Brian Kirk (Not Your Average Musician)

By Chris Spiewak MOST READERS WILL recognize Brian Kirk as the leader of the tremendously successful party band Brian Kirk & The Jirks, but many may not realize that he...

July 25, 2016 | comments

Animal Hoarding Cases Inspire Humane Society Fundraiser

TINTON FALLS – A cast of noted local musicians and singers are offering their talents to help an organization stretched to its limits helping injured, abused animals and abandoned animals....

July 25, 2016 | comments

Holmdel Historic Cemetery Is Getting A Facelift

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia HOLMDEL – At the Beau Ridge residential development on Laurel Avenue, one can park a car and walk across a footbridge over a stream,...

July 25, 2016 | comments

Pokemon GO Craze Captures Players of All Ages

By Jay Cook RED BANK – Strategically placed beneath some essential tree shade just outside of Riverside Garden Park are Matthew Wilson and Timothy Moses, putting in work at their...

July 24, 2016 | comments

Action Plan Casts A Net To Pull Together Ocean Guardians

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia Years in the  making, a draft of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan has been released by a group composed of federal, state and American...

July 24, 2016 | comments

Hope Reignited To Save T. Thomas Fortune House

By John Burton RED BANK – A plan to develop a Drs. James Parker Boulevard property, slated to appear at this week’s Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing, presents what may...

July 24, 2016 | comments

Pallone Wants To Return To DC; Still Has Work To Do

By John Burton AFTER NEARLY THREE decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, Frank Pallone still feels the passion that first inspired him to run. “I guess I just still...

July 24, 2016 | comments

Republican Sonnek-Schmelz Takes On Pallone

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – Brent Sonnek-Schmelz said he’s had enough. “Over the years I’ve become increasingly frustrated with Frank Pallone,” said Sonnek-Schmelz, explaining in part his reason for running...

July 24, 2016 | comments

Ocean Lifeguards Offered Extra Training

By John Burton SEA BRIGHT – An additional 60 hours of training will provide better prepared lifeguards and create a safer environment for those swimming at the public beaches and...

July 24, 2016 | comments

Eco-Cruising On The Shrewsbury River

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia LOOKING TO GET involved somehow environmentally, Leigh Oarsley booked a ticket on the Shrewsbury River Eco-Cruise. “I thought this would be an introduction,” said...

July 24, 2016 | comments

An American Classic Comes to Holmdel

By Mary Ann Bourbeau HOLMDEL – Ceci Lihn is going to have a birthday like no other. July 22 – the day she turns 9 years old – will be...

July 21, 2016 | comments

Bell Works Welcomes Its First Major Tenant: iCIMS

HOLMDEL – There was excitement and optimism in the soaring sun-filled atrium of the iconic Bell Works building Wednesday morning, as the news was celebrated that iCIMS, the rapidly growing...

July 21, 2016 | comments

Gardening: A Lifetime Interest

By John Burton RED BANK – Borough Council President Cindy Burnham offered a little tidbit to a handful of women at the Red Bank Senior Center as they completed their...

July 18, 2016 | comments

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Hosts Fourth Annual Family Fireworks on the ...

By John Burton RED BANK – Riverview Medical Center Foundation’s Fourth Annual Family Fireworks on the Navesink took place on Saturday, June 25 at the DiPiero Family home in Locust. The...

July 18, 2016 | comments

Red Bank Offers Prayers For Slain Officers, Civilians

Story and photos by John Burton RED BANK – There were no speeches or out-of-town elected officials on Sunday as community members gathered again to offer prayers and silent reflection...

July 18, 2016 | comments

Garden State Arts Foundation Brings Music to Seniors

By Joseph Sapia HOLMDEL – The Garden State Arts Center opened in 1968, giving Central Jersey, along with those making easy commutes via the Garden State Parkway, an outdoor entertainment...

July 18, 2016 | comments

Temperatures Climb As Residents Seek Relief

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia DAN DUFFY DID not have to step outside or look at a thermometer to know it was heat-wave hot outside. He could tell by...

July 18, 2016 | comments

West Side Christian Academy Students Take to the Water

Story and photos by Art Petrosemolo RED BANK – Every year Monmouth Boat Club (MBC) invites Rev. Elmer Jackson and his West Side Christian Academy students to a day on...

July 18, 2016 | comments

Holmdel Takes On Power Line Fight

Story and photo By Jay Cook HOLMDEL – During a special meeting last week, the Holmdel Township Committee adopted a resolution opposing a controversial transmission line project and asking that the...

July 18, 2016 | comments

Vigil Honors Officers Killed In Dallas Shooting

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia AS THE SUN set Monday, the sky was painted red, white and blue. Fitting, because underneath that scene, the Monmouth County Law Enforcement Candlelight...

July 18, 2016 | comments

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