April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Zoning changes could generate West End revival

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

Woman struck, killed by train in Elberon

LONG BRANCH — A 21-year-old woman died after being struck by a NJ Transit train in Elberon on April 16. “At approximately 6:55 p.m. More...

Monmouth’s budget reaches $488 million

Monmouth County property owners will pay a total of $4.53 million more in taxes to support the operation of the county in 2015. More...

Library set ‘Frozen’ sing-along party

The Long Branch Free Public Library will host a free “Frozen” sing-along party for fans of all ages at 2 p.m. April 25 at 328 Broadway. More...

Local nonprofits recognized with New Jersey Heroes grants

A local nonprofit that provides books to at-risk children and an initiative that promotes breast cancer awareness through school-based programs are among the recipients of 2015 New Jersey Heroes grants. More...

Letters

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Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Volunteer encourages joining Beach Sweep

Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweeps is an important event that I have had the distinct pleasure of volunteering for as a beach captain at Island Beach State Park during the last five years. More...

Arts / Zest

State park to host history fair

An opportunity to learn about New Jersey’s history is coming to Battlefield State Park, Route 33, Manalapan. More...

Schools

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

ccording to the United States Department of Health and Human More...

Questions to ask when looking for an afterschool program

KID ZONE M any of today’s working professionals grew up in single-income households where only one of their parents went to work each day. More...

Business

‘Running and Winning’ targets gender gap in government

A group of local women in government is working with high school students to close the gender gap in governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels. More...

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state.The number of those experiencing hunger continues to rise in New Jersey, according to a More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Fire victim succumbs to injuries

EATONTOWN — A female tenant who sustained second- and third-degree burns to 80 to 90 percent of her body in an apartment building fire has died, county officials have confirmed. More...

Freeholders vote to privatize Monmouth’s two care centers

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has voted to privatize both of the county’s care centers that officials said lose millions of dollars annually and create financial problems for the county. More...

Monmouth University to host women’s forum

Monmouth University will host the women’s forum, “The Unpaved Road to Success: How New Jersey Business Leaders Forged Their Path,” at 4:30 p.m. April 30 at the university’s Wilson Auditorium, 400 Cedar Ave. More...

Residents urged to add names to Sara’s Law next-of-kin registry

During the four years since the passage of Sara’s Law, more than 5,700 people have signed up for the state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin emergency notification. More...

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

Check out these local businesses that cater to children and parents: More...

Bulletin Board

Brookdale to host environmental forum

Clean Water Action will hold its 29th annual conference, “Act4CleanWater,” from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25 at the Warner Student Life Center at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. More...

Embroidery group slates weekend exhibit

The Monmouth Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will host the free exhibit of fine needle arts, “With Needle and Thread,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Chamber’s scholarship deadline is May 4

The Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) is offering educational foundation scholarships to nontraditional students. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. May 4 at the chamber’s office at 8 Reckless Place, Red Bank. More...

Opinion

Women Build honors partners in rebuilding

WEST LONG BRANCH — Women Build, an arm of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County, will honor partnerships that made a difference after superstorm Sandy. More...

Ocean Township council candidates to debate

Ocean Township candidates for all five seats on the municipal council will debate for 90 minutes beginning at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst. More...

State to buy, raze 14 homes on flood-prone Brookside Ave.

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Township and state officials have reached an accord to buy out a group of 14 Brookside Avenue homes plagued by recurrent flooding from Poplar Brook. More...

Sports

Searching upfield

Long Branch High School’s Joseph Jasio (26) tries to elude Ocean Township High School’s Joey Appio during the April 15 game played in Oakhurst. More...

Lady Buccaneers show promise as youth, experience mix

The Red Bank Regional High School girls lacrosse team is counting on a young roster this season as the Lady Buccaneers look to make some noise in a competitive division. More...

Lancers softball team hasn’t missed a beat this spring

Not much fazes the St. John Vianney High School softball team these days. The Lancers played their closest game of the season April 18 against St. Joseph bythe Sea (Staten Island, New York), and that matchup still ended in a shutout, 4-0. St. More...