September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Vehicle stop results in charges

A Howell man was taken into custody in Jackson on Sept. 11 following a motor vehicle stop during which an Ocean County Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) determined he was most likely driving while under the influence of narcotics, police said. More...

Couple excited for life after being ‘Married at First Sight’

HOWELL — After a very public and unique social experiment, the cameras have stopped rolling and Howell native Doug Hehner has found what he was looking for: love and a happy marriage. More...

Having fun at Jackson Day

Donna Watts lends a hand to Kayla Hanson, 9, as the youngster gets set to load a water balloon into a catapult launcher during the Jackson Day community celebration held at John F. Johnson Jr. Memorial Park on Sept. 6. More...

Alimony reform signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Robert Singer reforming New Jersey’s alimony laws to eliminate lifetime awards and establish guidelines for the amount and duration of awards has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. More...

Westlake adult community remembers Sept. 11

JACKSON — Thirteen years after terrorist attacks claimed 3,000 lives in one day, members of the Westlake adult community in Jackson once again gathered to commemorate the people who died on Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Millstone teen always eager to answer emergency calls

When Allentown High School senior James Collins hears about an emergency, his first instinct is to help people who need assistance rather than consider his own well-being. More...

Council accepts donation of land

HOWELL — The Township Council has accepted the donation of property as Howell continues to acquire land near the Bear Swamp natural area. The council voted 4-0 on Sept. More...

Court seeking youth volunteers

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth Vicinage, seeks youth volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 to serve on one of 31 juvenile conference committees. Volunteers must be residents of Monmouth County. More...

Eagle project will serve returning veterans

HOWELL — Returning home after fighting in a war is a difficult transition for many members of the armed forces, but Kevin Reinknecht, 16, who is a Boy Scout and a junior at Howell High School, knows a thing or two about making this change more More...

Letters

MOMS Club grateful for community support

The New Egypt MOMS Club would like to say “thank you” to all the community members, local businesses and corporate businesses for their tremendous support of this year’s “Pack the Sack” school supply drive. More...

Issues exist with property assessments

I am writing in response to the recent letter to the editor from Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone. More...

Schools

Camp opens new paths for teen with hearing impairment

HOWELL — Overcoming challenges to reach success is a goal that Rachel Russo, 17, a senior at Howell High School, has worked toward throughout her educational career. More...

ON CAMPUS

Michael J. Mullen of Howell was selected to serve as a Valley Ambassador for Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

OceanFirst Foundation, Toms River, recently announced the recipients of the 2014 OceanFirst scholarships. More...

The outside is in

A curb appeal-boosting outdoor amenity that fell out of favor for years in new single-family home construction appears to be on the rebound. It’s the front porch, and it’s in greater demand today than it has been in years. More...

Magnificent estate offers perfection in Spring Lake

When Jack and Charlotte Lavery purchased a rare double lot at 15 Madison Avenue in 2002, they spared no expense creating one of the area’s most distinctive homes and the subject of a 12-page feature in DesignNJ magazine. More...

Photo

Volunteer Stephen Fusco, left, and General Manager Lou Morreale work in the kitchen of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, which will celebrate its third anniversary in Red Bank next month. See story, page 6. More...

Zoning board reviewing landscaper’s operation

Nearly three hours of testimony comprised the first of at least two hearings regarding a dispute between Jackson and JR Custom Landscaping and Garden Center on Sept. 17. More...

Filling a home with furniture and feeling

Sometimes, a day really can make a difference. Just ask Shirley Binion, who resides at Hudson Manor in Freehold Borough. Binion, 62, had an exciting, memorable day on Sept. More...

Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen celebrates three years

Lou Morreale, the general manager of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, worried that the restaurant might not be self-sustainable when it opened in 2011. More...

Essential-tremor support group formed

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Mort Meiskin has been diagnosed with essential tremor and, knowing the challenges that individuals with this condition face, he decided to create a support group to help those who have received the diagnosis. More...

Howell council leases land for community garden

HOWELL — Residents of Howell will have the opportunity to grow their own vegetables in a new organic community garden. On Sept. More...

STORK CLUB

Allison and Peter Muend of Jackson announce the birth of their son, Ryan Michael, on Feb. 25, 2014, at Community Medical Center, Toms River. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and joins brother, P.J. Muend, 3. More...

Youths invited to fishing derby

HOWELL — A fun-filled morning of fishing and nature will be on tap when Howell hosts the annual Baxter’s Fishing Derby. The fishing derby will take place on Sept. 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Echo Lake, 1225 Maxim-Southard Road, Howell. More...

MOMS Club members rally for friend fighting cancer

JACKSON — The next few months will be a difficult journey for Sharon Anderson, a Jackson resident who is battling colon and rectal cancer. More...

Careful craftsman

John Sholin shows Luke Hall, 10, how to make a musket during the New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo that was held at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson on Sept. 13. More...

Audubon slates Oct. 19 bird walk

The arrival of autumn brings the annual migration of raptors and songbirds along the Atlantic Flyway. The Monmouth County Audubon Society (MCAS) will host an autumn bird walk to look for these migrants. The event is scheduled for Oct. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Aleksandr Vasin, an accordionist from the former Soviet Union, will perform a one-hour concert of Brazilian, Cuban, Moldavian, Russian and jazz genres at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Jackson library, 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson. More...

Opinion

Photo

The arrival of pumpkins at central New Jersey farms signals the start of fall. More...

Columns

Teachers are not to blame for lagging education system

GUEST COLUMN

This commentary is written to everyone and anyone who prides themselves on having common sense. Unfortunately, this leaves out the very people I wish to reach. More...

I know I put it here, someplace ... I think

ARE WE THERE YET

I like organization. I like things in alphabetical order, items in systematic locations, and I feel that categories are the bomb diggity. I am not categorized, mind you, but I still like the thought of it. More...

Sports

Making the catch

Howell High School’s Nic Rossi hauls in a pass during the Rebels’ game against Freehold High School on Sept. 20 in Freehold. The Colonials got the victory, 41-21. More...

Warriors ready for tough challenge against Florence

Just two games into the season, New Egypt High School’s football team has matched its win total of a year ago, when it was 2-8. More...

Brookdale men’s soccer team starting to find its stride

Region 19 will be sending two teams to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) men’s soccer national championship this fall. More...