March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hazlet residents push for change to elected mayor

A group of Hazlet residents is proposing that a committee be formed to investigate the pros and cons of changing the township’s form of government so that the mayor is elected by a popular vote. More...

St. Pat’s

Above: Molly Kelly, 3, and Kristen Kelly, both of Matawan, attend the fifth annual New Jersey’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Parade on March 13, a tradition sponsored by Matawan’s Washington Engine Company No. 1. More...

Letters

Food pantry thankful for donations

The Matawan Community Food Pantry would like to thank the following groups for making the 2014 year easier for over 80 families in the Matawan/Aberdeen areas: More...

Opinion

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Baseball season has arrived in New Jersey. High school teams will swing into regular-season action on April 1. More...

Schools

Teen Arts Festival inspires artistic spontaneity

Art isn’t always meant to be permanent; sometimes the most lasting works are gone almost as soon as they’re created. More...

Mater Dei supporters close to raising $1M

MIDDLETOWN — Supporters of Mater Dei Preparatory School are closing in on the fundraising goal of $1 million to keep the Catholic high school open. More...

Middletown school budget would bring $159 tax hike

The Middletown Board of Education has adopted a tentative budget for the 2015-16 school year that will increase taxes by 2 percent. The budget, totaling $153.23 million, is up from $149.8 million last year. More...

Business

The tax facts for homeowners

In case you haven’t been paying attention, April 15 is quickly approaching. If you’re a homeowner, that’s more than just an average hump day on the spring calendar: It’s also “D-Day” for your taxes. More...

Why you shouldn’t expect a refund

It’s the time of year when Uncle Sam pays you back. More...

Weichert ranked No. 2 traditional real estate franchise in Entrepreneur

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. (WREA) has again been recognized as one of the top franchises by Entrepreneur magazine, which ranked the company as the No. 2 traditional residential real estate franchise and No. More...

Bulletin Board

- ‘Hi-Lo’ fundraiser to benefit fire companyThe Ladies Auxiliary of the Lincroft Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a Hi-Lo Fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, at the firehouse on 601 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. More...

Central New Jersey springs to life

With spring break approaching, children and teens in central New Jersey can stay busy with activities ranging from roller-coaster rides to theater matinees. More...

FEMA to provide $2M for bridge in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN — More than $2 million in federal funding has been committed for the replacement of the Bray Avenue Bridge, which has been closed for more than two years. More...

Public has mixed reviews on Port Ambrose plan

The 90-day public comment period regarding a controversial plan for a liquefied natural gas facility has come to a close. More...

Jesus Christ Superstar

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Phoenix Productions will bring a fresh rendition of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre for four performances the last weekend of March. More...

Bulletin Board

Brookdale to host open house April 12

Brookdale Community College will host its annual Spring Open House noon to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Collins Arena, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. More...

Funds raised to help homeless families

Family Promise of Monmouth County recently raised more than $15,000 at a fundraiser dinner, which was held at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch. Proceeds will be used to help homeless Monmouth County families find permanent housing. More...

Open house for sailing instruction April 12

FAIR HAVEN — The River Rats will hold a Sail Training Open House from 1-4 p.m. April 12 at the Fair Haven Youth Center, 35 Fisk St. More...

Obituaries

Lorraine Littman Heine

Lorraine Littman Heine, 83, of Matawan, passed away on Dec. 19, 2014, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family. Born in East Orange, Ms. Heine grew up in Livingston and then lived in New York City for 17 years. More...

Sports

St. Rose stops Lancers in TOC semifinals

A fearless freshman sank the St. John Vianney High School girls basketball team’s bid to return to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions (TOC) finals. More...

Middletown South enjoys best girls basketball season

The gear was packed away two games sooner than hoped for, but the great memories linger from Middletown High School South’s greatest girls basketball season, which continues with a recognition by the township Board of Education at its meeting o More...

SPORT SHORTS

St. John Vianney High School’s 2015 inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame included the 1973 boys cross-country team, which is the first team to win a state championship in St. More...