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VIDEO: Time to Celebrate: Holmdel Boys Soccer Wins Second Straight State Championship

November 17, 2018

UNION, N.J. - Entering the 2018 season, the Holmdel High School boys soccer team knew they had the team to accomplish the tough feat of winning back-to-back state championships.


In a season that faced tough challenges with top players missing time to injuries and sickness, as well as the heart wrenching defeat of losing in the semifinals of the Shore Conference Tournament to Ocean in ...

Holmdel's 10U AYF Football Team Finishes Tremendous Season, Coming up Short Sunday in Semi-Finals

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Hornets 10U AYF Football team had a tremendous season which just ended this past Sunday when the Hornets lost to Fords in the semi-finals for the JSAYF playoffs. The winning team advances to Florida to play for a National Championship.

The little 10U Hornets were trying to match the big varsity Holmdel Hornets football team's success on the gridiron and ...

VIDEO: Holmdel Soccer Going Back to the Finals to Defend its Title

Pennington, N.J. - A ticket back to the finals of the NJSIAA Group 2 tournament was booked by the Holmdel High School boys soccer team on Tuesday night, sending Delran’s season to an end for the second straight year in the semifinals with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

Senior Anthony Arena stepped up in the clutch for the Hornets to score what he says will be one of the top goals of his high ...

Middletown Guyz Debut at Home First: Reserve for Showing of 'Gone for the Weekend' a Film Produced in Middletown by Troy Burbank Film and Leonardo Boyz Production

November 18, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  Troy Burbank and Andrew Bane, partners in Leonardo Boyz Production, both possess that 'fire in the belly' to create something big. So with a script written by Burbank, together they teamed up with like-minded talented folks and made it happen.  The A-Team includes local guyz; Danny Sanchez, Mark Weiss, Robert Ruvolo, Brad ...

'A Country Christmas' Presented in Colts Neck

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee Presents a Country Christmas at the Montrose School. Seasonal refreshments, and Holiday Music performed by the Mike Wells Trio will fill the historic Montrose one-room schoolhouse 1 – 4 p.m., Sunday, December 9. The Colts Neck Historical Preservation Committee is sponsoring this free traditional holiday fest at the school at ...

Go See "Almost, Maine": A Production of The Cougar Theater Company at Colts Neck High School

COLTS NECK, NJ - Theater lovers in the area have an opportunity to enjoy local theater by local students in Colts Neck. It is The Cougar Theatre Company at Colts Neck High School. They are presenting "ALMOST, MAINE". 

In the story, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Hearts are broken and hearts ...

Growing in Faith: Parking Lot Improvements Approved for St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Holmdel

November 18, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel community is comprised of approximately 17,000 residents within about 18 square miles. They come from a variety of backgrounds and all call Holmdel their home. One of many reason folks move to Holmdel is proximity to religious institutions. A recent zoning board application heard on November 7th  reflected ...

Red Bank Classic 5K Returns for 2019

November 12, 2018

The Red Bank Business Alliance and Red Bank RiverCenter are pleased to announce the Red Bank Classic 5K will be returning to downtown Red Bank on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Race organizers encourage all in the community to register for a day of fun and healthy activities.

Runners can save by taking advantage of early bird Thanksgiving weekend registration fees - $25 for the 5K and $12 for the ...

Making the Grade: Leapfrog Safety Grade Awards an 'A' in 2018 for Hackensack Meridian Health's Riverview and Bayshore Medical Centers

HOLMDEL, NJ - Local Hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health system have some great news to share - they just got an 'A' from one of the leading scorecards on hospital safety, The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Group assessed more than 2,600 hospitals across the country. Their ratings for Riverview and Bayshore are the highest rating possible.

According to the ...

Gladiators Mixed Martial Arts in Colts Neck Celebrates Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

COLTS NECK, NJ:  It was a full house recently for the Gladiators Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) official grand opening of their facility located in the Colts Neck Shopping Center, 420 NJ-34 Suite 317, in Colts Neck. Owners Frank and Margie Barclay warmly welcomed guests as they entered. Mayor JP Bartolomeo congratulated the Barclay family on their new business, welcoming them to ...

Bayshore Area 'Shore Cuts' Hair Salon Celebrates Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting, Offers Discounts to Veterans and First Responders

November 17, 2018

BAYSHORE AREA: The Bayshore has a new hair salon called 'Shore Cuts'. It's in the location of the former salon called 'Carol's Shore Cuts,'  located at 637 Palmer Avenue, in Hazlet. The new owners Lori Wenzel and Jeannine Martinelli previously both worked together at a salon in Holmdel, and decided to open up their own shop together. Martinelli says, ...

Grocery Price War in Monmouth? Lidl Launches Major Push in Holmdel Area with Acquisition of All Best Market Stores

Strategic 27-Store Acquisition Builds on East Coast Expansion

HOLMDEL, NJ  – Lidl US and Best Market today announced an agreement in which Lidl will acquire 27 Best Market stores in New York and New Jersey. This will include the Holmdel location which will be converted to a Lidl store. This is in addition to the Lidl store opening shortly in Hazlet.

The move ...

Grand Opening: Colts Neck Welcomes A Country Flower Shoppe and So Much More With Special Guest Mrs. New Jersey

COLTS NECK: Saturday, October 27th marked the exciting official grand opening and ribbon cutting of A Country Flower Shoppe and More, a specialty flower and gift shop located in the Colts Neck Shopping Center at 420 Highway 34. The new owners, Cortney and Marie Costa, a dynamic mother and daughter team, bought the former Colts Neck Florist flower shop and have transformed it just in time for the ...

Granny's Attic Craft Show a Popular Middletown Tradition for 38 Years Hosts over 250 Vendors

November 19, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: They came from far and wide to gather at the Thompson Middle School on Saturday, November 17th, for the 38th Annual Granny's Attic Craft Show, hosted by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA).  The event is considered one of the largest craft shows on the East Coast and for so many it's a family tradition every year to kick off their ...

School Warning Bells: Suicide Now the Second Leading Cause of Death for Ages 10 to 18

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - The chill many feel isn't from the recent snowstorm. It's the glaring statistics on suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18. The number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or suicidal has risen.

Experts say, however, that suicide is preventable and for those ...

Saint John Vianney Participates in the National Letter of Intent Signing Day

HOLMDEL, NJ - In the classic tradition, Saint John Vianney High School participated in the NCAA Letter of Intent Signing Day. Saint John Vianney has twelve SJVHS student-athletes who signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletics in college on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in the SJVHS Main Gymnasium. According to information provided by SJV:


Erica ...

#MOMMIGRAS: Holmdel Village School 'Ladies Night Out' a Great Success

October 27, 2018

SHREWSBURY, NJ: On Thursday, October 25, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm, as a full moon lit the sky, two hundred women, mainly Holmdel moms, enjoyed an exciting night together inside. The event held at the Shadowbrook, celebrated the annual Village School Ladies Night Out. This year's theme was Mardi Gras! The fundraiser event is to raise money to offset costs for ...

Oktoberfest Fundraiser Hosted by Bayshore Medical Center Foundation; a Community Celebration

HOLMDEL, NJ: The recent rainy weather took a break and turned to beautiful sunshine on Friday, October 12th, just in time for the outdoor tented fundraiser: Oktoberfest, A Community Celebration. The event was held on the Bayshore Medical Center grounds in Holmdel. Members of the Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Foundation, joined with hospital leadership executives and many ...

Buy-Rite Super Sampler raised $30,000 with a successful tasting of over 500 wines, craft beers and spirits at Eagle Oaks Golf Club

November 17, 2018

FARMINGDALE, NJ - Sarala Bathena Foundation and Buy-Rite (which has a Holmdel location) hosted their 12th Annual Super Sampler, a fundraiser that offered a tasting of over 500 wines, craft beers and spirits. 

Over 380 guests attended the event at Eagle Oaks Golf Club in Farmingdale, NJ on November 10, 2018.  Guests enjoyed music, entertainment and buffet dinner served by ...

God Bless America! Colts Neck Veterans Day Ceremony with Luncheon Sponsored by The Woman's Club

COLTS NECK: It was patriotism at its finest in Colts Neck this past Sunday as residents and special guests filled the court house for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The welcome address was given by Colts Neck Committeeman Michael Viola. Master of Ceremonies was Col. James Sayer, USMC. There was a Presentation of Colors by Colts Neck High School Navy Junior ROTC. 

Guests enjoyed the ...

Kindness on Cue as Flash Mob Decends on Red Bank

World Wide Flash Mob Dance Promotes KINDNESS with Kick Cancer Overboard by Sending a Family on a Cruise! 

Red Bank, NJ…Dancers and spectators took to the streets of Red Bank on November 11th to promote KINDNESS during World Kindness Week, uniting with over 120 cities, 50 countries and 20,000 participants worldwide.  Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization on a ...

Growing in Faith: Parking Lot Improvements Approved for St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in Holmdel

November 18, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel community is comprised of approximately 17,000 residents within about 18 square miles. They come from a variety of backgrounds and all call Holmdel their home. One of many reason folks move to Holmdel is proximity to religious institutions. A recent zoning board application heard on November 7th  reflected ...

Archives and History Day Winners: County Clerk Honors Three High School Students

MONMOUTH, NJ – It was a day to celebrate at the County Clerk’s 23rd Annual Archives and History Day. Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon honored the First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the 2nd Annual High School Archives and History Day Photography Contest. 

According to information released by the County Clerk, all high school students who reside or ...

VIDEO - Know a Veteran? Thank Them for Your Freedom

MONMOUTH, NJ - Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11th, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.

Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to ...

Newsflash: Key Fobs in Cars Lead to Stolen Cars

November 19, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - Holmdel Police Department reports on another vehicle stolen due to leaving the key fob in the car.

"At 4:10 am this morning, November 19th, Holmdel PD received a call of a 2015 Gray BMW-228I being stolen from a driveway on Wagon Way.  The vehicle was unlocked with the key fob inside.  Another vehicle in the driveway was burglarized but not stolen.  Please lock ...

No Reported Injuries at School Bus Accident in Holmdel: 15 Children on Board

HOLMDEL, NJ - School Bus Accident reported at 1:02PM at 540A Line Rd.

Accident involving a school bus in the parking lot on the Aberdeen side. 15 children were on the bus at the time of the accident. No injuries have been reported. Aberdeen Police Department  has been requested to scene. More when available.


Election Results for Holmdel and Colts Neck: Incumbents and New Faces for 2019

November 7, 2018

HOLMDEL/COLTS NECK, NJ - The 'unofficial' election results for Holmdel and Colts Neck are in for 2018. In Holmdel, Township Committee candidate and current Mayor Thomas Critelli was able to withstand two opponents, Democrat Barbara Singer and Independent Lea Shave. Critelli netted 3,476 votes, Singer 2,927 and Shave earned 594 as a first time candidate.

On the ...

Who Won? Download the APP for iPhone and Android to Stay in the Know in Monmouth

MONMOUTH, NJ -  The big question after an election is who won?

For so many of us, the answer is either in waiting for the paper the next day, websites,  text messages or Facebook. Perhaps an old-fashioned phone. There is another, easy way in Monmouth County. Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon encourages Monmouth County residents to download their mobile elections app, ...

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2018 'Best Practices Checklist': Providing New Jersey Municipalities with a Sound Management Tool

November 17, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ : Are you interested or involved in local government? The New Jersey Division of Local Government Services designs a checklist that reviews a wide range of municipal operations each year. It's a great way for elected officials and citizens to stay informed. This state mandated document is called the "Best Practices Checklist" and applies to ...

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It's Time for Change in Holmdel

October 24, 2018




            The town of Holmdel has had massive growth in the past 30 years.  It is time for changing the way “things are run as usual” in the town.  I am tired of paying with my tax dollars for lawsuits, inadequate fire protection,  favors to developers ...

Gopal Urges Community To Give Back This Thanksgiving to Lunch Break, Fulfill and Jersey Shore Dream Center

November 19, 2018

In honor of the season of giving, Senator Vin Gopal is urging everyone to empty their cabinets, roll up their sleeves and give back this Thanksgiving.

“Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our own abundance and share with others,” said Senator Vin Gopal. “Many of us are fortunate to not have to question where our next meal is coming from. However, far too many of our ...

National Association of Social Workers-New Jersey Honors Collier Youth Services’ Maureen Kale as Public Citizen of the Year

Accolade recognizes Kale’s leadership of the Collier Residential Program

WICKATUNK, NJ – Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that provides educational, residential, and recreational programs to young people in need, is proud to announce that Maureen Kale has earned a prestigious award from the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Social Workers ...

NJAWBO Annual Holiday Dinner & Expo for Women Business Owners November 29 at The Bethwood in Totowa

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; networkwith ...

Monmouth County Activities for the Family

MONMOUTH, NJ - Looking to create a piece of art, explore the woods at night, or discover a way to include a round of golf in your Thanksgiving tradition? We’ve got you covered.

Here are the details:

KidzArt Painting Workshop from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 at the Thompson Park Creative Arts Center, Lincroft. Follow step-by-step instruction to create a beautiful ...


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Mark G. Yates, 66 of North Plainfield, died Saturday, Nov. 3rd at Overlook Hospital, ...
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Vicki (Viola) Albanese passed away on Tuesday, October 30th at home unexpectedly. Vicki was the ...
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Proper Ventilation During the Holiday Season

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home.


Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime:

Use the hood ...