April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal contact is cause of outage

More than 4,000 Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers lost power on the evening of April 15 after animal contact with equipment occurred at the Millhurst substation in Manalapan. More...

Farm sold at auction

MANALAPAN — One of the few surviving farms on the Route 9 commercial corridor has been sold at auction. More...

Officials grant extension to local mining operation

MILLSTONE — The Township Committee has voted unanimously to grant a temporary extension to the operators of Buck Mining and Materials, Pine Hill Road. More...

Teen saves dogs from fire

MILLSTONE — A teenager saved two dogs and himself after a fire broke out in his home on Back Bone Hill Road. A call reporting a structure fire was received at 5:37 p.m. April 13, Millstone Township Fire Company Lt. Mike Maloney said. More...

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

KID ZONE

Many families have their own routines on weeknights. More...

Camp Forsgate offering children a fun-filled summer

Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, announces the return of Camp Forsgate, a unique, full-day summer camp for children ages 4-10. Open to member and non-member families, Camp Forsgate will operate Monday through Friday from June 29 to Aug. More...

Letters

Congressman aims to ban contraceptive

As a former sexual assault nurse examiner, it is painful to see female sexual assault victims victimized a second time by politicians who seek to block emergency contraception after a rape. More...

Pesticides, herbicides are wreaking havoc

Well, Earth Day has come again, and there was a lot of media attention on ways to save the Earth. Meanwhile, every year in the manicured yards of suburbia, pesticides and herbicides are wreaking havoc with the health of humans, especially children. More...

Problems require solutions, not hyperbole

I am responding to a recent Your Turn guest column by Michele Byers, the executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. Ms. Byers’ column discussed climate change and referred to Harvard University Professor Dr. Eric Chivian. More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

‘Running and Winning’ targets gender gap in government

A group of local women in government is working with high school students to close the gender gap in governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels. More...

Allentown municipal tax rate expected to increase in 2015

ALLENTOWN — Ongoing litigation between Upper Freehold Township and Allentown will continue to have an effect on the budget, members of the Borough Council said prior to introducing the 2015 municipal spending plan. More...

Upper Freehold tax levy shows increase for 2015

UPPER FREEHOLD — A $5.19 million budget will fund the operation of Upper Freehold Township in 2015, and property owners will pay a combined $170,000 more in municipal taxes this year. More...

Pair facing drug charges

UPPER FREEHOLD— A resident of Bayville and a resident of Howell are facing drug charges following a motor vehicle stop on Davis Station Road. More...

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day.While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 A wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will take place 6-9 p.m. May 8 at Laurita Winery, 85 Archertown Road, New Egypt. Tickets are $75. Details: 732-904-6379 or kread24@optonline.net. More...

Opinion

Photo

Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Sports

Murphy, relay teams to represent Allentown at Penn Relays

VARSITY REPORT

ALLENTOWN Conor Murphy added another distinction to his bulging portfolio in cross-country and indoor and outdoor track and field at Allentown High School. More...

Business

CB New Homes wins historic 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...

Sales are hot at Hickory Farms in Berkeley Township; new phase now opening

Marble Arch Homes and Weichert New Homes announce a flurry of activity at Hickory Farms, the Jersey Shore’s most exciting new home community where a new section of home sites has recently been released. More...

23rd annual Central Jersey RV Show and Food Drive to be held April 24-26

The 23rd Annual Central Jersey RV Show once again expects to draw a record crowd in addition to collecting a record amount of food donations. More...