December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Howell board holds off on redistricting students

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...

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...

Police credit social media users with helping to locate suspects

With the assistance of people who use social media, troopers from the New Jersey State Police were able to arrest three Howell residents and charge them with burglary and theft following an incident in Millstone Township. More...

Inventors flourish in our Garden State

A s New Jersey celebrates its 350th birthday, author Linda J. Barth paid homage to the inventions that have come out of the Garden State, detailing the history of many in her new book. More...

Plumsted takes a step toward treatment plant

PLUMSTED — A draft permit that would allow for the creation of a surface water discharge system was recently issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and is being touted by officials as a milestone for the New Egypt Rede More...

Burglary suspects arrested

JACKSON — A Delaware couple was taken into custody by Jackson police officers following their alleged involvement in a Thanksgiving Day burglary. Police said they were notified of the burglary just after 10 p.m. Nov. More...

Avoiding pitfalls that can derail your diet

Healthy Resolutions

Diet and exercise make great bedfellows for men and women looking to live a healthier lifestyle.A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise makes it easier for men and women to maintain a healthy weight while lowering their risk of various a More...

Letters

Cable television costs require regulation

It is long past time for cable television rates to be regulated and customers afforded a la carte pricing, rather than paying for 100-plus channels that no one watches. Pressure must be placed on the FCC as well as on federal and state legislators. 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

According to Weichert, choosing the right real estate website can aid in home search

A majority of home searches start online, and there are many real estate websites from which to choose. More...

Most efficient electric cars

Electric vehicles use no gasoline and produce zero tailpipe emissions; they’re becoming more affordable, but several of them are sold only in limited areas. More...

Rise of the gears

Q&A with Sharon Peters

Q: We are car shopping and finding many vehicles are now six-speed instead of four- or five-speed, and one sales guy told us eight-speed may be coming soon. Is this a gimmick or is more actually better? A: More...

Photo

Jackson Memorial High School’s Daria Jones puts up a shot as Red Bank Catholic’s Rose Caverly defends during a preseason game played in Jackson on Dec. 13. The Jaguars and the Caseys are getting set for the Dec. 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...

Doctor admits role in lab bribery scheme

A doctor with practices in Wall Township and Howell has admitted accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous assoc More...

Group rekindles tree collection in Plumsted

PLUMSTED — When the holiday season ends several weeks from now, residents will begin taking down their decorations and removing fir and pine trees from their homes. More...

Holiday lights may be recycled

PLUMSTED — Lights and ornaments associated with the holiday season may be adorning everything from homes to lampposts over the next few weeks, but a local environmental organization is planning for what comes after the celebrations end — More...

Conditions at mobile home park to receive second look

JACKSON — Residents of the Fountainhead mobile home park voiced their concerns about the facility on Dec. 9, and their remarks led the Jackson Township Council to table a vote to renew the business’s license. More...

Acoustic NRG, Daniela’s Wish team up

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...

Police mourn K-9 officer

PLUMSTED — Members of the Plumsted Township Police Department are mourning the death of a former colleague after word spread that the department’s first K-9 officer died Dec. 3. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Unit 455 Junior Auxiliary will collect items for the VETwork Food Bank in Ocean County through Dec. 19. Bring nonperishable food items to the American Legion Post 455, 2 Meadowbrook Lane, New Egypt. More...

Opinion

Photo

The iconic mill in Allentown, aglow on the evening of Dec. 6 More...

Obituaries

Douglas A. Perrine

Douglas A. Perrine, 69, of Spotswood, formerly of New Egypt, died on Dec. 12 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge. Born and raised in Cranbury and Hightstown, Douglas lived in New Egypt for 41 years before settling in Spotswood in 2011. More...

Schools

Online kindergarten registration to begin

HOWELL — The Howell K-8 School District kindergarten registration process for children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2015, will begin online on Jan. 5 and remain open through Jan. 31. More...

Sports

Monmouth’s Jeffery taking postseason accolades in stride

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

Getting set for season opener

Jackson Memorial High School’s Brittany Holmes, left, drives the baseline against Red Bank Catholic High School during the preseason scrimmage on Dec. 13 in Jackson. Both teams were gearing up for the start of the regular season on Dec. 19. More...

Jaguars boys to enter season with rebuilt lineup, new coach

Having a rebuilt lineup for a team that has strung together 20-win seasons and Shore Conference A South Division championships over the last four years might be daunting for a new coach in his first varsity position. More...