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Local law enforcement officers will crack down on drunk drivers as part of the summer 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over statewide Labor Day campaign. From Aug. 17 through Sept. 3, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by […]

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The Monmouth NJ TaxAide District is looking for volunteers for the upcoming tax season. IRS certification can be provided, if necessary. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run, tax assistance program. In tax year 2017 the Monmouth district provided tax preparation services at 11 sites and prepared more than 4,000 federal tax returns […]

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Residents are expressing their displeasure with the proposed development of two neighboring properties in Hazlet that municipal officials are eyeing as sites for affordable housing. The residents’ main objection is to what many people called “congested housing” when the issue was discussed during a meeting of the Hazlet Township Committee on Aug. 7 that ran […]

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With cups of coffee in hand and journalists ready to listen and ask questions, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Middlesex, Monmouth) served as the host to a media reporters roundtable discussion over breakfast recently in Keyport. “With [President Donald Trump] and Republican policies having a negative impact on New Jersey, one, of course, is the tax […]

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HOLMDEL – Four entities are combining their resources to purchase a development easement on an 11-acre property at 153 Everett Road, Holmdel. The parcel is known as the Callan property, according to a resolution that was passed by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders in July. In the resolution, the freeholders confirmed their commitment to […]

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MIDDLETOWN – Capital improvements will be carried out throughout Middletown following the adoption of a $5.21 million bond ordinance by the Township Committee in July. On July 16, committee members voted unanimously to appropriate funds that will be used to finance improvements, the acquisition of equipment, and upgrades to existing technology. Bonds or notes in […]

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 The Middletown Township Committee has set Aug. 20 as the date for a public hearing on a proposed redevelopment plan for a 100-acre property at 853 Route 35 in Middletown. The site is currently home to Circus Wines, Beer & Spirits and is the former location of a Foodtown Superstore. That evening of Aug. 20, […]

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A Keansburg man has been charged with murdering a Keyport man on the afternoon of Aug. 9, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Gramiccioni said John Curtin, 19, has been charged with first degree murder, first degree felony murder, first degree robbery, second degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second degree possession of […]

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KEYPORT – Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that took place at a Keyport apartment complex on the afternoon of Aug. 9 that claimed the life of Evan Smutz, 20, of Keyport. The shooting took place just before 1 p.m. at the Holmdel Pointe apartment complex on Center Street, according to the Monmouth County […]

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The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Jamaica Organization of New Jersey-Middlesex Chapter will hold a Jamaica Flag Raising Ceremony, celebrating 56 years of Jamaican independence, at 9 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the Middlesex County Administration Building, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick.   For more information, call 732-305-0224 or email jonj.middlesex@gmail.com.

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Community college students in New Jersey may be able to attend free of tuition and fees in the spring semester of 2019, if their college applies and is selected to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge, a new pilot program launched on July 31. New Jersey’s Secretary of Higher Education and the Higher Education Student Assistance […]

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John Butler enters his fourth season as boys’ soccer coach at Red Bank Catholic High School with a high expectation. His goal is to turn the Caseys into a Shore Conference and state contender. And RBC appears headed towards achieving both feats. Red Bank Catholic has gradually improved under Butler, reaching the NJSIAA Non-Public A […]

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Most 11-12-year-old all-star teams can only dream of the Little League World Series. But just two victories was what the Middletown Little League team needed to achieve in order to earn a ticket to Williamsport, Pa., the venue for the Little League World Series While it may be a disappointment that Middletown fell just short, […]

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Middletown will not advance to the Little League World Series. Middletown was eliminated from the Mid-Atlantic Regional when it was defeated by Berlin, the Maryland state champion, 11-1, on Aug. 10 in Bristol, Conn. The Mid-Atlantic Regional loss ended Middletown’s run to the brink of the Little League World Series. In July, Middletown won the […]

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Middletown Little League was defeated by the Mid Island Little League, the New York state champion, 5-2, on Wednesday, Aug. 8 during Mid-Atlantic Regional in Bristol, Connecticut. The loss pushed Middletown to the brink of elimination. Mid Island took a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning and never trailed. Middletown could only […]

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The Matawan Regional High School boys’ basketball team finished with the second-worst record, 5-15, in the Hamilton Park Summer League regular season. Then the Huskies lost to Saint Peter’s Preparatory School of Jersey City in the first round of the Hamilton Park playoffs on Aug. 1.   But that was kind of the point. Not […]

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Middletown Little League’s 12-year-old all-star team has been crowned the king of New Jersey. Middletown won the New Jersey state championship on July 30 at Buchmuller Park in Secaucus. Coach Tim Naughton’s team beat Elmora Youth Little League 4-1, clinching Middletown’s first Little League state title. The historic victory lifted Middletown into the Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

Gail Liebmann died on August 4. She was born in Manhattan in 1923 to Sarah (Weinstein) and R… Read more

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A Shot in The Dark, premiered at the Monmouth Film Festival on Aug. 10 at the Two River Theatre in Red Bank. A Shot in The Dark is a documentary following a St. John Vianney High School senior, Anthony Ferraro, while he hopes to become the first blind wrestling state champion. Filmed throughout the 2012-13 school […]

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 seventh annual National Moth Week 2018 will kick off at 8:30 p.m. July 21 in the Butterfly Park on Rues Lane, East Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

By Ankur Desai, MD Internet shows like “13 Reasons Why” and celebrity deaths like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have pushed the topic of suicide to the forefront for many Americans, but especially for teens. Death by suicide is on the rise and this appears to be closely correlated to the increase in depression in […]

Princeton resident, Elyse Pivnick, has an iron will, particularly when it comes to lead in the environment. She has dedicated much of her life to protecting children from lead poisoning and advocating for services for children already suffering from the debilitating effects of lead poisoning. As director of Environmental Health for the Center for Energy and […]

By Michelle Kerekes, L.P.C., L.C.A.D.C. Postpartum Depression Common, Treatable Babies are considered bundles of joy. Why then do so many new mothers experience feelings of sadness and anxiety after giving birth? The answer is complicated, but one thing is clear – it is not because of something a mother does or does not do. What is also […]

Don’t Let Injuries and Illness Spoil Summer Fun By Craig Gronczewski, M.D. Summertime is typically a fun time for families, often filled with outdoor activities from morning until night. But did you know that summertime is also a time when emergency room visits spike? Whether you are lounging on the beach, gathering around the campfire […]

I have been hearing voices lately – at three Princeton funerals and one Princeton celebration of new book. All the voices were transformative, inspiring and they motivated me to spread the word about another inspirational voice, albeit an institutional one – The Princeton Public Library’s “Voices of Princeton” initiative. The recent funerals of longtime Princeton […]

LIFESTYLE LOOSE ENDS By Pam Hersh I spotted Princeton Police Chief, Nick Sutter and two of his officers Detective, Adam Basatemur and Detective Sergeant, Ben Gering in Hamilton Township last week in the midst of a shoot – with cameras, not guns, pointed at them. They were among the 13 police officers taking part in a celebratory, rather than […]

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 […]

For the past 39 years, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, Marlboro, has been one of the most successful Jewish academic institutions in New Jersey.  Recently, due largely in part to the fact that the Solomon Schechter Day School Association no longer exists, a new name for the school was introduced, The […]

Bin There Dump That, a roll-off dumpster rental service for homeowners, contractors and Realtors, recently opened its 100th location in central New Jersey and is now servicing communities in Monmouth, Mercer and Middlesex counties. Local residents Danny and Karen Aller celebrated their Piscataway opening on Aug. 2 by collecting donations for the Middlesex County Food Organization and […]

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEVLANE Provident Bank, the official banking partner of Sky Blue FC women’s professional soccer team, recently partnered with the club to host a youth soccer clinic for members of the East Brunswick Soccer Club girls’ program. The clinic was held at Dideriksen Field, East Brunswick. Provident Bank is expanding its sports marketing […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced that 38 of its top sales associates in New Jersey were named among America’s most-productive sales associates in a newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends. As members of “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” these Weichert associates rank among the top agents in the state, and join a total of 48 […]

Angela Kriz, Anna Pluhowski and April Scelsa will celebrate the grand opening of their salon, A-List Hair Studio, with an event from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 13. There will be food, prizes, tapas and champagne. The salon, located at 2140 Route 130 north in Santa Clara Plaza, North Brunswick, opened on July 3. To reserve free tickets, […]

The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy has received camp scholarship funds from Macy’s that will send children to camp this summer. From May 1-22, Macy’s customers were able to “Make Good Cents” and round up their in-store purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to help send local kids to […]

Metuchen Savings Bank announced that Jennie Piperi has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Piperi is a recent graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and received both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton leadership certificate earlier this year. She will continue to report […]

Robert Skinner has joined Weichert Commercial Brokerage as vice president. Skinner has more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in customer-oriented industries. “We are delighted to have Robert join Weichert Commercial Brokerage as vice president,” James Sousa, president of Weichert Commercial Brokerage Inc., said. “His expertise in brand development and success in establishing and maintaining positive […]