January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

School board will try again on referendum

The West Long Branch Board of Education will try again in March to gain voter approval of an $8.9 million referendum to fund facilities upgrades. More...

Ocean Township considers sharing recycling center

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — With the advent of the newly opened Ocean Township Recycling Center, municipal officials may be meeting with those in neighboring towns regarding sharing recycling services. More...

Local steps could address threats to ocean life

Changes at the local level could avert the dire consequences of activities such as seafloor mining and seismic testing, which damage marine habitats and threaten the survival of oceanic species, according to a new study. More...

Long Branch Fire Department seeks special election

LONG BRANCH — With no candidates stepping forward, the future chain of command for the Long Branch Fire Department is unclear. Long Branch Fire Chief Kevin Stout said during the Jan. More...

Letters

Expand access to women’s health care

This month is the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision giving women access to abortion and the power to make their own health care decisions. More...

Opinion

Photo

Marie Sill, 6, creates a popcorn craft during the National Popcorn Day event held at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore program activity center in Howell on Jan. 18. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

E. Thomas Allen Jr. has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Columbia Bank. Allen replaces Alex Grinewicz, who is retiring following a 41-year banking career. More...

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares donates $110,000 to local charities

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the philanthropic arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., has donated $110,000 to 11 local charities following the success of its recent Blue and White Gala, C More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Mary Burke, CRB, CRS, GRI, president, owner and broker of record, Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty and Karen Saltzbart, branch manager Holmdel office, announce that Lydia Chen, sales associate in the Holmdel office, achieved the hi More...

Bulletin Board

- Free dental care for kids slated for Feb. 6Dr. Madeline Badalaty of Beachside Pediatric Dentistry is participating in the “Give Kids a Smile” dental program on Feb. 6 at 105 Berkeley Ave., Ocean. More...

Sweet time in store at Chocolate and Wine Festival

With Valentine’s Day approaching, more than 1,000 people are expected to snack on truffles and sip some port during Greater Media Newspapers’ Chocolate and Wine Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. More...

Local dogs have their play at ‘Puppy Bowl XI’

Football fans across the country are going to have a “ruff” time choosing which team to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. The competition, however, has nothing to do with the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks. More...

Fire company seeks identity of man in framed portrait

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — The Wanamassa Fire Co. is asking for help as it seeks to reclaim a piece of its history. For many years, a portrait has hung on the firehouse walls, but the identity of the man pictured has been lost. More...

Bulletin Board

Chamber slates wine tasting for Feb. 12

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce (GOTCC) will hold its fifth annual Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Tasting Benefit and New Member Drive at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12, at the Shore Antique Center, 413 Allen Ave., Allenhurst. More...

Help others file their tax returns at library

The Long Branch Free Public Library at 328 Broadway is seeking volunteers to help area residents file their tax returns. Training will be provided, but familiarity with a computer keyboard is essential. More...

Three new members join Boys & Girls Club board

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) announced the Rev. Lyddale Akins, Michael Garrison and Jennifer Collins have joined its board of directors. More...

Sports

Scoring chance

Middletown High School North’s Khristian Acosta moves the puck in front of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School net during the Jan. 23 game played at Middletown Ice World. Middletown North went on to win the game, 12-3. More...

Red Bank’s McMahon is disciplined beyond the mat

Red Bank Regional High School’s Jack McMahon seems like a typical wrestler, albeit a very good one, but the unassuming junior has become a presence on and off the mats. More...

Rumson’s Iwama making most of final high school season

Marcus Iwama is making the most of his final season at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. The senior wrestler is undefeated with 15 wins through Jan. 25. He took first place at 145 pounds in the Caldwell Tournament earlier this season. More...