January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson literary magazine earns honors

JACKSON - Jackson Memorial High School has done it again with a top literary magazine for the second year in a row. More...

Freeholders expand anti-gang violence effort

With gang violence growing in its seriousness for local law enforcement, the Ocean County Board of Freeholders pledged its help in expanding the county's anti-gang violence initiative. "I have been directly working with state Sen. More...

Smithereens' guitarist set for release of new album

Popular band pays tribute to Beatles on 'Meet the Smithereens'

Jim Babjak bought his copy of "Meet the Beatles" in 1970 when he was 12. He had no idea then where his love of music and his love for the Beatles would one day take him. More...

Crash sends two people to hospital

JACKSON - A motor vehicle accident on the morning of Jan. 9 sent two drivers to the hospital and sent animal control officers in search of a missing collie. The accident occurred at 9:35 a.m. More...

Survey seeks to count homeless population

JACKSON - The exact number of homeless people who live in Jackson may be determined by a one-day survey to be taken Jan. 25. More...

Letters

Attorney corrects info about DWI convictions

As a local criminal defense attorney with a substantial DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) practice, I read with interest the recent article by Kathy Chang titled "Misconcep-tions Abound About Police, Traffic Laws." Unfortunately, the article its More...

Senior services director appreciates support

At the start of a new year it seems most fitting to reflect upon the generosity of others. More...

World's problems challenge all of us to seek solutions

Mark Rosman, in his In the News column, ("There is More to Life Than Problems in the Rain Forest," Tri-Town News, Jan. 5, 2007) bemoans the fact that his children are not learning in school about problems close to home. More...

Obituaries

Obituaries

Paula Hornchak Mrs. Hornchak, 59, of the Toms River section of Dover, formerly of Old Bridge, died Dec. 28, 2006, at home. More...

Schools

'Heroes and Cool Kids' teaches pupils life skills

JACKSON - Students in the Jackson School District are working hard to resolve behavioral conflicts and to set examples as positive role models for fellow classmates. In a Dec. More...

Schools may apply for grant

In an effort to influence more student leadership education in New Jersey schools, the Success for ALL Students Foundation is offering three grants of up to $10,000 for any qualifying New Jersey high school or youth organization that wants to More...

Kindergarten registration set

JACKSON - Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 will have the opportunity to begin the kindergarten registration process for the 2007-08 school year. More...

Parents' support enlisted in battle against gangs

State police representative provides info in Jackson

With 140 distinct criminal street gangs statewide and hundreds more subgroups, Jackson parents gathered last week to learn more about how gangs are encroaching on New Jersey children and communities. More...

Photo

Howell High School's Justin Morello celebrates his win over Ocean Township High School's Billy Knifel in the 130-pound bout during the Rebels' victory over the host Spartans on Jan. 10. For more, see Sports. More...

Road use remains hot topic on Hovbilt plan

Cassville residents ask how Jackson Valley will change neighborhood

JACKSON - Testimony on the 965-unit Jackson Valley age-restricted residential project being proposed by Hovbilt in the Cassville section of Jackson is beginning to wind down. More...

Grants still available for Plumsted improvements

PLUMSTED - Last year, during 2006, the Township Committee obtained a $525,000 grant to be distributed within a five-year period from the state Department of Community Affairs to improve the downtown neighborhood through residential and busine More...

Talk will focus on gangs

Would the average citizen or young person in Ocean County recognize gang signs, markings, colors, symbols or clothing? Do parents, caregivers, youth workers and community leaders need advice on keeping their children and communities gang free? More...

OK sought to turn house into pool supply business

JACKSON - The Planning Board is being asked to approve the conversion of a one-story home into a commercial pool supply business. More...

In the Service

Air Force Airman Radee R. Reynolds has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Bulletin Board

Howell Recreation offers rebounding exercise class

The Howell Recreation Department is accepting registration for rebounding for age 16 through adult. The program will run for six weeks, Jan. 25 to March 1, on Thursday from 9:15-10:15 a.m. More...

Datebook

+ Registration for ballroom dancing for adult couples is being accepted at the Howell Recreation Building, 251 Preven-torium Road. The program will run for six weeks on Fridays, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 23 - (beginner class 7-8 p.m. More...

Lakewood school board accepting nominations

Lakewood Board of Education President Chet Galdo announced that the deadline for filing nominating petitions to run for positions on the board is 4 p.m. Feb. 26. The election is scheduled for April 17. More...

Opinion

Guest Column

Helping Darfur a cause to hope for in new year

Aziza is only 17 years old, and as she went out to gather firewood in the bush with other women of her village in Darfur three Sudanese militia men rode up on horseback and caught her. More...

Coda

Geraldo is still running off at the (big) mouth

You know, one of these days someone is going to get fed up with Geraldo Rivera's threats and beat him like a rented mule. More...

Are We There Yet?

Suddenly, the mom is cursing like a sailor

I was having a lovely phone conversation with my sister the other day when she asked me out of the blue, "What are you doing?" "What do you mean, what am I doing?" I replied with bewilderment before I answered quite curtly. More...

Sports

Fobes' sudden-death OT win sparks Howell

Rebels rally to beat Ocean

In a match where every point bore significance, it was a point not surrendered that fueled Howell's 36-22 victory over Ocean Township in a clash of state-ranked powers on Jan. 10. More...

Warrior girls are showing progress under new coach

PLUMSTED - As a first-year coach of a program that has struggled for success in the past couple of years, Matt Brogan wanted to set realistic goals for his players. More...

New Egypt boys in midst of an important stretch

PLUMSTED - With an overall record of 7-5, New Egypt High School boys basketball coach Jay Corby feels this week will determine a lot about the character of this year's team. More...