White, Lonnay lead Rockets to best season ever der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Nick Torres of Raritan High School gets by Somerville’s Tom Malafronte for two of his 18 points on Friday night in a Central Jersey Group II tournament game. The Pioneers escaped Hazlet with a 55-53 victory. Even with a loss against Somerville in the state …

Matawan revitalization entering a new phase Brookdale program to give town ‘a boost,’ says mayor MATAWAN — In this tiny borough of historic buildings and a downtown commercial district struggling to make a comeback, there’s a new sense of excitement . The Borough Council recently approved $3,000 to retain the input of eight architecture students …

Middletown committee, school board need to get priorities in order I truly believe that the members of the Middletown Township Committee and Board of Education believe that money does grow on trees. The Middletown Township Committee is determined to destroy approximately 10 acres of trees and wildlife in order to expand Fairview Park’s existing two …

Lions’ season ends in CJ IV semifinal Middletown North girls play Bears close before tough fourth quarter der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> Jamie Fumundo of Middletown North High School looks to go back up with a shot after grabbing an offensive rebound as East Brunswick’s Erin Kelly plays defense in Friday’s Central Jersey Group IV tournament semifinal game …

County ferry project moving along smoothly der=0 bgcolor=”#D0D0D0″> This Matawan Creek bridge, which connects Aberdeen and Keyport on Amboy Avenue-West Front Street, is slated to get some temporary repairs. For the story, see page 8. MIDDLETOWN — The county is forging ahead with Phase I of its Belford Ferry Terminal project and is anticipating that …

Ab’deen voters want honesty, not deception So now, Aberdeen residents are being told the conditions of our roadways "will continue to deteriorate if an adequate evaluation, maintenance and improvement program is not implemented," and that we should "seriously consider allocating additional funds" to fix this problem. In fact, our township manager has asked the township …

Blues fall a game short of national tournament I f the Brookdale Community College men’s basketball team didn’t have an identity before this year, the Jersey Blues do now. They are one of the best teams in the Garden State Athletic Conference and a serious contender in Region 19. This year, the Blues won the …

Holmdel pressing to save DePalma farm JACKIE POLLACK State Sen. John Bennett (R-12) and Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) (second and third from left) tour a portion of the DePalma Farm Monday with (continuing from l) Holmdel Deputy Mayor Art Davey and Mayor Gary Aumiller and Larry Fink. Holt press conference moved; publicity having negative effect …

Voters can’t cut and run T he vote to introduce Middletown’s proposed 2000-01 school budget was peculiar, to say the least. It wasn’t so much the 5-1 approval vote, although the absence of three members was a little strange. What was really peculiar was the voting by the Back-to-Basics faction, which has controlled the board …

Juried arts/craft show scheduled in Cranbury The Cranbury Education Foundation, in cooperation with the Cranbury Arts Council, will hold a juried craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 12 at Cranbury School, Main Street. Artisans from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland …