November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools paying attention to reports of harassment

A dministrators in the Jackson School District are coming to grips with a new state law that requires them to closely monitor and regularly report incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) that occur in and out of school. More...

Board approves solar farm

HOWELL — The Howell Planning Board has unanimously approved preliminary site plans and a conditional use for Effisolar Energy Corp. to construct a solar energy facility at 829 Lakewood-Farmingdale Road. More...

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Children enjoy making bird feeders during the Plumsted Township fall festival, held Oct. 30. More...

Jackson has new rules for leaf, bulk pickups

JACKSON — Changes to the way the township will handle bulk waste and leaf pickup were announced on Oct. 25. Municipal officials said the changes are being made in an effort to lower costs. More...

Flags to be raised at new veterans memorial

JACKSON — At the intersection of East Commodore Boulevard and North County Line Road in Jackson, a special memorial to America’s armed forces is slowly taking shape. More...

Marking a milestone

The Parish Family of St. Monica Church, Jackson, celebrated the 100th birthday of Bridget Maitner on Sept. 30 with a fellowship dinner held at the parish hall. More...

Letters

Jobs’ passing is harsh reminder of pancreatic cancer

My heart goes out to the family of Steve Jobs, his friends and colleagues. He was anAmerican icon and one of the greatest visionaries of our time. His passing is such a great loss for our country. More...

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ARE WE THERE YET

Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas? No!

‘W ell, the weather outside is frightful.” At least that’s what our Little Charlie was singing as he poured himself a glass of juice last month. At the time the sun was shining and the temperature was no less than 70 degrees. More...

Sports

Hot streak helps Jags gain states

The Jackson Memorial High School boys soccer team played at Montgomery High School in the NJSIAA state sectional tournament on Nov. 1 (after the deadline for this issue), but about three weeks ago that game looked unlikely. More...

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The Jackson Lacrosse Club will hold registration for the 2012 spring season on Nov. 15 from 7-9 p.m., Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m., and Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Jackson Senior Center, 45 Don Conner Blvd., Jackson. More...

Young group finds winning formula

New Egypt High School soccer players Adam Coyle and Travis Ward at forward, Nick Sample at midfield and Ken Stillwell on defense showed determination, skill and leadership when the Warriors started the 2011 season at 1-5. More...

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Aidan Spencer, 4, of New Egypt, fills the sky with bubbles during his visit to the Plumsted Fall Festival on Oct. 30 More...

Driver who hit trooper pays fines

Jackson resident was ticketed following incident in Howell that resulted in officer’s death

A Jackson resident who was charged with careless driving and speeding after his vehicle struck New Jersey State Police Trooper Marc K. Castellano on June 6, 2010, recently pleaded guilty to both charges in Howell municipal court. More...

The Boss’ glory days find new home at Monmouth

University archives nearly 14,900 documents in special collection

I f you can find the building on Monmouth University’s campus that houses an archival collection of the life and times of Jersey Shore rock legend Bruce Springsteen, then you are worthy of holding the priceless documents in your hands— wi More...

Information technology panel eyes improvements

JACKSON — In a world of evolving technology, keeping up with all of the shiny new gadgets in one’s personal and professional lives can be a daunting task. More...

Motor vehicle accident reports will be able to be filed online

JACKSON — The process of reporting a motor vehicle accident to the police is expected to enter the digital age next month. A one-year contract for an online reporting service was recently authorized by the Jackson Township Council. More...

Ocean County sells surplus

Ocean County continues to have success using online auctions to sell county items that are no longer needed for public use, according to a press release from the county. More...

Nov. 9 job fair paves the way for troops to be welcomed home

Discover how military experience can translate into a steady career. Come to the Hire a Veteran Job Fair on Nov. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Merri- Makers Caterers at the PNC Bank Arts Center Reception Center in Holmdel. More...

Family celebrates milestone birthday

Congetta (nee Ricciardi) D’Aquino celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 22 at a dinner at Capra’s Italian Restaurant in Lakewood. More than 70 family members and friends attended the party. More...

Bulletin Board

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 The Jackson library will hold a 10th anniversary celebration at its Jackson Justice Complex location from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. More...

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 One-on-one appointments for a review of Medicare Part D will be available with the staff of Community Services at the Plumsted Senior Outreach Services office at 121 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, on the following dates: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. More...

Library will celebrate anniversary on Nov. 5

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its newest location at the Jackson Justice Complex, the Jackson library will hold a celebration on Nov. 5. More...

Columns

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It was silly in spades, and not just the dumb costumes

They say November is the silly season because of the goofiness of the local and national political campaigns — but if you look at what happened as folks got ready for Halloween in the Northeast, October is pretty whacky as well. More...

Schools

Howell school receives national recognition for fighting hunger

HOWELL — The Taunton School has earned national recognition for its students’ efforts to donate food and money to the Howell food pantry. More...

New Jersey official stresses financial literacy to teens

HOWELL — Last week, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Tom Considine taught a financial literacy program to students at Howell High School. More...

Communications professional hired by FRHSD school board

The Freehold Regional High School District has a new spokesperson following the Board of Education’s appointment of NakellWilliams. More...

Business

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The Eye Center in Jackson, in the Jackson ShopRite Plaza, 260 North County Line Road, is collecting old eyeglass frames as part of the Lions Club of Jackson’s program to combat blindness around the world. More...