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From the Editor: Observations on Brian Bashing

To Our Readers Brian Williams was the television anchor everybody just, well, liked. He was that approachable guy who attended Mater Dei, volunteered at Middletown’s Old Village Fire Department and...

February 12, 2015 | comments

Mater Dei Prep Gets 2-Month Reprieve

  By John Burton MIDDLETOWN –Just four days after a startling announcement about the Catholic school closing, the Mater Dei Prep High School community rolled up its sleeves and got...

February 12, 2015 | comments

Governor Taps Hanlon As Monmouth County Clerk

  By John Burton Gov. Chris Christie has selected a long involved Republican activist to be the next county clerk. Now it’s up to the state Senate to offer its...

February 12, 2015 | comments

Rumson Trash Collection To Be Privatized

RUMSON – It won’t be borough-owned trucks or borough employees collecting trash and recyclables possibly as soon as May, but officials said service would remain the same if not improve with...

February 12, 2015 | comments

Two River Torn Over Brian Williams

There’s no doubt everyone knows a lot of the details, everyone feels a connection, but there are differing opinions about whether NBCs Brian Williams should be suspended without pay from...

February 12, 2015 | comments

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

Sip, Stroke, Socialize While Making Your Own Masterpiece

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez RED BANK ­– It wasn’t so much a love of art or a love of wine that inspired Dorothy Fadell, her brother Fred and friend Rich...

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

Fundraising Efforts Under Way for Monmouth Beach Former CEO

By John Burton MONMOUTH BEACH – Despite everything he’s gone through, Jim Fuller is grateful. “I’m grateful I’m alive; I’m grateful for having a close family” who have provided him with...

February 6, 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

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