Restaurant Review: Semolina

By Bob Sacks |  Lots of folks believe bigger is better. They aspire to upgrade to a bigger house, more land, a more expensive car and just about more of everything!...

July 25, 2018 | comments

Theater Review: ‘Mercy’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen |  “Mercy,” New Jersey Repertory Company‘s latest world premiere play, concerns a husband whose pregnant wife is killed in a car crash by a drunk...

July 25, 2018 | comments

Push to Preserve 7 Acres of Waterfront Property Advances

By Chris Rotolo |  ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The borough’s government leaders will explore a collaborative effort with Monmouth County to preserve the last piece of undeveloped land on the Sandy...

July 25, 2018 | comments

Middletown Backs Plan To Develop 150 Acres

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – Middletown’s last major piece of developable land is now on the fast track for redevelopment. Marked by Calico the Clown’s landmark location along Route...

July 25, 2018 | comments

Master Gardeners Welcome Public For Tours

Photos by Patrick Olivero |  Nowhere does New Jersey’s nickname “The Garden State” shine more than in the growing number of communal and donation gardens springing up in towns all...

July 24, 2018 | comments

Bang! Trucks Keep Hitting Overpass

By Jay Cook | HOLMDEL – It happened yet again last week. Around 6:30 a.m. July 13, a tractor trailer traveling along Laurel Avenue toward Route 35 crashed hard into...

July 24, 2018 | comments

Fair Haven Cop Recovering After Swimming Accident

By Jay Cook | BELFORD – By all accounts, Dwayne Reevey is the kind of cop any police department would be lucky to have. He’s in the schools creating relationships...

July 23, 2018 | comments

Vintage Baseball At Sickles Field Supports Parker Homestead

Story by Chris Rotolo | Photos courtesy George Mazzeo| P LITTLE SILVER – The crack of the bat and familiar snap of a high-velocity leather ball meeting the cushion of...

July 22, 2018 | comments

Oceanport’s New Municipal Complex On Fort Set For 2019

By Chris Rotolo | OCEANPORT – By the end of 2019, borough officials believe Oceanport will have its brand new municipal complex fully operational on the grounds of Fort Monmouth....

July 21, 2018 | comments

Residents Oppose County’s Hance Ave. Intersection Plan

By Chris Rotolo | TINTON FALLS – About 200 Tinton Falls residents crowded into the courtroom Tuesday, July 10 to take council members to task about their stance on a...

July 20, 2018 | comments

Oceanport Pizzeria Reopens After Fire

By Jenna Moldaver | OCEANPORT – It was the Friday night before the legendary 2015 Haskell Invitational weekend, the one at which American Pharoah was expected. The staff of Enzo’s...

July 20, 2018 | comments

FilmOneFest Founder To Step Down After 10th Anniversary Event

By Chris Rotolo | ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Later this month the annual FilmOneFest will celebrate its 10th anniversary, but the milestone moment is sure to be bittersweet. In late June...

July 17, 2018 | comments

Coast Guard’s $54 Million Jewel Opens on Sandy Hook

By Jay Cook | SANDY HOOK – Communities up and down the Jersey Shore have essentially rebuilt since Super Storm Sandy devastated New Jersey’s coastline in 2012. However, one of...

July 17, 2018 | comments

RBC’s Ansell Leaves RBC Making Impact in Football, Basketball

By Jim Hintelmann |  RED BANK – A streak of 11 straight winning seasons for Red Bank Catholic’s football teams ended two years ago when RBC finished 5-5. That was...

July 16, 2018 | comments

Vintage Baseball At Sickles Field Supports Parker Homestead

By Chris Rotolo | LITTLE SILVER – The crack of the bat and familiar snap of a high-velocity leather ball meeting the cushion of a mitt were noticeably absent from...

July 16, 2018 | comments

Young Swimmers Dive Into North Shore Swim League’s Summer Season

By Jenna Moldaver |  SEA BRIGHT – Ship Ahoy Beach Club was alive with young swimmers and cheering crowds July 5 as the pool transformed from a site of relaxation...

July 12, 2018 | comments

The Makings Of A Celebrity Cat

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | Christine Gonzalez never expected her cats to become internet celebrities, but now that they have, promoting them has become her second job. “These cats keep...

July 12, 2018 | comments

Calling All Pilots: Historic Hop Brook Farm For Sale

By Chris Rotolo |  HOLMDEL – The  township is home to some of the most scenic tracts of land and luxurious homes in Monmouth County. Mansions of glory with varied...

July 12, 2018 | comments

Lunch With No Limits: Intellectually Disabled Adults To Staff Unique Middletown ...

By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – The pride of starting a new job is something almost everyone experiences during their lifetime. Cashing the first paycheck and growing through a company...

July 12, 2018 | comments

Hundreds March in Red Bank To Reunite Immigrant Families

By Jay Cook | RED BANK – With a microphone in hand and a sea of white T-shirts surrounding her, Karina Avila denounced what she called an “incomprehensible” practice of...

July 10, 2018 | comments

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