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Middletown Teen Arrested for Purposely Hitting Man With Car

Middletown Township Police arrested a 19-year-old man who hit another man with his car.

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DWI Checkpoint on Highway 36 This Weekend

A DWI checkpoint will be underway this weekend in an attempt to get drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol off of the road.

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Nearly a Dozen Cars Burglarized in Colts Neck Overnight

The Colts Neck Police are currently investigating nearly a dozen vehicle burglaries and thefts that occurred overnight.

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NJ Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Sexual Assault of Toddler in Long Branch

On June 16, 2017, a private citizen walked into the Long Branch Police Department to report that he observed, through a bedroom window, a man and woman committing sexual acts upon a minor.

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Kohl's Will Begin Accepting Amazon Returns This Summer

Are you one of those people who hates making returns to Amazon so much that you sometimes bite the bullet and never return it?

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The New Face of Addiction and Recovery

Melissa Mackolin is a 24-year-old from Middletown. She is also the new face of addiction and recovery.

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Police Reveal Origin of Ocean Grove, NJ Fire

On April 14, a fire erupted on the Ocean Grove Beach Pavilion. Details:

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NJ Bayshore Heroin Ring Dismantled

32 people were arrested from the Bayshore/Monmouth County area for distribution of heroin.

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Long Branch Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Double Murder

A Long Branch man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after murdering two people in their apartment.

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Major Fire in Ocean Grove Burns Restaurant and Boardwalk

On Saturday, April 13 at around 11:30 am, a major fire erupted in Ocean Grove at the Dunes Cafe near the Ocean Grove Beach Pavilion.

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BREAKING: School Bus Catches Fire at Middletown High School North

BREAKING: A school bus just caught on fire in front of Middletown High School North.

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Town & Country Inn is Reopening

The Town & Country Inn is reopening under new ownership!

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NJ Man Identifies Himself as Falsely Reported Missing Person

On April 9, the Red Bank Police Department posted about a missing person from Monmouth County on its Facebook. A few hours later, the post received a comment from Julián Cabán, a man who says he is the person described in the post.

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Red Bank Police Blotter: March Arrests and Activity

The arrests include residents from Middletown, Red Bank, Rumson, Long Branch, Fair Haven, Old Bridge, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, Asbury Park, Eatontown, and beyond.

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Man Rescued from Water After Kayak Flips Over at Keyport Waterfront Park

On Thursday, April 4, at around 11:15 pm, District 22 and 22 EMS was dispatched to the Keyport Waterfront for a report of a overturned kayak with a subject in the water.

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Ralph's Italian Ices of Hazlet Opens in Brand New Building

Ralph’s Italian Ices reopened for the season at their brand new location in Hazlet.

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Man Arrested for Slashing Car Tires in Middle of Night

A man was arrested after he was caught slashing car tires in the middle of the night.

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Lincroft Tavern Approved, Construction to Begin Soon

The Lincroft Tavern has been approved! For all of the details on the new restaurant, click here!

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Meth, Marijuana, and Guns Sold at Auto Store in NJ

Meth, marijuana and guns were being sold out of this auto store in NJ.

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Man Robs Monmouth County Bank at Gunpoint

Law enforcement officials are seeking a male suspect in connection with an armed bank robbery on Sunday evening.

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Shake Shack is Opening in Monmouth County

Shake Shack is opening in Monmouth County very soon!

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Erratic Man Causes Disturbance on Palmer Ave. in Middletown

On Tuesday, April 2, a man was taken away by police after causing a disturbance on the corner of Palmer Avenue and Middle Road in Middletown.

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Truck Gets Stuck Under Laurel Ave. Bridge... Again

A truck got stuck under the Laurel Ave. bridge this morning. This is not the first, second, or third time a truck has gotten stuck under this bridge.

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New Attraction: Carousel Coming to Pier Village

There’s a new carousel being constructed at Pier Village in Long Branch.

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Alcohol is Now Banned on all Sandy Hook Beaches

Did you like to have a drink on the beach? As of today, alcohol has been banned on all Sandy Hook Beaches.

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Tommy’s Tavern + Tap to Open Third Location

Tommy’s Tavern + Tap is excited to announce the opening of its third location.

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Millions of Dollars Devoted to Monmouth County Pothole Repairs

From Long Branch to Colts Neck to Red Bank to Shrewsbury and beyond, road repairs will take place. Here is a list of targeted areas:

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Winners of The Journal’s Giveaway Get Engaged during Prized Trip

Do you remember the giveaway we launched for a one night stay at the Oyster Point Hotel? Megan Greene and Rob Troy were the lucky winners... and they got engaged during their stay!

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Holmdel Pastor from St. Catharine's Church Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor

On March 17, 2019, the Diocese of Trenton received an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor against Rev. Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan, who has served as pastor of St. Catharine Parish in Holmdel since 2013.

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Middletown Police Blotter: February-March

Police officers arrested 87 individuals from February 10 to March 9.

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Nickelodeon Theme Park Coming to New Jersey

As Spongebob once said, "I'm ready! I'm ready!"

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Free Things to do at Sandy Hook

If you live in New Jersey and ever find yourself bored- that’s all on you! There’s so much to do, especially at Sandy Hook. Here’s a Journal generated list of ideas from us to you.

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News Updates & Articles

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Middletown South Girls Basketball Captures Sectional Championship with Historical Comeback

At 30 seconds into the fourth quarter of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 4 championship […]

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Another Possible Measles Exposure in Monmouth County

The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents of a highly suspect case of […]

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Rebuilding Effort Begins after Ocean Grove Boardwalk Fire

Neptune Township is working closely with the building owner and the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting […]

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Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks
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The Joy of Eating Natural Foods

Health-conscious Americans have wonderful cookbooks devoted to healthful eating. “The Joy of Eating Natural Foods” […]

Day Trip

Welcome Spring with a Trip to a NJ Wine Festival

Spring approaches, and winter-weary New Jerseyans are more than ready to venture out and start […]

From the Front Row
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The Holmdel Theatre Company at the Duncan Smith Theater

As fans of live theater know, some of the most entertaining performances are presented not […]

Historic Havens
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Taylor Butler House/Marlpit Hall

The Victorian “Taylor Family complex” mansion complex, located at 127 Kings Highway in Middletown, includes […]

Innovation in Education
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Early-Stage Learning Fosters Life of Educational Stimulation

Nothing is as natural as learning. Simply put, to be alive is to be learning. […]

Let's Dish
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Let’s Talk About Kids Cooking

Cooking with kids can be great family fun! The kitchen is one of the best […]

Ready, Set, Parent
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Smart and Simple Spring Organizing Tips for Families

As the spring weather arrives, many of us get the urge to tackle spring cleaning […]

Saving with Cindy
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Spring Savings With Cindy

If you are like me, spring gets you itching to tackle some home improvement projects. […]

Special Events
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Special Events for March/April 2019

Saturday, March 16 Cookstove Demonstration 11 am, Longstreet Farm Roberts Rd., Holmdel The staff at […]

Straight From the Table
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Albariño Tapas & Wine Bar

This April, we tried something a little different and visited the recently opened Albariño Tapas […]

Teen Scene

Growing Up With Tourette Syndrome

Each month our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and […]

What's Cooking
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Welcoming Spring with Nature’s First Bounty

After long winter months with heavier foods, April brings welcomed relief as farm-fresh vegetables reappear […]