November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Many hungry for later school breakfasts

Many schools offer breakfast programs for students before the school day gets underway, but large percentages of students eligible for free or reduced-cost breakfasts are failing to take advantage of the programs. More...

DEP rolls out new grants to promote storm resiliency

Sandy-impacted municipalities and counties will be vying for a piece of the $50 million in federal funding recently made available to fund projects that would reduce flood risk and enhance resiliency. More...

Sandy, casino layoffs increase demand for food donations

A s many prepare to give thanks and sit around the Thanksgiving table next week, many more are wondering where their holiday meal is going to come from on Nov. 27. More...

Choral concert to highlight vocal harmonies

RED BANK — The Red Bank Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present “An A Cappella Holiday” concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Ocean Township High School Auditorium, 550 West Park Ave., Oakhurst. More...

Operation Sleighbells to benefit 500 local families

LONG BRANCH — With the holidays approaching, Family & Children’s Service (FCS) is asking for help in granting the holiday wishes of area children whose families are struggling financially. More...

Letters

Writer says group misrepresents airgun peril

Clean Ocean Action (COA) is trying to stop off-shore oil exploration by stopping the use of seismic airguns. In addition to research for oil, the same technology (airguns) is a key tool for studying the earth. More...

Opinion

Photo

The sun beams down and lights up the autumn leaves in Allentown. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Kenyon

Suzanne Kenyon, 61, of the Mercerville section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, passed surrounded by loving family members on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. More...

Schools

Brookdale trustees OK staff reductions

Faced with declining enrollment and funding, the Brookdale Community College board of trustees authorized a controversial reduction in force (RIF) in advance of a reorganization of the college structure. More...

Opponents to appeal Trinity Hall approval

Opponents of a proposal to build a campus for an all-girls high school will file an appeal of the Middletown Planning Board’s approval of the plan in state Superior Court. More...

Business

Long Branch will bond to rebuild boardwalk

LONG BRANCH — The city is taking another step toward rebuilding the damaged boardwalk with a much wider structure. Business Administrator Howard Woolley Jr. More...

Brand new custom home is just two blocks from the beach

This new custom-built Jersey Shore gem with Lake views is located two blocks from the ocean, at 404 Blodgett Ave. With understated Queen Anneinspired architectural influences, this new home is on a one block cul-de-sac street. More...

Weichert Corporate Housing opens new regional center

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing (WCH), announces that Mark Pooley has joined the company as vice president of business development, Washington, D.C. More...

Central Jersey champions

Shore Regional High School’s JT Kessler (13) and New Egypt’s Nick Sample (left) and Raphael Archer try to win the ball in the air during the Nov. 13 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I championship match in West Long Branch. More...

Eatontown mayor seeks recount after 2-vote loss

A recount of the vote tally in the Eatontown mayoral race, in which a Republican challenger unseated three-term Democratic Mayor Gerald Tarantolo, will take place Nov. 24 in Freehold. More...

Pallone hopes to address infrastructure needs in 14th term

Despite being a representative of the minority party in both the Senate and House of Representatives as of January, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) has lofty goals going into his 14th term. More...

Dorothy Parker’s entry into Hall of Fame celebrated

LONG BRANCH — She was a poet, critic, crusader and a celebrated New Yorker. Now, after eight years of campaigning by her advocates, Dorothy Parker is a new addition to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. More...

Brookside Avenue owners seek buyouts from state

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Residents of Brookside Avenue, a neighborhood that has experienced recurrent flooding, have applied for buyouts under the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Blue Acres program. More...

Cancer patients to have day at Manalapan spa

The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center will host its semiannual Spa for Spirit on Dec. 2 at Avanti Day Resort in Manalapan. More...

Bulletin Board

Matawan church to offer Dec. 6 Cookie Walk

Trinity Episcopal Church, 18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, off Route 79 between Route 516 and Lloyd Road, will present its annual Cookie Walk 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6. More...

Victorian homes and inns to open for tours

OCEAN GROVE — The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its 22nd annual Holiday House and Inn Tour on Dec. 13 and 14. More...

Exhibit will feature artist’s wall sculptures

Artifacts Boutique will host an open house and the art exhibit, “Life Cycles, Phase III, Focus,” noon-6 p.m. Nov. 30 at 1012 Main St., Belmar. Artwork by Jean Johnson will be on display. More...

Arts / Zest

‘Endangered Beauty’

IN THE ARTS

The Second Story Art Gallery in Atlantic Highlands will host an exhibit of metal sculptures and drawings by artist Sabrina Fadial. “Endangered Beauty” runs through Nov. 30, with a closing reception 6-8 p.m. Nov. More...

Sports

Rumson, Shore field hockey squads win group state crowns

The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and Shore Regional High School field hockey teams won group titles in the state tournament, setting up a Shore Conference showdown in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions (TOC). More...

All-around runner-up

Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s Alex Cucich finished second in the all-around competition at the NJSIAA Individual Gymnastics Championships on Nov. 15 at Montgomery High School. On Nov. More...

Nigro’s golden goal lifts Monmouth into NCAA Tournament

Thanks to a golden goal off the foot of Marlboro High School graduate Dave Nigro, the Monmouth University men’s soccer team is back in the NCAA Tournament. More...