Valerie Fund holds 25th annual sports dinner

The Valerie Fund, Maplewood, recently held its 25th annual Celebrity Sports Dinner at the Sheraton Meadowlands. Local sports figures attended to support the nonprofit organization, and helped raise more than $200,000. The Valerie Fund treats more than 4,000 children with cancer and blood disorders. The local fund center is The Children’s Center at Monmouth Medical …

Beach replenishment still a federal project President’s plan to reduce funding overturned in the House of Representatives

Staff Writer By nicole c. vaccaro Beach replenishment still a federal project President’s plan to reduce funding overturned in the House of Representatives President George W. Bush may not like it, but the federal government will still pay nearly twice as much as local governments for beach replenishment. The projects have pumped tons of sand …