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Holiday Show ‘Electrifies’ a Family Audience

  By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met more than 10 years ago when they were dancing in the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp Broadway musical,...

December 25, 2016 | comments

The Miracle of Hanukkah Brings In the Light

 By Gena Ansell-Lande  TINTON FALLS – On Dec. 18 Monmouth Reform Temple (MRT) held its annual “Flamefest” to commemorate the upcoming celebration of Hanukkah. This year the first night of...

December 24, 2016 | comments

NAACP Seeks Meeting with Red Bank Elected Officials

By John Burton RED BANK – The local branch of the NAACP is raising some provocative “issues and concerns” about the borough and is seeking a sit-down with elected officials....

December 23, 2016 | comments

A Christmas Gift 38 Years in the Making

By Rick Geffken Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” is about George Bailey and his Christmas angel Clarence. “The Gift of the Magi” is an O. Henry story about the...

December 22, 2016 | comments

Girls Hoops is Strong Once Again in TRT Area

By Jay Cook With plenty of the hoops talk for 2016 centered around the boys and a national powerhouse team, think twice before looking past the top girls teams the Two...

December 22, 2016 | comments

Regional Ocean Plan Laudable, But Does Not Go Far Enough, Says Clean Ocean Actio...

Story and photo by Joseph Sapia When a regional plan was adopted that unites scores of federal, state and native American agencies, concerned with Atlantic Ocean issues from New York...

December 21, 2016 | comments

‘Resilient City’ Crisis Planning Kicks Off

Story by Jay Cook SEA BRIGHT – In the post-Super Storm Sandy era on the Jersey Shore, an onus has been placed on the rebuilding areas to prevent major damage...

December 21, 2016 | comments

Water Connection Leaks Could Soak Homeowners

Story and photos by John Burton RED BANK – When Alberto Larotonda first saw a persistent water spot in front of his Spring Street home he really didn’t think much...

December 20, 2016 | comments

Middletown Route 35 Village Project Hearing Delayed Again

By Joseph Sapia MIDDLETOWN – The Planning Board’s hearing on the Village project, a combination of almost 340,000 square feet of commercial space and 350 town-houses at Route 35 and...

December 19, 2016 | comments

Shopping Small – Not the Mall – In Fair Haven

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia FAIR HAVEN – Beverly Drotos stood outside Umberto’s Pizzeria on a recent night, noting the weather, around 40 degrees with a wind chill making...

December 19, 2016 | comments

Oceanport Man Charged In NYC Murder Mystery

By John Burton OCEANPORT – The son of a former mayor was the latest person arrested in connection with a body of a murdered man found in a makeshift grave...

December 19, 2016 | comments

Voters Reject $28.1 Million School Spending Plan

By John Burton SHREWSBURY – Borough voters sent a strong message of “no” to the Board of Education with the outcome of this week’s school referendum. Borough residents defeated the four-part...

December 19, 2016 | comments

Hotel Proposal Faces Pushback

By John Burton RED BANK – When the borough Planning Board reconvenes next Monday to again consider the Hampton Inn proposal, there will be a familiar face in the audience,...

December 19, 2016 | comments

Highlands Set To Demolish ‘Shorehenge’ In Days

Story and photos by Joseph Sapia HIGHLANDS – After more than a year of controversy, the Super Storm Sandy memorial – dubbed “Shorehenge” – is expected to be demolished within...

December 19, 2016 | comments

NJ Press Association: Stop Vengeful Christie From Hurting Local Press

By George White Chris Christie and the state legislature have formed an unholy alliance to punish newspapers, and it’s the public and the public purse that will also be the...

December 18, 2016 | comments

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