July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Immigrant children arriving

Children who are fleeing Central American nations to escape crime, violence and poverty are finding their way to Freehold Borough. More...

Jackson official: State notice clears council

JACKSON — The state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will not move forward on an ethics complaint that was filed against members of the Jackson Township Council. More...

Assault still under investigation

HOWELL — Police are not commenting on the motive that led to an alleged assault on a Howell teenager at his home on Georgia Tavern Road. Howell Police Detective Sgt. More...

Howell bond rating upgraded

HOWELL — A municipal official said an upgrade in Howell’s bond rating from AA- to AA is a reflection of the township’s good financial standing. Officials posted news of the upgrade on the municipal website on July 18. More...

New officers join police force

HOWELL — As current members of the Howell Police Department looked on, seven new police officers were sworn in as new members of the department by Mayor Bill Gotto during the July 15 meeting of the Township Council. More...

Veterans group braces for more calls for help

A new group calling itself New Jersey Veterans Helping Veterans wants to provide a safety net for former military personnel who may be struggling with civilian life. More...

Howell police to meet residents on Night Out

HOWELL — The Howell Police Department is joining forces with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target Corp. to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention for the 31st annual National Night Out. More...

Letters

Volunteers sought to help county’s seniors

There have been a number of articles recently highlighting the growing number of individuals living longer. More...

Columns

Family is family, no matter what

ARE WE THERE YET

The thing about family is that if you don’t put time into them, they fall apart. Put your children aside when they are young, and they will make you pay dividends when they are older. Ignore your sister, and she will skip your birthday. More...

Sports

Bayern goes wire-to-wire in $1 million Haskell win

Thoroughbred race trainer Bob Baffert seldom plays the role of spoiler. That’s especially true at the William Hill Haskell Invitational, a race his mounts have won a record six times. More...

Warriors playing for return to state soccer finals

NEW EGYPT

Nick Sample had just returned from the U.S. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Fans of professional wrestling know Hulk Hogan, and they have the chance to talk to him when iPlay America hosts The Hulkster for an intimate chat, “Uncut,” at 3 p.m. on Aug. 2. More...

Cricket a growing sport in central N.J.

That funny game with a bat and ball, wickets and players in white dress uniforms is beginning to take a foothold in the area. That funny game is called cricket, and it may soon become more than a novelty. More...

Howell thefts now added to pair’s list of charges

Two area men who have been charged with burglary and theft in western Monmouth County and beyond have now been charged with committing similar crimes in Howell. More...

Fun at the fair

Children of all ages take part in a Monmouth County Park System sports and fitness game on July 24 at the 40th annual Monmouth County Fair. The fair was held from July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Cruising in Howell

Henry Yurcisin, 3, may have found the car of his dreams — a 1965 Ford Mustang — during his visit to the Blue Moon Kruisers’ car show held July 19 at Chick-fil-A, Route 9, Howell. More...

Chili challenge comes to Howell

HOWELL — Veteran and rookie chefs will have an opportunity to showcase their culinary skills at Chef Barret’s second annual Charity Chili Challenge to benefit the We’re Kickin’ It campaign against bullying. More...

Residents warned about men claiming to be from a utility

PLUMSTED — Police are searching for two men who posed as utility company employees in an alleged bid to enter homes in the Cream Ridge section of Plumsted Township. More...

National Night Out returns

JACKSON — An evening of family fun in the name of community safety awareness is returning, as the Jackson Police Department and the Jackson Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association No. 168 will once again host National Night Out. More...

Fairgrounds to feature alligator show, racing pigs

The 77th Middlesex County Fair will bring a variety of shows to East Brunswick. Held Aug. 4-10 at 655 Cranbury Road, the fair will take place 5-11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Howell Senior Center, 251 Preventorium Road, Howell, will host the following lectures: “CapTel Services for Deaf and Hearing Impaired,” 11 a.m. Aug. 7; “Foot Care and Screenings,” 11:15 a.m. Aug. More...

Opinion

Photo

A group of young men make their way along the boardwalk in Ocean Grove on July 22. More...

Schools

MOMS Club renews effort to collect school supplies

PLUMSTED — As the start of the 2014- 15 school year draws near, the MOMS Club of New Egypt is holding its annual Pack the Sack school supply drive. More...

ON CAMPUS

Conor Doherty of Howell was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory, N.C. More...

Business

Jackson council approves liquor licenses

JACKSON — More than 20 liquor licenses have been renewed for 2014-15 by the Township Council. The council took the action during its June 24 meeting. The one-year renewals will net Jackson almost $33,000 in license fees. More...

Gloria Nilson & Co. closed $1.34 billion in sales, ranks second in New Jersey

A fter closing more than $1.34 billion in transactions in 2013, Gloria Nilson & Co. More...

Pine Belt Chevrolet gives away 39-month lease to a 2014 Chevy Cruze

Pine Belt Chevrolet in Lakewood and Jersey Shore Radio Stations, 95.9 FMWRAT and 100.1 FM-WJRZ, teamed up to present the Pint Belt Chevy Match Game. More...