September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

The Lunatic Fringe unleashes on New Jersey this weekend

The Lunatic Fringe is about to descend upon New Jersey. WWE professional wrestling Superstar Dean Ambrose will meet and greet fans at iPlay America, Schanck Road, Freehold Township, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5. More...

Effects of drug overdose reversed

PLUMSTED – An 18-year-old Manchester Township resident recently survived a suspected heroin overdose after police officers administered a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose. More...

Woman charged with creating false public alarm in 911 call

A resident of Fort Lee, Bergen County, has been charged with creating a false public alarm following her alleged involvement in an incident that occurred on Aug. 19 and involved the Manalapan and Howell police departments. More...

Accident spurs request for full traffic signal

JACKSON – Municipal officials are lobbying for added safety measures at a busy intersection after a member of the Township Council witnessed the damage that occurred during a recent motor vehicle accident. More...

Howell planning board approves new Wendy’s

HOWELL — The Planning Board has unanimously approved an application to build a Wendy’s fast food restaurant on Route 9 north that will replicate the Wendy’s contemporary design in Friendship Plaza on Route 9 south. More...

How to get the most from your next emergency room visit

Summer means that hospital Emergency Departments will see an increase in cases related to excessive heat, water emergencies, and sports/recreation accidents. More...

Get jazzed about N.J. wines at the Jazz It Up Wine Festival

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The Jazz it Up Wine Festival will be held Sept. 5 and 6 at historic Allaire State Park. More...

Letters

History and civics must be taught in school

Educating future generations of American students in American history and civics is a fundamental requirement for living in the United States. More...

Columns

Flipping the calendar pages

GIRL TALK

No matter how you slice it folks, eventually, we do turn into our parents — like it or not. More...

Democracy requires action

VIEWS

For months news anchors have been pushing presidential politics on their audiences. I get it. Presidential politics is fun; it’s the big time and the stakes are always high. More...

Schools

N.J. equine board offers scholarship

The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help 4-H and FFA members pursue their equine activities. Members of organizations represented on the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board are also eligible. More...

Additional charges lodged against former teacher

A former Monmouth Regional High School teacher from Jackson was charged on July 24 with having sexual contact with a second student following his arrest in June after it was discovered he was allegedly carrying on a yearlong relationship with one of More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians recently presented Joseph W. Schauer III, MD, of Colts Neck, with the Chair Award at the NJAFP’s annual scientific assembly in Atlantic City. More...

Strong interest for new Monmouth 55+ community as builder prepares for fall model opening

Since announcing plans this past spring for the development of a new 55+ lifestyle community in Howell Township, K. Hovnanian Homes has seen a surge of response from interested buyers. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that the Jackson office was recognized for outstanding performance in June. More...

Home schooling gives parents more control over child’s education

As summer draws to a close, many families turn their attention to the upcoming school year. More...

Husband charged with murder

A 50-year-old Plumsted man accused of murdering his wife at their Evergreen Road, Plumsted, home has been charged with murder and is now lodged in the Ocean County Jail, Toms River. More...

New generator will power police dept. in emergency

HOWELL — Members of the Howell Police Department will no longer have to worry about a power outage shutting down operations at their headquarters on Old Tavern Road. More...

CASA seeks volunteers to represent youths in court

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of Monmouth County is seeking adults, 21 years and older, to act as advocates for children who have been removed from their home because they have been abused and neglected. More...

Jackson Memorial grad marks publication of ‘Damage Done’

JACKSON – As Amanda Panitch was growing up, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Everything she wrote — novels, short stories and more — that remains in her parents’ Jackson home can attest to that. More...

Officials vow to enforce Jackson ‘no knock’ list

JACKSON – An ordinance that addresses unwanted solicitations on private property has been adopted by the Jackson Township Council. On Aug. More...

Exploring the risk factors for prostate cancer

In the United States, one in six men can expect to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, while there is a one in seven chance that a Canadian man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during his lifetime. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Jackson Library, Jackson, will present “Make it! Beeswax Candles” at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Supplies will be provided for this free class for adults 18 and older. Details: 732-928-4400. More...

Opinion

Photo

The Garden State has provided a bounty of beautiful vegetables. More...

Entertainment

Loretta Devine adds just the right touch to NBC’s new ‘The Carmichael Show’

From her Broadway turn in Dreamgirls and starring roles in films like Waiting to Exhale and Jumping the Broom to TV’s Grey’s Anatomy, Loretta Devine has the thespian trifecta when it comes to a diversified résumé. More...

A terrifyingly suspenseful escape

In theaters now

Jack Dwyer takes a job that requires him to move his family to Southeast Asia. More...

Did you know?

getTV will add a block of rarely seen Western series to its lineup starting Saturday, Sept. 12, at noon, with five episodes of the 1971 series, “Nichols,” starring James Garner and Margot Kidder. On Sept. More...

Sports

Lavan thriving as starting goalkeeper at Monmouth

Sydney Lavan has had an immediate impact as the starting goalkeeper for Monmouth University’s women’s soccer team. More...

Brookdale women’s soccer aims for 3rd straight national title

The Brookdale Community College women’s soccer team starts the 2015 season right where it left off last year — as No. 1 in the country. That doesn’t mean anything to Jersey Blues head coach Katie Miller. More...

Warwick trip serves as bonding experience for Jackson runners

The boys and girls cross-country teams at Jackson Memorial High School and Jackson Liberty High School will head to New England for an in-season meet to help prime them for the division races and big meets at the end of the season. More...