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YMCA of Greater Monmouth County annual holiday gift drive goes virtual

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Counseling and Social Services team has kicked off its annual Adopt-A-Family holiday gift drive and this year it...

Freeholders: Let counties, towns regulate sale, use of marijuana

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has passed a resolution which urges members of New Jersey's Legislature to allow counties and municipalities to regulate...

Holmdel environmental commission reviews plan for apartment building

HOLMDEL - The members of the Holmdel Environmental Commission have reviewed a developer's plan to construct an apartment building on Palmer Avenue and did...

Gov. signs laws to bring changes to the use of body worn cameras by...

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed two pieces of legislation into law (S-1163 and A-4312) which concern the use of body worn cameras by members...

Princeton resident reunites with fellow Mouseketeers to record holiday album

One of "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club" cast members from the 1990s has reunited with her fellow Mouseketeers to record a special holiday album. "Why?...

Monmouth County Library will present programs during December

The Monmouth County Library is bringing in December and the holiday season with gardens, chocolate and music, for fun and recreation, as well as book...
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Daniel’s Law, named after North Brunswick man killed by crazed lawyer, protects privacy of...

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A1649) which protects the home addresses and telephone numbers of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers from public disclosure.The...

High school students invited to enter substance use prevention messages through original music

High school students are invited to enter their substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the music and song writing...

Independent Datebook, Nov. 25

• New Jersey Blood Services will conduct blood drives that are open to the public: The following blood drives are scheduled: Dec. 7, Lincroft...

What’s valuable about New Jersey’s forests?

By Michele S. Byers In the not-so-distant past, the value of forests was based on the timber generated from logging. Forests without commercial timber potential...

Flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of North Brunswick airman

Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all U.S. and New Jersey flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Monday, Nov....

Independent News Briefs, Nov. 25

A Hazlet resident has been charged with one count of third degree endangering the welfare of a child for the possession of child sexual...

Coaches, athletes read children’s books focusing on Black culture

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced its Time Out for Black Lives initiative, which aims to inspire and educate youth, athletes, families and...

NJSIAA delays start of winter sports due to coronavirus pandemic

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, the governing body for high school sports in the state, will delay the start of the 2020-21...

Middletown mayor thanks voters for approving increase to open space tax rate

MIDDLETOWN - Mayor Tony Perry has thanked voters in Middletown who cast a "yes" vote on a public question that proposed an increase in...

Holmdel mayor: Residents must remain vigilant in ongoing COVID battle

HOLMDEL - It has been eight months since Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in New Jersey after the COVID-19 virus entered...

Tom Gilmore: Conservation Trailblazer

By Michele S. Byers New Jersey’s parks, forests, farms, trails, meadows and wildlife habitats are preserved today in large part due to the many individual...

Jewish Heritage Museum to present program on Jewish women in American film

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will present an illustrated Zoom program, "Jewish Women in American Film: From Femme Fatale to Superhero" by...
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