January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Millstone foundation awards grants

The Millstone Township Foundation for Educational Excellence has awarded three grants totaling $13,591 to Millstone Township K-8 School District schools. More...

Legislators to seek re-election

Republican state assemblymen Ronald Dancer and Robert Clifton announced that they intend to run for re-election to the state Legislature this year. More...

CASA seeking local volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is seeking volunteers who will receive training to advocate in court and in the community for the needs and rights of children in foster care. More...

Letters

Changes needed in Common Core standards

I believe the Common Core curriculum is a disaster. It telescopes learning far too quickly, forces teachers to move rapidly, teach to the test, and worst of all frustrates students to the extent that school is no longer a place children want to go. More...

Columns

It is almost time for the senior discount

ARE WE THERE YET

My good friend’s daughter made an insightful statement just the other day. She was telling of her big day of shopping, purchasing this and that, and concluded with an encounter with an “old” lady who was nothing short of rude. More...

Sports

Redbirds show signs of improvement on the mat

ALLENTOWN

Junior Jordan Rugo is off to an 18-1 start after dropping down to 152 pounds, and junior Zack Turner strung together nine consecutive pins in a 17-3 season at 182 pounds to lead Allentown High School’s wrestling team to a sharp 7-5 start under More...

Brookdale men’s basketball ready to make region run

Brookdale Community College’s men’s basketball team has had to make a lot of adjustments this winter. More...

Business

Monmouth County Assoc. of Realtors and the South Monmouth Board of Realtors announce merger

The Monmouth County Association of Realtors (MCAR) and the South Monmouth Board of Realtors (SMBOR) announce their merger into one association. More...

Cheapest cars with the best fuel economy

Why spend a fortune for a hybrid or electric car? Here are 15 affordable conventional models that get 40 mpg or more

While full-electric and gas/electric hybrid-power cars can get phenomenal fuel economy, they command stiff price premiums that are difficult to recover in savings at the pump, particularly with gas prices recently falling to their lowest levels in fo More...

Zip rules

Q&A with Sharon Peters

Q: Recently you and others who were describing driver bullying tactics mentioned the person who doesn’t merge early when there’s notice of a lane closure ahead, but keeps moving ahead in the soon-to-close lane until the very end, then moves over in f More...

Photo

Allentown High School’s Camille Flim (left) and Trenton Central’s Symirra Grant chase after a loose ball during the Jan. 16 game played in Allentown. The Redbirds edged Trenton, 46-42, to improve to 8-2 on the season. More...

Questions loom over N.J.’s fiscal health

Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State address did not sufficiently outline a plan to overcome the economic challenges facing New Jersey in the eyes of some local officials. More...

Entries being sought for poster competition

New Jersey’s soil conservation districts are accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness about natural resources and related issues among young people. More...

Lions serve community

ALLENTOWN — The Allentown Lions Club is a vibrant and growing group that has just completed its 75th anniversary, according to a press release. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Allentown Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Allentown Methodist Church, 23 Church St., Allentown. More...

Opinion

Photo

Snowflakes on a car window on a cold snowy late afternoon. More...

Schools

Bee focuses students’ vision on geography

The excitement was at a fever pitch during the fifth tiebreaker question in a Geography Bee at the Millstone Township Middle School. More...

Gordon tapped to lead board

MILLSTONE — Margaret Gordon will be busier this year, as was evidenced at the Millstone Township K-8 School District Board of Education reorganization meeting on Jan. 5. In a 6-3 vote, the board members selected Gordon to serve as president. More...

Area schools and camps have so much to offer

The Lewis School of Princeton, founded in 1973 by Marsha Gaynor Lewis, is an internationally recognized, co-educational, independent private day school whose combined resources are dedicated to providing exceptional multisensory educational opportuni More...