February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Saturday

Close to 1,000 people attended a Chocolate and Wine event sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch, last weekend. More...

Dearborn Market to hold Deep Cut orchid show

Thousands of spectacularly colorful flowers will brighten cold winter days at the 19th annual Deep Cut Orchid Society show. The largest orchid show in the tri-state area is scheduled for Feb. 11-14 at Dearborn Market, Route 35, Holmdel. More...

How do I know if my school-age child has social skill challenges?

By this stage of the school year, children in first through third grades should be settled in their classroom routine. More...

Nureyev’s Eyes

TOP PICK

George Street Playhouse has announced the cast of David Rush’s Nureyev’s Eyes, which runs through Feb. 21 at the New Brunswick theatre. More...

Letters

Rejecting the oligarchy at the local level

The oligarchy (government by the few) which controls both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party has already decided who candidate A will be and who candidate B will be for the 2016 Presidential Election. More...

Columns

Healing hearts after losing a child

LIFE STORIES WITH LISA

Ask any Mom or Dad what their worst fear is, chances are they’ll say it’s to lose a child. Losing a child changes everything. Forever. Every part of us. The why’s, what if’s and why me’s? More...

Sports

Allentown returning to sectional wrestling competition

ALLENTOWN VARSITY REPORT

Allentown High School’s wrestling team is on the threshold of a season of distinction. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Sky Blue FC selected 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy winner, Costa Rica international and Penn State University midfielder Raquel Rodriguez with the second overall pick in the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft Jan. 15. More...

BPU approves natural gas pipeline in region

A utility company's plan to construct a nearly 30-mile-long high-pressure natural gas pipeline through portions of Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties has been given the green light by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). More...

Gun sales up in the Garden State

Gun dealers are doing brisk business in the Garden State, where stringent gun laws require thorough background checks for the right to own a firearm. More...

Program on Chinese culture

ALLENTOWN — Chinese culture will be the focus of a program to be presented at the Allentown Library, South Main Street, at 7 p.m. Feb. 11. More...

State your age, weight and heart health ...

Gaining weight is especially dangerous as people age, and the effects on the heart can be devastating

Many think it’s just natural to put on weight as one ages, but some health experts say it may be the worst time in a person’s life to put on weight and get out of shape. Yet unfortunately, more and more seniors are becoming obese. More...

Bartley Healthcare to hold heart health presentation Feb. 24

February is National Heart Health Month, and Bartley Healthcare encourages you to take control of your heart health. Learn ways to keep your blood pressure down and reduce your risk of a stroke and other heart diseases at a presentation on Feb. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 Allentown Boy Scout Troop 180 will hold a Valentine’s Day pancake breakfast from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in the banquet room at the Allentown Presbyterian Church, 20 High St., Allentown. All are welcome to attend. Details: 732-995-3027. More...

Opinion

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Athletes wait to compete in the pole vault during the 2016 Shore Conference Track and Field Championships at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex, Toms River, on Jan. 27. More...

Schools

Teens show ethical decision making at Team Challenge

Students from Allentown High School and all six Freehold Regional High School District schools tackled real life issues while analyzing the ethical implications of their actions during the 2015 Team Challenge event. More...

Millstone K-8 teachers of the year named

MILLSTONE — Administrators in the Millstone Township K-8 School District have named the district’s teachers of the year. More...

Business

The path to success: a career in real estate

According to Weichert, Realtors, there are three common perks that draw people to pursue a career in real estate: the opportunity for independence, the ability to create their own flexible hours, and the potential to earn unlimited income. More...

Circle of Excellence Awards presented to 111 Gloria Nilson & Co. Realtors

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate announces 111 of its more than 700 sales associates have distinguished themselves in the New Jersey real estate community by earning 2015 N.J. More...

Best cars for bad weather

Here’s a look at the cars and crossovers that can handle the worst Mother Nature can throw at them

Winter can be an exhausting time of the year depending on where one lives, with even the shortest automotive excursions being fraught with peril from ice and snow. More...