May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Living history

Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, hosted the New Jersey State History Fair on May 9. At top, Jim Stuyvesant talks about nine-pin bowling. Bottom left, Charlie Zahm, portraying a Civil War musician, entertains the crowd. More...

Summer Kick-Off fundraising dinner set at Fort Hancock

The Jersey Shore Partnership Foundation will hold its 19th Summer Kick-Off Fundraiser 5:30 p.m. June 8 at Fort Hancock in Sandy Hook. More...

$2.6M capital improvement project is Holmdel’s largest ever

HOLMDEL — The largest capital improvement project in the history of the township is set to begin following the Township Committee’s unanimous approval of the program. More...

Surfers organization makes waves about sharing Anchorage Beach

SEA BRIGHT — Long Branch-based Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) is requesting that Anchorage Beach remain exclusively a surfing beach. More...

The Italian Chicks Variety Show

TOP PICK

Presented by actor Danny Aiello, “The Italian Chicks” opens its East Coast tour on May 31 at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick. It is a one-night-only comedy and song event that kicks off the group’s tour. More...

Letters

Oyster research group responds to criticism

The NY/NJ Baykeeper has always followed proper monitoring procedure, complying with all necessary permits for its shellfish research. Oyster reefs have never been poached and were never accessible to the public. More...

Opinion

Photo

A bed of petunias is on display at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park. More...

Schools

Hazlet pilots multigrade classroom

HAZLET — This September, one classroom in Lillian Drive Elementary School will be trying something new when third- and fourth-grade students combine for a yearlong experiment that puts a modern twist on the one-room schoolhouse educational mode More...

School community saddened by closing of Cardinal McCarrick

Emotions of sadness fell over the school community with the announcement that Cardinal McCarrick/ St. Mary’s High School (CMHS) in South Amboy would be closing in June. More...

Diocese launches ‘Day of Service’ at schools

HOLMDEL — Catholic schools of the Diocese of Trenton recently made their mark in communities across Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties for the first annual “Day of Service — Catholic Schools Do It All.” More...

Sports

Eagles rebound from rough start to claim A North title

It was hard for Zach deRocco and the Middletown High School South baseball team to think about division championship and tournament glory when it lost its first four games of the season. More...

Raritan softball looks to take home SCT title

RARITAN

The Raritan High School softball team is looking to bounce back from a loss in the state tournament with a trip to the Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) semifinals. More...

SPORT SHORTS

The Mountaineer Day Camp, June 8-11 at Mansfield University, is becoming one of the more popular sessions offering four days of quality instruction with emphasis on player development and hitting. More...

Country music rocks New Jersey

New Jersey may be known for being stronger than the storm, for the lights and sounds of Atlantic City, and as the home of Bruce Springsteen, but the state is also gaining momentum as a new mecca of country music. More...

Soccer complex plans expected to be withdrawn

Holmdel Township officials expect a proposal for a soccer complex and its associated retail component to be withdrawn and the related litigation against the municipality dropped. More...

Hanlon confirmed as county clerk

Christine Giordano Hanlon has been confirmed as the Monmouth County clerk by the New Jersey Senate. “The nearly two months I served as acting county clerk have been incredible,” Hanlon said. More...

Merger to expand medical services, access to care

The merger of two health care systems would provide residents in seven New Jersey counties, including Monmouth and Middlesex, with a greater geographical reach to access advanced care and expanded services, according to hospital officials. More...

Critics blast NJ Transit fare hike proposal

A proposed fare increase and service cuts announced by NJ Transit would strain household budgets and have a negative impact on the environment, according to speakers at a public hearing on the changes. More...

Angelini resigns from Matawan council

MATAWAN — Toni Marie Angelini will resign from the Borough Council after serving as a councilwoman for more than five years. Angelini, a Republican, said her family’s move to Wall Township is the reason she is leaving the council. More...

Bulletin Board

Yard-sale proceeds aids church outreach

Grace Church, 442 Cottrell Road, Old Bridge, will hold its annual Churchwide Yard Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13. All are welcome to attend. Proceeds will benefit church outreach funds. More...

Ocean Grove hosts spring flea market

The Ocean Grove Giant Spring Flea Market is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30. Sponsored by the Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce for the past 35 years, the market features 385 vendors offering a large variety of wares from antiques to new items. More...

Lincroft concert to feature French compositions

The Arcadian Chorale, under the musical direction of Marina Alexander, will present “Ooh La La … La La!” at 7:30 p.m. May 30 at Christian Brothers Academy’s Henderson Theater, 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. More...

Entertainment

Lifetime’s miniseries ‘Marilyn’ reveals the broken heart behind the bombshell

Everybody knows “Marilyn Monroe” — she of the frothy halo of platinum hair, baby-doll voice and va-va-voom figure, splendidly showcased in her most memorable films. But few people know the real Marilyn Monroe, a.k.a. More...

Don’t Stop Dreaming

In theaters now

Dreamers look to the future as a place that is full of endless possibilities. They don’t view today with doomand gloom pessimism; instead, the optimism flows from the dreamer like water rushing down a river with no dam in sight. More...

1970s Fashion: Rock goes soft, disco finds a beat and punk trashes everything

By the ’70s, most fashion-related stigmas of the past had been overturned, clearing the way for even more experimentation and expression. More...

Business

Force of 9,000 Catholic school students to mobilize in first annual diocesan Day of Service

BACK TO BUSINESS

On May 1, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, St. Benedict School of Holmdel participated in two Day of Service projects within their walls that will then be sent out into the community. More...

KW Realty West Monmouth participates in Red Day by volunteering at Harbor School

On May 14, the Keller Williams (KW) Realty West Monmouth office participated in an annual charity event called Red Day — a day dedicated to giving back to the communities they live and work in. More...

13 Coldwell Banker vice presidents in New Jersey honored with national award

Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., announces that 13 company branch vice presidents have been awarded the NRT, LLC President’s Council for Managers Award for 2014. More...