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Area residents will appear in work to be screened at Garden State Film Festival

A Middletown resident and a Holmdel resident are starring in a short film that will be screened during the 19th Garden State Film Festival. "Not...

Monmouth County News Briefs, March 17

Autism Speaks, a national advocacy group that promotes research and solutions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), presented Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) with its Congressional...

Independent Datebook, March 17

• The 2021 Discussion Series will present "Staying Connected – You Are Not Alone!" at 6:30 p.m. March 23 via Zoom. The presenters are...

Monmouth commissioners want part of marijuana legislation repealed

The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners is calling on state officials to repeal legislation that became law less than a month ago. Specifically, the...

Independent News Briefs, March 17

Municipal officials in Middletown have applied to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to seek bids for a solar energy farm at the...

Parents will rally for children’s return to school

Parents for In-Person School will hold a really at 1 p.m. March 13 at Terhune Park on Main Street in Matawan to support efforts...

Three area school districts scheduled to lose state aid during 2021-22

Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 budget, which includes proposed funding for New Jersey's public school districts during the 2021-22 academic...

Monmouth County commissioners delay adoption of budget; eye possible tax relief

With the possibility that a proposed tax increase on Monmouth County property owners could be reduced, the members of the Board of County Commissioners...

Company donates roof at Little League baseball facility in Matawan

MATAWAN - Equipped with a passion to serve his community, resident James Kennedy's new roofing company, Grapevine Pro, has built a new roof for...

Holmdel officials honor young ladies who achieved Eagle Scout rank

HOLMDEL - Two young women who are members of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts have been honored by the Holmdel Township Committee. According...

Atlantic Highlands Arts Council presents ‘The ChaShaMa Matawan 11’

The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council will present an exhibition in the main gallery, “The ChaShaMa Matawan 11.” The exhibition is a partnership between the Atlantic...

British government report: Don’t undervalue ‘nature’s capital’

By Michele S. Byers In the world of finance, “capital” usually refers to monetary wealth, often needed for starting and maintaining a business. Businesses without...

County clerk advises of federal REAL ID Act deadline approaching in October

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding residents that the federal REAL ID Act compliance deadline is approaching on Oct. 1. The U.S. Department...

Ground broken on new medical building in Eatontown

EATONTOWN - Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) together with Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH), both RWJBarnabas Health facilities, have broken ground on RWJBarnabas Health Family Care...

Monmouth County News Briefs, March 10

The presidents of Kean University, Union, and Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, have signed an agreement bringing Brookdale into the Pathway to Kean program, providing...

Independent Datebook, March 10

• The 2021 Discussion Series will present "Staying Connected – You Are Not Alone!" at 6:30 p.m. March 23 via Zoom. The presenters are...

Mental health poetry contest will use memories of food as a prompt

The NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest will be based on foods and the memories they evoke. Weave those thoughts...

Grab a sub at Jersey Mike’s and help Make-A-Wish throughout March

MONROE – Throughout March, customers of Jersey Mike's Subs can grab a sub and help grant wishes through Make-A-Wish New Jersey to children with...
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