August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Homes sought for racehorses

A nyone want to adopt a horse? The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is opening its barn doors for a meet-and-greet at its farm on Arneytown Hornerstown Road in the Cream Ridge section of Upper Freehold Township from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 12. More...

Bill targets drivers who ignore suspended license

Two state legislators said they are drafting a bill that, if eventually signed into law, would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence for individuals convicted of driving with a suspended license multiple times. More...

Lopez, Whistler will perform in Freehold

FREEHOLD — Drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez and soul singer and songwriter Paul Whistler will perform as part of the Sunday Night Jazz and Blues Concert Series sponsored by the Freehold Borough Arts Council (FBAC) from 7-9 p.m. Sept. More...

Cooking event features White House chefs

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host “Forks and Corks: A White House Dinner” on Sept. 27 at Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township. More...

Driving a ‘greener’ car

You don’t have to trade in your current car to own one that’s both more environmentally friendly and — as a bonus — saves money at the gas pump.

With gas prices continuing to bounce like a ping-pong ball between the upper and lower $3/gallon range, depending on location and the time of year, fuel economy remains paramount among new-car shoppers. More...

Opinion

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Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Obituaries

James Edward Cunningham

James Cunningham, 75, of the Clarksburg section of Millstone Township and Jensen Beach, Fla., passed away on Aug. 19, 2014, at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Jim was born in New York City in 1938. More...

Sports

Hawks excited about joining Big South Conference football

nticipation for the start of the college football season always runs high this time of the summer. More...

Ricci gearing up for first year as Allentown’s athletic director

ALLENTOWN N ew Allentown High School Director of Athletics Phil Ricci watched from the sidelines with excitement and admiration as Mary Ellen McCarthy coached the Redbirds’ field hockey team through its first preseason scrimmage on Aug. 21. More...

Lakewood awaits word on student missing in Israel

LAKEWOOD — Community members gathered outside the Lakewood municipal building at a press conference on Aug. 26 as concern grows over the whereabouts of a Lakewood resident who has been reported missing in Israel. More...

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

Teen overcomes challenges to achieve Eagle Scout rank

When Ryan Sahlin, 18, told his Boy Scout leader that he wanted to become an Eagle Scout, the young man was just 11 years old. More...

Freeholders urging support for border states

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders is calling on President Barack Obama and other government leaders to take necessary steps to support the nation’s border states in securing the U.S. border. More...

Girl Scout planning Halloboo Math fun

Parents and youngsters are going to have a chance to do Halloboo Math this fall in Millstone Township and Allentown. More...

Officials consider options for review of Rt. 33 ideas

The future of development in Manalapan may focus on the Route 33 corridor. More...

Letters

Action needed now to restore democracy

I magine that the United States is still a democracy, that the big money in politics from corporations and the wealthy had not given these special interests control of our government and drowned out the voices of most Americans. More...

Columns

ARE WE THERE YET

What gizmo will they think up next?

I can’t help but marvel at technology. When I was a kid, I remember looking at our 19-inch television set and thinking, well, there’s no improving on that. More...

Q&A

Mat matters

Q: I don’t understand the entirety of this floormat covering-gas-pedal syndrome (that you recently wrote about) that has led to unintended acceleration. How does one even leave their driveway or the curb under this scenario? More...

Business

Home equity: to borrow or not to borrow?

Many homeowners who were once underwater now find that not only are they high and dry, but that their home sits above a well of cash. More...

RE/MAX sees opportunity in recovering market

More than 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors recently gathered in San Francisco for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. More...