It’s Freezing Out. Who Wants To Surf?

By Charles Hoffmann | Hat…check. Gloves…check.  Scarves…check. Wetsuit? Check! It’s bitter cold on the beach and the wind is howling. The flags are whipping loudly. Deal beach is nearly empty, with the precious...

December 11, 2017 | comments

It Never Gets Old: Monmouth County Archives & History Day

Story and photos by Rick Geffken | MANALAPAN – Resembling an alumni homecoming weekend crowd more than a conference of academics, several hundred Monmouth County historians and authors recently gathered...

December 11, 2017 | comments

Holiday Inn Express Coming To Hazlet

  By Jay Cook | HAZLET – The township has rolled out the welcome mat for the establishment of a new hotel on Route 35 South in Hazlet, on the...

December 10, 2017 | comments

Freeholder Curley Rebuked By Colleagues For Alleged Sexual Harassment

By John Burton | FREEHOLD — The four members of the county Board of Chosen Freeholders said they were taking a stance against the allegedly reprehensible language and behavior of...

December 8, 2017 | comments

Freeholder John Curley Faces Censure Vote Friday

By John Burton   FREEHOLD—Both sides in the political and legal imbroglio pitting Republican Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley against his fellow GOP freeholders and other county officials continue to...

December 8, 2017 | comments

From Hard-Core to Hip-Hop with Matty Carlock

By Alex Mitsiopoulos | On a cold December night late last year, Matty Carlock grabbed his acoustic guitar and took the stage at The Bowery Electric in New York City....

December 7, 2017 | comments

Hillsdale Road Closure

By Jennifer Driscoll | COLTS NECK – Hillsdale Road, over Big Brook, will be closed for approximately seven months for bridge reconstruction. Detour routes are posted along Crine Road, Boundary Road...

December 7, 2017 | comments

Earthquake Felt In Two River Area

By Jennifer Driscoll | A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was reported near Dover, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 30, with people from Virginia to Massachusetts feeling its effects. Earthquakes in this area...

December 7, 2017 | comments

Open-Air Concept Restaurant Coming to Atlantic Highlands

By Jay Cook |  ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – After a decades-old eatery known for its ribs and southern flair shuttered earlier this year, a restaurateur new to the area has ordered...

December 6, 2017 | comments

Hit and Run Victim’s Mother Vows To Fight Possible Resentencing

By John Burton | MIDDLETOWN — When Toni Marletta enters a Monmouth County courtroom next month for a resentencing hearing for the motor vehicle hit-and-run death of an Atlantic Highlands...

December 6, 2017 | comments

CBA Returns to Cross Country Nationals

By Tim Morris | Even before Troy Hill followed his brother Brian to Christian Brothers Academy, they had talked about going to the Nike Cross Nationals together. And now, it...

December 5, 2017 | comments

Condo Complex Coming To Long Branch WindMill Site

By Liz Sheehan | LONG BRANCH – After thirty years of serving hot dogs, cheese fries and other foods to local residents and visitors to the shore, the popular WindMill eatery...

December 5, 2017 | comments

Holiday Express Celebrates 25 Years

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | Tim McLoone started Holiday Express as a way to spread Christmas cheer to those with the greatest need. The idea came about in 1991 when...

December 4, 2017 | comments

Four Big Projects in Sea Bright Underway

By Jay Cook | SEA BRIGHT – A quick, 360-degree look around Ocean Avenue shows a number of different construction projects which officials view as the final pieces to the...

December 4, 2017 | comments

Young Cooks Learn the Basics at Lunch Break

By John Burton | RED BANK — It’s (almost) never too early to learn how to cook. That’s the idea behind Look Who’s Cooking at Lunch Break, a program at...

December 4, 2017 | comments

‘Girl Power’ Fuels Running Club

By Deirdre Higgins | FAIR HAVEN – “I feel good about myself, because we play a lot of games and I get a lot faster at running,” said Catalina Frank,...

December 3, 2017 | comments

Plans Unveiled For New Red Bank West Side Park

Includes kayak launch, boardwalk, trails and a playground | By John Burton | RED BANK —When it comes to the debate over a proposed park on the borough’s West Side,...

December 3, 2017 | comments

Baby Oysters Are Finally Growing In Raritan Bay

By John Burton | N.W.S. EARLE — It may be a little early for handing out cigars, but the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper is happy that oysters appear to have taken...

December 2, 2017 | comments

$4 Million Price Tag to Repair Damaged Parkway Bridge

Story and photo by Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – Up to $4 million in repairs will be needed to replace a section of Garden State Parkway bridge significantly damaged after...

December 2, 2017 | comments

Project Write Now Invites Visiting Writer to Shares Her Wisdom

By Elizabeth Jannuzzi | RED BANK – “You have the authority,” said Heather Harpham. “You are the storyteller!” In a packed room on Sept. 30 at Project Write Now’s studio...

December 2, 2017 | comments

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