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Upper Freehold Regional school referendum goes before voters on Sept. 26

The total cost of the combined projects will not exceed $9,959,815, according to information provided by the school district. In a recent appearance before the Allentown Borough Council, Patricia Hogan, president of the Board of Education, said, "A lot of thought has gone into this referendum. We ha

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:28

Commission approves pipeline that will cut through Upper Freehold

The construction of a natural gas pipeline that is proposed to run through Upper Freehold Township has been approved by the Pinelands Commission and condemned by the New Jersey Sierra Club. During a meeting on Sept. 14 in Trenton, the Pinelands Commission approved the Southern Reliability Link (SRL)

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Essex County Freeholders want President Donald Trump impeached

Condemning his actions, the Essex County Board of Freeholders has called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The board unanimously approved a resolution showing its members' disapproval of the president on Sept. 13. "This is not about Democrat or Republican, rather it is about protecting

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-19 01:05:52

Bomb-Making Materials, Guns, Flamethrower Seized In Howell-Freehold Bust: Prosecutor

FREEHOLD, NJ - A homemade flamethrower, bomb-making materials, 30 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition were seized over the weekend after authorities were tipped off about the explosives, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said Monday. Three men, including an alleged member of

PATCH - 2017-09-18 23:08:16

Amid school funding battle, Freehold Borough school chief honored as civil rights leader

Superintendent Rocco Tomazic, accepting an award from the Latino Coalition of New Jersey, said he and other employees will continue to lobby for more resources for the district's students. Wochit FREEHOLD BOROUGH - Schools Superintendent Rocco Tomazic received an award Saturday at the Latino Festiv

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-09-17 21:32:27

Cracker Barrel seeks variance for restaurant's design

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP - Testimony on an applicant's proposal to construct a Cracker Barrel restaurant and country store on Route 537 is expected to resume at the Oct. 19 meeting of the Freehold Township Planning Board. The application filed by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. was heard during the b

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Former school begins new life as office building

FREEHOLD - After it remained vacant and in a state of decay for more than a decade, a historic building that has stood in Freehold Borough since the earliest years of the 20th century has started its new life as an office building. Representatives of Tona Executive Suites, 54 Hudson St., held an ope

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Undefeated Patriots field hockey team still seeks improvement

Freehold Township High School's field hockey team secured a 4-0 victory against Howell High School, its Shore Conference A North Division foe, to move to 2-0-1 on the season. But coach Kara Moceri still sees room for improvement for her Patriots. "They stepped it up in the second half when they need

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Church to install new pastor

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP - Hope Lutheran Church, 211 Elton-Adelphia Road, Freehold Township, will install the Rev. Dr. Edward E. Kropa as its new pastor during a service on Sept. 24. Kropa, who is known as Pastor Ed to his congregation, spent part of his youth in Freehold Township. In 1967, when he was 11,

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

K-9 unit assists in multi-agency weapons bust

BRADLEY BEACH - The Bradley Beach Police Department's K-9 unit participated with multiple law enforcement agencies in the seizure of 30 guns, a flamethrower, thousands of rounds of ammunition and bomb-making materials in Freehold and Howell, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. The

STARNEWSGROUP.COM - 2017-09-19 11:06:18

Millstone property could be site of affordable housing

MILLSTONE - Municipal officials have taken action to acquire a property that could eventually be the location of affordable housing in Millstone Township. On Sept. 6, the Township Committee adopted a bond ordinance restating a 2016 ordinance that provides an appropriation of $1.1 million for the acq

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Marlboro voters will weigh in on school projects

Marlboro residents will head to the polls on Sept. 26 to vote on a referendum that proposes $26.3 million worth of capital improvements at six schools in the Marlboro K-8 School District. Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Administrators have said the cost of the projects cannot be accounted for

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:28

Restored murals at Marlboro's Asher Holmes School unveiled

MARLBORO - For two years, retired art teacher David Wells has been restoring murals in Marlboro's Asher Holmes Elementary School and the restored murals were revealed to the public on Aug. 18. After members of the public indicated they were hearing rumors in late 2015 that the murals might be painte

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Full-day kindergarten debuts in Marlboro school district

MARLBORO - The 2017-18 school year in Marlboro is underway with the debut of a full-day kindergarten program attended by almost 300 children. Until this school year, Marlboro provided a half-day kindergarten program and all kindergarten classes met at the David C. Abbott Early Learning Center on Ten

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Century 21 Mack-Morris Iris Lurie Marlboro Day 2017

Century 21 Mack-Morris Iris Lurie Realtors got into the spirit for their 34th Annual Marlboro Day event and community celebration. "Since we opened our doors in 1987, and as one of the original vendors for this event, it has always been important to us to give back to the community," said broker/own

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Marlboro school board president details referendum

I am currently serving as the proud president of the Marlboro K-8 School District Board of Education. Although as president I am able to speak on behalf of the board, I am choosing to express my personal views on why our referendum on Sept. 26 is necessary for our students and community. I intend to

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Board upholds zoning officer's ruling on noise from theater

HOWELL - By a margin of one vote, the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment has upheld the township zoning officer's determination that the Xscape movie theater is not causing a noise disturbance at a neighboring residence. The movie theater is in a shopping center on Route 9 north near Lanes Mill Road

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Farmingdale voters will have say on school upgrades

FARMINGDALE - The Farmingdale Public School Board of Education will ask residents to approve a $4.81 million referendum in order to make renovations at the school. A special election to be held from 2-8 p.m. Sept. 26. Those who go to the polls will vote yes or no on the bonding ballot proposal that

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:26

Haunted Theater planned at Brookdale

Students, faculty and alumni at Brookdale Community College are preparing for the 15th anniversary of an annual attraction for those in the Halloween spirit or who just enjoy a good thrill. Featured at Brookdale's Lincroft campus, 765 Newman Springs Road, is Haunted Theater, which takes place in the

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Howell woman joins Brookdale board

Suzanne Brennan of Howell was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees on Sept. 12 during the board's monthly public meeting at the college's Wall Township campus. Brennan, who is a practicing attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, currently se

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03