December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Brookdale trims staff, ends deficit

The Brookdale Community College board of trustees voted 11-1 to approve the president’s proposal for a reduction in force that eliminates 47 positions at the college. The action, which was taken at the board’s Dec. More...

Inquiry into diesel fuel spill off Sandy Hook continues

MIDDLETOWN — A “sheen” of diesel fuel visible on the waters and shoreline of Sandy Hook had largely dissipated by Dec. 15, according to a National Park Service (NPS) official. More...

State aims to help residents still impacted by Sandy

New Jersey residents with low or moderate incomes will soon be able to take advantage of a new state program intended to address their unmet needs on the long road to recovery from superstorm Sandy. More...

Maintenance proposal for Sandy Hook draws fire

A National Park Service (NPS) proposal to relocate maintenance facilities within Sandy Hook will undergo a second public comment period after drawing early criticism from environmental advocacy groups over migratory birds. More...

Keyport staying temporarily in joint municipal court

KEYPORT — The Borough Council extended Keyport’s participation in the joint municipal court with Matawan and Hazlet despite previously expressing the intention to withdraw. The action was taken at a Dec. More...

Joy ride

Patrons board a trolley on West Front Street during the Dec. 13 Keyport Candlelight House Tour, a tradition sponsored by the Keyport Historical Society. More...

Experts focus on health, equitable communities

Education, income and race can mean the difference between health and illness, and even life and death. “We know it’s there; the question is what to do about it,” said Dr. More...

Union Beach family back home for Christmas

A Union Beach family displaced by superstorm Sandy is home for Christmas due to the hard work of volunteers from Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. Barbara Costanza and her son Joseph were greeted Dec. More...

Avoiding pitfalls that can derail your diet

Healthy Resolutions

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand for men and women looking to improve their overall health.While it can be tempting to skip a workout in favor of relaxing on the couch at home, the temptation to cheat on your diet is far more pervasive, as dieters k More...

Letters

Monmouth should follow Middlesex’s lead

I am writing about what Monmouth County is doing to compensate for the recent cuts by the state of New Jersey for women’s health care programs. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe Township. More...

Sports

Monmouth’s Jeffery taking postseason accolades in stride

Matt Jeffery has a lot going on. More...

Lions aim for sectional finals as wrestling season opens up

MIDDLETOWN NORTH A five-man core of returning wrestlers with a cumulative record of 143-45 — led by 37-bout winner Chad Freshnock — carry the hopes of Middletown High School North, which looks to go beyond last year’s 18-9 record th More...

Breakaway

Middletown High School North’s Kristian Acosta gets behind the Freehold Township High School defense for a breakaway during the Dec. 12 game at the Jersey Shore Arena in Wall Township. More...

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A Victorian house on First Street is decked out in holiday greenery for the Dec. 13 Keyport Candlelight House Tour, a tradition sponsored by the Keyport Historical Society. More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

Grants will fund restoration of storm-ravaged historic sites

Historic sites in Shrewsbury, Long Branch and Middletown that sustained damage during superstorm Sandy have been awarded grants to fund restoration projects. More...

Help with utility bills available

In addition to providing affordable housing resources, the Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) manages several utility assistance programs to address a need many area residents have. More...

Council, chief address staffing of police force

KEYPORT — In order to address the staffing shortages in the Police Department, the Borough Council adopted an ordinance increasing the maximum number of sergeants from four to five. The ordinance, which was unanimously approved at a Dec. More...

Holmdel police investigate Middle Road pedestrian fatality

HOLMDEL — A police investigation is ongoing into a motor vehicle accident on Middle Road that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. More...

Two River Theater continues to embrace Latino culture

RED BANK — When Latino characters are portrayed in the arts, they are too frequently portrayed as maids, janitors, gardeners or as gang members, according to Two River Theater collaborator Jerry Ruiz. More...

Community relieved after arrests in home invasions

Members of the local Indian-American community breathed a collective sigh of relief following the announcement that four suspects have been arrested in connection with a string of home invasions in Middlesex County. More...

Jewish federations will merge to expand outreach, services

Two major Jewish organizations in Middlesex and Monmouth counties have announced a landmark merger agreement that will establish the Jewish Federation of Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, effective Jan. 1. More...

Legislators oppose hikes in parking fees

State Sen. More...

19th-century Christmas

Visitors to Historic Allaire Village get into the spirit of the season with the Christmas Lantern Tour on Dec. More...

Complete the holiday season with gingerbread

Whether leaving cookies out for Santa or simply spreading some holiday cheer among family and friends, the following recipe for Soft Glazed Gingerbread from Elizabeth M. More...

Bulletin Board

Middletown’s food drive still in progress

Middletown Township Mayor Stephanie Murray has partnered with Middletown’s Social Services Department to help feed local families with donations from the Mayor’s Food Basket food drive, which is running through Dec. 24. More...

Toy drive will run through Dec. 21

The Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel will hold its annual Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 21 for underprivileged children and those who are undergoing medical treatment during the holiday season at Jersey Shore Medical Center. More...

Hanukkah celebration to include bubble fun

The Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel will hold a Hanukkah celebration at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Holmdel firehouse at 35 W. Main St. The event is free and open to the entire community. More...

Obituaries

Philipp C. Kramer Sr.

Philipp C. Kramer Sr., 85, of Morganville, passed away Dec. 5 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, surrounded by his family. More...

Business

Livoti’s honors Jewish community

MARLBORO — In celebration of Hanukkah and the local Jewish community, Livoti’s Old World Market in Marlboro Plaza, Route 9, is displaying a 5-foot-tall menorah in the store. More...

According to Weichert, choosing the right real estate website can aid in home search

A majority of home searches start online, and there are many real estate websites from which to choose. More...

The gift of down payment assistance

For many prospective home purchasers, coming up with the necessary down payment funds can be tricky — especially young buyers who haven’t had many years to salt away savings. More...