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Girl Scout gala raises funds to support leadership opportunities for girls

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised more than $155,000 to provide leadership programs for girls in need at its annual Women of Distinction...

Middletown committee adopts $84M municipal budget for 2021

MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee has adopted Middletown's 2021 municipal budget. The annual spending plan was adopted during a meeting on June 7. Mayor Tony...

Monmouth County sheriff appointed to new FCC 911 Strike Force

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden has been appointed as a member of the newly created 911 Strike Force by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The strike...

Brookdale Community College appoints diversity and inclusion director

Brookdale Community College administrators have named Angela Kariotis as the college's first director of diversity and inclusion. According to a press release, the position will...

Keyport council OKs purchase of body-worn cameras for police officers

KEYPORT - The Keyport Borough Council has authorized the purchase of body-worn cameras and related equipment for the officers of the Keyport Police Department. During...

Holmdel school board unanimously adopts $68M budget for 2021-22

HOLMDEL - The members of the Holmdel Township Schools Board of Education have adopted a $68.75 million budget for the 2021-22 school year. During a...

Independent Datebook, June 9

• On June 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Red Bank Chapter of Hadassah and Congregation B'nai Israel of Rumson will host a virtual lecture...

Gov. signs legislation and Executive Order ending public health emergency in New Jersey

With all COVID-19 capacity restrictions on businesses and gathering limits having been lifted due to the continued improvement of New Jersey’s public health metrics,...

Keyport Borough Council members adopt $10.8M budget for 2021

KEYPORT - The Borough Council has adopted a $10.8 million budget to fund the operation of Keyport during 2021. The budget will be supported by...

Linskey sworn in as acting Monmouth County prosecutor

Lori Linskey has been sworn in as acting Monmouth County prosecutor, the first woman to hold that title in the history of the office. Linskey,...

Brookdale Community College hosts 2021 commencement ceremonies

For the second year in a row, Brookdale Community College celebrated the success of its graduates with drive-through commencement ceremonies on May 13-14 on...

Save New Jersey’s bees: Reduce use of ‘neonics’

By Michele S. Byers New Jersey is still the “Garden State,” famous for blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn and other delicious fruits and veggies. But these valuable...

Holmdel officials express concern about public safety at arts center, in town

HOLMDEL - Members of the Holmdel Township Committee have expressed "grave concerns ... about public safety at the PNC Bank Arts Center and across...

Monmouth County commissioners adopt 2021 county budget

The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners has adopted a $452.65 million budget to fund the operation of the county during 2021. Commissioner Director Thomas...

Aberdeen holds ceremony for new police hires, promotions

ABERDEEN - The Aberdeen Township Police Department marked the promotions of two veteran officers and the addition of three new patrolmen during a recent...

How does cupping work?

Before we answer the question of how cupping works, your first question may be: Does cupping actually work? The answer is "yes." A recent systematic review...

Monmouth County clerk advises of REAL ID Act extension to 2023

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising residents the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has again extended the enforcement deadline of the federal...

Independent Datebook, June 2

• The Rally for the Two Rivers Eco-Fest will take place on June 5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (rain date, June 6)...
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