August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen overcomes challenges to achieve Eagle Scout rank

When Ryan Sahlin, 18, told his Boy Scout leader that he wanted to become an Eagle Scout, the young man was just 11 years old. More...

Teen donates hair to good cause

HOWELL — A young resident of Howell grew his hair and then had his long brown locks cut off so he could donate them to a worthy cause. More...

Jackson woman presses on in search for diabetes cure

JACKSON — A local woman is being recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) this month for her efforts to help find a cure for the disease that has affected millions of individuals. More...

Dawg Whistle will close Sunday concert series

Drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez and soul singer and songwriter Paul Whistler will perform as part of the Sunday Night Jazz and Blues Concert Series sponsored by the Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) from 7-9 p.m. Sept. More...

Jackson Day arrives Sept. 6

JACKSON — The organizers of Jackson Day 2014 are making the annual community celebration all about the “Good Old Summertime.” From 11 a.m. until dusk on Sept. More...

New false alarm fees proposed

HOWELL — The Township Council has introduced an ordinance that will, if adopted, set forth changes in penalties for false alarms. More...

Lives cut short in fatal crash in Freehold Township

Three local residents lost their lives in a three-vehicle crash that occurred on Kozloski Road in Freehold Township on the afternoon of Aug. 19. A fourth individual involved in the crash remained hospitalized earlier this week. More...

Letters

Stop misuse of accessible parking placards

This is an open letter to all of you using your deceased Aunt Rose’s accessible parking placard. As it says right on the placard, you must also be carrying a current, valid disabled-person ID card. More...

Columns

What gizmo will they think up next?

ARE WE THERE YET

I can’t help but marvel at technology. When I was a kid, I remember looking at our 19-inch television set and thinking, well, there’s no improving on that. More...

Schools

Gov. Christie: Consolidate to lower tax bills

Municipal and school district officials should consider consolidating as a way to slow escalating property taxes and costs, Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd gathered at an amphitheater on the Long Branch beachfront Aug. 19. More...

CPR training required for high school students

Two new state laws that go into effect this fall will make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillators (AED) training mandatory in high schools. More...

Business

Landscaping firm dispute sent back to Jackson zoners

TOMS RIVER — A state Superior Court judge wants a dispute between Jackson Township and a local landscaper to be resolved by Thanksgiving. On Aug. More...

How to come up with the down payment

For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment can be a struggle. But without the necessary upfront finances, the dream of homeownership can be difficult to achieve. This especially is true for younger house hunters. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

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

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

Park use to require security deposit

The Howell Township Council has introduced an ordinance that seeks to ensure proper regulation and maintenance of the town’s parks, playgrounds and facilities with the addition of a security deposit. The ordinance was introduced on Aug. 12. More...

Bill targets drivers who ignore suspended license

Two state legislators said they are drafting a bill that, if eventually signed into law, would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence for individuals convicted of driving with a suspended license multiple times. More...

Golf classic benefits CASA

At its 11th annual charity golf classic on June 30 at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) raised $375,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Jersey, according to a press release. More...

Novel mixes historical fact and author’s imagination

I t is a historical novel. It is a story about connection between historical figures. More...

Trio arrested in drug trafficking

PLUMSTED — Three men were apprehended by local and Ocean County law enforcement officers during an early morning drug raid after police were tipped off to their alleged involvement in narcotics trafficking. More...

Jackson police warn of telephone scam

JACKSON — Police have reported that another scam tactic, this time aimed at capitalizing on some people’s unfamiliarity with technology, has affected a resident in Jackson. More...

Theater camp featured heroes and villains

JACKSON — Recently, St. Aloysius Church in Jackson was home to 34 heroes and villains as part of the annual summer musical theater camp. More...

Rubber duck race benefits local, national charities

JACKSON — Saint Monica’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 11529, Jackson, will hold its seventh annual rubber duck race on Oct. 11 at Pine Park, Lakewood. More...

Explore the shore with new bicycle tour routes

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the release of its newest bicycle tour route — Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle — to help promote recreation along the Jersey Shore as towns and businesses recover from su More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Shrewsbury Chorale, a mixed chorus of about 70 members, will hold open rehearsals on Sept. 9 and 16, beginning at 7:45 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft. More...

Opinion

Photo

Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Obituaries

Sandra Drozd Warfield

Sandra Warfield, 53, of Spotswood, passed away peacefully, surrounded by members of her loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, after a brief illness. More...

Jean Vanacore

Mrs. Vanacore, 80, of Jackson, formerly of Staten Island, N.Y., died Aug. 17, 2014, in Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was a retired office manager and an awardwinning ballroom dancer. More...

Sports

Hawks excited about joining Big South Conference football

A nticipation for the start of the college football season always runs high this time of the summer. More...

Lavan ready to play in goal if called upon by Monmouth

Sydney Lavan watched from the sidelines last season as a freshman while the women’s soccer team at Monmouth University rampaged through the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in its first season as a member. More...

Liberty Lions look to be competitors in B South

JACKSON LIBERTY

Two goalkeepers who shared time in net and two defenders graduated from last season’s Jackson Liberty High School boys soccer team, which had a school-record 10 wins. More...