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Unclaimed remains of veterans receive military honors

One by one, the remains of 23 forgotten military veterans and two spouses from World War I, World War II and the Korea and...

Independent Datebook, July 7

ā€¢ Calvary Baptist Church, 491 Lloyd Road, Aberdeen Township, is providing a cooked meal from 5:30-7 p.m. every Thursday through the end of July....

Longtime director of New Jersey Conservation Foundation announces retirement

Michele S. Byers, the longtime head of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, has announced she will retire from her role as executive director at...

Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor community heroes

The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) will host the Beacon of Heroes Awards celebration on July 22 in recognition of community heroes throughout...

Independent News Briefs, June 30

Incumbent Keyport Borough Council members Dennis Fotopoulos and Matthew Goode, who received 237 and 234 votes, respectively, in the June 8 primary election, will...

‘Ghost forest’ of New Jersey trees warns of climate change

By Michele S. Byers At a time of year when most parks are green and lush, the centerpiece of Madison Square Park in New York...

Pandemic voices: Calling for N.J. student and educator video submissions

Hybrid. Remote. Cohorts. Virtual events. Zoom. Social distancing. Desk shields. Masks. All of these once-unfamiliar terms are likely to conjure up different memories and...

JAR Of Hope execs walking 300 miles to save dying children

To save children dying from an extremely rare, always fatal disease, three men representing the JAR Of Hope foundation are undertaking a walk they...

Gov. Murphy, state officials announce 2021-22 school year guidance

Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli have...

Entries will be accepted for Monmouth County Fair Home and Garden competition

It is time for residents to start getting their entries ready for the 2021 Monmouth County Fair Home and Garden Competition. The fair is organized...

New law: Medical marijuana use may be authorized by telemedicine

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation into law that will allow healthcare practitioners to remotely authorize medical marijuana use via telemedicine/telehealth. Murphy signed...

Monmouth County Library schedules virtual events during July

Music, food, history, travel, gardening and even home makeovers are all discussions and programs being offered virtually by the Monmouth County Library during July. ā€œI continue...

Matawan Police Department moving to location behind Borough Hall

MATAWAN - After having operated from an outdated building at 150 Main St. for quite some time, the Matawan Police Department will be moving...

Middletown officials take first step to prohibit cannabis cultivation, sales

MIDDLETOWN - The members of the Township Committee in Middletown have introduced an ordinance that will, if adopted, prohibit the operation of any class...

Monmouth County Fair to mark return in 2021 following pandemic cancellation

The Monmouth County Fair, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, is returning in 2021 and will be held at the...

Monmouth County students graduateĀ withĀ college degree before high school degreeĀ 

High school students from throughout Monmouth County who augmented their traditional high school curriculum with college-level courses through Brookdale Community Collegeā€™s Early College High...

Gov. Murphy announces budget agreement on tax relief measures

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney, Democratic state Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and other state officials have announced an agreement...

Independent News Briefs, June 23

The Township Committee in Middletown has appointed seven individuals to serve as Special Law Enforcement Officers (Class I) in the Middletown Police Department. Members of...
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