Humane Society: Volunteers were safety risk; Volunteers: You’re distorting facts

By Neil Schulman

Tinton Falls — The Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey have suspended use of all volunteers at their Tinton Falls facility, saying that because they would not follow protocol, an “unacceptable” amount of injuries have occurred to animals and people.

But the volunteers say that they are being blamed unfairly, often for incidents that the paid staff were partly or wholly responsible for. They also say that there was no true protocol for them to follow. Read More >>

Is this the next Oceanport borough hall?

By Neil Schulman
Oceanport — The borough will hold a Town Hall meeting on April 21 to discuss several possible locations for a new borough hall, and whether the facilities should include the police department and library. Each of the five locations being considered has its own pros and cons. Read More >>

‘Chhange’ observes Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 17

Community members are invited to a special Holocaust Remembrance Day event on Friday, April 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft.  Read More >>

MU hosts women’s forum April 30

West Long Branch — What do a landscaper, a banker, and a recycler all have in common? They are all successful business leaders who have overcome gender stereotypes en route to success. Linda Bowden, Valerie Montecalvo and Karen Siciliano will discuss their experiences at  Monmouth University’s upcoming women’s forum, “The Unpaved Road to Success: How New Jersey Business Leaders Forged Their Path.” Read More >>

Artists still have time to sign up for Art In The Park

Long Branch — Returning for a 17th annual edition on Sunday, May 24 — and presented once more at West End Park in Long Branch — the annual Art in the Park event transforms the corner of Ocean and Brighton avenues into one of the largest outdoor art happenings in the state; an art and artisanal crafts fair that emphasizes unique and original works over commercially produced “craft sale” merchandise. Read More >>

County gears up for Made in Monmouth

West Long Branch — Monmouth County is gearing up for its fourth “Made in Monmouth” event to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Monmouth University. Admission is free. Read More >>

Brookdale will host Male Minority Initiative April 10

The Brookdale Community College Black Student Union will partner with the Monmouth/Ocean County Pan Hellenic Council to host the first Minority Male Initiative program on the college’s Lincroft campus at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 10. Read More >>

Library seeks yearbooks, county directories

Long Branch — Are you spring cleaning? Sorting out mysterious old boxes or clearing an attic or basement?  Your old clutter might be the Long Branch Public Library’s historic treasure! Read More >>

Omelets, Google and shortcuts: what the heck is wrong with healthcare?

By Dr. James Proodian

Last week, I went out to breakfast with some friends. We’ve all gotten used to spending $15 for a good omelet. But here’s the problem. When the omelet isn’t made the right way, the table is dirty and the waitress is rude, I can’t justify a $15 price tag, much less a tip on top of it. Read More >>

MU hosts women’s forum April 30

West Long Branch — What do a landscaper, a banker, and a recycler all have in common? They are all successful business leaders who have overcome gender stereotypes en route to success. Linda Bowden, Valerie Montecalvo and Karen Siciliano will discuss their experiences at Monmouth University’s upcoming women’s forum, “The Unpaved Road to Success: How New Jersey Business Leaders Forged Their Path.” Read More >>