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Cub Scout Pack 141 will be accepting registrations for girls and boys between kindergarten and the fifth grade on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the VFW on Route 36 in Port Monmouth. For additional information, call 732-787-2453 and leave a message for Joan.

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Aberdeen Township will host its Backpack Giveaway and barbeque on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at Midland Park. Midland Park is located off of Jersey Avenue and Rose Street in Cliffwood. The event will feature music, food and beverages. Children who attend the event will receive free backpacks filled with school supplies. The event is being […]

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HOLMDEL – Municipal officials have unanimously adopted an ordinance that provides for the acquisition of a development easement on a nearly 12-acre parcel in Holmdel. Township Committee members took the action on Aug. 14. The parcel known as the Callan property at 153 Everett Road will be preserved for agricultural purposes only. The acquisition of the […]

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 The Holmdel Environmental Commission suggested that the proposed development of a New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) regulator station could have a negative impact on the environment in the municipality.  NJNG seeks variances to construct a regulator station, access and utilities on a 16-acre site at 960 Holmdel Road in Holmdel, according to the environmental commission. […]

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HAZLET – Municipal officials will carry out a corrective action plan that seeks to rectify seven inconsistencies that were found during Hazlet’s 2017 audit. On Aug. 7, Township Committee members passed a resolution outlining the corrective action plan. The 2017 audit, which was conducted by Holman Frenia Allison P.C., uncovered several issues with Hazlet’s finances. […]

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A man from Middletown who was lost is now safe thanks to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver Program. On Aug. 16, a joint response from the Middletown Township Police Department and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office was conducted after a 69-year-old man, who is a participant in the program, wandered from his home, […]

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The Aberdeen and Matawan police departments will challenge a team from WFAN sports radio in a charity softball game at 6 p.m. on Aug. 21 at Fireman’s Field, corner of Lloyd Road and Gerard Avenue, Aberdeen. The softball game will benefit Matawan Regional High School student Darrell Rogers Jr. Darrell, 16, a sophomore and member of […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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Dan Pasternak, a native of Middletown who is the PGA General Manager at the Essex Fells Country Club, has been named the PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Pasternak is the 65th winner of the national award, which is “the highest annual honor given to a PGA golf professional,” according to a PGA press release. […]

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The Shrewsbury Chorale, which has performed throughout Monmouth County since 1957, announced its schedule for the 2018-19 season. The Shrewbury Chorale, which is directed by Neil F. Brown and accompanied by John Balme, sings a wide variety of music that ranges from lighter popular fare to choral masterpieces. The trio of performances for the upcoming […]

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 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 […]

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, essentially all of which also included a New Jersey return. Volunteers are needed for the following roles: counselors work directly with […]

Creative Marketing Alliance, a full-service marketing agency based in Princeton Junction, announced that Tricia Roman of Allentown has joined the firm to support client growth. Roman is a marketing sales executive responsible for creating new client business opportunities and developing strategic marketing recommendations, in addition to preparing and presenting new client proposals. She also is […]

Weichert, Realtors announced that 38 of its top sales associates in New Jersey were named among America’s most-productive sales associates in a new ranking report produced by REAL Trends. One sales associate who has been recognized in the Individuals by Sides category is Kathleen Pascocello of the Jackson sales office. Robert Skinner of Jackson has […]

Temple B’nai Shalom, a traditional reform congregation in East Brunswick, welcomes students who wish to enroll in its Religious School programs for grades K-12 for the 2018-19 school year, its 47th year in the community.  

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]