October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ocean Twp. board seeks support for $28.9M referendum

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — School district officials are seeking public support for a $28.9 million referendum that could potentially fund upgrades to all five district schools. More...

Monsters and spirits wander Allaire village

The Historic Village at Allaire is not really haunted, but that hasn’t stopped the 19th-century ironworks from becoming the subject of ghost stories and urban legends among locals. More...

Voters to decide future of open space funding

The future of funding for environmental programs in the state will be determined in the upcoming election. More...

Question on ballot aims to reform bail process

A ballot question that focuses on the pretrial detention of certain suspects will be placed before voters in the Nov. 4 general election. More...

Event to spotlight area chefs, designers

The fourth annual Long Branch Chef Challenge, an event that features tastings of signature dishes prepared by notable area chefs, will be held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa, 1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch. More...

Sound experts differ on impact of proposed motocross track

TINTON FALLS — Sound experts presented conflicting testimony at a Tinton Falls Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing on an application for a proposed motocross facility. More...

Authorities: Drug ring spanned three counties

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have converged on central New Jersey to take down a drug organization headed by a suspect with residences in Sayreville and Neptune. More...

Lyme disease fundraiser takes place Oct. 26

A fundraiser to raise awareness about Lyme disease and to fund prevention education will take place 1-6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Jenkinson’s Pavilion in Pt. Pleasant Beach. The 9th Annual Great Imitator Fundraiser is hosted by the John Drulle M.D. More...

Library sets its November programs

The West Long Branch Library at 95 Poplar Ave. has several programs for children during November. Registration is required for programs by calling the library at 732-222-5993. Parents and guardians must remain in the library for all programs. More...

Chamber’s networking event set for Nov. 12

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce (GOTCC) has announced registration is now open for its After Hours Mixer networking opportunity at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Capitol Lighting, 353 Route 35, Eatontown. More...

County will complete child advocacy center

A ground-breaking ceremony was held recently for the second phase of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center, Freehold Township. More...

American Red Cross seeks to reduce fire deaths, injuries

The American Red Cross has announced a new campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. Seven times a day, someone in the United States dies in a fire, according to the Red Cross. More...

Spooky tours set at Atlantic Highlands mansion

Two weekends of Halloween festivities are coming to the historic Strauss Mansion at 27 Prospect Circle in Atlantic Highlands. On Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. More...

Clowns, creepy dolls put fright in Haunted Theater

Zombies, the Jersey Devil and creepy dolls are just a few of the many horrific surprises in store for those who dare to enter Brookdale Community College’s Haunted Theater. More...

Spooky tours slated at historic mansion

Two weekends of Halloween festivities are coming to the historic Strauss Mansion at 27 Prospect Circle in Atlantic Highlands. On Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. More...

Adoption fees reduced at animal shelter

The Monmouth County SPCA is encouraging residents to adopt a dog during October, which is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. The animal shelter has locations at 260 Wall St., Eatontown, and the Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold. More...

Horse play

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ponies up with fresh styling and added sophistication

A rguably the most anticipated car for the 2015 model year is a radically redesigned version of the venerable Ford Mustang, being released this fall to coincide with the original “pony car’s” 50th anniversary. More...

Opinion

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Bright flowers line the Garden State Parkway north roadway on the approach to the exit for Red Bank on Oct. 18. More...

Columns

Q&A

‘Doping and driving’

Q: We live in Washington, where recreational marijuana is now being sold. I’ve been giving my 20-year-old warnings about doping and driving. More...

Business

N.J. Apartment Assoc. announces finalists for 2014 Garden State Awards of Excellence

The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) has announced the finalists for its 2014 Annual Garden State Awards of Excellence. More...

Century 21 Burke Realty opens in North Brunswick

Century 21 Burke Realty announced it has opened its doors in North Brunswick, further expanding the presence of the Century 21 brand in the Garden State. More...

Weichert, Realtors donates $80,000 to American Cancer Society for breast cancer research

Weichert, Realtors successfully raised $80,000 in donations for the American Cancer Society (ACS) to fund breast cancer research during its 14th Annual Charity Golf Outing. More...

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Shore Regional High School’s Halah Davis aims for the ball in her match against Glen Rock High School during the NJSIAA Group I semifinals held at Mercer County Park in West Windsor on Oct. More...

Long Branch bonds to fund boardwalk

Through two summer seasons, city officials in Long Branch faced criticism for not rebuilding the Sandy-damaged boardwalk. But officials insisted on waiting for federal funds for the project — and their patience paid off. More...

Neighborhood watch groups keep eye on Ocean Township

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — For the past 61 years, residents in the Colonial Terrace section have banded together to volunteer for a neighborhood watch. More...

Radio for help

G. Daniel Henrickson, general manager of Greater Media New Jersey, parent company of Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM, presents a check for $2,800 to help fund the new St. Peter’s University Hospital Emergency Department. More...

Long Branch names first poet laureate

LONG BRANCH — Emanuel di Pasquale’s long and distinguished career has culminated with the celebrated poet being named the city’s first poet laureate. More...

Flash mob to spread message of kindness

RED BANK — A Life Vest Inside: Kindness Boomerang “One Day” event will be held 1 p.m. Nov. 9 on Broad and White streets in Red Bank. More...

University slates symposium, luncheon

Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute (UCI) will host the 10th annual Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon and Ocean Future Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30, at Monmouth University’s Woodrow Wilson Hall, West Long Branch. More...

All bets are on for sports wagering at racetrack

The first legal wagers in New Jersey on a sporting event are expected to be placed at Monmouth Park on Oct. 26, despite last-minute intervention by the four major sports leagues. More...

Mayoral race highlights Eatontown elections

EATONTOWN — Borough Council President Dennis J. Connelly is running to unseat four-term Mayor Gerald J. Tarantolo in the Nov. 4 election. More...

Area schools welcome educators from Taiwan

A delegation of 18 educators from New Taipei City, Taiwan, visited four public school districts in Monmouth County during the week of Oct. 4-8, according to Rocco Tomazic, the superintendent of schools in the Freehold Borough K-8 School District. More...

Funds distributed to local nonprofits

OCEANPORT — The Monmouth Park Charity Fund held its 67th annual Distribution of Funds Tea on Sept. 24 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack. More...

Essay contest focuses on Hispanic heritage

Cablevision’s Optimum Community and Olympusat Inc. will sponsor the seventh annual Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest in recognition of the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans. More...

JCP&L maintains list of customers who use life-support equipment

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is reminding customers who use electronically operated life-support equipment or who depend on private wellwater to register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to thei More...

Applications due for arts achievement awards

The annual VSA/NJ Arts Achievement Awards, including the Student Arts Excellence Awards, will be presented to students with special needs who are ages 14-21 — not to exceed 12th grade — and show outstanding achievement in an art form. More...

Hayrides will encounter ‘Creatures of the Night’

MIDDLETOWN — Huber Woods will be getting festive — and educational — on the “Creatures of the Night” hayrides taking place this weekend. More...

Animal Hall of Fame accepting submissions

The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association is accepting nominations for the 20th annual Animal Hall of Fame. To make a nomination, visit njvma.org. More...

School receives national honor

Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township, has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for 2014. More...

Community service event set for Oct. 25

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University’s Student Government Association is looking for worksites for its Big Event community service day, which will be held 11 a.m-4 p.m. Oct. 25. More...

Letters

Resident questions freeholder’s attendance

A s I sat in the back row during a recent Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) monthly meeting, it occurred to me that, once again, incumbent Freeholder Lillian Burry, who is the county freeholder board’s appointee to FMERA, More...

Voice your opinion by voting

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. With a reported 5 million women being abused by an intimate partner each year, we have to do more. More...

Vote ‘yes’ on Public Question 2

New Jersey has a long and successful history of protecting and preserving our open space, parks, farmland and historic treasures. More...

Sports

Bulldogs’ Fahey achieves goal with state singles victory

Before the season even started, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Kate Fahey set a goal of winning the NJSIAA tennis title in girls singles. On Oct. More...

Delivering the serve

Shore Regional High School’s Kelly DuBois serves the ball during her second doubles match against Glen Rock High School in the NJSIAA Group I semifinals at Mercer County Park on Oct. 17. More...

Behind Willis, Green Wave’s ground game is rolling along

LONG BRANCH L ong Branch High School’s football team has relied on its ground game to overcome a challenging schedule in 2014. More...