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 …

PSE&G warns customers about increase in phone, home scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is urging its customers to be cautious of callers who demand immediate payment via a pre-paid card, and wary of phony utility workers showing up at their door to “check a problem.” “We’ve seen a significant uptick in the number of scams being reported to us by customers,” …

Kloos Christmas light show shines spotlight on fallen Spotswood EMT

By MICHAEL NUNES Staff Writer Paying tribute to Hinal Patel, the Spotswood EMT who was killed while on duty in July, Kloos Family Lights incorporated a Spotswood EMS badge into their Christmas lights display. The Kloos family will also be accepting donations that will go toward a scholarship to be awarded in Patel’s honor to …

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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.

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Melissa and Rick Geiger of Milltown announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Kate, July 1, 2015, in Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and joins her sisters, Julia, 7, and Rachel, 5, and her brother, Ricky Jr., 2. Grandparents are Lynn and Rick Geiger of Spotswood, Joyce …

New permit process effective Jan. 1 in North Brunswick

North Brunswick Township recently adopted a new inspection requirement for all residential homes sales and transfers. The obligation for sellers to secure a Certificate of Continued Occupancy (CCO) takes effect Jan. 1. This inspection process is limited to address three distinct areas: there are no open building or zoning permits for the property; there has …