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Holmdel Township Committee introduces $26 million budget for 2021

HOLMDEL - Members of the Township Committee have introduced a 2021 municipal budget that totals $25.96 million and will be supported by the collection...

Keyport school board introduces budget; sets public hearing for April 28

KEYPORT - The Keyport Public Schools Board of Education has introduced a $23 million budget that will fund the operation of the district during...

Take a tech break and get outside

By Michele S. Byers Spring is here and many folks are itching to boost their health and fitness. But with more than a year into...

Holmdel Township Committee members adopt rules for new off-leash dog area

HOLMDEL - The Holmdel Township Committee has adopted an ordinance that establishes rules and regulations for a new off-leash dog area at Bayonet Farms. The...

Holmdel officials adopt ordinance with rules for keeping, raising chickens

HOLMDEL - Members of the Holmdel Township Committee have adopted an ordinance that regulates the animal control of fowl. Mayor Greg Buontempo, Deputy Mayor Cathy...
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NAMI offers various support groups to aid with mental health

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Jersey chapter will offer the following support groups this month: The NAMI Family Support Group meets at...

Monmouth County News Briefs, April 14

Jersey Mike’s Subs and customers across the country rallied to raise $15 million to help more than 200 charities nationwide during the company’s 11th...

Independent Datebook, April 14

• Hazlet will hold a town-wide garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 (rain date April 18). See an interactive map...

Turkey Swamp Park campground opens for 2021 season of fun

From chasing fireflies to gazing at the stars, there is something magical about a family camping trip. And there is no better place for...

Monmouth County Library will present program about little known Founding Father

The Monmouth County Library has received an $800 grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History which will enable the library to virtually...

Aberdeen Township names new public information officer

ABERDEEN - An elected member of the City Council in Linden, Union County, has been hired as Aberdeen Township's new public information officer. John...

Middletown officials introduce ordinance to increase open space tax rate

MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee has introduced an ordinance that will, if adopted, implement a voter-approved increase to the annual collection rate of the...

Matawan launches pilot program for residential curbside plastic film recycling

MATAWAN - The borough of Matawan, in partnership with SC Johnson, a manufacturer of household consumer brands, has kicked off a pilot program to...

Insurers move from ‘sick care’ towards ‘well care’

TRICARE, the health care program for uniformed service members, has decided to waive the cost-sharing requirement of up to three visits to a physical...

Spring ephemerals get their moment in the sun

By Michele S. Byers Take a walk in the woods this month and check out the forest floor. There in the dappled sunlight, popping up...

New Jersey’s June 8 primary election will be conducted in person

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is advising all registered voters that the June 8 primary election will have in-person voting at polling locations...

Matawan-Aberdeen school board introduces $84M budget for 2021-22

The Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District Board of Education has introduced an $84.95 million budget to fund the operation of the school district during the...
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Guided hike at Cheesequake State Park planned for April 8

A park naturalist will lead a guided hike at Cheesequake State Park at 10 a.m. April 8. Meet at the trailhead parking lot. Seasonal hikes are...
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