From Assemblies to Chromebooks, Parent Volunteers Help Schools Fill In the Gaps

By Amy Byrnes What do you get at the end of the school year when you add up all those book fairs, Box Tops and ladies’ nights out that countless...

June 27, 2016 | comments

Marina Rebuilt To Be Stronger Than The Storms

By Joseph Sapia HIGHLANDS – During 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, James Bollerman’s 33-foot express cruiser was destroyed. Its name was “Overboard.” Bollerman, too, could have gone overboard – figuratively speaking....

June 27, 2016 | comments

Red Bank’s GOP Leader Won’t Seek New Term

By John Burton RED BANK – Sean Di Somma, the combative Republican municipal chairman, will give up his position after two consecutive years of GOP victories. After holding the chairmanship for...

June 27, 2016 | comments

Fourth Graders, Get Your Pass to Sandy Hook

By Liz Sheehan Fourth graders are invited by the National Park Service to get outside and discover the nation’s most treasured places by obtaining a free annual pass to more...

June 27, 2016 | comments

Sea Bright Mayor Questions Parking Plan

By Liz Sheehan SEA BRIGHT – Mayor Dina Long has asked the Borough Council members to make changes in the new paid parking system that was installed for the beach...

June 27, 2016 | comments

Colts Neck Gives Nod To Local Distillery

  Story and photos by Joseph Sapia COLTS NECK – The Colts Neck Stillhouse, a craft-style alcohol distillery proposed for Route 34 South, has received local approvals and is in...

June 27, 2016 | comments

Gas Bill Under Scrutiny

By John Burton A bill introduced in the state Senate this week to shore up the nearly broke state Transportation Trust Fund is adding fuel to the fiery debate over...

June 27, 2016 | comments

“Love Is Stronger Than Hate”

Residents Attend Vigil for Orlando Victims By John Burton RED BANK – Candlelight provided a somber backdrop last Wednesday night as the names of the Orlando victims were read in...

June 27, 2016 | comments

Relief En Route For Busy Intersection

Plan To Improve Rts. 34 & 537 Story and photo by Joseph Sapia Traffic flow at the often-congested intersection of Routes 34 and 537 will be improved with a major...

June 26, 2016 | comments

Red Bank Mom Demands Action on Guns

By John Burton RED BANK — Brett Sabo wanted to make one thing clear when she sat down to talk about her involvement with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense...

June 26, 2016 | comments

County Mosquito Control Targets Buzzing Beasts

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia In years past, West Nile virus ruled the front pages. This year, Zika virus commands the focus. Both are transmitted by mosquitoes. No matter...

June 26, 2016 | comments

Fort Monmouth Contamination To Be Capped

Story and photo by Laura D.C. Kolnoski FORT MONMOUTH – When the Army closed the fort, nine landfills were left behind. Five of them “require no further action,” but four...

June 26, 2016 | comments

Rumson, Sea Bright Residents Get Look At Bridge Plans

By Liz Sheehan Local residents were given a view of the county’s proposed changes to Rumson and Sea Bright roads when the 66-year-old bridge that connects the two towns is...

June 24, 2016 | comments

Dan Vought Wins His Third Full Moon Regatta Title

Story and Photos by Art Petrosemolo Dan Vought and Ted Duffy have sailed together for years. They won the Monmouth Boat Club Flying Scot Full Moon Regatta in 2011 and...

June 23, 2016 | comments

Erbig Retires As Middletown South Softball Coach

By Jim Hintelmann MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP – When Middletown South’s softball season came to an end with a 6-2 upset loss to Steinert in the NJSIAA Group III state championship game...

June 23, 2016 | comments

CBA’s Dynamic Duo Chooses UNC over MLB

Story and Photos by Rich Chrampanis The MLB Amateur Draft started on a Thursday night at 7pm and over 1,200 high school and college baseball players heard their name called...

June 23, 2016 | comments

Don Quixote Comes To The Stone Church

By Mary Ann Bourbeau ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Like Don Quixote, the members of All Saints’ Memorial Church were on a quest. Their quest was to draw more people into the...

June 23, 2016 | comments

Global Wines Complement Jersey Shore Cuisine

By Bob Sacks Recently, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a wine tasting dinner held by a group of fellow “winos” at the Belford Bistro in Belford. The...

June 23, 2016 | comments

Theater Review: ‘I Remember Mama’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen Photos by T. Charles Erickson RED BANK — “I Remember Mama,” based on Kathryn Forbes’ “Mama’s Bank Account,” was adapted for the Broadway stage by...

June 21, 2016 | comments

Jim Truncer: Realizing the People Side of Parks

No one may know Monmouth County parks as well as Jim Truncer. And perhaps no one pays as much attention to detail to those parks as he does. While walking...

June 20, 2016 | comments

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