August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Keyport approves $282K for repairs to boardwalk

The Keyport Borough Council has approved a contract to repair and elevate the boardwalk at Fireman’s Park, which sustained extensive damage from the superstorm. More...

Still time to win big at the Firemen’s Fair

FAIR HAVEN — The Fair Haven Fire Co. will continue its annual tradition of hosting the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair this week on the firehouse grounds. For most of its 100-plus-year history, the Fair Haven Fire Co. More...

Boro accepts bids for 1970s firetruck

MATAWAN — The borough will begin accepting bids from anyone interested in acquiring a circa-1977 firetruck in September. More...

Hagman–Sanford

Roy and Karen Hagman of Middletown announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Patrice Hagman, to Scott Ryan Sanford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Sanford of Houston, Texas. More...

Letters

Celebrate suffrage on Women’s Equality Day

A ug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day. Let’s celebrate the fact that women can vote. The late Bella Abzug introduced this resolution in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote, regardless of sex. More...

Opinion

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Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Sports

Hawks excited about joining Big South Conference football

A nticipation for the start of the college football season always runs high this time of the summer. More...

Freehold Raceway reopens for live racing on Aug. 28

Freehold Raceway will awaken to the sound of thunder from the hoofbeats of some of the best standardbred trotters and pacers in the country when live racing returns on Aug. 28. More...

Eagles determined to return to conference tournament

MIDDLETOWN SOUTH

A s Middletown High School South’s girls soccer team intends to return to the Shore Conference Tournament that it missed last season when it finished 9- 8, there is some juggling of returning players to new positions. More...

Road worker killed in Parkway crash

State and federal agencies are investigating an early morning motor vehicle accident on the Garden State Parkway in Aberdeen in which a construction worker was killed and a second worker was injured. More...

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

Local man has full count on baseball stadium visits

Tommy Singer has attended baseball games in stadiums from Fenway Park in Boston to Safeco Field in Seattle — and everywhere in between. More...

Township puts owner of vacant property on notice

MIDDLETOWN — The township has notified the owner of an abandoned property at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Port Monmouth Road that he has two weeks to demolish the decaying structure, or it will be demolished by the township. More...

Police to target drunken drivers through Labor Day

Law enforcement officers around the state will be cracking down on drunken driving as part of the national “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Through Sept. More...

Bulletin Board

Spiritual medium sets reading at Forsgate

Forsgate Country Club will welcome well-known spiritual medium and medical intuitive Marisa Liza Pell at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. More...

‘Happiest 5’ Color Run set for Raceway Park

The Color Run will debut its Kaleidoscope Tour “Happiest 5K on the Planet” Aug. 30 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The event will begin at 8 a.m. for individual runners and teams. More...

Wine tasting to benefit heart program

The Bayshore Community Hospital Foundation invites the community to its sixth annual Wine and Spirits Tasting fundraiser from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Addison Park in Aberdeen. Proceeds will benefit Bayshore’s cardiovascular program. More...

Schools

Christie: Consolidate to cut taxes

Municipal and school district officials should consider consolidating as a way to slow escalating property taxes and costs, Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd gathered at an amphitheater on the Long Branch beachfront Aug. 19. More...

CPR training required for high school students

Two new state laws that go into effect this fall will make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillators (AED) training mandatory in high schools. More...

Business

Planners approve proposal for beer garden

LONG BRANCH — Plans for a beer garden were approved last week, and the developer is hoping the project will spark a resurgence on lower Broadway. More...

RE/MAX sees opportunity in recovering market

More than 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors recently gathered in San Francisco for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. More...

Gloria Nilson & Co.’s Holmdel office hosts Alex’s Lemonade Stand fall event

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fall Event to raise money for childhood cancer at the company’s Holmdel Regional office on Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date 9/28). More...