Remembering The Fallen On Memorial Day

Remembering the local Ocean County men and women who died serving their country. More »

Brick Solar Field Overgrown With Grass

Just who should cut the grass? A small battle is brewing. More »

Winding Ways Recognizes Military Service

The adult community in Jackson observes Armed Forces Day. More »

Holgate Development Proposal

The state is taking public comments on the plan that could have environmental impacts. More »

Micromedia Publications Honored By Ocean County

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Towns Prepare For Seaside Concert Festival Crowds

Gentlemen of the Road

By Catherine Galioto For $179 a ticket, the two-day “Gentlemen of the Road” festival on the beach in Seaside Heights will bring big name bands such as Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and The Flaming Lips on June 5 and

OCVTS Annual Hair Cut-A-Thon


BRICK – Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) Twilight Cosmetology students will hold the Annual Hair Cut-A-Thon on June 1 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Summer is here! It’s a great time for a new cool haircut and it’s for a

Part Time Freelance Writer

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Micromedia Publications is seeking a part time reporter to cover Howell Township in Monmouth County. Candidate should have writing/reporting experience. Candidate must be available to cover evening meetings of the local government, generally one night per week, and may also

Howell Swears In New Sergeant

Courtesy of Howell Township Police Department

By Jennifer Peacock HOWELL -The council swore in new police sergeant Peter Kuppler at its recent township council meeting. “He’s a valuable asset to the police department and a valuable asset to me,” Howell Police Chief Ronald Carter said before

A Multi-Faith Mission In Howell

The shrine, with a life-size portrait of Bhagavaan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

Sarva Dharma Service Center Opens First Phase Of Building By Jennifer Peacock HOWELL – A new multi-faith center which opened in Howell this spring will also focus on service to the community, through soup kitchen assistance, yoga events, classes and

Lacey Approves 2015-16 School Budget, Reinstates Health Aides


By Daniel Nee   LACEY ‑ The final budget approved by the Lacey Township Board of Education for the 2015-16 school year sheds three teaching positions but retains five health aides who assist in school nurses’ offices. The budget will

Jackson Police Promote New Sergeant

Far left, Richard Bosley, with Captain Matthew Kunz and other Jackson PD members. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock JACKSON ‑ The Jackson Township Police Department has a new sergeant. Attended by dozens of fellow officers and lauded by both Mayor Michael Reina and police Chief Matthew Kunz, Richard Bosley, shield number 221, was promoted to

Pre-Season Price For Beach Badges Still Available

The entrance to Brick Beach 1, one of the guarded oceanfront beaches in the Brick Township parks system. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

BRICK – The beach passes on Ocean Beaches I, II and III off Route 35 South, and Windward Beach on the Metedeconk River, are now available for purchase, with a few weeks to still scoop up a pre-season price. Costs

Brick Twp. Recreation Announces Water Activities

Brick Township Seal

By Judy Smestad-Nunn   BRICK – If you enjoy water activities, you’re in luck since the township Recreation Department has summer programs at the beach and other areas for every age, interest, and skill level. Registration for the numerous classes

“Shop In Berkeley” Program Hopes To Boost Economy

Berkeley Town Hall

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – Berkeley is the latest town investigating how a program could provide property tax rewards for residents who shop locally, which in turn helps local businesses. The “Shop in Berkeley” Property Tax Reward Program, Mayor Carmen

A Glimpse Into the Berkeley Township That Never Was

A recent showing of a promotion film delved into the history of the Pinewald section around the 1920s, viewing historical clips that hoped to entice real estate developers and potential residents to the area. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee BERKELEY – A “wonder city” of 250,000 residents built in the pines of southern New Jersey – a dream community where city dwellers could escape the rat race and “learn the fine art of play and recreation”

Manchester Approves Budget With Slight Tax Rate Decrease


By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER ‑ The Manchester Township Council unanimously adopted its 2015 budget, which includes a slight drop in the tax rate from .6530 per $100 valuation to .6524 per $100 valuation. However, because home prices have increased, a

Lakehurst Introduces Budget With Tax Increase

Lakehurst Boro Hall (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Jennifer Peacock LAKEHURST ‑ Lakehurst Borough residents may see a small municipal tax increase for their 2015 tax bill. The borough council at its May 7 meeting introduced its 2015 budget, calling for an increase from last year’s $1.605

Republican Freeholders Face Contested Primary

File Photo

By Catherine Galioto OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Freeholder race has a contested primary, where two Conservative party candidates are challenging incumbents for the Republican spots.

Toms River Officials Meet With U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers

The manufactured dunes along Long Beach Island helped protect the area from even worse damage due to Hurricane Sandy, one study says. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

TOMS RIVER – Toms River Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher along with members of the Township Council and Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) recently held a meeting with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps

Help Create Toms River Outdoor Mural

Toms River Mayor Tom Kelaher helps out with the first brushstrokes to signify the start of the mural installation in downtown Toms River. (Photo courtesy Downtown Toms River and Tom DeAngelis, Producer/Director The Production House)

By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER ‑ The Engage Toms River Community Mural Project is back in full swing. Sponsored by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, this will be the second edition to the downtown landscape. Now, volunteers are needed