August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sea Bright still out funds for ambulance

Sea Bright Fire and Rescue Company has received a $242,820 federal grant to replace equipment lost or damaged during superstorm Sandy, but the funds cannot be used to reimburse the borough for the cost of a new ambulance, a fire company official said More...

Still time to win big at the Firemen’s Fair

FAIR HAVEN — The Fair Haven Fire Co. will continue its annual tradition of hosting the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair this week on the firehouse grounds. For most of its 100-plus-year history, the Fair Haven Fire Co. More...

‘Buc Backer Bash’ slated for Sept. 13

The RBR Buc Backer Foundation is holding its “Buc Backer Bash” from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 13 on the banks of the Navesink River at the historic Monmouth Boat Club, 31 Union St., Red Bank. More...

Christie: Consolidate to lower tax bills

Municipalities and school districts should consider consolidating as a way to slow escalating taxes and costs, Gov. Chris Christie told a crowd gathered at an amphitheater on the Long Branch beachfront Aug. 19. More...

Event raises $4,500 for youth summer camps

RED BANK — A benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) raised $4,500 for summer camp programming. Hosted by Dr. Erin Curtis and Red Bank Family Eyecare, the benefit was held on the lawn of the office on Front Street. More...

Library has programs for children, adults

The Eastern Branch Library is offering programs for children and adults during September at 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury. Some programs require registration by visiting the library or calling 866-941-8188. More...

Navesink Garden Club to host flower show

“Moments in Time,” a flower show, will be presented by the Navesink Garden Club 1-3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Atrium, 40 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. More...

Event features chefs from White House

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host “Forks and Corks: A White House Dinner” on Sept. 27 at Forsgate Country Club, Forsgate Drive, Monroe. More...

Planners approve proposal for beer garden

LONG BRANCH — Plans for a beer garden were approved last week, and the developer is hoping the project will spark a resurgence on lower Broadway. More...

Opinion

Photo

Middlesex County Parks and Recreation employee Christopher Timm feeds a banana to a deer at the zoo in Johnson Park, Piscataway. More...

Letters

Celebrate suffrage on Women’s Equality Day

A ug. 26 was Women’s Equality Day. Let’s celebrate the fact that women can vote. The late Bella Abzug introduced this resolution in 1971 to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment granting the right to vote, regardless of sex. More...

Arts / Zest

Exhibit explores pen drawings

The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series at the Monmouth Museum continues this summer with an exhibition of pen drawings by artist Inyoung Seoung of Harrington Park. More...

Business

Century 21 sweeps J.D. Power 2014 home buyer/seller satisfaction study

Century 21 Real Estate, the iconic brand with the world’s largest real estate franchise sales organization, announced that it has been ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by the recently released J.D. More...

RE/MAX sees opportunity in recovering market

More than 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors recently gathered in San Francisco for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. More...

Lakewood awaits word on student missing in Israel

LAKEWOOD — Community members gathered outside the Lakewood municipal building at a press conference on Aug. 26 as concern grows over the whereabouts of a Lakewood resident who has been reported missing in Israel. More...

Skaters find freedom on their boards

Skate parks have proved to be a haven for freewheeling expression and even reflection in some local communities. More...

Local man has full count on baseball stadium visits

Tommy Singer has attended baseball games in stadiums from Fenway Park in Boston to Safeco Field in Seattle — and everywhere in between. More...

Shredding day set for city, county residents

The city of Long Branch, along with the Department of Public Works and Monmouth County Recycling and Solid Waste Planning, will sponsor a document-shredding event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. More...

Fort Monmouth board scrambles as developer exits deal

FORT MONMOUTH — The board overseeing the redevelopment of Fort Monmouth is back to square one on a proposal for 486 housing units after terminating a purchase agreement with the developer at the builder’s behest. More...

CPR training required for high school students

Two new state laws that go into effect this fall will make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) training mandatory in high schools. More...

Clearwater Festival volunteers needed

The 39th annual New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Festival will return to the Great Lawn at the Promenade in Long Branch on Sept. 13. Volunteers are needed before, during and after the environmental festival to help in four-hour shifts: 8 a.m. More...

Police target drunken drivers

Law enforcement officers around the state will be cracking down on drunken driving as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Through Sept. More...

Two residents receive Good Scout Award

Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America President Kurt Kalafsky presented the Twin Lights District 2014 Eastern Monmouth Good Scout Award to Lynda Rose, president and CEO of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and Donald R. More...

Golf outing to benefit teen with rare disorder

Golfers and sponsors are needed for the 16th annual Brandon Blair Golf Outing on Sept. 22 at Ocean Acres Country Club, 925 Buccaneer Lane, Manahawkin. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $135 per golfer. More...

Driving a ‘greener’ car

You don’t have to trade in your current car to own one that’s both more environmentally friendly and — as a bonus — saves money at the gas pump.

With gas prices continuing to bounce like a ping-pong ball between the upper and lower $3/gallon range, depending on location and the time of year, fuel economy remains paramount among new-car shoppers. More...

Columns

Q&A

Mat matters

Q: I don’t understand the entirety of this floormat covering-gas-pedal syndrome (that you recently wrote about) that has led to unintended acceleration. How does one even leave their driveway or the curb under this scenario? More...

Sports

Hawks excited about joining Big South Conference football

A nticipation for the start of the college football season always runs high this time of the summer. More...

Freehold Raceway reopens for live racing on Aug. 28

Freehold Raceway will awaken to the sound of thunder from the hoofbeats of some of the best standardbred trotters and pacers in the country when live racing returns on Aug. 28. More...

Blue Devils set sights on cross-country sectionals

SHORE REGIONAL S hore Regional High School’s boys and girls cross-country teams return a slew of experienced runners, as the Blue Devils look to make a strong run in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I sectional. More...