May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Vietnam vets honored on Remembrance Day

The afternoon sun beat down on throngs of veterans and their families as some of New Jersey’s men and women who served in the Vietnam War decades ago were recognized on Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day. More...

Parents follow all roads in bid to save son’s life

James and Karen Raffone of Manalapan started the Jar of Hope Foundation with the goal of finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. More...

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

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More than three dozen of the area’s best food trucks will converge on Monmouth Park for three days of food, fun and racing. The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival will be held May 23-25 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. More...

Letters

Sick child put last efforts into helping others

Last May, in the midst of a blossoming spring, I wrote about my son, Alex. I was looking forward to the promise of the new season with hope shining in my heart. Alex had been diagnosed with brain cancer, medulloblastoma, the year before. More...

Honor the meaning of national holidays

Memorial Day has become the traditional beginning of summer. More...

Schools

Youngster’s paper drive to benefit lunch program

MILLSTONE — Kyle Sikkema, an eighth-grade student at the Millstone Township Middle School, is spearheading his second annual paper products drive from May 25 through June 18. More...

Business

Gray: A shade better

It’s a time-honored real estate maxim: The best way to excite buyers is with the low-key, neutral approach. More...

Day of honor, remembrance

To some people, Memorial Day is a nice day off from work or school. To most, it’s a way to pay homage to those who fought and died for their country. More...

Firm will aid county in sale of care centers

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has retained a real estate firm to assist in the sale of the county’s two nursing homes to a private operator. More...

Motorcycles to gather in Cream Ridge

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

Color-A-Thon moved to October

MILLSTONE — The Millstone PTO and PTSA have postponed a communitywide Color-A-Thon from May 30 until Oct. 18. The event will still be held at the Millstone Township Middle School, 5 Dawson Court, according to an event flier. More...

Town officials decline to pave dirt portion of Wygant Road

UPPER FREEHOLD — Municipal officials have informed a group of residents who want their road to be completely paved that the township does not have the money to undertake the work right now. More...

Week at riding camp offered in free drawing

PLUMSTED — Reindancer Therapeutic Riding Center is giving children ages 6- 18 and collegiate riders the chance to win a free week at one of three summer horseback riding camps. More...

Memorial Day parade May 25 in Millstone

MILLSTONE — Members of the United States armed forces who died while serving the nation will be honored in Millstone Township on Memorial Day, May 25. More...

Bulletin Board

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 The Allentown Lions Club will host a Memorial Day parade beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Opinion

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Brightly colored flowers were for sale when the Shrewsbury Garden Club conducted its annual Gardeners Market at the Shrewsbury gazebo. More...

Columns

Mom has son’s work cut out for him

ARE WE THERE YET

When our Lawrence returned from his sophomore year at college, I could not have been more thrilled. There are so many emotions and thoughts that enter a mother’s mind when one of her flock returns to the nest. More...

Sports

Wojcik siblings are key in Allentown’s lacrosse success

ALLENTOWN VARSITY REPORT

It’s an exciting time for Allentown High School’s boys and girls lacrosse teams this week as they head into the second round of the NJSIAA Tournament. More...