A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Monday, February 15, 2010

News Updates as of 15 February 2010

  • Kean University students from Cliffwood Beach, Matawan, and Keansburg competed at a University of Delaware track meet.
  • The Board of Chosen Freeholders have posted their schedule of meetings. Most of their meetings are scheduled for Freehold, but they will meet in Matawan on 23 September 2010 and Keyport on 24 June 2010.
  • Handsome Harry is a winning four-year-old male pacer owned in part by Harry Doyle of Matawan. The son of Dream Away is set for another successful racing season, according to Harness Link.
  • Cindy Oppenheimer Bishop is interviewed on The Elevenses. Asked what made her decide to be a writer, Cindy replied,"Once I learned to read in first grade, I was instantly hooked on how cool it was to be able to escape to another world simply by turning pages in a book. The first real book I read on my own, Heidi, blew me away. I wanted to write my own book about my own childhood, just like Heidi, except perhaps substituting our poodle for Heidi's goat, and my hometown of Matawan, New Jersey for exotic Switzerland." 
  • Huskies Wrestling suffered defeat in the Central Group II final of the Shore Championships at the hands of Long Branch, per APP. Check out the Matawan Huskies page at Facebook.
  • As part of Black History Month, Aberdeen Township Historian Edward Fitzgerald will be guest speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Holmdel Historical Society. According to The Independent, Fitzgerald will speak about the life of African Americans (free and slave) in Monmouth County in the 19th century. For other upcoming events at the society, click here. See The Independent for details about time and place.
  • Anonymous post cards with a Matawan post office box return address were used as a campaign ploy directed at Orthodox Jews in the West Englewood section of Teaneck in that town's 2006 elections, according to NorthJersey.com.
  • Aberdeen is considering joining the New Jersey Sustainable Energy Joint Meeting (NJSEM), according to The Independent. Membership allows the township to purchase energy at bulk rates through a consortium of nearly sixty municipalities.
  • Hans Augustave of Matawan will play Ariel in The Pillowman at the Chatham Playhouse, per NJ.com.  The play will run 26 February to March 13.
  • Raymond Moran, 80, died on 3 February, per The Cranford Chronicle. Raymond was born in Matawan on 26 May 1929, per the Chronicle. The 1930 Federal Census for New Jersey shows him living on Atlantic Avenue with his father, Raymond Moran, age 31, born in Massachusetts to Massachusetts parents, and Mary, age 29, born in New Jersey to Irish parents. Also living there was an older brother, looks like Donald, age 7, born in Connecticut. The census says his parents were married about 1922 and his father worked for the Central Railroad of NJ (CRR of NJ).
  • Betty Trivisone, of Matawan, is a Girl Scouts volunteer who is organizing a Sing-A-Long event in Farmingdale that is scheduled for 12-14 March 2010, according to In New Jersey's Freehold page.
  • I came across this video of the Matawan Marching Huskies competing in Chapter X competition last October at West Essex High School. It has had nearly 600 views to date.


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