Bank robber ordered to pay restitution

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer TRENTON — A 33-year-old Barnegat man was sentenced last week to 120 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $22,240...

Women’s Initiative rally to be held Saturday

By JESSICA HARDING Staff Writer RED BANK -- Several women from Red Bank and the surrounding areas have joined together to form the Greater Red Bank Women's...

Library Learning Center plans presented to Holmdel community

By JESSICA HARDING Staff Writer HOLMDEL -- A special meeting was held Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. to release the plans of the new library at...

Count Basie Theatre is New Jersey’s hottest ticket

By KAREN RAPOLLA Staff Writer The majestic and historic Count Basie Theatre located on Monmouth Street in Red Bank is the top ticket-selling theater venue in...

Local Songwriters to join GRAMMY nominee Shannon McNally at this Saturday’s...

By Karen Rapolla Staff Writer Songs have long been powerful forms of commentary on issues of the day, punctuating social movements and inspiring listeners to action. The...

Structure fire damages residence in Middletown Township

The Middletown Township Fire Department was dispatched at 7:15 a.m. on Jan. 9 to a fire at 43 Lakeshore Drive in the River Plaza...

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Love for family takes back seat to a breakfast burrito

By Lori Clinch We did not raise our four sons to be selfish, but we did raise them to be independent. These days they can do...

Burry, Curley will lead freeholders during 2017

Monmouth County Freeholders Lillian Burry and John P. Curley became, respectively, freeholder director and deputy director at the board’s 2017 organization meeting held on...

Hazlet Land Use Board reorganizes

By KATHARINE FRIEDMAN Correspondent A new year meant the Hazlet Land Use Board had to make decisions regarding who would lead the group as chairman, vice...
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