Little Silver Introduces Zoning Ordinances For Affordable Housing

By Chris Rotolo |  LITTLE SILVER – A special meeting concerning the borough’s affordable housing obligations settlement agreement was held Aug. 13, where five new ordinances were introduced. When a...

August 19, 2018 | comments

60th Annual Junior Sweepstakes Regatta

Photos by Patrick Olivero | This year marked the 60th annual Junior Sweepstakes Regatta. Hosted jointly by the Shrewsbury Yacht Club and Monmouth Boating Club, the regatta consisted of four days...

August 19, 2018 | comments

New Piping Rock Memorial Park Plan Gets Thumbs Up From Residents, Town

By Jay Cook |  RUMSON – Concerned East River Road residents and borough officials have reached common ground for the immediate redevelopment of Piping Rock Memorial Park after two months...

August 19, 2018 | comments

Fir Farm Hops Fest Taps into Brewing Community

By Chris Rotolo | COLTS NECK –Bob Clark can still recall his pride when he first ventured to a local brewery and was treated to an ale brewed from a...

August 18, 2018 | comments

Floods Wash Out Atlantic Highlands Streets, Trails

By Jay Cook | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – An intense thunderstorm rolled through the Two River area last week and destroyed businesses, ruined borough infrastructure and even caused a pair of...

August 18, 2018 | comments

After-School Programs Are Critical To Children’s Futures

By Cassie Galasetti Melissa Halk, program manager of the All Stars Afterschool Program at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Asbury Park, is always excited when she greets the smiling...

August 17, 2018 | comments

Middletown Advances Framework For 150-Acre Tract

By Jay Cook MIDDLETOWN – The township’s Planning Board advanced a redevelopment plan for 150 acres along Route 35 Monday night, but not without some criticism. At a nearly two-hour-long...

August 17, 2018 | comments

Restaurant Review: d’Jeet

 By Bob Sacks | Can a casual restaurant with a humorous name, located in a strip mall, serving breakfast and lunch to a shopping crowd by day, with takeout and...

August 17, 2018 | comments

The Kolber Family’s Freedom Flight

By Rick Geffken | LINCROFT – Most of the flights to freedom that Eastern European Jews took during World War II went through France to England, or perhaps Switzerland to...

August 16, 2018 | comments

River Ecologists Hope to Develop DIY Oyster Growth Kits

By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – It’s like a home brewing kit for oyster wranglers. That’s the way Aleksandr Modjeski described the miniature oyster nursery tanks he hopes to...

August 16, 2018 | comments

Pezzullo Looks To Topple Pallone in NJ-6 Congressional District Race

By Jay Cook | MANALAPAN – He’s no stranger to running for office in New Jersey, but conservative Republican Rich Pezzullo says there’s a difference this time around as he...

August 15, 2018 | comments

Residents, Freeholders Discuss Tinton Falls Traffic Plan

By Chris Rotolo | TINTON FALLS – Approximately 120 concerned citizens filled the municipal courtroom where County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry, as well...

August 14, 2018 | comments

Businesses Have Adapted to Plastics Ban

By Jay Cook | MONMOUTH BEACH ¬– After one of the state’s toughest municipal anti-plastic laws went into effect in this small borough, businesses had to abruptly change the way...

August 13, 2018 | comments

Clamming Around at Highlands ClamFest 2018

Photos by Bart Lentini | HIGHLANDS – Clam lovers gathered August 2-5 at Huddy Park for the annual Clam Fest, a festive event honoring the humble bivalve mollusk that tastes...

August 12, 2018 | comments

A Happy Ending for River, the Dog

By Chris Rotolo | HIGHLANDS – The promenade that wraps around Veteran’s Park and its scenic view of the Sandy Hook Bay is a path often less traveled by borough...

August 10, 2018 | comments

Angry Hazlet Residents Protest Affordable Housing Plan

By Jay Cook | HAZLET – More than 200 incensed residents packed town hall Tuesday night to protest an affordable housing settlement permitting about 480 new total housing units at...

August 9, 2018 | comments

Little Silver Affordable Housing Plan Moving Forward

By Jay Cook | LITTLE SILVER – A settlement agreement has been struck for the borough’s affordable housing obligations. Per the agreement, Little Silver is on the hook for 230 new...

August 7, 2018 | comments

Harsh Weather Or Not, We Won The Revolutionary War

By Rick Geffken |  Did the weather play an overlooked part in the Patriot victory during the War for Independence? Elaine Lent thinks so. Lent, the historian for Middletown’s Old First...

August 7, 2018 | comments

Sen. Kyrillos’ 30-Year Tenure Honored With Bridge Dedication

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – Friends and political counterparts all said former Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr.’s best trait was his knack for building bridges across party lines. Now...

August 7, 2018 | comments

Rethinking Disposable at A ‘Green’ Barbecue

By Lily Marten | RED BANK – Clean Water Action proved it’s possible to have a fun summer barbecue while being ecologically conscious. The environmental nonprofit organization, a co-sponsor of...

August 6, 2018 | comments

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