April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Mad Dog’ Lopez inducted into rock hall

A s Bruce Springsteen began his speech to induct the E Street Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said, “In the beginning, there was Vini ‘Mad Dog’ Lopez …” More...

Sara’s Law brings attention to notifying next-of-kin

I t has been three years since the passage of Sara’s Law — and Betty Dubinin is still getting the word out to the public about a state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin contacts. More...

Sandy’s aftermath

The remains of the Sandy-battered boardwalk in Long Branch line the beaches April 17. More...

Art events set for May 3

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The Freehold Art Society and the Freehold Township Heritage Society, in conjunction with “Weekend in Old Monmouth,” will sponsor two art events at the Oakley Farmstead, 189 Wemrock Road, Freehold Township, from 1 More...

Film shows work as path to adulthood

For Nicholas, holding down a job at the East Brunswick Stop & Shop is a huge opportunity that has boosted his self-esteem and propelled him into adulthood. More...

Litter pulled from waterways

MILLSTONE — Over two weekends, volunteers from 12 communities joined with the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and area municipalities to remove 11,664 pounds of trash from local streams and lakes as part of the watershed association More...

PBA to host motorcycle ride

MANALAPAN — The Manalapan PBA Local 229 and Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will host a motorcycle charity ride on May 24. The event will honor veterans of the Vietnam War, according to a press release. More...

Veterans recount experiences in local scout’s documentary

MILLSTONE — Derek Matthews has created an eye-opening documentary titled “Vietnam: The Veterans Perspective” that will be shown at elementary schools in Monmouth and Ocean counties this spring. More...

Children can enjoy a unique summer camp experience at Around the Corner Art Center

Around the Corner Art Center is anxious for summer to arrive and art camp to begin.The Little Picassos (ages 5-8) and Master Monets (8- 13) bring lots of excitement, energy and creativity to the art center. More...

Facts about childhood fever

Fevers scare many parents.When a child’s temperatures rises, it can induce panic and helplessness. More...

Audubon plans trip to Allaire

The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host its annual field trip to Allaire State Park, Wall Township, on May 3. More...

Rutgers Day, Ag Field Day, Folk Festival offer fun for all

Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event takes place from 10 a.m. More...

Columns

Health options exist for small businesses

Small business owners looking to make sense of the Affordable Care Act and provide health insurance options to their employees have new resources available. More...

ARE WE THERE YET

The secret of Easter dinner is in the list

Just last week, as I prepared for Easter dinner, I did as any woman would do. I fell to my knees and prayed for strength. Then I compiled a list. There is nothing quite like the Easter dinner list. More...

Business

Gloria Nilson & Co. associate marketing new construction luxury home in Rumson

Gloria Nilson & Co Real Estate sales associate Mario Venancio is pleased to announce that he is marketing 7 Heathcliff Road in Rumson, a magnificent estate home designed and built by Navesink Fine Homebuilding, Rumson’s premier luxury home More...

Verdana Howell named ‘Community of the Year’ by New Jersey Builders Association

Monmouth County enclave takes top honor at Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards Banquet in Atlantic City

Sterling Properties and AST Development announces that the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) has named Verdana Howell, the joint-venture partnership’s successful rental enclave in Howell, “Community of the Year.” Bestowed durin More...

Emergency managers learn from Sandy

I n New Jersey, where tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, nor’easters and hurricanes are just some of the disasters perpetually on the horizon, it pays to be prepared. More...

Farm owner will cut back on animals

A Millstone Township resident who was charged with inadequately caring for more than 200 animals living on his Stillhouse Road property has been ordered by a municipal judge to reduce the number of animals on his farm and to provide better accommodat More...

Freeholders seek stricter limits on preservation participation

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has passed a resolution urging state officials to enact legislation that would prohibit members of county and local boards and their immediate family members from participating in government-funded farm More...

Freehold shooter remains at large

FREEHOLD — Law enforcement personnel continued their search this week for the individual who shot a 39-year-old man in his Ford Avenue home on April 15. More...

Rock for the Nurses set for June 1

The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund announced it will team up with the Idle Hour Restaurant & Bar in Point Pleasant Borough to help the nurses of Ocean Medical Center at its third annual nursing scholarship fundraiser, “Rock for the More...

Millstone pupils’ artwork recalls Rwandan genocide

MILLSTONE — Several pupils from the Millstone Township Middle School have works of art on display in an exhibit titled “100 Days of Silence,” a dynamic initiative that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against t More...

Special Kays kick off season with awards

Special Kays — a nonprofit, nationally recognized competitive dance team of the New Jersey Center of Dance and Performing Arts — received numerous high-level awards at the Groove Regional Dance Competition (Millstone) on March 14-16 and a More...

CentraState to host Walk MS

Participants in the annual Walk MS event will raise money to assist more than 13,000 New Jersey residents who are living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Walk MS will kick off in New Jersey on April 27 at 10 a.m. More...

N.J. native follows calling to wildlife sanctuary

Suzan Bellincampi spent one recent sun-splashed morning pounding stakes into the sand and setting up a makeshift fence to safeguard some of the marine birds in her corner of Martha’s Vineyard. More...

Artist finds inspiration and stories in nature

Call her the tree whisperer. More...

Keeping kids active once the school year ends

I n many ways, today’s kids have busier schedules than any previous generation of youngsters. More...

Ranney Summer Programs offer opportunities for children to explore, learn and play

Come discover a world of adventure this summer in Ranney Summer Programs! With more than 30 years of experience in summer adventures, Ranney Summer Programs are a favorite of families in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties. More...

Help your child transition from a crib to a bed

Much of a young child’s life revolves around adapting to new situations. Even when a routine is established, things can change and new skills must be learned. More...

22nd Annual Central Jersey RV Show and Food Drive to be held May 2-4

The 22nd Annual Central Jersey RV Show once again expects to draw a record crowd in addition to collecting a record amount of food donations. The dates for this year’s event are May 2-4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Citizens must make their feelings known

The element that controls both political parties will not allow a resolution against torture, secret and unlimited detention, and the suspension of a person’s legal rights. More...

Opinion

Photo

Hal Shaw, background, and his Allentown High School baseball teammates play “pepper” prior to the Redbirds’ game against Hopewell Vally on April 16 in Allentown. More...

Sports

Monticello shares love of golf through instruction

When Nick Monticello played golf for Allentown High School’s varsity team about 10 years ago, he wanted to share his interest with fellow students playing other sports. More...