Package theft a concern

By JENNIFER ORTIZ and KENNY WALTER Staff Writers STAFF PHOTGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR The theft of packages delivered to doorsteps is becoming a bigger problem as more and more people shop online for their Christmas gifts. Woodbridge Police Capt. Roy Hoppock said package theft has become a growing issue, and there are very few ways to …

Holiday lights to be collected, recycled in Plumsted through Jan. 9

By ANDREW MARTINS Staff Writer PLUMSTED – A display of holiday cheer and environmental awareness will return to downtown New Egypt for a third straight year as members of a nonprofit organization showcase the merits of reusing and recycling unwanted items. From now through Jan. 9, Nurture Environmental Stewardship Today (NEST) will be collecting unwanted …

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 …

Middletown man charged with making threats at mall theaters

REGIONAL INTEREST 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, …

Evergreen trees will help to rebuild dunes at shore

By ANDREW MARTINS Staff Writer PLUMSTED – Evergreen trees that are currently being used as Christmas decorations could embody the charity and community feeling of the holiday season well into the new year. For the fourth consecutive year, the Plumsted Youth for Nature and the Environment (PYNE) will collect discarded pine trees and fir trees …