November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chef brings passion for craft to kitchen

I t may be his passion for cooking great food that started Peter Morris on his path to a career as a restaurant chef, but it was his skill, talent and creativity that led him to win the Tri-State Food Expo Culinary Competition. More...

Brookdale trustees OK staff reductions

Faced with declining enrollment and funding, the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees has authorized a reduction in force (RIF) in advance of a reorganization of the college structure. More...

Friends recall Brody as advocate for veterans

Richard Brody, who chaired the Millstone Township Veterans Memorial Council and had ties to Jackson, was remembered this week as an advocate for veterans, a man who promoted American patriotism in schools and a person who cared deeply about his famil More...

Focus of zoning hearing shifts to Consolina Farms

JACKSON — An ongoing issue between Jackson and the JR Custom Landscaping and Garden Center switched gears during the most recent Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting as attorneys from both sides focused on the company’s secondary property a More...

Police, firefighters save man, dogs from burning residence

JACKSON — A resident and three dogs were saved from a burning home when members of the Jackson Police Department and Jackson Township Fire Station 55 (Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1) braved fire and smoke to save their lives. More...

Winery event benefits area autism group

A nonprofit organization that raises awareness about autism received nearly $7,000 after a Food Trucks and Fire Pits festival at Laurita Winery in Plumsted Township attracted hundreds of guests for food, fun and philanthropy. More...

Local comedian Vic DiBitetto prepares for breakout year

ENTERTAINMENT

I n show business, it’s not “who you know,” but “who knows you.” At least, that seems to be the case for Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto, who, after 30 years of fighting in the trenches of stand-up comedy, has finally m More...

Audubon Society bird walk set for Dec. 6

The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a bird walk on Sandy Hook in northern Monmouth County at 10 a.m. Dec. 6. Participants will meet in the old visitor center parking lot on Sandy Hook. More...

Speaker will discuss 1860 shipwreck

Collisions at sea are among the most calamitous and terrifying of maritime disasters. More...

Letters

Legislator supports breakfast after the bell

Students who eat a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast tend to be healthier, have longer attention spans and are more likely to succeed in school. More...

Schools

ON CAMPUS

Michael Kaminski, son of Mark and Denise Kaminski of Howell, is participating in Susquehanna University’s stadium band this fall. More...

Parent airs concern over assistance for students with dyslexia

A parent has expressed concern that students who may be dyslexic are not receiving proper support from the Freehold Regional High School District in order to be prepared for college. More...

Charges filed in school incident

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Two 14- year-old male students at Freehold Township High School have been charged in connection with an incident that occurred in the building. Police said that at 8:20 a.m. Nov. More...

Business

Weichert Workforce Mobility earns most ‘Best In Class’ ratings

Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of talent deployment solutions, earned more “best in class” ratings from corporate relocation managers than any other relocation service supplier in the Thirteenth An More...

RE/MAX celebrates 20 years of industry-leading education

The industry-leading education platform for RE/MAX Affiliates, now known as RE/MAX University (RU), celebrates 20 years of providing training that can be traced back to the introduction of the RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN). RSN launched Nov. More...

Must-have safety and connectivity features

The term “basic transportation” is all but a misnomer in the automotive business these days, as even the smallest rides on a dealer’s lot can be fitted with a fanciful assortment of high-tech features. More...

Gasko’s open house to benefit injured teen

The annual winter carnival known as Gasko’s Christmas Open House will embrace the spirit of giving this year. More...

Board preparing to host redistricting meetings

The Howell K-8 School District’s initiative to rebalance student enrollment beginning in September 2015 is moving forward with a public presentation of new attendance areas set for Dec. More...

Kozloski Rd. gets rumble strip

Monmouth County employees have installed a rumble strip between the northbound and southbound lanes of Kozloski Road from Center Street to Turf Drive in Freehold Township. More...

Howell Brownies collect ‘goodies’ for servicemen

HOWELL — Giving something back to the men and women who are defending America today and who have fought to defend the nation in the past was a rewarding experience for a local Brownie troop. More...

Minion memories

I hope everyone is lucky enough to have a perfect moment at some point in his or her life. I’m talking about one of those moments that remain untouched in memory, no matter what happens. More...

Funding restored to the Arc for mental health services

The Arc of Monmouth County will be able to continue providing mental and behavioral health services to clients now that state funding has been partially restored. More...

Resident taken into custody after standoff in Jackson

JACKSON — A Jackson resident was charged with aggravated assault and other offenses after an incident at a home on Olivia Way, according to police. More...

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

MILESTONES

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Whalen of Jackson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Nov. 21, 1964, at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Passaic, and held their reception at Schweisguth’s, Clifton. More...

A Musical Parade

TOP PICK

The Oasis Players will return to the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County at 2 p.m. Nov. 30. More...

Driver inattention ruled cause of fatal accident

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The Aug. 19 crash that claimed the lives of three people on Kozloski Road has been attributed to driver inattention on the part of driver Nicholas Dever, who was killed in the crash. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Build and decorate a gingerbread house with the Teen Advisory Board at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6. Children ages 4 through 10 are welcome to attend. More...

Opinion

Photo

View of the Raritan River from the Driscoll Bridge, Middlesex County. More...

Affordable housing picture is cloudy after COAH vote

YOUR TURN

The failure of New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to reach an agreement on new third-round regulations for the state Supreme Court-mandated construction of housing for lowincome residents has created confusion for municipalities More...

FOR THE RECORD

David Leutwyler was appointed to four existing positions in Plumsted on Nov. 5. More...

Sports

State gymnastics championships

Howell High School’s Monica Servidio finished third in the all-around competition at the NJSIAA Individual Gymnastics Championships. The sophomore improved on her fifth-place showing in 2013. More...

Jaguars advance to title game with former stars in attendance

JACKSON MEMORIAL

Head coach Walt Krystopik and defensive coordinator Mike Smith are returning to Rutgers University for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship game with Jackson Memorial High School’s surging football team, but it will be a case of role More...

Jaguars’ bowlers can make a lot of noise this season

There are no marquee names for Jackson Memorial High School’s boys bowling team to fall back on as in years past, when it was a regular to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions and strung together four Group IV championships. More...