A Brand New Splash Pad and Playground Comes to Holmdel

By Jay Cook | HOLMDEL – A new addition to Cross Farm Park is aimed to keep kids active and cool them down at the same time. An interactive baseball-themed...

August 18, 2017 | comments

An Interview with Liam Morris, Swimmer

Spotlight on Kids, by KidGooRoo | How long have you been swimming? I’ve been swimming for eight years. Tell us about your swimming career? I started swimming at my beach...

August 18, 2017 | comments

Oceanport Parents Organize Against Opioids

  By Jenna O’Donnell | OCEANPORT – A growing effort to combat opioid addiction in the local community began when the epidemic hit close to home. Betsy Schuff, one of...

August 18, 2017 | comments

North’s All Time Hoops Scorer Ready for Field Hockey in College

By Jim Hintelmann | MIDDLETOWN – Although she will play only field hockey at Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) this fall, Middletown North’s Hailee Hallard’s biggest moment in high school...

August 17, 2017 | comments

Restaurateur Vows to Fight Sea Bright

By John Burton | SEA BRIGHT — The owner of Tommy’s Tavern + Tap said his lawsuit could easily be settled if borough officials just would pay his legal fees....

August 17, 2017 | comments

Dr. Swartz Bids Farewell

By John Burton | MIDDLETOWN — Affection and appreciation were the prescriptions as generations of patients, friends and family offered their gratitude and kind words for a long life spent...

August 17, 2017 | comments

Fort’s Suneagles Golf Club Sold

By Laura D.C. Kolnoski | EATONTOWN – Fort Monmouth’s historic Gibbs Hall banquet center and the 18-hole A.W. Tillinghast-designed golf course that surrounds it have been purchased by Martelli Development...

August 17, 2017 | comments

Fort Facilities Director Retires

By Laura D.C. Kolnoski | FORT MONMOUTH – Richard “Rick” Harrison, an Oceanport man who has played an important role in the revitalization of Fort Monmouth following its closure in...

August 16, 2017 | comments

Ocean Avenue Speed Limit Under Evaluation

By John Burton | MONMOUTH BEACH —Borough police are giving a hard look at pedestrian and motorist safety and getting some input from state transportation professionals. One part of the...

August 15, 2017 | comments

Big Man On Campus, Literally

By Jay Cook | RUMSON – Everything you need to know about Elijah McAllister’s wild ride over the past year can be summed up in one picture on his Twitter...

August 15, 2017 | comments

New Cell Tower Unlikely To Move, Special Counsel Says

By Jenna O’Donnell | LITTLE SILVER — Verizon does not plan to move a contested cell tower from behind borough hall – but a special counsel retained by the borough...

August 15, 2017 | comments

Holmdel Park to Expand With New Land Donation

By Jay Cook | HOLMDEL – One of Monmouth County’s most lush, beautiful and expansive parks is about to grow even larger. Thanks to a gift by a landowner, about...

August 15, 2017 | comments

Back to School 2017: Preparing Kids

Snack tips, fashion trends and thoughtful advice on getting kids and teens ready for the return to the classroom.

August 14, 2017 | comments

Ferries, Trains, and Automobiles: The Untold Story of Commuter Students

By Emma Wulfhorst | For most students, going to school means taking a short ride in a car or school bus. But for a handful of Two River area students,...

August 14, 2017 | comments

Incoming Freshmen Learn Techniques to Handle the Stress of High School

LITTLE SILVER – Red Bank Regional High School has found a unique way to help students transition from 8th grade to high school – yoga. During RBR’s recent Summer Slam,...

August 14, 2017 | comments

Avoiding the ‘Summer Slide’

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez | RED BANK – School children from low-income families face a special challenge during the summer, when classroom learning stops. Educators call this the summer slide....

August 14, 2017 | comments

Seastreak to Debut 600-Passenger Ferry

By John Burton | HIGHLANDS — Seastreak commuter ferry is planning to introduce a larger vessel, capable of holding additional riders, for its Highlands route. But that raises some questions for...

August 14, 2017 | comments

Take Back The Snack

By Elizabeth Wulfhorst | While growing kids are always ravenous, back-to-school time presents its own particular set of issues when it comes to eating. Early morning wake-up calls, lunch when...

August 14, 2017 | comments

The Most Essential Back To School Gift Is You

By Dan Tomasulo | A good teacher or parent is like a good gardener. Your job is to find the inherent qualities of something that needs to thrive – and...

August 13, 2017 | comments

Keep the Focus on Education by Keeping Children Healthy This School Year

By Rajiv Prasad, M.D. | As the lazy days of summer come to an end and parents and children start picking out backpacks and first day outfits, there are several...

August 13, 2017 | comments

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