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PHOTOS BY KATHY McBAIN/STAFF Greater Media Newspapers held a holiday food drive in the Manalapan office from Dec. 9-21. Donations were brought to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in Neptune.

Youngster shows strength in battle against cancer

By CHRISTINE BARCIA Staff Writer Gracie West, a seventh-grader at the Barkalow Middle School, Freehold Township, has been battling cancer for two years and recent scans showed no evidence of the disease. In December 2014, Gracie traveled to Rome and received a blessing from Pope Francis. CHRISTINE BARCIA/STAFF Gracie West literally jumped for joy with …

Schaller-Dahl

MILESTONES Annmarie Schaller and Luis Manuel Dahl Annmarie Schaller of Keyport, daughter of the late Martin Schaller and the late Rita Marie Schaller of Laurence Harbor, and Luis Manuel Dahl, son of the late George Dahl and Lucy Dahl of Old Bridge and son of the late Enrique Gonzalez and Carmen Cruz of Utuado, Puerto …

Middletown man charged with making threats at mall theater

Investigators have arrested a Middletown man and charged him with making a pair of bomb threats at the Freehold AMC movie theaters at Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold Township, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. The prosecutor said Jesse Carroll, 22, of Middletown, who is an employee of the Freehold AMC theaters, was arrested …