Cancer care center rising in Middletown

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer Residents of Monmouth County will soon have easier access to cutting-edge 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 …

Soaring above the competition

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Brookdale Community College’s Mason Jones (23) puts up a shot over the outstretched arm of Ocean County College defender Jared Rankins during the Jersey Blues’ Dec. 10 home game at Collins Arena in Lincroft. Brookdale won the contest, 71-69.

Decline in horseshoe crabs concerns Bayshore council

By MICHAEL NUNES Staff Writer This year has seen a sharp decrease in horseshoe crabs monitored at five area beaches, according to Joseph Reynolds of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council. “We found out that the horseshoe crab population is declining, and primarily female crabs are declining,” said Reynolds, who is the co-chair of the council. …

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 …