WEST LONG BRANCH - It wasn't always like this: Rabid partisanship from both major parties, to the point where it creates an insurmountable legislative logjam; acrimony and personal attacks being traded as the political coin of the realm; pundits and media demagogues skewing information for their own political agendas in the guise of providing a venue for public discourse while yelling at their guests and the audience.
SANDY HOOK - The Sandy Hook Child Care Center is celebrating three decades of caring for infants and toddlers, but they're doing it in ultra-modern fashion... they're opening their doors to even more children and offering care that takes advantage of the nature lessons and unique atmosphere that is Sandy Hook.
MIDDLETOWN - Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-20) recently introduced Senate Bill 1, which calls for the abolition of the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) with all of its powers, functions and duties transferred to the State Planning Commission.
Navesink resident Tom Bernard was in high spirits Tuesday morning
and for good reason: Sony Pictures Classics, of which he is co-president, has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including best picture, best actress and best foreign language film.
RED BANK - In June people from around the state wishing to see the lineup of musical acts at the annual Jazz and Blues Festival won't be going to Marine Park, but instead will have to visit Monmouth Park racetrack, in neighboring Oceanport.
Taking a break from preparing for the Super Bowl this Sunday, Jocelyn Sutphin, 22, said her years of classes with the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance in Red Bank and the leadership qualities she learned at her alma mater, Red Bank Catholic, helped her land a spot on the 32-member Indianapolis Colts cheerleading squad.