COLTS NECK - On a sweltering Tuesday evening, more than 200 members of the GOP's county committee gathered at the (thankfully air-conditioned) Colts Neck High School auditorium to select the party's newest chair and vice chair.
SUMMER SALADS, HAMBURGERS, and many other meals are feeling the loss of a key ingredient due to the recent rash of salmonella-infected tomatoes in the U.S. Businesses that sell them are also "somewhat" adversely affected by the hiatus of some forms of the bright red vegetable.
IN THIS SEASON of
endings and beginnings, when schools and colleges across the nation award diplomas and degrees, the George family of Rumson headed to New London, Connecticut on May 21 for a very special occasion.
COLTS NECK - "NOPE" may be a clever acronym for a protest by a grassroots group, but members of NOPE say their issue is a serious one. NOPE stands for Neighbors Opposed to Privatization at Earle, a nonpartisan community organization that opposes a plan proposed by the U.S. Navy to allow a private developer to market and maintain 300 residential units on Naval Weapons Station Earle property for civilian use.
WHILE AMERICANS SEARCH for alternative energy sources to offset soaring oil costs and combat global climate change, a controversial solution has risen to the forefront in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG). New Jersey, specifically the Jersey Shore, finds itself in the center of this controversy.
RED BANK - Awnings raised considerable conversation for the Mayor and Borough Council at this week's meeting. Buona Sera, 50 Maple Avenue, is undergoing an expansion and renovation project and as part of its plans, was seeking the council's approval to erect some awnings over the newly constructed entrance on Monmouth Street.
RED BANK - A borough man took his own life at borough public school grounds late on Monday, according
to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. On Tuesday First Assistant Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw Jr. said at about 11 p.m. borough police received a call concerning a "suicidal individual" located at the Primary School parking lot, 222 River Street.
FAIR HAVEN - You know what they say, It's not the heat, it's the... outages... This week marked the first taste of summer, with temperatures reaching close to 100, with high humidity, and with the unwelcomed power outages that affected parts of the area.
MIDDLETOWN - Law enforcement authorities this week have arrested an Eatontown man they say
perpetrated a bank robbery in the township last year. On Monday, authorities arrested Glen Greenfield, 45, in Pennsylvania and charged him with being a fugitive from New Jersey and with other crimes.
RED BANK - Each year Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey awards scholarships to New Jersey high school students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Nursing. The scholarships were awarded to three local area students during this year's VNACJ Nurses' Day ceremonies held at PNC Arts Center in Holmdel.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD - For the previous three years, Colts Neck senior distance runner Allison Linnell had to run under the shadows of Ashley Higginson, who was the top girls distance runner in school history and is now at Princeton.