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Cliff Witmeyer as the Mad Hatter on the boardwalk, Easter Sunday, Asbury Park

This Week's Top Stories

Offshore Drilling 'A False Solution' Environmentalists, officials reject Obama plan for East Coast
BELMAR - Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) is joining with some of the state's leading environmental groups, to oppose a recent Obama administration proposal to allow offshore oil and natural gas drilling off the East coast.
'Home Movie' To Hollywood? Young director scores with "Exit 117"
Holmdel native kevin James says that his new film, Exit 117 is about the career aspirations and love lives of four college-bound New Jerseyites.
Happy Anniversary, COA Beach Sweeps!
SANDY HOOK - The date has been set for Clean Ocean Action's 25th Annual Spring Beach Sweeps.
Mini-Regatta A Prelude To TransOceanic Competition
NEW YORK - This Thursday will be the real thing, but last Saturday saw two sailing crafts testing their mettle in advance of a transcontinental competition.
It's Official Red Bank Is A Fair Trade Town
RED BANK - It's Official: On Tuesday, April 6, the Borough of Red Bank became a Fair Trade Town. It is the third town in New Jersey and the 15th in the nation to receive that designation.
EPA To Begin Full Investigation At Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site
NEW YORK - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will begin a full investigation of the type and extent of the contamination at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey within a few weeks.
Middletown To Scrap Plan For Artificial Turf Fields
MIDDLETOWN - The plan to create two multi-purpose artificial turf athletic fields in Middletown, which were bonded for in 2006 at approximately $1.5 million, is slated to be scrapped by the Middletown Township Committee at it's next regular meeting on April 19.
Fort Hancock, Bell Labs On State Endangered List
Members of Preservation New Jersey are hoping to draw additional attention to five historic sites in the state that it deems endangered.
Mayor: No Sand For SB This Year
SEA BRIGHT - Sea Bright's beaches took a beating this winter as they were pounded by storm after storm and northeasterly winds that reclaimed the sand dunes and wiped out the dune grasses.
SB Council Introduces Budget
SEA BRIGHT - By a narrow margin, Sea Bright's Borough Council introduced its 2010 municipal budget on Tuesday night.
Tax Nonprofits, Says Red Bank Councilman
RED BANK - An attempt by borough officials to enlist the aid of local legislators in challenging state aid cuts that will severely impact the municipal budget failed to garner any help.