April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Exhibit serves up history of N.J. diners

New Jersey diners represent more than hamburgers and French fries; they are emblematic of an entire history and mythology of the state, according to historian Michael C. Gabriele. “It’s who we are,” Gabriele said. More...

Public invited to Scouts’ pancake breakfast on May 3

HOWELL — Boy Scout Troop No. 515 (Ramtown-Howell) will host an all-you-caneat pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. May 3 at the Howell Elks Lodge No. 2515, 84 Ramtown-Greenville Road, Howell. More...

Members named to Green Team

HOWELL — The Township Council has appointed members to a municipal board whose goal will be to preserve and protect Howell’s environmental resources. More...

Blue Moon Kruizers open new season of cruise-ins

HOWELL — The Blue Moon Kruizers have kicked off their 10th season of Saturday cruise-in nights that feature classic cars and fun for the family. The Blue Moon Kruizers classic car club will host its next cruise-in from 5-8 p.m. More...

Freehold man charged with murder of Jackson resident

JACKSON — Just 13 hours after an investigation into the shooting death of Jackson resident Peyman Sanandaji began, officials announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with the killing. More...

Project Matters working to get guitars into musicians’ hands

FREEHOLD — An organization that wants to provide guitars to young musicians is striking the right note. More...

Letters

Country will not elect a bully as president

Will Gov. Chris Christie run for president? That is the big question. Oh, how I hope he does run for president. I would like him to be exposed in the primary debates by his fellow Republicans concerning how badly he has governed New Jersey. More...

Columns

A fabulous gift from the lumber yard

ARE WE THERE YET

When Pat, my beloved husband of many years, walked in the door on a recent night, he was beaming with pride. “I’ve been thinking about you all day long,” he said. More...

Schools

Museum Night showcases artwork

On April 22, more than 250 pieces of art from students in all 10 of Jackson’s public schools will be hung on the walls at Jackson Liberty High School for this year’s Museum Night. More...

Pupils take part in rain barrel challenge

PLUMSTED — Fourth-grade students in Mary Dancer’s class at the Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School have been working with their art teacher, Rita Williams, to take part in the Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge for 2015. More...

Camp Invention comes to Howell

HOWELL — Camp Invention is coming to Howell Memorial Middle School the week of July 13. The weeklong day camp is for students entering grades one through six. More...

Business

More Americans looking to buy

Confidence in housing market is on the rise among both current homeowners and renters looking to buy. More than 5 million renters are planning to buy a home this year, according to Zillow Housing Confidence Index. More...

Coldwell Banker Cares Day to benefit Monmouth County communities

All 55 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. More...

Pine Belt Chevrolet forges season-long partnership to aid Holbrook Little League

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Pine Belt Chevrolet of Lakewood is supporting Holbrook Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. More...

Photo

Katie Cyrus, 3, and her brother, Xander, 6, pose with their winning animals during a stuffed animal show that was held at the Jackson Library, Jackson, on April 8. Children and their furry friends shared a fun time. More...

Public prayer at start of town meetings eyed

A public prayer could eventually be recited at the beginning of Township Committee meetings in Plumsted. More...

Howell budget shows decline in tax for municipal purposes

HOWELL

Municipal taxes paid by the owner of a home assessed at Howell’s average value will decrease in 2015 under the budget that has been introduced by the Township Council. More...

May 30 walk in New Egypt will boost brain tumor research

Residents and business operators from Plumsted and the surrounding area will take a collective step toward finding a cure for brain tumors when they participate in a fundraising walk on May 30. More...

Drug distribution charges lodged

HOWELL — Three Howell residents have been charged with heroin distribution following an investigation of drug-related activity in the Ramtown section of the municipality. More...

Plan for in-house attorney could resurface in Jackson

JACKSON — The debate surrounding an in-house legal department in Jackson could heat up again as residents who support such a change may attempt to place the issue before residents in the Nov. 3 election. More...

Vic DiBitetto heading for iPlay America, ‘Paul Blart’

A few months ago when Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto went to the movies with his wife, she begged him to keep his mouth shut. But he couldn’t resist. More...

Brighton Beach Memoirs

TOP PICK

Center Players, Freehold’s award-winning resident theater company, brings a little bit of old Brooklyn to downtown Freehold with its production of “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” written by Neil Simon and directed by Leslie Hochman of Mat More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Plumsted Library will present “New Jersey Animals, Conservation and You” in honor of Earth Day at 3:30 p.m. April 22. More...

Opinion

Photo

Tyler Grey, 13, of Old Bridge, explores a section of Bicentennial Park in East Brunswick on a sun-filled April 12. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Emily Bausher is a graduate of New Egypt High School, Plumsted. Bausher is a member of the softball team at Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Pennsylvania. More...

Obituaries

Thomas E. Price

Thomas E. Price, “Tom,” 57, of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, formerly of New Egypt, New Jersey, and Wrightstown, New Jersey, passed away on March 17, 2015. More...

Sports

Knocking the ball loose

Jackson Memorial High School’s Brad Greenway, right, pops the ball loose from Freehold Township High School’s Chris Novella during a lacrosse game April 6 in Jackson. The visiting Patriots defeated the Jaguars, 8-2. More...

Jaguars break out of slump with victory over Patriots

Jackson Memorial High School’s softball team shrugged off a season-opening hitting drought in a bid to recapture the form of its 18-6 season a year ago with a nondivision victory over Freehold Township High School, 6-5, April 11. More...

Jackson athletes excel in early season meets

Andre Davis picked up points in the high jump and anchored two medal-winning relays to lead Jackson Memorial High School’s boys outdoor track and field team to a third-place finish at the Husky Relays April 11 at Matawan Regional High School. More...