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Fall Open House for Brookdale Community College, October 23, Register Today.

September 23, 2022

Monmouth County, NJ - Brookdale Community College will hold a Fall Open House on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Kick off begins at 1:00 p.m. at their Lincroft campus.

Open House is an excellent way for prospective students and their families to become acquainted with Brookdale's opportunities and various pathways to success. The day will start with a special welcome from President ...

Brookdale Community College President David M. Stout, Ph.D, Recognized for Leadership Role.

Monmouth County, NJ - Brookdale Community College is pleased to announce that President David M. Stout, Ph.D., has been named to ROI-NJ’s Influencers: Higher Education 2022 list. Each year, ROI-NJ lists the presidents with the greatest influence and impact on their schools and within the business community.  

A longtime leader in the state, the school serves more than ...

Prayers requested: Saint John Vianney Quarterback/Safety Injured in Friday Night Game

September 26, 2022

"As a Catholic school, we know the power of prayer and are asking our community to come together to pray for the speedy recovery of Aaron Van Trease." SJV Public Facebook Post. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: Aaron Van Trease, senior quarterback and safety for Saint John Vianney (SJV) High School football team, was seriously injured in the first quarter of Friday night's game against ...

Swing Loose Golf in Bell Works now offers an Outdoor Driving Range

HOLMDEL, NJ: The amazing Bell Works just keeps getting better! Now offering more sports entertainment for the community,  Swing Loose Golf has expanded to add an Outdoor Driving Range!

Experience the Swing Loose Outdoor Driving Range - now open in the field directly behind Bell Works, located at 101 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel, NJ, 07733. The community is invited to celebrate ...

NJ's Own Al-Shadee Salaam Leads Rutgers to Victory, Week 1 of Football

NEW JERSEY - Number 26 playing Running Back for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights is Al-Shadee Salaam from East Orange, NJ, previously coached by Rae Oliver at EO Campus High as a Jaguar.

Saturday, during week one of college football, Salaam was the game hero when led the team to victory, with a 96-yard game-winning drive for Rutgers and a 22-yard rushing touchdown. The Scarlet Knights ...

Feast of San Gennaro returns to Belmar for 10th year

September 17, 2022

BELMAR, NJ— Lovers of ‘The Old Country’ needn’t fret, for the Feast Of San Gennaro will be returning to Belmar for its 10th year this weekend, Sept. 17 and 18. Residents can once again indulge with all things Italian including delicious food and dazzling crafts. Additionally, participants can enjoy a beer and wine bar and some live entertainment. 

The festival ...

VIDEO New Jersey's Piano Man: NGXB-Nicholas George Xavier Blum, Brings Keyboard Magic to the Claridge Hotel's Celebrity Theater.

 

Above: Official Promo Reel for Pianist, Arranger, and Content Creator NGXB. Video filmed and edited by Danny Drew.

NEW JERSEY: Start with an uncanny wit, an indomitable spirit and an easy smile. Add in a wicked piano talent and a million followers, and you are in the right place. Meet NGXB - the four-letter word for Nicholas George Xavier Blum, New Jersey's piano ...

Reputation Hits: 101.5FM and Radio Announcer Bill Spadea Face Defamation Lawsuit.

September 18, 2022

Morris County,  NJ - A psychologist who  served as a guest expert on Townsquare Media (NJ 101.5) for over 15 years has on September 12th, 2022,  filed a defamation suit against the station and morning announcer Bill Spadea. The lawsuit relates to the professional guests comments on the radio and Spadea's claim that he should be indicted. The plaintiff ...

Former Holmdel Administrator: Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Cherron Rountree and Rahway Mayor Settles for $2 Million

RAHWAY, NJ - Former Holmdel Township Administrator Cherron Rountree and other defendants in a Rahway sexual harassment lawsuit have finally settled the case - and for a big number.

All parties signed off on or about September 9th, 2022 to pay a hefty $2 million to a former Rahway employee, Denise Rolong, who earned only $57,474 a year (according to state records). The ...

Gunfire in Old Bridge: Shooting at 7/11 Parking Lot Injures Man

MATAWAN/OLD BRIDGE, NJ - On Tuesday at about 8:30 a 911 call reported that a person was shot at a 7/11 parking lot. Old Bridge and Matawan Police partnered on the incident. The victim was transported to the hospital. According to the Matawan Police Department, the incident was isolated and did not create a wider safety issue, particularly to the local schools.

"The Police Department has ...

Holmdel Zoning: CILU Co-President Reads Statement Opposing Dementia Care Center at Potters Farm

September 27, 2022

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Zoning Board met on Wednesday evening and a hot topic was the ongoing discussion on the dementia care project called The Enclave. The developers are seeking approval for the development at the former Potters Farm off GSP Exit 114.

In a bit of irony, two fellow environmentalists had different roles at this meeting. The two are Ralph Blumenthal and Karen ...

HIRING: YMCA Hiring Clinicians, Aides and Mentors

September 27, 2022

Red Bank, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is growing their outpatient mental health counseling team to provide critical support for individuals and families

Working with the Y, you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

The YMCA is seeking qualified candidates to provide high quality support for ...

Hilary Kramer: A Financial Powerhouse

With 30 years of experience on Wall Street as an investment analyst and portfolio manager, Hilary Kramer has been described by Financial Times as “a one-woman financial investment powerhouse”. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: A frequent guest commentator providing investment insight and economic analysis on CNBC, CBS, Fox News, and Bloomberg, her investment insights are often quoted in ...

Monmouth County Recovery Collaborative Impacts the Lives of Two New Jersey Siblings

September 22, 2022

FREEHOLD, NJ – Two local residents went from living in squalor and dealing with the ravages of substance abuse to living in safety and sobriety, and even playing Bingo each night. It’s possible thanks to the collaborative efforts of Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services).

Back in 2020, helping those who suffered with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) was more ...

Love for Luca: Middletown Remembers Luca Iacono. Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month Recognized by Township Committee.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: It was all about remembering Luca, the incredible son of Michelle and Frank Iacono, during the Middletown Townswhip Committee meeting on September 6th.

Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer founder President Andrea Verdone Gorsegner and Infinite Love Family Michelle and Frank Iacono were on hand to accept a proclamation and meet with the Township Committee on behalf of ...

Mental Health America: Hosts Youth Suicide Awareness Webinar, Community Invited.

MONMOUTH COUNTY: Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people age 15 to 24. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness,  in the U.S. Nearly 20% of high school students report serious thoughts of suicide and 9% have made an attempt to take their lives. During 2022 National Suicide Prevention Week, Mental Health America (MHA) will host a webinar to promote ...

Homicide Investigation in Old Bridge

September 19, 2022

OLD BRIDGE, NJ — A homicide investigation is now taking place in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. This news was announced by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's office Monday morning.

According to the report, at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, the Old Bridge Police received a 911 call from Hanna Lane in Laurence Harbor for a report of woman who ...

Retired Holmdel Police Chief John Mioduszewski, Defendant in New Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit, Wants to be the New Holmdel Township Administrator

HOLMDEL, NJ — The quieter time may be ending in Holmdel.

According to a report in Patch, The Holmdel Township Committee will hold a special public meeting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 16, to vote on resolutions to appoint a Township Administrator. The meeting is open to the public and in person. While the Township Committee has been working with and interviewing qualified candidates ...

State Police Increase Patrols Statewide for Labor Day Weekend

NEW JERSEY – Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer season, which means thousands are taking advantage of the long weekend to not only enjoy many of New Jersey’s tourist attractions like our beautiful beaches, state parks, and lakes, but to gather with friends and families to celebrate at cookouts as the weather forecast favorably points to mostly sunny and dry days ...

Diocese of Trenton to Establish First Shrine at Middletown’s Parish of Saint Mary 

September 12, 2022

MIDDLETOWN, NJ —Twenty-five years ago, parishioners at the Parish of Saint
Mary took on what seemed like a Herculean task: Manning a continuous, 24-hour prayer vigil
before the Holy Eucharist indefinitely. A quarter century later, the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
at Saint Mary has been designated as the first shrine in the Diocese of Trenton. 
Located in the original Saint Mary ...

Flags Fly at Half Staff to Honor Former NJ Governor Florio

September 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Flags will be flown at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday. The flags will be half staff from September 27, until sunset on Tuesday, October 11.

“Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement.

"He was a leader who cared more about the future of New Jersey ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

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JCP&L Installs Guards to Protect New Jersey Bald Eagles

To safeguard New Jersey’s bald eagle population, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has installed protective devices on electrical equipment in areas near known bald eagle nests in Hamburg Township and near Culver Lake (Frankford), both in Sussex County.

The protective system includes the use of guards that prevent birds from ...

VIDEO: Community grieving death of 14-year-old Middletown North Sophomore, Jocelyn 'Jocey' Walters

September 15, 2022

 

MIDDLETOWN, NJ — Tragically, a 14-year-old Middletown girl died last Friday.  Family and friends of Jocelyn 'Jocey' Walters are welcome to pay their respects on Sunday, September 18 from 4-8 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, located at 1735 Rt. 35 Middletown.  A mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Mother of God Church, located at 19 ...

New Jersey Remembers on 911, and Every Day.

NEW JERSEY: Throughout the United States there are 911 memorials that pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon. The state of NJ lost 746 residents. That is 746 families forever changed in our state, 21 years ago today: Mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers, ...

Love for Luca: Middletown Remembers Luca Iacono. Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month Recognized by Township Committee.

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: It was all about remembering Luca, the incredible son of Michelle and Frank Iacono, during the Middletown Townswhip Committee meeting on September 6th.

Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer founder President Andrea Verdone Gorsegner and Infinite Love Family Michelle and Frank Iacono were on hand to accept a proclamation and meet with the Township Committee on behalf of ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, October 9, 8:00 AM

St. Benedict School Gym 165 Bethany Road Holmdel, Holmdel

Knights of Columbus Council #11349 Blood Drive

The High Cost of Going Green

September 16, 2022

“The High Cost of Going Green”
by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (LD13)

A recent report by Affordable Energy for New Jersey blasted the ratepayer impact study for the Governor’s Energy Master Plan (EMP) saying among other things:

EMP report ignores all direct consumer costs
Only calculates ratepayer impact for one year
Brattle report provides no actual data for ...

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