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37th annual Juried Art and Members Miniatures Exhibitions

The Monmouth Museum will present two new exhibitions: The 37th annual Juried Art Exhibition and the Member Miniatures Exhibition at an opening reception on Jan. 16 from 4-6 p.m at the museum, located on 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, Parking Lot 1 of Brookdale Community College. The opening reception is free to attend. Both exhibitions will run through March 13.

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Treatment for life-threatening brain aneurysm has patient back on her feet in no time

After the summer, Maureen Myers of Point Pleasant couldn’t wait to get back to making lunches and manning the cash register as a member of the Food Services Department at Manasquan High School. She’s been working there for 17 years and adores her job.

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CentraState offering free screenings on Jan. 27

CentraState Healthcare System is offering free prostate and colorectal cancer screenings on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at The Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold.

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What is dry needling and can it help you?

By David Bertone, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S.

The treatment of pain has evolved over the years to encompass many different skills and interventions ranging from pharmaceutical to manual approaches with the ultimate goal of restoring function. This concept was used by Karl Lewitt, M.D.

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Glaucoma, a common but treatable disease

Many people expect some moderate loss of visual acuity as they age.

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Applebee’s will host a flapjack fundraiser breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Jan. 24 at 1183 Route 35, Middletown.

Proceeds will support the Middletown Alliance.

The cost is $11. For more information, call 732-615-2277 or contact


Fog makes its way over Ocean Grove during the late afternoon on Jan. 10.

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Protection Act broadens safety options

Members of 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. applaud the recent enactment of the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015, which broadens the safety options for a greater number of survivors in New Jersey.

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Temple, church to honor MLK at services

Temple Shalom of Aberdeen and New Light Baptist Church of Cliffwood Beach will join together Jan. 15 and 17 to hold services honoring the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The community is invited to attend both events.

On Jan. 15 at 7:45 p.m., Temple Shalom will host the Rev. John Armstrong and his congregation to its Friday night services at 5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen.

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Outgoing Middletown mayor reflects on feats

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN – As residents ringed in the New Year, Township Committeewoman Stephanie C. Murray reflected on serving as mayor for the past two years and the strives that have been made to make the municipality an even better place to call home.

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Hazlet strives to stimulate local business

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

HAZLET — As a new year gets under way, township officials are looking to implement new initiatives and programs that could bring more businesses into Hazlet and reward residents who shop locally in township businesses.

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Janet’s Law saving lives in N.J.

By KATHY CHANG Staff Writer

[img_assist|nid=107367|title=|desc= Defibrillators, also known as AEDs, are required in schools throughout New Jersey. The use of the devices has saved 10 lives since the law was enacted in the fall of 2014.

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Ethnic food options grow in New Jersey

By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer

Diners in Monmouth and Middlesex counties have options for authentic Turkish, Afghan and Caribbean cuisine right in their neighborhoods.

Anthony Ewing, who has identified and mapped out more than 1,000 ethnic restaurants spanning 56 different types of cuisine for his website (, said the diverse nature of the state has led to a growing international food market.

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Mayor outlines new initiatives for Middletown

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer

Middletown officials are gearing up for a new year with a new mayor, a new deputy mayor and new initiatives that will help keep the township growing, saving money and enhancing the quality of life for the more than 66,000 residents who call the municipality home.

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More value becoming less important to homeowners

‘Are we rich yet?” While they may not actually voice that question, economists say that homeowners experience a “wealth effect,” feeling better off when their home value rises and equity builds.

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What to expect in 2016

By Carley Lintz CTW Features

Is buying a new home one of your New Year’s resolutions? Well, you’re not alone.

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The city vs. the suburbs

By Alyssa Karas CTW Features

Trendy neighborhood and nightlife? Or picket fence and easy parking? While American homebuyers continue to ponder the perennial question of where to settle — city or suburbs — the lifestyle, demographics and amenities of each are changing as well.

The trends

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Four members of the 2016 Felician University baseball team received preseason recognition from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in the periodical’s College Preview issue, cover-dated Jan. 1.

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Colts visiting Rebels in early A North showdown

By TIM MORRIS Staff Writer

Howell High School’s decade-long wrestling domination of the Shore Conference A North Division could be facing its greatest challenge.

On Jan. 7, the Rebels will be home to Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) in a dual meet that may decide the division crown.

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Seraphs working to develop chemistry during strong start

By WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent

Mater Dei High School’s boys’ basketball team is off to a 3-1 start with a wealth of talent under new head coach Ben Gamble, who comes in with solid credentials.

In surprising fashion over the first three games, the Seraphs have beaten Point Pleasant Beach High School, Perth Amboy Technical High School and Henry Hudson Regional High School by an average of 37 points.

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