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All ages invited to attend virtual talks at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) 36-year tradition of offering weekly cutting-edge, informative talks about a wide variety of science subjects will continue with...

Hazlet news briefs, Jan. 6

During the final days of 2020, members of the Hazlet Township Committee completed several items of municipal business. Final payments totaling $1.8 million were issued...

Monmouth County Health Department begins vaccinating 1A category

In accordance with mandates from the federal government and the New Jersey Department of Health, the Monmouth County Health Department (MCHD) has begun vaccinating...

Perry expected to serve as Middletown mayor for third consecutive year

MIDDLETOWN – When the Township Committee reorganizes at its virtual meeting on Jan. 3, the governing body is expected to elect Tony Perry to...

County awards $3.47 million in grant funds to municipal parks in 23 towns

Monmouth County officials have announced that the county has awarded $3.47 million in dedicated park improvement grant funds to 23 municipalities in the county...

Jewish Federation honors Monmouth Reform Temple president

At its annual (virtual) meeting on Dec. 8, the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey honored Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, President...

Residents asked to provide input on visiting popular Monmouth County destinations

Traveling in and around Monmouth County year-round could be easier in the future with the help of residents and visitors alike. The Monmouth County Department...

Guild of Creative Art displays work by area artists online

Closing out its virtual 2020 exhibits, the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, is proud to announce the current Art Galleries Online showcase: “Our December...
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All smiles as ‘most vulnerable population’ begins COVID-19 vaccinations

December 28, 2020, marks a day of celebration as the state's most vulnerable population - those living and working in long-term care facilities -...

Monmouth County News Briefs, Dec. 30

Supporters of LADACIN Network, a local nonprofit, have found a new way to Plunge into 2021 and enhance the lives of people with disabilities....

Congressman announces winners of 2020 Congressional App Challenge

U.S. Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) has announced the winners of this year’s New Jersey Fourth Congressional District Congressional App Challenge, part of a nationwide...

Independent Datebook, Dec. 30

• The Monmouth County Park System will present "Poets in the Woods New Year’s Day Walk" from 1-2 p.m. Jan. 1 at Freneau Woods...

New chief of law enforcement announced for Monmouth County SPCA

A former Eatontown police chief has been named the new chief of the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA),...

Matawan-Aberdeen will receive $1.5M to expand preschool education 

The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District will receive $1.5 million from the state to expand its preschool education offerings to students in the communities it...

Matawan council waives fees to encourage Main Street revitalization

MATAWAN - Members of the Matawan Borough Council have taken action to encourage the revitalization of Main Street. During a meeting on Dec. 15, council...

Using science to bring back iconic American chestnut trees

By Michele S. Byers “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose …” By the time those famous lyrics were penned...

25th anniversary Archives and History Day event will be live-streamed Dec. 22

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has announced that the 25th annual Monmouth County Archives and History Day will take place as a live...

Independent Datebook, Dec. 23

• With the continued spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey, the administrators of the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, have decided to temporarily close the museum....
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