November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Brookdale trustees OK staff reductions

Faced with declining enrollment and funding, the Brookdale Community College board of trustees authorized a controversial reduction in force (RIF) in advance of a reorganization of the college structure. More...

Area chefs compete in culinary challenge

LONG BRANCH — Twelve local chefs chopped, sautéed and seasoned their signature dishes for the fourth annual Long Branch Chef Challenge. More...

PBA: Keyport police staffing too low, unsafe

The head of the Keyport PBA has told the Borough Council that the lack of promotions and inadequate staffing within the Police Department are putting residents and officers at risk. More...

New apps help JCP&L assess storm damage

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) announced its crews will now use smartphones and mobile computers to more efficiently assess damage to electrical systems and expedite power restoration efforts in the wake of major storm events. More...

Marine Park circle dedicated to former mayor

Members of the community paid tribute to the “Eleanor Roosevelt of Red Bank” as a sign was unveiled at Marine Park in honor of an early trailblazer for women in politics. More...

Grant will refurbish exterior of historic Grover House

MIDDLETOWN — The historic Grover House in Middletown will receive a facelift to preserve its historical features, thanks to an incoming grant. More...

Letters

Decision will impact traffic, reservoir

I t was distressing to hear that the Holmdel Township Committee recently rezoned the Inverness property — the lovely farm on Route 520, across from Vonage — from 4-acre residential to zoning that permits a recreation/retail complex. More...

Opinion

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The sun beams down and lights up the autumn leaves in Allentown. More...

Sports

All-around state champion

Holmdel High School’s Julianna Drapkin captured the all-around title at the NJSIAA Individual Gymnastics Championships at Montgomery High School on Nov. 15. More...

Warner, Ferro, CBA, RBC capture cross-country titles

She calls it the “big field.” It’s the final tenth of a mile at Holmdel Park’s 3.1-mile high school cross-country course where the harriers exit the backwoods and have the final sprint home. More...

Experience and chemistry key for Middletown North hockey

I ce hockey fans will get a preview of the Middletown high school teams when they host a six-team jamboree at Middletown Ice World this weekend. More...

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In honor of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, Poricy Park volunteer Stephanie Kealy, right, demonstrates to April Lipp-Faczak how recycling can turn trash into useful products. More...

Many hungry for later school breakfasts

Many schools offer breakfast programs for students before the school day gets underway, but large percentages of students eligible for free or reduced cost breakfasts are failing to take advantage of the programs. More...

Cancer patients to have day at Manalapan spa

The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center will host its semiannual Spa for Spirit on Dec. 2 at Avanti Day Resort in Manalapan. More...

Sandy, casino layoffs increase demand for food donations

A s many prepare to give thanks and sit around the Thanksgiving table next week, many more are wondering where their holiday meal is going to come from on Nov. 27. More...

Charges being considered against Helmetta shelter

Animal cruelty charges are expected to be filed in connection with the operation of the quarantined Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter (HRAS). More...

Brass band

The Fort Delaware Cornet Band performs at the Middletown Arts Center on Nov. 9. Members of the band dress in period costume and play authentic Civil War-era music. More...

‘Endangered Beauty’

The Second Story Art Gallery in Atlantic Highlands will host an exhibit of metal sculptures and drawings by artist Sabrina Fadial. “Endangered Beauty” runs through Nov. 30, with a closing reception 6-8 p.m. Nov. More...

Bulletin Board

Nature program to showcase native owls

The Monmouth County Park System will present the nature program, “Owls: They Own the Night,” 7-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Tatum Park’s Red Hill Activity Center, 151 Red Hill Road, Middletown. More...

Metal collages to be featured in exhibit

Artifacts Boutique will host an open house and the art exhibit, “Life Cycles, Phase III, Focus,” 12-6 p.m. Nov. 30 at 1012 Main St., Belmar. Artwork by Jean Johnson will be on display. More...

Group sets Holiday Tea, Open House

OASIS tlc will host a Holiday Tea and Open House at its historic Lafayette ballroom at 89 Sleepy Hollow Road, Middletown. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Kenyon

Suzanne Kenyon, 61, of the Mercerville section of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, passed surrounded by loving family members on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Santorini Greek Cuisine restaurant has announced its opening at 650 E. Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. The restaurant specializes in authentic Greek food, including souvlaki, gyros, moussaka, pastichio, spanakopita and more. More...

Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report ranks N.J. among top five states with highest listing price

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has released its 2014 Home Listing Report, which found New Jersey to have the fourth highest average listing price in the nation, at $440,354 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. More...

Gloria Nilson Holmdel regional office to hold Jason’s Dream for Kids toy drive

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate Holmdel Regional Office is holding its annual Jason’s Dreams for Kids Toy Drive. The office will accept new, unwrapped toys (no stuffed animals please) for boys and girls up to age 10 until Dec. 5. More...