July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Red Bank Dog Days

The dog days of summer are here and Red Bank is giving man’s best friends their day. Dog owners brought best friends to Monmouth Street July 22 for Red Bank Dog Days. Monmouth Street was closed to traffic so that dogs and owners can socialize. More...

Condition of vacant properties a concern in Sea Bright

SEA BRIGHT — The condition of 13 abandoned and vacant properties in the borough was the topic of discussion at a recent Borough Council workshop meeting. More...

Sandy Hook to Long Island swim calls attention to ocean protection

SANDY HOOK — A lone swimmer took on an historic long-distance ocean marathon, dodging through shipping channels and swimming past humpback whales and other marine life whose habitat she is trying to protect. More...

Festival to celebrate Cuban culture

RED BANK — Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, has announced the lineup for its fifth annual Crossing Borders Festival, which will run from Aug. More...

Fun at the Middlesex County Fair

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For 77 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun. More...

Opinion

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A ride is framed by trees at the Monmouth County Fair, Freehold Township, July 23. More...

Entertainment

Being funny is all in the family for the Gaffigans

The life and times of Jim and Jeannie

“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” airing Wednesdays on TV Land, stars comedian Jim Gaffigan as a fictionalized version of himself — a food- and nap-loving devoted father of five, who is raising his brood of fair-haired kids in a two-bedroom More...

See, mom, all that video game playing can pay off

In theaters now

Who would have thought that footage of the 1982 World Video Game Championships would incite an extraterrestrial attack today? That, my friends, is the war we wage in the new film Pixels. More...

Five radio disc jockeys who rocked our socks off

With so much music out there to listen to, it always helps to have a good navigator. Such is the radio disc jockey, or DJ. And through the decades, a few are remembered as the ones who introduced America to its greatest hits. More...

Schools

Additional charges for former Monmouth Regional teacher

A former Monmouth Regional High School teacher was charged on July 24 with having sexual contact with a second student. More...

Libraries thrive amid changes in digital age

Those who thought libraries might one day be obsolete have had to think again. No longer just a place to borrow books, libraries have evolved into hubs of activity that serve myriad needs of patrons. More...

Fair Haven to create haven for bicyclists

After months of discussion, local municipalities and the Monmouth County Freeholders are working together to create a network of bicycle/pedestrian lanes along county roads. More...

Planned sale of county care centers will be discussed at public hearings

Public hearings concerning the proposed sale of two Monmouth County care centers are scheduled for August. One care center is in Freehold Township and one care center is in Wall Township. More...

Bids sought for design of Belle Haven

RED BANK – The borough is moving forward with plans to provide a play area for children living on the west side. More...

Childhood poverty on the rise, according to national report

A report detailing levels of childhood poverty nationally and statewide found more children are growing up impoverished than were following the 2008 financial crisis. More...

Ocean Mile Swim

Top left: Swimmers board a bus that will take them to the starting point of the Andy-Rooney Sea Bright Ocean Mile Swim on July 26, which was held for the first time since 2006. Above: Dr. More...

At Spanish American Festival in Keyport, everyone is family

KEYPORT — The Spanish American Club will host its 17th annual Spanish American Festival, an event that celebrates Latin American culture with the entire community. More...

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Oceanport United Methodist Church will host a Peach Festival from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 19 at 50 Main St., Oceanport. The event will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade salads and peach shortcake. Tickets are $9 and include dinner and dessert. More...

‘Hats and Horses’ slated at racetrack

The New Jersey Federation of Republican Women (NJFRW) will hold a “Hats and Horses: A Day at the Races” at noon Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park Racetrack, 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport. More...

Army’s 2nd Infantry Division reunion set

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time for its 94th annual reunion. This year’s reunion is scheduled for Sept. 22-26 in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Sports

Winding up

Tinton Falls Little League Junior League pitcher Tyler Riccardi winds up for a pitch to a Two Rivers West batter during the July 22 District 19 tournament game played in Tinton Falls. More...

Matrix to play for a spot in the AAABA National Tournament

The New Brunswick Matrix will take on the New York City League champions beginning Aug. More...

Record crowd expected to greet American Pharoah for Haskell

Since breaking the 37-year-old Triple Crown curse with his wire-to-wire win at the Belmont Stakes June 13, American Pharoah has become an American folk hero. More...

Letters

State budget funds for those with disabilities

Balancing a state budget is no easy task and it can be particularly challenging in a state like New Jersey that boasts a diverse population of residents, a wide spectrum of industries and a varied geographic makeup. More...

Business

Today’s new cars, tomorrow’s collectibles

Check out the current models that astute investors should buy and hold for maximum appreciation down the road

While it’s difficult to predict which new vehicles will someday become treasured collectible cars, the valuation experts at classic-car insurer Hagerty in Traverse City, Mich., have shaken their Magic 8-Balls and complied their annual “Ho More...

What’s the flow?

Q&A with Sharon Peters

Q: They’re constructing a new intersection and traffic flow setup at the highway that intersects the interstate. It’s called a diverging diamond interchange. More...