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Middletown committee introduces $84M municipal budget for 2021

MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee has introduced Middletown's 2021 municipal budget and scheduled a public hearing on the proposed spending plan for June 7. The...

YMCAs and SCAN bring older adults together for Health and Fitness Day

It’s been a long and often lonely year for senior citizens. From losing family members and friends to the coronavirus to enduring long periods...

Cicadas will re-emerge in New Jersey during spring of 2021

By Michele S. Byers After 17 years of socially distancing underground, billions of “magic” insects are about to come out for a party spreading across...

Middletown officials restate intent to support community’s veterans

MIDDLETOWN - Township Committee members in Middletown have publicly stated their intent to recognize and support businesses that are owned by veterans of the...

Woman’s Exchange presents $350,000 for scholarships to Brookdale Community College 

The Board of Directors of the Woman's Exchange of Monmouth County recently presented a check in the amount of $350,000 to Brookdale Community College...

Monmouth County News Briefs, May 5

The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, will offer part-time coding bootcamps to train adults with the skills needed...
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Guided hike at Cheesequake State Park planned for May 6

A park naturalist will lead a guided hike at Cheesequake State Park at 10 a.m. May 6. Meet at the trailhead parking lot. Seasonal hikes are...

Independent Datebook, May 5

• The 2021 Discussion Series will present "Managing the COVID Stressors!" as a ZOOM webinar at 6:30 p.m. May 25. The presenters will be...

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo in Middletown

Middletown Sports Complex will hold a Cinco de Derby from noon to 3 p.m. May 2 at the complex, 214 Harmony Road, Middletown. Rain...

Road safety improvements in Middletown require diversion of land

MIDDLETOWN – Monmouth County officials are proposing a diversion of parkland from the Monmouth County Park System’s Hartshorne Woods Park in Middletown to allow...

Littenberg named Middletown’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year

MIDDLETOWN - Businessman Abe Littenberg has been honored as Middletown's Distinguished Citizen of the Year. Township Committee members saluted Littenberg and his wife, Linda, during...

Gov. Murphy announces loosening of COVID-19 restrictions

In the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the easing of restrictions for a variety of activities and higher...

Volunteers needed to support survivors of sexual violence in Monmouth County

For 45 years, 180 Turning Lives Around, a private nonprofit organization in Monmouth County, has provided support and advocacy for victims of sexual violence...

Wrestling coach with ties to Monmouth County schools facing charges

A wrestling coach who law enforcement authorities say has ties to four high schools and one wrestling club in Monmouth County is facing criminal...

Independent Datebook, April 28

• The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township, will present "Famous Jews You Never Heard Of," a talk by Rabbi Michael Klein,...

Former special ed teacher/wrestling coach indicted on multiple charges related to criminal sexual contact...

A former special education teacher at Sayreville Middle School and former wrestling coach at Union County College has been indicted on multiple charges involving...

Monmouth County News Briefs, April 28

Monmouth County Commissioner Lillian G. Burry will present a virtual program about historic Colts Neck on April 30 at 10:30 a.m. The program is...

Independent News Briefs, April 28

The Middletown Arts Center is calling for submissions to The MAC One-Acts, a play-reading festival featuring original, one-act works by New Jersey playwrights. The...
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