December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New building may house fire, police

Borough officials are considering a new building to house both the Sea Bright Police Department and Sea Bright Fire and Rescue after additional damage was found last week at police headquarters. More...

Oceanport considers tightening rules for employees’ time off

OCEANPORT — The borough’s finance committee is reviewing the employee handbook in an effort to cap time off for nonunion employees. More...

Fund aims to help residents still impacted by superstorm

New Jersey residents with low or moderate incomes will soon be able to take advantage of a new state program intended to address their unmet needs on the long road to recovery from superstorm Sandy. More...

Inquiry into diesel fuel spill off Sandy Hook continues

MIDDLETOWN — A “sheen” of diesel fuel visible on the waters and shoreline of Sandy Hook had largely dissipated by Dec. 15, according to a National Park Service (NPS) official. More...

Avoiding pitfalls that can derail your diet

Healthy Resolutions

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand for men and women looking to improve their overall health. More...

Opinion

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Snowmen are on display at Gasko’s Family Farm & Greenhouses, Monroe Township. More...

Sports

Monmouth’s Jeffery taking postseason accolades in stride

Matt Jeffery has a lot going on. More...

Long Branch’s Willis sets new single-season rushing record

Long Branch High School’s Dahmiere Willis needed 250 yards in the final game of the season to set a new Shore Conference single-season rushing record. For most, it would have been an uphill battle. More...

Readying for regular-season opener

Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s Katie Rice, right, has Jackson Memorial High School’s Daria Jones trapped in the corner during the Dec. 13 preseason game played in Jackson. More...

Schools

Brookdale cuts staff in face of financial crisis

The Brookdale Community College board of trustees voted 11-1 to approve the president’s proposal for a reduction in force that eliminates 47 positions at the college. The action, which was taken at the board’s Dec. More...

Program stresses role of male figures in student success

LITTLE SILVER — Studies show that the influence of a paternal figure in a young man’s life encourages them to do well both academically and in their personal lives. The Fatherhood Initiative Program, held Dec. More...

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Visitors take an old-fashioned carriage ride through the downtown, a holiday tradition in Red Bank. More...

Interfaith families embrace holidays

Kelli and Pat Antonucci of Monroe used to joke when people would ask what religion their daughters practiced. “We would say ‘confused,’ ” Kelli Antonucci said. More...

Grants will fund restoration of storm-ravaged historic sites

Historic sites in Shrewsbury, Long Branch and Middletown that sustained damage during superstorm Sandy have been awarded grants to fund restoration projects. More...

Jewish federations will merge to expand outreach, services

Two major Jewish organizations in Middlesex and Monmouth counties have announced a landmark merger agreement that will establish the Jewish Federation of Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, effective Jan. 1. More...

Sea Bright church to provide temporary home for library

SEA BRIGHT — The J.W. Ross Cultural Arts Center/Library will use the Sea Bright United Methodist Church as a temporary home until a permanent facility is constructed. More...

Bulletin Board

Enjoy turkey dinner, company on Christmas

First Baptist Church in Red Bank will serve a hot, full-course Christmas Day turkey dinner with all the fixings from 12-2 p.m. at 84 Maple Ave. There is no charge, and all are welcome, especially those who would like company. More...

Deadline for student essay contest is Jan. 16

Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (RMonmouth) is inviting students in grades 6- 8 to participate in her third annual Honor Our Veterans contest. Entries must be submitted to her office by Jan. 16. More...

Event to support high school programs

The Rumson-Fair Haven High School Foundation will hold its Après Ski winter fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. Jan. 24, at the Knights of Columbus’ facility at 200 Fair Haven Road, Fair Haven. More...

Letters

Monmouth should follow Middlesex’s lead

I am writing about what Monmouth County is doing to compensate for the recent cuts by the state of New Jersey for women’s health care programs. More...

Arts / Zest

Red Bank to honor jazz aficionado Gatta

RED BANK — A man described by borough officials as a fixture in the west side community is set to be memorialized at the unnamed pocket park on the corner of Shrewsbury Avenue and Drs. James Parker Blvd. More...

Two River Theater continues to embrace Latino community

RED BANK — When Latino characters are portrayed in the arts, they are too frequently portrayed as maids, janitors, gardeners or as gang members, according to Two River Theater collaborator Jerry Ruiz. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Warshauer Electric Supply, an electrical distributor based in Tinton Falls, received the Bronze Eagle Award from Siemens. More...

Livoti’s honors Jewish community

MARLBORO — In celebration of Hanukkah and the local Jewish community, Livoti’s Old World Market in Marlboro Plaza, Route 9, is displaying a 5-foot-tall menorah in the store. More...

RE/MAX celebrates 20 years of education

The industry-leading education platform for RE/MAX Affiliates, now known as RE/MAX University (RU), celebrates 20 years of providing training that can be traced back to the introduction of the RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN). RSN launched Nov. More...