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...

Locals gear up to take part in People’s Climate March

In what is being described as the largest of its kind in history, the People’s Climate March will take place in New York City on Sept. 21, with thousands of New Jersey residents — many from Monmouth County — expected to attend. More...

Towns can take steps toward sustainability

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

New plan calls for apartments on Lloyd Rd.

Months after its application for the Northpointe housing development was rejected, Ohad Associates returned to the Marlboro Planning Board to propose a new development in the same location. At the Sept. More...

NJ GOP ramps up support at birthday party fundraiser

A bundle of brightly colored balloons welcomed throngs of New Jersey Republican Party faithful to a different sort of party at the Hilton in East Brunswick last week. More...

Lodzinski pleads not guilty in 1991 murder of her son

More than 23 years after 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey disappeared, his mother, Michelle Lodzinski, was arraigned on charges that she “did knowingly or willfully” murder her son in 1991. More...

Retired officer charged with threatening chief

ABERDEEN — A Keansburg man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill the Aberdeen Township police chief, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. More...

Colts Neck to allow hunting of deer on some properties

REGIONAL INTEREST

COLTS NECK — In order to curb the abundance of deer that has caused challenges for residents, the Colts Neck Township Committee has voted to allow the hunting of white-tailed deer on limited private properties in the township. 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...

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...

Room-to-room home additions

Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms

When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone. More...

Bill targets drivers who ignore suspended license

Two state legislators said they are drafting a bill that, if eventually signed into law, would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence for individuals convicted of driving with a suspended license multiple times. More...

Columns

Network TV fights back this fall

A&E with Jeremy

The fall 2014 television season is officially underway, with new shows and returning favorites making their premieres in the coming weeks. 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...

Overdevelopment is ruining Holmdel

Political party doesn’t mean much in Holmdel politics. Whether you support gay marriage or are pro-life is irrelevant. What matters at the local level is one word: development. More...

Republicans are listening to residents

Over the past couple of months, readers have been subjected to a number of letters to the editor regarding the leadership of the Republican-led Township Committee. 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...

Seraphs earn convincing win in football season-opener

MATER DEI

Quarterback Christian Palmer and the Mater Dei Prep football team got a taste of success last year by qualifying for the NJSIAA Non-Public Group I playoffs, and now they have taken their first step to get back there. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Change A Life Uganda has announced its first 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run for kids on Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Photo

Vietnam War veteran Fred Groger of Middletown participates in a silent tribute as part of the Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony held at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Gardens on Sept. 11. See more photos, page 3. More...

Proposals sought for Fort Hancock

The National Park Service (NPS) will seek proposals this fall to begin the first phase of the pilot program for the rehabilitation of Fort Hancock. More...

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

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 World Trade Center Memorial Gardens in honor of the 37 Middletown residents lost on More...

Middletown remembers September 11

A silent tribute was paid to Middletown residents who died in the World Trade Center attacks with a wreath-laying at the Middletown WTC Memorial Gardens on Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m. More...

Authorities: Connecticut man involved in bomb threats

Eight months after bomb threats at Allentown High School and at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel caused panic, a Connecticut man has been charged with federal offenses in connection with his alleged involvement in those incidents. More...

Sayreville bans tobacco sales to people under 21

SAYREVILLE — An ordinance banning the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21 was adopted by the Borough Council in a 4-2 vote at last week’s meeting. More...

Theater brings modern twist to 17th-century play

RED BANK — Bringing a 17th-century play into the 21st century and making it appeal to a modern audience can be a feat, but actor Robert Stanton is up to the challenge. More...

Advocacy group seeks volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Team

180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private nonprofit organization in Monmouth County that provides support and advocacy to victims of domestic and/or sexual violence, will conduct a 40-hour mandatory training course for its Domestic Violence Response 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...

Add appeal, save on your remodeling project

Tips to make the most of your budget

For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin.According to the 2013 Cost vs.Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on More...

Film festival kicks off at Rutgers

The fall edition of the New Jersey Film Festival opened last week, featuring more than 25 film screenings in September and October. More...

Bulletin Board

Travel With Rose features Catskills trip

Club 60 and St. Clements Church in Matawan will Travel With Rose to the Rocking Horse Resorts in the Catskills, N.Y., for a four-night, five-day trip Oct. 6-10. More...

Belmar run to benefit kids with disabilities

The first Color Me Belmar — Run for FRA 3K will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at the beach in Belmar. Participants of all ages can walk or run on the beach together. The course will run from First Avenue to 14th Avenue and back. More...

Fundraiser for breast cancer research set

The St. Joseph Council No. 3402 of the Knights of Columbus will host its third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Barbecue from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 21 at 54 Route 35, Keyport. All proceeds will benefit breast cancer awareness and research. More...

Opinion

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

FOR THE RECORD

State Assembly members Nancy Pinkin, Annette Quijano and Benjie E. Wimberly are the primary sponsors of Bill A2072/S235, which was mentioned in the recent article, “CPR Training Required for High School Students.” More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Bayshore Community Hospital has announced that Richard Greco, a fellowshiptrained bariatric surgeon, has joined the center for Bariatrics at Bayshore. More...

Century 21 Real Estate sweeps J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study

Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie in Marlboro announces that Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the brand with the world’s largest real estate franchise sales organization, has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by the J.D. More...

MCAR 5K raises funds for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County

Monmouth County Association of Realtors (MCAR) held its first 5K/1-Mile Walk recently in Asbury Park. Realtors and community members came out for a beautiful morning run at the beach to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BCGM). More...