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Keyport author John Schneider will publish ‘Sandy Hook’ on July 5

As the producer and host of a weekly television series called "Raritan Bayshore County" (shown on Comcast and the Internet), John Schneider says he...

Help New Jersey’s beautiful butterflies

By Michele S. Byers New Jersey’s butterflies are some of the most enchanting creatures of summer, with intricate wing patterns and beautiful colors. Even their...

Green Acres is the place to be!

By Michele S. Byers Ever wonder what the Green Acres signs are about all over New Jersey?  No, they are not an advertisement for a...

Aberdeen Township officials adopt bond ordinance for road improvements

ABERDEEN - The members of the Township Council have adopted a $990,000 bond ordinance to provide funding for road improvements on Autumn Lane in...

Monmouth County Library will present Lighthouse Week beginning June 22

It will be Lighthouse Week at the Monmouth County Library when three programs concerning lighthouses and shore points will be presented once again by popular...

Monmouth County News Briefs, June 16

The New Jersey School Board Association’s School Board Candidate’s Kit for the Nov. 2 election is now available online at www.njsba.org/candidacy The kit includes information...

Independent Datebook, June 16

• Classic Radio Road Show will return to live performances on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. outdoors at the Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church...

Historian will present program about ‘Nathaniel, William and Bruce’

Local historian and author Kevin Coyne will present "Nathaniel, William and Bruce," the stories of three men from three different centuries who impacted and left...

Matawan council members adopt $13.7M municipal budget

MATAWAN - The members of the Matawan Borough Council have adopted a $13.71 million municipal budget which will fund the services and operations of...

Girl Scout gala raises funds to support leadership opportunities for girls

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore raised more than $155,000 to provide leadership programs for girls in need at its annual Women of Distinction...

Middletown committee adopts $84M municipal budget for 2021

MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee has adopted Middletown's 2021 municipal budget. The annual spending plan was adopted during a meeting on June 7. Mayor Tony...

Monmouth County sheriff appointed to new FCC 911 Strike Force

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden has been appointed as a member of the newly created 911 Strike Force by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The strike...

Brookdale Community College appoints diversity and inclusion director

Brookdale Community College administrators have named Angela Kariotis as the college's first director of diversity and inclusion. According to a press release, the position will...

Keyport council OKs purchase of body-worn cameras for police officers

KEYPORT - The Keyport Borough Council has authorized the purchase of body-worn cameras and related equipment for the officers of the Keyport Police Department. During...

Holmdel school board unanimously adopts $68M budget for 2021-22

HOLMDEL - The members of the Holmdel Township Schools Board of Education have adopted a $68.75 million budget for the 2021-22 school year. During a...

Independent Datebook, June 9

• On June 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Red Bank Chapter of Hadassah and Congregation B'nai Israel of Rumson will host a virtual lecture...

Gov. signs legislation and Executive Order ending public health emergency in New Jersey

With all COVID-19 capacity restrictions on businesses and gathering limits having been lifted due to the continued improvement of New Jersey’s public health metrics,...

Keyport Borough Council members adopt $10.8M budget for 2021

KEYPORT - The Borough Council has adopted a $10.8 million budget to fund the operation of Keyport during 2021. The budget will be supported by...
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