Steel Wall, 22-Foot Drop Closes Beach

Winter Storm Jonas left some damage behind. More »

Berkeley Asks For More Time To Repay Sandy Aid

The town is asking for ten years instead of five. More »

Lakehurst Celebrates “Souper” Bowl

The annual event in Lakehurst is a rousing success. More »

Jackson School District Looks At Active Shooter Emergencies

Officials are piloting a program at Goetz Middle School. More »

Projects At Nautilus Park, Community Center Progressing

The projects in Stafford are moving forward. More »

A Glimpse Into Police Response To School Threats

A recent incident is still being probed in Howell. More »

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Howell High School Wrestling Champion

Photo courtesy Patti Murphy

HOWELL – Freshman, Christian Murphy, 152 wt. is the lone champion of the Howell High School Wrestling team. Murphy won the 2016 Chase Life Invitational in Naples, FL and then went on to win the Shore Conference “Wrestler of the

Great Need For More Volunteers In Farmingdale


By Caitlin Brown   FARMINGDALE – The Borough of Farmingdale ‑‑ the town motto of which is “Today’s Town…With Yesterday’s Touch” ‑‑ is seeking volunteers and members for a variety of departments. The Farmingdale Recreation Commission is one such department

A Glimpse Into Police Response To School Threats

vPolice and school officials met the day after a recent threatening message response, to discuss how the operation went and plan for future coordination. (Photo courtesy Howell Township Police)

By Caitlin Brown HOWELL – What Howell Police Chief Andrew Kudrick called an “unsubstantiated threat” at Howell Middle School North showed how the school and emergency responders react to threatening messages, with coordinated efforts between the police, the school and

Pedestrian Safety Upgrades Planned For LBI Intersections

The county has pledged new traffic lights with pedestrian signals at several points on Long Beach Island. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee LONG BEACH ISLAND – Ocean County is planning a project to implement a number of pedestrian safety upgrades along Long Beach Boulevard as part of a project that will get underway by spring, officials said. Described as

Projects At Nautilus Park, Community Center Progressing In Stafford

The view of construction at the community center, to be built on Bay Avenue in Stafford. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee STAFFORD – Township officials are working on a plan to enclose Nautilus Park after a vehicle caused more than $40,000 worth of damage to its two soccer fields recently. Township Administrator James A. Moran said a vehicle

Six Flags To Hire 4,000 For Spring

Photo by The Jackson Times

JACKSON – Six Flags Great Adventure seeks 4,000 employees for the 2016 season, which will feature the debut of the park’s fourteenth roller coaster, Total Mayhem, and the new Caribbean Cove water play area in Hurricane Harbor. The park will

List Shows Where Canvassers Permitted To Knock

The decal sticker residents can use to denote they are on the “No Knock” registry. (Courtesy Jackson Township)

By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – Residents can now see online who has canvassing permits. Jackson residents welcomed changes to the solicitation code, which strengthened sanctions against canvassers breaking the law. But some residents wanted a list of those who were

Jackson School District Looks At Active Shooter Emergencies

School Resource Officer Colin Menafra presents ALICE training information to the Jackson Township Board of Education. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON – It’s something no one wants to think about, but which they must prepare. The Jackson Township School District is piloting a program at Goetz Middle School that would change the way the district handles active

Bookended By Hurricanes, Brick Church Installs New Pastor

Pastor Todd Smith, here with his wife Melissa, was recently installed as pastor at Faith Bible Church, in Brick. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock It begins, and ends, and begins again with a hurricane. Three years ago, members of Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) personally and corporately felt the wrath of Superstorm Sandy. The nearly half-a-century-old brick building of this small

Mayor: “We Made It Through Another Disaster”

Tons of snow in Brick Township. (Photo by Adriana Starcic)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – Winter Storm Jonas meant the township called in some extra plows from Pennsylvania contractors to tend to Brick’s nearly two feet of snow. “Brick had the most snow in Ocean County–21 inches–and we flooded, and

Brick Council Recognizes Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn

BRICK – At the recent council meeting Mayor John G. Ducey proclaimed January 25 to 31 as National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, which partly celebrates the efforts of national and community organizations such as BMAC, a municipal-supported, grant-funded organization

Good Luck Point’s Poles Under Review

File Photo

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – The wooden poles dotting the landscape at Good Luck Point in Berkley Township and AT&T Manahawkin in Stafford Township may be removed. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge has proposed a draft Environmental Assessment to

Berkeley Asks For More Time To Repay Sandy Aid

A house torn asunder sits in the marsh along Bayview after Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Micromedia Publications)

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – The township has asked for more time to repay its Superstorm Sandy Aid, asking the state to give it 10 years instead of five-year terms on its $6 million. That money was borrowed as part

Steel Wall, 22-Foot Drop Closes Beach

Three days after the Nor'easter, a woman walks her dog next to the exposed sea wall, near 6th Ave. in Normandy Beach, in Brick. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn OCEAN COUNTY – Beachfront homes stood perilously close to the edge of the cliffs created from Winter Storm Jonas, showing the impact of the storm’s erosion of sand in spite of the steel wall there. Before the nor’easter,

Lakehurst Celebrates “Souper” Bowl

Marcus Hodges samples some soup with his dad, challenge judge Andrew Hodges, son of Councilwoman Patricia Hodges. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock LAKEHURST – One of the perks of being mayor is getting free antacid. Not to tend to a stomach upset from politics, but from serving as a judge of spicy chili. Lakehurst mayor Harry Robbins was judging

Teachers Contract Negotiations To Resume

Manchester School District

By Jennifer Peacock   MANCHESTER – Weeks have passed since both parties have sat at the table, but negotiations between the Manchester Board of Education and teachers association will resume February 11. “We looking forward to meeting with the Board

Mathis Bridge Construction On Schedule As Spring Nears

Photo courtesy of the NJDOT

By Bob Vosseller OCEAN COUNTY – Rehabilitation work on Mathis Bridge over Barnegat Bay in Toms River (Route 37) remains on schedule and on budget according to the Department of Transportation. “All lanes on the Mathis Bridge are scheduled to

Nor’Easter Cost County Taxpayers Over $400K

A county road in Lacey cleared of snow last week. The storm’s snow removal costs topped $425,000. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County residents will foot a $465,000 bill for the snow removal operation during the January 23 winter storm, officials have calculated. Clearing snow from Ocean County’s road network – the largest of any

Flu Activity Increasing Throughout New Jersey

Ocean County Health Department Logo

“The New Jersey Department of Health is seeing increasing influenza activity across the state, including Ocean County,” according to Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. Little continued, “It’s not too

First Graders Enjoy Exotic Encounter

A close up of Gully, the penguin who came to visit the students during their lesson. Gully wandered around the classroom with his handler trailing behind. (Photo courtesy St. Aloysius School)

JACKSON – The first graders at St. Aloysius were treated to a special visit from Jenkinson’s Aquarium recently. The guest of honor was a friendly penguin named Gully. Representatives from Jenkinson’s gave the class a lesson about penguins with the