October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Two years after Sandy, recovery is decidedly a work in progress

Two years after superstorm Sandy pounded the Jersey Shore, local officials say progress is being made, but it will be years — some say as many as a decade — before towns are fully recovered. More...

Sandy changed county, local disaster planning

The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has released a draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan, which identifies projects that would make the county’s 53 municipalities less vulnerable to storms and natural disasters. More...

Applications due for arts achievement awards

The annual VSA/NJ Arts Achievement Awards, including the Student Arts Excellence Awards, will be presented to students with special needs who are ages 14-21 — not to exceed 12th grade — and show outstanding achievement in an art form. More...

Students to compete at leadership event

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Ocean Township High School students and members of the New Jersey association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will compete in the 2014 Fall Leadership Connection on Nov. More...

Planners to recommend new zoning for Apple Farms site

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — The Township Council is expected to consider a zoning change that could result in an age-restricted development on the 81-acre Apple Farms tract. More...

Community comes out in support of T. Thomas Fortune House

RED BANK — A mission to preserve one of the borough’s most historically significant properties was the focus of an Oct. 24 fundraising event. More...

Angelini receives leadership award

State Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) was selected by the board of trustees of Children’s Aid and Family Services to receive the 2014 Building Futures Government Leadership Award for her commitment and support of children and famil More...

Jazz singer’s sons produce album as ‘Beautiful’ surprise

MATAWAN — Local jazz singer Rosemary Conte recorded her first album in 1987. Almost 30 years later, the album is finally having a proper release, thanks to her children. More...

Park System slates its fall craft show

TINTON FALLS — The Monmouth County Park System will host its Fall Craft Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, 2566 Guam Lane, Tinton Falls. More...

Applications are due for VSA art awards

The annual VSA/NJ Arts Achievement Awards, including the Student Arts Excellence Awards, will be presented to students with special needs who are ages 14-21 — not to exceed 12th grade — and show outstanding achievement in an art form. More...

Red Cross announces blood-donor app

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its-kind Blood Donor App, which allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. More...

‘Love and Intrigue’ at Rutgers

Ferdinand von Walters and Luise Miller are young and in love — and if only they were of the same social class, their story might end happily ever after. More...

They don’t call it ‘speed’ for nothing

Few may be able to afford a Bentley, but those having unlimited funds could do worse than spend around $250,000 to drive one of the quickest luxury cars on the planet.

We don’t usually get the chance to review cars that cost as much as a threebedroom house in many parts of the country. More...

Opinion

Photo

View from the bridge at Oakford Lake, downtown New Egypt. More...

Sports

Area football teams improve positions in playoff races

The Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School, Rumson- Fair Haven Regional High School and Shore Regional High School football teams are all coming off big wins that helped improve their respective positions in the races for state sectional playoff berths. More...

Caseys’ girls harriers impressive in defending county title

Rob DeFilippis is excited about the remainder of the 2014 cross-country season. His Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School girls may be the top-ranked cross-country team in the state, but they had, in his mind, yet to run a complete race this season. More...

SPORT SHORTS

U.S. Women’s National Team captain Christie Rampone earned her historic 300th cap when she played against Mexico in the all-important semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship at PPL Park on Oct. 24, won by the U.S., 3-0. More...

Work of psychics conjures spirited debate

Roughly one year ago, Heather Saracen was going through a particularly rough patch in her life. More...

Judge again rejects legal sports betting

Monmouth Park officials and sports betting enthusiasts are hoping a federal judge reverses his field and allows the state to proceed with sports betting. More...

Greater Media chairman lauded for radio leadership

A lways at the forefront of his industry, Greater Media’s CEO has been recognized for his role in electronic media. More...

Brain Injury Alliance to hold driving contest

The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) has received a $15,000 grant from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) to support the fifth annual U Got Brains Champion Schools Program, a contest challenging New Jersey high school students and More...

GOP, Libertarian candidates challenge Pallone on Nov. 4

LONG BRANCH — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) is hoping to withstand a challenge from Republican and Libertarian candidates in next week’s general election. More...

Library has November programs for children

The Eatontown Public Library is offering programs for children in November at 33 Broad St. Parents must remain in the library while children attend all programs. More...

One Book, One Community programs set at local libraries

Local branches of the Monmouth County Library will hold special children’s programs in November as part of this year’s One Book, One Community program. More...

Stipends similar for area coaches

The stipends the Sayreville Bombers football coaches receive are typical of — if not slightly higher than — those offered to other coaching staffs within the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC). More...

Fair on brain health slated for Nov. 7

The Social Community Activities Network (SCAN) will present its second annual Brain Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its location in the Monmouth Mall at 180 Route 35, Eatontown. Registration begins 9:30 a.m. More...

ARMS seeks personal supplies for troops serving overseas

A s Americans prepare to observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11, many people will want to pay tribute to those who have served the nation in the past and thank the members of the military who are serving the United States around the world today. More...

Dinner to benefit scholarship fund

The Joe Romanowski Culinary Education Foundation (JOCEF) will sponsor a Harvest Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Piccola Italia, 837 West Park Ave., Ocean. Proceeds will support the foundation’s scholarship fund for culinary students. More...

Thermovision cameras detect ‘hot spots’ in power lines

A s part of its ongoing inspection efforts, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is using thermographic cameras to capture infrared images that can detect certain potential problems on wires and other equipment that might not be apparent duri More...

Marlboro native continues success in ‘Vampire Diaries’

Paul Wesley has a career any actor would kill to have. More...

Letters

Holdouts should sign easement agreement

A s our children prepare for a storm-free Halloween, we are haunted by the memory of superstorm Sandy — the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the secondcostliest hurricane in U.S. history. More...

Columns

Q&A

Parking lot crashes

Q: I read an article recently about airbags not deploying when they ought to have deployed. More...

Business

Waterfront estate dazzles in Fair Haven

With panoramic views of the Navesink River, 78 Pine Cove Road, Fair Haven, boasts more than 200 feet of a private waterfront beach, creating an ideal oasis for homeowners and guests alike. Listed by Gloria Nilson & Co. More...

Weichert Workforce Mobility named Relocation Management Company of the Year

Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, was named Relocation Management Company (RMC) of the Year during the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) ceremony held in Orla More...