February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Saturday

Close to 1,000 people attended a Chocolate and Wine event sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road in West Long Branch, last weekend. More...

Mayor boasts bike lanes, new park in Fair Haven

FAIR HAVEN - Plans continue to get underway to establish dedicated bicycle/pedestrian lanes throughout several municipalities in Monmouth County. More...

Teacher scores high in recovery from brain tumor surgery

Matthew Marciano, a 35-year-old teacher at Long Valley Middle School in Washington Township, lives in a world of scores: the scores his eighth-grade social studies students will give him, the scores they will get on their tests, his golf score &mdash More...

Sports

Gindi, Riley win indoor titles at Shore Conference meet

Elliot Gindi has established himself as one of the best distance runners in the state. More...

Brookdale men’s basketball team ready for stretch run

The 2015-16 men’s basketball season has come down to the stretch run for Brookdale Community College. More...

Spartans capture Monmouth County girls’ bowling title

After finishing third in the qualifying round, Ocean Township High School’s girls’ bowling team defeated both second-place Howell High School and first-place Freehold Township High School to claim the Monmouth County championship Jan. More...

Gun sales up in the Garden State

Gun dealers are doing brisk business in the Garden State, where stringent gun laws require thorough background checks for the right to own a firearm. More...

Red Bank panel slams charter school expansion

After investigating the proposed expansion of the Red Bank Charter School, a Blue Ribbon Commission that was appointed by the mayor concluded that the expansion would have negative effects on taxpayers and students. More...

Oceanport mayor preaches patience with fort development

Newly minted Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey III said he wants the economy to dictate how Fort Monmouth is developed. More...

State your age, weight and heart health ...

Gaining weight is especially dangerous as people age, and the effects on the heart can be devastating

Many think it’s just natural to put on weight as one ages, but some health experts say it may be the worst time in a person’s life to put on weight and get out of shape. Yet unfortunately, more and more seniors are becoming obese. More...

Nureyev’s Eyes

TOP PICK

George Street Playhouse has announced the cast of David Rush’s Nureyev’s Eyes, which runs through Feb. 21 at the New Brunswick theatre. More...

Bulletin Board

Artwork sought for GardenWalk contest

Artists are invited to submit original artwork, in all forms of media, for the fifth annual Keyport GardenWalk Art Contest. Submissions must be received by March 1. Entries will be judged by a nonpartisan panel of art and graphics professionals. More...

County Softball recruiting players

The Monmouth County Senior Softball League has announced that it has several teams in its 50-and-over division and 60-and-over division that will be recruiting new players for the upcoming 2016 slow pitch softball season. More...

Pajama Day held at Tower Hill School

Tower Hill School completed its annual Christmas collection for underprivileged children. Nearly 100 new books and pajamas were donated by the school and students to the Pajama Program. More...

Business

Weichert executives named to 2015/2016 Swanepoel Power 200

Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors, and Martin J. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Mario Venancio, a sales associate for more than two decades with Gloria Nilson & Co. More...

Best cars for bad weather

Here’s a look at the cars and crossovers that can handle the worst Mother Nature can throw at them

Winter can be an exhausting time of the year depending on where one lives, with even the shortest automotive excursions being fraught with peril from ice and snow. More...