History Winds Through Rumson’s Roads

By Rick Geffken | From the Rumson County Club to Jumping Point, Rumson Road’s mix of luxurious homes, lush landscapes and river views are unparalleled. This gently curving thoroughfare was...

March 18, 2018 | comments

Portrait of a Rumson Artist

By Bernadette Hogan | RUMSON – For artist Lori Oakes a backyard shed is not a place to store things. It’s a place to make things. Inside her little outbuilding...

March 17, 2018 | comments

Care of Holmes-Hendrickson House To Be Transferred to Park System

By Rick Geffken | HOLMDEL – Imagine for a moment that Garret Hendrickson, who died in 1801, reappeared inside his extant farmhouse in Holmdel. Hendrickson would feel, well, right at...

March 17, 2018 | comments

In Oceanport, Student Safety Is A Concern

By Chris Rotolo | OCEANPORT – A school shooting in Florida followed by an emotional Board of Education meeting have brought school safety concerns to the conversational forefront in Oceanport,...

March 16, 2018 | comments

‘Relaxed Performances’ Are a Welcome Experience for Parents

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | When it comes to families with a special needs child who is on the autism spectrum or has Tourette’s syndrome or  sensitivity issues, there...

March 15, 2018 | comments

A Hot Meal And A Job Too: JBJ Soul Kitchen Expands Mission

By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – In September of 2017, Dorothea Bongiovi stepped to a podium in front of 500 spectators representing 25 community service providers in Red Bank, and...

March 15, 2018 | comments

How The RFH Bulldogs Got Their Name

RUMSON – The bulldog is Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s distinctive mascot; a great choice because the breed is known for its stamina, strength and persistence. But it’s usually not purple and...

March 14, 2018 | comments

Menna, Two Newcomers First To Announce In Red Bank Race

By Jay Cook | RED BANK – Borough Democrats jumped out of the gate early to announce their candidates for the 2018 municipal election, a list that includes a longtime...

March 14, 2018 | comments

‘Shore Stories’ Film Series Spotlights Impact of Offshore Drilling

By Chris Rotolo | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Monday’s meeting of the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee (EEC) in Trenton jump-started what will be a big week for local...

March 13, 2018 | comments

Traffic Talk Dominates Latest Wawa Hearing

By Jay Cook | RED BANK – Plans to construct a full service “super-convenience” Wawa at one of Monmouth County’s most congested intersections have hit a sort of traffic jam,...

March 13, 2018 | comments

Preparing for Election 2018

By Jay Cook | Monmouth County Dems Tap Their 2018 Candidates Monmouth County Democrats are feeling a surge in 2018 and believe their candidates in this election season could pull...

March 12, 2018 | comments

Two More Towns To Ban Cannabis Biz

By Jay Cook | OCEANPORT – Two more Two River-area towns have taken a stance on the issue of legalized cannabis. Oceanport and Rumson are moving forward with local legislation prohibiting...

March 12, 2018 | comments

Meet The Grand Marshal of the Rumson Parade

By Chris Rotolo | RUMSON – As a longtime educator, Shari Feeney has been instrumental in developing the hearts and minds of the young people of Rumson. That’s why planners...

March 11, 2018 | comments

New ShopRite Construction Underway In Shrewsbury

By Chris Rotolo | SHREWSBURY – Construction has begun on the new ShopRite supermarket on Shrewsbury Avenue. The 77,100-square-foot shopping center is scheduled to open in the Shrewsbury Plaza in...

March 11, 2018 | comments

Colts Neck Lauds Its Hometown Architecture

COLTS NECK – The township Architectural Review Committee recently cited three structures in town worthy of its Celebrating Excellence in Architecture awards. The 10-member Architectural Review Committee promotes preserving the...

March 11, 2018 | comments

State Doles Out $3.3M For Local Road Projects

By Jay Cook | TRENTON – Start bracing for detours. The state Department of Transportation announced last week the largest monetary endowment to roadway repair projects in state history, totaling...

March 9, 2018 | comments

Judge Denies $111 Million JCP&L Power Line Project

By Jay Cook | An administrative law judge announced today that she has denied a much-maligned transmission line project designed to run through five Monmouth County towns. Administrative Law Judge...

March 8, 2018 | comments

Theater Review: ‘The Bridge of San Luis Rey’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” has been adapted by the Two River Theater Company into a very satisfying...

March 8, 2018 | comments

Emergency Crews Busy with Weekend Flooding

  By Jay Cook | MONMOUTH BEACH – Extensive flooding isn’t a new phenomenon for Monmouth Beach residents. Trekking through inches of deluge and piggybacking a stranded motorist to safety,...

March 8, 2018 | comments

History Worth Preserving in Sea Bright

  By Chris Rotolo | SEA BRIGHT – To move forward toward a better future, you must first understand your past. That is the concept Borough Council President Marc Leckstein...

March 8, 2018 | comments

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