MIDDLETOWN - In a decisive vote Middletown Republicans gained a 5-0 majority on the Township Committee on Tuesday night with the re-election of Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger and the election of Scharfenberger's running mate Kevin Settembrino.
WEST LONG BRANCH - Students, as well as faculty and staff, at Monmouth University could have an easier time scheduling interviews, doctors' appointments, shopping extravaganzas, or even weekend getaways with a new service the university has recently implemented.
FAIR HAVEN - The Fair Haven Sailing Club, commonly known as River Rats, expects to upgrade its facilities next spring by replacing its dock thanks to a $2,500 grant received from The North Face Explore Fund.
MIDDLETOWN - On Monday, November 8 and Thursday, December 16 VOICES staff will host
individual Living Memorial appointments. Meetings will be held at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road in Middletown.
RED BANK - During their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 25, the Borough Council unanimously approved an ordinance suspending the requirement that owners of businesses locating in Red Bank make a contribution to the borough parking fund if they cannot provide the amount of parking their business requires.
Despite what appeared to be a tight race for New Jersey's 12th Congressional District seat early in the evening, Democratic incumbent Rush Holt took the lead and won the race by approximately seven percentage points.
HIGHLANDS - Republican candidate and Highlands Borough Council President Frank Nolan defeated Democratic Councilman Christopher Francy and Independent candidate Ryan Britton last Tuesday night in the three way race for the mayor's seat.
SEA BRIGHT - Republican incumbents Brian Kelly and Peggy Bills retained their seats on the Sea Bright Borough Council defeating Democratic challengers Marc Leckstein and Margaret Fisher on Tuesday night.
TRENTON - More than $800,000 in federal recreational trails grants have been allocated to 48 projects in New Jersey this year, and another $1 million may soon be available for 2011 projects, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced last Wednesday.
HOLMDEL - As Shrewsbury residents and elected officials debated whether to allow bow hunting for deer in the borough, a number of people who attended a special meeting on the issue there last Thursday mentioned Holmdel and how the township had previously permitted hunting and later abandoned it.