Thursday, December 6, 2012
How the Jersey Shore Roller Girls fought back from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy to help the region and each other get back on track.
Must the show go on? There’s a saying in the entertainment business that “the show must go on,” but it’s not always true. For the Jersey Shore Roller Girls, the region's all-female flat-track roller derby league, the decision whether or not to cancel its 2012 championship bout after Hurricane Sandy was a tough one. The bout had been scheduled to follow the Asbury Park tree lighting ceremony at Convention Hall on November 24, but the venue wasn’t cleared for use until a week before the event date and there was no time to advertise. Worse still, at least nine of the league’s seventy skaters suffered serious damage to their homes, said JSRG board member Bash N. Onya. “We’ve done this after-Thanksgiving game since 2008 and it’s quickly become …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Is the retail encroachment into Thanksgiving day worth fighting?
I’ve been known to be a party pooper, a real Debbie downer (sorry Debbie) when it comes to certain kinds of indulgences. Keep this in mind if you keep reading. Black Friday. Fine. After a day of gastronomic excess, we launch into a season of consumer spending that many of us will regret well into 2013. But a Black Friday that begins on Thanksgiving Thursday is just too much, or is it? The argument was succinctly made by P.C. Richard & Son (on Facebook, of course) that retailers who chose to open their doors on Thanksgiving “show no respect to their employees and families, and are in total disrespect of family values in America.” I’m inclined to agree, though the invocation of “family values” is questionable now that the phrase has been …
Monday, July 30, 2012
More than 200 JCP&L workers are working to restore power, officials said
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, July 30, 2012
Freehold officials have released an assessment of the damage that followed the weekend's storms and outlined the borough's response to clean up and restore power. Freehold Borough Councilman John Newman sent an email to residents detailing the borough's response. Police will be working 12-hour shifts and will be going street by street with flyers. Extra coverage will also be given by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, according to the email. The Freehold water plant is fully functional, the email said, but there are still water and distribution points throughout Freehold. Participating stores and locations in the Freehold area include: Acme, 3241, Route 9, Freehold; Foodarama - ShopRite, South Street and Route 9, Freehold; Norkus …