Public hearing set on police director By kathy baratta Staff Writer D espite being told by an angry resident that "it ain’t broke, don’t fix it," the Howell Township Council has introduced an ordinance that would establish the position of a police director over the town’s police chief. A second reading and public hearing on …

Accident snarls rush hour traffic der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Freehold Township police examine the damage done to a utility pole after a car carrier got tangled in a low-hanging wire.   By dave benjamin Staff Writer A southbound car carrier loaded with automobiles for delivery brought rush hour traffic to a standstill after snagging a power wire …

Freehold Borough officials try to get handle on traffic movement in town der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> JERRY WOLKOWITZ A view from the top of the Court Jester, Main Street, Freehold Borough, shows the newly reconfigured Market Yard parking lot and a new office building that will house the Monmouth County Clerk’s Office. Borough officials are conducting a …

Rezoning drops site from affordable housing plan Council acts on one of five ordinances By Bob Fleming Staff Writer MARLBORO — Following a raucous three-hour hearing during which residents addressed only one of five proposed re-zoning ordinances, Township Council members voted unanimously to adopt the ordinance without any public discussion. Approximately 250 residents attended Thursday’s …

Freehold business gains third-generation operator David Fisher joins father, Barry, at Ace Aluminum der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Gustave Fisher   By dick metzgar Staff Writer FREEHOLD — Few third-generation enterprises that have evolved since World War II have been more involved with the renaissance of the county seat’s downtown business district than Ace Aluminum on the South …

Camp seeks zoners’ OK for upgrades By dave benjamin FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — A plan to expand the Rolling Hills Day Camp, owned by Timberglade Inc., on Dittmar Road, off Old Mill Road, from 14 acres to 24 acres by adding two building lots has been presented to the zoning board. The application for the camp …

Marlboro Airport sold By mark rosman T he Marlboro Airport, Route 79 at Harbor Road, has a new owner. In response to an inquiry from the News Transcript, the township’s public information office said documents on file at Town Hall indicate that Aletta Denison Genova, acting as executrix of the estate of her late husband, …

Local J.C. Penney stores wait for word on future By dave benjamin JERRY WOLKOWITZ An Eckerd drug store at Route 79 and School Road West, Marlboro, is among the stores scheduled to be closed by the J.C. Penney Co. Inc. I n an attempt to restructure the corporation after a fourth quarter net loss of …

Hudson Manor hopes to add on-site convenience store FREEHOLD — Hudson Manor officials want to make the senior citizens complex at 40 Hudson St. even more convenient for its residents. Representatives of Hudson Manor are scheduled to appear before the zoning board at its March 28 meeting seeking approval for a proposal that would add …

President fires back at anonymous claims MARLBORO — In the week before a scheduled $42 million referendum proposing the construction of two new schools, the Marlboro Board of Education was busy putting out a series of public relations fires started by several anonymous pieces of mail that had been circulated around town. Voters will go …