October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Halloween spirit

Children of all ages put on their finest, spookiest, scariest Halloween costumes when they attended the annual Howell-OWeen Spooktacular held at Oak Glen Park, Howell, on Oct. 14. More...

Storage units subject to regulations

HOWELL — The Township Council has introduced an ordinance that, if adopted, will amend regulations regarding trailers and portable storage containers throughout Howell. According to the ordinance that was introduced on Oct. More...

Six candidates in race for Howell council

ELECTIION 2014

HOWELL — Six residents are running for three four-year terms on the Howell Township Council in the Nov. 4 election. More...

Four Jackson residents seeking seats on council

ELECTIION 2014

JACKSON — Four residents are seeking two four-year seats on the Jackson Township Council in the Nov. 4 election. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The candidates are Denise Garner, Nathan Grosshandler, Scott Martin and Ann Updegrave. More...

Ballot question aims to reform bail process

A ballot question that focuses on the pretrial detention of certain suspects will be placed before voters in the Nov. 4 general election. More...

County advances road work

HOWELL — The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has passed a resolution approving plans and specifications for safety improvements at a troublesome intersection in Howell. More...

‘Love and Intrigue’ at Rutgers

ENTERTAINMENT

Ferdinand von Walters and Luise Miller are young and in love — and if only they were of the same social class, their story might end happily ever after. More...

Letters

Residents should vote ‘no’ on public questions

A society that holds to the notion that you are innocent until proven guilty cannot accept pretrial detention. More...

Smith should support background checks

A fter hearing about the alarmingly high number of school shootings this year, 74 in 2014 alone, I decided to write a letter to my congressman, Chris Smith (R-NJ). More...

Congressman thanked for support of law

A s an Alzheimer’s Association ambassador, I would like to thank Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) for his co-sponsorship of the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act (H.R. 4351/S. More...

Schools

Four candidates seek seats on Howell school board

HOWELL — Three seats on the Howell K-8 School District Board of Education will be up for grabs on Election Day, Nov. 4. The candidates for the three-year terms are Albert Miller, James Moretti Jr., Denise Lowe and Anthony Rafaniello. More...

Monmouth celebrates GRAMMY Museum status

Some of the biggest names in music have come out of the Jersey Shore and there are about to be plenty more. On Oct. More...

Biotech receives national honor

Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township, has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for 2014. More...

Business

On the waterfront

One of the biggest indicators of a high-value home is easy to see. All you have to do is look for water. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announces that Lisa Soubasis of the Jackson office was recognized for her exceptional industry success during September. More...

They don’t call it ‘speed’ for nothing

We don’t usually get the chance to review cars that cost as much as a three-bedroom house in many parts of the country. More...

Work of psychics conjures spirited debate

Roughly one year ago, Heather Saracen was going through a particularly rough patch in her life. More...

Reina, Spedding bid for Jackson mayor

Michael Reina, who has served as Jackson’s mayor since 2010, is seeking to fend off a challenge from William Spedding in the race for the municipality’s top elected position. Voters will select a mayor in the Nov. 4 election. More...

Greater Media chairman lauded for radio leadership

A lways at the forefront of his industry, Greater Media’s CEO has been recognized for his role in electronic media. More...

Singer enjoys being in ‘Voice’ spotlight

MILLSTONE — Bright lights, a huge stage and millions of viewers nationwide seem like a fantasy for some people, but for Alessandra Castronovo, 21, of Millstone Township, it is reality as she competes on NBC’s “The Voice.” More...

County honors fallen firefighters

In a solemn memorial service held at the Monmouth County Fire Academy, Howell, the county honored Robert C. Meyer of Union Beach Fire Co. No. 1, who lost his life while fighting a four-alarm fire June 8. More...

Teen pianist will perform concert at Howell library

HOWELL — Pianist Teresa Ngo will showcase her talent on piano when she performs a concert of classical music. Teresa, 16, will perform classical music for guests 2-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Howell Public Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell. More...

Suspect sought in bank robbery

JACKSON — A male suspect is being sought by police after he robbed a Jackson bank on the afternoon of Oct. 23. Police said the incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Howell Department of Senior Services is offering a four-session class, “Introduction to iPad and iPhone” on Nov. 18 and 25, Dec. 2 and 9 from 1:30-3 p.m. More...

Opinion

Photo

View from the bridge at Oakford Lake, downtown New Egypt. More...

Employee says care center should remain with county

YOUR TURN

I am an 18-year employee of Monmouth County and I work at the John L. Montgomery Care Center in Freehold Township. We are a long-term-care facility that takes care of Monmouth County’s most vulnerable young citizens. More...

Columns

The worst part was the anticipation

ARE WE THERE YET

I am sure that I am not alone when I say there is nothing fun about the annual physical. The poking and the prodding, and that’s just to get my husband to go! More...

Sports

Hubert looks to make impact in senior year for Tar Heels

Desmond Hubert is looking to end his career on the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team by fulfilling the promise he showed when he came in as a freshman out of New Egypt High School, where he led the state in blocked shots during More...

Clutch save helps Jaguars advance in conference play

JACKSON MEMORIAL

A highlight-reel save for Jackson Memorial High School’s boys soccer team sealed a Shore Conference Tournament victory on Oct. 25. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Holbrook’s Jackson Wild 12U Red Travel Softball team is the 2014 All Shore Softball Champions with an 11-3 win over the Stafford Stingrays. The team completed the inaugural season undefeated. More...