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Peace, Harmony, And Civil War In Middletown

By Rick Geffken MIDDLETOWN – For the past 16 years, Civil War reenactors representing the 3rd New Jersey Volunteers have held a weekend encampment at the Heath Farm in Middletown....

September 26, 2016 | comments

Local Police Step Up Security In Response To Bombings

By John Burton When events like last weekend’s bombings in New York City, Seaside Park and Elizabeth happen, it affects law enforcement’s thinking everywhere in the region. “When something like this...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Guilty Plea For Driver Of 2015 Fatal Hit And Run

By John Burton FREEHOLD – Toni A. Marletta’s guilty plea last week in connection with the death of 15-year- old Marissa Procopio in July 2015, is cold comfort to Marissa’s mother....

September 26, 2016 | comments

Black Lives Matter To Hold Rally In Lincroft

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – The founding member of the Asbury Park chapter of the controversial Black Lives Matter movement believes the group has been misrepresented and hopes Sunday’s scheduled...

September 26, 2016 | comments

Learning To Ride At Highland Farm

Story and photos by Art Petrosemolo ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – It’s early September at Highland Farm. Shannon Cunneff, the Farm’s manager and head instructor works with 9-year old Winter Tietjen and...

September 22, 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

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

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