April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area man committed to being lifelong blood donor

George Lerner is a hero and a lifesaver, and he does it all without even getting out of a chair. More...

Millstone’s music man making documentary

MILLSTONE — Life could not be sunnier for Christopher Bacchus of Millstone Township. Bacchus will be featured along with his band Sunny Gang in a documentary film that is expected to be released this fall. More...

County nixes grant request

UPPER FREEHOLD — The Monmouth County Historical Commission has denied a grant request for a building in Upper Freehold Township that has been deemed to have no future public use. More...

County vendors to showcase goods

Monmouth County will host the 2015 Made in Monmouth event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11 in the Multipurpose Activity Center at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. Admission is free. More...

New safe house will shelter victims of domestic abuse

During the past five years, 180 Turning Lives Around has provided safe shelter for more than 400 adult victims of domestic and sexual abuse and 500 children, but the nonprofit has had to turn away just as many individuals. More...

Letters

Proposed legislation is worthy of support

New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the United States, but not strict enough to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and stalkers. Last year, there were 14 domestic abuse-related murdersuicides in New Jersey. More...

Columns

Suddenly, guilt trips are kind of fun

ARE WE THERE YET

I like to think of myself as a good person. I go to church, volunteer and have been known to hold the door open for others. More...

Sports

Redbirds set to challenge for third straight division title

ALLENTOWN

Allentown High School’s baseball team began its quest for a third straight Colonial Valley Conference Patriot Division championship season with a large group of returning players, including six starters from last year’s 15-9 team, when it More...

Softball, baseball underway at Middlesex

The weather in March has limited the Middlesex County College softball team to just two games as the schedule turns to April. Fortunately for Middlesex, both of those games were wins. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Monroe Sports Center is holding Spring Break Basketball Camps for boys and girls in grades 3-9. One camp is April 3 (cost $65) and the other is April 6-10 ($275 after April 4 and $245 for early registration by April 4). More...

Candy sweetens spring holidays

New Jersey candy factories have discovered new ways to satisfy a customer’s sweet tooth and show that life can be a little sweeter with just the right amount of chocolate. More...

Streetscape contract awarded

Work on the historic streetscape improvement project in Allentown will need to begin before the end of summer. Otherwise, the borough would risk losing grant money that has been awarded, officials said. More...

Millstone property owners ordered to remove animals

MILLSTONE — Two residents will be required to remove about 250 goats and sheep from their Stillhouse Road property in Millstone Township after pleading guilty to three counts of improper care of an animal. More...

Freeholders vote to privatize Monmouth’s care centers

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has voted to privatize both of the county’s care centers that officials said lose millions of dollars annually and create financial problems for the county. More...

Library association marks milestone

ALLENTOWN — Allentown celebrated the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of its library association on March 8. More...

Scenic bicycle tour slated for May 2

The Central Jersey Bicycle Club will hold its 31st annual Farmlands Tour on May 2. The tour will begin and end at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. Participant registration will begin at 7 a.m. More...

On the trail of fun

Madison Stewart, 4, hunts for eggs during an Easter egg hunt at Wagner Farm Park, Millstone Township, on March 28. More...

Gabriel

TOP PICK

Young Prince Gabriel is dashing and debonair, well-trained in sword fighting and horseback riding — and set to inherit his grandfather’s vast fortune. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Villagers of Allentown will host a “Disabled American Veterans Special Olympics Program” presentation at 10 a.m. April 8 at the Allentown First Aid Squad, 70 Walker Ave., Allentown. More...

Opinion

Photo

Easter cupcakes at the Millstone Township Easter egg hunt after-party at Wagner Farm on March 28. More...

Promise of medical advances can be lost with climate change

YOUR TURN

Addressing a crowd of more than 350 people gathered in Trenton, Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Chivian asked a question: How many people have had Lyme disease or know someone who had it? Almost every hand shot up. More...

Schools

Scholarship applications available

MILLSTONE — The Millstone Township PTSA and PTO will once again sponsor a scholarship program. The PTSA and PTO will each provide a $1,000 scholarship, according to a press release. More...

ON CAMPUS

Robin Ines Linzmayer of Allentown has been named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. More...

Conservation group awards scholarships

The Freehold Soil Conservation District will award three $2,000 scholarships in the summer of 2015 to students majoring in a conservation-related field. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

CentraState Medical Center has again achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. More...

Coming soon to a home near you

For many prospective home purchasers, The New American Home (TNAH) appears as a tantalizing mirage: a custom palace decked to the gills in posh amenities but far out of reach for the practical consumer who doesn’t earn a lavish income. More...

Best new-car engines for 2015

It’s not an easy task, but automakers have been hard at work developing automotive engines that maximize both a vehicle’s performance and fuel economy, via an array of advanced technology that includes turbo- or supercharging, direct fuel More...