November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chef brings passion for craft to kitchen

I t may be his passion for cooking great food that started Peter Morris on his path to a career as a restaurant chef, but it was his skill, talent and creativity that led him to win the Tri-State Food Expo Culinary Competition. More...

Report: Changes needed to help at-risk families

Simple policy proposals such as a state child care tax credit or providing statefunded full-day preschool can go a long way to address the obstacles low-income families face daily, according to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. More...

Ocean Township mayor to retire at year’s end

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — After serving on the governing body for 24 years, Mayor William Larkin said he will retire at the end of this year. Larkin announced his upcoming retirement during the Nov. 6 Township Council meeting. More...

Sea Bright opts for temporary firehouse

A temporary firehouse will be installed on the driveway of the Sea Bright Fire and Rescue headquarters, which was damaged during superstorm Sandy. More...

Discount store looks forward to one last holiday season

MATAWAN — The story of Susan Greene — a store that sells quality, affordable handbags and accessories — began at the Englishtown Auction back in the 1950s. More...

Letters

Legislator supports ‘Breakfast After the Bell’

Students who eat a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast tend to be healthier, have longer attention spans and are more likely to succeed in school. More...

Opinion

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View of the Raritan River from the Driscoll Bridge, Middlesex County. More...

Schools

Long Branch selling off excess school properties

LONG BRANCH — The Long Branch Public School District is nearing the homestretch in a yearlong initiative to sell off excess school buildings. More...

Sports

Big year for Shore soccer with two sectional titles

Shore Regional High School is having quite a year on the soccer field. The Shore Regional boys recently won their first state sectional title since 1998, while the Lady Blue Devils earned a shot at a group championship. More...

Brookdale women’s soccer team repeats as national champions

Marti Stewart was understandably nervous. A freshman at Brookdale Community College, she was joining the defending National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III championship women’s soccer team. More...

SPORT SHORTS

On Nov. 28, for the first time since opening for business in the spring of 2006, Just Collect will be opening its office to the public. More...

Gasko’s open house to benefit injured teen

The annual winter carnival known as Gasko’s Christmas Open House will embrace the spirit of giving this year. More...

Work begins on Atlantic coastal plan

Stakeholders representing coastal states from Virginia to New York, along with state and federal agencies, are beginning the work of drafting a plan aimed at ensuring the long-term health of the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Holiday Express to light up hearts in downtown Red Bank

RED BANK — Santa Claus will make his grand return to Broad Street on Nov. 28 when Red Bank holds its annual lighting ceremony, made all the more magical by the annual Holiday Express concert. More...

U.S. Postal Service seeks new station in West End

LONG BRANCH — The U.S. Postal Service is looking to replace its closed West End post office with a new storefront station in the same area. More...

Blue Knights’ annual toy run lifts spirits of pediatric patients

LONG BRANCH — Members of the New Jersey Chapter of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club participated in an annual toy run to deliver gifts to the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. More...

Minion memories of Thanksgiving parade

I hope everyone is lucky enough to have a perfect moment at some point in his or her life. I’m talking about one of those moments that remain untouched in memory, no matter what happens. More...

Bulletin Board

Metal collages to be featured in art exhibit

Artifacts Boutique will host an open house and the art exhibit, “Life Cycles, Phase III, Focus,” 12-6 p.m. Nov. 30 at 1012 Main St., Belmar. Artwork by Jean Johnson will be on display. More...

Lecture on Raphael set for AAUW meeting

The Northern Monmouth County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 4 East River Road, Rumson. Dr. More...

Blood drive scheduled for Dec. 3 at hospital

LONG BRANCH — Monmouth Medical Center will host a blood drive sponsored by the Central Jersey Blood Center from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Monmouth Medical Center’s Community Meeting Room, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch. More...

Arts / Zest

Expressing the abstract

IN THE ARTS

Members of a “Lyrical Abstract Expressionism” class are exhibiting new works at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury. More...

Local comedian Vic DiBitetto prepares for breakout year

ENTERTAINMENT

I n show business, it’s not “who you know,” but “who knows you.” At least, that seems to be the case for Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto, who, after 30 years of fighting in the trenches of stand-up comedy, has finally m More...

A Musical Parade

TOP PICK

The Oasis Players will return to the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County at 2 p.m. Nov. 30. More...

Business

NAIOP seeks nominations for 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the commercial real estate development association, is now accepting nominations for the 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards. More...

Diesel truck options

Q&A with Sharon Peters

Q: I don’t understand why it is that only the big pickups are diesel powered. We need a smaller truck and prefer diesel. Any plans afoot you know of? A: The Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is diesel powered. More...

What it costs to insure a teen driver

Got a kid at home who’s about to obtain his or her driver’s license? Expect to see the family’s car insurance premiums skyrocket. More...