Singer Brian Fallon responds to requests and speaks at CBA

Christmas came early for the creative writing students at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft when Brian Fallon, lead singer of The Gaslight Anthem, held a special guest lecture. The Red Bank-born songwriter, on the cusp of beginning a national tour, took some time to speak with students after a truly impressive request on social media.… Continue reading Singer Brian Fallon responds to requests and speaks at CBA

Pupils’ projects raise funds for new school playground

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer ABERDEEN — In a season filled with joy and the spirit of helping others, second grade students learned what it means to give back. Those students did learn that through fundraising efforts, it proves that no matter how big or small you are, anyone can make a difference in… Continue reading Pupils’ projects raise funds for new school playground

Saint John Vianney students give back for the holidays

HOLMDEL — Saint John Vianney High School (SJVHS) students continue to give back to the surrounding community during this holiday season. Members of the SJVHS National Honors Society (NHS) participated in a pajama drive in conjunction with Jersey Shore Medical Center. Members of the NHS also collected coloring books and crayons that were wrapped and… Continue reading Saint John Vianney students give back for the holidays

Evelyn Marie Wenzel

Evelyn Marie Wenzel, 88, passed away peacefully on Dec. 4 at the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Naperville, Illinois. Evelyn was born on June 3, 1927, a daughter to the late Michael and Maria (Zachary) Maklary and a sister to the late Louis Maklary from South River. She graduated from South River High School… Continue reading Evelyn Marie Wenzel

Students flourish in the numerous activities offered by Matawan-Aberdeen

By KAYLA J. MARSH Staff Writer ABERDEEN – As students get ready to enjoy the holiday break, Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District officials reflected on the year so far. The officials highlighted some of the new and returning programming and extracurricular activities that many have signed up to enjoy. “We have a tremendous number of opportunities… Continue reading Students flourish in the numerous activities offered by Matawan-Aberdeen

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FRANK GALIPO Leonard Feber, 4, of Tinton Falls, plays on the beach at Victory Park, Rumson, on Dec. 13.

Do not let terrorists taint truth behind Islam

As a Muslim U.S. citizen I want to echo the sentiment of the Muslim community that is now a target of Donald Trumps’s slander following the terrorist act in San Bernardino that is a misrepresentation of Islamic faith. Islam promotes peaceful, tolerant and harmonious co-existence of people of all faiths. The Quran states that slaying… Continue reading Do not let terrorists taint truth behind Islam

Scholarships available for visual arts students

Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts has announced that beginning next fall, all incoming visual arts graduate students will receive scholarships equivalent to full out-of-state tuition in the first year and full in-state tuition for the second year of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program. The scholarships reflect the school’s belief that… Continue reading Scholarships available for visual arts students