April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

Funding supports behavioral-health screenings for those affected by Sandy

The Christie administration has announced $4 million for behavioralhealth screenings for residents impacted by superstorm Sandy. More...

State unveils crackdown on illegal dumping

Those who dump garbage in parks or other state-owned lands are being warned: Prepare to pay steep criminal and civil fines if caught. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

Sprriing Home & Garden

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter.While some homes make it through winter unscathed, the harsh weat More...

Create an outdoor retreat with the help of The Stone Gallery

The Stone Gallery at Seaside Materials is positively a can’t-miss opportunity when designing and building your dream home.Vision and clarity is what you should expect upon entering The Stone Gallery. More...

Conrad Smith Nursery is a one-of-a-kind garden center

Conrad Smith Nursery is a thirdgeneration, family owned garden center that still prides itself with personalized customer service. More...

Bill seeks to clarify use of high beams

A n issue regarding a person’s First Amendment rights on New Jersey roads is making its way into the halls of the State House, as a local lawmaker wants to decriminalize the use of a vehicle’s headlights as a means of warning drivers that More...

Exhibit seeks to redefine the ‘selfie’

IN THE ARTS

Gallery 135 will host a multimedia exhibit of self-portraits, selfies and Vines. “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” will open at 7 p.m. April 25 at 135 Monmouth St., Red Bank. More...

Letters

New Jersey youth need to learn their history

Since I graduated college in 1974, I have always believed education makes a difference in both our communities and with our youth. More...

Lawn care doesn’t require harsh chemicals

I t is the season to fertilize our lawns, and there is a lot of media coverage about cancer. I suggest that fertilizing and lawn feeding products, as well as weed killers, don’t need to have harsh chemical ingredients. More...

Opinion

Photo

A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

Curley: County health care facilities must be privatized

YOUR TURN

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has the opportunity to put the county on a more stable financial footing. Since 2007, the county health care facilities — John L. Montgomery, Freehold Township, and Geraldine L. More...

Schools

Keyport board introduces $19.5 million school budget

KEYPORT — Facilities projects, insurance cost increases and a continued drop in enrollment of Union Beach students are all factors in the Keyport school district’s $19.5 million tentative budget, according to officials. More...

Business

Coldwell Banker staff to volunteer at Cross Farm Park for ‘Cares Days’ event

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Holmdel/Colts Neck will be doing grounds cleanup and maintenance work at Cross Farm Park in Holmdel as part of “Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Days,” in which each of the re More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Iris Lurie, broker/owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie, announced that Fran Krumholz-Bookman, Alan Katz, Brian Lichtenthal and Carrie Moyer, sales associates with the office, recently earned the Century 21 System’s Centurion Producer Awa More...

National Realty & Development Corp. adds new tenants to Kohl’s Plaza in Holmdel

National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC) announces that Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms and Advantage Health will be joining the 184,575-square-foot Kohl’s Plaza in Holmdel. More...

Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Middletown unveils new command center

I n the wake of superstorm Sandy, Middletown officials and emergency response coordinators huddled in a moderately sized conference room in Town Hall, sometimes for days on end. More...

Arc film shows work as path to adult life

For Nicholas, holding down a job at the East Brunswick Stop & Shop is a huge opportunity that has boosted his self-esteem and propelled him into adulthood. More...

Pool upgrades include rock wall, zip line

HAZLET — Members of the township swim and tennis club could be swinging, climbing and lounging in the shade this summer, thanks to a newly unveiled capital improvement plan. More...

Red Bank to appoint new library board

The mayor and council announced plans to appoint new members to the Red Bank Public Library board of trustees during a special meeting on April 16, replacing six members who resigned en masse on April 12. More...

Chicks’ artistry keeps chocolate shops thriving beyond holidays

METUCHEN — Along with the requisite fluffy or chocolate bunnies, Easter often brings to mind tiny baby chicks. Locals in the know, however, are flocking to chicks of a different sort — 2 Chicks with Chocolate, to be exact. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Spring Home & Garden

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

Mike Pantina Landscaping can create a dreamscape paradise

Why chance one of your most valuable possessions, your home, to a nonprofessional? More...

Monmouth County freeholders adopt $480.9 million budget

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has adopted a $480.9 million budget for 2014. The budget holds the amount to be raised by taxation flat for the fourth year in a row, according to a press release. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

ENTERTAINMENT

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Bulletin Board

Thomas Jefferson High School seeking alumni

The class of 1964 of Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., is searching for alumni to form a 50th reunion in the New York area. Details will be announced at a later date. To get involved, send an email to bamaw22@gmail.com. More...

Historical society sets meeting for April 21

The Middletown Township Historical Society will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at the Poricy Park Nature Center, 345 Oak Hill Road, Middletown. More...

Library to celebrate Middletown 350

The Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, will hold the Middletown 350 Genealogy Poster Project at 3 p.m. April 21. Learn how to use the library’s resources to design a genealogy poster for the Middletown More...

Obituaries

Charles G. Costello Sr.

Mr. Costello, 96, of Old Bridge, died April 7, 2014, at home. Born in Woodhaven, N.Y., he resided in Old Bridge since 1960. He was a computer operator for E.R. More...

Frank Edwin Urich

Mr. Urich, 91, of Metuchen, died March 18, 2014. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa., and pursued a master’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin. Mr. Urich was a longstanding figure in Metuchen. More...

Sports

Area track and field athletes heading to Penn Relays

Monmouth County will be well represented at this year’s 120th running of the Penn Relays. Leading the parade are NJSIAA Indoor Meet of Champions (MOC) winners Nicole Macco of Matawan Regional High School and Ian Kirk of Howell High School. More...

Jr. Titans 14U Girls capture silver at USA Hockey Nationals

A stellar season for the New Jersey Junior Titans Girls 14U ice hockey team concluded with a silver medalwinning performance at the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in Amherst, N.Y., on April 6. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Felician College is ranked No. 7 in the current National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II East Region Poll, according to balloting released on April 7. Felician (14-11, 6-2 CACC) won nine of its last 11 games. More...