December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Social media helps identify theft suspects

With the assistance of people who use social media, troopers from the New Jersey State Police were able to arrest three Howell residents and charge them with burglary and theft following an incident in Millstone Township. More...

State continues to pursue illegal dumping in parks

The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and on recreational lands has yielded eight more enforcement actions, all for disposing of debris and other materials in state-owned n More...

Millstone teen creates special garden at school

MILLSTONE — Michael Sosa of Boy Scout Troop 116, Millstone Township, put a great deal of love and care into creating a garden for youngsters with special needs at the Millstone Township Primary School. More...

Advocates: Homelessness, hunger affect all of society

Raising awareness that poverty, hunger and homelessness impact every member of society — and not just those who are at risk — is part of finding solutions to these issues, according to speakers at a summit of advocacy groups. More...

Acoustic NRG, Daniela’s Wish team up at pub

FREEHOLD — Acoustic NRG, a local classic rock trio, will be appearing at Pub 33 (formerly Park 33) at 618 Park Ave., Freehold, on Dec. 19 from 8-11 p.m. More...

Letters

Cable television costs require regulation

I t is long past time for cable television rates to be regulated and customers afforded à la carte pricing, rather than paying for 100-plus channels that no one watches. More...

Columns

Attention must be paid to parents’ views on testing

IN THE NEWS

Chuck Welsh has spent a lifetime in education. He was a teacher and football coach at Freehold Township High School and later went on to become a principal in the Howell K-8 School District. More...

Wrapping presents gets easier with age

ARE WE THERE YET

When our sons were little, I liked to follow them around with an oversized VHS camera on my shoulder and film each and every breathtaking moment. More...

Business

Local businesses featured at winery

UPPER FREEHOLD — The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders and the Cream Ridge Winery are joining forces to host their first partnered event to help bring awareness to small local businesses. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Dr. Moustafa Shafey has been elected to a two-year term as chief of staff by the medical dental staff of CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. More...

Livoti’s honors Jewish community

MARLBORO — In celebration of Hanukkah and the local Jewish community, Livoti’s Old World Market in Marlboro Plaza, Route 9, is displaying a 5-foot-tall menorah in the store. More...

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The iconic mill on Main Street, Allentown, is aglow on the evening of Dec. 6 More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

MOMS Club brightens Christmas with donation of presents

MILLSTONE — Before Thanksgiving even arrived, the members of the MOMS Club of Millstone Township had already started to prepare for a treasured holiday event: the annual Giving Tree. More...

Credit card theft charges lodged

Customers who recently stopped at a Dunkin Donuts store in Cream Ridge may want to double-check their credit card statement after an employee was apprehended and charged with committing credit card theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. More...

Couple hopes new card game generates ‘compound’ interest

A Middlesex County couple has released a board game for children that aims to improve vocabulary and critical-thinking skills. More...

Concert to benefit teen battling cancer

Spring Lake Theatre will host the concert, “Songs for Justin,” at 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at 300 Madison Ave., Spring Lake. All proceeds will support Justin Condoluci and his family as he battles against pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Women of all ages who love to sing four-part harmony are invited to attend the Liberty Oak Chorus guest night at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at Applewood Estates, Gully Road, Freehold Township. To reserve a place, call Johanna at 732-252-6171. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe Township. More...

Sports

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Christa Lebers (50) and the Allentown High School girls basketball team will open the 2014-15 season on Dec. 19 on the road at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. Allentown’s boys open at home on Dec. More...

Allentown Pop Warner Pee Wees repeat as national cheer champions

A llentown’s Pop Warner Pee Wee cheerleaders can boast something few girls can: claiming a second straight Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance championship. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Breeders Committee of the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has selected Michael Gulotta’s Deo Volente Farms as the 2014 New Jersey Standardbred Breeder of the Year. More...