NEPTUNE - There's no need to tell anyone at the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties that times are tough: requests for assistance are up more than 30 percent over September, 2007, and supply is just barely keeping up with demand.
FORT MONMOUTH - Members of The Brookdale Community College Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution kicked up their heels last Friday night at the eighth annual Swing Era Dinner & Dance at Gibbs Hall, Fort Monmouth.
FREEHOLD - It was a busy day at Monmouth County Courthouse's jury assembly room last Thursday, but it was a happy one, as children of varying ages scampered about and laughed and squealed as they chased toys and balloons, and their future parents tried to corral them.
LONG BRANCH - The Surfrider Foundation, Jersey Shore Chapter was in federal court last Thursday seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the Army Corp of Engineers beach replenishment project in Long Branch over concerns that the sand may
possibly be contaminated.
FAIR HAVEN - A sign on a lawn in Fair Haven originally supporting President-elect Barack Obama's candidacy for president and currently a tribute to the United States of America has some area residents questioning its continued presence.
RED BANK - With two proposals on the table - one of which seeming to provide what borough officials had asked for - the Borough Council could make a decision in the near future about whether to establish a community center.
RED BANK - An apparent longstanding practice of allowing the borough's Middle School pupils to walk after school across the borough to Count Basie Fields for sports practice is a potentially dangerous one, according to a parent who is active in school sports and other programs.
RED BANK - As the economic climate continues to look as bleak as a Siberian winter, and holiday sales prospects for local businesses appear as grim as an Ingmar Bergman film, a borough councilman is proposing to conduct an economic summit to help local businesses learn what help is out there.
FREEHOLD - Freeholder Barbara J. McMorrow last week offered testimony before the Casino Revenue Fund Advisory Commission seeking to increase the percentage of casino revenue funds that are allocated to senior citizen and transportation programs for the disabled and homebound.
The Maureen O'Brien Cats And Dogs Thrift Store at the Monmouth County SPCA At 9:45 a.m. on a frigid Thursday morning, a line had formed at the front door of the brand new Maureen O'Brien Cats and Dogs Thrift Store in Eatontown.
RED BANK - Saint James School showed its spirit of the season by raising more than even during its annual week long (November 10 through 17) Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored and coordinated by student council members.