Council delays vote on Spotswood EMS service

By MICHAEL NUNES Staff Writer The future of Spotswood EMS remains foggy going into the New Year. According to borough Business Administrator Dawn McDonald, council members have made no decision regarding the borough’s medical transportation service, despite coming to the end of its initial 60-day bidding period. “[The] mayor and council have not made a …

Monroe board lauds three departing members

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer As the Monroe Township Board of Education commenced its final meeting of the year, school officials praised the work of three outgoing board members. Schools Superintendent Michael Kozak presented Board President George Doug Poye, Anthony Prezioso and Robert Czarneski, who served as a representative from Jamesburg, with plaques for their …

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 …

Milltown council thanks Murray for three years of service

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer MILLTOWN — As the Borough Council commenced its final meeting of the year, Patricia “Patty” Murray said she enjoyed her three years serving on the council dais. “It has been a real honor serving the residents of Milltown and it has been a great learning experience for myself personally,” she …

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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.

After FEMA denial, Milltown seeks to fund substation with interim loan

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer MILLTOWN — With the most recent rejection of $11.7 million in potential funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the question of funding for a new electric substation in Milltown is again a topic of discussion. Currently, the borough has an interim $14 million New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust …

Christmas village

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARTINA CONCEPCION Ruth and Bill Iko of East Brunswick have continued an old family tradition that began when Ruth’s parents would set up a village under the Christmas tree. The village is almost the size of their living room.

Spotswood accountant admits to being in illegal ‘Situation’

SPOTSWOOD — The former tax preparer for television personality Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino pleaded guilty on Dec. 16 to filing fraudulent tax returns on their behalf. Gregg Mark, 51, of Spotswood, admitted to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, according to a statement prepared by U.S. Attorney …