Independent News

Should you wait on rates?

Following years of inactivity, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates just slightly at the end of 2015. Here’s what that means for mortgages in...

Recognizing renters who make punctual payments

Rent payments now are being added to credit reports, benefiting timely paying tenants when they go to buy a home By Marilyn Kennedy Melia A record...

Weichert holds successful toy drive

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 37th Annual Toy Drive, collecting more than 16,500 new toys for families and children in need...

Musicians will rally to raise funds for Smithereens member, family

In response to Smithereens co-founder and lead guitarist Jim Babjak’s plea via Go Fund Me (, friend, fellow musician and Metuchen resident Danny Adlerman...

Construction work on Route 516 to begin Feb. 1

By KATHY CHANG OLD BRIDGE - The replacement of a structurally deficient bridge deck on Matawan Road (Route 516) over Route 18 is expected to...

District discusses year one PARCC results

By Kayla J. Marsh Staff Writer MIDDLETOWN – As local school districts prepare for another year of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and...

Aberdeen adopts new snow-removal ordinance

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen Township Council approved an ordinance establishing new regulations for the removal of snow and ice from residential and commercial properties,...

Couples share secrets of wedded bliss

By CHRISTINE BARCIA Staff writer Reminders of love flourish during the month of February. Hearts, roses, chocolates and cards are all reminders surrounding the celebration of...

Nominations for Berrie award due Feb. 19

Nominations are being accepted for the 20th annual Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award through Feb. 19. Members of the community are invited to nominate...

Energetic Hazlet resident aims to become next Monmouth County Surrogate

By Kayla J. Marsh Vincent Solomeno, a 30-year-old who hails from Hazlet, believes that his energy, passion and experience as a leader will assist him...

County to kick off Grown in Monmouth

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Lillian G. Burry are inviting anyone who is interested in the business of agriculture to...

Relay for Life’s kickoff event Jan. 26

Relay for Life of Matawan will hold its kickoff event 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in conjunction with the student-faculty basketball game at Matawan Regional...

Jersey Shore Rose Society to meet Jan. 23

The Jersey Shore Rose Society will hold a clinic and meeting Jan. 23 in the Community Room at Kensington Court Assisted Living, 864 Shrewsbury...
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Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: Halloween Edition!

Sun, Oct 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Trail and Treat Bike Ride

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Thu, Oct 24 - Sat, Oct 26 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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