February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Middletown fills openings in police force, auxiliary

MIDDLETOWN — The Police Department has added a new member to its roster. Mayor Stephanie C. Murray administered the oath of office to Officer Tara M. Stucy at the Township Committee’s Feb. 17 meeting. More...

Homeland Security shutdown would have local impacts

SANDY HOOK — A potential federal shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security could impact Coast Guard personnel on Sandy Hook and federal storm-management workers. More...

Letters

Leave a greener footprint in 2015

It’s that time again when the slate is wiped clean and we resolve to do things better in the new year. So, how about resolving to reduce your impact on the Earth? More...

Bills would promote endless hunting

Do you believe wild animals deserve a day of rest — a day when they cannot be hunted? Currently, New Jersey prohibits hunting on public lands on Sundays, but if state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos Jr. (R-Monmouth) has his way, that would change. More...

Opinion

Photo

Children of all ages take advantage of a recent snowstorm by bringing their sleds to the hill at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch, on Feb. 17. More...

Schools

Red Bank Regional students embrace Black History Month

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. are major figures in African-American history, but perhaps Americans are less familiar with pioneers like Bayard Rustin and Amelia Boynton. More...

Ranney School names head of Middle School division

TINTON FALLS — Ranney School has named Matthew Hall as head of the Middle School division, which serves approximately 200 students in grades 6-8. More...

Business

Business group slates dinner in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Economic Business Council (EBC), along with Mayor Fred Tagliarini and the Township Council, will hold the first annual Business Dinner at 7 p.m. March 10 at Piazza Di Roma, 1178 Route 34, Aberdeen. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Susan Xanthos of Middletown is one of the winners of this year’s Provident Bank “Committed to Share” sweepstakes. Through March 21, the bank will give a financial boost to consumers and charities alike. More...

Monmouth County Association of Realtors installs new officers and directors

The Monmouth County Association of Realtors (MCAR) held its 2015 Installation of Officers and Directors recently at the Essex & Sussex in Spring Lake. More...

Libraries, book clubs cater to niche interests

If New Jersey were hit with a zombie apocalypse, the odds for survival would not be great, according to Tyler Rousseau, emergent technologies coordinator at the Monroe Township Public Library. More...

Wastewater plant repairs in the works

The commissioners of the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) authorized a $16.45 million contract for repairs and mitigation to the wastewater plant’s incinerator building, moving the first phase of a $42.8 million project forward. More...

Emergency personnel save girl, 14, from frozen bay

MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown Township teenager is safe after being rescued by emergency personnel when she slipped into the icy waters of Sandy Hook Bay off Leonardo Avenue Feb. 17. More...

Middletown woman spends 100th birthday with ‘Kelly and Michael’

MIDDLETOWN — Much to her surprise, Hedwig “Hattie” Smelter spent her 100th birthday with two of her favorite celebrities. Every morning at 9 a.m., Smelter watches “Live! More...

Bulletin Board

Arts organization to host Casino Night

The Arts Society of Keyport will hold its fourth annual Casino Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. March 19 at Yesterday’s Restaurant, 3153 Route 35, Hazlet. The event will feature gaming tables, prizes and a silent auction. More...

Bowling event to support mentoring program

ASBURY PARK — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties will hold the 33rd annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser at bowling centers in Monmouth and Middlesex counties during March to raise funds to sustain and expand o More...

Temple sets Purim megillah reading, discussion

Temple Beth Ahm will host a Purim morning megillah reading at 8 a.m. March 5 at 550 Lloyd Road, Aberdeen. A lunch-and-learn program will follow the reading at 11:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Bice “Bea” Rossi

Bice “Bea” Rossi (Mastrodonato), 100, of Freehold, formerly of Clifton, died on Feb. 18, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Rossi. Loving mother to Lena Di Vito of Freehold. More...

Sports

Rivera leads CBA to wrestling title at District 22 tourney

Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) ruled the NJSIAA District 22 wrestling tournament for the second year in a row. More...

CBA to host Golden Gloves on Feb. 28

The Golden Gloves competition is the goal for all aspiring young boxers. The first step that they take toward the New Jersey Golden Gloves championships begins on Feb. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Robby Andrews almost pulled off another spectacular come-from-behind win at the Millrose Games on Feb. 14 at the Armory Track and Field Center. Andrew, running for Adidas, finished second to Erik Sowinski in the 1,000-meter run, 2:21.18-2:21.23. More...