Body found in the trunk of a car in quiet neighborhood in Lakewood
LAKEWOOD−A body was found in the trunk of a car in the township Wednesday afternoon, authorities said Police were alerted shortly before 12:15 p.m. about the body of what was thought to be an unconscious male in the Fairview Court area, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said in a statement. ...
7-11 Robbed By Armed Suspect On Route 9 In Old Bridge
The robbery occurred at about 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to Old Bridge police spokesman Captain Michael J. Snee. Upon their arrival at the store located at 1189 Route 9, police found the robbery victim was an employee, Snee said. During the robbery, the suspect showed a handgun,...
Deal to Sell Woodbridge Center Mall in the Works
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A potential buyer for Woodbridge Center is negotiating the nitty-gritty details behind a multi-million dollar deal to acquire the Central New Jersey mall after its current owner, Brookfield Properties, tentatively accepted their purchase offer. Meanwhile, long-vacant Lord & Taylor – part of the mall, but separately owned – also has a potential buyer under contract, officials said. The former two-story, 290,000-square-foot department store is likely to become a biomedical research-office facility with 200–300 employees. A buyer reportedly made an acceptable offer for Lord & Taylor, but specifics are still sketchy. Lord & Taylor, closed in 2019, is...
2 New Jersey food banks destroyed by fire start cleanup, recovery efforts
Cleanup efforts have begun at the Fish Organization building in Piscataway and at the Open Cupboard Food Pantry in Clinton.
9 of the Most Miserable Towns in the US are in New Jersey
For such a small state, the Garden State, we have several miserable towns that made the "big" list of the most miserable towns in America. There are different factors that heraldweekly.com put together through the United States. These factors range from crime rate, median income, commute time, and more. In...
Lakewood Public School District Among Districts Receiving Increased Aid For Next School Year
The Lakewood Public School district is proposed to see an increase of nearly $1 million for the 2024-2025 school year, according to new information from the New Jersey Department of Education. The 3.6% proposed increase in aid, which would bring Lakewood’s total public school aid to $27,541,324, is a small...
Police: Pedestrian struck, killed in Sayreville
Police say there is no crosswalk where the man was walking.
RED BANK: PARADIDDLE SKEDADDLES?
Paradiddle Griddle and 30 Burgers were dark and empty Wednesday. (Photos by Brian Donohue. Click to enlarge) Read all about the griddle gone dark, a new tattoo studio and a natural soap shop coming to town in this installment of redbankgreen‘s Retail Churn. Atelier Gallery tattoo parlor has opened...
Four NJ counties are among the healthiest in the country
Here’s another feather in New Jersey’s cap: four of our counties rank among the healthiest in the nation. All four are in the top 25. The rankings were compiled by Market Watch. Here’s a thumbnail description of how they arrived at their results:. To find the healthiest...
Lakewood, NJ school bus driver hospitalized after crash
LAKEWOOD — A school bus was hit during its route Tuesday morning. The bus was on Forest Avenue around 6:35 a.m. when a speeding SUV ignored a flashing orange traffic light and slammed into the side of the bus at 9th Street. Flashing orange is a warning for drivers to proceed with caution.
Vineland and Mays Landing Are Cheapest Places to Live in New Jersey
If you're looking for the places with the lowest cost of living in New Jersey, Vineland and Mays Landing (Hamilton Township) are the two cheapest. There are the New Jersey cities with the lowest cost of living. A new study found that Vineland is the cheapest place to live in...
Perth Amboy's Seafood Paradise: 3 Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we explore three exceptional seafood restaurants in Perth Amboy. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? We'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts, so feel free to share your comments below!
10 Cool things to do this winter
LACE UP YOUR SKATES AND GO ICE SKATING The Jersey Shore Arena in Wall, Middletown Ice Arena in Middletown Township, The Ice Palace in Brick, the Howell Ice Arena in Farmingdale, the Red Bank Armory Ice Center in Red Bank and Ice at the Pier in Long Branch are some of the many rinks that Monmouth County has to offer.
The coldest February in Monmouth County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Man arrested for allegedly attempting to steal car from Monroe Twp. dealership
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WTVG) - A man was arrested Wednesday night after deputies say he allegedly tried to steal a car from a local dealership. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says on Feb. 28, around 11:30 p.m., deputies received a call from from an alarm company about an alleged vehicle theft taking place at a dealership in the 15000 block of S. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe Township.
Neighbors fear proposed Upper Freehold warehouse could ruin life in neighboring Allentown
UPPER FREEHOLD - A proposed 453,720-square-foot warehouse and distribution center drew more than 200 residents to Tuesday night’s Upper Freehold planning board meeting, many peppering the developer with concerns it could upset life in the quiet neighboring hamlet of Allentown. The site of the proposed warehouse has brought out...
New Brunswick Fire Director Could Face Careless Driving Charge Following Latest Crash
MILLTOWN – The New Brunswick Fire Director who has been involved in more than 20 traffic accidents and has had his license suspended 18 times could be facing a ticket for careless driving following his latest crash. Robert Rawls appeared before North Brunswick Municipal Judge Spero Kalambakas on Wednesday after Ellen Nita, a Monmouth Junction insurance agent, filed a citizen’s complaint in connection to a Jan. 9 crash. The city-issued 2015 Chevrolet Suburban that Rawls was driving in the left lane on Route 130 veered into the right lane and struck the back of Nita’s 2021 Acura RDX, according to a...
Golden Gays bring musical drag game show tribute 'Golden Games' to Asbury Park
If you're in the car pondering whether to get ice cream or commit a felony, here's a third choice. A drag "Golden Girls" musical game show. Really. The Golden Gays, who have been bringing their "Golden Girls" tribute live-singing drag shows off-Broadway and throughout the world since first appearing at RuPaul's DragCon NYC 2017, are headed to St. Olaf.
A Brand New Retro Arcade Just Opened In Metuchen, NJ
The phrase "new retro arcade" may seem like an oxymoron but the whole idea of retro arcades has really gotten a breath of fresh air in recent years. Maybe it's the nostalgia factor, being reminded of a simpler time when all you had to worry about was how many quarters you had left in your pocket.
Save the Date for Spotswood High School's Underclassmen College Planning Night
SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School sophomores and juniors along with their parents will want to mark the calendar for Tuesday, March 26. The high school is hosting its annual underclassmen College Planning Night in the Spotswood High School Cafetorium at 6:30 p.m. Topic highlights include: College searches Application process College planning timeline College entrance requirements Choosing a college SAT and ACTs College visits The evening will be presented by a college admission counselor in conjunction with Spotswood High School's counseling department. On April 25, SHS hosts its annual College and Career Fair which is geared towards all Chargers students interested in exploring post-graduation options.