Oceanport Says No To Medical And Recreational Marijuana

By Chris Rotolo |  OCEANPORT – On the eve of “Weed Day,” an international holiday for cannabis consumption, the Borough Council took a stand against marijuana sales and production within its...

May 2, 2018 | comments

Simon Nynens On Life, Leadership and Fairy Tales

Simon Nynens was hired in 2006 to be vice president of nothing in particular at a local software company and eight years later became its president and chief executive officer....

May 1, 2018 | comments

Fort Microbrewery Plan Heading To Planning Board

By Laura D.C. Kolnoski | OCEANPORT – The Loft at Oceanport has been chosen as the name for a new microbrewery, restaurant, coffee shop and entertainment complex expected to transform...

May 1, 2018 | comments

Owner Hopes $3.1M Restaurant Will Be Keansburg’s Crown Jewel

By Jay Cook |  KEANSBURG – Ritesh Shah knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. On a daily basis, he oversees orders and prescriptions at his five family-owned...

April 30, 2018 | comments

Getting Into Government

By Jay Cook |  High School Girls Encouraged To Consider Politics | TINTON FALLS – A new generation of civic-minded young women got to spend a day last week with political...

April 30, 2018 | comments

Personalized Appeal Yields Success for Red Bank Pubic Library

By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – It was the most successful fundraising effort for the Red Bank Library Foundation, thanks to an added, personalized touch. Launched in 2013, the...

April 26, 2018 | comments

Shore Regional Warns About Dangers of Vaping

  By Chris Rotolo | OCEANPORT – PJ O’Connell can still recall scenes from his high school days, in particular the cloud of cigarette smoke that consumed him each time...

April 25, 2018 | comments

High Tech Students Tackle Food Scarcity With Math Modeling

By Michaela Boneva | LINCROFT – Students are forever wondering how math is relevant in the real world, for problems beyond science and engineering. Five High Technology High School students...

April 25, 2018 | comments

Letter: Middletown’s Ideal Beach Supports Beach Sweeps

Contributed by Sandra Vazquez | Tucked away in the North Middletown section of Middletown Township, along the Raritan Bay, is a beach called Ideal Beach and a community which refers...

April 25, 2018 | comments

Ziad Shehady Named As Red Bank’s Next Administrator

  By Jay Cook | RED BANK – In a move that officially turns the page on Stanley Sickels’ nearly four-decade career, Red Bank officials announced last week their appointment...

April 25, 2018 | comments

Curbing Feral Cats in Highlands

By Jay Cook | HIGHLANDS – Debralee Lang tiptoed through a barren Honeysuckle Lodge on Cedar Street, poking her head underneath a number of vacant, summertime bungalows while also peering...

April 24, 2018 | comments

Rumson Superintendent Leads Honest Discussion About Underage Drinking

By Chris Rotolo | RUMSON – According to superintendent Peter Righi, the April 16 Healthy Community Meeting and alcohol awareness seminar at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School was about honest...

April 23, 2018 | comments

Letter: Reflecting on the ‘Ridge Road Run’

Contributed by Eileen Mahoney | These days it is easy to get caught up in the fake news and the belief that the times are changing and not for the...

April 23, 2018 | comments

Affordable Housing Dispute Boils Over In Atlantic Highlands

By Chris Rotolo | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – An affordable housing dispute in Atlantic Highlands has left some residents feeling frustrated and helpless. Following advice by the mayor and town council...

April 23, 2018 | comments

Enough With the Plastic: Historic Beach Sweep Numbers Alarm Environmentalists

  By Jay Cook  | SANDY HOOK – Although they’re technically not in the waste management business, Clean Ocean Action has been plenty busy cleaning beaches over the last three...

April 22, 2018 | comments

The Many Arts Of Atlantic Highlands

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – There’s a lot of culture packed into this small town and much of it can be found on First Avenue. The First...

April 20, 2018 | comments

CBA’s Kenney Makes History With Career Win #800

By Rich Chrampanis | BAYVILLE – To Marty Kenney, Saturday’s game against the Wall Crimson Knights at Central Regional’s home field as part of the Strike Out Autism Challenge was a...

April 20, 2018 | comments

Ridge Road Run Raises $120K For Mental Health and Wellness Organizations

By Chris Rotolo | RUMSON – When the group of student organizers at the reins of Sunday’s Ridge Road Run first began planning the event, they estimated that, if the...

April 19, 2018 | comments

Two River Politicians In The News

By Jay Cook | In the midst of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica personal privacy and data release scandal which has dominated the 24-hour news cycle in recent weeks, one...

April 19, 2018 | comments

Every Child Deserves a Chance To Play Sports, Say Founders

By Chris Rotolo | LINCROFT – “This stinks.” It was 28 years ago that Paul Hooker was taken aback by that retort. He was conversing with a girl who had...

April 19, 2018 | comments

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