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Middletown study will consider possible recreation center at former school

MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee and the Middletown Township Public Schools Board of Education have announced they have retained Pinnacle Indoor Sports to conduct...

Independent Datebook, Jan. 19

• The Brotherhood of Temple Shalom, 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen Township, will host a blood and platelet drive on Feb. 1 from 12:30-6:30 p.m....

‘Second chance’ bill passes Senate; awaits action by Gov. Murphy

On Jan. 10, the members of the state Senate passed A-4771, clearing another hurdle for the bill to be signed into law; a law...

‘Accidentally On Purpose’ premieres at the Middletown Arts Center

What happens when you put seven real-life, true crime Victorian female serial killers in a room together somewhere in limbo between heaven and hell...
PHOTOS BY TYLER BROWN/STAFF

Tagliarini, Montone, Martucci begin serving new terms in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN – Three incumbent members of  Aberdeen Township's government have begun serving new four-year terms. The municipality held its 2022 reorganization meeting on Jan. 8....

Winter means changing your exercise routine

Colder weather means some changes to how we exercise. There are physiological changes that occur in your body related to activity when the mercury...

Monmouth County commissioner leadership roles go to Arnone and Kiley

Commissioner Thomas A. Arnone and Commissioner Susan M. Kiley were appointed as commissioner director and commissioner deputy director, respectively, at the Monmouth County Board...

Gov. Murphy signs legislation requiring age-appropriate school security drills

Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation (A-5727/S-3726) into law which requires school security drills to be age-appropriate and to prevent unnecessary traumatization of children. Among...

Hazlet committee members elect Clark to serve as mayor during 2022

HAZLET - Township Committeewoman Tara Clark has been elected by her fellow members of the Township Committee to serve as the mayor of Hazlet...

Gov. reinstates public health emergency to respond to Omicron variant

Gov. Phil Murphy has reinstated a public health emergency, effective immediately, to ensure New Jersey is able to respond to the continued threat of...

Monmouth County News Briefs, Jan. 12

The Ms. New Jersey Senior America Pageant 2022 is seeking ladies 60 and over to participate in the annual event, which will be held...

Flooding, pipelines, warehouses top 2021 N.J. environmental news

By Tom Gilbert If New Jersey were to have a 2021 poster child for climate change, it would not be a child at all. It...

Independent Datebook, Jan. 12

• The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents "The Various Views of Zionism," a three-part lecture series via Zoom, by Andrew Meyer, professor...
PHOTOS BY TYLER BROWN/STAFF

Livesey elected Matawan council president; Ross, Wang join governing body

MATAWAN – The members of the Matawan Borough Council have reorganized for 2022. The governing body's annual reorganization meeting was held on Jan. 5...

Impreveduto joins Holmdel committee; Buontempo tapped for mayor’s position

HOLMDEL - Republican Rocco Impreveduto has taken his seat on the Holmdel Township Committee and has begun serving a three-year term on the municipality's...

YMCA to present MLK Human Dignity Award to nation’s first female rabbi

The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is preparing for its 33rd community celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....

Federal waiver may curb school bus driver shortage

The New Jersey School Boards Association has reported that the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Federal...

Keyport council members elect McNamara to serve as panel’s president

KEYPORT - Councilwoman Kathleen McNamara has been elected by her fellow members of the governing body to serve as president of the Keyport Borough...
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