Little Silver Introduces Zoning Ordinances For Affordable Housing

By Chris Rotolo |  LITTLE SILVER – A special meeting concerning the borough’s affordable housing obligations settlement agreement was held Aug. 13, where five new ordinances were introduced. When a...

August 19, 2018 | comments

60th Annual Junior Sweepstakes Regatta

Photos by Patrick Olivero | This year marked the 60th annual Junior Sweepstakes Regatta. Hosted jointly by the Shrewsbury Yacht Club and Monmouth Boating Club, the regatta consisted of four days...

August 19, 2018 | comments

New Piping Rock Memorial Park Plan Gets Thumbs Up From Residents, Town

By Jay Cook |  RUMSON – Concerned East River Road residents and borough officials have reached common ground for the immediate redevelopment of Piping Rock Memorial Park after two months...

August 19, 2018 | comments

Fir Farm Hops Fest Taps into Brewing Community

By Chris Rotolo | COLTS NECK –Bob Clark can still recall his pride when he first ventured to a local brewery and was treated to an ale brewed from a...

August 18, 2018 | comments

Floods Wash Out Atlantic Highlands Streets, Trails

By Jay Cook | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – An intense thunderstorm rolled through the Two River area last week and destroyed businesses, ruined borough infrastructure and even caused a pair of...

August 18, 2018 | comments

After-School Programs Are Critical To Children’s Futures

By Cassie Galasetti | Melissa Halk, program manager of the All Stars Afterschool Program at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Asbury Park, is always excited when she greets the...

August 17, 2018 | comments

Middletown Advances Framework For 150-Acre Tract

By Jay Cook MIDDLETOWN – The township’s Planning Board advanced a redevelopment plan for 150 acres along Route 35 Monday night, but not without some criticism. At a nearly two-hour-long...

August 17, 2018 | comments

Restaurant Review: d’Jeet

 By Bob Sacks | Can a casual restaurant with a humorous name, located in a strip mall, serving breakfast and lunch to a shopping crowd by day, with takeout and...

August 17, 2018 | comments

The Kolber Family’s Freedom Flight

By Rick Geffken | LINCROFT – Most of the flights to freedom that Eastern European Jews took during World War II went through France to England, or perhaps Switzerland to...

August 16, 2018 | comments

River Ecologists Hope to Develop DIY Oyster Growth Kits

By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – It’s like a home brewing kit for oyster wranglers. That’s the way Aleksandr Modjeski described the miniature oyster nursery tanks he hopes to...

August 16, 2018 | comments

Pezzullo Looks To Topple Pallone in NJ-6 Congressional District Race

By Jay Cook | MANALAPAN – He’s no stranger to running for office in New Jersey, but conservative Republican Rich Pezzullo says there’s a difference this time around as he...

August 15, 2018 | comments

Residents, Freeholders Discuss Tinton Falls Traffic Plan

By Chris Rotolo | TINTON FALLS – Approximately 120 concerned citizens filled the municipal courtroom where County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry, as well...

August 14, 2018 | comments

Businesses Have Adapted to Plastics Ban

By Jay Cook | MONMOUTH BEACH ¬– After one of the state’s toughest municipal anti-plastic laws went into effect in this small borough, businesses had to abruptly change the way...

August 13, 2018 | comments

Clamming Around at Highlands ClamFest 2018

Photos by Bart Lentini | HIGHLANDS – Clam lovers gathered August 2-5 at Huddy Park for the annual Clam Fest, a festive event honoring the humble bivalve mollusk that tastes...

August 12, 2018 | comments

Seawall Construction Starts September In Monmouth Beach

By Jay Cook | MONMOUTH BEACH – Borough residents will notice a significant amount of work along Ocean Avenue this fall as work to plug a well-known seawall gap and...

August 12, 2018 | comments

A Happy Ending for River, the Dog

By Chris Rotolo | HIGHLANDS – The promenade that wraps around Veteran’s Park and its scenic view of the Sandy Hook Bay is a path often less traveled by borough...

August 10, 2018 | comments

Angry Hazlet Residents Protest Affordable Housing Plan

By Jay Cook | HAZLET – More than 200 incensed residents packed town hall Tuesday night to protest an affordable housing settlement permitting about 480 new total housing units at...

August 9, 2018 | comments

Little Silver Affordable Housing Plan Moving Forward

By Jay Cook | LITTLE SILVER – A settlement agreement has been struck for the borough’s affordable housing obligations. Per the agreement, Little Silver is on the hook for 230 new...

August 7, 2018 | comments

Harsh Weather Or Not, We Won The Revolutionary War

By Rick Geffken |  Did the weather play an overlooked part in the Patriot victory during the War for Independence? Elaine Lent thinks so. Lent, the historian for Middletown’s Old First...

August 7, 2018 | comments

Sen. Kyrillos’ 30-Year Tenure Honored With Bridge Dedication

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – Friends and political counterparts all said former Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr.’s best trait was his knack for building bridges across party lines. Now...

August 7, 2018 | comments

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