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What It Was Like To March In Washington, DC

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez | On Saturday I joined four friends from my Middletown-based book group – as well as 1 million others – to attend the Women’s March on Washington. We...

January 30, 2017 | comments

Turf Field Discussion Shifts To School Property Site

Story and photos by Jay Cook HOLMDEL – After deciding to put a turf field project up for a referendum vote last month, the governing body is looking to pull...

January 30, 2017 | comments

A Deep Dive Into The Navesink River

Story and photo by Rick Geffken LINCROFT – Rik van Hemmen loves the Navesink River area. Not only for its abundant scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, but also because its...

January 30, 2017 | comments

New Plans for An Old Church in Holmdel

Story and photos by Rick Geffken HOLMDEL – Old St. Catharine’s Church at 84 Stillwell Road, built in 1879, is going to get some TLC. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the...

January 30, 2017 | comments

Reminders Appear Of Sandy’s Storm Surge

Story and photo by Liz Sheehan SEA BRIGHT – Signs are popping up around the borough showing just how high the water rose during unforgettable Super Storm Sandy on Oct....

January 30, 2017 | comments

Mentoring One Child at a Time, Over Time

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez When high school senior D.J. accepts his diploma at Long Branch High School graduation this June, his family will be proudly watching. So too will be...

January 27, 2017 | comments

Effort To Bring Back ‘Friendship Forces’

By John Burton RED BANK – With relationships strained between police and communities of color throughout areas of America, here in Red Bank, county and local law enforcement, clergy, elected...

January 26, 2017 | comments

Guadagno Announces Run for Governor

By John Burton KEANSBURG – Could Monmouth County shape up to be the epicenter for the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race? It could, given this week’s announcement by Lt. Gov....

January 25, 2017 | comments

Joey Fields: Policing With Compassion

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen If you talk to Chris Melvin about his best buddy Joey Fields — they’ve known each other since they were 2 — you’d think he...

January 24, 2017 | comments

Two River Tastes: Fresh Year, Fresh Bites!

In this New Year, we reflect back on how grateful we are to have grown up with Sickles Market aka the original health food store in our backyard. With access...

January 24, 2017 | comments

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