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Murphy Steps Down Amid Controversy

Former Councilwoman Sharon Lee expected to fill vacancy. By John Burton RED BANK – “It’s time. I’ve had enough,” said veteran Borough Council President Arthur V. Murphy III, who has...

August 13, 2015 | comments

American Littoral Society Vigilant About Environment

By John Burton RED BANK – It’s not your parents’ American Littoral Society. The venerable environmental organization, established in 1961 has in recent years looked to expand its reach and...

August 13, 2015 | comments

Middletown Man Celebrates 105 Years Young!

By Jay Cook William “Austin” Clark, a Middletown resident since 1967, reached a rather remarkable milestone earlier last week, celebrating his 105 birthday on August 5. “There was nothing special,...

August 13, 2015 | comments

Father and Son Practicing Medicine 80 Years

Drs. Swartz believe in the personal approach MIDDLETOWN – The bond between Harry M. Swartz and his son, Stephen J. Swartz, goes beyond just the traditional, familial connections, sharing the...

August 13, 2015 | comments

Monmouth Park Honored on Senate Floor

AMERICAN PHAROAH WASN’T the only winner on Haskell Day. Sens. Joseph Kyrillos, Jennifer Beck and Steven Sweeney presented a special resolution on the Senate floor Thursday praising Dennis Drazin and...

August 13, 2015 | comments

Shore Protection Fund Could Double

By Liz Sheehan SEA BRIGHT – Twenty-three years after the state Shore Protection Fund was established, prompted by a series of storms that devastated the state’s coastline, legislation has been...

August 13, 2015 | comments

Rescuers Retrieve Swimmer

UPDATE August 11 The swimmer, identified as 18-year old Kevin C. Searfoss of Rockaway, died at Monmouth Medical Center at 11 p.m., according to Sea Bright Patrolman Daniel Chernavsky. Original story:  SEA...

August 10, 2015 | comments

Middletown North Alumni vs Middletown South Alumni

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP – On Saturday, August 15, graduates of Middletown North and South will meet on the field for a charitable alumni football game. Along with the players and coaches, there will...

August 10, 2015 | comments

Boater’s Body Recovered

MONMOUTH BEACH, August 10 – State Police have identified a boater whose body was recovered about two miles off Monmouth Beach Monday morning. John Forrester, 71, of Trenton was pronounced...

August 10, 2015 | comments

Hubbard’s Bridge To Close For 2 Weeks

The newly reconstructed West Front Street bridge, also known as Hubbard’s Bridge, will be closed to all motor vehicle traffic for two weeks beginning Wednesday, August 12 at 6 a.m. The announcement...

August 7, 2015 | comments

Getting Your Garden Ready

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen THE CORN IS as high as an elephant’s eye, tomatoes have finally turned red and you have more zucchini than you can eat. So all’s...

August 6, 2015 | comments

Red Bank Council President Will Resign

By John Burton RED BANK, August 6 – Borough Council President Arthur V. Murphy III, who this week became embroiled in controversy over a video showing him arguing with a...

August 6, 2015 | comments

Super Horse Pharoah Caps Great Weekend

Story and Photos by Art Petrosemolo OCEANPORT – More than 60,000 veteran and first-time racing fans jammed Monmouth Park August 2, for the 48th running of the $1.75 million William...

August 3, 2015 | comments

American Pharoah Cruises to Victory

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah cruised to victory at the William Hill Haskell Invitational Sunday at Monmouth Park in Oceanport,to the cheers of an enthusiastic, packed record crowd of 61,000 fans....

August 2, 2015 | comments

Middletown Now Rich in Hockey Tradition

  By Jay Cook Aboard the fittingly-named family boat “Breakaway,” a 20 person entourage joined Trevor van Riemsdyk for his journey to the docks at the Salt Creek Grille in...

August 1, 2015 | comments

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