May 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Life-and-death lessons delivered by Grim Reaper

The shrouded face of death recently visited Jackson Memorial High School as a stern warning against drunken and distracted driving. More...

New Egypt Day set for May 9

PLUMSTED — A day of family-friendly activities is on tap for New Egypt Day, which will take place in downtown New Egypt on May 9. More...

Demographic swing changes housing plans

Mixed-use commercial and residential projects will pop up around the region in the next five to 10 years if recent proposals become a reality. The plans for these new developments are reflective of a trend toward an all-inclusive community. More...

Plumsted resident wins award for radio spot about ‘cutting’

PLUMSTED — Elisa Tang, a Plumsted resident who is a senior at Hofstra University, New York, said she was shocked when she learned she had won the national Gracie Award for outstanding news programming from the Alliance for Women in Media Founda More...

Inaugural festival to honor Irish traditions, camaraderie

The Central Jersey Irish Festival, sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will make its debut at Lake Topanemus Park, Pond Road, Freehold Township, on May 16. More...

Jackson council supports ‘stolen valor’ legislation

JACKSON — A state Senate bill that proposes punishing anyone who poses as a veteran or a member of the military in order to con unsuspecting individuals has received a vote of support from the Township Council. More...

There is relief for allergic rhinitis

Spring is finally here.The trees are bursting, the flowers are blooming; there are baseball games and backyard barbecues. More...

Letters

Dr. Oz is a competent, caring physician

Recently, certain doctors have accused Dr. (Mehmet) Oz of “quackery.” Dr. Oz responded on his television show to the criticism. I did not need Dr. More...

Entertainment

‘Gotham’ star Ben McKenzie happy on direction of series

Ben McKenzie’s clear-eyed stare makes him the perfect cop, as he proved on “Southland” and continues to prove on FOX’s “Gotham,” whose first season ended Monday, May 4. More...

The Avengers Are Back

In theaters now

Summer at the movies is about big-budget blockbusters and things that go boom at the box office. It’s about sequels and prequels and the biggest stars in the business. More...

Humphrey Bogart: Actor’s actor, Bacall’s man

Named by the American Film Institute as the greatest male star in American cinema, Humphrey Bogart appeared in more than 80 films over his career. More...

Business

CB New Homes wins fourth consecutive Marketing Strategy Award from N.J. Builders

CB New Homes, one of the leading sales and marketing organizations in the tri-state area homebuilding industry, has received the award for “Best Marketing Strategy” from the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) for a fourth consecutive More...

Coldwell Banker New Homes sales associates honored by NJBA

Sales associates from Coldwell Banker New Homes, one of the nation’s largest award-winning residential brokerage firms, received top honors for sales and marketing achievements during the New Jersey Builders Association’s (NJBA) annual Sa More...

RE/MAX ranked No. 12 among global franchises

RE/MAX has been honored as a leading global franchisor. In the 2015 Franchise Direct Top 100 Global Franchise survey, RE/MAX is ranked No. 12 among such respected franchises as Subway, 7-Eleven, Hilton Hotels and Hertz. More...

Community grows with the help of master gardeners

School gardens are in high demand, as they cultivate more than fruits and vegetables. Bringing lessons in science, the environment and the community out of the classroom, these gardens serve as a popular teaching tool. More...

Administrator says Jackson is on sound financial path

During the unveiling of Jackson’s 2015 municipal budget, Business Administrator Helene Schlegel emphatically described the township as a “financially sound institution.” More...

Jackson police investigating reported ‘swatting’ incident

JACKSON — The first reported incident of “swatting” in Jackson gave one couple a rude awakening when police responded to their home for what turned out to be a hoax. More...

Howell adds left-turn lane

HOWELL — An examination of a congested area on Route 33 has resulted in the creation of a left-turn lane at the entrance to the Equestra adult community. More...

Parade participants sought

JACKSON — Organizers of Jackson’s Memorial Day parade are reaching out to the community and asking any individual or group that wishes to take part in the May 25 event to contact them by May 22. More...

Tiny homes seen as way to address homelessness

Sherry Rubel has a vision to help empower homeless citizens in a tight-knit community of tiny homes. More...

Driver charged after accident

HOWELL — A Howell resident was issued a summons after a motor vehicle accident resulted in damage to several vehicles and a restaurant. The accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. More...

Greater Media Newspapers takes home NJPA awards

Members of Greater Media Newspapers’ editorial and photography staffs received a dozen awards during the New Jersey Press Association’s annual awards night. The dinner was held April 23 at the Hamilton Manor. More...

Skin cancer is a concern no matter the season

Skin cancer can affect anyone, and overexposure to the sun, a key risk factor for skin cancer, can occur at any time of year. More...

The Spirit of the Jerseys

TOP PICK

Experience five centuries of New Jersey’s history all in one place at the annual Spirit of the Jersey State History Fair — a historical festival for all ages on May 9 at its new location at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Italian American Cultural Society of New Jersey will hold a dinner meeting at 7 p.m. May 14 at Christie’s Italian Seafood Grill, 2420 Route 9 South, Howell. The meeting will include food and wine. More...

Opinion

Photo

Roosevelt Park in Edison provides a picturesque setting for an afternoon stroll. More...

Gov. Chris Christie must make full payment to pension fund

YOUR TURN

The people of New Jersey need to come to grips with a reality that will soon have a tremendous impact on the state’s economy. More...

Obituaries

John Leon Acker

John Leon Acker, 61, passed away suddenly at his home in Waverly, Virginia, on April 23, 2015. Born on Sept. 13, 1953, he was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle and granddad. More...

Schools

Teens learn lessons in State House visit

PLUMSTED — Eighth-graders in Brenden McCarthy’s Advanced Social Studies class at the New Egypt Middle School recently traveled to the State House in Trenton for the Mini-Model Congress. More...

Howell students target Tennessee competition

HOWELL — Five seventh-graders from Howell have proven that using one’s imagination can go a long way. Raymond Luberto, Seneca Giachetti, Izabella Patrizio, Kasey Darrah and Katie O’Sullivan make up the team known as Tek Toys. More...

Sports

Delivering the pitch

Jackson Memorial High School pitcher Chris Hawryluk delivers a pitch to a Manchester Township High School hitter during the May 2 game in Jackson. More...

Nine Jaguars selected for Gridiron Classic

Nine football players from state champion Jackson Memorial High School were invited to play in the annual Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic football game that takes place July 16 in Long Branch. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Walter Ingram and John Soucheck used identical scripts to score decisive victories in the 50th annual Captain Ronald Zinn Memorial Races at the Wall Township Recreation Complex April 18. More...