August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Christie: Consolidate to cut taxes

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

Long Branch man charged with attempted murder

A Long Branch man is facing charges of attempted murder and weapons offenses related to a shooting outside a city eatery, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. More...

Fort Monmouth board scrambles as builder exits

FORT MONMOUTH — The board overseeing the redevelopment of Fort Monmouth is back to square one on a proposal for 486 housing units after terminating a purchase agreement with the developer at the builder’s behest. More...

Beck: Suburban school districts ‘overburdened’

SHREWSBURY — Concerned with rising school taxes, members of the Shrewsbury community turned to Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) for possible solutions. Councilwoman Deidre DerAsadourian said at an Aug. More...

Cooking event features chefs from White House

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

Shredding day set for city, county residents

The city of Long Branch, along with the Department of Public Works and Monmouth County Recycling and Solid Waste Planning, will sponsor a document-shredding event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 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

Photo

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

Sports

Hawks excited about joining Big South Conference football

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

Freehold Raceway reopens for live racing

Freehold Raceway will awaken to the sound of thunder from the hoofbeats of some of the best standardbred trotters and pacers in the country when live racing returns on Aug. 28. More...

Blue Devils set sights on cross-country sectionals

SHORE REGIONAL S hore Regional High School’s boys and girls cross-country teams return a slew of experienced runners, as the Blue Devils look to make a strong run in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I sectional. 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...

Local man has full count on baseball stadium visits

Tommy Singer has attended baseball games in stadiums from Fenway Park in Boston to Safeco Field in Seattle — and everywhere in between. More...

Light the Night Walk scheduled for Oct. 18

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Light the Night Walk will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Great Lawn by McKinley Street and Whitman Terrace in Long Branch. More...

Planners approve proposal for beer garden

LONG BRANCH — Plans for a beer garden were approved last week, and the developer is hoping the project will spark a resurgence on lower Broadway. More...

Volunteers for Clearwater Festival needed

The 39th annual New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Festival will return to the Great Lawn at the ocean Promenade in Long Branch on Sept. 13. The festival will take place 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Ocean Boulevard and Cooper Avenue. More...

Eatontown proposes changes to police promotions policy

EATONTOWN — The Borough Council unanimously introduced an ordinance that would change procedures for police promotions at the request of Police Chief Michael Goldfarb. The ordinance introduced at the Aug. More...

Golf outing to benefit teen with rare disorder

Golfers and sponsors are needed for the 16th annual Brandon Blair Golf Outing on Sept. 22 at Ocean Acres Country Club, 925 Buccaneer Lane, Manahawkin. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $135 per golfer. More...

Letters

Celebrate suffrage on Women’s Equality Day

A ug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day. Let’s celebrate the fact that women can vote. The late Bella Abzug introduced this resolution in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote, regardless of sex. More...

Columns

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

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign has raised more than $500,000 to date for the Valerie Fund. More...

How to come up with the down payment

Saving for a down payment is tough — especially if you’re a young home shopper. Here are saving strategies that millennials and other cash-strapped, would-be buyers can use to get into a home sooner.

For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment can be a struggle. But without the necessary upfront finances, the dream of homeownership can be difficult to achieve. This especially is true for younger house hunters. 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...