September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

Towns can take steps toward sustainability

Clean Ocean Action (COA) has launched a statewide initiative to encourage municipalities to protect water quality. More...

Actor-turned-playwright makes ‘Dinner’ at NJ Rep

Dan Lauria has a certain approach to writing plays: The more serious the theme, the more the audience should be laughing. More...

Colonial-era family to hold reunion Oct. 5

The Slocums of New Jersey will hold their annual family reunion from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Ocean Place Resort, 1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch. The Slocums were early settlers of Long Branch in 1668. More...

‘Tablet Tuesday’ set for Sept. 30 at library

The Long Branch Public Library will host its “Tablet Tuesday” program from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the library’s Technology Center at 328 Broadway. The program is held at the library on the last Tuesday of each month. More...

West End post office closed for repairs

LONG BRANCH — The West End satellite post office on Brighton Avenue will be closed indefinitely while repairs are being made to the building’s floor. 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...

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...

Columns

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...

Q&A

Flashy and small

Q: We love our son’s new Mercedes CLA, especially the smallish size. We’d like a small premium vehicle, but we don’t wish to do business with our local Mercedes dealer because of a history. More...

Business

Magnificent estate offers perfection in Spring Lake

When Jack and Charlotte Lavery purchased a rare double lot at 15 Madison Avenue in 2002, they spared no expense creating one of the area’s most distinctive homes and the subject of a 12-page feature in DesignNJ magazine. More...

Century 21 sweeps J.D. Power 2014 satisfaction study

Century 21 Real Estate, the iconic brand with the world’s largest real estate franchise sales organization, announced that it has been ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by the recently released J.D. More...

Weichert Financial Services names new chief operating officer

Stephen Adamo, president of Weichert Financial Services, announces that Tim McLaughlin has been named to the newly created position of chief operating officer. More...

Bulletin Board

- The West Long Branch Fire Co. No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary will host a tea party from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 21 at 379 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch.Enjoy an assortment of teas, delicious finger foods and light desserts. More...

Photo

Shore Regional High School football players celebrate after defeating Keyport in the rain on Sept. 13. The Blue Devils won the Shore Conference game played in Keyport, 21-6. More...

Long Branch beach fees set record

Despite the lack of a boardwalk, it was a record-breaking summer for Long Branch beaches, which generated a new high of $1.87 million in revenues during the 2014 season. More...

Trucktober fest

Top: Mona Poor and Nick Leone, of Morris Grilled Cheese, are ready to serve their specialty at Food Trucktoberfest, a culinary celebration of food trucks held at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport on Sept. 13. More...

Eatontown mulls demolition of vacant housing units at fort

EATONTOWN — Borough officials are investigating the cost of demolishing the vacant and deteriorating former U.S. Army housing units at Fort Monmouth. More...

Eatontown to wait a year on Wampum Park grant

EATONTOWN — Members of the Eatontown Borough Council decided to defer an application for a county grant to fund Wampum Park upgrades, saying more time is needed to consider new features proposed for the park. More...

Grant to fund upgrades along Brighton Avenue

LONG BRANCH — Funding is in place for the city to soon begin a $750,000 streetscape project designed to improve pedestrian safety on Brighton Avenue. More...

Kids can read to a therapy dog Sept. 24

The West Long Branch Library at 95 Poplar Ave. will offer its children’s program, “Read to a Therapy Dog,” at 4 p.m. Sept. 24. Children in grades K-4 can choose a library book or bring their own to read to certified therapy dogs. More...

Look locally when shopping for your fall home improvement needs

The fall season is the perfect backdrop for deep cleaning, home spruce-ups and home improvement projects you’ve been putting off, inside and outside of your home. Now is the time to shop around for those household items you need and desire. More...

Lawn care tips for fall

Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. Fertilizing 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 truckbased SUVs became the darlings of driveways across America throughout the 1990s for their rugged go-anywhere personas. More...

Letters

Reader explains presence of flags

Have you ever wondered as you drive down Logan Road in Wanamassa, at the corners of Brower Boulevard and Thomas Avenue, why there are two American flags attached to the utility poles? More...

Opinion

Photo

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

Sports

Legendary Shore coach Williams honored by ex-players, school

The name of longtime field hockey head coach Nancy Williams now adorns the Shore Regional High School field, a permanent reminder of her place in the program’s storied history. More...

Monmouth, ESPN reach agreement to broadcast Hawks’ events

Monmouth University and ESPN have announced an agreement that will bring Hawks athletic contests to ESPN3 beginning later this year. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Sky Blue FC defender Caitlin Foord has signed with Australian club Perth Glory Women, which competes in the W-League. Foord, who was signed by Sky Blue FC on March 6, 2013, competed with the team for two seasons. More...