January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local dogs have their play at ‘Puppy Bowl XI’

Football fans across the country are going to have a “ruff” time choosing which team to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. The competition, however, has nothing to do with the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks. More...

Local steps can address threats to ocean life

Changes at the local level could avert the dire consequences of activities such as seafloor mining and seismic testing, which damage marine habitats and threaten the survival of oceanic species, according to a new study. More...

Community garden set to bloom in Holmdel

HOLMDEL — A community garden is slated to open in April, thanks to the support of the township’s Green Team and the Holmdel High School ECO Club. More...

Letters

Club thanks supporters of Gift Trees Project

Santa’s sleigh was overflowing when it arrived at the Belford office of the Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey, thanks to the generosity of those who participated in the 15th annual Holiday Gift Trees Project conducted by the Woman&r More...

Opinion

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Jenna Garrison prepares mousse layer cakes at Carlo’s Bakery in Red Bank on Jan. 23. More...

Schools

Middletown district spells out policy on PARCC

The Middletown Township School District’s policy on students taking the new statewide assessment test was the main topic of discussion among Board of Education members, some of whom abruptly walked out of the Jan. 21 meeting. More...

iBot Builders win top prize in state LEGO tournament

HOLMDEL — Local students took home first place in the 2014 FIRST LEGO League State Tournament, which drew students from throughout the Garden State. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

E. Thomas Allen Jr. has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Columbia Bank. Allen replaces Alex Grinewicz, who is retiring following a 41-year banking career. More...

Weichert Workforce Mobility establishes tax service division

Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of corporate mobile workforce solutions, announces that it has established a wholly-owned tax subsidiary, Weichert Mobility Tax Services Inc. More...

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares donates $110,000 to local charities

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the philanthropic arm of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., has donated $110,000 to 11 local charities following the success of its recent Blue and White Gala, C More...

Sweet time in store at Chocolate and Wine Festival

With Valentine’s Day approaching, more than 1,000 people are expected to snack on truffles and sip some port during Greater Media Newspapers’ Chocolate and Wine Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. More...

Brookdale reorganizes after cutbacks

A streamlined Brookdale Community College is realigning academics and student services to foster the success of current and future students. More...

Municipal court returns to Keyport on Jan. 28

The Keyport Borough Council introduced an ordinance re-establishing the municipal court following its withdrawal from participation in a joint court with Hazlet and Matawan. The first session of Keyport’s municipal court will be held at 7 p.m. More...

County study will guide future of Oceanic Bridge

Monmouth County will receive $600,000 in federal funding to conduct a study of the Oceanic Bridge and determine its future rehabilitation or replacement. More...

Sylvia’s Children seeks doctors, nurses for clinic

HOLMDEL — Local nonprofit Sylvia’s Children is seeking medical professionals to assist on an upcoming trip to Uganda, Africa. More...

Bulletin Board

Annual ‘Carnevale’ slated for Feb. 15

The Italian American Association of Monmouth County is hosting its annual Carnevale Celebration from 2-6 p.m. on Feb. 15, at The Reception Center at Saint Clement, 172 Freneau Ave., Matawan. More...

Temple Beth Ahm sets events for February

Temple Beth Ahm of Aberdeen, 550 Lloyd Road, has scheduled its February events, which will be hosted at the temple unless otherwise noted.  “World Wide Wrap” will begin 9 a.m. Feb. 1. More...

Alcohol, drug support group to meet Feb. 3

Temple Shalom will host the monthly support meeting of the Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others (JACS) at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 3 at 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen. More...

Obituaries

Vera Hoden

Vera Hoden, 90, of Whiting, passed away on Jan. 18, 2015, at home. Mrs. Hoden was born in Freehold Township, where she resided until moving to Crestwood Village in Whiting. More...

Sports

Scoring chance

Middletown High School North’s Khristian Acosta moves the puck in front of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School net during the Jan. 23 game played at Middletown Ice World. Middletown North went on to win the game, 12-3. More...

CBA track picks up another county-conference double

With its romp at the Shore Conference Indoor Championship, the Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) track and field team completed another sweep of the county and conference championships. Before winning the Jan. More...

Huskies, Lions ready for state track sectionals

The boys indoor track and field teams at Matawan Regional High School and Middletown High School North, bolstered by some reassuring performances in the Shore Conference championships on Jan. More...