Thursday, February 2, 2023

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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

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: How to Beat the Heat

The heat of a torrid summer day can sap your energy and make you feel crabby. It can also be dangerous for the very young and elderly. Even if you have air conditioning – or want to cut back on your energy bills – there are other ways to help you... Read More

LET’S DISH! Let’s Talk About Crème Brûlée

As French as crème brûlée sounds (and it is a French name), the French cannot claim it as their own. During the Middle Ages, England and Spain loved their delicate, silken, rich custards and also made a similar dessert, and the French were right there... Read More

Dining with Draz: Big Ed’s Barbeque

I love America, I love barbecue, and I loved Big Ed’s Barbeque in Old Bridge. Here in this patriotic month of July, we wanted to go with an old-fashioned American favorite, and so we took off to a classic. Big Ed’s Barbeque’s grills and smokers... Read More

Fun in the Water

The summer season provides a great opportunity for you to share some quality time with your pets outside. Many dogs love the water, but despite what you may have seen in the movies, cats do not particularly enjoy it. Another common misconception is that... Read More

Historic Havens: Old Tennent Church

In this month when we celebrate Independence Day, we reflect on the brave patriots who fought to establish this union. On June 28, 1778, General George Washington led the Continental Army to fight the Battle of Monmouth. However, long before this became... Read More


How fast are you to say yes? Have you ever made a deal that was accepted quickly, only to have buyer’s remorse like you could have done better? More to the point, have you ever been asked for something and jumped to provide the part, service or time... Read More