July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters

State budget funds for those with disabilities

Balancing a state budget is no easy task and it can be particularly challenging in a state like New Jersey that boasts a diverse population of residents, a wide spectrum of industries and a varied geographic makeup. More...

Opinion

Photo

A ride is framed by trees at the Monmouth County Fair, Freehold Township, July 23. More...

Arts / Zest

Weichert of Ocean to participate in upcoming Italian American Festival

Louis Tordini, manager of the Weichert, Realtors Ocean Township office, announces that the office will be participating in the Italian American Festival of Ocean Township Aug. 5-9. The event will be open 5-11 p.m. More...

Schools

MAST graduates enter military academies

SANDY HOOK – Six local graduates of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) class of 2015 are among the MAST graduates entering the military. More...

Additional charges for former Monmouth Regional teacher

A former Monmouth Regional High School teacher was charged on July 24 with having sexual contact with a second student. More...

At Spanish American Festival in Keyport, everyone is family

KEYPORT — The Spanish American Club will host its 17th annual Spanish American Festival, an event that celebrates Latin American culture with the entire community. More...

Sports

Sandy Hook to Long Island swim calls attention to ocean protection

SANDY HOOK — A lone swimmer took on an historic long-distance ocean marathon, dodging through shipping channels and swimming past humpback whales and other marine life whose habitat she is trying to protect. More...

Winding up

Tinton Falls Little League Junior League pitcher Tyler Riccardi winds up for a pitch to a Two Rivers West batter during the July 22 District 19 tournament game played in Tinton Falls. More...

Matrix to play for a spot in the AAABA National Tournament

The New Brunswick Matrix will take on the New York City League champions beginning Aug. More...

Freeholders will not expand West End Park

A grassroots plan to extend West End Park in Long Branch with the county’s help was shot down last week by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. More...

Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age

Those who thought libraries might one day be obsolete have had to think again. No longer just a place to borrow books, libraries have evolved into hubs of activity that serve myriad needs of patrons. More...

Bulletin Board

Blessing of the Waters set for Aug. 15 in Deal

To celebrate the Feast of the Assumption on Aug. 15, St. Mary of the Assumption Church will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m. at 46 Richmond Ave., Deal. When Mass concludes at approximately 6 p.m., the Rev. Douglas A. More...

Park System offering seining program

Discover the fish, crabs and other creatures that live in the bay with the Monmouth County Park System’s free Summer Seining program for children and adults that is running through Aug. More...

Three-day community garden conference set

Monmouth University will host “Gardening for Good: A Community Garden Conference” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-9 at Wilson Hall and Magill Commons, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long Branch. More...

Entertainment

See, mom, all that video game playing can pay off

Who would have thought that footage of the 1982 World Video Game Championships would incite an extraterrestrial attack today? That, my friends, is the war we wage in the new film Pixels. More...

Being funny is all in the family for the Gaffigans

“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” airing Wednesdays on TV Land, stars comedian Jim Gaffigan as a fictionalized version of himself — a food- and nap-loving devoted father of five, who is raising his brood of fair-haired kids in a two-bedroom More...

Five radio disc jockeys who rocked our socks off

With so much music out there to listen to, it always helps to have a good navigator. Such is the radio disc jockey, or DJ. And through the decades, a few are remembered as the ones who introduced America to its greatest hits. More...

Business

Planned sale of county care centers will be discussed at public hearings

Public hearings concerning the proposed sale of two Monmouth County care centers are scheduled for August. One care center is in Freehold Township and one care center is in Wall Township. More...

New superintendent values strong ties with community

EATONTOWN – Andrew Teeple, the new superintendent of Monmouth Regional High School, is a familiar face in the district. More...

Ocean seeks more time for housing plan

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Township officials are asking the state Superior Court to grant a motion that would stave off any additional affordable housing lawsuits while plans are being finalized. More...