Cleaning Up the Navesink River

By John Burton RED BANK – As the work continues to alleviate Navesink River contamination, The Two River Times is offering its support. “If everyone pulls together we can make...

February 27, 2017 | comments

Holmdel Repeals Contentious Turf Field Project

Story and photos by Jay Cook HOLMDEL – The issue for and against a turf field complex in the township has now reached the end of regulation. On Feb. 16,...

February 27, 2017 | comments

Reopened Library Adding More Hours

By Liz Sheehan MONMOUTH BEACH – The town library has been rebuilt and reopened, and will soon be offering afternoon, evening and Saturday hours again. “By April 1, the extended hours...

February 27, 2017 | comments

Power Line Project Slammed By Former NJ Transit Official

By Jay Cook “It’s a money grab project that puts the interests of JCP&L over the residents and ratepayers of Monmouth County.” These are the words of former NJ Transit vice...

February 24, 2017 | comments

Middletown South Tops North To Win Mayor’s Cup

By Jim Hintelmann | MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP – It wasn’t a division ice hockey game, but when it matched crosstown rivals Middletown South and Middletown North in the annual Mayor’s Cup...

February 23, 2017 | comments

County Dem’s New Chairman Senses New Energy From Base

By John Burton HAZLET – The old Chinese expression “May you live in interesting times” is certainly holding true for the national political scene and it is benefiting the county...

February 23, 2017 | comments

Holmdel Native, Michael Collins, is Township Attorney at 27

By Jay Cook In January, attorney Michael L. Collins of Red Bank’s Archer & Griener, P.C., was appointed to serve as Holmdel Township’s legal counsel. This is not the first...

February 22, 2017 | comments

Henry Hudson Trail Repairs Are Now Underway

By Jay Cook | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Crews are now working to fortify a beloved waterfront segment of the Henry Hudson pedestrian and biking trail. The Bayshore Trail, a 11⁄4-mile...

February 21, 2017 | comments

Feds Investigate Red Bank Charter School

By John Burton RED BANK – The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to investigate the Red Bank Charter School concerning long-standing allegations that the school has perpetuated racial segregation...

February 21, 2017 | comments

Rock Review: The Shining Stars of Downtown

  By Chris Spiewak |  Music is a powerful force. It cannot physically move mountains, but it can inspire and impel people to do great things. To those with music...

February 20, 2017 | comments

Bayshore Tea Party Plans Rallies To Show Support for President Trump

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – Local supporters of President Donald J. Trump plan on having their voices heard. The Bayshore Tea Party Group, the local chapter of the national politically...

February 20, 2017 | comments

Middletown Plans a New $20 Million Town Hall

By Jay Cook MIDDLETOWN – Penciled into the township’s to-do list in 2017: a complete overhaul to their 1 Kings Highway facility. On Feb. 10, Middletown Township posted a request...

February 20, 2017 | comments

Osprey Nests Vex Oceanport

By Jenna O’Donnell | OCEANPORT – The logistics of moving an osprey nest gave rise to a mix of amusement and vexation at a recent borough council workshop. For some time...

February 19, 2017 | comments

Residents Hope To Influence Village 35 Proposal

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – Bill Thomas lives in a residential development across from the proposed “Village 35,” a huge commercial and residential project on Route 35. He is...

February 19, 2017 | comments

Restaurant Review: Bayroot

  The offer was irresistible; a chance to eat at Bayroot, a recently opened Lebanese restaurant in Shrewsbury, with friends who were experts on this cuisine, having enjoyed it both...

February 16, 2017 | comments

Rumson-Fair Haven’s Most Unique and Valuable Player

By Jay Cook | Hannah Scanlan is more than just the best player the Rumson-Fair Haven girls basketball team puts on the floor each week. While averaging a double-double in the...

February 16, 2017 | comments

Eight Historic Buildings At Fort Hancock Have Suitors

By Liz Sheehan | MIDDLETOWN – After issuing the first lease on a building in historic Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook in Gateway National Recreation Area last year, the committee formed...

February 15, 2017 | comments

Oceanport Looks Forward To New Municipal Complex At Former Fort

By Jenna O’Donnell | OCEANPORT – On a sunny Saturday, Oceanport officials and residents toured several former Fort Monmouth buildings that are expected to house the borough’s new municipal complex. More...

February 15, 2017 | comments

NJ Fluke Fishing Industry in Flux

By Jay Cook | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – After a decision made last week aimed at protecting the Atlantic Ocean’s primary cash fish, New Jersey anglers now believe their industry is in...

February 14, 2017 | comments

Despite Concerns, Hotel OK’d For Busy Intersection

By John Burton | RED BANK – The Hampton Inn hotel, long considered a dilapidated property at the borough’s entrance, is a step closer to becoming a reality. But don’t get...

February 14, 2017 | comments

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