an extraterrestrial attack today? That, my friends, is the war we wage in the new film Pixels. More...

Fun at the Middlesex County Fair

TOP PICK

For 77 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun. More...

Business

Coldwell Banker ranked No. 1 by Real Trends 500 for 18th consecutive year

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., announces that its parent company, NRT LLC, was ranked the No. More...

Weichert’s 15th annual golf outing scheduled for Aug. 20

Weichert, Realtors will host its 15th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Aug. 20, at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster. The event will raise funds for the American Cancer Society to benefit breast cancer research. More...

Today’s new cars, tomorrow’s collectibles

Check out the current models that astute investors should buy and hold for maximum appreciation down the road

While it’s difficult to predict which new vehicles will someday become treasured collectible cars, the valuation experts at classic-car insurer Hagerty in Traverse City, Mich., have shaken their Magic 8-Balls and complied their annual “Ho More...

Photo

Jack Kenny, 2, of Howell, is all smiles as he feeds the goats at the 41st annual Monmouth County Fair, Freehold Township, on July 23. More...

Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age

Those who thought libraries might one day be obsolete have had to think again. No longer just a place to borrow books, libraries have evolved into hubs of activity that serve myriad needs of patrons. More...

Home designer has flair for trend-setting work

Dionne Trifiro of Millstone Township was raised in the small European nation of Malta, but she left her home as a young adult at the age of 22 with a “bullish determination to succeed.” More...

National Night Out set for Aug. 4

JACKSON – An evening of family fun that is held to raise community safety awareness is once again coming to Jackson, as officials gear up for the annual National Night Out. More...

Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament and Family Day aid foundation

JACKSON – The James Volpe Foundation will hold its annual James Volpe Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament and Family Day on Aug. 8 at the Holbrook Little League complex on Bartley Road. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Vacation Bible School will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3-7 at the People of Bible Baptist Church, 8 Magnolia Ave., New Egypt. Vacation Bible School is provided at no charge for all children ages 4-12. More...

Opinion

Photo

A ride is framed by trees at the Monmouth County Fair, Freehold Township, July 23. More...

Schools

MOMS Club runs ‘Pack the Sack’

PLUMSTED – The local chapter of a national support group for mothers is looking to give back to the town’s children as the annual “Pack the Sack” school supply drive aims to help families gear up for the start of the 2015-16 s More...

ON CAMPUS

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, has named the following graduates: From Howell: Ryan Weber, Melissa Caliendo, Katelyn LaMachia, Chelsea Roszak, Dylan Lynch, Christopher Liang, Brian Jordan, Alexander McLavish, Thomas Robertson, Jennifer Carroll, Cr More...

Sports

Winding up

Jackson Little League Major League pitcher Tommy Cartnick winds up to deliver a pitch to a Nottingham-Clark hitter during the July 23 Section III tournament game held at Manchester Little League in Lakehurst. More...

Jaguars use KSA clinic to gear up for field hockey campaign

Jackson Memorial High School’s field hockey team and coaches will fly out of Newark Liberty Airport Aug. More...

Record crowd expected to greet American Pharoah for Haskell

Since breaking the 37-year-old Triple Crown curse with his wire-to-wire win at the Belmont Stakes June 13, American Pharoah has become an American folk hero. More...