April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

May 10 walk will benefit school programs

The Monmouth Beach School PTO, in coordination with the Jersey Shore Running Club, will host its 20th annual 3-Mile Run/Walk fundraiser at 9 a.m. May 10 at the Monmouth Beach School, 7 Hastings Place. All proceeds will benefit school programs. More...

Brain tumor center sponsors art workshop

The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center will sponsor free “Art is Good” workshops for families whose lives have been affected by brain tumors from 1-3 p.m. June 8 at Surf- Taco, 1003 Main St., Belmar. More...

‘Paint the Town Pink’ kits are available to businesses

Area businesses are encouraged to sign up for “Paint the Town Pink,” a community-wide effort presented by Meridian Health to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography. More...

Father found guilty of murdering girl, 2

A jury has found a former Eatontown man guilty of the 2010 murder of his 2- year-old daughter. More...

Teachers can sign up for workshops at Rider

The National Writing Project at Rider University will hold professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers from July 8-17. More...

College tour opens eyes and doors to the future

LONG BRANCH — For Long Branch residents James Toon and Jacob Jones, a weeklong college tour revealed the possibilities of attending college outside the state. More...

Long Branch art show seeks artists

LONG BRANCH — The 16th edition of Art in the Park will return to West End Park in Long Branch on May 25. The annual event transforms the corner of Ocean and Brighton avenues into a juried art-and-crafts fair. More...

Residents implore city to improve beach access

LONG BRANCH — With the boardwalk missing for the second summer season, some residents are urging city officials to improve conditions at the oceanfront for the 2014 beach season. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter.While some homes make it through winter unscathed, the harsh weat More...

Create an outdoor retreat with the help of The Stone Gallery

The Stone Gallery at Seaside Materials is positively a can’t-miss opportunity when designing and building your dream home.Vision and clarity is what you should expect upon entering The Stone Gallery. More...

Bill seeks to clarify use of high beams

An issue regarding a person’s First Amendment rights on New Jersey roads is making its way into the halls of the State House, as a local lawmaker wants to decriminalize the use of a vehicle’s headlights as a means of warning drivers that More...

Monmouth County freeholders adopt $480.9 million budget

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has adopted a $480.9 million budget for 2014. The budget holds the amount to be raised by taxation flat for the fourth year in a row, according to a press release. More...

Shore House members receive gift of shoes

LONG BRANCH — Through an ongoing grant funded by the New Jersey Youth Foundation and a newly created partnership with Sneaker Factory, members of Shore House, a community resource for people living with mental illness, received walking shoes to More...

National Library Week in Long Branch

The Long Branch Public Library at 328 Broadway will celebrate National Library Week through April 19 by offering half prices on book sales, copies and fines, except for lost items, and presenting a movie marathon featuring libraries or librarians. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Opinion

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A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

How to avoid pet medication toxicity

Pets certainly can become ill from ingesting human medications, but the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center reports that they have identified pet medications themselves to be even more danger More...

Sports

Arriving at Monmouth Park

The Stable Area at Monmouth Park in Oceanport opened its doors on April 12, and the first arrivals were from the barn of trainer Henry Carroll. More...

Bulldogs ready to compete again for boys lacrosse titles

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN W ith six wins in as many matches, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s boys lacrosse team appears set to again challenge for the Shore Conference crown and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group I title. More...

Jr. Titans 14U Girls capture silver at USA Hockey Nationals

A stellar season for the New Jersey Junior Titans Girls 14U ice hockey team concluded with a silver medalwinning performance at the USA Hockey Tier II National Championships in Amherst, N.Y., on April 6. More...

Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Long Branch keeps cabs waiting

The Long Branch City Council has postponed a vote on an ordinance that would double the number of taxi licenses available in the city, much to the dismay of a local cab company. More...

McLoone’s Rum Runner to return to Sea Bright

SEA BRIGHT — McLoone’s Rum Runner, a Shore icon and the flagship of a growing string of McLoone’s restaurants, will be rebuilt more in tune with its riverside location in Sea Bright. More...

Reservoir ready for visitors

With the weather getting warmer, staff members at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell are planning events and tours for visitors to one of the crown jewels in the Monmouth County Park System. More...

Barbershop groups ready to harmonize

The Red Bank Area Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present its Chorus of the Atlantic Spring Show at 2 p.m. April 26 at Ocean Township High School, 550 W. Park Ave., Oakhurst. More...

Funding supports behavioral-health screenings for those affected by superstorm Sandy

The Christie administration has announced $4 million for behavioral-health screenings for residents impacted by superstorm Sandy. More...

Community garden offers produce, kinship

LONG BRANCH — Several city families are hoping that the summer growing season will yield a bounty of fresh flowers, herbs and vegetables at the Seventh Avenue Community Garden. More...

Film shows work as path to adulthood

For Nicholas, holding down a job at the East Brunswick Stop & Shop is a huge opportunity that has boosted his self-esteem and propelled him into adulthood. More...

GOTCC’s networking breakfast is April 23

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce (GOTCC) will hold a networking breakfast at 8 a.m. April 23 at Ocean’s Family First Urgent Care, 1806 Route 35 S., Oakhurst. More...

State cracking down on illegal dumping

Those who dump garbage in parks or other state-owned lands are being warned: Prepare to pay steep criminal and civil fines. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

Mike Pantina Landscaping can create a dreamscape paradise

Why chance one of your most valuable possessions, your home, to a nonprofessional? More...

Conrad Smith Nursery is a one-of-a-kind garden center

Conrad Smith Nursery is a thirdgeneration, family owned garden center that still prides itself with personalized customer service. More...

Volunteers needed to assist victims of sexual violence

180 Turning Lives Around, a private nonprofit organization in Monmouth County, continues to provide support and advocacy for victims of sexual violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience with the assistance of its dedicat More...

Expos to assist those with disabilities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Planning for Adult Life Opportunity Expos will be held 5-8 p.m. April 30 at L’Affaire, 1099 Route 22 East, Mountainside; 5-8 p.m. May 15 at Middlesex High School, 300 John F. More...

Thomas Jefferson High School seeking alumni

The class of 1964 of Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., is searching for alumni to form a 50th reunion in the New York area. Details will be announced at a later date. More...

Letters

New Jersey youth need to learn their history

Since I graduated college in 1974, I have always believed education makes a difference in both our communities and with our youth. More...

Guidelines needed for overdose drug policy

With news outlets reporting daily about New Jersey’s escalating heroin epidemic and resulting increase in overdose deaths, we commend Gov. More...

Arts / Zest

Exhibit seeks to redefine the ‘selfie’

Gallery 135 will host a multimedia exhibit of self-portraits, selfies and Vines. “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” will open at 7 p.m. April 25 at 135 Monmouth St., Red Bank. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Suzanne Young of Woodland Park has launched Sassy Strapps, a women’s shoe accessory that solves a common problem for high-heel wearers. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Resources Real Estate announces that Joyce Diamond has joined the Rumson office as a sales associate. More...