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Corcoran-Clark and McKay win new terms in Hazlet election

HAZLET - Republicans Tara Corcoran-Clark and James McKay have won new three-year terms on the Township Committee in Hazlet. The terms will run from...

Tagliarini wins fourth term as Aberdeen Township mayor

ABERDEEN – Fred Tagliarini, who has been a resident of Aberdeen Township since 1987, has been elected to serve his fourth four-year term as...

Proposed ordinance in Holmdel will allow entry level officers to skip examination

HOLMDEL - Members of the Holmdel Township Committee have introduced an ordinance that will, if adopted, allow certain individuals to be hired as entry...

Araneo, Peperoni win Borough Council seats in Keyport

KEYPORT - Republicans Rose Araneo and Ronald Peperoni have won three-year terms on the Borough Council in Keyport and will join the governing body...

Protection of open space has tangible economic benefits

By Michele S. Byers New Jerseyans love preserved land. Over the past 60 years, voters overwhelmingly passed every statewide ballot question on funding to protect...

Perry and Kratz win Township Committee seats in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee in Middletown will maintain a 5-0 Republican majority in 2022 following the election of Tony Perry and Kimberly Kratz...

Monmouth County News Briefs, Nov. 10

Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs have announced that the State Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the...

Independent Datebook, Nov. 10

• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, is conducting blood drives which are open to the public. The following...

Holmdel man receives 10 years for 2018 arson, weapons offenses

A former resident of Holmdel has been sentenced to a total of 10 years in a New Jersey state prison relating to an arson...

Holmdel voters appear to have approved increase in LOSAP benefits

HOLMDEL - Residents who voted in the 2021 general election appear to have approved a public question that asked if they wanted to increase...

Pharmacy owner faces prison for role in kickback scheme, evading taxes

A Holmdel resident who is the former co-owner of a Union City pharmacy was sentenced on Nov. 3 to 41 months in prison for...

Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office to hold gun buyback event in Freehold Township

Following a successful gun buyback event that was recently held in Asbury Park, a second such event will be held on Nov. 20 in...

Open space tax rate increase appears to have been approved in Holmdel

HOLMDEL - Residents who participated in the 2021 general election appear to have approved an increase in the tax rate that supports the Holmdel...

Veteran’s widow begins 10th annual holiday collection clothing drive

To celebrate Veterans Day 2021, Stacia McDonough and her nonprofit organization, Independence For Veterans, has kicked off its 10th annual "They Kept Us Safe,...

Prosecutor: ‘Operation Checkmate’ dismantles major cocaine networks

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced the culmination of a four-month cooperative, multi-jurisdictional investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics...

Jim Wyse will be remembered as a conservation trailblazer

By Michele S. Byers Many people don’t know about the highly complex and technical steps required to preserve land. It may seem that suddenly a...

For critically ill, leaving the ICU is just the beginning

Patients who are discharged from the ICU can experience significant losses of physical, mental and cognitive abilities. This group of problems is called post-intensive...

Perry and Kratz win Township Committee races in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee in Middletown will maintain a 5-0 Republican majority in 2022 following the election of Tony Perry and Kimberly Kratz...
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