July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County fair has humble beginnings

Local county fairs may seem modern, with their theme park-like rides and fried everything. But their roots date back more than a century. The Monmouth County Fair was first held more than 150 years ago. More...

New resource center aids Sandy victims

While so much has been accomplished and rebuilt in the 20 months following superstorm Sandy, there is still work to be done. More...

Keyport moves to secure funds for recovery

Keyport is moving forward with the process of securing funds for sluggish Sandy recovery efforts and will now submit claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More...

Sea Bright waits for ambulance payback

The Sea Bright Fire Department owes the municipality more than $100,000 for an ambulance purchased following superstorm Sandy, according to a borough official. More...

Newly designed app helps owners find missing pets

A n interactive smartphone app is expected to help pet owners find their lost animals. More...

Police warn residents about scam involving Wal-Mart

Police are warning the public of an email scam attempt titled either “TASK-2014!!” or “Wal*mart.” More...

Clam Festival set for July 31-Aug. 3 in Highlands

The Highlands Business Partnership’s 20th annual Clam Festival will be held July 31 to Aug. 3, rain or shine, at Huddy Park on Bay and Waterwitch avenues. Admission and parking are free. More...

Reingle–Gonzalez

MILESTONES

Jennifer Marie Reingle, daughter of Robert E. and Patricia A. Reingle, of Aberdeen, was married March 22, 2014, to Julio Caesar Gonzalez, son of Robert and Ana Garza, of Harlingen, Texas. More...

Preventative care important for pets

All About Pets

A ccording to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. More...

Local artists showcase nature-inspired works

IN THE ARTS

A n exhibit of paintings by Red Bank artists Katie Anne Stone and Eileen Kennedy is on view at the Art Alliance of Monmouth County in Red Bank. More...

Columns

Want lower property taxes? Change New Jersey’s justices

On July 7, WKXW-FM posted a news story on its website reporting that state legislators may be in session in Trenton during the traditional summer break. More...

Letters

Jimmy Fund Golf extends their thanks

Jimmy Fund Golf extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the Edison branch’s annual Charity Golf Outing held June 16 at Beacon Hill Country Club, Atlantic Highlands. More...

Keep pets cool and safe this summer

While driving on a hot summer afternoon a few years, I passed a man walking two dogs. Something struck me about the bigger dog as wrong. More...

Common Core tramples on the Constitution

The oath of office for an elected Board of Education member in New Jersey reads like this: “I (name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and th More...

Sports

A football classic

St. John Vianney High School’s Bill DeMato, playing quarterback for the Monmouth County all-stars, tries to run a play during the U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Football Classic at Brick Township High School on July 17. More...

Lacrosse teams look to build off first varsity seasons

The wins were modest, but there was a deep sense of satisfaction with those involved in the first girls and boys varsity lacrosse seasons at Middletown High School North and Middletown High School South. More...

Breen enters Encryption in Haskell invitational

For Monmouth’s crown jewel, the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, trainer Kelly Breen has elected to throw his horse’s hat into the Haskell ring, as he recently announced that Encryption will join the Grade 1 battle. More...

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Laavanya Pasupuleti, Freehold, works on rebuilding a Sandy-damaged home in Sea Bright on July 17 for Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County’s Women Build project. For the story and more photos, see page 3. More...

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

Women build hope one house at a time

Female volunteers hammered nails into pieces of wood, climbed ladders to build a roof and even reconstructed hope — all for a Sea Bright woman who lost her home in superstorm Sandy. More...

Musical artists sought for safety campaign

A country music project aims to bring awareness to the dangers of drunken driving, and New Jersey artists are invited to get involved. More...

Rooms with a view

Female volunteers work on a section of a home in Sea Bright on July 17 that was impacted by superstorm Sandy in 2012. More...

‘Super-bug’ threat spurs push to limit antibiotics for livestock

A ssemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin (DMiddlesex) is calling for Congress to curb certain antibiotics in livestock feed and ban feeding antibiotics to healthy animals. More...

County to preserve Latino history

FREEHOLD — The Latino Coalition has announced it will donate thousands of documents to the Monmouth County Historical Association as part of an effort to preserve the histories of the many Latino communities in the county, according to Frank Ar More...

Higher standards proposed for police candidates

Old Bridge may adopt higher standards for police candidates, requiring college degrees or a combination of higher education credits, full-time employment and military service. More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

ENTERTAINMENT

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Bulletin Board

Hazlet Library has programs for all ages

The Hazlet Library is offering programs for all ages during August at 251 Middle Road. Registration is required for each program by visiting the library or calling 732- 264-7164. More...

Two residents receive Good Scout Award

Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America President Kurt Kalafsky presented the Twin Lights District 2014 Eastern Monmouth Good Scout Award to Lynda Rose, president and CEO of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and Donald R. More...

Red Bank Sidewalk Sale takes place July 25-27

Red Bank’s 60th annual Sidewalk Sale will take place July 25-27. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. More...

Opinion

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Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

Obituaries

Leslie A. Nicholson Jr.

Leslie “Nick” Nicholson Jr., 68, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at his home in Millstone Township with his family by his side. Born in Jersey City, he spent his youth in Warren Township. More...

Schools

Charles Lafitte Foundation sponsors summer essay contest

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) has announced the return of its Kid’s Corner Summer Reading Adventure Essay Contest. More...

High school students earn funds for charity

KEYPORT — Optimum Power to Learn recognized students at Keyport High School for participating in its Charity Champions program, which promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice. More...

Business

Lithia’s acquisition of DCH ‘a good match’

With a deal in the works for South Amboy-based DCH Auto Group to be acquired by national auto retailer Lithia Motors, one local dealer expects the resulting impact to work “hand-in-glove.” More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The Provident Bank has named Laura Huderwitz of Toms River the vice president and area manager of the Ocean Township, Hazlet and Middletown branches. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

The New Jersey Auto Retailers Unite campaign has raised more than $300,000 to date for the Valerie Fund. More...