April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

Monmouth Park aims to add new attractions

A concert venue and boardwalk area at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport are in the planning stages and will be submitted to the Oceanport Planning Zoning Board in the coming months. More...

State to crack down on illegal dumping

Those who dump garbage in parks or on other state-owned land are being warned: Prepare to pay steep criminal and civil fines if you are caught. More...

Author-magician to speak in Wall

Motivational speaker, magician and author Dr. Jeff Blum will perform magic and sign copies of his new book, “The Inside Out Solution,” at DOCO, The Donut and Coffee Company, 5015 Route 33/34, Wall Township, beginning at 11 a.m. April 23. More...

Investigations by Jackson police yield drug arrests

JACKSON — Narcotics believed to be marijuana and heroin were located and seized in Jackson on April 2. More...

Towns earn recycling revenue

Recycling continues to come with a dividend in Ocean County as the Board of Freeholders recently distributed almost $500,000 in recycling revenue to its municipalities, according to a press release. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Spring Home & Garden

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

These animals may help your garden

Spring Home & Garden

Planning and maintaining a garden requires a lot of effort, which can result in an aesthetically pleasing addition to the landscape. But that hard work can also fall victim to nature when local wildlife find a garden too mouthwatering to resist. More...

How to repair dead grass

Spring Home & Garden

A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners.Whether lawn care is your passion or just something you do to maintain the value of your home, dead grass can be exasperating. More...

Letters

Citizens must make their feelings known

The element that controls both political parties will not allow a resolution against torture, secret and unlimited detention, and the suspension of a person’s legal rights. More...

Criminals never agree to play by the rules

I write in response to Kevin O’Brien’s recent letter to the editor. Mr. O’Brien applauded the proposed law to reduce magazine capacity from 15 rounds to 10. This viewpoint is well-intentioned but not openly, thoroughly considered. More...

Guidelines needed for overdose drug policy

With news outlets reporting daily about New Jersey’s escalating heroin epidemic and resulting increase in overdose deaths, we commend Gov. More...

Obituaries

Frank Edwin Urich

Mr. Urich, 91, of Metuchen, died March 18, 2014. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., and pursued a master’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Urich was a longstanding figure in Metuchen. More...

Schools

HVAC system to be replaced at Rosenauer school

JACKSON — Several months after an issue with black mold at the Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School caused concern for many parents, the Jackson School District Board of Education has approved a measure that some people in the district believe wi More...

Annual student music recital held at MPAC

Judie Jensen, proprietor of Expressions and Reflections, Howell, recently presented her 11th annual student recital at the Millstone Performing Arts Center in Millstone Township. More...

ON CAMPUS

Jacquelyn Hines of Jackson served as a volunteer for the Alvernia University, Reading, Pa., South Reading Youth Initiative program last semester. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Bartley Healthcare, 175 Bartley Road, Jackson, invites the community to attend an education session about foot and ankle care at 5 p.m. April 30. Dr. More...

Dollar deals

They say there’s no romance without finance. For many, there’s also no residence without financing. More...

Tomorrow's hottest old cars

A s they say, hindsight is 20- 20, particularly when it comes to collectibles. More...

Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Howell panel considers redistricting for 2015-16

The redistricting of students in the Howell K-8 School District is beginning to be discussed once more by the members of the Board of Education’s facilities committee. More...

Wysong running unopposed for Plumsted committee seat

PLUMSTED — Michael Wysong is expected to run unopposed for a three-year term on the Plumsted Township Committee in November. Wysong is currently serving on the all- Republican governing body. More...

Libraries take part in food drive

Turn the page on hunger in April. Help fill the shelves at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties by donating food items at the Monmouth County Library — and participate in a free drawing to win an eReader. More...

Dancer bill seeks to clarify drivers’ use of high beams

An issue regarding a person’s First Amendment rights on New Jersey roads is making its way into the halls of the State House, as a local lawmaker wants to decriminalize the use of a vehicle’s headlights as a means of warning drivers that More...

Reservoir ready for visitors

With the weather getting warmer, staff members at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell are planning events and tours for visitors to one of the crown jewels in the Monmouth County Park System. More...

Howell holds off on start-up of energy aggregation plan

HOWELL — The Township Council’s plan to implement an energy aggregation program is on hold. More...

The benefits of pruning trees and shrubs

Spring Home & Garden

Pruning trees and shrubs is necessary to ensure they maintain their health and vigor.Trees and shrubs should be inspected annually to determine if they need to be pruned. More...

Shopping for a fire pit

Spring Home & Garden

People have sat around an open fire outdoors for centuries. Not only does fire provide warmth and light, but also it offers a relaxing setting for conversation and socialization. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

Spring Home & Garden

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter. More...

Four charged with burglary

JACKSON — Four individuals were arrested following a dispute that police said turned violent. Police officers Ted Kucowski, Sean Greenberger and Christopher Wasnesky arrived at a home on Third Street just before 5 p.m. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

ENTERTAINMENT

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Jackson Rotary will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon May 10 at the Jackson Senior Center, 45 Don Connor Blvd, Jackson. More...

Opinion

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A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

Residents need to start conserving water early

Spring is finally underway and, for many in New Jersey, this means the start of new gardening, lawn and landscaping plans. More...

Columns

He is not on board with saying goodbye

I love social events. I enjoy getting together with the neighbors, dropping in on relatives and any sort of gathering that doesn’t involve me doing a boatload of dishes. More...

Sports

Bausher’s pitching, leadership buoy Lehigh softball prospects

Pitcher Emily Bausher of New Egypt and her Lehigh University softball teammates are bent on fulfilling unfinished business this spring. In fact, Bausher took on a lot of that load herself last weekend. More...

Jackson’s Evans works even harder after Rutgers’ WNIT win

Rutgers University junior women’s basketball forward Christa Evans of Jackson hardly had time to enjoy the sweet taste of winning her first championship at any level with the Scarlet Knights’ WNIT title run before going back to the fitnes More...

Jr. Titans 14U girls capture silver at USA Hockey Nationals

A stellar season for the New Jersey Junior Titans 14U girls ice hockey team concluded with a silver medalwinning performance at the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in Amherst, N.Y., on April 6. More...