Thursday, August 11, 2022


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ASK CASSIE

Dear Cassie: I am divorced and have a son who is about to start his senior year in high school. Does my ex-spouse have to pay for my son’s college? -P.S. Dear P.S.: On the basis of your question, I am not sure if you entered into a Marital Settlement... Read More

Teen Scene

Each month our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents. If you are a teen who would like to write your story, contact The Journal. We’ll help you polish it up, so don’t worry. Let’s... Read More

Do It Better: Evaluating After-School Childcare Options

School days typically end at 3 pm, which leaves working parents with a challenging window of two or more hours before they arrive home. If you are faced with this parental dilemma, here are some common options for after-school care. After-school programs... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Sponge Cake

Aug. 23 is National Sponge Cake Day, and if you find it silly that there is a day set aside for this classic cake, think again. The sponge cake is believed to be the first non-yeasted cake and has no added fat in its ingredients. That means it’s lighter... Read More

Dining with Draz: Al Ponte

A month or so ago, I started getting text messages from Al Ponte. First, I thought it must have been from a guy I went to school with. Then, I learned it was a brand-new Italian Restaurant and that Al Ponte translates to “at the bridge,” and that’s... Read More

Preventing Heat Stroke in Dogs

It’s the time of year when everyone wants to enjoy the beautiful warm weather. However, this weather predisposes your dog to heat stroke, which is an emergency situation that requires immediate veterinary attention. Dogs do not tolerate the heat as... Read More

Historic Havens: Great Minds of New Jersey

It’s back-to-school time, and to inspire you to do all your homework, Historic Havens is going to focus on some of the most brilliant minds of the Garden State. New Jersey has led the way in technology, medicine, the arts and many other arenas. No discussion... Read More

BUSINESS MATTERS: Leaders are Teachers

These days it is more and more difficult to find the right help to run and/or expand any business. Employee retention is a key element to the success of any operation. We must find ways to not only motivate our staff but give them reason to be an active... Read More

Single Family Homes Area Real Estate May 1 to 31

Atlantic Highlands – Closed six, ratio of sale to list price 110 percent, lowest closed sale $530,000, highest closed sale $1,010,000. Currently active six, pending five. Colts Neck – Closed 12, ratio of sale to list price 103 percent, lowest... Read More