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Annual audit reveals no issues with Keyport’s financial records

KEYPORT - No recommendations for corrective action were made in the 2019 audit of Keyport's municipal finances. During a recent Borough Council meeting, the members...

Former theater debuts in new life as Alternate Ending Beer Co.

ABERDEEN - The building that was home to the Strathmore Cinema for almost six decades has found new life as the home of the...

Keyport council members approve shared services agreements

KEYPORT - Two Keyport employees will also provide their services to neighboring Union Beach. During a recent Borough Council meeting, members of the governing body...

SAMHAJ to hold virtual mental health celebration

SAMHAJ (South Asian Mental Health Awareness in Jersey) will hold its annual celebration from 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 virtually. Honorees include SAMHAJ core team volunteers...

Win a full scholarship to Rider University 

Business-minded high school students can win a full, four-year tuition scholarship to Rider University in the 2021 Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition. The annual competition challenges...

Middletown voters appear to have approved increase to open space tax rate

MIDDLETOWN - Voters in Middletown are making their voices heard on a local public question regarding the preservation of open space in the municipality. In...
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Resilient Eagles will take aim at second straight state soccer title

The 2020 campaign has been another banner year on the pitch for the Middletown South High School girls soccer team. The Eagles have built...

The Metlar-Bodine House Museum reopens

The Metlar-Bodine House Museum is reopening after months of closure due to COVID-19.   Discover Piscataway’s exceptional 354-year-old back story told in a docent-led tour. Learn...

Independent Datebook, Nov. 11

• Monmouth County Park System will host Accordion Melodies of the 1890s from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 14 at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel. Hear melodies...

Springpoint residents give communities high marks for pandemic response

In a recent independent survey, residents of Springpoint Senior Living gave their communities high marks for the response to the COVID-19 health crisis, with...

News Briefs, Nov. 11

Civil penalties for trespassing on or vandalizing agricultural or horticultural lands would be increased under legislation approved on Oct. 29 by the full New...

Virtual Oktoberfest raises $100,000 at Bayshore Medical Center

HOLMDEL - The annual Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Oktoberfest Community Celebration, held virtually on Oct. 29, raised $100,000 for the COVID-19 Emergency...

Blood drives scheduled across Central Jersey

The American Red Cross has scheduled the following blood drives:   American Red Cross Blood Donation Center – Central New Jersey 707 Alexander Road, Suite 701, Princeton...

Freeholders will assist special needs schools, expand CARES Act grant programs

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has announced the expansion of the Monmouth County CARES Economic Assistance Grant Program and assistance for special needs...

Keyport officials distribute grants to help businesses impacted by virus

KEYPORT - The Keyport Borough Council has authorized the distribution of $136,000 to assist businesses that have been affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. On...

Hazlet store employee charged with endangering welfare of a child

HAZLET - A 41-year-old male convenience store employee in Hazlet has been arrested for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child after inappropriate conduct with...

Election Results Update: Democrats lead in race for two seats on Matawan Borough Council

MATAWAN - Borough Council members Stephanie Buckel and Deana Gunn are leading two challengers in the race for two available three-year terms on Matawan's...

Program will assist Matawan-Aberdeen pupils with special needs

MATAWAN - The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District Board of Education has entered into an agreement with MOCEANS Center for Independent Living to provide the...
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