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2010-10-22 00:00:39

Asbury Park Press Readers Vote IM=X Pilates Atlantic Highlands the Best Pilates Studio in Monmouth County Atlantic Highlands, NJ (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 IM=X Pilates on First Avenue In Atlantic Highlands (http://www.imxpilatesnj.com), has been voted "the best" pilates studio in Monmouth County in the 2010 Asbury Park Press Readers' Choice Awards. Readers can cast their ballots for their favorite businesses in over 160 categories, ultimately deciding the best that Monmouth County, New...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Stephanie Loder, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug. 6--Beginning in September, Ocean County College and Kean University will offer students a master's-level program in school nursing. The first-time program lets nursing students earn a Master of Science in nursing degree in school nursing. The joint program is designed to help area students afford a local college and attain a master's degree, said Virginia Fitzsimons. "School nurses are in great demand," said Fitzsimons, program...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Kirk Moore, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug. 6--A scientific reappraisal of the East Coast summer flounder stock shows the flatfish population is much closer to a full recovery than previously thought, a finding that could allow the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to move today toward allowing a modest increase in fishermen's catches for 2009. "This is the first time in years that overfishing is not occurring," said scientist James Weinberg of the federal fisheries science...

2008-08-01 15:00:47

By David P. Willis, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug. 1--A handful of customers spoke out Thursday night against a proposal by New Jersey Natural Gas to raise natural gas bills by 18 percent to pay for higher wholesale gas costs. "Eighteen percent on people, it is going to kill them," Freehold Township resident Jeannette Mistretta told utility representatives. "I know it is not just you. We are getting hit from every place." Mistretta spoke at a public hearing held at the Freehold...

2008-07-31 18:00:49

By Terry Gauthier Muessig, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Jul. 31--The Highlands Clamfest is being held today through Sunday between Bay Avenue and Shore Drive at Waterwitch Avenue. The hours are 6 to 11 p.m. today and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event features food vendors, amusement rides, games of chance, entertainment and a tour of outer space via the NASA Exploration traveling truck. Today and Sunday are family bracelet nights. The cost of a...

2008-07-31 18:00:40

By Michael L. Diamond, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Jul. 31--A Freehold Township-based furniture maker refused to rehire a former employee who alerted authorities about health and safety violations, according to a whistleblower lawsuit filed by the U.S. Labor Department. Employee Steven R. Carrigan should be reinstated and receive back pay, interest and punitive damages from Exclusive Decorators Inc., Interiors Furniture LLC and vice president Garrett Ney, the department said in the...

2008-07-30 15:01:08

By Asbury Park Press, N.J. Jul. 30--State regulators will hold a public hearing Thursday night on a proposal by New Jersey Natural Gas Co. that could raise heating bills this winter by 18 percent to pay for higher wholesale natural gas. The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Freehold Borough municipal building, 51 W. Main St., Freehold. Under the proposal filed with the state Board of Public Utilities, an average customer who uses 164 therms of gas during the winter would see...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

By Todd B. Bates, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Jul. 29--New Jersey has $9 million less for shore protection efforts this year -- money that kept some state parks and forests open but could have been leveraged to do lots of shoreline work, according to experts. "The parks don't go away," said Elbert E. Husted III, who lives along the oceanfront in Mantoloking. "If you don't spend money on them, they may not be as pretty." But without the money to replace sand, "the beaches will be...

2008-07-24 18:00:54

By Todd B. Bates, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Jul. 24--Envision a half-dozen towers for collecting data miles off the Jersey Shore in areas that could someday have dozens of wind turbines churning out emission-free power. By year's end, the U.S. Minerals Management Service hopes to give sea bottom leases to three companies that want to put six meteorological towers off New Jersey, officials said Wednesday. And the towers could be erected next spring, said Maureen A. Bornholdt,...

2008-07-18 18:00:37

By Bob Jordan, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Jul. 18--Monmouth County officials say they're taking a bite out of high bills incurred from outsourcing engineering work. Using higher starting salaries as a lure, officials said they recently hired four engineers to fill long-vacant positions so a goal of having more tasks performed by the county Division of Engineering and Traffic Safety can be achieved. Two principal engineers were hired at salaries of $73,000 and $69,000 along with a...


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