July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sea Bright waits for ambulance payback

The Sea Bright Fire Department owes the municipality more than $100,000 for an ambulance purchased following superstorm Sandy, according to a borough official. More...

County fair has humble beginnings

Local county fairs may seem modern, with their theme park-like rides and fried everything. But their roots date back more than a century. The Monmouth County Fair was first held more than 150 years ago. More...

Middletown asks state for payout relief

Faced with substantial expenses for compensation of unused sick time to municipal employees this year, the Middletown Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution last week urging the state Legislature to eliminate or cap the dollar amount of More...

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Yellow daisies add sparkle to a summer day. More...

City confirms talks on sale of Pier Village

REGIONAL INTEREST

Pier Village, the city’s most recognizable redevelopment project, may be changing hands by the end of summer. More...

Lincroft school collects ‘Bundles for Babies’

Students from Lincroft’s Saint Leo the Great School’s Community, Action, Leo, Lions (C.A.L.L.) club hosted a “Bundles for Babies” drive and dress-down day to support the local Birthright organization in Red Bank. More...

Preventative care important for pets

A ccording to a 2011 Bayer Veterinary Care Usage study, companion animal veterinary visits have been declining over the past several years. More...

Latino history being preserved

FREEHOLD — The Latino Coalition has announced it will donate thousands of documents to the Monmouth County Historical Association as part of an effort to preserve the histories of the many Latino communities in the county, according to Frank Ar More...

JCP&L maintains list of customers relying on life support equipment

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is reminding customers who use electronically operated life support equipment or who depend on private well water to register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to the More...

Rumson parade raises $20,000 for charities

The second annual Rumson St. More...

Lamia succeeds Murphy on Sea Bright council

SEA BRIGHT — Newly named Councilman John Lamia Jr. took his seat a few months earlier than expected as the successor to Read Murphy, who resigned from the Borough Council effective July 1. More...

Monmouth County Fair promises fun for all

The Monmouth County Fair will be held July 23-27 at the East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road, Freehold Township. More...

Letters

State needs to keep water safe

The toxic waste of fracking is a serious concern, hidden from the public by exemptions to the Safe Water Drinking Act and chemical disclosure rules. More...

Common Core tramples on the Constitution

The oath of office for an elected Board of Education member in New Jersey reads like this: “I (name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Jersey, and th More...

Arts / Zest

Local artists showcase nature-inspired works

A n exhibit of paintings by Red Bank artists Katie Anne Stone and Eileen Kennedy is on view at the Art Alliance of Monmouth County in Red Bank. More...

Women build hope one house at a time

Female volunteers hammered nails into pieces of wood, climbed ladders to build a roof and even reconstructed hope — all for a Sea Bright woman who lost her home in superstorm Sandy. More...

County fairs grounded in agricultural roots

A summer staple in central New Jersey, county fairs can be counted on for more than just food and fun. They offer a snapshot of the state’s agricultural past and a look at the artistic talents of local residents. More...

Plan for park at incinerator site may be years away

RED BANK — A new park planned for the former incinerator site on West Sunset Avenue will take five to 10 years to become a reality. More...

Volunteers needed to assist campers with muscular dystrophy

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is searching for 20 men to volunteer at its Summer Camp for one week in August. The camp will be held Aug. 16-22 at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick. More...

Red Bank Sidewalk Sale takes place July 25-27

Red Bank’s 60th annual Sidewalk Sale will take place July 25-27. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. More...

Initiative launched to alleviate local hunger

Building on two years of partnership with local businesses at the Jersey Shore, the Rumson-based nonprofit group, Providing Hope, has announced the creation of its HOPE (Help, Options, Pathways and Encouragement) for Hunger Business Alliance. More...

New resource center offers outreach to Sandy victims

While so much has been accomplished and rebuilt in the 20 months following superstorm Sandy, there is still work to be done. More...

Grants for child care benefit families impacted by Sandy

The Christie administration announced that 43 child care facilities and 122 children using those services are benefiting from more than $300,000 in Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funding in superstorm Sandy-impacted counties. More...

Country music artists sought for drunken driving campaign

A country music project aims to bring awareness to the dangers of drunken driving, and New Jersey artists are invited to get involved. More...

University elects new board officers

WEST LONG BRANCH — Monmouth University’s Board of Trustees elected Henry D. Mercer III, of Locust, to serve as its chair, effective July 1. More...

Red Bank seeks grant to pave pathway to primary school

RED BANK — The borough is seeking grant funds to provide a safe path for students walking to the Red Bank Primary School At the July 9 meeting, the Borough Council authorized Borough Engineer Christine Ballard of T&M Associates to submit an More...

Seining offered at waterfront park

PORT MONMOUTH — Discover the fish, crabs and other creatures that live in the bay by joining park system naturalists for an hour of free seining at Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth. More...

‘Island Nights’ benefit scheduled for July 26

Aslan Youth Ministries will host its 15th annual “Island Nights” fundraiser from 5-11 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Rumson Country Club, 163 Rumson Road, Rumson. More...

Navesink group slates fundraising gala

RED BANK — The Navesink Business Group (NBG) has announced that its Waves of Support fundraising gala, “A Taste of Broadway on the Promenade” will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Molly Pitcher Inn, 88 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. More...

Sports

A football classic

St. John Vianney High School’s Bill DeMato, playing quarterback for the Monmouth County all-stars, tries to run a play during the U.S. More...

Red Bank Indians capture league title going perfect 14-0

When he wasn’t working in his office at Red Bank Regional High School, Del Dal Pra was coaching Two River Little League’s Red Bank Indians to a 12U championship this summer. More...

Breen enters Encryption in Haskell invitational

For Monmouth Park’s crown jewel, the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, trainer Kelly Breen has elected to throw his horse’s hat into the Haskell ring, as he recently announced that Encryption will join the Grade 1 battle. More...

Business

Lithia’s acquisition of DCH ‘a good match’

With a deal in the works for South Amboy-based DCH Auto Group to be acquired by national auto retailer Lithia Motors, one local dealer expects the resulting impact to work “hand-in-glove.” More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across New Jersey have joined the fight against childhood cancer by partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. More...

Monmouth chamber awards scholarships

RED BANK — Nine scholarships were awarded by the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce (EMACC) Educational Foundation at a reception in the Two River Theater. More...