May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Johnny Jazz’ memorialized in Red Bank park

If the spirit of Red Bank’s west side could be conveyed through a single person, then Ralph “Johnny Jazz” Gatta might have been the one. More...

Hazlet primary features contest among 3 in GOP

HAZLET — The outcome of the June 2 primary election will determine which of three Republican candidates will have the chance to run for the two Township Committee seats that are up for election in November. More...

Summer fun that is close to home

Summer is prime vacation season when travelers take trips to every corner of the world.While faraway destinations abound, those looking for fun can also find enjoyable activities much closer to home. More...

Conservation group names new board members

MIDDLETOWN — The Monmouth Conservation Foundation announced that five individuals have joined the organization’s board of trustees. New members include Meredyth R. Armitage, Paul R. More...

Nursing award

Catherine Mordaunt, a longtime nurse at the Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge, has been named RN Supervisor of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration for Long-Term Care. More...

Letters

Residents must exercise their right to speak

By now, many citizens are aware that a segment of the 1 percent that controls the bulk of the wealth within our society is also in control of both major political parties, leaving the voter only with the appearance of control in the voting booth. More...

Sick child put last efforts into helping others

Last May, in the midst of a blossoming spring, I wrote about my son, Alex. I was looking forward to the promise of the new season with hope shining in my heart. Alex had been diagnosed with brain cancer, medulloblastoma, the year before. More...

Honor the meaning of national holidays

Memorial Day has become the traditional beginning of summer. More...

Obituaries

Sanjay Dhruv

Sanjay Dhruv, 49, of Monmouth Junction, passed away May 6, 2015, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was born in India and lived in Edison before moving to the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick 15 years ago. More...

Sports

Lions set sights on state sectional track meet

Middletown High School North’s girls outdoor track and field team believes it can be a serious contender in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III championships at Northern Burlington County Regional High School on May 22 and 23. More...

Winding up

Middletown High School North pitcher Riley Kernan serves up a pitch to Mater Dei Prep during the Lions’ May 14 Shore Conference Tournament game played in Middletown. The Lions won 10-0. More...

SPORT SHORTS

Ryan McCormick of Middletown received medalist honors after shooting a 6-under 66 in a U.S. Open Local Qualifying Round. The 23-year-old former Met Amateur Champion will be headed to the Sectional Qualifying Round for the second time in his career. More...

Day of honor, remembrance

To some people, Memorial Day is a nice day off from work or school. To most, it’s a way to pay homage to those who fought and died for their country. More...

Incumbent faces challenge in Holmdel primary

The primary race for the Republican nomination for a three-year term on the Holmdel Township Committee pits a one-term incumbent against a 50-year resident of the township. More...

Monmouth Park officials bet on turning a profit

OCEANPORT — After operating at a loss in the past, Monmouth Park officials are finally starting to see some financial progress. More...

Middletown may fund firetruck, roadwork

MIDDLETOWN — The Township Committee has introduced a long-range capital improvements program that could be a $5 million undertaking for the township. More...

Nurses honored for dedication to patients

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) recognized its nurses for their commitment and dedication to patients during National Nurses Week. More...

Embrace an active outdoor lifestyle

Blue skies and warm weather entice people to enjoy the great outdoors. For many people, few things are more enjoyable than soaking up some rays and breathing in some fresh air. More...

Service dog provided to wounded soldier

HOLMDEL — The Lt. Dennis W. More...

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival

TOP PICK

More than three dozen of the area’s best food trucks will converge on Monmouth Park for three days of food, fun and racing. The Memorial Day Weekend Food Truck Festival will be held May 23-25 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. More...

Bulletin Board

Keyport wins recycling grant

Visitors to Keyport’s waterfront parks this summer will find convenient opportunities to recycle cans and bottles as a result of a new gift of recycling bins. More...

Highlands to host juried craft show

The Highlands Business Partnership will present the 15th annual Seaport Craft Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 24 at Huddy Park at Waterwitch and Bay avenues in Highlands. More...

Boy Scouts to present awards at June dinner

The Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold its Eastern Monmouth Good Scout Award Reception at 7:30 p.m. June 17 at the Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Ave., Rumson. More...

Opinion

Photo

Beautiful flowers were on sale when the Shrewsbury Garden Club conducted its annual Gardener’s Market at the Shrewsbury gazebo. More...

Schools

Middle Road School students learn how to care for animals

HAZLET — A legacy project conducted by four Monmouth University studentteachers at Middle Road School had students learning about the prevention of animal cruelty and how to properly treat and respect animals. More...

Keyport boosts school tax levy by 4 percent

KEYPORT — A 4 percent tax levy increase is included in the Board of Education’s adopted budget for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Duck Donuts has opened its first New Jersey store at Ventura Plaza, 1275 Route 35, Middletown. The business specializes in creating made-to-order donuts. More...

Grow Monmouth offers a forum for Middletown business owners

MIDDLETOWN — Monmouth County officials held an open forum in an effort to assess ways of helping township businesses in the future. More...

Employers sought for Aberdeen job fair

ABERDEEN — The Aberdeen Economic Business Council (EBC) and Aberdeen Township Council invite employers to participate in the third annual Job Fair 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 11 at Matawan Regional High School, 450 Atlantic Ave., Aberdeen. More...