January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local dogs have their play at ‘Puppy Bowl XI’

Football fans across the country are going to have a “ruff” time choosing which team to root for on Super Bowl Sunday. The competition, however, has nothing to do with the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks. More...

Holmdel church aids in rebuilding of shrine in N.Y.

HOLMDEL — Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church is helping to raise funds for the $38 million reconstruction of a house of worship destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York City. More...

Decade-long effort pays off for food pantry

For 10 years, the Keyport Ministerium Food Pantry has sought donations and grants with the goal of constructing a building of its own. After scrimping, saving and searching, the Ministerium is set to cut the ribbon Jan. 24 on the O.O. More...

County study will guide future of Oceanic Bridge

Monmouth County will receive $600,000 in federal funding to conduct a study of the Oceanic Bridge and determine its future rehabilitation or replacement. More...

Opinion

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Marie Sill, 6, creates a popcorn craft during the National Popcorn Day event held at the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore program activity center in Howell on Jan. 18. More...

Mark Twain, 19th-century techie, sought phonograph to dictate tale

YOUR TURN

Mark Twain’s novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” will be 125 years old this month. Twain wrote it over a three-year period in the late 1880s, just at the time Thomas A. More...

Letters

Bills would promote endless hunting

Do you believe wild animals deserve a day of rest — a day when they cannot be hunted? Currently, New Jersey prohibits hunting on public lands on Sundays, but if state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos Jr. (R-Monmouth) has his way, that would change. More...

Expand access to women’s health care

This month is the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision giving women access to abortion and the power to make their own health care decisions. More...

Arts / Zest

One-woman show highlights Rumson’s eccentricities

Siobhan Fallon Hogan’s father warned her when she moved to Rumson that it was a different lifestyle from her humble upbringing in upstate New York. More...

18th annual Deep Cut Winter Show

TOP PICK

The 18th annual Deep Cut Orchid Society Winter Show returns to the Dearborn Market, Route 35, Holmdel, Feb. 5-8. More...

Sweet time in store at Chocolate and Wine Festival

With Valentine’s Day approaching, more than 1,000 people are expected to snack on truffles and sip some port during Greater Media Newspapers’ Chocolate and Wine Festival. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. More...

Red Bank groups unite to support residents in need

The Community Collaborative of Red Bank was a driving force throughout the borough, even before the group officially had a name. “We actually came together without a name or identification,” said the Rev. More...

Sea Bright seeks plan to handle storm debris

SEA BRIGHT — Borough officials are taking steps to implement a full-scale debris management plan in the event of another major storm. Borough Council members voted unanimously Jan. More...

Local steps can address threats to ocean life

Changes at the local level could avert the dire consequences of activities such as seafloor mining and seismic testing, which damage marine habitats and threaten the survival of oceanic species, according to a new study. More...

Score a touchdown for Lunch Break during ‘Super Bowl Souper Bowl’

RED BANK — Lunch Break is asking supporters to contribute to its Super Bowl Souper Bowl, which will provide meals for families in need. More...

Bulletin Board

Chorus sets auditions for vocal scholarships

The Monmouth Civic Chorus will hold its annual vocal scholarship auditions, by appointment only, for New Jersey high school seniors planning to pursue higher education on Saturday, April 18, in Red Bank. More...

The Arc of Monmouth slates seminars for coming months

The Arc of Monmouth, at 1158 Wayside Road in Tinton Falls, has scheduled several seminars for families beginning in February. More...

Dancers can audition next month

The Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) is inviting dancers and actors to audition for its spring performances at 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 8 and 15 or 6 p.m. Feb. 5 and 12 at 10 Mechanic St., Red Bank. More...

Sports

Scoring chance

Middletown High School North’s Khristian Acosta moves the puck in front of the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School net during the Jan. 23 game played at Middletown Ice World. Middletown North went on to win the game, 12-3. More...

Red Bank’s McMahon is disciplined beyond the mat

Red Bank Regional High School’s Jack McMahon seems like a typical wrestler, albeit a very good one, but the unassuming junior has become a presence on and off the mats. More...

Rumson’s Iwama making most of final high school season

Marcus Iwama is making the most of his final season at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. The senior wrestler is undefeated with 15 wins through Jan. 25. He took first place at 145 pounds in the Caldwell Tournament earlier this season. More...

Schools

Brookdale reorganizes administration, services

MIDDLETOWN — A streamlined Brookdale Community College is realigning academics and student services to foster the success of current and future students. More...

Business

Stop-start engines

A growing number of cars are coming equipped with a “stop-start” system that automatically depowers the engine while sitting at a stop sign or at idle to save fuel. More...

Park smarts

Q&A with Sharon Peters

In a recent column I discouraged people from parking in the nether reaches of parking lots (even during the day) because of conversations with police officers who said such areas are Petri dishes of do-itand run damage. More...