July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Scout gives field a fix-up

JACKSON – A Boy Scout from Troop 204 who is working to attain the rank of Eagle Scout has received kudos for refurbishing a Little League baseball field. More...

Congregation to welcome new rabbi

FREEHOLD — Members of Congregation Kol Am are awaiting the arrival of Rabbi Ellie Shemtov as the congregation’s new spiritual leader. On Aug. 1, Shemtov will become the senior rabbi, following 13 years of leadership by Rabbi Brooks R. More...

Girl Scout earns Gold Award

JACKSON — Caitlyn Montgomery of Jackson received her Girl Scout Gold Award during a ceremony at the Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood. More...

Firm seeks permission for recycling operation

HOWELL — With a goal of gaining additional storage area for recyclable materials, an applicant has come before the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment seeking approval for the operation of a Class B recycling facility. More...

Vans Warped Tour strikes the right chord with fans

Thousands braved the grueling heat and heavy traffic to see their favorite bands play an all day festival at the PNC Bank Arts Center. More...

Howell evaluating energy aggregation

HOWELL — Mayor Bill Gotto says an energy aggregation program that has been in effect in Howell for 12 months was initially confusing and left questions unanswered. More...

Letters

Gov. Christie not serving the state’s interests

Rather than carrying out his responsibilities to serve the interests of the people of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie has been focused on using the powers of his office over the past few years simply to promote himself as a presidential candidate. More...

Act now to protect N.J. military facilities

On June 8, a local newspaper published an editorial that should capture the attention of people all across New Jersey. More...

Sports

Ocean all-stars dominant in All-Shore Gridiron Classic win

The Ocean County all-stars turned in a dominant performance to win the 38th annual U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic, 27-7, at Long Branch High School’s Bresett Stadium July 16. More...

Smith named new athletic coordinator at Jackson Memorial

It’s been a rewarding year at Jackson Memorial High School for Mike Smith, who was an assistant coach on the football team that won the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group IV state playoff championship last December. More...

Carney got a live look at the U.S. women at World Cup

There’s nothing like seeing a game live to fully appreciate the level of competition. More...

Literacy groups help students turn page toward better life

Navigating through everyday life involves innumerable small tasks that many take for granted. More...

Plumsted, Allentown will share a municipal court

Court is back in session in Plumsted Township after a shared services agreement with Allentown was created to handle the judicial needs of both municipalities. More...

Evening bird walk slated at Sandy Hook

The Monmouth County Audubon Society will lead an evening bird walk to look for nesters and shorebirds at the Sandy Hook unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area in northern Monmouth County on Aug. 13. Participants should meet at 6 p.m. More...

County genealogy society assists with lineage links

REGIONAL INTEREST

For many families, summer is the time for reunions and gatherings that bring generations together. It is a time to reflect on the ties that bind a family. Those ties, or roots, make up a family’s genealogy. More...

Jackson prevented from fining landscape firm

JACKSON – A state Superior Court judge barred municipal officials from taking any action against JR Custom Landscaping just weeks after two resolutions outlining which operations are permitted on its properties were memorialized by the Zoning B More...

Veteran prosecutors promoted to senior litigation counsel

In an effort to recognize and better use the experience and dedication of career prosecutors in the office, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. More...

Home offers irk residents

JACKSON – Residents of Jackson’s Brookwood neighborhood have expressed concern about receiving unsolicited offers to sell their homes. More...

Monmouth County Fair

TOP PICK

There will be something for everybody to enjoy at the 41st annual Monmouth County Fair, which will take place July 22-24 from 5-11 p.m., July 25 from 3-11 p.m. and July 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Market drives demand for age-restricted homes

REGIONAL INTEREST

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Four residential communities in various stages of the development process are coming to the area in the near future and over the next several years. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Plumsted Library, 119 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, will present Teen Super Hero Trivia from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Youths age 12 and older are welcome to test their knowledge for a game of Super Hero Trivia. Details: 609-758-7888. More...

Opinion

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Patrons enjoy the festivities at the Carnevale Italiano in North Brunswick on July 15. More...

Schools

United Way will hold ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive

The United Way of Monmouth County will hold a “Stuff the Bus” campaign in August and the goal is to send Monmouth County children back to school equipped with all the supplies they need for a new academic year. More...

ON CAMPUS

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, has named the following students to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester: from Howell: Haley Mattucci; and from Jackson: Jordan Mundell, Michael O’Donnell and Anthony Trubiano. More...

Business

Summer is hotter than ever at Hickory Farms with opening of new phase in Berkeley

Sales have been hotter than ever at Hickory Farms, the Jersey Shore’s most exciting new home community. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie announce the recipients of the Pacesetter Award. Pacesetter Platinum recipients are Laurin LaLima, broker/associate, and Carrie Moyer, sales associate, who are on track for the Centurion award as of June 30, 2015. More...

The most annoying new-car features

How can something be considered a ‘convenience’ when it’s inconvenient to operate?

Though today’s cars deliver accommodations and levels of performance that are unmatched in motoring history, no car is perfect. More...