July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Winning

More than 2,000 people attended the Win & Wine Weekend/Chocolate Festival at Monmouth Park on June 27 and 28. Attendees sampled wine from local wineries and desserts from area vendors. The event was sponsored by Greater Media Newspapers. More...

Study to focus on fishing port of Belford, North Middletown

MIDDLETOWN — The oldest operating fishing port on the East Coast will be the subject of a revitalization study as township officials seek to address areas where redevelopment can have a substantial and positive impact on the community and resid More...

Letters

Help is available for victims of violence

All of us at 180 Turning Lives Around Inc. are saddened by the recent death of Tamara Seidle, mother of nine children, reportedly well-known and well-liked throughout the community. More...

Convert Hazlet tract into a county park

Over the last year or so, more public interest and discussion have surfaced in keeping the Stone Road Meadows tract open space and having it turned into a county park. More...

Trinity Hall school is a community asset

Once again, Trinity Hall, the all-girls college preparatory high school, has been forced to defend itself against a small but vocal group of local residents. Trinity Hall is an asset to our community. Here are some facts. More...

Schools

Good works earn NJ Spirit of a Hero awards for grads

MIDDLETOWN — Graduates of Middletown High School South and Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft were among the 25 students named as recipients of this year’s New Jersey Heroes Spirit of a Hero Scholarship. More...

Rotary recognizes achievements of Matawan student, advisor

MATAWAN — The Matawan-Aberdeen Rotary Club awarded a scholarship to a Matawan Regional High School (MRHS) senior and recognized an advisor at its annual awards night. More...

Business

Huntington Learning Center’s 2015 summer Reading Adventure program kicks off

BACK TO BUSINESS

Huntington Learning Center is gearing up to launch its annual summer reading program, Reading Adventure. More...

Coalition demands new direction for NJ energy policy

A newly formed coalition of more than three dozen environmental, religious and labor organizations took to the state house to champion renewable energy as a must for New Jersey. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Town Square Diner celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 1077 Route 34 in Aberdeen with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by owner Peter Charalambous, General Manager Mark Iannacone and Aberdeen Township officials. More...

Sign language could fill graduation requirement

High school students in New Jersey may one day be able to fulfill their language requirement for graduation by learning American Sign Language. More...

Keyport planners name area in need of redevelopment

The Keyport Borough Council will create a redevelopment plan to address several properties along West Front Street, including a portion of Brown’s Point Marina. More...

Development of senior housing begins

ABERDEEN — The 14-acre former South River Metals Corporation site on Church Street in Aberdeen has been vacant for many years, but that is about to change. More...

Keyport Council swears in McPeek’s successor

KEYPORT — In the wake of former councilman Ken McPeek’s resignation, the Borough Council unanimously appointed his successor. More...

Celebrate July Fourth at Oceanfest

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The 25th annual Oceanfest, a family-friendly celebration, will take place 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4, rain or shine. More...

Bulletin Board

Scholarship winners announced in Hazlet

Three Hazlet residents were announced as the winners of the Hazlet Business Owners Association’s 2015 Scholarship Program. The first-place winner was Morgan Dickens, who was awarded $1,000. More...

Library has summer reading programs

The Middletown Township Public Library is offering summer reading programs for young children and teens at 55 New Monmouth Road. Registration begins July 6. More...

NOTES

The Asbury Park High School Class of 1965 is planning a 50-year high school reunion for Oct. 17. Those who have any information that would be helpful in locating classmates are asked to call Holly Newman Williams at 732-915-6928 and leave a message. More...

Opinion

Photo

Sign of the season at the Quaker Inn, Ocean Grove, on a beautiful and busy June 28. More...

Sports

Reaching for the rebound

Matawan Regional High School’s Randy Myers, right, and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Elijah McAllister try to pull down a rebound during a High School Boys Summer Varsity Basketball League game at Hoop Group in Neptune June 17. More...

Lions gear up for last year in A North

Middletown High School North’s boys basketball players, anticipating a strong bounce-back from last winter’s 8-19 season, are in the midst of a hectic and productive offseason schedule. More...

Andrews’ kick does the trick at national championships

Robby Andrews’ running career has been one of electrifying kicks at the end of races. He has used them to win national championships at the high school, college and professional levels. More...