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Swing Loose Indoor Golf at Bell Works in Holmdel Now Offers Membership Option

September 20, 2020

HOLMDEL, NJ – Swing Loose® Indoor Golf in Bell Works is pleased to announce the Swing Often Membership plan.  Swing Loose® Indoor Golf is an indoor golf training/practice, entertainment, corporate event, and competition facility catering to golfers of all ages, from first-timers to the accomplished.  Located in the Bell Works building in Holmdel, golfers play with real ...

Popular Community Red Bank Classic 5K Rescheduled to June 19, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Classic 5K, one of the most anticipated short-course races has been postponed to June 19, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sponsors and registered runners will automatically be transferred to the new date.

Locally, the race had benefited the Red Bank Parks and Recreation Department and the Family YMCA.  Last year over 1,500 runners had participated ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

How Long Does Coronavirus Last On Clothes?

Clinical Contributors to this Story:

John Sensakovic, M.D. contributes to topics such as Infectious Diseases.

After you return home from your weekly supermarket run, do you throw what you wore straight into the laundry machine to avoid picking up the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? What about after you visit the barber shop? Some people feel calmer and more in control when they remove ...

Earthquake in New Jersey. What Next?

September 9, 2020

NEW JERSEY: If you were awake or awakened at 2 a.m today 9/9, by something that felt like an earthquake. Well, it was: A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was detected by the United States Geological Survey at a depth of 5 kilometers. It was 2km S.E. of Freehold NJ. Many NJ residents began posting on social media asking, "Has anyone else felt the earth move?"... Indeed, they did.

Monmouth County Breaks Ground for 19th Amendment Centennial Commemorative Garden

 

Above: Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon addresses the gathering. 

 FREEHOLD, NJ – Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. To mark the special day with ongoing recognition, Monmouth County officials broke ground on a commemorative garden outside ...

Middletown Township School District Accepting Applications for Substitute and Anticipated Leave Replacement Teachers for all Pre-K to 12 positions.

September 19, 2020

The district is now accepting applications for Substitute and Anticipated Leave Replacement Teachers for all Pre-K to 12 positions.

How to Apply:

1. Visit www.ess.com

2. Select "Job Seekers" and get started

3. Enter "Middletown" when asked for your location

4. Select "Apply Now" and complete the application

Where Every Child is Like Family: The Country Day School of Colts Neck Welcomes Students Back to School!

COLTS NECK, NJ: While so many schools are virtual and some remain closed, The Country Day School of Colts Neck (CDSCN) is safely back to school! It was all smiles on September 8th, as children were welcomed for the first day of the new school year.  Colts Neck mom Marybeth Walz Pritzlaff comments, "Our daughter is off to school for the first time, and we feel so fortunate ...

Holmdel's Jersey Shore Chinese School: 所有已經註冊的學生和家長都可以選擇在線文化課程 ! First Day of online Culture Classes Begin

HOLMDEL, NJ: Join the Culture Classes: Sat, Sep 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM 2020-2021 JSCS Registration 

9/12 新海開學 First Day of (Online) Jersey Shore Chinese School. Language classes : 9:30am-11:20am, Culture classes: 11:30am-12:30pm

所有已經註冊的學生和家長都可以選擇在線文化課程 ! ONLINE Culture Classes are now available for all registered students and parents !

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Middletown Students Go Live as Board of Education Stays Remote

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - In a bit of irony, Middletown Board of Education meetings will remain remote for now as the board sorts it out. This as their students go back to the classroom. They recently released a statement about the motion to go back to public meetings that failed to pass.

"During these trying times, The Middletown Township Board of Education has seen the opportunity for ...

A Beacon in the Storm: Camp Coconuts Successfully Concludes Covid Free Summer Camps for Hundreds of Children at Hazlet Swim Club

September 9, 2020

HAZLET NJ: The start of the new school year is upon us. Each time you hear something about the plan for students and teachers its changes - virtual learning, in-person, cohorts, the list of obstacles for children to have traditional in-person learning goes on and on.

Teachers and families are struggling to navigate the fall school schedule that allows for kids to go back to ...

Holmdel Funeral Home: Honoring and Celebrating Life

September 19, 2020

HOLMDEL, NJ: Holmdel Funeral Home is set in the bucolic southern area of Holmdel, near the Colts Neck border, and just a couple of minutes away from the Lincroft section of Middletown. The property is impeccably landscaped, the large sitting chairs on the front porch and the solid oak double doors create a welcome feel to the home, surrounded by green fields and local small businesses.

A Class Act in Holmdel: Saint John Vianney High School Honors Each Precious Life Taken in 911 Attack

HOLMDEL, NJ: There is a special 911 Memorial in Holmdel for all to see and remember. Members of the Saint John Vianney High School Military Support Club, together with the Junior class, created a memorial for the victims of the September 11, 2001 Terror Attack.  Students placed 2,977 flags in the ground in front of the school, one for each person who lost their life precious life on ...

Mary Alexa Yahara, 62, Who Lived Open-Hearted to the World

"To think of Mary was to see her beautiful gardens that bloomed under the compassionate care she gave to all living things."

RED BANK, NJ: In Tibetan Buddhism, a bodhisattva is a person who decides not to ascend to the transcendent state of nirvana and be free from earthy woes, but elects, instead, to remain in the world relieving the suffering of others. These are beings of ...

Summer Fun Continues: Lifeguarded Beaches Through September, at Select Locations at LBI

September 8, 2020

LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer.

Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.  

There will be more people at LBI in September this year, primarily because there are many homeowners who will stay put on LBI and work remotely from home. 

Here is the ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Child Care Initiative to Support Working Families, Reports COVID-19 Numbers

METUCHEN – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Friday to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of child care providers with resources. These plans are highlighted in the ...

Trusted for Over 100 Years: YMCA is Ready for Back to School Child Care for YOU

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Gather your backpacks!

Back to school is becoming a reality for 436 school districts and growing in New Jersey. This, after Governor Murphy announced on Monday that things are getting better and better. The rate of transmission for COVID-19 has sunk to a recent low of .85. This means that things are getting better and kids are going back to ...

Community Mourns Holmdel Legend; Steve "Pop" Cittadino Jr. Celebration of Life Planned

September 4, 2020

Pop pictured above was a volunteer coach for over 40 years, and Holmdel Football Team's number one supporter.  SEE OBITUARY here. 

"A part of Holmdel died this week. Strong words, perhaps. However, if you grew up in Holmdel, you know it's true. When someone truly good, someone who sincerely cares and is ever present for the youth and families in town, ...

Colts Neck Lions Club Hosts Grand Opening and Official Ribbon Cutting for Sensory Den Playground in Dorbrook Park

September 21, 2020

COLTS NECK, NJ: Thirteen months after its official ground-breaking ceremony, the Colts Neck Lions Club Sensory Den in Dorbrook Park is complete and ready to be enjoyed. On September 19, Lions Club members and family, community leaders, and donors attended the ribbon cutting for the Lions Sensory Den, which is an addition to the current Challenger playground located in Dorbrook Park. Although ...

Lunch Break to Receive Nourishing Neighbors Donations Made at Local ACME Stores

 

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — Lunch Break has been selected as a charity partner for ACME to receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign to ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast. All donations made at the Fair Haven, Lincroft and Little Silver ACME stores will be used to support Lunch Break’s mission of providing food, clothing, fellowship ...

Knights of Columbus – Coats for Kids Campaign

RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank Knights of Columbus will kick off its “Coats for Kids” campaign to provide hundreds of youngsters who do not have the means to purchase a new or appropriate coat for the upcoming harsh fall and winter months ahead.

The K of C is asking for financial donations, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, expects the need will be greater than ever.

“In our ...

🎉 Holmdel's Escapology in Bell Works welcomes community to grand opening and ribbon cutting

September 21, 2020

EXCITING NEWS:  Beautiful New Escape Rooms are now open in Holmdel! The Community is Welcome to Escapology Holmdel's Grand Opening this Thursday, September 24th 11:30-7PM at Bell Works. Official ribbon cutting ceremony is at 5PM sharp. DJ, tours of the Escape Rooms, enter to win a FREE APPLE WATCH, free escape games and t-shirts, and deep discounts for future ...

Inspire, Educate, Entertain: Jeremy Grunin Named Chairman, Ct. Basie Center Board of Trustees

RED BANK, NJ: The Count Basie Center for the Arts, the not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “Inspire, Educate and Entertain,” announced today that Jeremy Grunin has accepted the role of Chairman of its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Grunin, of Toms River, joined the Basie board in 2015, served as the organization’s Vice Chairman of Development, and been ...

Red Bank's TT Fortune Cultural Center Unveils Rare Ct. Basie Artifacts

RED BANK, NJ: On September 25, 2020, the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center will open its doors and front lawn for the long-awaited exhibit, A Love Letter to Count Basie: From The Great Migration to The Harlem Renaissance, that illuminates the Red Bank borough-born musical giant William ‘Count’ Basie.

More than 1,000 Basie artifacts are archived at the Institute of Jazz Studies ...

Two Weekend Live Concerts, Six Bands on the Navesink River, Tickets Limited

RED BANK, NJ: It’s been a year like no other with most if not all, music events cancelled or being held online.

And it’s just not the same as being there.

Red Bank is stepping up with two upcoming weekends for live and in living color entertainment.

The Riverside Music Sessions have been scheduled by the Red Bank RiverCenter as a socially-distant concert series set for ...

Middletown Township now a "Stigma Free Town" Mayor Perry Voices Support for Life Long Resident Nikki Tierney

September 22, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Middletown Township Committee opened their Sept. 21 meeting to the public for the first time since covid-19 related regulations were put into place in March. 

In addition to in-person social distancing practices, the regular meeting was made available live online. 

As each committee member voiced thanks to those involved in planning and preparing this ...

MIDDLETOWN TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Route 35 Southbound Ramp to CR 516 and Taylor Lane Closed 9/21 - 9/23

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a three-day closure of the ramp from Route 35 southbound to CR 516/Cherry Tree Farm Road and Taylor Lane in Middletown, Monmouth County.

Beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, September 21, until 4 p.m., and continuing daily through Wednesday, September 23, the developer’s contractor, CJ Hesse, is scheduled ...

Scharfenberger: Parents Should Have Final Say on Flu Shots for Children

Middletown, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) has introduced legislation, bill A4659, which seeks to reinforce parental and guardian rights as it pertains to children receiving mandated yearly influenza immunizations or “seasonal flu shots:”

“Parents of New Jersey, given the proper facts, are best suited to make health decisions for themselves and ...

PSA: County Clerk Hanlon Strongly Urging all Residents to Verify that their Voter Registration, Mailing Address & Signature are Current

September 18, 2020

FREEHOLD, NJ – Due to the State mandate declaring the Nov. 3 General Election as a 'primarily vote by mail election', Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is strongly advising Monmouth County voters to update or verify their registration and signature information with the Monmouth County Superintendent of Elections Office and Monmouth County Clerk’s Election ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

September 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

Maternity Services for Expectant Moms Excel at Riverview Medical Center

RED BANK, NJ: Safeguarding the health of newborns and their mothers, Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center is certified in Perinatal Care Services by the Joint Commission. This prestigious award recognizes that Riverview has met and exceeded strict standards of care for maternal, fetal and newborn health.

Plus, Riverview employs stringent protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic including ...

MIDDLETOWN CLUSTER: Community Health Advisory Concerning Middletown Sports Complex

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services is currently investigating a cluster of approximately 13 reported COVID-19 cases. The 13 individuals all have a common connection to the Middletown Sports Complex and Ice World facility located at 214 Harmony Road. 

The initial investigation has identified that the onset of COVID 19 symptoms ...

Monmouth County Mosquito Control has scheduled mosquito control in several neighborhoods in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Got mosquitos? Due to concerns regarding West Nile Virus, Monmouth County Mosquito Control has scheduled an adult mosquito control operation in several neighborhoods in Middletown.

Beginning Saturday, September 12th from 4:00 AM to 7:00 AM, truck-mounted ultra-low volume sprayers will be dispensing Duet Dual-Action® Adulticide in the Red Hill Road area between Bamm ...

Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel: Our Shul is Open for Prayer

September 17, 2020

Safe. Joyful. Meaningful. Friendly

HIGH HOLIDAYS

With Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel

Join in person or online for a warm, interactive and enriching experience.

Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 18-20 | Yom Kippur: Sept. 27 & 28

A MESSAGE FROM RABBI SHMAYA & ROCHI GALPERIN

Friends, 

Thank you to all who have registered for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah services and ...

Temple Shalom of Aberdeen to Hold High Holiday Service Via Live Stream

Temple Shalom invites the community to celebrate Rosh Hashanah (September 18, 19 and 20) and Yom Kippur (September 28 and 29).    Services will be held via livestream.  Rabbi Malinger and Cantor Zemel will conduct the services from Temple Shalom’s sanctuary.

Non-members are asked to purchase access to a link to these services. Donations for the High Holiday link that ...

The History of Labor Day

September 7, 2020

Most of us think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer, but the Labor Day holiday was originally created to pay tribute to the contributions of the American worker.

Labor leaders of the late 19th century advocated for the holiday when the labor movement was already flourishing across U.S. industrial centers.

Credit for proposing the holiday has been given to either Peter J. McGuire, ...

NJ Restaurant Owner Leads Statewide Effort to Defy Indoor Dining Ban on September 8

Claims Jersey Shore Establishments 'Flagrantly Violating' Dining Restrictions as Matter of Survival

KENILWORTH, NJ — Attilio Guarino, owner of Ava's Kitchen & Bar in Kenilworth, says enough is enough and plans to open for indoor dining on Tuesday, September 8. 

Nearly all restaurants, except those that can open two walls for better ventilation, have ...

Mangia! Starting Friday you can dine inside your favorite restaurant

August 31, 2020

New Jersey: According to Governor Murphy, "Restaurants statewide will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this FRIDAY at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables."

"Reopening responsibly will help us restore one of our state’s key industries while continuing to make progress against #COVID19." Murphy stated on his Twitter account.

This was ...

Monmouth Conservation Foundation Welcomes You to "The Call of the Wild" at Holmdel's Bell Works Drive-In

September 16, 2020

Join Monmouth Conservation Foundation for a special presentation of The Call of the Wild-See trailer below: 

BUY TICKETS HERE!

HOLMDEL, NJ: Get a dose of nostalgia sponsored by The Monmouth Conservation Foundation. So, Invite the friends and family for a drive-in great time at Bell Works parking lot, on Saturday, September 26!

FALL FOR CONSERVATION Drive-In ...

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Colts Neck Polo Match: Successful Sold-Out American Event

September 14, 2020

​​​​​COLTS NECK, NJ: The celebration of community and country was evident as guests entered the driveway at Bucks Mill Community Park on Sunday, September 13, and were welcomed with American Flags waving proud, lining both sides of the roadway. 

The Colts Neck Business Association (CNBA) hosted their First Annual Polo Classic, and it was a sold-out 500 guest, Americana success! Ticket ...

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Thu, September 24, 11:30 AM

Escapology , Holmdel

Escapology in Bell Works to Host Grand Opening ...

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Sun, September 27, 4:00 PM

Poricy Park Gazebo, Middletown

Middletown Arts Center Music Café at Poricy Park ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, September 30, 7:00 PM

ZOOM, MIDDLETOWN

2020 BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES FORUM

The Arnone Report, Working for You!

September 12, 2020

 A new school year is officially upon us and though it may look different from past school years, we still must be extra cautious when driving around our communities!

It’s always important – and especially now that children are back in school – that everyone obeys speed limits, stops for pedestrians and avoids distractions when driving. It’s also important that ...

Middletown Township now a "Stigma Free Town" Mayor Perry Voices Support for Life Long Resident Nikki Tierney

September 22, 2020

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Middletown Township Committee opened their Sept. 21 meeting to the public for the first time since covid-19 related regulations were put into place in March. 

In addition to in-person social distancing practices, the regular meeting was made available live online. 

As each committee member voiced thanks to those involved in planning and preparing this ...

LUNCH BREAK WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

September 20, 2020

RED BANK, NJ — Lunch Break, the food pantry and social service organization, announces its new Board of Trustees members for 2020-2021, effective September 16th, 2020.  We are grateful for the support and commitment of our retiring members President John Klein and trustees Michael Blechman, Lou Scaduto Jr., Tori Sickles and Kim Tsimbinos and thank them for their generosity, kindness, ...

BROOKDALE’S SUSAN PAGANO NAMED PHENOMENAL WOMAN UNDER 40 BY GIRL SCOUTS OF THE JERSEY SHORE

LINCROFT, NJ: Susan Pagano, program manager of business, career, and technology training at Brookdale Community College, has been named one of the Phenomenal Women Under 40 by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

This year Pagano, along with nine other women from Monmouth and Ocean Counties, will be honored at the Fifth Annual Phenomenal Women Under 40 even on Wednesday, September 23. The ...

Brookdale Student, Destiny Jarvis Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship 

Lincroft, NJ –  Brookdale Community College is pleased to announce that Destiny Jarvis, from Freehold, NJ,  has been selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin J. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad. “I am still kind of in shock about winning the scholarship. It doesn't feel real. Without receiving the Gilman, I don't know how ...

Obituaries

Aug 11, 1949 - Sep 12, 2020
Lynne Bransfield nee Kirkham, 71, of Holmdel, NJ, died peacefully in her home on Friday, September ...
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Feb 12, 1934 - Sep 7, 2020
Marie E. Greasheimer, 86 of Lincroft, died peacefully at home on Monday, September 7, 2020 She ...
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Dec 28, 1934 - Aug 14, 2020
John J. McLaughlin, 85, of Middletown, formerly of Rumson, passed away on Friday, August ...
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Nov 13, 1928 - Aug 18, 2020
Rita W. Ceres, 91, of Holmdel passed away at her home on Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020. She ...
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May 19, 1928 - Aug 13, 2020
Rose A. Libretti, 92, of Middletown passed away late Thursday evening surrounded by her ...
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Jan 16, 1939 - Aug 16, 2020
Donald Lewis Ahlers, 81, of Holmdel passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16. He was born in ...
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