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Coldwell Banker reports ranks most expensive, most affordable markets in New Jersey

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has released its 2015 Home Listing Report (HLR), which ranks the affordability of 188 real estate markets in New Jersey.

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Paying steady with unsteady income

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42

Fifth-grade math skills come in handy when you’re home shopping. Lenders usually don’t want to see a monthly mortgage payment — plus all other regularly occurring debts — exceed more than about 36 to 43 percent of a borrower’s gross monthly income.

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Heath built legendary cross-country program at CBA

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
Tim Morris

The words “great” and “legend” get thrown out so often that they have almost lost their meaning.

In the case of retired Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) cross-country coach Tom Heath, those words hardly do him justice.

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SPORT SHORTS

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42

Jackson Memorial High School senior right-hander Chris Hawryluk signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Monmouth University.

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Youths may enter poster contest

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42

New Jersey’s soil conservation districts are now accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness of natural resources and related issues among young people. The theme for this year’s poster is “We All Need Trees,” according to a press release.

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Lions building off last year’s state hockey title in 6-0 start

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent

Coming from a family with two brothers who have played on the Middletown High School North ice hockey team, senior forward Kevin Felice has a pretty good idea by now what to expect from the start of the season.

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Lancers await challenges as defending Non-Public A champs

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent

The St. John Vianney High girls’ basketball team, armed with a full slate of returning players, are embarking on the new season with high expectations.

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Package theft a concern

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
By JENNIFER ORTIZ and KENNY WALTER Staff Writers

The theft of packages delivered to doorsteps is becoming a bigger problem as more and more people shop online for their Christmas gifts.

Woodbridge Police Capt. Roy Hoppock said package theft has become a growing issue, and there are very few ways to address it.

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Students flourish in the numerous activities offered by Matawan-Aberdeen

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

ABERDEEN – As students get ready to enjoy the holiday break, Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District officials reflected on the year so far.

The officials highlighted some of the new and returning programming and extracurricular activities that many have signed up to enjoy.

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Middletown fire quickly brought under control

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN — The cause of a house fire that broke out in the North Middletown section of the township is currently under investigation by the Middletown Township Fire Prevention office, according to authorities.

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Epiphany celebration slated for Jan. 3

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42

The Italian American Association of Monmouth County will host Pranzo with La Befana in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 3 at St. Mary’s Church, Madonna Hall, 1 Phalanx Road, Colts Neck.

The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-10.

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Grocery stores expand services

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

[img_assist|nid=107065|title=|desc= Grocery stores are offering more than food shopping such as this gingerbread cookie decorating class held at Whole Foods Market in Marlboro on Dec. 17.

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Cancer care center rising in Middletown

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 17:42
By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

Residents of Monmouth County will soon have easier access to cutting-edge cancer care, treatments and medicines when Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center opens a new 304,000-square-foot outpatient treatment facility in Middletown in December 2016.

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Holmdel home damaged in fire

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 16:45

HOLMDEL—A Tuesday morning fire broke out in a home in Holmdel just weeks before the homeowners were set to move in.

The Holmdel Police Department responded to an unoccupied home on Hop Brook Lane just after 2 a.m. on Dec. 22.

The home was newly constructed and was approximately two weeks away from being occupied by homeowner. 

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Coldwell Banker hosts regional CBRB Evolution business, technology event

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:48

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomed approximately 1,500 affiliated real estate agents from New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. to the recent CBRB Evolution business and technology event, which encompassed the entire 16-screen AMC movie theater at Clifton Commons in Clifton.

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Hopeful buyers’ big question: Help?

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:48

How do you ask a question when no one wants to talk about the subject? Often, it’s quite clumsily, without much effort at sparking an honest exchange.

That’s what Dave Hardin, of Hardin Financial Group in Troy, Mich., has observed after working with parents whose adult children have asked for money to assist with a down payment for a home purchase.

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REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:48

Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y., announces that Hazlet resident Maria M. Dewaik has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Holmdel/Colts Neck as a sales associate.

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Giraldo eager for 1st season as Huskies’ hoops coach

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:48
By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent

John Giraldo could not wait until the start of high school basketball practices with him serving as the new head coach at Matawan Regional High School.

“It’s fantastic; things are going well. I can’t be any happier than I am now,” Giraldo said.

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Young Jersey Blues positioned for region hoops tourney run

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:48
By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer

The Brookdale Community College men’s basketball team has had an almost complete turnover of its roster from last year.

Long Branch High School graduate Terrel Cox, who plays point guard, is the only returnee.

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Keyport holding home decorating contest

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:48

The Keyport Recreation Commission will be sponsoring awards for outdoor holiday decorations. The judging will take place on Dec. 17 from 6:30-9 p.m. Make sure your lights are turned on to be included in this event.

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