Saving Lives One Heart at a Time

By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, according to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and...

February 10, 2017 | comments

In Show of Support of Muslims, Residents of All Faiths Gather at Middletown Mosq...

Story and photos by John Burton MIDDLETOWN – Marlboro Township Councilman Jeff Cantor felt he had to do something to respond to the recent presidential executive order travel ban on...

February 10, 2017 | comments

One House Can’t Become Two, Says Planning Board

By Liz Sheehan| SEA BRIGHT – Neighbors, some accompanied by their attorneys, came to the Jan. 24 meeting of the Unified Planning Board to object to the proposal to build...

February 9, 2017 | comments

Should Red Bank Declare Itself A ‘Sanctuary Town’?

By David J Pascale, Chair | Red Bank HRAC In light of the recent announcements by the President’s administration to “Build a Wall,” impose a “Travel Ban” and what seems...

February 8, 2017 | comments

Middletown Brainstorms Ways To Buff Up Route 36

By Jay Cook| MIDDLETOWN – Barren lots and bulky concrete structures mar sections of Route 36. “For 39 years I’ve been here,” said Howard Moore, an Ideal Beach section resident,...

February 8, 2017 | comments

Sensing A Shift In Red Bank Retail, Shoe Store Calls It Quits

By John Burton | RED BANK – With a continuing changing marketplace, Dean Ross has decided to get out of the shoe business. After 17 years in business – first in...

February 8, 2017 | comments

Suit Aims to Put Brakes on Possible 8-Story Garage

By John Burton | RED BANK – Still in an early planning stage, a possible downtown garage that could be a tall as 8 stories faces a legal challenge from former...

February 8, 2017 | comments

Opinion: Repeal Turf Fields at Cross Farm Park

By Sheila F. Gilstein, Holmdel | I want to applaud the reorganized Holmdel Township Committee for having the fiscal responsibility to introduce a first reading to repeal the $3.3 million...

February 7, 2017 | comments

Coming to Fort Monmouth: Lifestyle and Retail Hub ‘Freedom Pointe’

Story and photos by Laura D.C. Kolnoski FORT MONMOUTH – The first shovels to begin construction on Freedom Pointe, “a premier, mixed-use lifestyle destination,” could be in the ground at...

February 7, 2017 | comments

Residents Turn Out In Numbers To Plead For No Power Lines

Story and photos by Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – For Brittani Smith, the fear of living next to high voltage powerlines has become a reality. Towering over her childhood home off...

February 7, 2017 | comments

Among Fort Monmouth Developers, Three Local Residents

Story and photos by Laura D.C. Kolnoski FORT MONMOUTH – Among the projects moving forward on Fort Monmouth announced on Jan. 26 by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA)...

February 6, 2017 | comments

Shrewsbury ShopRite Gets Green Light

By Christina Johnson | SHREWSBURY – Attention shoppers: A big, brand news ShopRite supermarket is coming to Shrewsbury Avenue. The borough’s Zoning Board of Adjustment gave the go-ahead to landowner...

February 6, 2017 | comments

Remembering Judge Himelman

By John Burton | RED BANK – Speaking with those who knew William Himelman, Red Bank’s long-serving Municipal Court judge who died last week, certain words keep coming up: “fair”...

February 6, 2017 | comments

Rumson’s Relationship With Trees Is Blooming

By Jay Cook | RUMSON – After residents were dismayed by a borough streetscape improvement program that removed dozens of mature trees lining their streets in 2015, a borough commission has...

February 6, 2017 | comments

The Enduring Value of A Local Photo Archive

By Kathy Dorn Severini and George Severini | Dorn’s Classic Images We frequently discuss how differently photographic work is treated in today’s digital age, compared to how it was treated...

February 4, 2017 | comments

Opinion: Rising Above Anti-Muslim Hatred

By Nagwa Awad, Middletown | Islamic Society of Monmouth County | I’m reminded of the old story, a man was walking on a dimly lit sidewalk. He dropped his key in...

February 2, 2017 | comments

Twenty Eight Local Artisans Under One Roof

By Jay Cook| BELFORD – A Belford business is hoping to capture the Jersey Shore spirit by shining sunlight on its creative talent. Junction Boutique, located in the heart of...

February 1, 2017 | comments

Sheriff’s Officers to Sport Cameras

By John Burton | FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has begun equipping some of its officers with body-worn cameras. As of Jan. 12, 30 of the department’s officers, those...

February 1, 2017 | comments

Restaurant Review: Daniel’s Bistro by the Sea

With Valentine’s Day a little more than two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about where to enjoy a romantic dinner for two. Soft lighting, a quiet ambience, warm...

January 31, 2017 | comments

A Light-Filled Library Of The Future

By Christina Johnson| HOLMDEL – For many years, Holmdel’s busy public library has been housed in a windowless basement of the Town Hall. Parking on the driveway circle can be...

January 31, 2017 | comments

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