Saturday, July 28, 2012
Officials from Monmouth University came before the West Long Branch Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday evening proposing to build a new residence hall on the school's campus.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Zach Levine
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Incoming students to Monmouth University may soon have a new option for housing, as the West Long Branch Zoning Board of Adjustment heard a case on Thursday evening for a new residence hall to be built on the campus. The new residence hall would be built on what is currently Lot 6 at Monmouth University, directly across from the school’s library. According to the architect in charge of this project, Mykhaylo Kulymych, this would be a three-story residence hall. “Along with the three floors, there would be a ground floor that would have a laundry, storage area, lounge and a bookstore annex,” Kulymych noted. When asked by board members if this would be a public area, Monmouth University engineer and planner William Fitzgerald noted it would…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 have slowly affected even how we start the first day of school.
For whatever the reason, there was a significant period in my life that I rarely cried. I just couldn’t. So of course when something did move me to the point of tears, I’d sit up and take note of the occasion and learned that I can be a sucker for some things. Reading aloud the ending of certain children’s books to my kids, like The Polar Express when the narrator can no longer hear the jingle of the Christmas bell, chokes me up every time. I bemoan that loss of magic in all of our grown up lives, and am fairly certain I’m reading it more for me than the child I’ve got clamped down by my side. And don’t even think about pressing “play” to watch The Blind Side without passing me a box of Kleenex first. That movie just leaves me feeling so …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Thursday brings the start of school for Tinton Falls students and the unofficial end of summer for most kids in the area. Show us how happy they are (or you!) on Patch!
It's official: as Tinton Falls kids slip on backpacks and climb on the bus Thursday morning, the door has officially closed on summer vacation for most students in the area. Are you like me and feel the need to document the new sneakers and freshly trimmed hair with an impromptu photo shoot? The teenagers might cringe and getting the little ones posed is like herding cats, but it's always fun to look back at the end of the year to see how the kids have grown. Upload back to school pictures to this article or e-mail them to Eatontown-Tinton Falls Patch Local Editor Amy Byrnes at email@example.com. (I'll get you started with something off my camera.) Now, go enjoy the peace and quiet.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Long Branch, Shore Regional, West Long Branch Public Schools and Monmouth University all begin classes today
Much to the chagrin of students, summer vacation is over and local schools are opening their doors on Tuesday. Classes at the Long Branch School District, Shore Regional High School, the West Long Branch School District and Monmouth Regional all began and most schools are running on a normal schedule. However, West Long Branch Public Schools students have half days Tuesday and Wednesday, and the district has also announced new school hours. Betty McElmon Elementary (BME) School arrival is from 8:25-8:35 a.m.(HR begins at 8:35 a.m.) BME Dismissal is at 3:05 p.m. and abbreviated day dismissal is at 12:48 p.m. Frank Antonides School (FAS) arrival is from 7:45-7:55 a.m. (HR begins at 7:55 a.m.). FAS dismissal is at 2:25 p.m. and abbreviated …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Tips from local parents for getting children ready to say farewell to vacation time and hello to the sometimes-dreaded first day of school.
Do you lay out crisp new shorts and pristine sneakers the night before? Perhaps you prepare their favorite breakfast to entice them out of a comfy bed. Do you plan one last hurrah before they have to hit the showers, or go quietly into that good night? Patch recently asked a sampling of Monmouth County parents what they do -- if anything! -- to get their kids physically and mentally prepared for the first day of That-Which-Cannot-Be-Named during summertime. But the party's not quite over yet. As my son the optimist keeps calculating, "there's still 1,209,600 seconds of summer vacation left!" So plunge in and make every second count. ___________________________________ "We always visit the school a few days before. I usually have the boys…
Thursday, August 25, 2011
There's a new addition to our family's first-day-of-school-photo gallery.
There’s a picture pinned to the bulletin board in my kitchen, half hidden by silly greeting cards and bumper stickers that I fancy, which is our iconic family back-to-school photo. In it, my oldest two children stand on the front step of our old house, a basket of late-summer impatiens drooping behind them, on the occasion of the eldest’s first day of preschool, just shy of his fourth birthday. These were the days when they dressed in what I picked out for them, so they are wearing patterned, elastic-waist shorts – his in plaid and hers are floral – with their polo shirts neatly tucked in. Pinned to the front of each shirt is a construction paper nametag that had been sent by the teacher to be worn on the first day of school. My son’s has …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Zach Levine gives out some tips for how to best reacclimate yourself to the school year.
Hello again everyone and welcome back to the Monmouth U Corner here on Long Branch Patch. My name is Zach Levine, and like I mentioned last week, the clock is ticking out on the summer. Savor every moment of this people, as before we know it, school will start again shortly. For those now going into college, it can be quite difficult to readjust to college life after enjoying the summer months. Let me ask you a question. What time have you woken up every day this summer? How many books have you opened? How often have you checked your school e-mail? So I think it is important to get back in the swing of things prior to heading into school, and just changing up your routine on a day-to-day basis can easily do this. Want some tips on how to …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
A look at what college students truly need when doing back to school shopping
Hello again everyone and welcome back here to the Monmouth U section on Long Branch Patch. My name is Zach Levine, and if anyone knows where this summer went I would like to know. Really, I can’t find where it went. Checked under my bed, looked in the closet, searched through the glove compartment in my car, I just can’t find where the summer went. Some of you may say, hey Zach, there is still a few weeks left of the summer, don’t throw a wet blanket over summer vacation yet! To that I say, I am sorry, but the summer is over. Want to know how I know the summer is over? Commercials have been all over television and the radio featuring those terrifying four little words… “Back To School Shopping.” Now, back to school shopping is one of the …