February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Saturday

Close to 1,000 people attended a Chocolate and Wine event sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch, last weekend. More...

Backpack Crew packs food to help families

RED BANK — For many families in Monmouth County, the free/subsidized lunch children receive during school is sometimes their main and only meal of the day, according to local officials. More...

IN THE SERVICE

Anthony S. More...

Supervised exercises help with knee osteoarthritis

A recently updated review of research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA), who completed exercise programs, experienced a moderate improvement in pain and function, a result tak More...

Physical therapy a good first choice before surgery for rotator cuff tears

Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, would do just as well with “conservative treatment” such as physical therapy. More...

Kids in need receive free dental care

Local dentist, Dr. Cavan Brunsden and the KidZdent team, will provide a day of free preventive and emergency dental care for uninsured, underprivileged children ages 12 and under, as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM). More...

Nureyev’s Eyes

TOP PICK

George Street Playhouse has announced the cast of David Rush’s Nureyev’s Eyes, which runs through Feb. 21 at the New Brunswick theatre. More...

Columns

Healing hearts after losing a child

LIFE STORIES WITH LISA

Ask any Mom or Dad what their worst fear is, chances are they’ll say it’s to lose a child. Losing a child changes everything. Forever. Every part of us. The why’s, what if’s and why me’s? More...

Letters

Morality was not invented with the Bible

Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson recently said that moral values come from a belief in God and the Bible. More...

Entertainment

Julianne Hough is the one that FOX wants as its star-packed extravaganza’s Sandy

Julianne Hough has been hopelessly devoted to Grease since she was a little girl. More...

Winter fun for little dumplings

In theaters now

Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest offering from DreamWorks Animation, rolls into theaters in time for Chinese New Year and to rescue kids from winter’s bitter chill. More...

Sports

Huskies look to build off conference success at sectionals

Following strong showings at the Shore Conference Championships Jan. More...

Lions, Eagles gear up for Mayor’s Cup duel on ice

Middletown High School North’s ice hockey team has gotten much of the attention around its town this season, as the defending NJSIAA Public B champions are 11-1-1, including a 4- 3 victory over Middletown High School South early in the season. More...

CBA conquers Howell again in conference wrestling final

The rematch lived up to the hype and expectations. It didn’t seem possible for the Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) and Howell High School wrestling teams to top their thrilling dual meet Jan. More...

Gun sales up in the Garden State

Gun dealers are doing brisk business in the Garden State, where stringent gun laws require thorough background checks for the right to own a firearm. More...

District focuses on guidance counselors’ role

From academic support to one-on-one or group sessions, school guidance counselors provide a variety of skills and services for students to take advantage of to help them become productive citizens in the community. As established by N.J.A.C. More...

Dearborn Market to host Deep Cut orchid show

Thousands of spectacularly colorful flowers will brighten cold winter days at the 19th annual Deep Cut Orchid Society show. The largest orchid show in the tri-state area is scheduled for Feb. 11-14 at Dearborn Market, Route 35, Holmdel. More...

Boy Scout Troop 246 recognizes two new Eagle Scouts

MIDDLETOWN — Boy Scout Troop 246 of Middletown celebrated the achievements of Jack McQuade and Jonathan Kiernan, who became Eagle Scouts, with an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at Elks Lodge 233 in Red Bank, where former Eagle Scouts, troop memb More...

State your age, weight and heart health ...

Gaining weight is especially dangerous as people age, and the effects on the heart can be devastating

Many think it’s just natural to put on weight as one ages, but some health experts say it may be the worst time in a person’s life to put on weight and get out of shape. Yet unfortunately, more and more seniors are becoming obese. More...

Teacher scores high in recovery from brain tumor surgery

Matthew Marciano, a 35-year-old teacher at Long Valley Middle School in Washington Township, lives in a world of scores: the scores his eighth-grade social studies students will give him, the scores they will get on their tests, his golf score &mdash More...

Oh baby, it’s cold outside: cold weather workout clothing

Someone once told me that for every day the average temperature falls below 25 degrees, a person’s waistline will increase one-eighth of an inch. An urban myth created by a personal trainer? Who knows? More...

Bulletin Board

Residents can sign up for notification system

The Middletown Township Police Department has launched a new notification system that will provide information on emergencies and community events to residents who register for the program. Registration is free. More...

Church will hold pancake supper Feb. 9

All Saints’ Memorial Church will hold a Pancake Supper from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Parish House, 202 Navesink Ave., Navesink. Dinner is $6 for adults, $3 for children age 3 and up or $13 per family. Takeout will be available. More...

‘Sweetheart’ dances slated in Holmdel on Feb. 20

The Holmdel Recreation Department is sponsoring two special dances for children and their parents in February. A Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Dance will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Indian Hill School, 735 Holmdel Road, Holmdel. More...

Opinion

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Athletes wait to compete in the pole vault during the 2016 Shore Conference Track and Field Championships at the John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex, Toms River, on Jan. 27. More...

Obituaries

William R. Walters

William (Bob) R. Walters of Belle Isle, Florida, passed away on Jan. 29. Bob moved to Orlando with his family in November 1979 from Mayport, Florida, after retiring from the Navy as a chief petty officer. Bob served in the Navy for 26 years. More...

Schools

Hazlet soccer group seeks applicants for scholarships

HAZLET — The Hazlet United Soccer Association prides itself on developing and teaching youngsters the game of soccer. This local nonprofit also seeks to reward its students of the game. More...

Business

JCP&L posts best service reliability numbers in 2015

As a result of an ongoing infrastructure investment campaign, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) posted its best service reliability numbers in 13 years in 2015. More...

The path to success: a career in real estate

According to Weichert, Realtors, there are three common perks that draw people to pursue a career in real estate: the opportunity for independence, the ability to create their own flexible hours, and the potential to earn unlimited income. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Mario Venancio, a sales associate for more than two decades with Gloria Nilson & Co. More...