July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Court settles flare-up over fire services

A long-running dispute regarding a shared-services agreement between Upper Freehold Township and Allentown for fire-protection services was recently settled in state Superior Court, Freehold. More...

Women build hope one house at a time

Female volunteers hammered nails into pieces of wood, climbed ladders to build a roof and even reconstructed hope — all for a Sea Bright woman who lost her home in superstorm Sandy. More...

Blankets boost patients

MANALAPAN — A young woman from Manalapan has decided to dedicate her summer to giving back and warming the hearts of others. More...

Fun at Freedom Fest

Visitors of all ages enjoyed the Freedom Fest State Fair that was held at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Upper Freehold Township from July 8-13. Top: Michael D’Alessio, 4, of Toms River, feeds a baby goat in the petting zoo. More...

District expands focus on engineering courses

The new Project Lead the Way program had such a successful first year at Allentown High School that it will be expanded to offer several additional courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the upcoming 2014-15 s More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Opinion

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Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

Columns

IN THE NEWS

Want lower property taxes? Change New Jersey’s justices

On July 7, WKXW-FM posted a news story on its website which reported that state legislators may be in session in Trenton during the traditional summer break. More...

ARE WE THERE YET

Modern life does not resemble ‘The Jetsons’

There was a time when I thought technology would simplify my life. More...

Q&A

Aggressive laws

I received many comments from readers when I requested a sharing of ideas about how to address aggressive driving in ways that might reduce it. More...

Business

RE/MAX Collection celebrates anniversary of Premier Luxury website launch

The RE/MAX Collection, part of the world’s most productive real estate network, is celebrating the launch anniversary of its elite luxury resource website, www.theremaxcollection.com. More...

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A guest at the 2013 Monmouth County Fair makes her way through one of the exhibits. More...

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

Open House at Fair Winds Farm called a success

UPPER FREEHOLD — Mark Mullen opened the doors to Fair Winds Farm on June 29, and expressed that the event has already yielded favorable feedback. More...

County fair has humble beginnings

Local county fairs may seem modern, with their theme park-like rides and fried everything. But their roots date back more than a century. The Monmouth County Fair was first held more than 150 years ago. More...

Fair arrives for annual run

The Monmouth County Fair arrives at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, this week. The fair has something for people of all ages — rides, entertainment, tasty treats and exhibits. More...

Students earn scholarships

Seven graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue careers in the medical field were each recently awarded a $500 scholarship from the CentraState Associated Auxiliaries. More...

Children make pups’ happiness a priority with special project

I t would be the puppies who enjoyed the gifts the most because they were curious, playful and teething. But dogs of all ages chewed on their new toys immediately during a happy moment in spite of their homeless status. More...

Drive, family ... drive!

With summer travel season in high gear, it’s a good idea to ensure the family’s next road trip will be memorable, and for all the right reasons.

Hitting the road with kids in tow for a good old-fashioned road trip this year? You’re not alone. More...

Letters

Keep pets cool and safe during the summer

While driving on a hot summer afternoon a few years ago, I passed a man walking two dogs. Something struck me about the bigger dog as wrong. More...

Keep speaking out about Common Core

I would like to thank the residents of Millstone Township, Upper Freehold Township and Allentown who signed the petition against the Common Core State Standards. More...

Writer differs on Jefferson’s religious views

I n his recent letter to the editor, “Our Founders Advocated a Natural Religion” (July 4), Borden Applegate incorrectly states that Thomas Jefferson was not a Christian. More...

Obituaries

Leslie A. Nicholson Jr.

Leslie “Nick” Nicholson Jr., 68, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at his home in Millstone Township with his family by his side. Born in Jersey City, he spent his youth in Warren Township. More...

Sports

Maurer ready for first season as Redbirds girls soccer head coach

ALLENTOWN S oftball coach Kim Maurer became head coach of her second girls varsity team at Allentown High School when she was named girls soccer coach earlier this month. More...

Going through the defense

Allentown High School’s Nashon Taylor goes up for two points between a pair of Manalapan High School defenders during a recent game in the Monroe Sports Complex High School Summer Basketball Le More...

SPORT SHORTS

The 2014 Rutgers University Youth Football Day will be on Nov. 15, when Rutgers plays Indiana University. The game will be played at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. As of July 1, Rutgers became a member of the Big Ten Conference. More...