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Tittel, advocate for state environmental causes, to retire from Sierra Club

Jeff Tittel, the director of the Sierra Club’s New Jersey Chapter, has announced he will retire as of May 1. According to a press release,...

Opinion: New Jersey should make patients a priority by issuing more medical marijuana permits

As a cancer survivor living with multiple sclerosis, I’ve experienced many symptoms over the years where medical marijuana would have made such a difference...

Independent Datebook, March 31

• Congregation B'nai Israel, Rumson, will host a Zoom lecture about the origins of Esperanto titled "Esperanto: L.L. Zamenhof's Hopeful Language for Russia's Jews...

Independent News Briefs, March 31

Three new special law enforcement officers have been appointed to the Keyport Police Department. On March 16, Borough Council members appointed Danielle LaCapria, Tyler Ely...
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NAMI offers multicultural conversations about mental health awareness 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Jersey (NAMI NJ) announced its 2021 webinar series, NAMI NJ Multicultural Conversations. NAMI NJ Multicultural Conversations, sponsored...

Senate approves legislation to spur countywide, K-12 school regionalization

On March 25, the members of the state Senate unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney, Democratic Sen. Vin Gopal and...

Monmouth County landfill employees will move to new positions

The operation of the Monmouth County Reclamation Center in Tinton Falls has been transferred to Waste Management of New Jersey Inc. in an agreement...

Costa, Nathan merge legal practices to expand elder law services

Joseph P. Costa and David B. Nathan have announced a merger of their legal practices to expand elder law services in central New Jersey....

Lions Club, Blessing Bag Brigade seek assistance to help homeless

MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Lions Club is continuing to help individuals in need by working with the Blessing Bag Brigade to create "Blessing Bags"...

Monmouth County News Briefs, March 24

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA) and VNA of Central Jersey Community Health Centers (CHC) recently received a $5,000 grant from OceanFirst Foundation which...

Author inspires thought through study of animal culture in ‘Becoming Wild’

By Michele S. Byers With spring having arrived on March 20, we will get to enjoy seeing a multitude of animals as they migrate back...

Independent Datebook, March 24

• State Theatre New Jersey presents Movie Online Trivia Night on April 7 at 7 p.m., hosted by film critic Stephen Whitty. Proceeds raised...

RWJBarnabas Health webinar: Fears, Hesitation and Access – What the Black community needs to...

  RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Facilities will host a webinar on March 23 featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the fears and hesitations within...

Geyer named new chief of Aberdeen Township Police Department

ABERDEEN - Municipal officials have announced the promotion of Deputy Chief Alan Geyer to the rank of police chief in the Aberdeen Township Police...

Keyport school board president loses battle with COVID

KEYPORT - Community leader and Keyport Public Schools Board of Education President Ann Marie Panzarelli, 51, is being remembered as someone who made an...

‘SPARK’ up summer fun at day camp

Spark up the summer fun at SPARK Day Camp. SPARK is a traditional day camp with plenty of surprises. Camp will run June 28 through...

Fair Haven resident’s work to be shown at Garden State Film Festival

A Fair Haven resident's documentary about his childhood friend's recovery from brain trauma will premiere at the 19th Garden State Film Festival. "Against The Tide:...

Howell filmmaker will have work, ‘Still With Us,’ shown at festival

A young filmmaker from Howell will have his work shown at the 19th Garden State Film Festival. "Still With Us," a drama directed by...
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