April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Boardwalk rebuild still a work in progress

Long Branch officials are working with state and federal agencies to approve the final design for the replacement of the Sandy-damaged boardwalk. More...

TEDxNavesink comes to Red Bank

RED BANK — Following the success of last year’s TEDxNavesink conference at Brookdale Community College, event organizers have moved to a new, larger venue and scheduled a wide array of new talks and live acts for 2014. More...

Plastics still top beach litter list

SANDY HOOK — Plastic debris continues to account for the lion’s share of litter that washes up on local beaches, polluting the environment and posing a danger to marine life, according to Clean Ocean Action (COA). More...

Shrewsbury’s Earth Day cleanup slated for April 26

Shrewsbury Borough will hold an Earth Day Cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon on April 26. Participants will meet 10 a.m. at the Borough Hall parking lot at 419 Sycamore Ave. Wear comfortable clothing and closedtoe shoes and bring sturdy work gloves. More...

Watchdog groups fear seismic testing ‘assault’

MIDDLETOWN — Dozens of area advocacy groups and officials are seeking to delay a seismic testing program they say could have drastic impacts along the Jersey Shore. More...

Conservatory’s 50th anniversary gala set

The Monmouth Conservatory of Music will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Kick-Off Concert and Dinner Gala from 4- 8 p.m. April 27 at the Rumson Country Club, 163 Rumson Road, Rumson. More...

Program brings fiction from page to stage

The New Jersey Repertory Co. will host readings by a trio of central New Jersey’s leading creators of prose fiction at 7 p.m. April 27 at the Lumia Theater, 179 Broadway, Long Branch. More...

Alternate transit called best option for Skyway riders

Officials with the state Department of Transportation are urging commuters to ditch their cars in the wake of the closure of the Pulaski Skyway. More...

Nominations needed for Heartsaver Awards

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are currently seeking nominations for the American Heartsaver Awards. More...

Voice of Hawks named Sportscaster of the Year

WEST LONG BRANCH — A Monmouth University alumnus and sportscaster has again captured the title of the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year. More...

Keeping kids active once the school year ends

I n many ways, today’s kids have busier schedules than any previous generation of youngsters. More...

Child find program announced in Ocean

The Ocean Township School District’s Department of Special Services is seeking children approaching age 3 and those who are age 3-21, who may have an educational disability due to physical, sensory, emotional, learning, communication, cognitive More...

Tree walk set for April 25 at Sandy Hook

Join the American Littoral Society’s staff and naturalists for their annual Earth Day Arbor Day tree walk at 2 p.m. April 25 at 18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands. More...

Eatontown man to serve 27 years for killing wife

An Eatontown man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for the May 2011 killing of his estranged wife. More...

March for Babies walk coming to Asbury Park

More than 12,000 babies in New Jersey will be born premature this year. More...

Poet will bring visiting writers series to a close

The 2013-14 Visiting Writers Series will close with a reading by poet Louise Glück at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre. Glück won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. She is also a former U.S. More...

Advocacy group seeks volunteers for training

180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private, nonprofit organization that provides support and advocacy for victims of sexual violence, will conduct a 50- hour Sexual Assault Response Team training course beginning in May. More...

Community supports Eatontown cleanup

EATONTOWN — Members of the Korean Methodist Church, the Eatontown Democratic and Republican clubs, the Boy and Girl Scouts, and local high school athletes have all signed up to take part in this year’s Eatontown Spring Cleanup. More...

Library to host programs for youngsters

The Ocean Township Library is offering special programs for children and teens in April at 701 Deal Road. Registration is required for some programs. More...

Rutgers Day, Ag Field Day, Folk Festival offer fun for all

Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event takes place from 10 a.m. More...

Opinion

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The remains of the boardwalk along the beaches of Long Branch as seen on April 17. More...

Arts / Zest

Painting ‘From the Soul’

Beacon Fine Arts Gallery in Red Bank is hosting an exhibit of paintings by local artists Lisa Hannick and Sharon Hathaway. “From the Soul” will open with Meet the Artists receptions from 7-9:30 p.m. April 25 and 5-9 p.m. April 26. More...

Business

Century 21, Google and Videolicious launch C21 Social Xchange marketing suite

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the world’s largest real estate franchise sales organization, announced the launch of C21 Social Xchange, in conjunction with agreements with Google and Videolicious. More...

22nd Annual Central Jersey RV Show and Food Drive to be held May 2-4

The 22nd Annual Central Jersey RV Show once again expects to draw a record crowd in addition to collecting a record amount of food donations. The dates for this year’s event are May 2-4. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Man dies after jump from 400-foot tower

LONG BRANCH — A man died after jumping from a 400-foot radio tower at Memorial Parkway and Broadway on April 21.Kevin Hayes Sr., city fire marshal, said the Long Branch Fire Department was called to the scene at approximately 6:40 p.m. More...

Emergency managers learn from Sandy

I n New Jersey, where tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, nor’easters and hurricanes are just some of the disasters perpetually on the horizon, it pays to be prepared. More...

N.J. native follows calling to wildlife sanctuary

Suzan Bellincampi spent one recent sun-splashed morning pounding stakes into the sand and setting up a makeshift fence to safeguard some of the marine birds in her corner of Martha’s Vineyard. 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...

Jones: Cuts to program would hurt businesses

LONG BRANCH — Businesses in the Long Branch Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) would lose tax-exempt status for business-to-business purchases under a change proposed by the Christie administration. More...

Learning center offers tips on college interviews

A lthough not every college requires it, teens may be subject to an admissions interview before being accepted to the college of their choice. More...

School offers help for those with HIV/AIDS

Receiving an HIV-positive diagnosis is always scary, but it can be especially difficult for teens and young adults. More...

Health workshops set to begin May 20

The Monmouth Medical Center and Social Community Activities Network (SCAN) will hold a free, six-week workshop, “Take Control of Your Health,” on Tuesdays from 1-3:30 p.m. More...

Drug usage common at ‘glow parties’

Law enforcement agencies are alerting parents about the growing sale and use of molly, an illegal drug, at promoted events. More...

Historic house will be home to maritime heritage group

RED BANK — After working for the past 15 years to preserve and promote the historical legacy of the Navesink River, the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA) has set its sights on another local landmark: Middletown’s Grover House. More...

‘Preservation Week’ begins April 29

The Long Branch Free Public Library will offer free document scanning services as part of its Preservation Week” from April 29 to May 2 at 328 Broadway. More...

Italian-American club to host blood drive

The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean will host a blood drive for the Central Jersey Blood Center from 5- 9 p.m. May 14, at 1110 Route 35 S., Ocean. More...

‘Spring Fling’ arts and crafts festival set

The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to attend its Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at Main Avenue, rain or shine. More...

There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area

Camp Keshet, the seven-week summer program at Congregation B’nai Israel, 171 Ridge Road, Rumson, is packed with fun-filled activities, incorporated into exciting weekly themes. More...

Help your child transition from a crib to a bed

Much of a young child’s life revolves around adapting to new situations. Even when a routine is established, things can change and new skills must be learned. More...

Classes of ’74, ’75 to hold joint reunion

The Raritan High School classes of 1974 and 1975 are holding a joint 40th high school reunion from 7-11 p.m. June 14, at the Hazlet Holiday Inn, 2870 Route 35, Hazlet. The event will feature a DJ, dancing, open bar and hot appetizers. More...

Area mother advocates for Sara’s Law at 3-year mark

I t has been three years since the passage of Sara’s Law — and Betty Dubinin is still getting the word out to the public about a state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin contacts. More...

Library invites children to ‘Mustache Mania!’

The West Long Branch Library, 95 Poplar Ave, will hold “Mustache Mania!” for children in grades K-4 at 4 p.m. April 30. Get creative and see what tickles your whiskers at this design-your-ownmustache event. More...

Farmlands bike tour showcases rural routes throughout state

METUCHEN — Those traversing the highways and byways of New Jersey are often doing so behind the wheel of a vehicle, making their way through traffic-clogged conditions. More...

Wear a hat and sip ‘Spring Tea’

The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will hold its 10th annual Spring Tea from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the West Park Recreation Center, 615 West Park Ave., Oakhurst. Seating will begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Blue Hawk Records’ release party April 30

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University’s student-run record company, Blue Hawk Records, will hold its Record Release Show at 2:30 p.m. April 30 at the Rebecca Stafford Student Center’s patio at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave. More...

Sandy victims can get free counseling

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is providing free counseling for all individuals, including children and their families, who were affected by superstorm Sandy and are experiencing symptoms and signs of trauma. More...

Letters

A binding arbitration law is needed

Few things in government are ever black and white. Most fall within shades of gray, to be parsed out by policy makers. But the current issue of the expired binding arbitration cap is not one of these. More...

Sunday comic offers religious ‘gems’

Reading the Sunday comics or even the daily ones is a way of life for many here in America. This tradition has been going on for many decades. The comics can make you laugh or make you think about the theme it portrays. More...

Phone collection will help student’s effort

I am a high school sophomore in the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools performing arts dance program, and I have set an ambitious goal. More...

Sports

Caseys stay undefeated with dominant all-around play

RED BANK CATHOLIC A year ago, Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s girls lacrosse team went 20-3, making it to the finals of the Shore Conference Tournament and semifinals of the South Jersey Group II tournament. More...

Area track and field athletes are headed to Penn Relays

Monmouth County will be well represented at this year’s 120th running of the Penn Relays. Leading the parade are NJSIAA Indoor Meet of Champions (MOC) winners Nicole Macco of Matawan Regional High School and Ian Kirk of Howell High School. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Join the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation (JDMF) on May 16-17 for the Fourth Annual JDMF 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Holy Cross School in Rumson. More...