November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday Express to light up hearts in downtown Red Bank

Santa Claus will make his grand return to Broad Street on Nov. 28 when Red Bank holds its annual lighting ceremony, made all the more magical by the annual Holiday Express concert. More...

NJSPCA assumes control of Helmetta shelter

The borough of Helmetta has agreed to a request by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) to relinquish control of the borough’s quarantined animal shelter. More...

Federal grant expands access to dental services

A federal grant will help expand access to dental services for low-income patients of the Dr. Barry D. Elbaum Dental Center, an affiliate of Monmouth Family Health Center on lower Broadway in Long Branch. More...

Local comedian Vic DiBitetto prepares for breakout year

ENTERTAINMENT

I n show business, it’s not “who you know,” but “who knows you.” At least, that seems to be the case for Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto, who, after 30 years of fighting in the trenches of stand-up comedy, has finally m More...

Letters

Legislator supports ‘Breakfast After the Bell’

Students who eat a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast tend to be healthier, have longer attention spans and are more likely to succeed in school. More...

Contract with animal shelter should be voided

I n light of the recent health reports and questionable euthanasia practices at the Helmetta Animal Shelter, I have requested repeatedly, to no avail, that Mayor Fred Tagliarini and Manager Holly Reycraft pull Aberdeen’s contract for animal ser More...

Opinion

Photo

View of the Raritan River from the Driscoll Bridge, Middlesex County. More...

Business

RE/MAX celebrates 20 years of industry-leading education

The industry-leading education platform for RE/MAX Affiliates, now known as RE/MAX University (RU), celebrates 20 years of providing training that can be traced back to the introduction of the RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN). RSN launched Nov. More...

NAIOP seeks nominations for 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the commercial real estate development association, is now accepting nominations for the 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards. More...

Diesel truck options

Q&A with Sharon Peters

Q: I don’t understand why it is that only the big pickups are diesel powered. We need a smaller truck and prefer diesel. Any plans afoot you know of? A: The Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is diesel powered. More...

Gasko’s open house to benefit injured teen

The annual winter carnival known as Gasko’s Christmas Open House will embrace the spirit of giving this year. More...

School district prepares for strategic plan

The Middletown school district began the strategic planning process with an informational meeting for students, parents and staff to review the process and encourage widespread participation. More...

Work begins on Atlantic coastal plan

Stakeholders representing coastal states from Virginia to New York, along with state and federal agencies, are beginning the work of drafting a plan aimed at ensuring the long-term health of the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Discount store looks forward to one last holiday season

MATAWAN — The story of Susan Greene — a store that sells quality, affordable handbags and accessories — began at the Englishtown Auction back in the 1950s. More...

Expressing the abstract

IN THE ARTS

Members of a “Lyrical Abstract Expressionism” class are exhibiting new works at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury. More...

A Musical Parade

TOP PICK

The Oasis Players will return to the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County at 2 p.m. Nov. 30. More...

Bulletin Board

NOTES

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) is currently collecting toys for the Marine Corps Reserve 2014 Toys for Tots program. More...

Brookdale to host free HIV testing Dec. 2

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Brookdale Community College will partner with the Prevention Resource Network and Project R.E.A.L. on Dec. 2 to offer free HIV testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Church will offer Dec. 6 Cookie Walk

Trinity Episcopal Church, 18 Ryers Lane, Matawan, off Route 79 between Route 516 and Lloyd Road, will present its annual Cookie Walk 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6. More...

Schools

Matawan-Aberdeen district aims for ‘greener’ schools

ABERDEEN — The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District is taking steps to become a “greener district.” More...

Sports

Colts harriers capture 20th Meet of Champions crown

Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) harriers never run alone. They run for their teammates and those who ran before them. “We’re all about tradition,” the Colts’ Jonathan Dooling said. More...

Eagles, Huskies set to play for sectional football titles

Middletown High School South’s football team will end its season in an NJSIAA section championship game for the 12th time in 16 years, as it will play in Central Jersey Group IV finals after beating Neptune High School, 27-3, in the semifinals More...

Mater Dei to drop the puck on first girls hockey season Dec. 1

Fourteen girls from Mater Dei Prep trudge into the Middletown Ice World rink a few minutes before another 8 a.m. practice on most school days. More...