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Red Bank GOP Ready To Take The Reins

By John Burton RED BANK– What Borough Councilmen-elect Michael Whelan and Mark Taylor lack in experience in their young political careers, they say they make up in energy and enthusiasm....

December 24, 2015 | comments

Community Honors Life of Teacher Jonelle Melton

By John Burton RED BANK – Jonelle Melton, a victim of a brutal crime that took her away much too soon, touched the lives of many in her short life. And...

December 24, 2015 | comments

Lawmakers Propose Changes To Tax-Free Status For Hospitals

By John Burton The recent tax court ruling in Morris County and pending legislation in the state Senate have not-for-profit hospitals and municipalities figuring out their future relationship. Following a...

December 23, 2015 | comments

Oceanport’s Write-In Mayor Prepares To Take Office

By John Burton OCEANPORT – Mayor-elect John “Jay” Coffey may have been the most surprised by his Nov. 3 election win. “I had only written a concession speech,” Coffey acknowledged,...

December 22, 2015 | comments

Family Resource Associates Gives Hope And Help To Families

by Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen Nearly 30 years ago Maire Merritt gave birth to her second daughter, Eileen, who has Down syndrome. “I knew nothing about Down syndrome or cognitive...

December 22, 2015 | comments

New Museum Will Highlight Laird’s Legacy

Story and Photos by Laura D.C. Kolnoski Lisa Laird Dunn is still making history – and America’s oldest blended Applejack. The ninth generation steward of Laird’s Distillery is turning an...

December 22, 2015 | comments

Dear Santa: Rotary Club Answers Wishes

By John Burton RED BANK — Santa Claus is answering the letters from children. Spoiler Alert: It’s not really Santa. But this holiday season members of the Red Bank Rotary...

December 17, 2015 | comments

Festive Ferry Trip Lifts Spirits of Sick Kids

HIGHLANDS – Dreams come true, at least small ones. And for one glorious afternoon on Saturday, they did, when Dennis and Linda McGinnis of Jason’s Dreams for Kids turned Seastreak’s...

December 17, 2015 | comments

Improvements Planned For Shrewsbury’s Manson Park

By John Burton SHREWSBURY – Expect to see some changes to the borough’s Manson Park in 2016. The Borough Council plans to take advantage of a county-awarded $104,000 grant to...

December 14, 2015 | comments

Fort Hancock’s Officers Row Buildings Eyed For Residential Use

By Liz Sheehan | SANDY HOOK – The National Park Service is negotiating with potential lessees for the first three of 32 available properties, in historic Fort Hancock. The residential...

December 13, 2015 | comments

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