July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Immigrant children arriving

Children who are fleeing Central American nations to escape crime, violence and poverty are finding their way to Freehold Borough. More...

Beach and parking fees setting record pace for city

LONG BRANCH — More than halfway through the summer, the city is on pace for record-breaking beach revenues and higherthan projected inaugural parking meter revenues. More...

Ocean environmentalists wary of wind energy leases

Local environmental advocates say plans to auction leases for 344,000 acres off the Jersey Shore for development of commercial wind energy systems should consider impacts on marine life and maritime resources. More...

Swim supports beach safety in Long Branch

LONG BRANCH — It has been 10 years since Ray Licata, community activist and member of the Long Branch swim community, died unexpectedly late one summer afternoon following his routine ocean swim. More...

Controversy continues over townhouse plan

LONG BRANCH — A proposed 11-unit townhouse development in Beachfront North II continues to draw opposition from neighboring residents and owners of the adjacent Promenade Beach Club. More...

County to preserve Latino history

FREEHOLD — The Latino Coalition has announced that it will donate thousands of documents to the Monmouth County Historical Association as part of an effort to preserve the histories of the many Latino communities in the county, according to Fra More...

Fairgrounds to feature alligator show, racing pigs

The 77th Middlesex County Fair will bring a variety of shows to East Brunswick. Held Aug. 4-10 at 655 Cranbury Road, the fair will take place 5-11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. More...

Letters

Well-vision exams encouraged for children

I ’m writing to commend Gov. Chris Christie for recently declaring August as Children’s Vision and Learning Month in New Jersey. More...

Arts / Zest

Exhibit aims to honor summer

A s August approaches, the CVA Gallery at Brookdale Community College will feature 47 works of art that celebrate the summer season. More...

Business

Weichert Corporate Housing earns high marks in nationwide survey

Weichert Corporate Housing, a leading provider of temporary accommodations and furnished apartments, earned high service marks from corporate buyers of relocation services according to the results of a prominent workforce mobility survey. More...

What’s hurting affordability?

Survey looks at the economic factors holding back today’s buyers

Stagnant income growth, mounting home price and a low supply of homes are making home ownership less reasonable, according to the 2014 Zillow Home Price Expectation Survey, where 106 panelists including economists, real estate experts and investment More...

Agility, flexibility keys to successful deployment, according to Weichert survey of U.S. relocation managers

Companies intent on post-recession growth need a mobile workforce agile enough to respond quickly to new opportunities and fill talent gaps across their organizations, according to the results of Weichert Workforce Mobility’s latest survey. More...

Cricket a growing sport in central New Jersey

That funny game with a bat and ball, wickets and players in white dress uniforms is beginning to take a foothold in the area. That funny game is called cricket, and it may soon become more than a novelty. More...

City brings back street crimes unit

The Long Branch Police Department will reactivate a unit aimed at reducing drug dealing and other street crimes. More...

Views differ on creating more space at Boro Hall

Plans to reconfigure Eatontown’s Borough Hall to address a space shortage provide only slightly more room for the multiple departments located in the aging complex, according to the borough architect. More...

Eatontown to alter policy for police promotions

EATONTOWN — At the request of Police Chief Michael Goldfarb, the Borough Council will introduce an ordinance in August to change the procedures for police promotions. More...

State redistributes funds given to allegedly fraudulent charity

Funds totaling $100,000 donated to an allegedly fraudulent superstorm Sandy charity have been distributed to Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County and the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. More...

Library to offer children’s programs

The West Long Branch Library has special events for children in August at 95 Poplar Ave. Parents and guardians must remain in the library for all programs. Registration is required for certain programs by calling the library at 732-222-5993. More...

Girl Scouts visit cancer patients, deliver gifts

LONG BRANCH — Inspired by the efforts of a 5-year-old girl in Nevada to touch the lives of cancer patients through Abby’s Purple Bag Project, a local Girl Scout troop delivered purple goodie bags to cancer patients at Monmouth Medical Cen More...

Public can comment on Sandy Hook path extension

SANDY HOOK — The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comment and regulatory review of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to extend the Multi-Use Path (MUP) at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Unit. More...

Event raises $8,700 for student scholarships

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University’s School of Social Work held the fundraising event, “ART Take Away for Education,” to celebrate its 40th anniversary, which begins with the 2014-15 academic year. More...

Teddy Bear Tea slated for children in August

The Historical Society of Ocean Grove will sponsor a Teddy Bear Tea for children 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13 and 20 at The Starving Artist at Days restaurant, 47 Olin St., Ocean Grove. More...

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Italian culture to be celebrated at festival The 38th annual Township of Ocean Italian Festival will be held Aug. 6-10 at Joe Palaia Park, 200 Whalepond Road, Oakhurst. More...

Opinion

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A group of young men make their way along the boardwalk in Ocean Grove on July 22. More...

Sports

Bayern goes wire-to-wire in $1 million Haskell win

Thoroughbred race trainer Bob Baffert seldom plays the role of spoiler. That’s especially true at the William Hill Haskell Invitational, a race his mounts have won a record six times. More...

Caseys’ senior baseball team reaches Monmouth finals

RED BANK CATHOLIC R ed Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s senior entry in the Greater Middlesex Coaches Summer Baseball League made its way to the Monmouth County finals before falling to Freehold Township. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Fans of professional wrestling know Hulk Hogan, and they have the chance to talk to him when iPlay America hosts The Hulkster for an intimate chat, “Uncut,” at 3 p.m. on Aug. 2. More...