October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Work of psychics conjures spirited debate

Roughly one year ago, Heather Saracen was going through a particularly rough patch in her life. More...

Greater Media chairman lauded for radio leadership

A lways at the forefront of his industry, Greater Media’s CEO has been recognized for his role in electronic media. More...

Keyport recovery continues; new projects on the horizon

KEYPORT — Although initially a source of frustration for the community in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the pace of recovery efforts in the borough has been increasing. In the two years that have passed since Sandy made landfall on Oct. More...

GOP, Libertarian candidates challenge Pallone on Nov. 4

LONG BRANCH — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) is hoping to withstand a challenge from Republican and Libertarian candidates in next week’s general election. More...

Middletown girl honored for volunteer work

A local teenager was recently recognized for her volunteer efforts by the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance at the annual Dinner for Volunteer Recognition that was held Oct. 2 at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe. More...

Advocates want shelter officials, mayor to resign

A nimal welfare advocates and Helmetta Councilwoman Yvette Bruno called for the mayor to resign over problems at the animal shelter during a tumultuous Borough Council meeting. More...

Letters

Holdouts should sign easement agreement

A s our children prepare for a storm-free Halloween, we are haunted by the memory of superstorm Sandy — the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the secondcostliest hurricane in U.S. history. More...

Opinion

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View from the bridge at Oakford Lake, downtown New Egypt. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Trinity Hall in Middletown currently has an enrollment of about 50 students. That figure was incorrectly reported in the Oct. 23 issue of the Independent. School officials project a total enrollment of 500. More...

Sports

Holmdel’s Warner, Barlev capture county cross-country titles

Holmdel High School runners scored the daily double at the Monmouth County Cross-Country Championships. More...

Matawan shifts focus to states after conference tourney exit

MATAWAN

Still smarting from a 2-0 loss to Jackson Memorial High School in the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) on Oct. More...

Hornets exceeded expectations advancing to tennis TOC finals

A fter coming within one win of a NJSIAA Tournament of Champions (TOC) title, the Holmdel High School girls tennis team will be in good shape to make another run at it next year. More...

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Joyce Gonzalez of Middletown dresses up as Waldo during the Halloween celebration presented by the Middletown Recreation Department and Middletown Art Center at Poricy Park on Oct. 25. For more photos, see page 3. More...

Middletown neighborhoods ‘better prepared’ for storms

I n the two years since superstorm Sandy ravaged New Jersey’s coastline, Bayshore towns have learned lessons, rebuilt and strengthened their storm-protection capabilities, some with greater success than others. More...

Spooky

Above: Giovanna Nannucci of Cliffwood Beach poses as a Halloween bat before embarking on the Creatures of the Night Halloween Hayride at Huber Woods Park in the Locust section of Middletown on Oct. 18. More...

Sandy changed county, local disaster planning

The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has released a draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan, which identifies projects that would make the county’s 53 municipalities less vulnerable to storms and natural disasters. More...

One Book, One Community programs set at local libraries

Local branches of the Monmouth County Library will hold special children’s programs in November as part of this year’s One Book, One Community program. More...

Judge again rejects legal sports betting

Monmouth Park officials and sports betting enthusiasts are hoping a federal judge reverses his field and allows the state to proceed with sports betting. More...

Voters will select mayor, three for council in Keyport

KEYPORT — As Nov. 4 closes in, voters in Keyport will decide whether a new mayor will lead the Bayshore borough. More...

Ready for Halloween

Jared Impelliteri of Middletown lends a spooky presence to the annual Halloween Hullabaloo celebration held at Poricy Park in Middletown on Oct. 25. More...

Bulletin Board

Brookdale to host fall open house

LINCROFT — Brookdale Community College will hold its annual Fall Open House 12-2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road. More...

Holiday train tickets will go on sale Nov. 3

Middletown’s annual Holiday Train Ride will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 14. The trip will feature visits from Santa and friends, caroling and goodie bags. More...

Mater Dei schedules second open house

Mater Dei Prep High School, a Catholic college preparatory school at 538 Church St., Middletown, will hold its second open house 1-3 p.m. Nov. 23. The school’s rolling admissions program is in its second year. More...

Obituaries

Kevin Sidney Hayter

Professor Kevin Sidney Hayter, 81, of Manalapan, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Care One, Wall Township. The world is a little less magical today. More...

Schools

Stipends similar for area coaches

The stipends the Sayreville Bombers football coaches receive are typical of — if not slightly higher than — those offered to other coaching staffs within the Greater Middlesex Conference (GMC). More...

Business

Waterfront estate dazzles in Fair Haven

With panoramic views of the Navesink River, 78 Pine Cove Road, Fair Haven, boasts more than 200 feet of a private waterfront beach, creating an ideal oasis for homeowners and guests alike. Listed by Gloria Nilson & Co. More...

Weichert Corporate Housing names Marea Nathason national director of business development

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing, announces that Marea Nathanson, a nine-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as national director of business developme More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Jack Waters, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Michael Smith of the Middletown office was recognized for his exceptional industry success during September. More...