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$1M ‘Golf Ball Drop’ will benefit children dying of rare disease

JAR of Hope is staging an unusual event to save children who are dying from an unusual disease. And one lucky participant will win...

Monmouth County clerk invites historical organizations to participate in Archives and History Day

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is encouraging New Jersey historical organizations to be a part of Archives and History Day, which will take...

Matawan council adopts ordinance permitting cannabis businesses

MATAWAN - The Borough Council has adopted an ordinance which will permit retail cannabis businesses and cannabis delivery services to operate in Matawan. The...

Father and son go ‘Phishing’ on beach in Atlantic City

So there I was at noon on Aug. 14, sitting in my man cave and thinking about the exciting Saturday night I had planned....

Monmouth County News Briefs, Aug. 18

Enjoy an eclectic showcase of 116 inspirational works of art in acrylic, alcohol ink, mixed ink, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, pen and ink,...

Independent Datebook, Aug. 18

• The 2021 Discussion Series will continue with "Self-Care – Filling Up Your Cup – Building Your Emotional Toolbox," presented by Diane Lang, therapist,...

Monmouth County SPCA receives $1 million donation

EATONTOWN - The Monmouth County SPCA announced in a press release that it is thrilled and honored to have been chosen to receive a...

Holmdel officials will seek voter approval for open space tax rate increase

HOLMDEL - When Holmdel residents go to the polls on Nov. 2, they will be asked by the Township Committee if they want the...

Red Bank event will celebrate Count Basie with Aug. 21 performance

RED BANK - William "Count" Basie was born on Aug. 21, 1904, in Red Bank, 117 years ago. To celebrate the consummate orchestra leader, the...

Pallone announces approval of funding to support fishing communities

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) has announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) approved New Jersey’s spending plan for $9.5 million in...

Holmdel officials introduce bond ordinance to fund local improvements

HOLMDEL - The Holmdel Township Committee has reintroduced a bond ordinance that failed to win approval from a two-thirds majority of the governing body...

Holmdel officials ban all cannabis businesses in township

HOLMDEL - The Holmdel Township Committee has adopted Ordinance 2021-25A which will prohibit all cannabis businesses from operating in the township. The ordinance was adopted...

EB Indie Film Festival hits the drive-in on Aug. 13, 14

The newly formed EB Indie Film Festival, in partnership with the East Brunswick Arts Coalition (EBAC) and the East Brunswick Arts Commission, will launch...

Charter study commission question will appear on Holmdel ballot

HOLMDEL - When residents go to the polls on Nov. 2, they will be asked by the Township Committee if they want to create...

Virtual run will raise funds for therapeutic riding program

Special People United to Ride (SPUR), a therapeutic horsemanship program in the Lincroft section of Middletown, has announced its second annual virtual run, scheduled...

Holmdel residents will vote on proposed increase in LOSAP benefits

HOLMDEL - When Holmdel residents go to the polls on Nov. 2, they will be asked via a public question if they want to...

Aberdeen will permit cannabis businesses in area near train station

ABERDEEN - The Township Council has adopted an ordinance that will amend Aberdeen Township's Commerce and Transportation Center Redevelopment Plan and allow five types...

Atlantic Hub and Independent News Briefs, Aug. 11

The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its upcoming "Into the Woods" exhibit which will be held from Sept. 17 through Nov....
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