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The second annual Erg challenge at Shrewsbury Borough School, February 28

This Week's Top Stories

Dery Bennett: Defender Of The Ocean - Friends of lifelong environmentalist gather in his memory
SANDY HOOK - The large crowd that gathered in the chapel at Fort Hancock last Saturday, Feb. 27 had come to honor the memory of lifelong environmentalist Dery Bennett and to "collectively appreciate the way he touched all of our lives," said his daughter, Becca Bennett.
Hammer Collection - A Hit In Shrewsbury
From a three inch pine-handled mini-hammer, circa 1750s, to a New York Yankees hammer, complete with pinstriped grip, Frank Scordo's collection of rare and old (and some new) hammers and tools covers the gamut of sizes, styles and uses.
For Borough Workers, Snow Is No Day At The Beach
RED BANK - As the snow starting falling early Thursday morning, Gary Watson, director of the borough's Department of Public Utilities, realized it was going to be a long stretch for him and for the other department employees.
Dispute Over Cultural Center Building Goes To Court
RED BANK - Ask borough officials to comment on negotiations between the borough and the Community YMCA over a property formerly owned by the borough that currently houses the Y's Children's Cultural Center, and you're apt to get an oblique response that negotiations are "ongoing" and not much more than that.
COA Marks 25 Years Of Beach Sweeps
LINCROFT - Since 1985, over 75,000 volunteers have removed over 4 million pieces of debris from New Jersey's beaches and waterways as part of Clean Ocean Action's biannual Beach Sweeps.
Controversy Continues In Middletown Over Athletic Field Proposal
LINCROFT- Controversy continues to swirl around a proposed plan by the Middletown Township Committee to construct a multi-purpose athletic field at the intersection of West Front Street and Everett Road in Lincroft.
AH First Aid & Safety Squad Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive
Each year, the Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad reaches out to the community to raise the necessary funds for the all-volunteer organization to provide quality, around-the-clock emergency medical and rescue operations to our friends and neighbors.
Township Schedules Neighborhood Meetings
MIDDLETOWN - The Township Committee is holding three neighborhood meetings this year to give residents an opportunity to speak informally with township officials and staff about life in Middletown.
RB Council Plan To Cut Longevity Pay On Hold
RED BANK - It's back to the drawing board for the Borough Council's proposal to eliminate longevity pay for non-union municipal employees, after elected officials got an earful from some of those employees who would feel the pinch.
Saint Patrick's Day Parade To Continue In Highlands
HIGHLANDS - Despite a recent shakeup in the operational structure of the Highlands Business Partnership in Highlands, the 8th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday March 20 at 2 pm.
Sewerage Authority Rate Hike To Increase Sea Bright's Costs By 23 Percent
SEA BRIGHT - Unless something changes, the Borough of Sea Bright is in line to see a 23 percent increase in the sewer rate levied by the Sewerage Authority.
Pilgrim Baptist Hosts Men's Health Screening/Discussion
On Thursday, March 4 Meridian Health Systems in conjunction with Pilgrim Baptist Church & the Pilgrim Community Development Corporation, Inc. will be sponsoring a Men's Health Discussion & Health Screening.
Giving Meaning To Justice - Afternoon of discussion, performances promotes interfaith listening
LINCROFT - The Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought hosted a roundtable discussion and afternoon of the arts at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County on Saturday, Feb. 14.