May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Johnny Jazz’ memorialized in Red Bank park

If the spirit of Red Bank’s west side could be conveyed through a single person, then Ralph “Johnny Jazz” Gatta might have been the one. More...

Loss of $88 million in ratables leads to Long Branch tax hike

LONG BRANCH — For the fourth straight year, Long Branch has taken a significant hit in the city’s ratables base. Finance Director Ron Mehlhorn Sr. More...

Lunch break

Attendees of the Habitat for Humanity of Monmouth County Women Build luncheon survey auction items at the May 7 event held at Branches in West Long Branch. More...

Embrace an active outdoor lifestyle

Blue skies and warm weather entice people to enjoy the great outdoors. For many people, few things are more enjoyable than soaking up some rays and breathing in some fresh air. More...

Letters

Residents must exercise their right to speak

By now, many citizens are aware that a segment of the 1 percent that controls the bulk of the wealth within our society is also in control of both major political parties, leaving the voter only with the appearance of control in the voting booth. More...

Sick child put last efforts into helping others

Last May, in the midst of a blossoming spring, I wrote about my son, Alex. I was looking forward to the promise of the new season with hope shining in my heart. Alex had been diagnosed with brain cancer, medulloblastoma, the year before. More...

Honor the meaning of national holidays

Memorial Day has become the traditional beginning of summer. More...

Sports

Rumson girls capture third straight conference crown

On the heels of its third successive Shore Conference Tournament championship, the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School girls lacrosse team is off to a good start as it competes for the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II title. More...

SPORT SHORTS

State Fair Meadowlands, the largest fair in the New York metro area with over 150 rides and attractions, announced that for the first time ever, it will welcome the Lipizzaner Stallions & Horses of the World Show, featuring the stunning Royal Lip More...

Defending the attack

Ocean Township High School’s Sam DaCruz, left, and teammate Tugce Guven try to swat the ball away from Allentown High School’s Casey Provost during the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III playoff game at Allentown May 13. More...

Day of honor, remembrance

To some people, Memorial Day is a nice day off from work or school. To most, it’s a way to pay homage to those who fought and died for their country. More...

One Ocean candidates sweep election

Mayor Chris Siciliano and each of his four running mates drew nearly double the vote tally of their opponents to win seats on the Ocean Township Council. More...

Eatontown council will not fund study on rent control

EATONTOWN — Borough Council members have voted unanimously not to fund a study of the effects of repealing rent control. At the May 13 council meeting, Councilman Anthony Talerico Jr. More...

Long Branch to add new parking lot

LONG BRANCH — Beachgoers looking to avoid paying high rates to park in Pier Village or the short-term parking meters along the beachfront will soon have another option. More...

State to dredge Shark River

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Maritime Resources has provided a working timeline for dredging the state channels of the Shark River. More...

Summer fun that is close to home

Summer is prime vacation season when travelers take trips to every corner of the world.While faraway destinations abound, those looking for fun can also find enjoyable activities much closer to home. More...

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

TOP PICK

More than three dozen of the area’s best food trucks will converge on Monmouth Park for three days of food, fun and racing. The Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival will be held May 23-25 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. More...

Bulletin Board

Wordsmith contest winners announced

VSA New Jersey has announced the winners of its 21st annual Joyce Indik New Jersey Wordsmith Competition, which accepted submissions of poems, essays, short stories and plays by New Jersey residents age 18 and older. More...

Chorale group to host June 16 performance

The Shrewsbury Chorale will hold its concert fundraiser, “Cocktails with Cole Porter,” at 5:30 p.m. June 16 at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1033 W. Park Ave., Ocean. More...

Opinion

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Beautiful flowers were on sale when the Shrewsbury Garden Club conducted its annual Gardener’s Market at the Shrewsbury gazebo. More...

Schools

Young volunteers needed as library ambassadors

LONG BRANCH — The Long Branch Free Public Library is looking for students interested in becoming the newest participants in its Library Ambassadors program. More...

School districts get help planning ‘green’ projects

School districts in Monmouth and Ocean counties will work with graduate students to help schools implement energy-saving initiatives. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has been named a Business Leadership of the Year honoree by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors during its 52nd annual conference, held April 23 in Atlantic City. More...

Sociable — yet sedate — crossover

While crossover SUVs are arguably the quintessential family vehicles, not all of them are designed solely for the juice box and backseat cartoon crowd. Take, for example, the Nissan Murano we recently spent a week testing. More...