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Supreme Court order lays out framework for future remote and in-person proceedings

The New Jersey Supreme Court has issued an order that provides a framework for future court operations, both now and after the COVID-19 pandemic. While...

Monmouth County News Briefs, Nov. 24

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will present a Zoom program, "Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film," with historian John Kenrick on...

Department of Agriculture announces $10M distribution for food banks

New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher has announced that $10 million from American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery Funds is being distributed...

New program will provide reimbursement for COVID-19 expenses

The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners has announced a new Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for small businesses, microenterprises and nonprofits that...

DiMaso receives National Foundation for Women Legislators’ highest honor

State Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso of Holmdel (R-Monmouth) received the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ highest honor, the Dean McManus spirit award, at the organization’s...

Independent Datebook, Nov. 24

• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, is conducting blood drives which are open to the public. The following...

Keyport officials prepare corrective action plan following audit

KEYPORT - The members of the Borough Council in Keyport have approved a corrective action plan in response to a finding contained in the...

MAST cadets participate in christening of submarine New Jersey

Five cadets from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST), on Sandy Hook in northern Monmouth County, provided the color guard for the...

Keyport officials may open door to local cannabis businesses

KEYPORT - Borough Council members are taking action to lift a prohibition on cannabis businesses in Keyport by proposing regulations for cannabis businesses that...

Monmouth County officials cut ribbon at new courthouse security vestibule

FREEHOLD — Monmouth County officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 15 to mark the completed construction of the West Wing security vestibule portion...
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Ross, Wang elected to three-year terms on Borough Council in Matawan

MATAWAN - Republicans Charlie Ross and Melanie Wang have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Borough Council in Matawan. Election results posted online...

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ comes to Axelrod PAC 

The Axelrod Performing Arts Academy (APAA) will present its first musical, "The SpongeBob Musical," at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC), 100 Grant Ave.,...

Farm helps heal New Jersey Native American community

By Michele S. Byers On paper, the Munsee Three Sisters Medicinal Farm in Sussex County looks like a start-up business, but at its heart, it’s...

Monmouth County News Briefs, Nov. 17

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents "COVID-19 and Mental Health," a Zoom talk by Amanda Levy, on Nov. 21 at 2 p.m....

Independent Datebook, Nov. 17

• A Zoom program, "Hollywood Yiddishkeit: Jewish Images in American Film" with historian John Kenrick, will be presented by the Jewish Heritage Museum of...
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Martucci, Montone win new terms on council in Aberdeen Township

ABERDEEN - Democratic incumbents Joesph Martucci Sr. and Margaret Montone have been re-elected to serve new four-year terms on the Township Council in Aberdeen...

Gov. signs bills to improve infection prevention and control in nursing homes  

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed three bills into law which are aimed at improving infection prevention and control responses in nursing homes by ensuring...

Voters elect members of Holmdel, Hazlet, Keyport, Middletown and Matawan-Aberdeen school boards

In addition to voting for governor, representatives of the state Legislature, and municipal and county officials in the 2021 general election, residents also elected...
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