July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Women build hope one house at a time

Female volunteers hammered nails into pieces of wood, climbed ladders to build a roof and even reconstructed hope — all for a Sea Bright woman who lost her home in superstorm Sandy. More...

Palatines to celebrate New Jersey’s birthday

The Palatines of New Jersey will celebrate the state’s 350th birthday with a lecture at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Germans of New Jersey Stanton Grange in Stanton. Lunch will be held at 11 a.m. More...

County fair has humble beginnings

Local county fairs may seem modern, with their theme park-like rides and fried everything. But their roots date back more than a century. The Monmouth County Fair was first held more than 150 years ago. More...

Libraries schedule events in July

The Long Branch Free Public Library at 328 Broadway and the Elberon Branch Library at 168 Lincoln Ave. are offer programs in July. More...

Sea Bright waits for ambulance payback

The Sea Bright Fire Department owes the municipality more than $100,000 for an ambulance purchased following superstorm Sandy, according to a borough official. More...

Middletown asks state for payout relief

Faced with substantial expenses for compensation of unused sick time to municipal employees this year, the Middletown Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution last week urging the state Legislature to eliminate or cap the dollar amount of More...

Grants for child care benefit families impacted by Sandy

The Christie administration announced that 43 child care facilities and 122 children using those services are benefiting from more than $300,000 in Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funding in superstorm Sandy-impacted counties. More...

University juniors win awards at Hackathon

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering has announced that two junior students, Justin R. Schlemm, of Leonardo, and Taylor J. More...

New resource center offers outreach to Sandy victims

While so much has been accomplished and rebuilt in the 20 months following superstorm Sandy, there is still work to be done. More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Opinion

Photo

Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

Arts / Zest

Local artists showcase nature-inspired works

A n exhibit of paintings by Red Bank artists Katie Anne Stone and Eileen Kennedy is on view at the Art Alliance of Monmouth County in Red Bank. More...

Sports

A football classic

St. John Vianney High School’s Bill DeMato, playing quarterback for the Monmouth County all-stars, tries to run a play during the U.S. More...

Red Bank Indians capture league title going perfect 14-0

When he wasn’t working in his office at Red Bank Regional High School, Del Dal Pra was coaching Two River Little League’s Red Bank Indians to a 12U championship this summer. More...

Breen enters Encryption in Haskell invitational

For Monmouth’s crown jewel, the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, trainer Kelly Breen has elected to throw his horse’s hat into the Haskell ring, as he recently announced that Encryption will join the Grade 1 battle. More...

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

City confirms talks on sale of Pier Village

Pier Village, the city’s most recognizable redevelopment project, may be changing hands by the end of summer. More...

Former landfill site to become parking lot

LONG BRANCH — With City Council approval, the Long Branch Board of Education will be able to build a parking lot on the site of a former landfill in Elberon. More...

EMACC’s network event set for July 24

The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) and Monmouth- Ocean Development Council (MODC) will hold their annual Summer Beach Blast Networking Event from 4:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Objectors have their say on Rt. 35 Wawa proposal

EATONTOWN — Thanks to a court order, objectors were given another opportunity to block an application for a convenience store, 16-pump gas station and fastfood restaurant on Route 35. More...

Tent Colony Tour slated for July 29

The Historical Society of Ocean Grove is sponsoring a Tent Colony Tour on Tuesday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Together Fund for the restoration of Thornley Chapel. More...

Chamber’s golf outing issues call for sponsors

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce (GOTCC) is seeking sponsors for its 19th annual Ansell, Grimm & Aaron PC Classic golf outing scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Hollywood Golf Club in West Deal. More...

‘Tablet Tuesday’ set for July 29 at library

The Long Branch Public Library will host its “Tablet Tuesday” program 3:30- 4:30 p.m. July 29 at the library’s Technology Center at 328 Broadway. The program is held at the library on the last Tuesday of each month. More...

Workshops offered for children with autism

VSA New Jersey has announced fall program offerings for children with autism ages 3-21 and their family members. More...

VSA New Jersey seeks writers for competition

The Unlimited Potential Theater Co., a project of VSA New Jersey, is seeking poems, essays, short stories and plays for its 21st annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. The contest is open to all New Jersey writers age 18 and over. More...

Monmouth University elects new board officers

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University’s Board of Trustees elected Henry D. Mercer III, of Locust, to serve as its chair, effective July 1. More...

Drive, family ... drive!

With summer travel season in high gear, it’s a good idea to ensure the family’s next road trip will be memorable, and for all the right reasons.

Hitting the road with kids in tow for a good old-fashioned road trip this year? You’re not alone. More...

Letters

Senate needs to keep our water safe

The toxic waste of fracking is a serious concern, hidden from the public by exemptions to the Safe Water Drinking Act and chemical disclosure rules. More...

Common Core tramples on the Constitution

The oath of office for an elected Board of Education member in New Jersey reads like this: “I (name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and th More...

Columns

IN THE NEWS

Want lower property taxes? Change New Jersey’s justices

On July 7, WKXW-FM posted a news story on its website reporting that state legislators may be in session in Trenton during the traditional summer break. More...

Q&A

Aggressive laws

I received many comments from readers when I requested a sharing of ideas about how to address aggressive driving in ways that might reduce it. More...

Business

Coldwell Banker receives sales lead award at Cartus Broker Network Int’l Conference

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. was honored for its outstanding performance during the past year at the 2014 Cartus Broker Network International Conference held Feb. More...