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Carl O.E. Bosenberg

Carl O.E. Bosenberg, 96, died Dec. 6 at the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Piscataway.

Born Sept. 29, 1919, in Jugenheim, Germany, he came to the United States with his parents, Henry F. and Martha Bosenberg, settling in North Brunswick in 1924.

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As part of a special Columbia Bank community service project, Team Columbia volunteers recently served 70 hot meals to homeless residents through the Reformed Church of Keyport’s Lunch Program.

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Team Kevin Strive gives youths a helping hand

By P.J. CANDIDO Staff Writer

Volunteers who share a passion for an active lifestyle regularly dedicate their time to individuals who have a medical disability.

The volunteers make up Team Kevin Strive, which was started to raise awareness and to show that people who have a medical disability can still be participants in an active lifestyle.

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County auction nets more than $180K

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has announced that the county’s recent auction of surplus items generated $180,736, bringing the combined total of the county’s online surplus property auctions to $2,961,759.

The county began conducting its surplus property auctions completely online in 2008, according to a press release.

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United Methodist Homes of New Jersey Foundation announced Samuel B. Preston was recently elected the chair of its Board of Trustees.

Preston is an adjunct professor of business ethics at the Stern School of Business at New York University and has over 35 years of experience in banking and consulting in the U.S. and abroad.

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Shulem Deen to speak at Temple Shalom Dec. 18

Shulem Deen, author of “All Who Go Do Not Return,” a memoir about growing up in and then leaving the Hasidic Jewish world, will speak at Shabbat evening services at Temple Shalom of Aberdeen, 5 Ayrmont Lane, on Dec. 18. Deen will answer questions following services. Services begin at 7:45 p.m. Temple Shalom is located at 5 Ayrmont Lane in Aberdeen.

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United Methodist to host Live Nativity Dec. 20

The United Methodist Churches of Atlantic Highlands and Navesink will host a Live Nativity on Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the church located at 96 3rd Ave. in Atlantic Highlands.

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Local college student organizes global event in one month


NORTH BRUNSWICK — A young man from North Brunswick organized a competition that has a global impact.

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Bake sale to benefit fifth grader with brain tumor

Sanzio Salon and Day Spa will hold its ninth annual Holiday Bake Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 19 and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the salon, 1008 Route 34, Matawan.

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End-of-year campaign targets drunk drivers

Local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end-of-year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

Through Jan. 1, police officers will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Art Society exhibit opens at ArtSpace

The Monmouth Arts member gallery, Monmouth ArtSpace 105, is presenting a fall/winter exhibition of three artists from the Arts Society of Keyport through Dec. 30.

Curator and participating artist, Mary Ann McKay, has selected photographs and paintings from two other Monmouth Arts and Arts Society of Keyport members — Peter Dant and Grace Sharpe.

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Celebrate ‘Noon Year’ at library

Celebrate “Noon Year!” at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road, on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m.

What do you do when you are too young (or too tired) to stay up until midnight? You have a morning countdown and ring in the “noon year!”

All are welcome. For more information, call 732-671-3700.

Thank you for support of open space program

A few months ago I authored a Letter to the Editor dealing with an effort to have Stone Road Meadows in Hazlet be designated as and purchased under the Open Space Program, and then developed into a county park.

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Do not let terrorists taint truth behind Islam

As a Muslim U.S. citizen I want to echo the sentiment of the Muslim community that is now a target of Donald Trumps’s slander following the terrorist act in San Bernardino that is a misrepresentation of Islamic faith.

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Bear hunt approved though many are opposed

Do others feel like the government officials of New Jersey do whatever they please despite the will of the people? For example, you would “think” that when the government asks for public comment about an expanded bear hunt and only 390 are in favor of it, while 6,635 are opposed, that we might not have a bear hunt?

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Scholarships available for visual arts students

Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts has announced that beginning next fall, all incoming visual arts graduate students will receive scholarships equivalent to full out-of-state tuition in the first year and full in-state tuition for the second year of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program.

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Leonard Feber, 4, of Tinton Falls, plays on the beach at Victory Park, Rumson, on Dec. 13.

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Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

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Geriatric Care Seminar set for Jan. 13

Temple Beth Ahm, 440 Lloyd Road, Aberdeen, will host a Geriatric Care Resource Seminar on Jan. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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‘Go Green’ during holidays


Residents are encouraged to “Go Green For the Holidays.” Trash sent to the landfill increases an average of 25 percent because of the holiday season, according to Nancy Krauss, recycling program aide for the North Brunswick Department of Public Works.

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