September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

District mourns teacher

Staff members and students in the Upper Freehold Regional School District are continuing to mourn the death of teacher Lauren Mitchell. Superintendent of Schools Richard Fitzpatrick said Mitchell died on Sept. 4. More...

Songwriter puts personal experiences into music

A ccording to Colts Neck resident A.P. Mauro, the hallmark of country music used to be songs about life experiences: hardships, or love, or admiring someone from a distance. But that is not so much the case anymore. More...

Police continue to search for suspect in robberies

Law enforcement agencies in Freehold Township and Colts Neck are continuing to search for a suspect in connection with several robberies that have recently occurred in both communities. More...

Students, teachers limited in electronic interaction

MILLSTONE — Millstone Township students may not be friends with their teachers or any support staff employees on Facebook, according to Superintendent of Schools Scott Feder. More...

Alimony reform signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Robert Singer reforming New Jersey’s alimony laws to eliminate lifetime awards and establish guidelines for the amount and duration of awards has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. More...

Millstone Day will bring residents together Sept. 21

MILLSTONE — Residents will gather to celebrate their community when the Millstone Recreation Department hosts the annual Millstone Day event at Frogbridge Day Camp, 12 Yellow Meeting House Road, on Sept. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Home show set for Sept. 20-21

The region’s top home improvement professionals will gather at the Multipurpose Activity Center on the campus of Monmouth University, West Long Branch, on Sept. 20-21 for the Fall Home Improvement Show. More...

Add appeal, save on your remodeling project

Tips to make the most of your budget

For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin.According to the 2013 Cost vs.Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on More...

Five simple tips to enhance your home’s personality

Your home can say a lot about you.A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. More...

Opinion

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Colorful mums bring a feeling of fall to Battleview Orchards, Freehold Township. More...

GUEST COLUMN

Six years later, unknowns remain in N.J. health insurance market

When the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters convened its first symposium on health care in 2009, there was tremendous optimism for a solution to the health care crisis that has hit this country. More...

Teachers are not to blame for lagging education system

GUEST COLUMN

This commentary is written to everyone and anyone who prides themselves on having common sense. Unfortunately, this leaves out the very people I wish to reach. More...

Business

Gloria Nilson & Co. introduces charm, modern living in Bordentown

Nine new construction homes have just become available through Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate in the East Haven Woods community of Bordentown. More...

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Barbara Westrich, left, and Tracey Foley share a laugh during their visit to the 23rd annual Bluegrass and Pig Roast Harvest Festival Weekend held at the Cream Ridge Winery, Upper Freehold Township. More...

Later school start time sought for teens

Parents know all too well the battle of pulling teenagers out of bed to go to school. Karen Famiglietti would like to change that longstanding tradition and give teenagers a little more time before they begin their school day. More...

New Jersey will allow sports betting at racetracks, casinos

Within the next month, representatives of Monmouth Park, Oceanport, expect to see patrons wagering on New York Jets and New York Giants football games and other sporting events. More...

Blues and BBQ festival returning to Marlboro

MARLBORO — The fourth annual Marlboro Blues & BBQ Festival will make its fiery return to the township on Sept. 20, featuring food, music and a chance to win a guitar signed by Bon Jovi. More...

Authorities: Connecticut man participated in bomb threats

Nine months after bomb threats at Allentown High School and at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel caused panic, a Connecticut man has been charged with federal offenses in connection with his alleged involvement in those incidents. More...

Remembering 9/11

Top right: Family members, guests, township officials and representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion take part in a silent tribute at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on Sep More...

Pearson–Largen

Janet (Burns-Beck, formerly of Millstone Township) and Jim Beck of Princeton and Hilton Head, S.C., announce the engagement of their son, William Largen, to Brittany Pearson, daughter of Lee and Helen Pearson of Wilmington, N.C. More...

Gov. Christie: Consolidate to lower tax bills

Municipal and school district officials should consider consolidating as a way to slow escalating property taxes and costs, Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd gathered at an amphitheater on the Long Branch beachfront Aug. 19. More...

Professor will offer lecture, play Dylan songs at museum

On Oct. 19, the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will host a twopart program featuring David Brahinsky. More...

Projects are easy, affordable with SMART Carpet

Fall is a fantastic time of year for home improvement projects. More...

Corbin can help you with all your electrical needs

Corbin Electrical Services is a full-service residential and commercial electrical contractor, serving the community for more than 35 years.They are licensed and bonded to conduct business in New Jersey, Florida and Delaware. More...

Big SUVs are back in a big way

Full-size SUVs are gaining in popularity once again among those with a purposeful need for what are among the most versatile rides on the road

Originally engineered for tradespeople and outdoor enthusiasts, full-size truck-based SUVs became the darlings of driveways across America throughout the 1990s for their rugged go-anywhere personas. More...

Letters

Stop misuse of accessible parking placards

This is an open letter to all of you using your deceased Aunt Rose’s accessible parking placard. As it says right on the placard, you must also be carrying a current, valid disabled person ID card. More...

Columns

ARE WE THERE YET

This old dog has had it with new tricks

Paperwork. Oh, how I loathe doing it. My beloved spouse and I have done the best we could to make it tolerable. More...

A&E with Jeremy

Network TV fights back this fall

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. More...

Sports

Allentown shuts out Notre Dame in football opener

ALLENTOWN A llentown High School’s football team again opened its season under Jay Graber with a victory, but this one was even sweeter for the head coach who beat his alma mater, Notre Dame High School, 30-0, on Sept. 12. More...

NJ Cheetahs add new 18U team based in Chicago

The New Jersey Cheetahs, coming off a successful summer in its second year in the national premier softball stage, is preparing for an ambitious fall schedule and is adding a new 18U team based in the Chicago area. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Millstone Demolition, a U12 Boys Travel soccer team that plays within the Millstone United Travel Soccer club, finished in first place this past spring. More...