Middletown High Schoolers Can Now Earn Associate Degrees

Story and photo by Jay Cook MIDDLETOWN – The transition between high school and college could be made easier and less expensive, thanks to a new school district initiative. The...

March 2, 2017 | comments

Celebrating Rumson-Fair Haven’s Therapy Dog

  RUMSON – Nearly a year ago, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) welcomed a new staff member – Violet, the therapy dog. Since then, Violet, a goldendoodle cross-breed, has...

March 1, 2017 | comments

Is College for Everyone?

By Louis Moore, PhD Superintendent of Red Bank Regional High School | It’s no secret that the cost of a college education is bound to generate “sticker shock.” Student debt...

March 1, 2017 | comments

Cook Off Kicks Off St. Pat’s Celebration

HIGHLANDS – It may not immediately remind you of the Wearing of the Green, but the Highlands Chili Cook Off this weekend is meant to whet the appetite for the...

February 28, 2017 | comments

Shadowbrook Expansion Approved, Again

By John Burton SHREWSBURY – The owners’ plans to expand and renovate the venerable Shadowbrook catering facility have now been approved by the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment twice but...

February 28, 2017 | comments

Knotty Middletown Intersection To Get Traffic Lights

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – One of the township’s most historic yet stress-inducing intersections is set for a makeover. Known for its two pre-Revolutionary War churches and a third...

February 27, 2017 | comments

Cleaning Up the Navesink River

By John Burton | RED BANK – As the work continues to alleviate Navesink River contamination, The Two River Times is offering its support. “If everyone pulls together we can...

February 27, 2017 | comments

Holmdel Repeals Contentious Turf Field Project

Story and photos by Jay Cook HOLMDEL – The issue for and against a turf field complex in the township has now reached the end of regulation. On Feb. 16,...

February 27, 2017 | comments

Reopened Library Adding More Hours

By Liz Sheehan MONMOUTH BEACH – The town library has been rebuilt and reopened, and will soon be offering afternoon, evening and Saturday hours again. “By April 1, the extended hours...

February 27, 2017 | comments

Power Line Project Slammed By Former NJ Transit Official

By Jay Cook “It’s a money grab project that puts the interests of JCP&L over the residents and ratepayers of Monmouth County.” These are the words of former NJ Transit vice...

February 24, 2017 | comments

Clifton Keeps Up Family Tradition

By Jay Cook | The youngest brother of three, Corey Clifton has become used to being last Clifton remaining to follow his family’s path of hockey stops. Like older brothers...

February 23, 2017 | comments

Middletown South Tops North To Win Mayor’s Cup

By Jim Hintelmann | MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP – It wasn’t a division ice hockey game, but when it matched crosstown rivals Middletown South and Middletown North in the annual Mayor’s Cup...

February 23, 2017 | comments

County Dem’s New Chairman Senses New Energy From Base

By John Burton HAZLET – The old Chinese expression “May you live in interesting times” is certainly holding true for the national political scene and it is benefiting the county...

February 23, 2017 | comments

Holmdel Native, Michael Collins, is Township Attorney at 27

By Jay Cook In January, attorney Michael L. Collins of Red Bank’s Archer & Griener, P.C., was appointed to serve as Holmdel Township’s legal counsel. This is not the first...

February 22, 2017 | comments

Henry Hudson Trail Repairs Are Now Underway

By Jay Cook | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Crews are now working to fortify a beloved waterfront segment of the Henry Hudson pedestrian and biking trail. The Bayshore Trail, a 11⁄4-mile...

February 21, 2017 | comments

Feds Investigate Red Bank Charter School

By John Burton RED BANK – The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to investigate the Red Bank Charter School concerning long-standing allegations that the school has perpetuated racial segregation...

February 21, 2017 | comments

Rock Review: The Shining Stars of Downtown

  By Chris Spiewak |  Music is a powerful force. It cannot physically move mountains, but it can inspire and impel people to do great things. To those with music...

February 20, 2017 | comments

Bayshore Tea Party Plans Rallies To Show Support for President Trump

By John Burton MIDDLETOWN – Local supporters of President Donald J. Trump plan on having their voices heard. The Bayshore Tea Party Group, the local chapter of the national politically...

February 20, 2017 | comments

Middletown Plans a New $20 Million Town Hall

By Jay Cook MIDDLETOWN – Penciled into the township’s to-do list in 2017: a complete overhaul to their 1 Kings Highway facility. On Feb. 10, Middletown Township posted a request...

February 20, 2017 | comments

Osprey Nests Vex Oceanport

By Jenna O’Donnell | OCEANPORT – The logistics of moving an osprey nest gave rise to a mix of amusement and vexation at a recent borough council workshop. For some time...

February 19, 2017 | comments

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