July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sign language could fill graduation requirement

High school students in New Jersey may one day be able to fulfill their language requirement for graduation by learning American Sign Language. More...

Community garden takes root in Millstone

Anne Haines, one of the founding members of the Millstone Community Garden, is excited about the blossoms of summer — natural markers that beautifully signify successful beginnings. More...

Preservation efforts lauded

Area residents were among the recipients of Monmouth County’s 2015 Preservation Awards. More...

Letters

NJ needs to be smarter and more efficient

New Jersey does have one of the lowest gasoline taxes in the United States. We also have the highest property taxes of all 50 states. New Jersey is No. 1, 2 or 3 on every list of the worst taxed states in the nation. More...

Columns

Organization just confuses the situation

ARE WE THERE YET

Although I am not a slob, I definitely am not the neatest person alive. I tend to leave my shoes where they lay, I like to disperse my dime store jewelry about, and I have been known to leave a dish or two in the sink with little or no remorse. More...

Obituaries

Eunice Clare Cunningham

After fighting a brave battle against cancer, Eunice Clare Cunningham (nee Schaaf) passed away at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Stuart, Fla., on June 21, 2015, at the age of 73. More...

Schools

ON CAMPUS

Rowan University, Glassboro, has named the following students to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester: from Allentown: Robert Brown, Nicole Krosnowski and Andrew Lysy; and from Millstone Township: Brittani Ferriola, Nicholas Fiordaliso, More...

Sports

Taking a ride at Fair Winds Farm

Wagon rides featuring draft horses Rosie and Claire were a popular attraction when Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge held its Second Annual Open House June 28. More...

NJ Cheetahs to compete in Colorado softball tournament

Allentown High School pitcher Abby Stroud, who is headed to St. More...

Photo

Master Gardener Larry Cier works in the Millstone Community Garden, Millstone Township, tending a plot of land from which food will be donated to organizations that feed the hungry. See story, page 4. More...

Vandals cause damage at Millstone’s Abate Park

Several days after grafitti at Abate Park, Charleston Springs Road, Millstone Township, was painted over by municipal employees, another incident of vandalism at the park was reported. More...

Winning

More than 2,000 people attended the Win & Wine Weekend/Chocolate Festival at Monmouth Park on June 27 and 28. Attendees sampled wine from local wineries and desserts from area vendors. The event was sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers. More...

Freedom Fest set for run at Horse Park

Food, rides and musical entertainment for people of all ages will be on the schedule when the Freedom Fest State Fair takes place from July 8-12 at the Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524, Upper Freehold Township. More...

DEP to host nature programs

JACKSON – The state Department of Environmental Protection’s Forest Resource Education Center (FREC) in Jackson will hold free Forest Explorer programs. More...

Celebrate July Fourth at Oceanfest

TOP PICK

The 25th annual Oceanfest, a family-friendly celebration, will take place 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4, rain or shine. More...

Bulletin Board

Datebook

 The Essential Tremor Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month (July 2) at the Jack Aaronson Conference Center at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Details: 732- 462-8304, after 10 a.m. More...

Opinion

Photo

Sign of the season at the Quaker Inn, Ocean Grove, on a beautiful and busy June 28. More...

Entertainment

AMC’s new series ‘Humans’ examines what separates man from machine

“The best reason to make machines more like people is to make people less like machines,” declares a scientist in AMC’s intriguing new drama Humans, beginning June 28. More...

Vulgar, rude, obnoxious — Ted is back

In theaters now

If you thought you’d seen it all in Ted, you haven’t. Welcome to Ted 2. Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) are married and life is hard for this young couple. More...

A ticket to ride that ’60s vibe — again

Golden age or the end of civilization as we knew it? Memories of the ’60s frequently tend to fall into one of those two camps. More...

Business

Monmouth County Chapter of WCR hosts successful Bras for a Cause event

The Monmouth County Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) hosted a fun-filled event at Buona Sera Palazzo in Ocean Township on May 7, “Bras for a Cause,” to raise money for the American Cancer Society. More...

Supercars reborn

New versions of two flashy and costly sports cars rely on advanced technologies to back up their head-turning looks with neck-snapping performance No, they’re not for everyone. More...

Like a Lexus?

with Sharon Peters Q&A

Q: We’re looking at a Lexus ES 300h. What are the most logical competitors for us to test drive? More...