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Articles Posted January 2012

  • Former Mater Dei Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of Student

    MIDDLETOWN — A township resident and former teacher at Mater Dei Prep Catholic high school pleaded guilty in Superior Court to charges he sexually assaulted a former student. According to Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw Jr.,…

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    In Memoriam

    Mary Beblo Mary Beblo, 90, of Middletown, died on January 14 in Red Bank. She was born in Bayonne and moved to Shadow Lake Village in 1994 before settling at Brighton Gardens in 2010. Mary…

  • The Mommy Blogger

    My name is Krista and I am a mother of two children ages 5 and 7.  The ever-so-kind editor of this newspaper approached me at a recent wedding my family attended and asked me if…

  • Not Reappointed

    To The Editor:   At the last Middletown Township committee meeting, a frequently outspoken resident commented that she had applied to be on the Library Board.. The mayor told her that she had as  much…

  • Telecom Bill Right for New Jersey Economy

    To The Editor: As we close the books and reflect on 2011, many families and businesses are not doing much better than they were this time last year.  The housing market has seen little improvement,…

  • Oxymoron

    To The Editor: Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Oliver said their “signature initiative” for 2012 would be the oxymoron bill, same sex marriage. One has to wonder about the mental health of our legislator’s…

  • Avoid a Breakdown in Winter Weather

    To The Editor:   The thought of a breakdown, an engine not starting or otherwise being stranded is scary as it is, but those things happening in freezing winter weather add another level of fear.…

  • EMS Bill Anti-Volunteer

      To The Editor: The NJ Senate approved the anti-volunteer “EMS Redesign Bill,” A-2095/S-818, by the slimmest margin Dec. 15 and the measure is now on Gov. Christie’s desk. The volunteer EMS community is urging…

  • Max Weinberg's estate in Middletown is on the market

    Weinberg Estate Goes on Market

    MIDDLETOWN -  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, NY has announced that Caitrin Matkiwsky, an award-winning sales associate, has been selected to market and sell a private country retreat owned by legendary entertainer Max Weinberg. The…

  • Defense Contractor Sentenced For Bribing Fort Monmouth Employee

    TRENTON, N.J. – The president and CEO of a defense contracting firm in Long Island, N.Y., was sentenced on Wednesday to 24 months in prison for offering a $100,000 bribe to a Department of Defense…