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  A woman from Middletown has been charged with causing the death of one passenger and seriously injuring another in a crash on the Garden State Parkway in the early morning hours of Nov. 26. Kimberly Franklin, 20, was criminally charged on Dec. 5 with aggravated manslaughter in the first degree and assault by auto in […]

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HOLMDEL – An engineering firm has presented details to the public of an agreement between Holmdel and Monmouth County that will see the two government entities exchange parcels of land. During the Nov. 27 meeting of the Township Committee, representatives of T&M Associates discussed the deal that will see Holmdel give the county 115 acres […]

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 Members of the Holmdel Zoning Board of Adjustment have approved an application that proposed the construction of a “mom and pop” convenience store at the B&G Gulf gas station on the corner of Bethany and Holmdel roads. Testimony on behalf of the applicant, 701 Holmdel Associates LLC (B&G Gulf), was presented at the zoning board’s […]

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Municipal officials were expected to vote this week on a developer’s request for a tax break that would permit the construction of a 120-unit apartment building to move forward in Keyport. At a Keyport Borough Council meeting on Dec. 4, members of the governing body were scheduled to consider a payment in lieu of taxes […]

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A five-month operation focused on online consumers of child sexual exploitation materials recently resulted in the arrest of 14 individuals during Operation Trading Post, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. The operation was carried out by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task […]

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Prior to igniting a fire at his brother’s Colts Neck home, Paul J. Caneiro murdered his brother, his sister-in-law and their two young children in what authorities are alleging stemmed from a financial motive, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said during a press conference in Freehold on Nov. 29. Paul J. Caneiro has been charged with killing […]

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey conducted training sessions in Monmouth and Middlesex counties for Jewish and interfaith community leaders to learn next-level approaches to active shooter/attacker scenarios. Subject matter expert, Jin Kim, who retired in 2018 after 23 years with the FBI, presented ways to build beyond the Run–Hide–Fight approach to further empower […]

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ABERDEEN – A resident of Lloyd Road has expressed concern for the safety of motorists and pedestrians after years of road maintenance work left a small portion of the road uneven. That was the assessment offered on Nov. 21 by Angelo Grillo, a Lloyd Road resident who said he sees vehicles “go up in the […]

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A holiday bake sale that raises money to help children in the community will take place at AMF Strathmore Bowling Lanes in the Aberdeen Town Square Shopping Center, Route 34, Aberdeen Township, from Dec. 14-16. The times for the bake sale are 7-10 p.m. Dec. 14, 1-8 p.m. Dec. 15 and noon to 5 p.m. […]

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 Municipal officials in Middletown have denied a proposal advocated by residents to place a conservation easement on the Stevenson Park property deed.  The proposal residents made during a Middletown Township Committee meeting on Nov. 19 prompted Mayor Kevin Settembrino to say he was “dismayed” that scratching an initial concept plan to develop the property with […]

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Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that provides educational, residential, and recreational programs to young people in need, is proud to announce that Maureen Kale has earned a prestigious award from the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Kale is Director of the Collier Residential Program and has served the young […]

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Rumson-Fair Haven High School completed the football season with a 26-18 victory over Woodrow Wilson High School of Camden, 26-18, in the NJSIAA Central/South Group 3 Bowl Game on Saturday, Dec. 1, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Rumson-Fair Haven, the Central Jersey, Group 3 state sectional playoff champion, was sparked by Alex Maldjian, who […]

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For the third straight boys’ soccer game on Nov. 17, after the clock ran out, the Holmdel High School players hustled over to the bleachers to celebrate with their fans. This time, the scene was playing out at Kean University in Union after the NJSIAA Group 2 championship game. Holmdel won the championship, 3-1 over […]

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Christian Brothers Academy is the best boys’ cross-country team in New Jersey for the 23rd time. Christian Brothers Academy is able to boast that elite statement because it finished first in the NJSIAA Meet of Champions on Nov. 17. The Colts topped 19 other teams at Holmdel Park, beating runner-up Haddonfield Memorial High School by […]

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Red Bank Catholic High School only stopped Malik Ingram when it mattered on Nov. 24 at MetLife Stadium, home of the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets. The Mater Dei Prep running back rushed for 250 yards in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 3 football playoff championship game. His 51-yard touchdown in […]

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Mater Dei Prep, statistically wise, came out ahead when it competed for a football state title on Nov. 24 at MetLife Stadium, home of the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets. In the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 3 championship playoff game, the Seraphs out gained Red Bank Catholic High School, 410-263, and […]

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In 2018, everything came together for the Middletown High School North girls’ soccer team. Led by a talented group of six senior captains, the Lions went 21-2, won the Shore Conference’s B North Division, captured the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 sectional championship and reached the Group 3 state semifinals. Middletown North fell […]

Keith Rosser, 94, a long-time resident of Hopewell Township, New Jersey, passed away on Nove… Read more

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Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

Two dance celebrations in the past week moved me enormously without physically moving me. I hardly moved in my seat during a Nov. 24 American Repertory Ballet performance of the “Nutcracker”at McCarter Theatre, featuring New York City Ballet soloist and Princeton native Unity Phelan. Then a week later, I just stood and watched in awe […]

By Katie Gaffney, R.D. Making wise food choices and eating the correct portions are key to maintaining good health. But when your eating behaviors and relationship with food interfere with life and normal functioning, it could be a sign of disordered eating or a more dangerous condition – an eating disorder. The Princeton Center for […]

Princeton Councilmember Heather Howard has a bug. She is contagious and has infected her own teenaged son, several Princeton University students, and countless members of the Princeton community, including Pam Hersh. There is no vaccination for this bug – nor would anyone want one, because Heather’s bug strain is an extremely healthy one, known as […]

Sitting on a bench in Nassau Presbyterian Church on Saturday evening Nov. 3 was emotional and surreal for me, an experience that was hard to describe. One might say it was beyond words. It took me a few minutes to absorb the humor, acerbic wit, and stinging political and social commentary coming from the altar […]

Jake Austin Robertson, Princeton University (PU) class of 2015, with a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures, is no bully, but nevertheless always makes me cry. The tears flow either from laughing so hard at his hilarious storytelling or being moved by his expression of a profound emotion. The first time occurred during his tribute […]

By Rachel P. Dultz, M.D., F.A.C.S. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In fact, about 1 in 8 women in the United States today will get breast cancer at some point in her life, according to the American Cancer Society. However, with early diagnosis through screening, increased […]

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, representing New Jersey’s 16th Legislative District (Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon counties), was initially perplexed. Why was he was being bugged (as in pestered) about a bug (a germ)? Earlier in the year, people were trying to get his attention about a good bug that has made remarkable progress in fighting a bad […]

Sports-themed hair care franchise Sport Clips is now open for business at North Village Shopping Center, 869 Route 1, North Brunswick. The 128,000-square-foot center is exclusively leased and managed by Levin Management Corporation (LMC). Sport Clips provides a full range of hair care services targeted to men and boys of all ages, from trims to the MVP Experience, which includes […]

CityMD urgent care opened its newest facility on Nov. 19 at 683 Route 18 south, East Brunswick. CityMD offers a wide range of medical services for patients of all ages. Board-certified doctors are on site to diagnose and provide care for many ailments and injuries, including sinus infections, stomach flu, minor lacerations, insect bites and rashes, […]

King Financial Network will host a coat drive to benefit “Come Together For Children” on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 198 Route 9 North, Manalapan (just south of Talyors Mills Road in the Justin Corporate Center). Coats of all sizes for children and adults will be accepted. There will be free […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced the start of the 40th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through Dec. 14. The toys will be delivered throughout the holidays in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. To date, […]

Weichert, Realtors has announced the start of the 40th annual Weichert Toy Drive. Members of the community are invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the company’s sales offices through Dec. 14. The toys will be delivered throughout the holidays in conjunction with local charities that assist financially and physically disadvantaged children. To make […]

The Old Bridge Sayreville South Amboy Chamber of Commerce will hold its November meeting with the Old Bridge Business Alliance from 6-8 p.m. on Nov. 28 at Bubba’s 33, 1002 Route 9, Parlin. The events free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Borsilli at 732-607-6340 or ccommerce@optonline.net.

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its Holiday WinterFest, hosted by the Women in Business Committee, from 8:30-11 a.m. Nov. 30 at Forsgate Country Club, 375 Forsgate Dr., Monroe. Cost is $35 for members or $45 for non-members. Visit www.mcrcc.org to register.

First Aid & CPR, LLC has become a registered Safe Sitter teaching site and now offers the life and safety training program for young teens, grade six and up. Students learn how to prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Safe Sitter aims to reduce the number of avoidable […]

In November 2013, Millennium Memory Care (MMC) began construction of a new memory care residence in Monroe for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Now the business has grown to include three additional locations and management is celebrating the company’s fifth anniversary. The Monroe location opened with just 16 private bedrooms under Director Galina Markovich, an adult nurse […]