Grants will fund restoration of storm-ravaged historic sites

Historic sites in Shrewsbury, Long Branch and Middletown that sustained damage during superstorm Sandy have been awarded grants to fund restoration projects. More...

Two River Theater continues to embrace Latino community

RED BANK — When Latino characters are portrayed in the arts, they are too frequently portrayed as maids, janitors, gardeners or as gang members, according to Two River Theater collaborator Jerry Ruiz. More...

Avoiding pitfalls that can derail your diet

Healthy Resolutions

Diet and exercise make great bedfellows for men and women looking to live a healthier lifestyle.A combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise makes it easier for men and women to maintain a healthy weight while lowering their risk of various a More...

Letters

Monmouth should follow Middlesex’s lead

I am writing about what Monmouth County is doing to compensate for the recent cuts by the state of New Jersey for women’s health care programs. More...

‘Do Not Call’ should apply to election time

Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak (DAtlantic, Cape May, Cumberland) is trying to save the citizens of New Jersey from unsolicited mail that fills our mailboxes by proposing another law that would resemble the Do Not Call law with a Do Not Mail list. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe Township. More...

Business

Livoti’s honors Jewish community

MARLBORO — In celebration of Hanukkah and the local Jewish community, Livoti’s Old World Market in Marlboro Plaza, Route 9, is displaying a 5-foot-tall menorah in the store. More...

Board approves Wawa plan after rehearing application

EATONTOWN — The Planning Board has once again voted to approve the construction of a Wawa store and gas station and a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the corner of Route 35 and Wyckoff Road. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

In the month of November, all 23 offices of Amboy Bank collected food and household items for food banks in their branch areas. Every Amboy office manager selected a food bank in their community. More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

Voters support $29M schools referendum

Schools throughout Ocean Township will soon be upgraded after voters approved last week’s referendum by a nearly 2-1 margin. Superintendent of Schools Jim Stefankiewicz said the overwhelming public support during the Dec. More...

Residents raise concerns over proposed yeshiva

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — A plan to operate a yeshiva has drawn the ire of several residents who live near the proposed site on Logan Road in the township’s Wanamassa section. More...

Inquiry into diesel fuel spill off Sandy Hook continues

MIDDLETOWN — A “sheen” of diesel fuel visible on the waters and shoreline of Sandy Hook had largely dissipated by Dec. 15, according to a National Park Service (NPS) official. More...

Police, fire departments may be housed together

Borough officials are considering a new building to house both the Sea Bright Police Department and Sea Bright Fire and Rescue after additional damage was found last week at police headquarters. More...

Time banking shares community resources

LONG BRANCH — Two local nonprofits are promoting a new movement that allows people to network for the purpose of sharing talents and resources. More...

Bulletin Board

Long Branch hospital receives $27K donation

LONG BRANCH — To celebrate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation (KOH), an organization founded by three ovarian cancer survivors, provided Monmouth Medical Center Foundation with a $27,000 donation to hel More...

‘Tablet Tuesday’ slated for Dec. 30 at library

The Long Branch Public Library will host its “Tablet Tuesday” program throughout the day on Dec. 30 at the library’s Technology Center at 328 Broadway. Register for a personal appointment by calling Lisa Kelly at 732-222-3900, ext. More...

Deadline for student essay contest is Jan. 16

Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (RMonmouth) is inviting students in grades 6- 8 to participate in her third annual Honor Our Veterans contest. Entries must be submitted to her office by Jan. 16. More...

Schools

Brookdale cuts staff in face of financial crisis

The Brookdale Community College board of trustees voted 11-1 to approve the president’s proposal for a reduction in force that eliminates 47 positions at the college. The action, which was taken at the board’s Dec. More...

Sports

Monmouth’s Jeffery taking postseason accolades in stride

Matt Jeffery has a lot going on. More...

Long Branch’s Willis sets new single-season rushing record

Long Branch High School’s Dahmiere Willis needed 250 yards in the final game of the season to set a new Shore Conference single-season rushing record. For most, it would have been an uphill battle. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Monmouth County Park System is keeping several of its golf courses open for play this winter: Bel-Aire Golf Course in Wall, Charleston Springs North Golf Course in Millstone and Shark River Golf Course in Neptune. More...