April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hazlet native follows calling to wildlife sanctuary

Suzan Bellincampi spent one recent sun-splashed morning pounding stakes into the sand and setting up a makeshift fence to safeguard some of the marine birds in her corner of Martha’s Vineyard. More...

Four to vie for two seats on Middletown Committee

MIDDLETOWN — Former Township Committeeman Patrick Short and newcomer George Mardinly will form the Democratic ticket for Township Committee this year, facing off against incumbent Republicans Mayor Stephanie Murray and Committeeman Anthony Fior More...

Watchdog groups fear seismic testing ‘assault’

MIDDLETOWN — Dozens of area advocacy groups and officials are seeking to delay a seismic testing program they say could have drastic impacts along the Jersey Shore. More...

‘Mad Dog’ inducted into rock hall of fame

A s Bruce Springsteen began his speech to induct the E Street Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said, “In the beginning, there was Vini ‘Mad Dog’ Lopez.” More...

Voice of Hawks named Sportscaster of the Year

WEST LONG BRANCH — A Monmouth University alumnus and sportscaster has again captured the title of the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year. More...

Sandy’s aftermath

The remains of the Sandy-battered boardwalk in Long Branch line the beaches April 17. More...

Rutgers Day, Ag Field Day, Folk Festival offer fun for all

ENTERTAINMENT

Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event takes place from 10 a.m. More...

Letters

A binding arbitration law is needed

Few things in government are ever black and white. Most fall within shades of gray, to be parsed out by policy makers. But the current issue of the expired binding arbitration cap is not one of these. More...

Sunday comic offers religious ‘gems’

Reading the Sunday comics or even the daily ones is a way of life for many here in America. This tradition has been going on for many decades. The comics can make you laugh or make you think about the theme it portrays. More...

Protect Garden State’s beauty and bounty

New Jersey is a beautiful, green and fertile state — a great place to live, just as it has been since its founding 350 years ago. In fact, it’s still known as the Garden State. More...

Obituaries

Timothy E. Hussey

Mr. Hussey, 89, of Matawan, died Jan. 21, 2014, at home. He had been retired from E.I. DuPont, Parlin, since 1986. Mr. Hussey was predeceased by his brother, William Jay Hussey, and his sister, Helen Farrell. More...

Schools

There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area

Check out these local businesses that cater to children and parents: More...

Keeping kids active once the school year ends

I n many ways, today’s kids have busier schedules than any previous generation of youngsters. More...

Business

Area mother advocates for Sara’s Law

REGIONAL INTEREST

I t has been three years since the passage of Sara’s Law — and Betty Dubinin is still getting the word out to the public about a state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) registry for next-of-kin contacts. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Morgan Stanley has announced that Financial Advisor Timothy Butler was named to the firm’s Pacesetter’s Club, a global recognition program for financial advisors who, within their first five years, demonstrate the highest professional sta More...

Coldwell Banker of Middletown hosting fundraiser as part of ‘Cares Days’ event

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Middletown and Boy Scout Troop 140 will host a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at St. More...

Emergency managers learn from Sandy

I n New Jersey, where tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, nor’easters and hurricanes are just some of the disasters perpetually on the horizon, it pays to be prepared. More...

Holmdel residents blast fire company realignment

Holmdel residents, confused and angered by the township’s decision to gut its oldest fire company, will have to wait until April 29 for a full explanation, according to township officials. More...

Plastics still top beach litter list

SANDY HOOK — Plastic debris continues to account for the lion’s share of litter that washes up on local beaches, polluting the environment and posing a danger to marine life, according to Clean Ocean Action (COA). More...

Farmlands bike tour showcases rural routes throughout state

METUCHEN — Those traversing the highways and byways of New Jersey are often doing so behind the wheel of a vehicle, making their way through traffic-clogged conditions. More...

Volunteers needed to assist victims of sexual violence

180 Turning Lives Around, a private nonprofit in Monmouth County, continues to provide support and advocacy for victims of sexual violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience with the assistance of its dedicated response t More...

TEDxNavesink comes to Red Bank

RED BANK — Following the success of last year’s TEDxNavesink conference at Brookdale Community College, event organizers have moved to a new, larger venue and scheduled a wide array of new talks and live acts for 2014. More...

Manasquan Reservoir offers trails, boat tours, fishing

With the weather getting warmer, staff members at the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell are planning events and tours for visitors to one of the crown jewels in the Monmouth County Park System. More...

Help your child transition from a crib to a bed

Much of a young child’s life revolves around adapting to new situations. Even when a routine is established, things can change and new skills must be learned. More...

Alternate transit called best option for Skyway riders

Officials with the state Department of Transportation are urging commuters to ditch their cars in the wake of the closure of the Pulaski Skyway. More...

Painting ‘From the Soul’

IN THE ARTS

Beacon Fine Arts Gallery in Red Bank is hosting an exhibit of paintings by local artists Lisa Hannick and Sharon Hathaway. “From the Soul” will open with Meet the Artists receptions from 7-9:30 p.m. April 25 and 5-9 p.m. April 26. More...

Bulletin Board

Nominations needed for Heartsaver Awards

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are currently seeking nominations for the American Heartsaver Awards. More...

Church’s fundraiser to help local homeless

The Lincroft Presbyterian Church’s (LPC) recent jazz service, “Verses, Vibes and Vittles,” raised more than $1,000 for Family Promise of Monmouth County, which assists homeless families in Monmouth County. More...

Ceremony will honor Capt. Joshua Huddy

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at noon on May 3 at the monument to Capt. Joshua Huddy at Huddy Park off Route 36 in Highlands. More...

Opinion

Pet-medication toxicity can be avoided

YOUR TURN

Pets certainly can become ill from ingesting human medications, but the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center reports that they have identified pet medications themselves to be even more danger More...

Photo

The remains of the boardwalk along the beaches of Long Branch as seen on April 17. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Improvements to the Hazlet Swim and Tennis Club will be financed with funds from the pool club’s capital improvement fund. An article in the April 17 issue incorrectly reported the funding source for the upgrades. More...

Sports

Battle of Middletown

Middletown High School South pitcher Maddie McMahon makes a pitch to a Middletown High School North batter during the April 19 Shore Conference A North Division game played at Middletown South. More...

Matawan track looks to keep dual meet win streak intact

MATAWAN

Matawan Regional High School’s boys track and field team has its biggest dual meet of the season on April 28 when it travels to Red Bank Regional High School for a Shore Conference B North Division showdown. More...

Brookdale softball team back at No. 1 nationally

With the Region 19 softball tournament nearing, defending champion Brookdale Community College is in a familiar position. More...