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Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Monmouth Beach, Shrewsbury, Sea Bright to potentially merge with Neighboring Towns

Some New Jersey towns may be forced to merge. State Senate President Rep. Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester) recommended these changes amidst his ongoing public feud with fellow Democrat and Governor Phil Murphy. Rep. Sweeny points to high property taxes across the state and a potential budget shortfall as warranting such mergers. Monmouth County towns including Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Monmouth Beach, Shrewsbury, Sea Bright, are just a […]

New Traffic Lights in Middletown

There are new traffic lights in Middletown, New Jersey! After multiple accidents and many requests for traffic lights on the corner of Kings Highway and Church Street, the township is preparing to activate new lights. Construction for the lights began in April and were completed in early June. When The Journal NJ contacted the Middletown Traffic Bureau asking when the lights will start working, we […]

News on Dunkin Donuts in Fair Haven

Dunkin Donuts submitted a zoning permit to open a location in the Acme Plaza on River Road. The initial permit was denied. This is still a developing story. Updates to follow.

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

If It Doesn’t Pan Out

What do you do when a recipe doesn’t “pan out” quite the way the lovely, glossy photo in the cookbook shows it to be? Even the most knowledgeable and experienced cooks have an occasional failure. According to Barbara Bloch, author of If It Doesn’t Pan Out: How to Cope with Cooking Disasters, if you’ve never had a failure, you’ve never cooked. The book is available […]

Day Trip

Watching Movies on the Sand – and Under the Stars

There was a time, perhaps, when a day trip to the beach was simply that: a few hours spent lying on the sand, frolicking in the surf, and soaking up the sunshine before packing up the towels and tote bags and heading home at the end of the day. But Jersey Shore day trippers love to linger long after dusk to enjoy a variety of […]

From the Front Row

Spreading the News-ie!

Have you heard the big news? Newsies is coming to the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) in Deal Park! The venue has been earning applause as the Garden State’s newest professional theater, and is conveniently located just five minutes from downtown Asbury Park, with free parking and numerous restaurants nearby to enjoy dinner and a show. At this lovely, modern, intimate theater, there’s not a […]

Historic Havens

Looking back at the Lincroft Inn – and anticipating the new

It’s never easy saying goodbye to old friends. In recent months, our area has given up vintage gathering spots like the Norwood Inn in Avon, the iconic Circus Diner in Wall, and now the Lincroft Inn in Lincroft to the wrecking ball. These buildings were not just historic sites or navigational landmarks; they were living history – places where people ate, and danced, and made […]

Let's Dish

Let’s Talk About Eclairs

“Bon appetit” may be the expression the French use when speaking about enjoying your meal, but when it comes to la patisserie, there is nothing more fondly loved by France than the classic French éclair. The French are well versed in dessert, and the iconic éclair has its moment on June 22, National Éclair Day. Eclairs are a small, lightly golden, crispy pastry shell made […]

Ready, Set, Parent

‘What Do You Think Dad Would Like for Father’s Day?’

“A ducky.” – Lucy, age 2 “To go on a vacation.” – Braxton, age 4 “A dragon.” – Declan, age 5 “A Frozen puzzle.” – Meredith, age 3 “A new pet.” – Reagan, age 6 While the above ideas are adorable and straight from the heart, you may be looking for some more practical and realistic ways to help you celebrate those dads in your […]

Special Events

Special Events for June and July 2018

Summer Style at Shadowbrook JUNE 5, 11:30 A.M. SHADOWBROOK AT SHREWSBURY 1 OBRE PLACE, SHREWSBURY The Friends of the Monmouth Museum are hosting a fashion show fundraiser featuring summer chic fashions by 606 in Fair Haven. The event will include lunch, a fashion show and unique boutique vendors. Tickets: $65 for members; $70 for non-members. For reservations, contact Helen at 732-224-1993 or info@monmouthmuseum.org. Bayshore Greek […]

Straight From the Table

Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant

Summer has returned, so we decided to slip out for some oceanfront dining before the summer rush. Off we went to Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant in Long Branch. This scenic spot, at the north side of Pier Village, has been there since 1995, long before all the revitalization of the area, a tribute to its loyal fans and good reputation. It has real eye appeal with […]

Teen Scene

It Only Takes a Second to be Kind

Each month our young authors write, in their own voice, stories that will educate and inform fellow students and parents. If you are a teen who would like to write your story, contact the Journal. We’ll help you polish it up, so don’t worry, let’s just get to sharing. Intro for Samantha This month’s author is Holmdel’s Samantha Kanevsky, a 13-year-old student at Oak Hill […]