April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

‘Running and Winning’ targets gender gap in government

A group of local women in government is working with high school students to close the gender gap in governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels. More...

Beach cleanup report targets ocean pollution

Ocean advocates are hoping the 315,000 pieces of litter and debris collected during a pair of statewide beach cleanups in 2014 can serve as an educational tool for the public. More...

Milk man

Alex Hinlickity of Middletown sells ice cream from his family’s truck at the Red Bank Art and Craft Fair on Broad Street in Red Bank on April 12. More...

‘Accelerators’ propel change at TEDxNavesink conference

The ever-increasing pace of life and technological development drew several hundred people to Monmouth University in West Long Branch for TEDxNavesink, where 22 speakers addressed the influence of “Accelerators.” The theme describes issue More...

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day.While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up More...

Proposals reimagine Marine Park

Three proposals submitted to Red Bank offer different takes on how best to replace the crumbling clay tennis courts at the borough’s riverfront Marine Park. More...

Letters

Hazlet does not need a tax increase

At a recent Republican meeting, when questioned about the proposed 2 percent municipal tax increase, Deputy Mayor Scott Aagre commented that we hadn’t had a tax increase in two years, making this small increase necessary. More...

Opinion

Photo

Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Sports

Leaping grab

Middletown High School North second baseman Marc Cerbo stretches to catch a throw as Christian Brothers Academy’s Matt D’Angelo slides safely into second base to pick up a stolen base April 17 in Lincroft. More...

Matawan players carry over multisport success to diamond

MATAWAN

Alex Cella was one of the fastest soccer players in the Shore for Matawan Regional High School’s soccer team, and now the baseball team is trying to harness that speed to boost its hot-and-cold offense and make the Shore Conference and state to More...

Lancers softball team hasn’t missed a beat this spring

ST. JOHN VIANNEY

Not much fazes the St. John Vianney High School softball team these days. The Lancers played their closest game of the season April 18 against St. Joseph by-the-Sea (Staten Island, New York), and that matchup still ended in a shutout, 4-0. St. More...

Bulletin Board

- St. Joseph Council 3402 of the Knights of Columbus will host a Beefsteak Fundraiser Dinner from 6-9 p.m. April 25 at 54 Route 35, Keyport. More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Repeal may not stop soccer fields

Despite a move by the Holmdel Township Committee to begin the process of repealing changes to a rural conservation zone, a proposal for a soccer complex on a 90-acre tract could still move forward. More...

Beautification project will add trees along Hazlet roadways

HAZLET — Several varieties of tree species will be planted along two major highways this spring as part of a beautification project in the township. More...

Monmouth’s budget reaches $488 million

Monmouth County property owners will pay a total of $4.53 million more in taxes to support the operation of the county in 2015. More...

Local nonprofits recognized with New Jersey Heroes grants

A local nonprofit that provides books to at-risk children and an initiative that promotes breast cancer awareness through school-based programs are among the recipients of 2015 New Jersey Heroes grants. More...

Women Build honors partners in rebuilding

Women Build, an arm of Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County, will honor partnerships that made a difference after superstorm Sandy. More...

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

Many families have their own routines on weeknights. More...

Residents urged to add names to Sara’s Law next-of-kin registry

During the four years since the passage of Sara’s Law, more than 5,700 people have signed up for the state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for nextof kin emergency notification. More...

Rutgers Day

TOP PICK

Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Bulletin Board

Embroidery group to host free exhibit

The Monmouth Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will host a free exhibit of fine needle arts, “With Needle and Thread,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Volunteers will be honored in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — The Township Council is inviting township volunteers to the fourth annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Dessert Event at 7 p.m. April 23 at Aberdeen Town Hall. More...

Teen quartet to perform benefit concert

Four teenage musicians, under the direction of organist Miae Park, will perform several classical compositions at a benefit concert at 3 p.m. April 26 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 112 Middletown Road, Holmdel. More...

Schools

There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area

Check out these local businesses that cater to children and parents: More...

Questions to ask when looking for an afterschool program

Many of today’s working professionals grew up in single-income households where only one of their parents went to work each day. More...

Business

Dentistry From The Heart event will treat 120 patients April 25 in Middletown office

BACK TO BUSINESS

Husband-and-wife team Dr. Allan Ruda and Dr. Beth DeAngelis have been a Monmouth County favorite for more than 27 years. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Turning Point Restaurants recently raised over $51,000 for the Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) at its annual “Great Food for a Great Cause” event held at its restaurants in Brick, Cherry Hill, Hoboken, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, M More...

Fewer documents, more benefits for borrowers

Purchasing a home isn’t nearly as simple as touring an open house, settling on a sales price and signing a dotted line. More...