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MID 1.31 ‘Home’ to be screened Jan. 31

LINCROFT -- The public is welcome to attend a free screening of the documentary, "Home," at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Unitarian Universalist...

Fundraiser for pediatric brain tumor research slated

LONG BRANCH -- Turning Point Restaurants will again partner with the Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) and host the seventh annual “Great Food for a...

Hazlet aiming to unify zip code

By Kayla J. Marsh Staff Writer HAZLET – Two distinct United States postal zip codes have served township residents for years but officials are hoping to...

Exhibit takes viewers into abstract world

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer Thirteen local artists are bringing community members on a trip to their world through a new exhibit that features dozens...

Mayor’s Food Basket fills pantry’s shelves

MIDDLETOWN — With the support of the community, the Mayor’s Food Basket added more than three tons of food to the Middletown Food Pantry...

Bayshore groups seek funds to test water quality

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer KEYPORT — Members of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council and NY/NJ Baykeeper are hoping to secure funding that will assist...

Deputy mayor, council members sworn in

ABERDEEN — At its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 3, Aberdeen Township announced the appointment of Councilwoman Margaret Montone as deputy mayor and swore...
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Nurses on the front line of health care

By Christine Barcia For Lori Impastato, minutes, maybe even seconds, matter in her line of work. An emergency room nurse at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township,...

Gloria Nilson & Co. closes more than $1.5 billion in 2015

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate closed more than $1.5 billion in real estate sales volume as of Dec. 31, 2015. Of particular note...

Renters invited to live rent-free for two months at brand-new The Waverly

Developer BNE Real Estate Group recently announced the extension of one of its most popular promotions to date: two full months of free rent...

The Hub Kings to perform in Matawan

The Hub Kings, a soul-jazz trio, will perform 9 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Brass Rail Bar and Grill, 89 Freneau Ave., Matawan. The group...

Arnone, DiMaso lead freeholders

Monmouth County freeholders Thomas A. Arnone and Serena DiMaso became, respectively, freeholder director and deputy director at the Board of Freeholders’ 2016 organization meeting. The...

Nursing profession leads workforce growth

By Christine Barcia Career opportunities in nursing are projected to explode in the next decade. “The Affordable Care Act will increase the need for advanced care...

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...
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