Hacking the Thanksgiving Food Fest

By Joe Stein | With Thanksgiving coming up, this is the time of year many people start to panic about how the start of the holiday season will impact their...

November 22, 2017 | comments

State Turns Down Plea For Traffic Light

By John Burton | RED BANK – The call by borough officials for another state traffic analysis and plea for a new traffic signal for a problematic intersection have been...

November 22, 2017 | comments

Write-In Candidate Kalorin Wins Red Bank School Board Seat

By John Burton | RED BANK — Dominic Kalorin has been seeing good things happening in the public schools and decided to step up and make sure the progress continues....

November 22, 2017 | comments

Relieving Stress Through Pottery

Story and photo by Jennifer Driscoll | LINCROFT – The arts program at Thompson Park started with ceramics classes almost 30 years ago, but art instructors Katie Stone and Mary...

November 21, 2017 | comments

Microgrid Study To Determine Middletown’s Future Resiliency

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – An effort to make the township more storm resilient while protecting many essential services is advancing. On Nov. 13 the governing body agreed to...

November 21, 2017 | comments

Leonardo Fire Was Arson, Police Say

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – The fire at a vacant construction site in Leonardo last week was intentionally set by one young adult and two juvenile accomplices, authorities said...

November 21, 2017 | comments

Red Bank Group Tackles Gerrymandering

By John Burton | RED BANK — How state and legislative districts are drawn – seemingly to protect the elected legislators rather than to accommodate constituents – has become the...

November 20, 2017 | comments

Monmouth Beach Church Vandalized Three Times

By Jay Cook | MONMOUTH BEACH – Bouts of vandalism at Monmouth Beach’s only church have motivated the police to ask for the public’s help to find the perpetrators, and...

November 20, 2017 | comments

Former Soccer Treasurer Admits To $400,000 Theft

By Jay Cook | FREEHOLD – The former treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League pleaded guilty earlier this week to stealing over $400,000 from the youth recreational and travel league...

November 20, 2017 | comments

THANKSGIVING 2017: Longtime Homeless Advocates Get A Home Of Their Own

By Christina Johnson | OCEANPORT – Splashed with color and drenched in sunlight, the spacious new Family Promise Day Center in a relatively quiet section of Fort Monmouth has been designed...

November 19, 2017 | comments

What Now For Downtown Red Bank Redevelopment Plan?

Story and photo by John Burton | RED BANK — Mayor Pasquale Menna continues to raise doubts about the future of a White Street redevelopment plan that would contain a...

November 19, 2017 | comments

Three Two River Area Teams Capture Cross Country State Titles

By Tim Morris | HOLMDEL – As he climbed out of the famed bowl section of Holmdel Park’s 5K cross country course, Mater Dei Prep’s John Spinelli knew it was...

November 17, 2017 | comments

Three Football Teams Push into State Semifinals

By Jay Cook | When the state football playoffs opened last week, 26 Shore Conference teams – seven from the Two River Times area – began their postseason trips to...

November 16, 2017 | comments

Celebrating the ’60s: Monmouth Theater Students ‘Let the Sunshine In’

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University’s department of music and theater arts is staging the rock musical “Hair” in honor of the show’s 50th anniversary....

November 16, 2017 | comments

Toy Store Closing in Red Bank

By Christina Johnson | RED BANK – The longtime family-owned toy store at 62 White St. known as Toymasters came into the world around the same time the Cabbage Patch Kids...

November 14, 2017 | comments

Holmdel’s New Library To Open Soon at Bell Works

By Jay Cook | HOLMDEL – Space for Holmdel’s new $1.7 million public library positioned inside the innovative and commercial hub of Bell Works was unveiled to hundreds of parents...

November 14, 2017 | comments

Incumbent And Newcomer Win In Sea Bright

By Liz Sheehan | SEA BRIGHT – Incumbent Democrat Charles Rooney III easily won reelection to a second term on the Borough Council Tuesday with 352 votes, while Independent Jon...

November 14, 2017 | comments

Bill O’Reilly Sues Shrewsbury Man For Facebook Post

By John Burton | |  SHREWSBURY — The sexual harassment controversy that has engulfed former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has spilled over into the Two River area. O’Reilly, the embattled...

November 13, 2017 | comments

Pair of Undefeated Seasons Propel Red Bank Rockets To Second Straight Title

Story and photos by Jay Cook | RED BANK – Don’t ever underestimate the impact sports has on connecting communities. It’s not always common for teachers and administration to flock...

November 13, 2017 | comments

Underground Gas Tanks Force Investigation at Swimming River Park

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – A pair of forgotten fuel storage tanks buried beneath West Front Street are triggering an environmental investigation as a former private marina is transformed...

November 13, 2017 | comments

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