March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Reading friends

Isabella Cordaro, 3, practices her reading skills as she tells a story to therapy dog Rosie during an activity at the Jackson Library, Jackson, on March 14. More...

Teen earns honor at music festival

JACKSON — Jordan Torres, 14, recently competed in the 2015 Golden Key Music Festival and was awarded gold for her performance of Federic Chopin’s Prelude Op. 28 No. 12. More...

Howell officer honored for making DWI arrests

HOWELL — Mayor Bill Gotto and the Township Council recently recognized Howell Patrolman Michael Maccia as the recipient of the 2014 Kimberly Smith Ames Driving While Intoxicated Prevention Award for Monmouth County. More...

Garden of Hope to honor memory of young people

JACKSON — Over time in Jackson, many residents have learned the names of teenagers and young adults who lost their lives in tragic fashion. More...

Bids for spray park to be accepted

JACKSON — Municipal officials have taken the next step in the planned construction of a public water spray park at the Jackson Justice Complex. More...

Suspect sought in motorcycle theft

JACKSON — A recent high-speed incident on Jackson’s streets has left detectives asking the public for any information regarding a motorcycle theft or an unknown individual seen riding with reckless abandon by police. More...

Ex-chief of emergency medical services facing charges in Plumsted

PLUMSTED — The chief of emergency medical services has lost his job with the Plumsted Township First Aid Squad and had his emergency medical technician certificate suspended by the state, The actions came after officials learned about criminal More...

Letters

New Jerseyans should extend fellowship

As individuals and members of the board of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought (www.interfaith-MCWRET.org), we deplore the killing of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina — Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Moha More...

Columns

The clear choice: Spinach or ‘Mom Jeans’

ARE WE THERE YET

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to ponder a few things. For starters, the flower beds could use some attention. More...

Sports

Jaguars look to build off state title experience

Jackson Memorial High School’s baseball team has had a different feeling in the preseason as the players prepare for the April 1 opener at Toms River High School South. More...

St. Rose stops Lancers in basketball TOC semifinals

A fearless freshman sank the St. John Vianney High School girls basketball team’s bid to return to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions (TOC) finals. More...

New Egypt filling positions ahead of softball season

NEW EGYPT

Three starting positions need to be filled on New Egypt High School’s defending state champion softball team, but the returning starters will play different spots as coach Kevin English shuffles his lineup during preseason workouts. More...

Central N.J. springs to life

With spring break approaching, children and teens in central New Jersey can stay busy with activities ranging from roller coasters to theater matinees. More...

Officials reduce tax hike sought by fire district

The Plumsted Township Committee has reduced the amount of property taxes the New Egypt Fire District sought to support its 2015 budget. More...

Elon Associates offers to eliminate retail space

HOWELL — An applicant with longstanding plans to build a residential development in Howell has proposed eliminating the commercial portion of the development. More...

Jackson council salutes Toys 4 Tots volunteers

JACKSON — A mayoral proclamation was recently presented by the Township Council to Jackson’s law enforcement and emergency services personnel who volunteered their time for last year’s Toys 4 Tots drive. More...

Christie touches wide range of topics in Freehold visit

Gov. Chris Christie addressed state standardized testing at his 131st town hall meeting when a Long Branch High School student asked him about it. “We have to test,” Christie said. More...

Snow removal costs vex town

PLUMSTED — The first quarter of 2015 was expensive for Plumsted, according to Chief Financial Officer June Madden, who told officials that costs accrued in recent snow storms have already outpaced funds set aside for the 2015 municipal budget. More...

Township Council rezones tracts throughout Howell

HOWELL — The Township Council has adopted several ordinances that rezoned parcels of land throughout Howell. The ordinances were introduced and adopted in February. More...

County starts repairing potholes

After weeks of plowing and salting county roads, Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering crews have transitioned over to the next phase of operation: pothole repair on county roads, according to a press release. More...

Jesus Christ Superstar

TOP PICK

Phoenix Productions will bring a fresh rendition of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for four performances the last weekend of March. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 DeBows United Methodist Church, 509 Monmouth Road (corner of Route 537 and Route 571), Jackson, will host an open mic coffee house at 7 p.m. March 28. Details: 732-928-4475. More...

Opinion

Photo

Baseball season has arrived in New Jersey. High school teams will swing into regular-season action on April 1. More...

Promise of medical advances can be lost with climate change

YOUR TURN

Addressing a crowd of more than 350 people gathered in Trenton, Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Chivian asked a question: How many people have had Lyme disease or know someone who had it? Almost every hand shot up. More...

Schools

Teen Arts Festival inspires artistic spontaneity

Art isn’t always meant to be permanent; sometimes the most lasting works are gone almost as soon as they’re created. More...

ON CAMPUS

The University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, has named the following students to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester: More...

School entry procedures under review in Jackson

JACKSON — Security procedures at Jackson Memorial High School are under review after a former student improperly gained entrance to the building during school hours. More...

Business

Local Foot & Ankle doctor celebrates 25th anniversary as a business in Howell

BACK TO BUSINESS

Local podiatrist and Howell resident, Dr. Hal Ornstein, recently celebrated his 25th anniversary practicing at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center, LLP now located at 4645 Route 9 north in Howell. Dr. More...

ERA Central Realty Group offering scholarship to college-bound students

At ERA Central Realty Group, they are more than just people who sell houses. They are there when your family grows and when the children leave the nest. They are there when your job has relocated you or when you’ve retired. More...

Best new-car engines for 2015

It’s not an easy task, but automakers have been hard at work developing automotive engines that maximize both a vehicle’s performance and fuel economy, via an array of advanced technology that includes turbo- or supercharging, direct fuel More...