October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Raritan Bay, Meridian plan merger

Two major health organizations in central New Jersey have decided to join forces in an effort to enhance services and control costs. Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center announced Sept. More...

Cardiac screenings inspired by story of MikeyD

More than 500 young people received potentially lifesaving heart screenings during an event that the Doherty family of Middletown organized as a way to pay it forward. The sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) screenings offered Sept. More...

Golf legend to attend brunch at Forsgate

Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie will be the guest during the Ryder Cup Roundup Brunch and Golf Clinic Oct. 6 at Forsgate Country Club, Forsgate Drive, Monroe. Beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Local student’s death caused by medical episode

WEST LONG BRANCH — Members of the Monmouth University community are grieving the loss of a senior health studies major who died Sept. 28 as the result of a medical episode. More...

Strengthen your weekend

Here’s how to live it up on the weekends without the extra pounds

When the weekend used to roll around, Julia Griggs Havey would walk to the freezer and pull out a pint of Baskin and Robbins Expresso ’n Cream Light — over and over again. More...

Ocean Grove to host festival, craft show

The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11 in the vicinity of Main Avenue, Pilgrim Pathway and Auditorium Square Park. More...

Jazz concert slated at performing arts center

Cabaret for Life will present “Gabrielle Stravelli: A Jazz Concert with Dr. Art Topilow” at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park. More...

Opinion

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Yellow and green hues illuminate a meadow at Bear Brook Park, Marlboro. More...

Business

MCAR chooses Realtor and Realtor-Associate of the Year

The Monmouth County Association of Realtors (MCAR) announces they have chosen Diane Traverso, Prudential Zack Shore Properties, as 2014 Realtor of the Year and Marissa Ferrari, Keller Williams-East Monmouth as 2014 Realtor-Associate of the Year. More...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.J. Properties acquires Prudential Zack Shore in Rumson

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) New Jersey Properties recently announced the acquisition of the Rumson office of Prudential Zack Shore Properties, located at 101 East River Road, bringing the BHHS New Jersey Properties office count to 20 locat More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced the Ocean office was recognized for outstanding performance in August. More...

Bulletin Board

- Slocum family reunion set for Oct. 5The Slocums of New Jersey will hold their annual family reunion from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Ocean Place Resort, 1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch. More...

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Asher Murray, left, and Jeremiah Acker have some fun during the sixth annual Block Party and Pooch Parade in Long Branch on Sept. 27. More...

Long Branch district debuts newest school

Local and state officials, including Gov. Chris Christie, were on hand last week to celebrate the opening of the Long Branch school district’s newest campus. More...

Historic school bell may draw extra visitors

EATONTOWN — The school bell that once sounded the start of the school day at the former Fred G. Steelman School will be displayed on the grounds of the Eatontown Historical Museum. More...

Beck will seek answers on Arc funding cuts

State Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) said she is ready to intervene on behalf of The Arc of Monmouth, which is slated to lose the majority of its funding for health services at the end of the year. More...

Crematory proposal will receive hearing

OCEANPORT — Opponents of a crematory proposed for Woodbine Cemetery will have an opportunity to voice concerns to state representatives charged with approving the application. More...

Health officials urge prevention in virus scare

With a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 reported in New Jersey, school and hospital officials in Middlesex County are urging preventative measures. More...

Long Branch puts off firetruck replacements

LONG BRANCH — The City Council has decided against a nearly $1 million proposal from the Fire Department for the purchase of two new firetrucks. More...

Sea Bright ballot short GOP candidate

SEA BRIGHT — A Republican incumbent and two Democratic newcomers will be on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election for two Borough Council seats. Councilman John M. Lamia Jr. More...

University’s students tour, perform in Italy

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University music industry students from its student-run record label, Blue Hawk Records, performed and toured in Italy this summer. More...

Letters

Army Corps’ beach replenishment a boon

A s the summer winds down, we extend our thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers for their role in providing an outstanding season for New Jersey’s beaches. More...

Sports

Caseys’ senior harriers have one final shot at MOC title

By most measures, Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s girls cross-country team has been quite successful over the last few years. The Caseys have won invitational meets, as well as county, conference and state championships. More...

Battle in the air

Long Branch High School’s Diego Galiz, right, and Red Bank Catholic High School’s Christopher Cesario try to win the ball in the air during the Sept. 25 match played at Long Branch. More...

Kean baseball team holding La Familia Golf tournament

Friends and family of the Kean University baseball program are kicking off the 2014-15 school year with the Inaugural La Familia Golf Tournament, which will be held on Oct. 17. More...