Cancer care center rising in Middletown

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer Residents of Monmouth County will soon have easier access to cuttingedge cancer care, treatments and medicines when Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center opens a new 304,000-square-foot outpatient treatment facility in Middletown in December 2016. “Construction at the site is currently underway,” said Richard Barakat, deputy physician-in-chief for MSK …

Clients have found caring touch for 30 years

By JENNIFER ORTIZ Staff Writer Lucy Melillo is the second-generation owner of Wig Illusions, Manalapan, which offers products to individuals who are battling diseases that result in hair loss. JENNIFER ORTIZ/STAFF A second-generation family business is marking 30 years of service to individuals who are battling diseases that result in hair loss. Wig Illusions, in …

Oceanport considers opting out of tax assessment program

By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer OCEANPORT — The Borough Council is gathering information and considering opting out of the highly scrutinized tax assessment pilot program. The council discussed possibly leaving the Real Property Assessment Demonstration Program during the Dec. 2 meeting after the Monmouth County Board of Taxation ruled that municipalities could opt out of …

End-of-year campaign targets drunk drivers

Local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end-of-year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Through Jan. 1, police officers will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national effort endeavors to …