April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Running and Winning’ targets gender gap in government

A group of local women in government is working with high school students to close the gender gap in governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels. More...

Search for baby’s mom continues

FARMINGDALE — Detectives from the New Jersey State Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are hopeful a composite sketch of a full-term newborn infant whose remains were discovered among trash at a recycling center in Farmingd More...

Court to review zoners’ JR Landscaping decision

JACKSON — A list of determinations from the Zoning Board of Adjustment outlining the operations JR Custom Landscaping can conduct on its two properties in Jackson will soon make its way to state Superior Court. More...

State will pay part of roof repair

PLUMSTED — Funding for nearly half of a planned capital project at New Egypt High School will come from state coffers after a $404,000 grant was recently awarded to the Plumsted Township School District. More...

New Egypt Day set for May 9

PLUMSTED — A day of familyfriendly activities is on tap for New Egypt Day, which will take place in downtown New Egypt on May 9. More...

Rutgers Day

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Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day.While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up More...

Letters

Congressman aims to ban contraceptive

As a former sexual assault nurse examiner, it is painful to see female sexual assault victims victimized a second time by politicians who seek to block emergency contraception after a rape. More...

Pesticides, herbicides are wreaking havoc

Well, Earth Day has come again and there was a lot of media attention on ways to save the Earth. Meanwhile, every year in the manicured yards of suburbia, pesticides and herbicides are wreaking havoc with the health of humans, especially children. More...

Problems require solutions, not hyperbole

I am responding to a recent Your Turn guest column by Michele Byers, the executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Ms. Byers’ column discussed climate change and referred to Harvard University Professor Dr. Eric Chivian. More...

Sports

Loose ball battle

Howell High School’s Gabby Boeller, center, tries to pick up the ball near the Freehold Township High School goal before Freehold Township defender Amanda Whittaker can get to it during the Shore Conference A North Division game April 16 in Fre More...

Jackson lacrosse rivals play to raise autism awareness

When Jackson Liberty High School’s boys lacrosse team hosts Jackson Memorial High School at 7 p.m. April 24, the game will be close to the heart of Jackson Liberty coach Anthony Dzienkiewicz beyond the crosstown rivalry. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and the Backstretch Community Assistance Program will once again offer college scholarships in 2015 to the sons and daughters of New Jersey horsemen. More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

Howell still considering shift of dispatch duties

HOWELL — Municipal officials are holding discussions with police, fire and emergency medical personnel as a plan to turn over Howell’s police and emergency dispatch responsibilities to Monmouth County remains a possibility. More...

Monmouth budget rises to $488 million

Monmouth County property owners will pay a total of $4.53 million more in taxes to support the operation of the county in 2015. More...

Inmates clean up Howell complex

HOWELL — The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office inmate labor program was in full operation in Howell to assist with landscaping and debris cleanup at the municipal complex. More...

Park system acquires wartime artifact

A 68-foot-long World War II Navy gun barrel has come to Hartshorne Woods Park in the Highlands section of Middletown. More...

Second suspect charged in Jackson restaurant murder

JACKSON — A second suspect in the shooting death of Jackson resident Peyman Sanandaji turned himself in to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office one week after the killing occurred. More...

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

Many families have their own routines on weeknights. More...

Bulletin Board

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 The Friends of the Library book sale will take place at the Jackson Library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 25; from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 27-30; and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 1-2. More...

Opinion

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Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Columns

Spring cleaning from pillar to post

ARE WE THERE YET

Spring is in full swing — and I, for one, could not be happier. Gone is the snow, the sleet and ever-so-bitter freezing temperatures. More...

Schools

Howell school board reconfigures district

HOWELL — After months of deliberation, public information sessions and research, the Howell K-8 School District Board of Education has adopted a plan to reconfigure the district’s schools. More...

4-H Teen Council selling seedlings

The Monmouth County 4-H Teen Council is selling evergreen seedlings. Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir and White Pine are the varieties of evergreen seedlings available in bundles of 25 seedlings for $22. More...

Government internships seen as boost for students

Students enrolled in the Freehold Regional High School District’s Law and Public Service Learning Center will soon have the opportunity to experience local government in a hands-on manner. More...

Business

Planned movie theater will shift to new location

HOWELL — A movie theater that was approved for a location on Route 9 at West Farms Road appears to be headed for a different location in Howell. More...

MacKenzie museum receives grant

HOWELL — The Monmouth County Historical Commission recently awarded preservation grants for 13 restoration projects totaling $60,160. The MacKenzie Museum and Library in Howell received a grant of $4,500 for an exterior restoration project. More...

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage awarded for community commitment

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., announces that it was recently honored with the NRT Humanitarian Outreach Award for its numerous charitable contributions throughout the region in 2014. More...