May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Vietnam vets honored on Remembrance Day

The afternoon sun beat down on throngs of veterans and their families as some of New Jersey’s men and women who served in the Vietnam War decades ago were recognized on Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day. More...

Jackson police officer faces hindering charge in murder probe

JACKSON — An officer who has been employed by the Jackson Police Department for more than 11 years has been charged with hindering a murder investigation. More...

Former Howell resident allegedly left scene of fatal crash in 2014

A Monmouth County grand jury has returned a two-count indictment against a former Howell resident who was charged in the 2014 fatal hit-and-run of a 58-year-old Spring Lake man, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. More...

Howell man faces assault, restraint charge

JACKSON — A Howell resident is facing criminal charges following his alleged involvement in an incident at a home in Jackson. More...

Residents urged to add name to Sara’s Law next-of-kin registry

During the four years since the passage of Sara’s Law, more than 5,700 people have signed up for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin emergency notification. More...

Work on Garden of Hope to begin

JACKSON — Construction is expected to begin May 27 on a memorial where young men and women from Jackson who lost their lives too early will be remembered. More...

Zoning changes enacted

HOWELL — The Township Council has adopted an ordinance that changes permitted uses in the Highway Development (HD-3) zone on Route 33 in Howell. The ordinance provides for the revision of some principal uses in the zone. More...

Letters

Here’s to next 60 years of special education

The year 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of special education in New Jersey and the 40th anniversary that special education is guaranteed to children in the United States through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). More...

Sick teen put last efforts into helping others

Last May, in the midst of a blossoming spring, I wrote about my son, Alex. I was looking forward to the promise of the new season with hope shining in my heart. Alex had been diagnosed with brain cancer, medulloblastoma, the year before. More...

Honor the meaning of national holidays

Memorial Day has become the traditional beginning of summer. Originally, and more importantly, Decoration Day, as Memorial Day was previously known, was established to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. More...

Sports

Bausher wraps Lehigh career with high marks

Emily Bausher of New Egypt was back in time from Norman, Oklahoma, for Lehigh University’s commencement on the evening of May 18 after leading the Mountain Hawks’ softball team to one of its best seasons. More...

Goetz captures school’s first girls outdoor county track title

Nikki Rue had her best day in a Carl W. Goetz Middle School uniform and so did many others as the Jackson team won the Ocean County outdoor track and field championships at Southern Regional on May 12. More...

Lancers defend county title; conference, sectionals up next

ST. JOHN VIANNEY

The St. John Vianney High School softball team, caught in its toughest battle of the season in the Monmouth County Tournament (MCT) finals against Matawan Regional High School, got a flawless performance from pitcher Ashley Ventura. More...

Day of honor, remembrance

To some people, Memorial Day is a nice day off from work or school. To most, it’s a way to pay homage to those who fought and died for their country. More...

Sierra Club, DEP join chorus opposing solar power plan

The Sierra Club has joined the roster of environmental groups objecting to the construction of a solar energy facility on property owned by Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson. More...

Shore Ratz will play Cabin beer garden

HOWELL — The Shore Ratz will perform outdoors in the beer garden at The Cabin, 984 Route 33, Howell, for Bike Night at 9 p.m. May 21. More...

Vendors are sought for June 27 craft sale

St. Veronica Boy Scout Troop 300 will host a Craft and Vendor Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 27 in the cafeteria of the Church of St. Veronica, 4215 Route 9, Howell. All proceeds will support Troop 300. More...

Free drawing offers week at riding camp

PLUMSTED — Reindancer Therapeutic Riding Center is giving children ages 6- 18 and collegiate riders the chance to win a free week at one of three summer horseback riding camps. More...

Memorial Day parades, ceremonies scheduled

American military personnel who died in the service of their nation will be honored during Memorial Day activities on May 25. For the 56th consecutive year, Jackson will hold a Memorial Day parade and memorial services. More...

Foundation planning golf outing in June

JACKSON — Four years after the passing of James Volpe, the foundation that bears his name will return to the golf links to celebrate his life and raise money for a number of causes. More...

Parents follow all roads in bid to save son’s life

James and Karen Raffone of Manalapan started the Jar of Hope Foundation with the goal of finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy because their son, James, 6, who is known as Jamesy, was diagnosed with the rare terminal strain of muscular dystr More...

Movie theater move OK’d by Howell zoning board

HOWELL — A movie theater that was slated for construction at Route 9 and West Farms Road will instead be built several miles south at the Greenleaf at Howell Plaza. More...

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

TOP PICK

More than three dozen of the area’s best food trucks will converge on Monmouth Park for three days of food, fun and racing. The Memorial Day Weekend Food Truck Festival will be held May 23-25 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Bayshore Companion Dog Club Spring Agility Trial will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 29, 30 and 31 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. All are welcome to attend the event. More...

Opinion

Photo

Brightly colored flowers were for sale when the Shrewsbury Garden Club conducted its annual Gardeners Market at the Shrewsbury gazebo. More...

Columns

Mom has got son’s work cut out for him

ARE WE THERE YET

When our Lawrence returned from his sophomore year at college, I could not have been more thrilled. There are so many emotions and thoughts that enter a mother’s mind when one of her flock returns to the nest. More...

Schools

Author gives tips to students

PLUMSTED — New Egypt Middle School students recently had an opportunity to listen to the Plumsted Township School District’s newly published author and motivational speaker. More...

Howell to host Camp Invention

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...

ON CAMPUS

Krysten Guilfoyle of Jackson was inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Jackson Liberty High School, Guilfoyle is majoring in early childhood education. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Leonard Allen of West Long Branch has been promoted to vice president and business development officer for Harmony Bank, with headquarters in Jackson. More...

Gray: A shade better

It’s a time-honored real estate maxim: The best way to excite buyers is with the low-key, neutral approach. More...

Coldwell Banker Concierge program enhances client moving experience with Updater

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. is now offering an enhanced Concierge program to all buyer, seller and rental clients with the addition of Updater, an online service that streamlines the moving process. More...