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

Swimming River Park Takes Shape With Purchase Of Chris’ Deli

Park Rehab To Start Later This Year By Jay Cook | MIDDLETOWN – A shuttered deli, once a popular lunch stop for boaters and locals in River Plaza for decades, is...

March 8, 2018 | comments

Ragtime Comes To The Jersey Shore

By Mary Ann Bourbeau | Two siblings from West Long Branch will be performing together in the upcoming production of the musical “Ragtime,” which runs at the Axelrod Arts Center...

March 7, 2018 | comments

Plans Withdrawn for Lifestyle and Bowling Centers At Fort

By Laura D.C. Kolnoski | FORT MONMOUTH – Retail volatility played a role in a developer withdrawing from a “centerpiece” project of Fort Monmouth’s redevelopment. But the Fort Monmouth Economic...

March 7, 2018 | comments

It’s Not ‘What’ Makes You Happy – It’s ‘Who&...

By Dan Tomasulo, Ph.D. So, other than positive attitude and resilience, what else makes us happy? The surprising answer isn’t actually what, but who. Most people say they want to...

March 6, 2018 | comments

Holmdel Rec Survey Results Highlight Residents’ Wishes

  By Jay Cook | HOLMDEL – Holmdel residents find time to visit recreation areas every week. They like hiking and walking trails. And on their wish list? More adult...

March 6, 2018 | comments

Librarians Wanted: County Hiring More Staff

By Chris Rotolo | The Monmouth County Library system is planning to hire about a dozen people to fill librarian and librarian assistant positions in 2018 following a bond referendum...

March 6, 2018 | comments

Tribute To Overlooked Red Bank Legend Opens This Fall

By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – Near the edge of town sits a pile of bricks that are coated in 150 years of dirt, grime and the sands of...

March 6, 2018 | comments

A New Shop Caters to The Beloved Pets of Highlands

By Chris Rotolo | When Carolyn Broullon and Donica Basinger bought the building on the corner of Bay Avenue and Miller Street in 2016, the six-foot high watermark that stained...

March 5, 2018 | comments

Beleaguered Board Member Describes Public Pressure

By Chris Rotolo | OCEANPORT – Board member Meghan Walker was moved to tears at the most recent Oceanport Board of Education meeting. Her emotional display was not due to...

March 5, 2018 | comments

Oceanport Shelves Ex-Commvault Site For Its New School

  Disheartened members of the Oceanport Board of Education announce that they have removed the Crescent Place property from consideration for a new district school on Feb. 21. Photo by...

March 5, 2018 | comments

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