July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson council reaches deal with 60 Acre Reserve

Several streets in the 60 Acre Reserve residential community in Jackson will now be maintained by the municipality following the Jackson Township Council’s recent unanimous approval of a qualified private community services agreement. More...

Embezzler receives prison term

PLUMSTED — Several months after she pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her employer over a four-year period, a township resident has been sentenced to seven years in state prison and ordered to pay thousands of dollars More...

Kol Am moves into temple

FREEHOLD — After moving from one location to another for 12 years, Congregation Kol Am announced it has rented permanent space at the Freehold Jewish Center, Broad Street, Freehold Borough. More...

Intersection upgrades planned

HOWELL — The Monmouth County Engineer’s Office is designing improvements for a busy intersection in Howell. More...

Summer Jazz Café Series widens musical horizons

Soul, contemporary and gypsy jazz are just a few of the genres that fans and curious listeners will be treated to this summer as the Jazz Arts Project presents its ninth annual Summer Jazz Café Series at the Two River Theater. More...

Howell mishap

Howell police said Andrea Dambrosio, 56, of Freehold Township, was charged with careless driving and driving while on a cellphone following her involvement in a motor vehicle accident on Route 9 in Howell at 1:14 p.m. July 14. More...

Drug charges lodged in Jackson

JACKSON — The vigilance of residents is being lauded by the Jackson Police Department following a narcotics investigation that led to the arrest of two individuals. More...

Theme park employee charged

JACKSON — A Six Flags Great Adventure employee who was believed to have been filming his female co-workers as they changed for work was arrested by Jackson police after officials at the Route 537 theme park alerted authorities to the potential More...

Child advocacy center awaits second phase

When children are the victims of abuse at the hands of an adult, the last thing they need is to go through more trauma by being required to describe what happened to them over and over to numerous people. More...

Nonagenarian’s home gets dose of loving care

HOWELL — A group of church congregants recently found a way to lend a helping hand and give back to a woman who has been giving to others for decades. More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Opinion

Fantastic New Jersey ‘firsts’

YOUR TURN

A lthough New Jersey is not our “First State” — that honor goes to Delaware — this state we are in has an amazing roster of “firsts.” As we celebrate 350 years, it is a great time to look back on some of these firs More...

Photo

Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

Schools

Candidates’ petitions for school board due July 28

The deadline for filing for board of education candidacy in this year’s November general election is 4 p.m. July 28. More...

MOMS Club once again collecting school supplies

JACKSON — There is more than a month left in the summer break, but one organization is already looking forward to the 2014-15 school year by helping families in need make sure their children are prepared. More...

New administrators appointed to positions in high schools

Two new administrators are slated to help run the operations of Manalapan High School when the 2014-15 academic year begins in September. More...

Business

Restorations made with loving care

While their work yields refurbished dolls and freshly tweaked clocks, Michael and Kathleen Robbiani are, above all, in the business of preserving memories. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign has raised more than $300,000 to date for the Valerie Fund. Consumers who test-drive a vehicle at any participating dealership will receive a sweepstakes card. More...

Liquor licenses renewed

HOWELL — The Township Council has renewed alcoholic beverage licenses for restaurants and other facilities in Howell. More...

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

County fair has humble beginnings

Local county fairs may seem modern, with their theme park-like rides and fried everything. But their roots date back more than a century. The Monmouth County Fair was first held more than 150 years ago. More...

Women build hope one house at a time

Female volunteers hammered nails into pieces of wood, climbed ladders to build a roof and even reconstructed hope — all for a Sea Bright woman who lost her home in superstorm Sandy. More...

Wiffle ball tournament held in teenager’s name

JACKSON — More than three years have passed since Jackson Memorial High School senior James Volpe lost his life in a motor vehicle accident in neighboring Manchester Township. More...

Motorcyclist killed in crash

HOWELL — A township resident was killed in a motor vehicle accident on July 17 at the intersection of Squankum-Yellowbrook and West Farms roads. More...

Ducky Derby returning to Allaire

The Historic Village at Allaire in Allaire State Park, Wall Township, will host the ninth annual Ducky Derby 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2, with a rain date of Aug. 3. This year there are three ways to participate in the Ducky Derby. More...

Residents asked to dispose of unwanted medications

Several pharmacies in Howell and Farmingdale will be providing their customers with a safe way to dispose of unused and unwanted medications. More...

Fair arrives for annual run

The Monmouth County Fair arrives at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, this week. The fair has something for people of all ages — rides, entertainment, tasty treats and exhibits. More...

Police investigating attack on teenager at Howell home

HOWELL — Police are investigating an attack on a Howell teenager at his home on Georgia Tavern Road. More...

Residents should be aware of illnesses carried by ticks

While Lyme disease is probably the most highly publicized illness carried by ticks, Ocean County officials are warning residents and visitors to beware that tick bites can result in a variety of illnesses. More...

Residents named to zoning board

JACKSON — One newcomer and two current members were named to terms on the Jackson Zoning Board of Adjustment during a recent meeting of the Township Council. The terms of zoning board members Steve Costanzo, Vincent Sgro and Carl Book Jr. More...

The pros and cons of sharing a bed with pets

All About Pets

Disney fans may recall a scene from the popular film,“Lady and the Tramp,” in which the cocker spaniel puppy, Lady, is spending her first night at home. More...

Preventative care important for pets

A ccording to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 A teen mystery dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. July 30 at the Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt. Details: 609-758-7888. More...

Letters

Firefighters did a great job at Jackson home

Kudos to Station 54, or Jackson Mills Fire Company, and Station 55, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, for a job well done. More...

Columns

Modern life does not resemble ‘The Jetsons’

There was a time when I thought technology would simplify my life. More...

Sports

Kwiecinski sisters have sights set on World Qualifying Tour

Jackson twins Jessica and Casey Kwiecinski, 19, hope to make the grade in surfing to reach the finals for the World Qualifying Tour “We’re pointing toward 2016,” said Jessica, a Jackson Memorial graduate who has been competing for s More...

A football classic

Howell High School’s Connor McGlynn, quarterback for Monmouth County, tries to throw the ball downfield before Jackson Memorial High School’s fast-closing Ken Bradley, an Ocean County defender, gets to him during the U.S. More...

Warriors face coaching changes after Sinkhorn, Kukoda resign

NEW EGYPT

Major changes are in store on the sidelines for New Egypt High School teams in the upcoming school year, as football coach Luke Sinkhorn in July and Matt Kukoda early last week turned in their notices to take head coaching positions elsewhere. More...