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Aberdeen determined to ensure safe and secure community

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

ABERDEEN - Township officials are once again seeking grant funding that historically has been used to ensure a safe environment for community members.

Township Manager Holly Reycraft said the township is seeking about $60,000 in funding from the state Safe and Secure Communities Grant Program.

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Health-care restrictions endanger women

It is hard to believe that 43 years have passed since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a woman’s right to privacy in making her own decisions about her reproductive health. I write this letter as a grandmother of six young people, and I want my grandchildren to have this right to privacy as they make decisions in future years about their bodies, health and future families.

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A man and a dog walk along the snowy beach in Ocean Grove on Jan. 24.

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Economic shift from suburbs to cities

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer

The technology boom of the 1990s has essentially uprooted the suburban office agglomeration of the 1980s that drew people to suburban New Jersey in the first place.

James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said in the 1980s, New Jersey was ranked as the fifth largest office market in the country.

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Two ZIP codes are too many for Hazlet

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

Two distinct United States postal ZIP codes have served Hazlet residents for years but officials are hoping to make a change that will allow the township to become a more unified and cohesive municipality.

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Monmouth County weathers winter storm


County and municipal crews continued to work to clear roadways following the blizzard that blanketed Monmouth County with totals exceeding more than 20 inches in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.

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Bulletin Board

- County to kick off Grown in Monmouth

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Lillian G. Burry are inviting anyone who is interested in the business of agriculture to attend the Grown in Monmouth kickoff meeting on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Rutgers Research Center, 283 Route 539, Upper Freehold Township.

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City driver/country driver — who is safer?

By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features

While those driving the open roads in rural America don’t have to put up with snarling traffic jams, maniac motorists and the unpredictable nature of taxi cabs, buses and bicyclists, statistics suggest they’re actually at greater risk of getting into a fatal wreck than city dwellers.

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Renters invited to live rent-free for two months at brand-new The Waverly

Developer BNE Real Estate Group recently announced the extension of one of its most popular promotions to date: two full months of free rent on any new apartment lease in its

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Weichert holds successful toy drive

The Weichert Family of Companies successfully completed its 37th Annual Toy Drive, collecting more than 16,500 new toys for families and children in need this holiday season.

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Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) officially announced that it has promoted Christy Holly to the position of head coach. A native of Ireland, Holly takes over as Sky Blue FC head coach after spending the past three years as a top assistant for the club.

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Eagles face rival Lions with Chalmers at the helm

By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent

Two crosstown girls’ basketball rivals who are both enjoying strong starts to their seasons renewed a tradition Jan. 20 when Middletown High School South played home to Middletown High School North.

Middletown South came into the week 10-1 and Middletown North is 7-3.

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Shore basketball teams shine at Bulldog Challenge

By MATTHEW ROCCO Correspondent

The Shore Conference got the better of its top-ranked visitors in Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s Bulldog Challenge, where the hosts kept their big winning streak alive and St. John Vianney High School won on a buzzer-beater.

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Scannapieco heads Brookdale Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

While leading the Brookdale Community College’s women’s softball team to three national championships, head coach Thomas ‘Bo’ Scannapieco has gained a number of national honors.

Now, he has earned recognition from Brookdale. The veteran head coach tops the college’s 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame induction class.

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The Substance of Bliss

New Jersey Repertory Company presents the world premiere of “The Substance of Bliss” by Tony Glazer through Feb. 14.

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Did you know ...

Hallmark Channel will premiere its new movie Unleashing Mr. Darcy on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9 p.m.

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Funny guys, funny, funny gals

By Lucie M. Winborne, ReMIND Magazine

What makes a great comedian? One who can not only make people laugh, but also keep them laughing across generations? Knowledge of one’s audience, certainly. Good timing and relevance. But probably all truly funny people would say the most important thing is simply hard work, honing their humor until it’s no longer work, but second nature.

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Supporting cast helps ‘Ride Along 2’ feel a little less familiar

By Barb Oates

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart rekindle their comic chemistry in Ride Along 2, the sequel to the 2014 action-comedy Ride Along. While the smart cop/bumbling cop movie formula is all too familiar, the humor in this go-round is still centered on Hart and his shenanigans but is enhanced by an unusually diverse supporting cast

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Meet the women beside the powerful men of Showtime’s dynamic new drama ‘Billions’

By Jeff Pfeiffer

Showtime’s timely new drama Billions, which premiered Jan. 17, taps into current concerns about income inequality and the tendency of some in the financial sector to not play completely by the rules when it comes to acquiring their fortunes.

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Vivian Tushinski

Vivian Catherine Grace Tushinski, 93, passed peacefully on Jan. 18 after a long fulfilling life.

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