Township To Take A Longer Look At Shuttered Historic House

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – Can the MacLeod Rice House be saved? And should it? That’s what township officials hope to find out as they seek requests for proposals from...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Power Line Opposition Is Charged Up

By Jay Cook Two state senators have recently thrown their hats in the ring, opposing a utility project that would run through the heart of Monmouth County. Along with them,...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Fall is For Bird Feeding!

  By David Saidnawey Fall is a great time for watching the birds in your backyard and in local parks.  There are lots of birds around at this time of...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Bringing the Growing Inside   

Cool Weather Doesn’t Mean The End Of Fresh Veggies   By Gretchen C. Van Benthuyen Summer is over. Days are shorter. Nights are cooler. Time to put your garden to...

September 26, 2016 | comments

New Middletown North Track A Real Eye-Opener

By Dan Russo MIDDLETOWN – Middletown students and residents may do a double take the next time they run on High School North’s recently resurfaced track. Instead of being greeted by...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Holmdel Superintendent Leads Singing Of National Anthem

By Elizabeth Wulfhorst Holmdel’s new superintendent added his voice to the discourse around the national anthem in an unusual manner. Superintendent Robert McGarry, a musician and former music educator led...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Caseys’ Big Guys Get The Job Done In Middletown

Photo by Jay Cook Easily the most vital position to a football team besides quarterback and the least appreciated position outside of a locker room, the offensive line does all...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Time to Serve: Holmdel Tennis Star Primed for Big 2016

By Jay Cook HOLMDEL— If you plan on facing Brianna Gibbs on the tennis court this year, you better bring your game, because she is going to bring the heat....

September 26, 2016 | comments

Debbie Mans: Midwesterner with Jersey Sand in Her Shoes

By Joseph Sapia It may not be surprising that Debbie Mans, executive director of the New York-New Jersey Baykeeper group, grew up on the water. After all, she carries that...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Sea Bright’s Seawall Saved More Than the Town

By Rick Geffken SEA BRIGHT – When the Rooney family moved to Sea Bright from Jersey City in 1962, their new home faced the sea wall holding back the Atlantic...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Volunteers Catch the Local Ecosystem In Their Nets

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP – Joe Reynolds and helper Mitch Mickley walked a few yards out into the Raritan Bay on Sunday, a 50-foot seine stretched...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Monmouth Medical Receives $1 Million Gift

LONG BRANCH – Monmouth Medical Center has received a $1 million donation from the Tigger House Foundation to support the medical center’s response to the opioid overdose crisis, according to...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Trinity Hall Starts School Year in New Home

By John Burton TINTON FALLS – It’s a new school year and a new home for Trinity Hall. The private all-girls, Catholic-based religious and college preparatory high school has started its...

September 19, 2016 | comments

180 Turning Lives Around Looks for a Special Kind of Volunteer

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez HAZLET – There’s a special kind of person who becomes a Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) volunteer. A person ready to listen to victims’ stories, provide...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Lincroft Inn Leaves Daverio Ownership After 90 Years

Middletown Township – As Martha Daverio, the co-owner and familiar face at The Lincroft Inn, sat at the onetime stage coach stop for the last time as she recalled what meant...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Congressman Pallone Discusses Stance On Pot, Gambling and Power Lines

Story and photo by John Burton KEYPORT – U.S. Representative Frank Pallone Jr. believes the national media paint an inaccurate portrait of work he and his colleagues – on both...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Playing To The Maxx: Imsho Steps Up

By Jay Cook A memo to Shore Conference teams in 2016: It’s time to start game-planning around Middletown South’s most versatile weapon. After snagging eight-interceptions during the Eagles’ championship 2015...

September 19, 2016 | comments

Hundreds Turn Out to ‘Never Forget’ Middletown’s 9/11 Victims

Story and photo by Joseph Sapia MIDDLETOWN – As he left the annual remembrance ceremony for the 37 township residents who were killed at the World Trade Center terrorist attacks...

September 19, 2016 | comments

No Bank For Now

By John Burton FAIR HAVEN – It’s back to the drawing board for M&M Realty Partners, seeking additional time for its proposal to build an Investors Bank branch on River Road....

September 19, 2016 | comments

Rumson Looks To Buy Island Properties In The Navesink

By Joseph Sapia RUMSON – The borough is negotiating to buy two island properties in the Navesink River, which it says it could use to preserve open space, protect the...

September 19, 2016 | comments

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