November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Chef brings passion for craft to kitchen

I t may be his passion for cooking great food that started Peter Morris on his path to a career as a restaurant chef, but it was his skill, talent and creativity that led him to win the Tri-State Food Expo Culinary Competition. More...

Blue Knights’ annual toy run lifts spirits of pediatric patients

LONG BRANCH — Members of the New Jersey Chapter of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club participated in an annual toy run to deliver gifts to the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. More...

Minion memories

I hope everyone is lucky enough to have a perfect moment at some point in his or her life. I’m talking about one of those moments that remain untouched in memory, no matter what happens. More...

Report: Changes needed to help at-risk families

Simple policy proposals such as a state child care tax credit or providing statefunded full-day preschool can go a long way to address the obstacles low-income families face daily, according to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. More...

Oceanport council to set fees for rental of boro properties

OCEANPORT — With the completion of the Blackberry Bay Park Pavilion, the Borough Council will begin allowing residents to rent the outdoor facility for parties and other events. The Borough Council voted Nov. More...

Opinion

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View of the Raritan River from the Driscoll Bridge, Middlesex County. More...

Sports

Big year for Shore soccer with two sectional titles

Shore Regional High School is having quite a year on the soccer field. The Shore Regional boys recently won their first state sectional title since 1998, while the Lady Blue Devils earned a shot at a group championship. More...

Brookdale women’s soccer team repeats as national champions

Marti Stewart was understandably nervous. A freshman at Brookdale Community College, she was joining the defending National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III championship women’s soccer team. More...

Caseys girls have strong run in state soccer sectionals

A fter a slow start, Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School’s girls soccer team rebounded to make its way to the finals of the NJSIAA Non-Public South Jersey A sectional tournament. More...

Schools

Ranney School kicks off N.J. VEX Robotics season

TINTON FALLS — The Ranney Middle and Upper School Robotics clubs traveled to North Brunswick Township High School for the kickoff event of the 2014-15 New Jersey VEX Robotics season. More...

Business

NAIOP seeks nominations for 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the commercial real estate development association, is now accepting nominations for the 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards. More...

RE/MAX named leading global franchise by Entrepreneur magazine

For the second consecutive year, RE/MAX has received the highest global ranking among real estate franchises by Entrepreneur magazine. More...

Weichert Corporate Housing names Marea Nathason national director of business development

Frank Palestrini, president of Weichert Corporate Housing, announces that Marea Nathanson, a nine-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as national director of business developme More...

Gasko’s open house to benefit injured teen

The annual winter carnival known as Gasko’s Christmas Open House will embrace the spirit of giving this year. More...

Work begins on Atlantic coastal plan

Stakeholders representing coastal states from Virginia to New York, along with state and federal agencies, are beginning the work of drafting a plan aimed at ensuring the long-term health of the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Grant to fund Sea Bright street improvements

SEA BRIGHT — The borough’s downtown will undergo a makeover thanks to a $1.29 million state grant. Mayor Dina Long announced during the Nov. More...

Holiday Express to light up hearts in downtown Red Bank

RED BANK — Santa Claus will make his grand return to Broad Street on Nov. 28 when Red Bank holds its annual lighting ceremony, made all the more magical by the annual Holiday Express concert. More...

Sea Bright mulls parking meters, mercantile fees

SEA BRIGHT — The Borough Council is considering installing computerized meters in municipal parking lots, where parking is currently free. More...

Dorothy Parker’s induction into N.J. shrine celebrated

LONG BRANCH — She was a poet, critic, crusader and a celebrated New Yorker. Now, after eight years of campaigning by her advocates, Dorothy Parker is a new addition to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. More...

JCP&L employees using apps to assess damage

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) crews will now use their smartphones and mobile computers to more efficiently assess damage to electrical systems and expedite power restoration efforts in the wake of major storm events. More...

Federal grant expands access to dental services

A federal grant will help expand access to dental services for low-income patients of the Dr. Barry D. Elbaum Dental Center, an affiliate of Monmouth Family Health Center on lower Broadway in Long Branch. More...

Bulletin Board

Carolers are sought to cheer up patients

Volunteers age 18 and older are needed to help sing Christmas carols at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. More...

‘Messiah and More’ concert set for Dec. 7

RED BANK — The Monmouth Civic Chorus will present the Christmas concert, “Messiah and More,” at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank. The concert will be led by Artistic Director Dr. More...

Legislators’ offices accept coat donations

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Letters

Legislator supports ‘Breakfast After the Bell’

Students who eat a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast tend to be healthier, have longer attention spans and are more likely to succeed in school. More...

Arts / Zest

Local comedian Vic DiBitetto prepares for breakout year

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In show business, it’s not “who you know,” but “who knows you.” At least, that seems to be the case for Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto, who, after 30 years of fighting in the trenches of stand-up comedy, has finally ma More...

A Musical Parade

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The Oasis Players will return to the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County at 2 p.m. Nov. 30. More...

Expressing the abstract

IN THE ARTS

Members of a “Lyrical Abstract Expressionism” class are exhibiting new works at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury. More...