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Sports Trivia: The 'Handshake for the Century' Happened in New Jersey

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- It's been called "The Handshake of the Century," and it took place 75 years ago in Jersey City when the Dodgers farm team visited the Jersey City Giants at Roosevelt Stadium. 

The event occurred on April 18, 1946, when Jackie Robinson, playing for the Montreal Royals, hit his first professional home run. Awaiting him at home plate was George ...

Monmouth County Fair Opens July 21, Something for Everyone With Plenty of Attractions

July 19, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ— The 46th annual Monmouth County Fair will make its return on Wednesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 25 at the East Freehold Showgrounds.

After its cancellation last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will once again feature plenty for fairgoers to enjoy — from opening-night fireworks, amusement rides, carnival games and live entertainment to a ...

RESERVE FOR SUMMER CONCERT: An Evening to Benefit Monmouth Park Charity Fund. Enjoy Michael Ghegan, Quincy Mumford & David Alastre.


You are Invited to a Live Outdoor Concert at The Blu Grotto Biergarten, July 29th, 7PM

TICKETS NOW ON SALE . RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED. Proceeds to benefit local charities throughout Monmouth County! Support the Monmouth Park Charity Fund; a non-profit supporting local charities since 1946! 

Doors ...

WATCH: Hazlet Pops First Performance at Veterans Park a Success



HAZLET, NJ: On a beautiful summer night where all you want to do is sit outside, what could be better than to have the opportunity to listen to a free band in your community? The Hazlet Pops, a community band in Hazlet, had their first performance at Veterans Park on the evening of Thursday, July 15th. 

“Out of all of the towns that I have worked in, none ...

Wait What? Molotov Cocktails at Costco Parking Lot Land Holmdel Man in Jail

July 24, 2021

FREEHOLD –  They still make these? A homemade makeshift explosive  famously named Molotov Cocktail has a Holmdel Township man facing charges that can result in jail time. It happened at Costco in Hazlet.

Brendan J. Dunne, of Holmdel, allegedly ignited molotov cocktail explosive devices on three nights earlier this week in a business ...

Bad Mix: Paul Camarda, 39, of Holmdel, pleads guilty to health care fraud

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Holmdel man admitted he conspired to defraud New Jersey county health benefits programs and conspired to engage in money laundering and obstruct justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Paul Camarda, 39, of Holmdel, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to a charge of one count of ...

Chamber of Commerce: Co-Founder of Booskerdoo; Amelia Caverly, Commissioner Sue Kiley, Moms of Business, Hazlet's Sarah Williams

July 26, 2021

Monmouth County Deputy Commissioner Kiley (Hazlet resident and former Mayor) will give us an update on COVID-19, the good, the bad and "the beware"! Kiley can also speak to being a working mom and how she balanced and continues to balance a successful career with a happy family. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: Join in-person business networking at Bell Works, Tuesday, July 27, at 9am.

Bell Works Announces 72,000 Square Feet 'Campus' Offering New Flexible Workspace Options

HOLMDEL, N.J. — Need work space? Bell Works has it! Somerset Development announced plans for a new 72,000 square feet work space called “Campus” at Bell Works. The space is set to open by the end of 2021.

According to Bell Works, Campus is a new workspace solution that will be catering to the growing number of medium-sized businesses and enterprises in search of flexibly ...

Keyport: Mayor Kennedy Suggests Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative Move to a Chamber of Commerce Structure

KBBC President Shauna Burlew Calls for Council to Appoint Members to Vacant Positions

KEYPORT, NJ - During 'new business' of the Keyport Council, a lengthy discussion ensued with public comment related to the Keyport Bayfront Business Cooperative. It is a Business Improvement District that is by ordinance of the governing body.

The KBBC is governed by an elected board ...

State Teachers union spokesperson says kids must wear masks, Holmdel BOE says No

July 31, 2021

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Schools will not be requiring masks on children's faces in school in September. This is not what the teacher's union representatives want, however. 

In a discussion point during the Wednesday BOE report of the Superintendent, parents were advised that masks are optional only. In short, wear them if you want and if you don't want to wear them, ...

New Jersey Earns 2021's 3rd Best School System in the Country: WalletHub Study

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in America, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Monmouth County's Daniella Appolonia, author of 'I am Daphne' is Making Waves

" 'I Am Daphne' is an inspiring book for anyone who has ever felt less than, and encourages children (and adults!) to embrace what makes them unique, through harnessing the power that lies within. " Author, Daniella Appolonia. 

Photo above: Daniella Appolonia, holding her book "I Am Daphne", with CNBA board members at July meeting. 


SCAM ALERT: IRS cautions taxpayers about fake charities and scammers targeting immigrants

July 29, 2021

The IRS continues to observe criminals using a variety of scams that target honest taxpayers. In some cases, these scams will trick taxpayers into doing something illegal or that ultimately causes them financial harm. These scammers may cause otherwise honest people to do things they don't realize are illegal or prey on their good will to steal their money.

Here are a couple of this ...

A tip for teachers: Some educator pandemic related expenses may be tax deductible

The educator expense deduction allows eligible teachers and administrators to deduct part of the cost of technology, supplies and training from their taxes. They can only claim this deduction for expenses that were not reimbursed by their employer, a grant or other source.

Who is an eligible educator:

The taxpayer must be a kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, ...

Pot Ban Introduced: Holmdel follows the lead of nearby towns and bans cannabis

HOLMDEL, NJ - After a short discussion at the July 13th Township Committee meeting, it was decided to ban pot completely in Holmdel.

An August deadline looms and two competing ordinances were listed on the agenda. One allowed growing of pot, the other banned it.

On one area, all elected officials agreed. They wanted a ban on retail cannabis in town. It was the growing that was ...

Monmouth ACTS to Celebrate August's Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Educational Events Planned.

July 26, 2021

“If breastfeeding did not already exist, someone who invented it today would deserve a dual Nobel Prize in medicine and economics” ~ Keith Hansen, World Bank (2016)

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), a public-private partnership organized by the Monmouth County Commissioners to better serve the community, will ...


HAZLET, NJ: Hazlet Recreation welcomes everyone to Zumba in the Park! Fitness instructor Sandy Molon will lead a six-week Zumba class outdoors at Veterans Park for all to enjoy.  Zumba is a fun, upbeat interval workout. The classes move between high- and low-intensity dance moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardio endurance. So do something great for you and ...

Local Heroes: Hazlet Police Officers Honored, New Recruits Sworn In

July 21, 2021

HAZLET – Hundreds of residents, family members, law enforcement and rescue services officials gathered Tuesday at Veteran’s park to appoint two new officers to the Hazlet Township Police Department, and to celebrate others who went above and beyond the call of the duty to best serve their community.

“At a point in time where some try to catch police officers doing ...

WATCH IT: Van Fire on Parkway in Holmdel Knocked Down by Firefighters

HOLMDEL, NJ - If you are driving to the beach today you may want to double-check Parkway traffic. Local firefighters made safety look easy Saturday morning as they quickly extinguished a van in flames. 

No injuries were reported. It appears to be a white work van.

Everyday heroes from a local fire department converged on the van fire at around 9:30AM. It was ...

Keyport Fire Truck Spending a Hot Topic for Borough Council

KEYPORT, NJ: The introduction of a $700,000 bond ordinance for the replacement of first response fire fighting vehicle was an unexpected surprise for some members of the borough council, including mayor Collette Kennedy, who questioned the validity of the request during a July 6 meeting of the governing body.

“None of us saw this coming until it was mentioned on an agenda during the ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

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Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation golf outing raises $475,000 to help create a Neuroscience Institute.

July 20, 2021

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ –  Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation raised $475,000 at its golf outing held on Monday, July 12, at Deal Golf & Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. Funds raised from the event will support Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s continued growth, including the creation of a ...

Non-partisan Elections or Non-transparent Elections?

July 17, 2021

Dear Community,


Many people in New Jersey live in, or may be familiar with municipalities that have so-called “non-partisan” elections.  Under this system, candidates for local office do not run under the banner of a political party rather, their names appear on the ballot with no political affiliation.

The purported idea behind this is to allow anyone to run for ...


Dec 13, 1941 - Jul 23, 2021
HOLMDEL, NJ: Robert A. Mariani passed away peacefully, surrounded by his wife and children, on ...
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Dec 13, 1950 - Jul 6, 2021
Fred Farina died peacefully at his home in Red Bank, NJ on Tuesday, July 6th at the age of ...
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Apr 13, 2000 - Jul 3, 2021
Spencer Earl Estes, a 2018 graduate of Millburn High School and a business psychology major at the ...
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Oct 20, 1943 - Jul 2, 2021
Anthony J. Gonzales Sr., 77, of Holmdel passed away Friday, July 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving ...
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Mar 19, 1930 - Jun 7, 2021
Josephine “Irene” Dochych, 91, of Holmdel, passed away Monday at home. Irene was ...
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Nov 3, 1955 - May 20, 2021
Frank Louis Torrone, 65, of Staten Island passed away on May 20th. Frank was born and raised on ...
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Apr 14, 1934 - May 8, 2021
John Anastos, 87, died on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in Marlton, NJ. He was born in Paterson, ...
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Jan 15, 1931 - May 6, 2021
Anna M.  (Scalzadonna)  De Sousa, 89 of Colts Neck, New Jersey died on May 6, 2021 at ...
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Nov 27, 1964 - May 7, 2021
Surrounded by Rosy’s Riveters, the strongest 56-year-old warrior peacefully fell asleep in ...
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Mar 24, 1962 - Apr 11, 2021
Ellen Marie Gerlich of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, age 59, died of complications from COVID-19 ...
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