April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Red Bank to appoint new library board

The mayor and council announced plans to appoint new members to the Red Bank Public Library board of trustees during a special meeting on April 16, replacing six members who resigned en masse on April 12. More...

Middletown unveils new emergency command center

MIDDLETOWN — In the wake of superstorm Sandy, township officials and emergency response coordinators huddled in a moderately sized conference room in Town Hall, sometimes for days on end. More...

McLoone’s Rum Runner to return to Sea Bright

SEA BRIGHT — McLoone’s Rum Runner, a Shore icon and the flagship of a growing string of McLoone’s restaurants, will be rebuilt more in tune with its riverside location in Sea Bright. More...

Funding supports behavioral-health screenings for those affected by Sandy

The Christie administration has announced $4 million for behavioralhealth screenings for residents impacted by superstorm Sandy. More...

Film shows work as path to adulthood

For Nicholas, holding down a job at the East Brunswick Stop & Shop is a huge opportunity that has boosted his selfesteem and propelled him into adulthood. More...

Home projects perfect for spring

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter.While some homes make it through winter unscathed, the harsh weat More...

Create an outdoor retreat with the help of The Stone Gallery

The Stone Gallery at Seaside Materials is positively a can’t-miss opportunity when designing and building your dream home.Vision and clarity is what you should expect upon entering The Stone Gallery. More...

Artists wanted for Canterbury Art Show

RUMSON — St. More...

Group moves to Fair Haven, seeks members

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), an Irish Catholic fraternal organization also known as the AOH Monmouth County Division 1, has relocated to the Fair Haven area. The AOH, which was previously located in Long Branch, is seeking new members. More...

Volunteers needed to assist victims of sexual violence

180 Turning Lives Around, a private nonprofit organization 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 dedicat More...

Bill seeks to clarify use of high beams

An issue regarding a person’s First Amendment rights on New Jersey roads is making its way into the halls of the State House, as a local lawmaker wants to decriminalize the use of a vehicle’s headlights as a means of warning drivers that More...

April benefit concert initiated by student

The Rumson Country Day School (RCDS) will host a Students Rock Out for Sandy Ground concert from 2-4 p.m. April 27 at the school’s Blake Gymnasium, 35 Bellevue Ave., Rumson. More...

Tomorrow's hottest old cars

A leading classic car insurer looks into its crystal ball to predict which of today’s new vehicles could become valued collectibles down the road

A s they say, hindsight is 20- 20, particularly when it comes to collectibles. More...

Opinion

Photo

A sand castle greets visitors at Bradley Beach on April 10. More...

Sports

Arriving at Monmouth Park

The Stable Area at Monmouth Park in Oceanport opened its doors on April 12, and the first arrivals were from the barn of trainer Henry Carroll, including Trish’s Wish guided off the van by Davi More...

Bulldogs ready to compete again for boys lacrosse titles

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN W ith six wins in as many matches, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s boys lacrosse team appears set to again challenge for the Shore Conference crown and the NJSIAA South Jersey Group I title. More...

Caseys, Falcons take first at Husky Relays in Matawan

Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School and Monmouth Regional High School captured championships at Matawan Regional High School’s Husky Relays on April 12. More...

Business

BUSINESS BRIEFS

BMW of North America announced that Circle BMW of Eatontown received a 2014 Center of Excellence award based on its 2013 performance. This is the dealership’s third award. More...

Davis Realtors opens Monmouth County office in Ocean Township

Davis Realtors is now open on Route 35 in Ocean Township, Monmouth County. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Bernadette Ruegg and Louis Ventre, sales associates with Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate’s Shrewsbury office, were awarded Associates of the Month for February 2014. More...

Basie screens heavy metal documentary

RED BANK -- The Count Basie Theatre will host a screening of the documentary “As the Palaces Burn” Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. More...

Little League celebrates milestone

For 75 years, wherever there has been a boy with a bat, a glove, a ball and a dream, there has been Little League baseball. This year marks a special anniversary for Little League, which began in 1939 in Williamsport, Pa. More...

Egg-cellent adventure

Top: A helicopter makes a second pass to drop off more Easter eggs at the Bethel Church Easter Egg Drop held at the Monmouth Executive Airport in Wall Township on April 12. Above: A helicopter passes behind the Easter Bunny at the egg drop. More...

Reservoir ready for visitors

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...

Artists wanted for art show

LONG BRANCH — The 16th edition of Art in the Park will return to West End Park in Long Branch on May 25. The annual event transforms the corner of Ocean and Brighton avenues into a juried art-andcrafts fair. More...

Thomas Jefferson High School seeking alumni

The class of 1964 of Thomas Jefferson High School, Brooklyn, N.Y., is searching for alumni to form a 50th reunion in the New York area. Details will be announced at a later date. More...

Conservatory to hold 50th anniversary gala

The Monmouth Conservatory of Music will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Kick-Off Concert and Dinner Gala from 4- 8 p.m. April 27 at the Rumson Country Club, 163 Rumson Road, Rumson. More...

Cost-effective fencing options

Fencing serves many purposes. Some homeowners erect a fence for privacy, while others do so to contain pets and children. More...

Mike Pantina Landscaping can create a dreamscape paradise

Why chance one of your most valuable possessions, your home, to a nonprofessional? More...

Conrad Smith Nursery is a one-of-a-kind garden center

Conrad Smith Nursery is a thirdgeneration, family owned garden center that still prides itself with personalized customer service. More...

Sandy victims can get free counseling

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is providing free counseling for all individuals who were affected by superstorm Sandy and are experiencing symptoms and signs of trauma. More...

Monmouth County freeholders adopt $480.9 million budget

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has adopted a $480.9 million budget for 2014. The budget holds the amount to be raised by taxation flat for the fourth year in a row, according to a press release. More...

Historic house will be home to maritime heritage group

RED BANK — After working for the past 15 years to preserve and promote the historical legacy of the Navesink River, the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association (NMHA) has set its sights on another local landmark: Middletown’s Grover House. More...

Festival to offer taste of Spain

Residents of central New Jersey will get to experience the feel of Spain’s traditional April festival when Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents its second annual Feria de Sevilla this month at Parker Press Park, Rahway Avenue. More...

Columns

How to avoid pet medication toxicity

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...

Q&A

Trailing trailers

Q: During a recent trip to Florida, we were almost in a horrible wreck when the pickup in front of us, going about 50 miles an hour, swerved and the trailer he was hauling came unattached. More...

Letters

New Jersey youth need to learn their history

Since I graduated college in 1974, I have always believed education makes a difference in both our communities and with our youth. More...

Guidelines needed for overdose drug policy

With news outlets reporting daily about New Jersey’s escalating heroin epidemic and resulting increase in overdose deaths, we commend Gov. More...

Arts / Zest

Exhibit seeks to redefine the ‘selfie’

Gallery 135 will host a multimedia exhibit of self-portraits, selfies and Vines. “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” will open at 7 p.m. April 25 at 135 Monmouth St., Red Bank. More...