Beaches Are In Great Shape, But Beware Of Riptides

By Jay Cook | ASBURY PARK – New Jersey’s beaches may be in the best shape since Super Storm Sandy ravaged the coast in 2012, but a virtually invisible threat...

June 7, 2018 | comments

Monmouth Politics: Freeholders Ask, What’s in a Name?

By Jay Cook | Monmouth County Freeholders Say ‘No Thanks’ to Name Change Citing unnecessary costs and the value of history, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially announced...

June 7, 2018 | comments

‘Skip the Straw’ Effort in Sea Bright

By Chris Rotolo | SEA BRIGHT – Councilman Charles H. Rooney is asking borough residents and establishments to “skip the straw.” In an effort to maintain a healthy oceanic environment...

June 6, 2018 | comments

Chekhov with a Nashville Twist

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | Two River Theater will close out its season with the new musical “Songbird,” which takes Anton Chekhov’s 1895 play, “The Seagull,” and sets it in...

June 6, 2018 | comments

Restaurant Review: Yumi

If you’re craving sushi, you can certainly go to Yumi in Sea Bright for sparkling fresh fish, but you’ll be missing out on their artfully plated, complex hot and cold...

June 6, 2018 | comments

Carl Calendar: All’s Well That Ends Well

By Gretchen Van Benthuysen | On June 30, Brookdale Community College visitors may get the feeling that time is out of joint on the Lincroft campus. And they’d be right,...

June 6, 2018 | comments

Developer Envisions 148 Townhouses on Fort Monmouth Parcel

By Laura D.C. Kolnoski | OCEANPORT – Fort Monmouth’s former Lodging Area, which includes eight buildings along Oceanport Creek, is on track to be turned into 148 three-story townhouses by...

June 6, 2018 | comments

HABcore Celebrates 30 Years Of Saving Lives

RED BANK – When you’re in the business of saving lives, your work is never done. Such is the case for the Red Bank-headquartered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization HABcore, which in...

June 5, 2018 | comments

Monmouth County, NWS Earle Strike Unique Agreement

By Jay Cook | Contract Allows for Shared Services on Nearly 12,000-Acre Base | NWS EARLE – A first-of-its-kind covenant inked by the United States Navy and Monmouth County will...

June 5, 2018 | comments

Letter: Fight Mental Illness in the Open

Contributed by Stacy Donovan | For nearly 70 years, organizations across the country have been drawing attention to the importance of mental health and wellness. And despite these long time...

June 4, 2018 | comments

Monmouth Beach Cultural Center Reopens After Fire, Renovation

By Chris Rotolo | MONMOUTH BEACH – When the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center celebrated its anticipated reopening with a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, the heart of the borough began beating...

June 4, 2018 | comments

Slain Red Bank Firefighter Remembered as Rising Star

By Jay Cook | RED BANK – Andrew Hill, a 26-year-old borough firefighter slain a few blocks from the firehouse where he answered calls, will be remembered as a rising...

June 3, 2018 | comments

New Zealand Farmers Visit Sickles Market

By Chris Rotolo | LITTLE SILVER – It was a moment to savor for a group of New Zealand farmers who made the long voyage to Sickles Market. On Friday,...

June 3, 2018 | comments

Photo Gallery: Memorial Day, 2018

  Photos by Jay Cook and Patrick Olivero | On Memorial Day, May 28, patriotism was on display in the towns of Rumson, Fair Haven and Middletown. Americans paid their...

June 1, 2018 | comments

1st Avenue Pizza Owner Serves Up Humble Pie

By Chris Rotolo |  ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Delayed openings, early closings and unfilled orders are not the trademarks of a successful business. The owner of 1st Avenue Pizza, Ben Lonza, admits...

June 1, 2018 | comments

Rock Review: The Invasion, Redux

By Chris Spiewak | It is generally acknowledged that rock ‘n’ roll music began in the U.S. in the rhythm and blues style of Fats Domino and Jimmy Preston to...

May 31, 2018 | comments

Rumson’s Ekdahl Steps Down as Mayor

Says Goodbye After 23 Years on Council By Jay Cook |  RUMSON – Some might say John Ekdahl was the steady presence in the room, a familiar guide for Rumson...

May 30, 2018 | comments

Seastreak Launches 760-Passenger Capacity Ferry

By Chris Rotolo |  HIGHLANDS – Bayshore ferry passengers have a new luxury vessel to ride. The Commodore is the latest addition to the Seastreak fleet and, according to the private...

May 29, 2018 | comments

Transformation Underway for The Red Store, Navesink’s Beloved Eatery

By Jay Cook |  NAVESINK – Pat Verange’s life has gradually changed since he turned off the grills for the final time last month at The Red Store. Some routines...

May 29, 2018 | comments

Hit the Road: Finding the Right Bike

By M. J. Alvarez | As the weather gets warmer, one of the best ways of getting an effective, low-impact workout is to hit the road with your bike. But...

May 29, 2018 | comments

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