September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Later school start time sought for teens

Parents know all too well the battle of pulling teenagers out of bed to go to school. Karen Famiglietti would like to change that longstanding tradition and give teenagers a little more time before they begin their school day. More...

ARMS seeks personal supplies for troops serving overseas

As Americans prepare to observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11, many people will want to pay tribute to those who have served the nation in the past and thank the members of the military who are serving the United States around the world today. More...

Youths learn it feels good to lend a hand to others

JACKSON — A group of local teenagers spent a week in a small Pennsylvania town in August, working to improve the lives of people they did not know as part of a youth mission trip with the DeBows United Methodist Church. More...

Energy aggregation program gets off the ground in Howell

HOWELL — The township is moving forward with its energy aggregation program after the initial opt-out period came to a close on July 23. More...

Lawn care tips for fall

Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. More...

Visitor center at battlefield receives architectural award

The Christie Administration has announced that the new visitor center at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, is a recipient of the International Architectural Award presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the More...

Opinion

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Colorful mums bring a feeling of fall to Battleview Orchards, Freehold Township. More...

Meat may harbor infectious diseases

The Ebola outbreak has now claimed more than 1,500 lives. More...

FOR THE RECORD

State Assembly members Nancy Pinkin, Annette Quijano and Benjie E. Wimberly are the primary sponsors of Bill A2072/S235, which was mentioned in the recent article, “CPR Training Required for High School Students.” More...

Sports

Jaguars handily defeat rival Liberty Lions in opener

I t was only the second play of the game, but Vinny Lee gave a glimpse of what was to come during Jackson Memorial High School’s football game at rival Jackson Liberty High School in the season-opener on Sept. 12. More...

Jackson Liberty cross-country will lean on Linton’s legs

JACKSON LIBERTY T he numbers are favorable for Jackson Liberty High School’s boys cross-country team. All but two runners return from last season, and all seven of the top runners are back from the Liberty Lions’ 5-3 dual meet season. More...

Broadcast agreement reached between Monmouth, ESPN

Monmouth University and ESPN have announced an agreement that will bring Hawks athletic contests to ESPN3 beginning later this year. More...

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Owen Scott, 2, enjoys his visit to the New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo on Sept. 13 with his grandmother, Maria Borga. At left is Dave Rosenthal. More...

Appellate judges uphold ruling on ballot question

The Appellate Division of the state Superior Court has upheld a previous decision that kept a citizen-initiated question off the 2013 election ballot in Jackson. More...

Songwriter puts personal experiences into music

A ccording to Colts Neck resident A.P. Mauro, the hallmark of country music used to be songs about life experiences: hardships, or love, or admiring someone from a distance. But that is not so much the case anymore. More...

Remembering 9/11

Top right: Family members, guests, township officials and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion take part in a silent tribute at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on Sep More...

Cultural festival comes to Howell

HOWELL — A family-oriented event that will offer guests an opportunity to experience Russian and Slavic culture is coming to Howell this weekend. More...

Look locally when shopping for your fall home improvement needs

The fall season is the perfect backdrop for deep cleaning, home spruce-ups and home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, inside and outside of your home. Now is the time to shop around for those household items you need and desire. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 A Latino cultural festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at Lake Terrace, 1690 Oak St., Lakewood. The event will have children’s games, folk music, prizes, food and more. Admission is free. Details: 908-216-6235. More...

Columns

Years later, unknowns remain in N.J. health insurance market

GUEST COLUMN

When the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters convened its first symposium on health care in 2009, there was tremendous optimism for a solution to the health care crisis that has hit this country. More...

Network TV fights back this fall

ENTERTAINMENT

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. More...

Schools

School spirit

Fans of the Jackson Memorial (left) and Jackson Liberty high school football teams put their school spirit on display on Sept. 12 when the Jaguars and Lions met on the gridiron at Jackson Liberty. The visiting Jaguars beat the Lions, 50-16. More...

Howell school board sets guidelines on social media

HOWELL — The Howell K-8 School District Board of Education has approved two policies that are designed to ensure proper and appropriate electronic communications between teachers and support staff employees and students. More...

New superintendent gets started in Jackson

JACKSON — The summer recess came to an end for more than 9,000 students on Sept. 3 as all 10 schools in the Jackson School District opened their doors to begin the 2014-15 school year. More...

Business

Home show set for Sept. 20-21

The region’s top home-improvement professionals will gather at the Multipurpose Activity Center on the campus of Monmouth University, West Long Branch, on Sept. 20-21 for the Fall Home Improvement Show. More...

Business owners seek clarification on signs

JACKSON — Questions regarding Jackson’s sign ordinance had business owners concerned and Township Council members fuming on Sept. 9. More...

Model grand opening set for Sept. 21 at Deerbrook Farm, Manalapan

Traditional elegance and a full host of luxury details will delight prospective home buyers during the grand opening of the model at Deerbrook Farm, a beautiful collection of estate-style homes on a quiet street in Manalapan. More...