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Middletown residents are going green – with a little help from new-age technology. Recycle Coach is an app designed to distribute garbage, bulk and recycling information to residents of municipalities who have registered with the system. This system will allow for individualized access to collection schedules, community events and provides the proper disposal process for […]

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Members of the Aberdeen Economic Business Council and township officials celebrated the grand opening of a new Dunkin’ Donuts location on Route 35 South in Aberdeen. The freestanding store was relocated from a smaller space in the nearby A&P shopping center located on Route 35. With the move to the 2,500-square-foot former bank building, a […]

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Two Monmouth County high school seniors were awarded music scholarships from the Eric P. Donoghue Scholarship Foundation. Griffin Cole of Atlantic Highlands and Conor McCormick of Middletown were presented the scholarships by Donoghue’s father, former Atlantic Highlands Mayor Peter E. Donoghue. The Eric P. Donoghue Scholarship Foundation originated in 2003 after Donoghue, a local musician, […]

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 The Holmdel Zoning Board of Adjustment has rescheduled a public hearing for July 11 regarding the proposed development of a New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) regulator station. According to the agenda for the June 13 meeting of the zoning board, members of the board were scheduled to decide if the application filed by NJNG was […]

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The Monmouth County Historical Association will sponsor its 43rd annual Garden Party from 5-8 p.m. on June 24 at the Riverside Estate in Middletown. The historical association, which is located in Freehold, is an organization dedicated to preserving Monmouth County history. Longtime trustees and Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) supporters Daren Hutchinson and Suzanne Post […]

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OLD BRIDGE — A new kind of social entertainment is coming to the area with the opening of Bury the Hatchet– axe throwing. “It’s very unique,” said Keith Hahn, general manager of Bury The Hatchet. “It’s like a game of darts, but a newer version with axes. It’s akin to the boardwalk and activities like […]

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The Matawan Borough Council has named Lt. Thomas Falco Jr. the new chief of police. Accompanied by Mayor Joseph Altomonte, Councilwoman Josi Salvatore administered the oath of office to Falco on June 6 during a council meeting at the community center. More than 70 residents attended the ceremony, along with members from the Matawan Police […]

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MATAWAN–With a history dating to the 1600s, Mike Chartier, the owner of the historic Philip Freneau house, gave a presentation about his notable homestead. Chartier and his family moved back to New Jersey from Arizona in 2004, he said. His wife wanted to buy an old house, Chartier said, and they purchased Freneau’s former residence. […]

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Residents of Eatontown are continuing to take issue with the anticipated increase in area traffic that would follow the redevelopment of the Monmouth Mall. A fourth hearing regarding the mall’s proposed redevelopment was held on June 4 before the Planning Board at the municipal building in Eatontown. No decision on an application that has been […]

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Phoenix Productions will present “In the Heights,” sponsored by D’Agostino and Associates, June 22-24 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank. The Latin-infused musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story The cast is led by Roggi Chuquimarca as the quick-witted dreamer Usnavi, Milena Makse of North Brunswick as […]

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The Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its 50th Anniversary Gala and Benefit For Your Right To Life celebration from 5:30-10 p.m. on June 14 at MJ’s Buttonwood Manor on Route NJ-34. Tickets are $100 per couple. For tickets, visit https://macocnj.com.

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The celebration of Father’s Day and the opportunity to place wagers on all types of sports were the featured activities this past Sunday at Monmouth Park. Dads were admitted free to the horse park, which drew a crowd of 23,768 on a sunny and warm June 17 day in Oceanport. Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy […]

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Legalized sports betting has begun in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy made legalized betting official when he placed the first two sports bets at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, today, June 14. “For the past seven years our heads and hearts were in alignment as we fought to overturn an unlawful and unfair federal law,” […]

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Brett Carroll Staff Writer Raritan High School’s baseball team finished the season with a loss but the team certainly went out in style. Raritan’s attempt to claim the Group 2 state tournament championship fell just short when it was defeated by the top-ranked team in New Jersey, Pascack Hills High School, 3-2, in the title […]

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Brett Carroll Staff Writer The region’s top athletes showcased their talents on June 9 when the at the NJSIAA Track and Field Meet of Champions was staged at Northern Burlington Regional High School ib Columbus. Boys Drew Maher of Shore Regional High School delivered a championship performance in his final meet of his scholastic career. […]

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Old Bridge High School captured the school’s first NJSIAA boys’ volleyball championship when it knocked off favored Southern Regional High School, 2-1, in the state title match that was played on June 7 at South Brunswick High School. Old Bridge, which is ranked third in the state poll, won the first set, 25-22, but Southern […]

Yefeng Pang, 84, passed away peacefully at Rutgers University Hospital in Newark on June 15,… Read more

LOOSE ENDS   by Pam Hersh   Photo caption In the Faculty Room of Nassau Hall, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (third from left) gathers with honorary degree recipients (from left) Lonnie Bunch III, Carla Diane Hayden, R. Barbara Gitenstein, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J. and Robert Geddes. Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Princeton University Communications […]

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel William Traubel, a Hopewell resident, West Point ‘66, and Princeton University '72, has taken on a retirement avocation of communicating about the dead and…

I found out on my birthday — May 20 — that I count, because I was counted. Unbeknownst to me, I stepped on a counter on the sidewalk along Wiggins Street, and I became a data point in a Prince…

It may start with a prescription to manage pain after a sports injury or a car accident, or even after the time-honored, teenage rite of passage of having wisdom teeth pulled.

I went into Labyrinth Books on Princeton's Nassau Street April 17 to snatch a snippet of history by purchasing the James Comey book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership."

Gov. Phil Murphy in early April announced he wants $100 million in new spending to address New Jersey's opioid crisis. None of the money, however, would be spent on public service announcement…

Ethan Andersen, a native of East Brunswick who now lives in Jersey City, joined Princeton Strategic Communications (PSC) full-time as of June 20. The 2015 Rutgers University graduate will serve as a communications director at PSC, part of Princeton Public Affairs Group. Andersen is the director of operations and digital engagement for Celebrate New Jersey Now, […]

The Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation welcomed more than 200 guests to the foundation’s new signature fundraising event on May 11 at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge. The event committee was led by co-chairs Stacey Citron, Stacey Hernandez and Jessica Smith. This year, Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge began planning for the renovation and […]

PHOTO COURTESY OF COLUMBIA BANK A volunteer crew of Columbia Bank employees recently teamed up with The Bayshore Lunch Program in Keyport to serve nourishing meals to needy residents. Columbia Bank is a regular supporter of local food banks and feed-the-hungry programs throughout New Jersey and collects food items as part of its annual food collection […]

During North Brunswick Township High School’s annual Senior Awards Night on June 6, many distinguished awards and scholarships were presented to North Brunswick’s outstanding 2018 graduates. Andrew Zastko, broker-owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors, awarded the 24th Annual Gloria Zastko, Realtors Scholarship Award presented each year to a student who excels in business administration. This year’s […]

Karen R. Brown has joined RE/MAX First Realty as a sales associated. She will service buyers and sellers throughout Middlesex, Somerset, Burlington, Mercer and Union counties. In her hometown of South Brunswick, Brown is a coordinator for women’s basketball for the New Jersey Senior Olympics. She belongs to First Baptist Church of Linden. She has […]

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located at 2095 Route 1, North Brunswick, has opened. There are 93 rooms with 19 suites, plus 600s square feet of meeting space. Fro reservations, call 732-940-4321 or visit hiexpress.com/northbrunswick.

OLD BRIDGE — A new kind of social entertainment is coming to the area with the opening of Bury the Hatchet– axe throwing. “It’s very unique,” said Keith Hahn, general manager of Bury The Hatchet. “It’s like a game of darts, but a newer version with axes. It’s akin to the boardwalk and activities like […]

Rishita Patel has joined Immediate Care Medical Walk-In, in Wick Plaza, 561 Route 1, Edison. Patel is a family nurse practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Quinnipiac University. She previously worked as an advanced practice registered nurse at Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group Med-Help Urgent Care in Bristol, Connecticut, as well as a […]

LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, announced its Edison plant received the 2017 Elite Silver Safety Award from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) for exemplary safety performance in 2017. The Elite Silver Safety Award is presented to petrochemical plants that exhibited excellent safety performance and program innovation. The […]

Sylvia Rapoport, vice president and marketing manager for Amboy Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Financial Marketing Professional (CFMP) certification from the American Bankers Association. The CFMP certification is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of financial services marketing. To qualify for the CFMP certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience […]