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Residents Invited to Study Abroad

  Community members ages 18 and up are invited to broaden their horizons this year with a short-term study abroad course offered by Brookdale Community College. The six-week courses, offered between May and August 2017, blend traditional classroom learning with one- to two-week guided excursions across the globe. This year students are invited to swim, snorkel and study environmental science in Bermuda; explore local attractions and tour the Tuscan countryside while studying art or public speaking in Italy; or immerse themselves in “the city of light” while studying creative writing or world literature in Paris. Students who complete a study…

Behind the Badge

  By JOSEPH PANGARO On Saturday a bomb exploded along the route of a charity 5K run for Marines and Sailors. Later that night another bomb, a “pressure cooker” bomb as they are called because they are made with pressure cookers normally used for cooking dinner, exploded in New York City and a third unexploded pressure cooker bomb was located in a trash can a few blocks away. And then on Sunday night a back pack with 5 pipe bombs was located on a train platform in Elizabeth. All of these devices were designed to maim and kill innocent people;…

County Seeking Employers for Sept. 30 Job Fair

  Monmouth County will again offer employers and jobseekers the opportunity to connect at the Monmouth County Fall Job Fair scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 at Brookdale Community College. “We are inviting employers who have immediate job openings to participate in Monmouth County’s Fall Job Fair, which draws hundreds of job seekers each year,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, liaison to the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development. “Inviting employers with current job openings improves the probability that jobseekers will find employment by attending.” The event is free for employers to reserve a table and for jobseekers to attend.…

Out of This World Experience

  It will be an out-of-this-world experience at the InfoAge Center in Wall Sun., Aug. 28 – literally a unique presentation about two first-time journeys into deep space. Frank O’Brien, a volunteer historian for NASA, will give a presentation about NASA’s New Horizons space probe journey to Pluto and its Dawn mission to Ceres. “The New Horizon’s journey to Pluto and Dawn’s mission to Ceres explored those ancient worlds. They found unexpected vistas, from frozen oceans of nitrogen to mountains of salt. These discoveries help confirm that the early solar system was a chaotic place with planets shifting positions and…

Respect the Power of the Ocean

  By PETE WALTON and JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Officials at the shore caution bathers never to underestimate the ocean following the rescue of four from the water in Asbury Park Sun., Aug. 14 and the apparent drowning of a man off Bradley Beach over the weekend. Bradley Beach Chief of Police Leonard Guida reminds those who want to swim at the borough’s beaches to respect the power of the ocean at all times. “It comes down to common sense,” Guida said. “Even if it appears calm, you always have to respect it. If you look at it that way, you…

Merger for Three Catholic Parishes Will Be Discussed

  By PETE WALTON Town-hall style meetings will take place this week and next to discuss plans for three local Catholic parishes. The Diocese of Trenton has suggested that St. Rose in Belmar, St. Elizabeth’s in Avon and Ascension in Bradley Beach merge into one parish based in Belmar no later than July 2018, “pending a structural review and maintenance appraisal of the buildings,” according to the diocese. An “additional worship site” would be established at Ascension or St. Elizabeth’s and “evaluated every two years based on usage, finances, etc.,” the diocese said. The diocese established “cohorts” of parishes and…

The Heat is On!

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It was a weekend of near constant heat advisories and thunderstorms watches from local police departments as officials warned shore area residents and visitors to take caution in the high heat. Asbury Park Deputy City Manager Kevin Keddy said the city was “busier than you can even imagine. The whole city was busy.” Keddy, who is also fire chief, said the fire department’s first aid squad answered 202 calls from Friday to Sunday night, many at the b eachfront. Asbury Park Mayor John Moor said the weekend in the city was one of the busiest…

Business Booming Over Fourth of July Weekend

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI By all accounts the 2016 Fourth of July weekend at the Jersey shore was a great one, beginning with wonderful weather, large crowds and businesses and beaches thriving. In Asbury Park Beach Safety Supervisor Joe Bongiovanni could hardly contain his enthusiasm. “It was great, we were mobbed every day,” he said. Bongiovanni said all three days of the weekend were great as far as daily badges go, but Sunday, even though the weather was not optimum, was the best day of the three. Bongiovanni did not have exact figures compared to last year, but said…

Rebel Arts Fair Planned for InfoAge July 9

  The second annual Rebel Arts Fair is being held Sat., July 9 from noon until 8 p.m. at the InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum at Camp Evans in Wall Township. Musicians Kevin Grossman and friends are organizing the music lineup for the event. The music comes from a line of classically trained artists who will be playing an array of experimental jazz type music along with contemporary sounds. All members are welcome. This is a free public event, which last year brought 300 new visitors. Info Age is located at 2201 Marconi Road. For more information email…

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