May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Living history

Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, hosted the New Jersey State History Fair on May 9. At top, Jim Stuyvesant talks about nine-pin bowling. Bottom left, Charlie Zahm, portraying a Civil War musician, entertains the crowd. More...

Police recover stolen items from Vath Street burglary

JACKSON — Items that were stolen during a residential burglary have been recovered, and three men allegedly responsible for the crime were charged. Jackson Police Lt. More...

Strolling the grounds

Historic Allaire Village in Allaire State Park, Wall Township, hosted a Dog Appreciation Day event sponsored by Kindred Souls Dog Training and Therapy Corps, Howell. The event featured educational demonstrations, costume contests and exhibitors. More...

Plumsted delays passage of 2015 municipal budget

PLUMSTED — Uncertainty in Trenton regarding the state’s pension fund caused officials in Plumsted to hold off on a vote to adopt the township’s 2015 budget. More...

The Italian Chicks Variety Show

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Presented by actor Danny Aiello, “The Italian Chicks” opens its East Coast tour on May 31 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. It is a one-night-only comedy and song event that kicks off the group’s tour. More...

Letters

Education needed on palliative care services

Palliative care is a vital and expanding area of health care delivery. It is comprehensive care that focuses on the physical, emotional and social needs of patients suffering from chronic illness. Its goal is quality of life. More...

Columns

New puppy is putting family to the test

ARE WE THERE YET

There truly aren’t many things cuter than a puppy. More...

Sports

Jaguars advance in state sectional

Chris Hawryluk and the Jackson Memorial High School baseball team have reached the semifinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV tournament. The Jaguars, seeded fourth, were scheduled to host No. 9-seed Old Bridge High School May 26. More...

Lions, Warriors athletes move on to group meets

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New Egypt’s Sample taking his soccer talents to TCNJ

Nick Sample, who set a New Egypt High School soccer record for goals scored in a season with 36 last fall, is taking his talents to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in the fall. More...

Country music rocks New Jersey

New Jersey may be known for being stronger than the storm, for the lights and sounds of Atlantic City, and as the home of Bruce Springsteen, but the state is also gaining momentum as a new mecca of country music. More...

Board continues to review Chandler Plaza application

A public hearing on a proposal to build a commercial plaza at the intersection of Hyson and Chandler roads in Jackson is expected to continue in July. More...

Hanlon confirmed as county clerk

Christine Giordano Hanlon has been confirmed as the Monmouth County clerk by the New Jersey Senate. “The nearly two months I served as acting county clerk have been incredible,” Hanlon said. More...

Gala raises funds to help support Camp Quality New Jersey

Camp Quality New Jersey, a nonprofit organization providing free sleep-away camping experiences and year-round activities for children with cancer, raised approximately $40,000 at its first “Letting Kids with Cancer be Kids Again” benefit More...

Freehold Idol begins June 3

FREEHOLD — Downtown Freehold has announced that its popular singing contest, Freehold Idol, is back for its ninth season and is now presented by iPlay America, Freehold Township. More...

Motorcycles will visit Cream Ridge

UPPER FREEHOLD — The Upper Freehold-Allentown Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will host Bike Night 2015 from 5:30-9 p.m. June 3 at the Cream Ridge Golf Course, 181 Route 539, Cream Ridge. More...

Bulletin Board

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 The Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School, 44 N. Main St., New Egypt, will host a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27. A separate sale of children’s books will take place from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Opinion

Photo

A bed of petunias on display at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park. More...

Schools

2015-16 Freehold Regional budget adopted in 7-1 vote

The Freehold Regional High School District’s 2015-16 budget includes funding for capital improvements to the track and field facilities at several schools. More...

Howell Township Council salutes new retirees

HOWELL — Municipal employees who recently retired were in the spotlight at a recent meeting of the Howell Township Council. More...

Pupils tap topics of interest for annual Knowledge Expo

HOWELL — A diverse showcase of knowledge will be on the agenda when elementary school students present their findings at the Howell K-8 School District’s second annual Knowledge Expo. The event will be held 6-8 p.m. More...

Business

NAIOP New Jersey honors industry leaders, top deals at 28th annual awards gala

NAIOP New Jersey honored the state’s commercial real estate leaders and top deals of the past year at its 28th Annual Awards Gala at The Palace at Somerset Park. More than 700 attended the sold-out event. More...

KW Realty West Monmouth participates in Red Day by volunteering at Harbor School

On May 14, the Keller Williams (KW) Realty West Monmouth office participated in an annual charity event called Red Day — a day dedicated to giving back to the communities they live and work in. More...

Why it’s a good time to buy a high-mileage car

Low gas prices are making larger and less fuel-efficient models more attractive, which makes it a buyer’s market for some of the industry’s most frugal rides

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has been falling like a rock since last summer, settling just above the $2/gallon mark as of Feb. 1, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. More...