July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Immigrant children arriving

Children who are fleeing Central American nations to escape crime, violence and poverty are finding their way to Freehold Borough. More...

Ocean environmentalists wary of wind energy leases

Local environmental advocates say plans to auction leases for 344,000 acres off the Jersey Shore for development of commercial wind energy systems should consider impacts on marine life and maritime resources. More...

Public can comment on extension of Sandy Hook Multi-Use Path

SANDY HOOK — The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comment and regulatory review of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to extend the Multi-Use Path at Gateway National Recreation Area’s Sandy Hook Unit. More...

Grandfather dedicated to helping ailing baby

The Silva family was thrilled for the arrival of a baby boy a few months ago. His parents, Tim and Tara of Garwood, named him Jackson Conner. More...

Exhibit aims to honor summer

IN THE ARTS

A s August approaches, the CVA Gallery at Brookdale Community College will feature 47 works of art that celebrate the summer season. More...

Letters

Eye exams encouraged for children

I ’m writing to commend Gov. Chris Christie for recently declaring August as Children’s Vision and Learning Month in New Jersey. More...

PILOT deal reflects Holmdel’s changing vision

The Holmdel Township Committee meeting on June 17 was poorly attended, and I certainly missed the vibrant participation of concerned citizenry so present in the recent past. More...

Opinion

Photo

A group of young men make their way along the boardwalk in Ocean Grove on July 22. More...

Sports

Bayern goes wire-to-wire in $1 million Haskell win

Thoroughbred race trainer Bob Baffert seldom plays the role of spoiler. That’s especially true at the William Hill Haskell Invitational, a race his mounts have won a record six times. More...

Shoot for the Stars all-star game to benefit Hometown Heroes

Two brothers from Middletown playing ice hockey professionally — James and Trevor van Riemsdyk — will drop the puck for the opening faceoff and another brother, Brendan, will play in the 17th annual Shoot for the Stars Foundation Shore Al More...

Raceway Park hosts Navy SEAL BattleFrog obstacle course race

One of the first-in-the-nation events, the Navy SEAL-themed Battle- Frog obstacle course race will take place on Aug. 2 at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. More...

Cricket a growing sport in central New Jersey

That funny game with a bat and ball, wickets and players in white dress uniforms is beginning to take a foothold in the area. That funny game is called cricket, and it may soon become more than a novelty. More...

Middletown asks for more Sandy funds

Middletown Township has requested additional funding from Monmouth County so that new applications can be accepted for the federally funded Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP). More...

Fun at the fair

Children of all ages take part in a Monmouth County Park System sports and fitness game on July 24 at the 40th annual Monmouth County Fair. The fair was held from July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Firefighter honored for 50 years of service

MIDDLETOWN — The Township Committee declared July 13 William Kennelly Sr. Day, in honor of his 50 years of volunteer service with the Lincroft Fire Company and the Middletown Fire Police. More...

Navesink fire company set to host annual Fireman’s Fair

MIDDLETOWN — For the 126th time, Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Co. No. 1 will host the annual Fireman’s Fair Aug. 7-9. The event is held 6-11 p.m. each night at the Navesink Firehouse, 141 Monmouth Ave., Navesink section of Middletown. More...

Fairgrounds to feature alligator show, racing pigs

ENTERTAINMENT

The 77th Middlesex County Fair will bring a variety of shows to East Brunswick. Held Aug. 4-10 at 655 Cranbury Road, the fair will take place 5-11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. More...

Bulletin Board

Library has films, program in Matawan

The Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library is offering free film screenings and a program during August at 165 Main St., Matawan. The following movies will be screened at 2 p.m.: “Wrinkles” Aug. 4, “Contact” Aug. More...

Shrewsbury Chorale readies ‘Summer Sing’

The Shrewsbury Chorale, conducted by Anthony LaGruth, will hold its annual “Summer Sing” concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft. More...

Library has programs for teens and adults

The Middletown Township Public Library has announced its August programs for teens and adults at 55 New Monmouth Road.  The Teen Photography Club will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 4. More...

Schools

Summer theater workshop students to perform Aug. 1

ABERDEEN — The school district’s Summer Theater Workshop has put students center stage for four decades. More...

Middletown board approves next phase of improvements

MIDDLETOWN — The school district is moving forward with roof replacements for 15 schools after approving phase two of extensive roofing and geothermal improvements to take place in 2015. More...

Business

Middletown continues call for payout cap on sick time

MIDDLETOWN — Members of the Middletown Township Committee renewed calls for the state Legislature to cap retirement payouts for unused sick time at $15,000 last week. More...

Red Bank residents share recollections of iconic diner

While most restaurants serve dinner, the Broadway Diner was the kind of restaurant that served “supper.” More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B), composed of certified public accountants and consultants, has announced the promotions of three senior managers to the partner level at its firm. Promotions include Christopher De- Mayo, Justin O’Horo and Brian Lovett. More...