January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local dogs have their play at ‘Puppy Bowl XI’

Football fans across the country are going to have a “ruff” time choosing which team to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. The competition, however, has nothing to do with the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks. More...

Rock for the Nurses anniversary party to feature performance by Kinderhook

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund welcomes the return of legendary New Jersey country rockers Kinderhook to Point Pleasant for the first time in more than 30 years when it teams up with the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar to celebrate its fi More...

Jackson resident indicted in series of sexual assaults

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced on Jan. More...

Teenaged actor inspired by director Jolie in ‘Unbroken’

John D’Leo is not yet at the point where hordes of fans mob him on the street — but that is fine with him. More...

Letters

Bills would promote endless hunting

Do you believe wild animals deserve a day of rest — a day when they cannot be hunted? Currently, New Jersey prohibits hunting on public lands on Sunday, but if state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos Jr. (R-Monmouth) has his way, that would change. More...

Columns

Public given prime time to address school testing

IN THE NEWS

In recent months, parents in many communities served by Greater Media Newspapers have come before their local school board to comment on the issue of student testing. More...

January blahs unleash the beast within

ARE WE THERE YET

Remember Grumpy? He was the cranky fictional character in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and he surely got a bum rap. More...

Growing old is a gift

GIRL TALK

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” — Satchel Paige, 1971 I recently picked up a Neil Diamond CD with his photo on the cover during the days when he was at the height of his career in the 1970s. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Howell Chamber of Commerce will host a joint chamber event with the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce about making heart healthy food choices. The event will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. More...

Next Level Fitness offering unique group fitness experience

BACK TO BUSINESS

Are you ready to bring it? So is Next Level Fitness! Next Level Fitness anticipates opening within the next 60 days in Manhattan Street Plaza, 715 Bennetts Mills Road in Jackson. It will be the area’s premier fitness experience! More...

D.R. Horton’s The Grande at Howell has brand-new model home

D.R. Horton’s Mid-Atlantic division has announced the grand opening of a brand-new model home at The Grande at Howell, a distinctive new community in Monmouth County. More...

Sweet time in store at Chocolate and Wine Festival

With Valentine’s Day approaching, more than 1,000 people are expected to snack on truffles and sip some port during Greater Media Newspapers’ Chocolate and Wine Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. More...

2015 Plumsted fire budget will be presented to public

A public meeting during which the 2015 Plumsted Township Fire District budget will be presented to residents has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the New Egypt firehouse, 59 Main St. More...

New officers join Howell Police Department

HOWELL — As current members of the Howell Police Department looked on, Mayor Bill Gotto swore in four new officers to the department during the Jan. 1 reorganization meeting of the Township Council. More...

JCP&L spent $250M on upgrades last year

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) completed more than 160 infrastructure projects and other initiatives in 2014 to help enhance service reliability to its 1.1 million customers in northern and central New Jersey, according to a press relea More...

Howell man sentenced in fatal crash

HOWELL — A Howell resident has been sentenced to serve four years in state prison for his role in a June 2013 motor vehicle accident that killed one passenger and injured a second passenger in his vehicle. More...

Salary ordinance adopted in Jackson

JACKSON — The salary ranges for more than 160 existing and new positions in Jackson were unanimously approved by the Township Council at a recent meeting. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, will host Children’s Story Time - It’s Groundhog Day! at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Children ages 3-6 are welcome for a story and craft. Details: 609-758-7888. More...

Opinion

Photo

Marie Sill, 6, creates a popcorn craft during the National Popcorn Day event held at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore program activity center in Howell on Jan. 18. More...

Mark Twain, 19th-century techie, sought phonograph to dictate tale

YOUR TURN

Mark Twain’s novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” has just turned 125 years old. Twain wrote the novel over a three-year period in the late 1880s, just at the time Thomas A. More...

Schools

Jackson board approves full-day kindergarten

JACKSON — The Jackson School District Board of Education will move forward with plans to implement full-day kindergarten in September. More...

Freehold Regional superintendent ‘confident’ about PARCC testing

Freehold Regional High School District Superintendent of Schools Charles Sampson said district administrators have taken a number of precautions to be prepared for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing th More...

Regional high school board welcomes two new members

The Freehold Regional High School District Board of Education welcomed two new members to serve three-year terms, including one new member with a background of 40 years in education and one new member who recently left high school. More...

Sports

Taking it to the rim

Howell High School’s Will Kocsis takes it to the rim during the Rebels’ Jan. 23 Shore Conference A North Division game against Middletown High School South. The Rebels, playing at home, were victorious, 69-56. More...

Warriors girls seek repeat division crown

New Egypt High School’s girls basketball team is driving for a repeat division championship in the Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL) and another berth in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I tournament. The team believes it can get there. More...

Jackson teams gear up for state track meets

Jackson Liberty High School’s indoor track and field team is gearing up for the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III sectionals coming off some rousing individual efforts in the Shore Conference championships on Jan. More...