July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Swim calls attention to ocean protection

A lone swimmer took on a historic long-distance ocean marathon, dodging through shipping channels and swimming past humpback whales and other marine life whose habitat she is trying to protect. More...

Program instructs adults on use of 911

OCEANPORT — In an effort to ensure that older adults know when and how to use the Monmouth County 911 emergency system properly, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is presenting a program on ACES 9-1-1 (Adults Calling Emergency Services More...

Planned sale of county care centers will be discussed at public hearings

Public hearings concerning the proposed sale of two Monmouth County care centers are scheduled for August. One care center is in Freehold Township and one care center is in Wall Township. More...

Bike-riding camp in need of volunteers

LINCROFT — Volunteers age 16 and older are needed for the five-day camp program, iCan Bike, which helps children with disabilities learn how to ride a two-wheel bicycle. More...

Fun at the Middlesex County Fair

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For 77 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun. More...

Letters

State budget funds for those with disabilities

Balancing a state budget is no easy task and it can be particularly challenging in a state like New Jersey that boasts a diverse population of residents, a wide spectrum of industries and a varied geographic makeup. More...

Opinion

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A ride is framed by trees at the Monmouth County Fair, Freehold Township, July 23. More...

Obituaries

James Joseph Luby

James Joseph Luby, 63, of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on July 22 after struggling for three years with Parkinson’s, Lewy body and heart diseases. More...

Schools

MAST graduates enter military academies

SANDY HOOK – Six local graduates of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) class of 2015 are among the MAST graduates entering the military. More...

Hazlet district promotes “21st-Century learning”

HAZLET – The Hazlet Township School District will begin rolling out a new educational model in September, issuing each ninth- to twelfth-grade student Chromebooks to use for learning in class and at home. More...

Sports

Putting up a shot

Raritan High School’s Katrina Wojtowicz, left, puts up a one-handed jumper over a pair of Wall High School defenders during a Hoop Group Summer Basketball League game in Neptune. More...

Big field expected Aug. 8 for 12th annual Asbury Park 5K

The Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix picks up again Aug. 8 with the 12th annual Asbury Park 5K road race. The runners will start at 8:30 a.m. More...

Freshnock ready to lead in his last football season with Lions

MIDDLETOWN NORTH

Success comes naturally for Chad Freshnock of Middletown High School North. And Bucknell University can only hope the rising senior takes it with him when he embarks on a football career there in 2016 after giving a verbal commitment recently. More...

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Young sailors participate in the Junior Sailing Regatta, held by the Keyport Yacht Club on July 24. The all-day event attracts roughly 60 junior sailors ages 8 to 17 from area sailing clubs to compete in beginner- and advanced-level race classes. More...

Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age

Those who thought libraries might one day be obsolete have had to think again. No longer just a place to borrow books, libraries have evolved into hubs of activity that serve myriad needs of patrons. More...

Sail away

Young sailors make their final preparations before participating in the Junior Sailing Regatta, held by the Keyport Yacht Club on July 24. More...

Local A&P set to close

Several A&P and Pathmark stores in the area are set for closure. More...

Committee vote adds affordable units

MIDDLETOWN — The Township Council has approved the conversion of commercial spaces to affordable residential units, which will allow the completion of a stalled project. More...

Childhood poverty on the rise, according to national report

A report detailing levels of childhood poverty nationally and statewide found more children are growing up impoverished than were following the 2008 financial crisis. More...

At Spanish American Festival in Keyport, everyone is family

KEYPORT — The Spanish American Club will host its 17th annual Spanish American Festival, an event that celebrates Latin American culture with the entire community. More...

Bulletin Board

Middletown’s Class of ’75 slates 40th reunion

The Middletown Township High School Class of ’75 will celebrate its 40th reunion at the Shore Casino, 1 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands. More...

Golf benefit to support therapeutic program

Aberdeen Township, in cooperation with Hazlet, Matawan and Holmdel, will host a golf benefit on Aug. 17 in support of the Hazlet, Holmdel, Aberdeen and Matawan (H.A.M.) Therapeutic Recreation Program. More...

Temple slates annual school-supplies drive

The Women of Temple Shalom of Aberdeen will be holding their annual schoolsupplies collection for local families in need. The drive will be held from Aug. 4- 31. More...

Entertainment

Being funny is all in the family for the Gaffigans

The life and times of Jim and Jeannie

“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” airing Wednesdays on TV Land, stars comedian Jim Gaffigan as a fictionalized version of himself — a food- and nap-loving devoted father of five, who is raising his brood of fair-haired kids in a two-bedroom More...

See, mom, all that video game playing can pay off

In theaters now

Who would have thought that footage of the 1982 World Video Game Championships would incite an extraterrestrial attack today? That, my friends, is the war we wage in the new film Pixels. More...

Five radio disc jockeys who rocked our socks off

With so much music out there to listen to, it always helps to have a good navigator. Such is the radio disc jockey, or DJ. And through the decades, a few are remembered as the ones who introduced America to its greatest hits. More...

Business

K. Hovnanian makes it easy for Realtors

K. Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey’s largest homebuilder, is committed to working with the broker community — and salutes its top Realtors in the Garden State. More...

Coldwell Banker Cares Days supports 50+ charitable causes in N.J. and N.Y.

All 55 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. gave back to local communities throughout both states via charitable efforts as part of the company’s third annual Cares Day event. More...

Today’s new cars, tomorrow’s collectibles

Check out the current models that astute investors should buy and hold for maximum appreciation down the road

While it’s difficult to predict which new vehicles will someday become treasured collectible cars, the valuation experts at classic-car insurer Hagerty in Traverse City, Mich., have shaken their Magic 8-Balls and complied their annual “Ho More...