April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Food banks expand arsenal in war on hunger

Those involved with food banks across central New Jersey are working to alleviate hunger, a persistent problem plaguing families and individuals across the state. More...

‘Running and Winning’ targets gender gap in government

A group of local women in government is working with high school students to close the gender gap in governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels. More...

State park to host history fair

An opportunity to learn about New Jersey’s history is coming to Battlefield State Park, Route 33, Manalapan. More...

Republicans challenge Democrats for Red Bank council seats

RED BANK — Two seats are up for grabs on the Red Bank Borough Council, with two Republican candidates seeking to fill the seats currently occupied by longstanding Democratic councilmen. More...

N.J. Marathon places emphasis on youth fitness

As the popularity of the New Jersey Marathon grows, race officials hope to get more youngsters involved. More...

Weeknight activities the whole family can enjoy

Many families have their own routines on weeknights. More...

Opinion

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Softball season is in full swing in central New Jersey. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Rafael Quezada

Dr. Rafael Quezada of Shrewsbury passed away peacefully on March 25, 2015, at the age of 94 surrounded by his loving family. More...

Letters

Volunteer encourages joining Beach Sweep

Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweeps is an important event that I have had the distinct pleasure of volunteering for as a beach captain at Island Beach State Park during the last five years. More...

Arts / Zest

Rutgers Day

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Rutgers Day will welcome new additions this year, including a parade along College Avenue, displays about Rutgers’ participation in the Big Ten conference and health sciences programming on Busch Campus. The event takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Schools

There is plenty for children to do, see and learn in the area

KID ZONE

Check out these local businesses that cater to children and parents: More...

Questions to ask when looking for an afterschool program

Many of today’s working professionals grew up in single-income households where only one of their parents went to work each day. More...

School raises funds for pump project in Africa

RUMSON —Holy Cross School held a Cardboard Arcade Day fundraiser, which was hosted by the school’s fourth-grade students. More...

Bulletin Board

- Theater slates special events along with playTwo River Theater at 21 Bridge Ave. is presenting “Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine” through May 3. More...

Bon Jovi helps launch resource center for needy

Jon Bon Jovi is taking his efforts to serve those in need in central New Jersey a step further. More...

Proposals reimagine Marine Park

Three proposals submitted to Red Bank offer different takes on how best to replace the crumbling clay tennis courts at the borough’s riverfront Marine Park. More...

Beach cleanup report targets ocean pollution

SANDY HOOK — Ocean advocates are hoping the 315,000 pieces of litter and debris collected during a pair of statewide beach cleanups in 2014 can serve as an educational tool for the public. More...

Local nonprofits recognized with New Jersey Heroes grants

A local nonprofit that provides books to atrisk children and an initiative that promotes breast cancer awareness through school-based programs are among the recipients of 2015 New Jersey Heroes grants. More...

Tinton Falls seeds second community garden

TINTON FALLS — Following the success of the borough’s first community garden, a second garden is expected to be tilled, planted and in bloom this summer. More...

Encourage a love of physical activity in youngsters

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, children and adolescents should engage in physical activity for 60 minutes or more each day.While fulfilling those requirements might not have been a problem for kids who grew up More...

Bulletin Board

Food tasting to support mentoring programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties (BBBSMMC) will hold its 16th annual Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting from 6:30-9 p.m. May 7 at Buona Sera, 50 Maple Ave., Red Bank. More...

Wine, tapas benefit scheduled for April 25

The Latino American Association of Monmouth will present a wine-tasting event 3:30-7 p.m. April 25 at the private residence of Marta and Michael Silverberg in Fair Haven. Proceeds will be used for student scholarships. More...

Oceanport Garden Club to host April 23 meeting

The Oceanport Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. April 23 at the recreation building at Blackberry Bay Park on Port Au Peck Avenue, Oceanport. More...

Sports

Searching upfield

Long Branch High School’s Joseph Jasio (26) tries to elude Ocean Township High School’s Joey Appio during the April 15 game played in Oakhurst. The once-beaten Spartans beat the Green Wave, 19-0. More...

Lady Buccaneers show promise as youth, experience mix

The Red Bank Regional High School girls lacrosse team is counting on a young roster this season as the Lady Buccaneers look to make some noise in a competitive division. More...

Lancers softball team hasn’t missed a beat this spring

Not much fazes the St. John Vianney High School softball team these days. The Lancers played their closest game of the season April 18 against St. Joseph bythe Sea (Staten Island, New York), and that matchup still ended in a shutout, 4-0. St. More...

Business

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates added 43 new offices in 2014

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc., the franchise division of Weichert, Realtors, continued its rapid nationwide growth in 2014, including the opening of its first office in Nevada. More...

Coldwell Banker named Platinum Award winner by Cartus Broker Network

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network. More...

23rd annual Central Jersey RV Show and Food Drive to be held April 24-26

The 23rd Annual Central Jersey RV Show once again expects to draw a record crowd in addition to collecting a record amount of food donations. More...