January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Questions loom over N.J.’s fiscal health

Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address did not sufficiently outline a plan to overcome the economic challenges facing New Jersey in the eyes of some local officials. More...

Resident receives 12-year sentence after guilty plea

PLUMSTED — Nearly six months after admitting to the 2013 sexual assault of a child, Anistides Vigil, 49, of New Egypt, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison. More...

Freeholders award contract for road work in Howell

HOWELL — The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has awarded a contract for a project that officials said will improve a troublesome intersection in Howell. More...

County office recoups $2M

The Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs recouped $2,081,845 on behalf of consumers in 2014, according to a press release. More...

McCann-Halpin

MILESTONES

Debra and Michael McCann of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Lynn McCann, to Joseph Richard Halpin, son of Susan and Robert Halpin of Toms River. More...

Letters

Changes needed in Common Core standards

I believe the Common Core curriculum is a disaster. It telescopes learning far too quickly, forces teachers to move rapidly, teach to the test and, worst of all, frustrates students to the extent that school is no longer a place children want to go. More...

Improvements carry a cost to consumers

In recent weeks there have been letters to the editor and newspaper advertisements from a special interest group that have painted an unfair picture of Jersey Central Power & Light’s (JCP&L) proposed rate plan. More...

ABLE Act helps individuals with disabilities

When your child or loved one has an intellectual or developmental disability, you spend a lot of time worrying about the future. More...

Sports

Working for the pinfall

Jackson Memorial High School heavyweight Brody Graham, top, won this match against Paramus High School’s Matt Lewis by pinfall during the Jaguars’ 36-24 win on Jan. 17. The match was part of a tri-match in Jackson. More...

Jaguars, Liberty Lions off to good starts on the ice

The Jackson Liberty High School and Jackson Memorial High School hockey teams continue to enjoy solid starts in their bids to qualify for the state and Shore Conference tournaments by the early- February cutoffs. JACKSON LIBERTY More...

Ex-Rebel Gallo inducted into track Hall of Fame

Former Howell High School state champion Lindsey Gallo was recently inducted into the University of Michigan’s Track and Field Hall of Fame. A six-time All-American, Gallo is among the most decorated distance runners in Michigan history. More...

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Chloe Glickman, Gillian Kritch and Bella Glickman, from left, were happy participants when the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore celebrated National Popcorn Day with special activities at their facility in Howell on Jan. 18. More...

Plumsted utilities authority addresses treatment issues

Several weeks after residents raised concerns to state representatives regarding a proposed wastewater treatment system, the Plumsted Municipal Utilities Authority (PMUA) has responded to those concerns. More...

Discarded trees aid dune effort

More than 150 evergreen trees that decorated homes in Plumsted and surrounding towns over the holidays were repurposed for the reconstruction of dunes at the Shore, thanks to a group of environmentally conscious teens. More...

5 indicted as drug traffickers in ‘Operation Speed Racer’

PLUMSTED — Five men from New Egypt and the surrounding area were indicted on first-degree drug charges by a grand jury in December, capping a multiagency undercover investigation that officials said cut off a major supply of methamphetamine and More...

Country Folk Art Craft Show

TOP PICK

The Country Folk Art Craft Show comes to the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison Jan. 23-25. This is the 33rd anniversary of the show. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Jackson Township Democratic Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise noted, at Bella Terra, 2 Kathleen Drive, Jackson. All are welcome to attend the meeting. More...

Opinion

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Snowflakes on a car window on a cold snowy late afternoon. More...

Schools

ON CAMPUS

Kristina Bogdan of Jackson was recently initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Kristina is pursuing a degree in psychology at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. More...

Jackson nearing decision on full-day kindergarten

JACKSON — The possibility of instituting a full-day kindergarten program was expected to have been discussed at a meeting held earlier this week. More...

Plumsted third-grader’s art honored

PLUMSTED — A pupil at the Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School was recently selected to be one of 11 children in the United States to have their artwork used as a cover for a popular children’s book. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Norman’s Hallmark, a family-owned card and specialty gift retailer, recently opened at 4047 Route 9 in the Aldrich Plaza, Howell, announced Levin Management, the exclusive leasing and managing agent for the 150,000-square-foot shopping center. More...

Monmouth County Assoc. of Realtors and South Monmouth Board of Realtors announce merger

The Monmouth County Association of Realtors (MCAR) and the South Monmouth Board of Realtors (SMBOR) announce their merger into one association. More...

Cheapest cars with the best fuel economy

Why spend a fortune for a hybrid or electric car? Here are 15 affordable conventional models that get 40 mpg or more

While full-electric and gas/electric hybrid-power cars can get phenomenal fuel economy, they command stiff price premiums that are difficult to recover in savings at the pump, particularly with gas prices recently falling to their lowest levels in fo More...