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HOLMDEL – Township Committee members in Holmdel have terminated the company that was cleaning several municipal facilities after officials determined the firm’s employees were not performing routine maintenance tasks in an adequate manner. On Sept. 11, members of the governing body unanimously voted to terminate BBC Cleaning Corporation. The company was reportedly not carrying out […]

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Municipal leaders and department heads in New Jersey are brainstorming new strategies that could help to better serve local communities. On Sept. 15, Red Bank served as the host when public officials from more than 27 communities – including Matawan, Atlantic Highlands and Tinton Falls – gathered at the Red Bank Middle School for a […]

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 A representative of New Jersey Natural Gas informed the Holmdel Zoning Board of Adjustment that a new regulator station needs to be built in the municipality to more effectively serve customers. Testimony on NJNG’s plan to build a regulator station at 970 Holmdel Road was presented at the zoning board’s Sept. 12 meeting in the […]

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The Monmouth County Park System invites residents of all communities to enjoy Historic Longstreet Farm’s Harvest Home Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. Held at 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, this old-fashioned country fair is reminiscent of the 1890s and features wagon rides, old-fashioned games, live entertainment and more. The schedule for the […]

The Great Food Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison. The event will feature celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, book signings, meet-and-greets, wine, brews, spirits, small batch and […]

Women’s Cannabis Connection, a New Jersey-based education group with a female focus, will hold “How to Talk to Our Kids About School Drug Education Programs” from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Nunzio’s Kitchen, 521 Raritan St., Sayreville. The panel will feature three distinguished medical cannabis professionals: Chanda Macias, chairwoman of the Board of Managers […]

A reunion dinner for the South River High School Class of 1958 will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Campozino Restaurant, 16 Ferry St., South River. The cost is $58 per person and will include family-style dinner consisting of chicken breast Francaise, sirloin steak tips Marsala, broiled salmon in a light garlic […]

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TRENTON – A Matawan resident and his sister were sentenced on Sept. 12 to federal prison terms for their respective roles in running a multi-million dollar fraudulent invoice scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Shevandra Verasawmi, 38, of Matawan, was sentenced to 87 months in prison, […]

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The opening of the Aberdeen Sea Walk at Cliffwood Beach has provided a scenic and recreational trail that is being enjoyed by the local communities. Members of the Aberdeen Township Council gathered by the Raritan Bay to celebrate the opening of the Aberdeen Sea Walk at Cliffwood Beach on July 19. On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which […]

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MIDDLETOWN – Township Committee members have established a township-funded death benefit for eligible volunteer firefighters in Middletown. The ordinance establishing the death benefit was unanimously adopted at the committee’s Sept. 4 meeting. According to the ordinance, residents and stakeholders in Middletown benefit from the services provided by the volunteer fire departments, which saves taxpayers millions […]

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The initiative to provide a nurturing educational environment to individuals with disabilities through academics and physical education continues to shine at the Harbor School in Eatontown. As the new school year begins, Jenn Bogin, the adaptive physical education and health teacher at Harbor School, said her goal is to “create a positive learning environment” and motivate her […]

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Middletown High School South football is back. So said receiver Matt Krellin. Krellin and quarterback Trevor Brey hooked up on the crucial play of the game on Sept. 14 when the Eagles went on to defeat Manalapan High School, 17-14. Brey floated the ball down the sideline to his junior wide receiver, Krellin, who caught the […]

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Coach Joe Martucci offers hope and confidence for his football players at Saint John Vianney High School. Martucci, who is in his first year coaching at the Holmdel school, is a wise veteran skipper who compiled a successful tenure as the head man for years at Matawan Regional High School. “I told them, ‘We are […]

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The Matawan Regional High School girls’ soccer team missed qualifying for the Shore Conference Tournament by one game last year. With every starter back but one, the Huskies expect –and are focused -to make the tournament in 2018. Coach Ken McCabe has three senior captains, Dana Morgan, Kailie Benko and Alina Ogurek, starting in the […]

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Mater Dei Prep has hired Dennis Kazimir, who has years of experience coaching on the collegiate level, as its new boys’ basketball coach. The Middletown school announced the hiring on Aug. 29. Kazimir, who is from Brick and graduated from Donovan Catholic High School in Toms River, was selected from a pool of at least […]

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CJ Hanson is quite literally the centerpiece of Saint John Vianney High School’s football program. The senior, who stands 6-5 and weighs in at 295 pounds,  plays offensive guard and defensive tackle. He is already committed to play football at Rutgers University. Hanson is also Saint John Vianney’s figurative centerpiece. He has a clean haircut, […]

There are 26 upperclassmen in Matawan Regional High School’s boys soccer program. Twenty-four are juniors. Only two, Michael Porcelli and Mal Mehari, are seniors. Coach Tyler Isaacson lost five starters from his 2017 team, which reached the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group 2 state sectional tournament quarterfinals. Isaacson described all five players as “core guys.” Matawan […]

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Annie  Rost passed September 12, 2018 at 94. Annie was born in Elberfelt Wuppertal Germany. … Read more

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The Princeton University Art Museum has selected Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates as the design architect, in collaboration with Cooper Robertson as executive architect for their new museum building. The new museum building, located on the museum’s current site in the center of campus, will present dramatically enlarged space for the exhibition and study […]

The headlines had similar words – with dramatically different meanings. “Princeton police search for suspect in robbery from car wash,” “Princeton police offer free car washes.” The first headline from a Princeton, West Virginia, local newspaper, reflected what most of us consider normal policing activity.  The second headline from a Princeton, New Jersey, local newspaper […]

In recent years, I assumed that etiquette, defined (by Merriam-Webster) as, “the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life,” had befallen the same fate as the telephone booth. My grandkids with cell phones in their hands have heard me rant about manners on […]

My phone buzzed with a news alert when I was about to go into Labyrinth Books on Nassau Street in Princeton to buy the book, “Soft Corruption.” I had to read the book before I interviewed the author, William E. Schluter, the former Republican lawmaker who had served in both houses of the New Jersey […]

By Paul Kaiser, M.D. Did you know that according to the American Stroke Association, people who have severe strokes often report having earlier warning signs? In fact, among patients who are treated for a blockage-related stroke (called an ischemic stroke) up to 40 percent report experiencing a mini-stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) first, according […]

The single life can be a desireable lifestyle, but a single-occupied vehicle has major drawbacks, in my opinion – that of a lifelong mass transit and shared transit advocate. The shiny sports car that transported only one person to work does little good for the employee, employer, the local community and society at large. Princeton […]

The little elderly Jewish lady (yours truly), renowned in Princeton for her hats, put on one of her favorite “crowns” to go to church on Aug. 5. The visit that Sunday was to the First Baptist Church of Princeton. My purpose was not to commune with God, but rather to commune with my neighbors participating […]

A few weeks ago, I peaked in the window of the newly relocated Cranbury Station Gallery on Palmer Square–now at 10 Hulfish Street next to Jazams–for a glimpse of artwork by my favorite Princeton landscape artist, Kathleen Maguire Morolda . I left with an entirely different picture – a scene of a dozen disabled individuals […]

Great news. It’s back. Like a zombie, the consolidation controversy has risen from its death declaration a few years ago in Princeton.  Once again, consolidation is the source of energetic debate in my life. After Princeton Borough and Princeton Township voted to consolidate on Nov. 8, 2011, I experienced a manic-depressive moment. I was super-thrilled […]

The Cove at Howell, in the Farmingdale section of Howell, offers a competitively priced condominium product to the age-restricted, affordable homebuyer. The community offers new, affordable condos available for immediate occupancy. A limited number of homes remain. Affordable two-bedroom condos are available from $117,588 to $168,500. Single buyers must have an annual income that does […]

Brunswick Memorial Home has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2018 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Less than 1 percent of funeral homes – only 159 firms from around the world – received this prestigious recognition, placing Brunswick Memorial among an elite group of funeral service providers, according to information provided […]

Nilesh and Priom Patel broke ground on the new Primrose School of East Brunswick, 138 Summerhill Road, on Sept. 7. Construction of the 12,300-square-foot school will add more than $5 million in project costs to the local economy. Once open, the school will bring 35 new jobs to the community and serve more than 190 […]

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc., has relocated to 262 Texas Road, Old Bridge. Chronic kidney disease is a silent epidemic that affects more than 30 million people in the United States. DaVita Old Bridge Dialysis provides a breadth of kidney care services and treatment choices for local patients needing dialysis. For more information, […]

“I congratulate and thank our Top Producers for the month of August, for their exemplary service and commitment to their clients”, said Iris Lurie Broker/Owner of Century 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie. The Top Listing Agent & Top Selling Agent is Brian Lichtenthal. The Top Listing Team & Top Selling Team is the Cole Gold […]

Kellyann Skorupski of Howell, the co-owner of Chores NJ, a lifestyle management and concierge services company based in Wall Township, has been named a recipient of a Golden Osprey Award by the Jersey Shore Chamber of Commerce. The awards are given to those who have contributed significantly to the betterment of the Jersey Shore and […]