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Keyport Football: Mitchell Making Successful Transitions from Futbol to Football

September 14, 2021

In a Week 2 meeting with divisional rival Keansburg, Keyport secured a victory in the waning minutes of regulation when senior signal caller George Mitchell rolled out to his right and fired a strike across the middle of the field to his favorite target, DJ Mitchell.

Mitchell did the rest, winning a foot race to the end zone, and hauling in another tough reception on the next play for a ...

Football: Thompson, Mitchell Clutch Play Leads Keyport over Keansburg

KEANSBURG - DJ Thompson’s right cleat kicked up a chunk of turf in the final quarter of a weekend tilt with Keansburg, as the senior wide receiver cut across hash marks, shaking loose of a Titans defender to haul in a pass from first-year quarterback George Mitchell.

Thompson won a foot-race to the outside and into the end zone for a 55-yard scoring strike with under two minutes ...

OysterFest attracts large crowds during a perfect fall day.

September 26, 2021

“Between the food, drink and entertainment lineup, there was truly no better way to kick off the start of fall than Oysterfest!”  said Jamie Edelbach, Marketing Manager for the Red Bank RiverCenter.

RED BANK, NJ: A near perfect weather day with a steady cool breeze welcomed hundreds (probably over a 1,000 at one time), locals and visitors to the Red Bank Oysterfest where the ...


MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Middletown Arts Center, in collaboration with the Dunbar Repertory Company, presents Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, written by Ed Schmidt and directed by Mark Antonio Henderson, October 15th through 17th. In this engrossing production, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey, meet in ...

Entertainer Andy Cooney to Headline South Amboy Irish Fest Sept. 25

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- He’s been on the Irish American music scene for as long as anyone can remember. Entertainer Andy Cooney started his professional career in the mid-1980s at age 17 playing in Kennedy’s as a piano player. Paddy Noonan heard about me and hired me. I worked with him for about 8 years and did four albums with him.  Later, he went out on his own at age 27 ...

Monmouth County Charges 14 Men, many from nearby communities, in Child Porn Sweep

September 24, 2021

FREEHOLD, NJ — Four months of investigative work by law enforcement has resulted in the arrest of 14 men on various child pornography charges, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

During the sweep led by Monmouth County’s Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the following persons have charged with second-degree endangering the ...

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September 4, 2021

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Monmouth County Offers Cache of Career Services

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ— With federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits to expire on September 4, Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that career services are available through the Division of Workforce Development.

Free services include assistance with job search, resume and interview skills, career counseling, webinars and information on training grants for ...

Students Facing Learning Challenges Returning to School After the Pandemic, SLS's in NJ Schools Can Help.

September 19, 2021

September means back to school. The fall of 2021 can be an exciting time for parents, teachers and students, many of whom have not attended school in person for a year or more. 

In certain cases, children have experienced learning challenges during the pandemic. Has your child been having trouble with reading and writing (literacy) since or before the emergency ...

School opening sprint: Mold review grows to all buildings; Administrators update school leaders

Rolling test results are expected to be concluded by next Tuesday. All buildings included.

"We won't open our doors unless we get the okay and know it's safe for our students." stated Walker

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Middletown Public Schools has expanded the review for mold to all buildings in the district. The conditions that cause the type of problem, according to ...

Mold Delays: Middletown Schools to Open on September 13

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Summer is getting an extension in Middletown but not quite for the reasons one would expect. An investigation by one of the districts environmental consultants determined that there was some surface mold in several classrooms. 

In a letter, Superintendent Mary Walker wrote,  "I am writing today to inform you that surface mold was discovered in several ...

WATCH: Election 2021:-Early In-Person Voting Sites Unveiled, Vote-by-Mail Under Way

September 28, 2021

Watch Video by Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon on New Voting Process

FREEHOLD, NJ —There will be 10 polling locations throughout Monmouth County for voters to cast their votes by machine for a nine-day period before the November 2 general election.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has announced that early in-person voting will be available from October 23 to October 31 at ...

LWV Answers Questions About Voting in 2021 Election

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: There will be changes for Monmouth County voters in November's upcoming general election.  The League of Women Voters virtual webinar on Sunday, Sept. 19th at 3:00 PM will introduce members and residents to information about those changes.  These include early in-person voting at ten polling sites across the county, electronic poll books, new ...

Congratulations to Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Sworn in as President of Statewide Constitutional Officers Association

September 16, 2021

County Clerk Hanlon Sworn in as President of Statewide Constitutional Officers Association.

Photo above: Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Commissioner Ross Licitra, Commissioner Director Tom Arnone. 

NEW JERSEY–  On Thursday, September 16, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was sworn in as President of the ...

Congratulations Middletown Township Committeewoman; Kimberly Kratz, Newly Appointed.

Newly Appointed Committeewoman Kimberly Kratz with Mayor Perry, her husband Willis, their two sons, and Kratz's parents Mary and Joe Kelly. 

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – At the 7:00 p.m. September 7, Middletown Township Committee meeting, the committee voted unanimously to approve Kimberly Kratz, as the new Middletown Township Committeewoman. Kratz will be filling the vacancy ...

Holmdel Planning Board Approves Hazlet Lawsuit Settlement on Apartment Building

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Township Planning Board met to settle litigation with Hazlet on August 24th. The Zoom meeting lasted about five minutes with a third of the board members absent, including Prakash Santhana. Santhana serves as a Class III member of the board and also sits on the Holmdel Township Committee. His term ends in 2022.

The topic was a lawsuit with Hazlet ...

'Get Your Annual Check-up' Local Favorite Dr. Bob Chen of Hazlet Family Care.

September 28, 2021

HAZLET, NJ: Dr. Robert Chen, affectionately called Dr. Bob by his patients and coworkers at Hazlet Family Care, has been a board-certified Family Physician and Geriatrician since 2000.

Dr. Bob lives in Holmdel, where he is an active member of the community. He attended Penn State University and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1996. He completed his Family ...

'Go Gold' for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: The Brooke Healey Foundation Making a Difference

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to pediatric cancer. "Awareness leads to action and will ...


September 24, 2021



HOLMDEL, NJ: According to a report from the Holmdel Police Department: The Holmdel Police Department is seeking the public's assistance to help locate a missing juvenile female. The juvenile is Paris Laster, age 16, ...

Saturday: Laurel Avenue Traffic Tie-Up

HOLMDEL, NJ - For those traveling on Laurel Avenue at 10 o'clock this morning you may want to wait a little bit traffic is backed up - potentially with the bridge again.

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Dr. Declan O'Scanlon, Father of Senator O'Scanlon, dies at 92.

September 21, 2021

Above photo: Dr. Declan O'Scanlon with his son, Senator Declan O'Scanlon

Dr. Declan O’Scanlon, Sr., 92, of Colts Neck passed away suddenly on Thursday, September 16, 2021.  He was born in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland and came to the United States in 1955. He graduated from St. Ignatius College and continued his education at the University College, both in Galway, ...

VIDEO-Ed Harris on our Minds and Hearts: Holmdel Family Comes Together to 'Run to Remember'

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Memorial 'Run to Remember' of Ed Harris graced the grounds of Holmdel High School on Sunday. A race that was held on the very same grounds where a young Ed Harris used to run. It was a fitting tribute to a man loved by all who knew him and the hundreds who attended to honor him and is family.

There was a sense of family and wistful remembrances from new ...

Hazlet Remembers and Honors-- 9/11 Candlelight Commemoration

HAZLET, NJ: On the evening of September 11, at 6:45 p.m. many community members, began to gather near the gazebo in Veteran's Park, beside the pond to honor and remember 12 community members and all the precious lives taken 20 years ago by a terrorist attack on our country.  

The service officially began around 7:30 p.m. There was live music and ...

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Scharfenberger: Keep critical race theory out of the classroom

September 24, 2021

TRENTON, N.J. – Moms and dads have packed school boards meetings because of it. Teachers have resigned over it, saying they don’t want to brainwash their students. Across the country, critical race theory is pitting educators and concerned parents against each other.

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger believes such advocacy doesn’t belong in the classroom. He plans to introduce ...

O’Scanlon: Implement “Test and Stay” Protocols to Avoid Excessive Quarantines in Schools

MONMOUTH COUNTY: Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) called for Governor Murphy to join numerous states in utilizing new COVID-19 modified quarantine procedures which would allow exposed asymptomatic students to remain in the classroom and receive daily rapid tests in lieu of the at-home 14-day quarantine.

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon called for Gov. Murphy to join other states and ...


Mar 28, 1936 - Sep 18, 2021
Juanita Herrera, 85, of Matawan died Saturday, September 18th surrounded by her loving and ...
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Robert A. Kortenhaus, 83, of Jupiter, FL passed away Monday night surrounded by his family. Bob ...
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May 8, 1927 - Sep 9, 2021
Leonard S. Golon, 94, of Barnegat, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 9th. Born in Korn ...
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Sep 1, 1934 - Sep 7, 2021
William C. Strandberg, 87, of Holmdel, passed away peacefully September 7, 2021 at home, surrounded ...
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Apr 1, 1931 - Sep 6, 2021
Mary (Matina) Mavrookas, 90, of Colts Neck passed away on Monday, September 6th. Born in Tripoli, ...
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Feb 27, 1942 - Aug 30, 2021
Maryann Barone, 79 of Colts Neck entered into eternal life on Monday, August 30. Maryann was ...
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Jul 24, 1930 - Aug 24, 2021
Anthony Andiorio, 91, of Toms River, passed away Tuesday morning surrounded by his family and ...
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Jun 26, 1917 - Aug 22, 2021
Ermelinda Verrico of Holmdel, New Jersey died on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the age of 104. Known ...
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Vincent Maggi, Jr., 55 of New Port Richey, FL passed away on Thursday, August 19. Vincent was ...
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Apr 18, 1930 - Aug 24, 2021
John J. Mairs (Jack) 91, of Colts Neck, NJ passed away at home with his family by his side. Born ...
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