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Know How to Sew? Sewing Machines Whirring to Make Medical Masks | Two River Times

With some medical facilities in New Jersey reporting dangerously low levels of respiratory masks and other critical equipment, a grassroots effort to provide some homegrown protection to those on the front lines has sprung up in the Two River area. After hearing from friends in the medical community about shortages of respiratory masks, Michael Duru of Michael Duru Clothiers, designers of custom-made men’s clothing in Red Bank, decided to put his tailoring skills to use making masks. The covers

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COVID-19 Brings Echoes of 1918 Pandemic | Two River Times

In 1918, as World War I was raging in Europe, an invisible enemy had already begun an invasion much closer to home – an invasion that would prove far deadlier than the war itself. Early that year, a new strain of influenza had begun making its presence known around the country, but its impact faded as spring gave way to summer and, here in the Two River area, life continued pretty much as before. That October the Red Bank Register newspaper featured a Steinbach’s ad announcing the latest selec

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Famous Pizza Maker Coming to Atlantic Highlands with Una Pizza Napoletana

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – It started the way things do in a small town, with someone who was strolling along First Avenue noticing the posters plastering the windows of a long-vacant building. “Una Pizza Napoletana,” the posters read. Soon, other people noticed and the buzz began to grow. Inevitably, in a time of tweets and texts and Instagram, the news went viral: This small town on Sandy Hook Bay was soon to welcome the most renowned pizza chef this side of the Bay of Naples. After pioneering his

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Patrick Murray - Polling Institute Keeps an Eye on the Public Mind

At this time of year it’s not unusual to receive a call from a polling organization seeking input from registered voters on the upcoming elections. Not a few of us are likely to hang up, annoyed at one more intrusion into our personal lives. But Patrick Murray, founding director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, would like us to reconsider. After all, it’s the voices of many different Americans that have the power to direct the course of government and influence public policy for m

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The Geraldo Years: Investigative and Hard Hitting

Part of the Two River Times 25th Anniversary Commemorative Coverage Fox News television correspondent Geraldo Rivera is in the middle of a phone call in his 17th floor corner office in New York City, speaking rapid fire Spanish to the person on the other end of the phone. As the conversation concludes, the man that just about everyone in America recognizes by his first name alone turns himself to the next task at hand: a trip down the river of time to the days when he was majority owner and man

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Claudia Ansorge: A Vision and a Mission

Google the words, “Two River” and you’ll see a slew of businesses by that name: Two River Computer, Two River Realty, Two River Theater and, of course: Two River Times – to name just a few. But like a modern Brigadoon, the Two Rivers didn’t fully come into being as a community until it came alive in the imagination of a woman named Claudia Ansorge. Ansorge is the founder and past publisher of The Two River Times. By the time she published the first issue of this newspaper in 1990, Ansorge had

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For Linda Chorney, Grammys Were An ‘Emotional Jukebox’

SHE GOT TO meet her idol, Gregg Allman. And she got to dress to the nines and walk the red carpet, wearing she noted, “gorgeous black diamond earrings” she’d borrowed from the Gold Tinker in Deal, not to mention her $29 boots from Daffy’s. Sea Bright musician Linda Chorney earned her place as a Grammy nominee in the Best Americana category after 30 years on the road and 5 self-produced albums. Her history-making nomination in a category that included Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder and

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