November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Potter, Soles elected to Plumsted board

One incumbent and one newcomer were elected to seats on the Plumsted School District Board of Education on Nov. 4. Three candidates sought two three-year terms on the panel that oversees the operation of the school district. More...

Saluting veterans

Left: Members of American Legion Post 504, an honor guard from nearby Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and representatives of the Jackson Memorial High School Air Force Junior ROTC were present for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Jackson Veterans Memo More...

Church of the Master to celebrate 50 years

HOWELL — A half-century of worship is being celebrated as a house of worship rings in its 50th anniversary. The Church of the Master, 110 Salem Hill Road, Howell, will celebrate 50 years of serving the community at 11 a.m. Nov. More...

Howell addresses audit issue

HOWELL — Municipal officials have taken action to address an issue that came to light in an annual audit of Howell’s finances. The Township Council at its meeting on Oct. More...

Project seeks to bring stories of fallen soldiers to life

HOLMDEL — Despite years of work on a Biography Project, more than 300 military personnel who lost their lives in the Vietnam War remain virtually unknown, save for a name, dates and, with any luck, a photograph, according to Bill Lindemann of t More...

Howell man charged with committing lewd acts

A Howell man who was arrested three weeks ago and charged with masturbating in front of a juvenile in the public bathroom at a fast-food restaurant on Route 35 in Wall Township is facing a dozen new charges after additional victims were identified, M More...

Letters

Humanely evict spiders from a home

This is the time of year when many arachnids are seen weaving intricate webs and wooing mates. More...

Columns

Don’t look now, but winter has returned

ARE WE THERE YET

I have long been dreading a visit from an unwanted guest. I put it out of my mind for as long as I possibly could, pretended the day would never come and did my best to think about other things. More...

Sports

Sliding for the ball

New Egypt High School’s Nick Sample (3) and Shore Regional High School’s Josh DeFino try to chase down a loose ball during the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I championship game played in West Long Branch on Nov. 13. More...

Jaguars hungry for rematch with Brick Twp.

Jackson Memorial High School’s football team travels to Brick Township High School on Nov. 21 looking for the sweetest revenge in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV semifinals. More...

New Egypt football falls in sectionals opener

The New Egypt High School football team could only a muster one touchdown against an explosive Middlesex High School team, losing in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I playoffs on Nov. 15 by a 47-7 score. More...

Photo

Peter Mooney of the Jackson Memorial High School Air Force Junior ROTC raises the Coast Guard flag during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Jackson Veterans Memorial Garden on Nov. 11. Flags from all branches of the military were raised. More...

Many hungry for later school breakfasts

Many schools offer breakfast programs for students before the school day gets underway, but large percentages of students eligible for free or reduced cost breakfasts are failing to take advantage of the programs. More...

Public question defeated

FARMINGDALE — Residents said “no” to a ballot question regarding Farmingdale’s garbage collection program during the Nov. 4 election. More...

Thermovision cameras detect ‘hot spots’ in area power lines

As part of its ongoing inspection efforts, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is using thermographic cameras to capture infrared images that can detect potential problems on wires and other equipment that might not be apparent during regula More...

Jackson police seek suspects in spate of fires

JACKSON — Police are searching for a suspected arsonist after several brush fires flared up on Nov. 10. According to Jackson Police Lt. Steven Laskiewicz, the incidents all took place between 7 and 8 p.m. More...

Baby’s body found in Farmingdale

FARMINGDALE — The New Jersey State Police are investigating the whereabouts of a mother whose female infant was found dead at a recycling facility in Farmingdale. More...

Pedestrian struck, injured on East Veterans Highway

JACKSON — A Point Pleasant man who sustained nonlife-threatening injuries when he was struck by a moving vehicle will face a jaywalking charge, according to police. More...

Audubon Society bird walk set for Dec. 6 on Sandy Hook

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

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 A free rabies clinic will be conducted by Plumsted Township from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the New Egypt firehouse, 59 Main St. For a three-year immunization, proof of previous rabies vaccination or a current license must be shown. More...

Opinion

Photo

The sun beams down and lights up the autumn leaves in Allentown. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Kenyon

Suzanne Kenyon, 61, of the Mercerville section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, passed surrounded by loving family members on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. More...

Schools

Moretti, Lowe, Miller win Howell school board seats

HOWELL — Al Miller, Denise Lowe and James Moretti Jr. have been elected to three-year terms on the Howell K-8 School District Board of Education. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Greater Media radio station WRATFM, Lake Como, is holding its annual Thanksgiving season drive, “Broadcast for the People of New Jersey,” to help local residents. More...

Brothers open new Harvest restaurant

FARMINGDALE — Providing fresh, simple and wholesome food to the community is what owners Daniel and Anthony Vrgoc are doing at Harvest restaurant. Harvest, 83 Main St., Farmingdale, opened on Nov. 1. The Vrgoc brothers grew up in Manalapan. More...

Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report ranks N.J. among top five states with highest listing price

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has released its 2014 Home Listing Report, which found New Jersey to have the fourth highest average listing price in the nation, at $440,354 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. More...