Saturday, May 18, 2013
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation producing videos of veterans
A project by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation, Holmdel, has veterans sharing their stories in a series of YouTube videos. May 18 is Armed Forces Day. Attached here are the recent oral history videos, of New Jersey's Vietnam Veterans sharing anecdotes and revealing what they went through during their service.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The next chapter of your community's story begins with a single voice. Yours. Blog on Freehold Patch.
Want to get the word out about your expertise in a certain area? Do you have a passion for local sports or other community events? Or the inside happenings concerning bird watching in town? Maybe you want to write about the latest gadget and how it helps you with your day-to-day? How about the history of your home town? Whatever the area of interest, as long as it revolves around local, community news and events, Patch wants to hear from you! Patch is currently seeking new or experienced bloggers to join our growing team of writers. We are looking for anybody and everybody with insider knowledge on things going on, or related to, your home town. Examples of blogs we are looking for are numerous and include: sports, fitness, food, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Upload your opinions to Patch directly - it's quick and easy.
Tuesday, April 23
Patch is not your run-of-the-mill, average news website. We want to hear from our readers about anything and everything that is going on in town! Want to publicly thank someone? Have an opinion you want to vocalize? Share your viewpoint by posting a “Letter to the Editor” in Freehold Patch’s Local Voices section. Here's how: When you are on the Freehold Patch homepage, click on the "Want to blog on Patch?" button under the top four stories on the site. Then: Voila! It is that quick and easy to have your thoughts and feelings published. Local Voices is not just a place to submit letters to the editor every so often - although you can certainly use it that way. If you have something more to say, consider posting to Local Voices as often as …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The former coach, fired for abusive behavior towards his basketball players, was spotted coaching a seventh grade girls basketball league this weekend.
Mike Rice was fired for hurling basketballs at his players and unleashing insulting homophobic rants, but the former Rutgers mens basketball coach was spotted over the weekend coaching a seventh grade girls AAU team in Holmdel. Deadspin.com reported that Rice, who lives in Little Silver, was seen coaching a 12-year-old girls basketball team at Holmdel High School on Saturday night. The article cites tweets by contributor Brian Geltzeiler of hoopscritic.com reporting that Rice was acting "crazy as ever yelling @ both refs and kids." Geltzeiler posted in a follow up tweet, "Just to clarify. I'm not joking. Mike Rice is actually coaching a 7th grade girls AAU team today and he's still acting like a mad man." The news elicited a number of …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Try these easy Passover recipes for gelfite fish, charoset, prime rib, pizza and even a seven-layer cake.
Spice up your Passover observance with these recipes for gelfite fish, charoset, prime rib, pizza and even a seven-layer cake, thanks to AllRecipes.com and Holiday Eats. For added fun, get your children to join you in the kitchen. Do you have a recipe that you'd like to share on Freehold Patch? Post it in our local voices section. Gelfite Fish An Asian twist to the traditional dish. Ingredients For Garnish: Directions Traditional Charoset Traditional dish with no added sugar. Ingredients Directions Garlic Prime Rib Scrumptious entree for the holiday. Ingredients Directions Passover Pizza An easy and tasty snack for kids and adults. Ingredients Directions Passover Seven Layer Cake A no-bake, Kosher cake for the holidays. Ingredients …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
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Monday, January 21, 2013
Former Ocean County Director of Human Services upset with confusing mandates, insurance delays
Monday, January 21
An open letter to: President Obama, All the members of Congress, Governor Christie and members of New Jersey Senate and Assembly and to local mayors and council members MY DECENT INTO MADNESS BY WAY OF THE RABBIT HOLE Super Storm Sandy has displaced seven people in my family. We all lived in Seaside Park, New Jersey. We are no different from the thousands of people who are facing what seems like insurmountable obstacles towards rebuilding our homes, our lives and our communities. During the height of the storm our local rescue workers, emergency personal and police were heroic in their efforts to save lives and mitigate damages. The weeks following the storm were also filled with countless stories of families, neighbors, friends and …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Youths with nowhere to go need counseling, education, safe places and adult mentors.
Saturday, January 5
This month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released results of its “point in time” survey, for which local teams count all the homeless people to be found on one night in January. In New Jersey, there were 13,025 people without permanent housing that night, including 2,695 severely mentally ill people and 592 veterans. More than 1,500 of them were found in Newark or elsewhere in Essex County. Those totals don’t parse out all of the young people who have no place to go, the young adults who aged out of foster care without families, who got kicked out of their homes for being gay or pregnant, or who are couch-surfing because their parents can’t or won’t shelter them. Counting homeless young people is a challenge in any …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Here's a look at what the day is all about
As an English expatriate living in the United States, I’ve come to accept that certain English traditions I’ve grown up with may not be the norm for other families in this country. Boxing Day is one of those beloved English traditions that seems so ordinary when discussed within the confines of my home but, when mentioned to just about anybody else, often triggers a quizzical lift of the eyebrow. Now, that’s not to say I’ve always understood the history and meaning behind Boxing Day myself – in fact, for years I used to believe that Boxing Day got its name because Dec. 26 was a popular day to hold boxing matches – I have my nana to thank for that one. But as each Christmas season passes, I appreciate more and more the various traditions …
Monday, December 17, 2012
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg will ask Congress to approve a ban on ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds. Do you agree with his proposed bill?
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced plans to reintroduce high-capacity magazine ban legislation in the 113th Congress. Lautenberg’s bill, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, would prohibit the manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. It also would ban ammunition magazines that could be readily converted to accept more than 10 rounds. “In light of yet another horrific shooting tragedy, it is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for deadly high-capacity gun magazines and I will keep working to pass my bill to reinstate the ban on them,” Lautenberg said in a statement. “If we don't pass a high-capacity …