September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Last days of summer

Beachgoers enjoy sun, surf and sand as they soak up the final days of the 2014 summer season along the oceanfront in Long Branch on Aug. 28. More...

Red Bank calls for changes in school funding formula

RED BANK — Borough Council members called for changes in New Jersey’s school funding formula for school districts such as Red Bank and Freehold Borough, which have demographics similar to Abbott districts but do not receive the same level More...

365 Series brings live jazz to the west side

RED BANK – The 3rd Annual Count Basie 365 Cultural Series is underway at the pocket park at the corner of Dr. James Parker Boulevard and Shrewsbury Avenue. The series will continue to present live jazz concerts from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. More...

Benefit clambake slated for Sept. 14

LONG BRANCH — The seventh annual Holiday Express Sunset Benefit Clambake honoring Meridian Health will be held 4-8 p.m. Sept. 14 on the beach at McLoone’s Pier House, 1 Ocean Ave., Long Branch. More...

Navesink Garden Club to host flower show

The Navesink Garden Club will stage a flower show, “Moments in Time,” 1-3 p.m. Sept. 16 at The Atrium, 40 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. The free show is open to the public. More...

September is National ADHD Awareness Month

September is National ADHD Awareness Month, and brain training experts are offering discounted screenings for the three types of attention and other essential brain skills. More...

Try portion control the Okinawan way

I n the United States 17 people per 100,000 population live to at least 100 years old. By contrast, the island of Okinawa has the highest concentration in the world at 35 per 100,000, more than double that of the United States. More...

SCAN holds Walkers Club at noon in Eatontown

SCAN’s new Walkers Club at Monmouth Mall is open to everyone. Walk at your own pace through the mall, anytime beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is required to receive your complimentary pedometer and to be eligible for prizes. More...

Jacobsen–Chmielinski

William and Marian Jacobsen of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Michelle Jacobsen, to Christopher Scott Chmielinski, son of Cathleen and Robert Weber of Kendall Park. More...

Avon-by-the Sea man charged in heroin overdose death

An Avon-by-the-Sea man will be prosecuted under the state’s strict liability law, placing the responsibility on him for the heroin overdose death of a man at a Rumson drug rehabilitation transitional center, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Ch More...

Choosing the safest vehicles

We’ve done the homework and identified 13 models that not only offer top protection in a crash, but can also help prevent collisions when properly equipped.

A uto safety has long been a hotbutton issue among new car shoppers, and for good reason. More...

Opinion

Photo

A child runs down a path along the Barnegat Bay in Ortley Beach on Aug. 28. More...

Letters

Troop’s cheerleading camp a success

I n May and June, we advertised in Greater Media Newspapers for our cheerleading camp for girls with special needs. More...

Business

Housing and the commute

You’re not just buying into a neighborhood, you’re buying into a commute, too. Here’s a look at the importance of a travel times — and costs — when shopping for a home.

I t takes a lot of time and money to find and buy a home. Ideally, you should then have the time and money to enjoy it, too. More...

Public employee benefits at center of budget storm

A ranking Republican legislator predicts that skyrocketing health benefit costs for public employees in New Jersey will cripple the state’s budget in less than six years. More...

State commits $8.5M to rebuild borough seawall

Gov. Chris Christie came to Sea Bright last week to announce that the state would spend $8.5 million in shore protection funds to create a continuous seawall that will extend the length of the borough. More...

SkimBash takes place at Sea Bright beach

SEA BRIGHT — The 11th annual SkimBash skim boarding competition is expected to draw boarders of all skill levels to Sea Bright this weekend. The SkimBash, which is hosted by Jersey Shore Skim Camp, will take place Sept. More...

Club honors members, installs new officers

Members of the Little Silver Garden Club celebrated the culmination of a year of learning about and sharing all aspects of gardening and floral design at their annual May luncheon in a member’s home overlooking the Navesink River. More...

Beck renews effort to end sports betting ban

Stakeholders continue to seek ways to legalize sports betting to secure the future of horseracing in the state, despite a gubernatorial veto and significant pushback from professional sports leagues. More...

Explore the shore with new bicycle tour routes

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the release of its newest bicycle tour route — Explore the Jersey Shore by Bicycle — to help promote recreation along the Jersey Shore as towns and businesses recover from su More...

Chorale group hosts open rehearsals

The Shrewsbury Chorale will conduct open rehearsals at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 9 and 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 West Front St., Lincroft. More...

Apps rule for digital kids

Teens may filter out nutrition messages coming from parents or other adult authority figures. But that doesn’t mean he’s not interested in improving his diet. More...

ANS discusses common misconceptions surrounding the field of neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons are highly trained medical professionals specializing in the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system.The work they perform is regarded as some of the most complex within the medical field, in part because of how specialized and intr More...

Farm’s corn maze pays tribute to Yankees legend

With longtime New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retiring this year, members of the VonThun family have decided to honor him the best way they can — through a corn maze. More...

Jersey Shore Writers to host authors, poets

The Jersey Shore Writers will host authors Rosemary Calabretta (“Vinnie, Bartender to the Mob!”) and Barb J. More...

Tinton Falls man charged with self-dealing federal grants

A n official with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in New Jersey was arrested July 23 for allegedly using a straw company to get FHWA grant funds he also oversaw as a public official and for allegedly falsifying related federal disclosure do More...

Columns

Q&A

Fill-up figures

Q: We’re buying a new car fairly soon and I’ve been reading reviews of various models from all of the sources I can find. A lot of them contain information I find mystifying. More...

Sports

Caseys look to continue dominance on the gridiron

RED BANK CATHOLIC R ed Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s football team was simply dominant a year ago, as it barreled its way through the Shore Conference’s Class A Central Division for a fourth successive season and into the semifinals o More...

Lavan ready to play in goal if called upon by Monmouth

Sydney Lavan watched from the sidelines last season as a freshman while Monmouth University’s women’s soccer team rampaged through the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in its first season as a member, and the Jackson resident hop More...

Brookdale’s Brzozowski to continue softball career at Coastal Carolina

Cassidy Brzozowski, the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Division III National Player of the Year, will continue her softball career at Coastal Carolina University. More...