New Generators To Power Emergency Shelters at Brookdale

By Jay Cook |  LINCROFT – In the event another major disaster like 2012’s Super Storm Sandy strikes Monmouth County, two buildings on Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft campus will be...

April 25, 2017

A Vibrant Arts and Cultural Center Marks 10 Years

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – To train commuters who pass by every day, it may be overlooked as just another building. But to local residents, the Middletown Arts Center...

April 24, 2017

Donovan’s Reef Reclaims Its Place in the Sun

By John Burton | SEA BRIGHT – It will really seem like summer again in 2017, as Donovan’s Reef, one of the borough’s longstanding al fresco hangouts looks to fully...

April 23, 2017

“Greenery” Is the Color of the Year

By Elizabeth Wulfhorst | An avocado. A Granny Smith apple. A freshly mown lawn. Nature provides a bounty of beautiful greens for our visual enjoyment. And green is a color...

April 21, 2017

As Retail Changes, Downtowns Evolve

By John Burton | In 1964, singer Petula Clark told us that “Downtown” was where “The lights are brighter there/You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares/So go...

April 21, 2017

Fair View Cemetery Seeks to Build A Crematorium

By Jay Cook |  MIDDLETOWN – One of the largest non-sectarian cemeteries in the state is looking to expand into the cremation business. Fair View Cemetery, located on a nearly...

April 19, 2017

Everybody’s Dad Pitches In to Help the Arts

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | LONG BRANCH – Many people know Dan Lauria as the father in the Emmy Award-winning television show, “The Wonder Years.” Others recognize him from TV’s “Pitch”...

April 19, 2017

Trout Season Is Underway

By Jay Cook | HOLMDEL – It’s time to start digging out those old fly-fishing lures and spooling up the flyreels. The much-anticipated trout fishing season in New Jersey opened this...

April 18, 2017

Farmland Microbrewery Proposal On Tap For 100-Acre Tract

By Jay Cook | COLTS NECK – A young couple hopes their family’s pre-Revolutionary War farm will be the future site of the second farmland microbrewery in the state, but...

April 18, 2017

Oceanport Plans For Future Floods

By Jenna O’Donnell | OCEANPORT – April showers may cause flooding, especially in Oceanport. But officials hope some key updates will help stem the tides that seep into borough roads....

April 17, 2017

Sea Bright Eyes 14 Downtown Properties for Redevelopment

By Liz Sheehan | SEA BRIGHT – The borough Unified Planning Board is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on April 25 to determine if 14 downtown properties should be...

April 16, 2017

Mixed-Use Developments Pop Up in Atlantic Highlands

Story and photo by Jay Cook ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – A long-vacant lot in Atlantic Highlands’ historic business district is being eyed for an upscale, traditional style, multi-use development. The project...

April 15, 2017

Red Bank PD Hosts “Coffee With a Cop”

By John Burton | RED BANK – It was an opportunity to get your morning caffeine jolt and maybe ask borough police a question, or raise a point or two about police...

April 14, 2017

Restaurant Review: Brando’s Citi Cucina

  It was cold, windy and raining heavily; not an ideal night to venture out, but walking into Brando’s Citi Cucina on Main Street in Asbury Park recently, the cordial...

April 13, 2017

Sea Wall Plan Can Move Forward

By John Burton |  The long-delayed protective sea wall project will proceed in both Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach, following last week’s ruling by a state Superior Appellant Court. The court...

April 12, 2017

Red Sneakers March For Allergy Awareness

      By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez It’s every parent’s nightmare: your child mistakenly eats something that contains an allergen resulting in his death. One family’s tragedy has resulted in...

April 11, 2017

YMCA Expresses Interest in Running Oceanport Pool

By Jenna O’Donnell OCEANPORT – A longstanding borough pool may reopen under new management this summer after two potential operators expressed interest in running it at a council meeting last...

April 11, 2017

What About My House Value?

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – Some residents who reside along the rail line are growing concerned that the proposed 10- mile long JCP&L transmission line could zap their home...

April 11, 2017

Just Three Chicks Want to Start Something New

  By Gena Ansell-Lande RUMSON – With Easter just around the corner, three friends are hoping to inspire families to start a new holiday tradition. Last year Rumson residents Jennifer Diehl,...

April 8, 2017

Hot Sauce, Reclaimed Wood and Beach Glass

Made in Monmouth Expo Is Saturday | By Jay Cook | Over 250 different businesses and hundreds of shoppers will show their wares at OceanFirst Bank Center at Monmouth University on...

April 7, 2017

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