August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Escape Room provides newest entertainment

A new form of entertainment has arrived in New Jersey in the form of the Amazing Escape Room at 77. W. Main St., Freehold Borough. At the converted home, between two and eight people enter an escape room and are locked in. More...

Pastor calls for prayer at Plumsted meetings

PLUMSTED – Proponents of a public prayer before Township Committee meetings have criticized municipal officials for not advancing the idea. During the Aug. More...

Showplace Farms tract eyed for preservation

REGIONAL INTEREST

Conservationists and elected officials are joining forces in a possible bid to preserve the land on Route 33 in Millstone Township that is the current home of the Showplace Farms Standardbred training facility. More...

Freeholders authorize Route 539 improvements

Ocean County officials are moving forward with safety improvements for an almost 25-mile stretch of Route 539 running from Little Egg Harbor Township to Plumsted Township. More...

Dispatcher pleads guilty to obstruction

A Monmouth County employee has pleaded guilty to a charge of obstruction of justice after admitting he shredded documents related to an official investigation surrounding the collection of fares for the county’s Special Citizens Assisted Transp More...

Ardena awarded grant for garden

HOWELL — The Ardena School has been awarded a grant to start a school vegetable garden by the New Jersey Agricultural Society. More...

Letters

Savings plan would assist new graduates

Terrified. That is how I feel when I think about my life after college. The graduating class of 2015 worked extremely hard to reach this point. Unfortunately, it also required a lot of money. More...

Schools

ON CAMPUS

Daniella Vazquez of Jackson has been named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York. More...

Summer program benefits students

Getting a jump on the upcoming school year was the focus of students who participated in the Freehold Regional High School District’s Title I Summer Enrichment Session in July. More...

Business

Employers sought for Sept. job fair

Monmouth County will again offer employers and jobseekers the opportunity to connect at the Monmouth County Fall Job Fair scheduled for Sept. 18 at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. More...

Howell renews liquor licenses

HOWELL — The Howell Township Council has renewed the liquor licenses that are held by business operators and civic organizations in the community. The council took the action on July 20 and renewed the licenses for the 2015-16 period. More...

The finer points of negotiating the deal

5 tips for homebuyers and sellers to follow when it’s time to make or counter an offer

If you’re shopping for a home and think you’ve located the perfect property, you likely want to act with swift determination and submit a bid before somebody beats you to it. More...

Art finds a home in nature at Grounds For Sculpture

An escape from everyday life can be found in the sculpture garden and arboretum of Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton Township. More...

Office building under consideration by board

The members of the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment are scheduled to continue their review of a proposed office building on Sept. 21. Representatives of Ford Road Equities came before the board on Aug. More...

Wine tasting event will benefit multiple sclerosis center

CentraState Healthcare Foundation will host its 14th annual multiple sclerosis fundraiser, “An Evening in the Vineyards,” from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold Township. More...

Police putting emphasis on Route 539 infractions

Increased police patrols on Route 539 recently resulted in the issuance of almost 90 summonses from law enforcement agencies who are attempting to make the county road safer for motorists. More...

Dancer seeks funding to address Route 539

A local legislator is calling for the use of state and federal resources to make Ocean County Route 539 safer for motorists. More...

Sign language bill signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Mary Pat Angelini allowing American Sign Language to fill the state’s high school requirement for world language was signed into law on Aug. 10 by Gov. Chris Christie. More...

Search continues for suspects in assault

JACKSON – Police are continuing to search for two men who are alleged to have assaulted a Jackson resident in the early morning hours of Aug. 13. More...

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival

TOP PICK

The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival will be held noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 29 on The Great Lawn on the Boardwalk in Long Branch. The festival features live performances by jazz and blues musicians from the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Farmingdale Board of Education is inviting residents to meet Edith Conroy, the new superintendent and principal at the Farmingdale Public School, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 in the school’s media center, 49 Academy St., Farmingdale. More...

Opinion

Photo

Waiting for a winning number at St. Rose of Lima Bingo, Freehold Borough, Aug. 22. More...

Sports

Deeper, talented Monmouth team ready for football season

As Monmouth University’s football team embarks on its second season in the Big South Conference, the Hawks are more prepared for the challenges they face. More...

Ward hopes to keep scoring at Rowan with move to midfield

A year after leading New Egypt High School’s boys soccer team to its first NJSIAA Group I championship appearance in 2013 in a record-setting season and high school career, Travis Ward showed his knack for finding the back of the net from the s More...

Testa continues professional baseball career with Miners

Journeyman lefthanded reliever Joe Testa is enjoying another shot in professional baseball in his eighth season under contract since he was Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year at Wagner College, and he is playing close to home. More...