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Route 537 In Colts Neck Closed due to Barricaded Individual

A person barricaded them self within a home warranting police to shut down the area of Route 537 near Lair Road in Colts Neck. “There is heavy police presence in the area,” said Charles Webster of the Monmouth County Public Information Office when The Journal NJ reached out for a comment. Dorbrook Recreation Area is temporarily closed. Camps and access to the area are cancelled […]

Over Easy Kitchen – New Brunch Spot – Opens in Holmdel

Are you the breakfast/lunch type? A new brunch restaurant has just opened in Holmdel, New Jersey. Their grand opening is July 16th, 2018. Located in the Holmdel Towne Center at 2111 NJ-35, Holmdel, NJ 07733, Over Easy Kitchen will be open daily from 8 am to 3 pm. You can find their store between Cold Stone Creamery, Nails Spa & Beyond and Jos. A. Bank. […]

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

Every year on July 11th, 7-Eleven gives away a free small Slurpee. Be sure to stop in anytime between 11 am and 7 pm for your free treat. Not only are they giving out the free drink, 7-Eleven is also debuting a Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries Slurpee as their new flavor. (Available for a limited time.) “Free Slurpee day may be the most anticipated day of […]

Monthly Columns

Books for Cooks

English Desserts

Many people in America are of English heritage, and this July’s holiday of our country’s independence can be celebrated with The Book of English Desserts by Constance Chambers. It’s available for checkout from Colts Neck Library’s extensive Catherine Henning Collection. This book is chock-full of favorite recipes for cakes and sweets well-loved by the British. If you enjoy tea time as much as the Brits […]

Day Trip

Day Trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Plenty of wonderful museums make a terrific day trip – but at this lovely time of year, what could be better than strolling through an outdoor museum of living plants? That is what the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is considered, and rightfully so. Founded in 1910, this spectacular 52-acre sanctuary, in the heart of the vibrant urban neighborhood of Prospect Park, is a showcase for more […]

From the Front Row

New Jersey Theatre News

Count Basie Center for the Arts In May, Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre was reintroduced with a new name: the Count Basie Center for the Arts. The updated title has been heralded as a finer representation of everything that the facility – which is the top-selling nonprofit performing arts center in the state and one of the top venues of its kind nationally and globally […]

Historic Havens

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

As beach lovers head back to the seaside, this Historic Havens turns its focus to a real beacon of history: the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, located in the Fort Hancock section of the Hook. Opened in 1764, it is the oldest lighthouse in the nation and is still in operation. It may not be as tall as some others that followed, but it didn’t need to […]

Let's Dish

Let’s Talk About French Fries

Ah, July, a month we set aside to celebrate all things American like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie … and french fries. July 13 is National French Fry Day, and everyone knows Americans go freaky for french fries. But wait, you say: french fries must actually be from France and are not at all American? Let’s dig into the history of these crunchy on the […]

Ready, Set, Parent

Tips for Heading to the Beach with Kids

Beach day prep before you had kids: Grab your beach bag, favorite sunglasses and flip flops, and head to the nearest beach. Bonus points if you remembered a towel. Beach day prep after kids: Multiply that by 500 and accept that you will never have enough towels. Most can’t argue with the magic that is our Jersey Shore. For adults, that features long days in […]

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 […]