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Arnone, Kiley elected to leadership roles on Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners

The first Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners has been seated and its members are ready to direct the fortunes of Monmouth County's 53...

Hanlon sworn in as Monmouth County clerk; begins second five-year term

Christine Giordano Hanlon of Ocean Township has been sworn in to begin serving her second five-year term as Monmouth County's clerk. State Superior Court Judge...

Gov. Murphy implements new policies for 2020-21 school year

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 214 to affect the following changes for the 2020-21 school year in the Garden State: • Waiver...

New Jersey environmental wins and losses of 2020

By Michele S. Byers The year 2020 will go down in history as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many lives lost, lockdowns, school...

Independent Datebook, Jan. 13

• Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU) will present a talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution via Zoom on Jan. 18 at...

Monmouth County News Briefs, Jan. 13

Michael Adelberg, author, editor, novelist, essayist and scholar, will present "Rebellion Before Revolution: Pre-War Tremors in Monmouth County" on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in...

Buontempo tapped as Holmdel mayor; discusses goals for 2021

HOLMDEL - Committeeman Gregory Buontempo will serve as Holmdel's mayor for 2021 following his election to that one-year position during the Jan. 5 reorganization...

Monmouth County Library schedules events during January

A radio play, the good and bad of coffee, and the magic and importance on bees are all available at the Monmouth County Library...

Brookdale Community College partners with University of Delaware

Brookdale Community College administrators have signed a new partnership agreement with the University of Delaware (UD). This new articulation agreement allows for Brookdale Human Services,...

Love to be presented with MLK Human Dignity Award

2020 was filled with uncertainty and cancelled events near and far, but the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is busy preparing for its annual...

Goodwill preparing to open in larger quarters in Hazlet

HAZLET - Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia will open its Hazlet store and donation center on Jan. 14 in Hazlet Plaza...

Perry will serve as Middletown mayor; Hibell selected as deputy mayor

MIDDLETOWN – Committeeman Tony Perry has been elected by his fellow members of the Township Committee to serve as Middletown's mayor for a third...

Red Cross teams with NFL to urge blood and plasma donation during National Blood...

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals – especially...
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Aberdeen native teams up with library for special event about NBA book

Seven years of hard work and research came to fruition for Aberdeen Township native Pete Croatto when his work "From Hang Time to Prime...
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Chelsea communities to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccinations are available for residents and staff of Chelsea Senior Living communities. Receiving the vaccine will be voluntary. However, Chelsea founder and CEO Herb Heflich...

Nature in New Jersey is quite busy during winter

By Michele S. Byers Winter may seem quiet, almost like nature is taking a break. But is this true? Many animals are hibernating, lots of...

Independent Datebook, Jan. 6

• Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU) will present a talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution via Zoom on Jan. 18 at...

Title of county commissioner will replace freeholder as panel reorganizes for 2021

The five officials who comprise Monmouth County's governing body will reorganize for 2021 in a meeting to be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 7...
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