February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

9/11 responder and survivor healthcare is permanent

Advocates for the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act have reason to celebrate. More...

Deep Cut Orchid Show

TOP PICK

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...

Letters

Residents warned about phony IRS calls

Across New Jersey, residents have been receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the IRS or the U.S. Treasury for a while. More...

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tuition plan makes sense

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a plan to make all public universities tuition-free. If this plan were to be instated, it would benefit the United States tremendously. More...

Seniors appreciate gifts, dinner from scouts

The Millstone Township seniors would like to thank the Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout leaders of Millstone Township for the Christmas dinner they gave us and for the gifts, baskets and food they give to us throughout the year. More...

Entertainment

Beth Stern cheers for the adorable athletes of ‘Kitten Bowl III’

During Sunday’s big game, some of the world’s most talented athletes took the field in the hopes of achieving a lifelong dream and finding victory in their sport’s greatest contest. More...

Waves of emotion in ‘The Finest Hours’

In theaters now

Of course, Disney’s The Finest Hours begs instant comparisons to 2000’s Oscarnominated film The Perfect Storm with star George Clooney. More...

Three television icons who’ve stood the test of time

What special gift keeps stars coming back to our TV screens in fresh iterations, finding new fans across the decades? Besides, of course, skilled writers and talent? Here are three of the most durable: More...

Sports

Andrews wants to remain focused on running strong

Robby Andrews’ motto for this year is “less is more.” The nationally ranked 1,500-meter runner from Manalapan wasn’t referring to his training. He was talking about his focus. More...

Redbirds trying to remain in race for Freedom Division title

ALLENTOWN VARSITY REPORT

Allentown High School’s girls’ basketball team is in a must-win situation over the next three games if it is to repeat as Colonial Valley Conference (CVC) Freedom Division champion. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team was selected to finish eighth in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league office in Annville, Pennsylvania, announced Feb. 2. More...

Couples share secrets of wedded bliss

Reminders of love flourish during the month of February. Hearts, roses, chocolates and cards are all reminders surrounding the celebration of Valentine’s Day. As the calendar approaches Feb. More...

Firefighters’ effort draws mayor’s praise

Millstone Township Mayor Bob Kinsey praised the efforts of the Millstone Township Fire Company and the firefighters who saved the life of a resident during a courageous rescue attempt in the community. More...

FOR THE RECORD

The New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against the Pinelands Commission in an attempt to stop the construction of the South Jersey Gas pipeline project in Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May counties. More...

Golden Knights to appear at air show

The U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, have been added to the “Power in the Pines” list of performers for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s 2016 open house and air show. More...

Bulletin Board

DATEBOOK

 The Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will host a Lionel train show at the Manalapan Community Center, 114 Route 33 West, Manalapan, on Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend and to enjoy the train displays. More...

Opinion

Photo

Crystalized roses made from isomalt created by Sophie Schildge during a demonstration at the Greater Media Newspapers Chocolate & Wine event on Jan. 29. More...

Action can be taken now to halt planned pipeline

YOUR TURN

For the past year, hundreds of citizens from Bordentown to Upper Freehold Township have spent countless hours and sleepless nights organizing, attending town meetings, writing letters to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), the Federal Ene More...

Columns

Sadie is a perfectly precious puppy ... until she isn’t

ARE WE THERE YET

Raising a puppy is like raising kids. You start out stern, large and in charge. More...

Obituaries

Angelina Brock

Angelina “Jean” Brock, 78, of Colts Neck, passed away on Feb. 2 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was born in Monmouth Junction, where she lived before moving to Colts Neck in 1958. More...

Frank J. Pallone Sr. dies at 92

Long-time public servant Frank J. Pallone Sr. has passed away at the age of 92. The former World War II tail gunner, sergeant, police detective and father of Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) passed away on Feb. More...

Schools

‘Barnum’ will bring excitement to Millstone

The Millstone Township Middle School is preparing to stage a production of the musical “Barnum,” which is based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum (1810-91), More...

Laws limit standardized tests, prohibit withholding of aid

Two bills dealing with issues in New Jersey’s schools have been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. More...

Seventh-grader wins spelling bee

Pupils from the Upper Freehold Regional School District had their spelling caps on when the Stone Bridge Middle School recently hosted its sixth annual Scripps Spelling Bee. More...

Business

Manalapan business joins JAR of Hope effort

JAR of Hope, a Manalapan foundation that seeks to assist children with a very rare fatal disease, has signed the first retail shop in its new Round-Up program. More...

Weichert executives named to 2015/2016 Swanepoel Power 200

Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors, and Martin J. More...

Best used cars for teens under $15,000

It’s worth spending a few extra dollars to obtain a safer car for the kids

It’s not easy handing over the car keys to a teen driver with a freshly minted license in hand. More...