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Mater Dei Supporters Vow to Bridge $1M Budget Gap

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – The Mater Dei Prep community has come together to save its school. Friday evening at the Roman Catholic school’s Memorial Hall, a full house ofapproximately...

February 9, 2015 | comments

$40 Million Multiuse Project Brings Hope to Highlands

By Muriel Smith Back in the 1930s and 40s, the little bungalows on Locust Street in Highlands opened out to the wide open beaches along the Shrewsbury River, and kids...

February 7, 2015 | comments

From The Editor: Why Were There No Warnings of Mater Dei Prep Closure?

February 6, 2015 To Our Readers, The sudden and shocking closing of Mater Dei Prep in Middletown will leave a deep hole in the Monmouth County community. It was a...

February 6, 2015 | comments

School More a Family Than Anything Else

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – Where there’s life there’s hope, believe some associated with Mater Dei Prep High School, as they begin plans to save their school. Following the stunning...

February 5, 2015 | comments

Pastor Stuns Community with Mater Dei Prep Closure

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – A startling announcement this week is marking the end of an era, as Mater Dei Prep High School announced its plans to shutter its doors in...

February 5, 2015 | comments

Storm Results in Boom or Bust for Business

By Christina Johnson The hyped-up anticipation of Tuesday’s blizzard may have brought an avalanche of shoppers to supermarkets, liquor stores, but other Red Bank-area merchants were forced to freeze operations...

February 3, 2015 | comments

The Blizzard That Fizzled

By John Burton The snowstorm that threatened to be a “historic blizzard” didn’t pack the kind of wallop that was initially feared but that was all right with many who...

February 3, 2015 | comments

Brookdale Tuition Costs to Rise 3.4 Percent

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – Students will have to dig a little deeper in their pockets at Brookdale Community College starting in July. The board of trustees of the college, with...

January 30, 2015 | comments

Colts Neck Physician Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud

By John Burton COLTS NECK – A Colts Neck physician pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes for what federal authorities said was...

January 30, 2015 | comments

Snow Falling, But Blizzard Weaker Than Expected

Residents woke up this morning to a thick cloud of gusting snow out their windows, but snowfall accumulations less than expected. It was “Snow Big Deal,” quipped the New York...

January 27, 2015 | comments

Remove Vehicles From Streets, Says Red Bank Mayor

In order to clear the way for snow plows, Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna is announcing that all cars must be off the streets when snow begins to accumulate, and...

January 26, 2015 | comments

Shoppers Stock Up Ahead of the Storm

By John Burton RED BANK – Forewarned was forearmed for shoppers at Foodtown of Red Bank, Monday morning. As snow began to fall, shoppers hurried to pick up a few necessities...

January 26, 2015 | comments

Region Braces for Blustery Blizzard

  A major, high-impact blizzard is heading our way that could dump 1-2 feet of snow in the Two Rivers region by Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has...

January 25, 2015 | comments

Hundreds Turn Out to Voice Opinions About LNG Proposal

  By John Burton EATONTOWN – Seven hundred-plus concerned citizens turned out in droves at the Sheraton to voice their views on the application submitted by Liberty Natural Gas to...

January 21, 2015 | comments

Middletown Family Displaced After House Fire

  By Caitlin Brown MIDDLETOWN- A Middletown family has been left displaced after their house caught fire Sunday morning, according to fire officials. The Middletown Township Fire Department was dispatched...

January 12, 2015 | comments

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