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A get-together will take place on June 29 for Victoria Caetano, a brave teenager living with Spina Bifida, at 5 p.m. at Meadow Ridge Park on Ridge Road in Rumson. The community will come together to celebrate Victoria thriving – not just surviving. To register, visit www.victoria-strong.com

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They were new to town when Clem Lisitski and his wife, Tania, decided to venture out of their new financial office to spend the day drinking coffee, doing work and people-watching at a Danish cafe on the west side of Red Bank. It was at that cafe, years ago, when Clem was informed of a […]

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Charles “Chuck” Jones III Ed.D. will be honored by the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) at the 44th annual Garden Party on June 30. Dr. Jones will be celebrated for his commitment and service to MCHA. Jones became a trustee in 2013 and during his tenure spearhead innovative initiatives. As Chair of the Education Committee, […]

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In an ongoing effort to fight crime, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden has welcomed the newest team to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Sheriff’s Officer Doug Marino and K-9 Blue, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, graduated from New Jersey State Police K-9 Scent Class No. 34 on June 14 after 14 weeks of training […]

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Stating that “political discourse has become increasingly strident and vague as of late” and that “much political rancor throughout the state has resulted in a lack of focus on important issues,” the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has passed a “Contract with Monmouth County” that sets forth its “vision for governing and our blueprint for […]

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The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has introduced a bond ordinance that will, if adopted, provide additional funding for improvements at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center, Tinton Falls. The reclamation center accepts household waste and commercial waste from all 53 of the county’s municipalities, but it does not accept construction debris. The facility has been […]

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Two people have been charged in connection with a stabbing that occurred during the early morning hours of June 19 in Eatontown, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on June 21. Gramiccioni said Casey Ern, 29, of Cromwell, Conn., and Stephanie Tillman, 28, of Eatontown, have been charged with first degree attempted murder, first […]

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Members of the Eatontown Zoning Board of Adjustment have approved an application that proposed the construction of a 177-unit Brightview Senior Living facility on a vacant property at the southwest corner of Route 36 and Wyckoff Road. The building will include a three-story senior living congregate care and assisted living facility. During a meeting on […]

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EATONTOWN – A man who claims he is not an artist is seeking to transform six World War II era buildings on the Fort Monmouth property in Eatontown into an artistic hub he has described as “Woodstock without the pot.” Although Kenneth Schwartz, 67, said he does not create art, he said he has admired […]

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Monmouth County, together with the Human Services Advisory Council and nonprofit service organizations across the county, has launched Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services). Monmouth ACTS is described as a public-private initiative to promote and enhance access to human services. Its formation comes as a response to a Monmouth County Human Services Needs Assessment that […]

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RED BANK – What is that? That is the question residents and visitors have when they cross the intersection of South Bridge Avenue and Drs. James Parker Boulevard in Red Bank. In the center of the asymmetrical four-way intersection, a large yellow sun on a turquoise background has been painted. Municipal officials have said the […]

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 A closet and $150. Those were the essentials Dr. Seymour Seigler and Jack Needle were given in 1979 after the professors at Brookdale Community College began programs that would eventually lead to the creation of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education (Chhange). According to the organization’s website, “Chhange is a non-profit organization […]

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A not-so-secretive application to include a speakeasy and mixed-use space at 21-23 Broad St. has been approved by the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment. Testimony regarding 17 Broad Street Red Bank LLC’s application to incorporate a speakeasy, or retro-style jazz bar, a first floor “open market” and to convert the second and third floors […]

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The Murphy administration has denied several critical permits required to build Williams Transco’s Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. The project included the construction of 23 miles of fracked gas pipeline through the Raritan Bay and a compressor station, according to a June 5 press release. For almost three years, Food & Water Watch has been […]

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Proponents of medical marijuana sought to advance their cause with a musical performance during a recent appearance at a Middletown Township Committee meeting. During the public comment portion of a workshop meeting on June 3, several members of the public advocated for the legalization and use of medicinal cannabis to treat patients with certain ailments […]

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An Asbury Park man was sentenced to life in prison with an additional 20 years incarcerated for his role in the 2009 killing of Red Bank Middle School teacher Jonelle Melton who was found dead in her Neptune City apartment. Gregory A. Jean-Baptiste, 30, of Asbury Park, was also sentenced to life in a New […]

  FAIR HAVEN – A resident of Fair Haven has set a precedent for acting neighborly. “I think God places a burden on all of our hearts. John was there for me to take care of … There but for the grace of God go I,” June Maltais said in an interview on May 28. […]

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The Red Bank Borough Council has introduced a $22.96 million budget to fund the operation of the municipality in 2019. During a Red Bank Borough Council meeting on May 22, council President Erik Yngstrom, Councilwoman Kathy Horgan, Councilwoman Kate Triggiano, Councilman Michael Ballard, Councilman Hazim Yassin and Councilman Ed Zipprich voted “yes” without comment on […]

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New Jersey State Elks will hold a Youth Sports Tournament on June 24. Open to boys and girls ages 13-18. The bowling competition starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. at Sea Girt Lanes, 2106 Route 35, Sea Girt. The golf competition starts promptly at 7:30 a.m at Spring Meadow Golf Course, 4181 Atlantic Ave., Wall. The tennis […]

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The Raritan Native American Heritage Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 15 and 16, rain or shine, at the Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, in partnership with the Redhawk Native American Arts Council. Native American singers, dancers and artists from across the Americas will be performing. […]

RED BANK – A bond ordinance appropriating $3 million for capital improvements in Red Bank has been adopted by members of the Borough Council. On May 22, council members introduced an ordinance to appropriate funds to finance property improvements, street projects and redevelopment. Bonds or notes totaling $2.68 million would be issued and the borough […]

Municipalities in Monmouth County and central New Jersey are gearing up for the summer with a host of concerts, festivals and events that welcome people of all ages and from all communities. While some events require a paid admission, many events are offered to guests free of charge. From 6-9 p.m. each Saturday night in […]

Representatives from Brookdale Community College are available to assist students, parents and guardians in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at Brookdale and several community-based locations through June 29. Incoming and current college students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for financial aid. Financial aid assistance is available at all […]

EATONTOWN – The members of the Eatontown Borough Council have adopted a $26.25 million budget to fund the operation of the municipality in 2019. During a Borough Council meeting on May 22, council President Patricia May Kelly, Councilman Al Baginsky, Councilwoman Jasmine Story, Councilwoman Jennifer Sherrod, Councilman Gregory Loxton and Councilwoman Tonya Rivera voted “yes” […]

FAIR HAVEN – The Fair Haven Public Schools Board of Education has set the bill at $15.6 million for the total cost of a referendum that proposes the expansion of and renovations to the district’s two schools. “If we are given the keys to this, the (improvements) will be done competently, and done well,” Superintendent […]

Barbara Horl was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees by Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger at the board’s April 30 meeting. Horl, a Spring Lake resident, served as a legislative liaison for the New Jersey Department of State and aide to the Lieutenant Governor. Previously, Horl worked in the […]

TINTON FALLS – The Tinton Falls Borough Council has adopted a $26.47 million municipal budget for 2019. During a meeting on May 21, council President Gary Baldwin, Councilman John Manginelli, Councilman Brock Siebert, Councilman Christopher Pak and Councilwoman Nancyanne Fama voted to adopt the spending plan. A public hearing on the budget was held on […]

 Members of the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment have approved an application to convert a vacant building on Monmouth Street into a brewery and residential space.  The building was the former home of Fameabilia, a store that sold movie and sports memorabilia. Testimony regarding Phoenix of Matawan Inc.’s application to convert the building into […]

Guests celebrated the 110th anniversary of Monmouth County’s oldest, private nonprofit social service agency, Family & Children’s Service (FCS), at the Navarumsunk Auxiliary’s 62nd Annual Spring Luncheon on May 8. The event was held at Branches, 123 Monmouth Road, in West Long Branch. The event was expected to have raised more than $10,000 to benefit […]

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The St. Anthony of Padua Church in Red Bank will hold its annual Feast of St. Anthony Celebration on June 8. Procession of the statue of St. Anthony will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the St. James Elementary School, which is located at 30 Peters Place. The procession will end at St. Anthony’s […]

FAIR HAVEN – Officials in Fair Haven have adopted a $9.4 million budget to fund the operation of the municipality during 2019. During a meeting on May 13, council members voted “yes” on a motion to adopt the 2019 spending plan. The 2019 budget totals $9.4 million and will be supported through the collection of […]

TINTON FALLS – Work is continuing at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center as county officials seek to address a situation that has produced odors that are impacting the quality of life of residents in Tinton Falls and neighboring municipalities. Tom Arnone, the director of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, sought to reassure residents that […]

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone has authorized a traffic study at the intersections of Knight Street and Munson Place on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank to address the concerns of area residents. The traffic study, which could offer potential improvements, will be conducted by Monmouth County engineers. The study was anticipated to begin on […]

Students at Brookdale Community College were among 7,500 students nationwide who participated in the online Cyber FastTrack program. The 11 Brookdale students who participated in the program scored a state ranking of No. 6 and a national ranking of No.123 among the 5,200 colleges in the competition, according to the institution. The SANS Institute sponsored […]

A vacant property at the southwest corner of Route 36 and Wyckoff Road in Eatontown has been focused as a potential site for a three-story senior living congregate care and assisted living facility. Testimony regarding Brightview Eatontown, LLC’s application to construct a 177-unit senior living facility was presented during a meeting of the Eatontown Zoning […]

Degrees and certificates were awarded to nearly 1,845 Brookdale Community College students during the college’s 49th annual commencement ceremony in Lincroft on May 16. Students who earned their Associate in Arts degrees received diplomas at the 10 a.m. ceremony. Students who received their Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Academic […]

RED BANK – A bond ordinance appropriating $3 million for capital improvements in Red Bank has been introduced by members of the Borough Council. On May 8, council members introduced an ordinance that would, if adopted, appropriate funds to finance property improvements, street projects and redevelopment. Bonds or notes totaling $2.68 million would be issued […]

The Central Jersey Kids Expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on June 9 at the Monroe 33 Tennis Basketball Sports Center, 4 Farrington Blvd., Monroe. There will be crafts, games and prizes. Free admission. To register, visit nmg.ticketleap.com/kids19 For sponsorship or registration information, contact Michele at mnesbihal@centraljersey.com. The event is sponsored by […]

RUMSON – A male and female riding a motorcycle died as the result of striking a motor vehicle on May 18 in Rumson, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. John J. Berry Jr., 29, of Atlantic Highlands, and his passenger, Stephanie Hogan 28, of Red Bank, were riding a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle westbound […]

Two River Theater in Red Bank was recently the host to a free live panel for its members in order for them to introduce its new production, “Oo-Bla-Dee,” which will be running from June 8-30. Moderated by WBGO 88.3 FM’s news director Doug Doyle, the panel on that evening of May 8 was comprised of […]

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FAIR HAVEN – Officials in Fair Haven have adopted a $9.4 million budget to fund the operation of the municipality during 2019. During a meeting on May 13, council members voted “yes” on a motion to adopt the 2019 spending plan. The 2019 budget totals $9.4 million and will be supported through the collection of […]

TINTON FALLS – Work is continuing at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center as county officials seek to address a situation that has produced odors that are impacting the quality of life of residents in Tinton Falls and neighboring municipalities. Tom Arnone, the director of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, sought to reassure residents that […]

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone has authorized a traffic study at the intersections of Knight Street and Munson Place on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank to address the concerns of area residents. The traffic study, which could offer potential improvements, will be conducted by Monmouth County engineers. The study was anticipated to begin on […]

Students at Brookdale Community College were among 7,500 students nationwide who participated in the online Cyber FastTrack program. The 11 Brookdale students who participated in the program scored a state ranking of No. 6 and a national ranking of No.123 among the 5,200 colleges in the competition, according to the institution. The SANS Institute sponsored […]

A vacant property at the southwest corner of Route 36 and Wyckoff Road in Eatontown has been focused as a potential site for a three-story senior living congregate care and assisted living facility. Testimony regarding Brightview Eatontown, LLC’s application to construct a 177-unit senior living facility was presented during a meeting of the Eatontown Zoning […]

Degrees and certificates were awarded to nearly 1,845 Brookdale Community College students during the college’s 49th annual commencement ceremony in Lincroft on May 16. Students who earned their Associate in Arts degrees received diplomas at the 10 a.m. ceremony. Students who received their Associate in Applied Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Academic […]

RED BANK – A bond ordinance appropriating $3 million for capital improvements in Red Bank has been introduced by members of the Borough Council. On May 8, council members introduced an ordinance that would, if adopted, appropriate funds to finance property improvements, street projects and redevelopment. Bonds or notes totaling $2.68 million would be issued […]

The Central Jersey Kids Expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on June 9 at the Monroe 33 Tennis Basketball Sports Center, 4 Farrington Blvd., Monroe. There will be crafts, games and prizes. Free admission. To register, visit nmg.ticketleap.com/kids19 For sponsorship or registration information, contact Michele at mnesbihal@centraljersey.com. The event is sponsored by […]

RUMSON – A male and female riding a motorcycle died as the result of striking a motor vehicle on May 18 in Rumson, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. John J. Berry Jr., 29, of Atlantic Highlands, and his passenger, Stephanie Hogan 28, of Red Bank, were riding a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle westbound […]

Two River Theater in Red Bank was recently the host to a free live panel for its members in order for them to introduce its new production, “Oo-Bla-Dee,” which will be running from June 8-30. Moderated by WBGO 88.3 FM’s news director Doug Doyle, the panel on that evening of May 8 was comprised of […]

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) invites all members of the community to attend its 40th anniversary celebration on May 19. The celebratory brunch will take place from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College. Learn about Chhange through a photographic timeline, interactive memory wall, and personal reflections […]

RED BANK – Municipal officials have appointed five residents and two members of the Borough Council to serve on the new Red Bank Redevelopment Agency. The redevelopment agency will be responsible for clearance, replanning, development and redevelopment initiatives in Red Bank. Officials have said the agency will oversee projects to ensure redevelopment initiatives come to […]

The Monmouth County SPCA celebrated its 25th anniversary Dog Walk and Pet Fair on April 27th at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. The event, held in returning partnership with Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, raised more than $105,000 for the thousands of homeless animals the MCSPCA cares for every year, according to a press release. People and […]

TINTON FALLS – A representative of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders will hold a meeting in Tinton Falls on May 13 to address what residents say is a persistent odor coming from the Monmouth County Reclamation Center in the borough. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tinton Falls municipal building, which […]

Despite hearing opposition from residents, members of the Fair Haven Zoning Board of Adjustment have determined that an application that proposes the opening of a Dunkin’ store should be heard by the borough’s Planning Board. Meanwhile, residents have said an application for the eatery has left them perplexed because fast food establishments are prohibited in […]

TINTON FALLS – A borough resident is determined to reopen the Tinton Falls Public Library, which was closed in August 2017 after mold was discovered in the building that is owned by the municipality. Tinton Falls officials have said mold was discovered in a trailer behind the building at 664 Tinton Ave. The trailer was […]

Nominees have been announced for the 14th annual BASIE AWARDS. The ceremony honors excellence in high school theatre in Monmouth County. The ceremony, which will be presented by Bank of America, will take place in the Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre that is located at 99 Monmouth St. in Red […]

Brookdale Community College will award degrees and certificates to an anticipated 1,845 students at two graduation ceremonies during the institution’s 49th commencement ceremony on May 16. Brookdale will present honorary degrees to two individuals and honor two other individuals with Distinguished Alumni Awards. Students earning their Associate in Arts degrees will receive their diplomas at […]

A teenager from Marlboro is using science to convert experience into awareness. Marissa Teitelbaum, 16, a sophomore at High Technology High School, which is located in Lincroft, has been named a regional winner of the Google Science Fair. The Google Science Fair is an international online science competition, which is open to students between the […]

The Arcadian Chorale will sing its spring program, “Love, Love, Love!,” on June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Henderson Theater located at Christian Brothers Academy. The theater is located at 850 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. “This is music to make your heart sing! We will explore all the different aspects of love – […]

Forsgate Country Club will host a bridal expo from 7-9:30 p.m. on May 8 in the clubhouse, which is located at 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe. There will be live entertainment, a fashion show, door prizes, food, cake tastings and 25 specialty wedding vendors offering products and services for every bride-to-be. For instance, there will be […]

A collaboration between Bell Works and Howard Schoor Art, LLC will touch down at Bell Works from May 15 to July 31. Bell Works is located at 101 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel. The “Artnership” will offer a fresh take on art in public spaces. The collaboration places art and the artist in the building’s […]

EATONTOWN – The Eatontown Borough Council has introduced a $26.22 million budget to fund the operation of the municipality in 2019. During a Borough Council meeting on April 24, council President Patricia May Kelly, Councilman Al Baginsky, Councilwoman Jasmine Story and Councilwoman Tonya Rivera voted “yes” on a motion to introduce the spending plan. Councilwoman […]

The annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth” tour will return with 50 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors, with fees waived, to visitors interested in local history from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and from noon to 5 p.m. May 5. “ ‘Weekend in Old Monmouth’ is the perfect event for all […]

Members of the Eatontown Democratic County Committee have appointed Gregory Loxton to fill a vacancy on the Eatontown Borough Council. The county committee is a group of elected individuals who represent a specific voting district in a municipality and identify candidates for public office. During a council meeting on April 24, Borough Clerk Julie Martin […]

RED BANK – Members of the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment have unanimously approved an application that proposed the construction of a multifamily building containing 10 residential units on a vacant lot near Boat Club Court and Union Street. During a meeting on April 18, board members Richard Angowski, Eileen Hogan, Anne Torre, Raymond […]

On average, two survivors of sexual assault come forward to 180 Turning Lives Around each day seeking counseling and other services. Nationwide, one in five women and one in 71 men have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime. The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survivors is even higher, according to a press release […]

The Brookdale Community College Alumni Association will honor three individuals for their service to students, the institution, and respective communities at the 34th annual Barringer Awards Dinner on May 3 at The Essex & Sussex. The Essex & Sussex is located at 700 Ocean Ave. in Spring Lake. The award, named in honor of former […]

The Monmouth County Park System will hold its Great Spring Perennial Plant Swap on May 4 at Tatum Park, which is located at 151 Red Hill Road in Middletown. Gardeners are invited to bring labeled plants in one-quart, one-gallon or two-gallon containers and take home the same size and number of plants. Herb and vegetable […]

Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County will hold its 4th annual “A Taste for Homes” event at Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank on May 6. The Oyster Point Hotel is located at 146 Bodman Place. This year’s honorees include Lowe’s Home Improvement and Heilbrunn Pape as the Corporate Citizen Awardees, Merola Tile as the […]