October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Two years after Sandy, recovery is decidedly a work in progress

Two years after superstorm Sandy pounded the Jersey Shore, local officials say progress is being made, but it will be years — some say as many as a decade — before towns are fully recovered. More...

Judge again rejects legal sports betting

Monmouth Park officials and sports betting enthusiasts are hoping a federal judge reverses his field and allows the state to proceed with sports betting. More...

Water rates make a splash late in campaign season

RED BANK — The borough’s water and sewer rates, and the cancellation of a Borough Council meeting, have become hot issues among Republicans and Democrats in the run up to the Nov. 4 municipal election. More...

Community comes out in support of historic house

RED BANK — A mission to preserve one of the borough’s most historically significant properties was the focus of an Oct. 24 fundraising event. More...

Presentation on first local settlers slated

The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is sponsoring the presentation, “From Gravesend to Grover House: A Documentary Video,” by Charles Ladoulis, 8-9 p.m. Nov. 5 at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 2 Bay Ave., Highlands. More...

Library foundation to hold wine tasting

The Foundation for the Red Bank Public Library will hold its second annual wine tasting benefit from 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 W. Front St., Red Bank. More...

Hospital undertakes energy-saving project

RED BANK — Riverview Medical Center has successfully completed an energy conservation plan. More...

School receives national honor

Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township, has been selected as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for 2014. More...

History organization to host Nov. 3 meeting

The New Jersey Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Shrewsbury Towne- Monmouth Chapter will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Shrewsbury Historic Society building located at 419 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury. More...

Student magazines honored by literary associations

TINTON FALLS — Ranney School’s Middle and Upper School literary magazines recently earned national recognition. More...

They don’t call it ‘speed’ for nothing

Few may be able to afford a Bentley, but those having unlimited funds could do worse than spend around $250,000 to drive one of the quickest luxury cars on the planet.

We don’t usually get the chance to review cars that cost as much as a threebedroom house in many parts of the country. More...

Opinion

Photo

View from the bridge at Oakford Lake, downtown New Egypt. More...

Sports

Area football teams improve positions in playoff races

The Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School, Rumson- Fair Haven Regional High School and Shore Regional High School football teams are all coming off big wins that helped improve their respective positions in the races for state sectional playoff berths. More...

Brookdale women’s soccer team earns top seed in Region 19

The Brookdale Community College women’s soccer team has done everything head coach Kate Miller has expected. “I am pleased with what these girls have done,” she said. More...

Caseys’ girls harriers impressive in defending county title

Rob DeFilippis is excited about the remainder of the 2014 cross-country season. His Red Bank Catholic (RBC) High School girls may be the top-ranked cross-country team in the state, but they had, in his mind, yet to run a complete race this season. More...

Schools

Red Bank student helps peers develop life skills

LITTLE SILVER — Jorge Benavides’ philosophy in life is to grab any opportunity presented to him. So far, it has been serving him well. More...

Work of psychics conjures spirited debate

Roughly one year ago, Heather Saracen was going through a particularly rough patch in her life. More...

Sandy changed county, local disaster planning

The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has released a draft of its Hazard Mitigation Plan, which identifies projects that would make the county’s 53 municipalities less vulnerable to storms and natural disasters. More...

Greater Media chairman lauded for radio leadership

A lways at the forefront of his industry, Greater Media’s CEO has been recognized for his role in electronic media. More...

International Day

From top: Kaeona Jackson, left to right, Vridana Cielo, Camila Quiteno and Yoselin Plazas, fourth-grade students at the Red Bank Charter School, perform a short skit on Somalia as part of the school’s 11th annual International Day on Oct. 23. More...

GOP, Libertarian candidates challenge Pallone on Nov. 4

LONG BRANCH — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) is hoping to withstand a challenge from Republican and Libertarian candidates in next week’s general election. More...

Funds distributed to local nonprofits

OCEANPORT — The Monmouth Park Charity Fund held its 67th annual Distribution of Funds Tea on Sept. 24 at the Monmouth Park Racetrack. More...

One Book, One Community programs set at local libraries

Local branches of the Monmouth County Library will hold special children’s programs in November as part of this year’s One Book, One Community program. More...

‘Others People’s Money’ play features local acts

The Edison Valley Playhouse will present “Other People’s Money” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 8. Come and see the drama that inspired the 1991 movie starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck and Penelope Ann Miller. More...

Mental-health group schedules fundraiser

The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) will hold a Fall Celebracíon, Viva La Vida: Celebrate Life 7-11 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Raven and the Peach restaurant, 740 River Road, Fair Haven. More...

County park system slates fall craft show

TINTON FALLS — The Monmouth County Park System will host its Fall Craft Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, 2566 Guam Lane, Tinton Falls. More...

‘Love and Intrigue’ at Rutgers

Ferdinand von Walters and Luise Miller are young and in love — and if only they were of the same social class, their story might end happily ever after. More...

Columns

Q&A

Parking lot crashes

Q: I read an article recently about airbags not deploying when they ought to have deployed. More...

Obituaries

Peter Stephen Onulak

Mr. Onulak, 53, of Allenwood, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Peter was born and raised in Metuchen and lived in Fair Haven prior to moving to Wall in 1998. More...

Letters

Open space benefits all residents

Here at NY/NJ Baykeeper, we work to conserve open space to make sure all communities have parks and recreational areas right in their backyard. More...

Candidates will uphold standards

President John F. Kennedy said the “ultimate answer to ethical problems in government is honest people in a good ethical environment.” He added that ethical conduct “must be followed not only in reality, but in appearance.” More...

Campaigns reveal candidates’ differences

A s I continue to read about the public confrontations by Larry Luttrell — a candidate for the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in the upcoming election — I feel compelled to ask the following questions: What happened to civili More...

Arts / Zest

Mudslingers Pottery hosts art show, sale

The Mudslingers Pottery Art Show & Sale returns for its 17th year 1-6 p.m. Nov. 9. The show is hosted by award-winning potter Lauren Bellero at her home studio at 39 Leroy Place, Red Bank. More...

Business

Waterfront estate dazzles in Fair Haven

With panoramic views of the Navesink River, 78 Pine Cove Road, Fair Haven, boasts more than 200 feet of a private waterfront beach, creating an ideal oasis for homeowners and guests alike. Listed by Gloria Nilson & Co. More...

Weichert Workforce Mobility named Relocation Management Company of the Year

Weichert Workforce Mobility, one of the world’s leading providers of global talent deployment solutions, was named Relocation Management Company (RMC) of the Year during the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA) ceremony held in Orla More...