Blizzard Conditions Test County And Local Snow Response

The recent storm was a piece of cake for the county More »

Pet Clinic Helps Thwart Spread Of Rabies

Something all dog owners should consider More »

Rail Trail Legal Issue Could Put State Funding at Risk

A recent court order could cause problems for the project More »

Dunes Protected LBI Beaches During Sandy

The damage could have been a lot worse, according to a study More »

Plan Would Block Any Condos At Former Foodtown Site

Amendment Is Latest In Ongoing Saga For Vacant Property More »

County Parks Still Seeing Hurricane Sandy Damage

Still struggling to recover after the superstorm More »

Officials Take Part In Charity Jailathon

Bail them out for a good cause More »




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Howell Event Celebrates Folksongs Of American Workers

Folklorist Saul Broudy shared a live musical performance and historical insight at the Howell Senior Center recently. (Photo by MaryRose Malley)

By MaryRose Malley HOWELL – Folklorist Saul Broudy shared a live musical performance and historical insight at the Howell Senior Center recently with his presentation of “Singing Workers: American Occupational Folksong.” Broudy began his presentation by talking about what a

Winter Weather Response: Jackson Has Humvees, 600 Tons Of Salt

Jackson Police have a military-surplus Humvee among its fleet to help respond to emergency calls during substantial blizzards. (Photo courtesy Jackson Police Department)

By Catherine Galioto and Judy Smestad-Nunn OCEAN COUNTY – The Jackson Police Department was prepared to send officers out in some of its Humvees obtained from military surplus to respond to emergencies, should the recent snowstorm’s the weather conditions have

Donations To Honor Detective Who Died In One-Vehicle Crash

Photo courtesy of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

OCEAN COUNTY – Special Operation Group Detective John Scott Stevens has died from injuries as the result of a motor vehicle crash on Dover Road, a one-vehicle crash ruled accidental. Stevens died January 21 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center,

Officers Surprise Elementary School Students

Jackson Police surprised some fourth-graders at Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School as thanks for the students’ participation in Law Enforcement Appreciation Day recently. (Photo courtesy Jackson Police Department)

JACKSON – Police officers responded to the Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School in a surprise visit to show their thanks to the students of Mrs. Helenmae Bilder’s fourth grade class for the papers the students had prepared and delivered to the police

School Board Wants Volunteers For Its Advisory Committees


HOWELL – The Howell Township Board of Education will be seeking citizen members to serve on advisory committees during the coming year.   The advisory committees in need of volunteers to serve are: community interaction, education, finance, policy and operations

Local Firefighters Graduate From Academy

Firefighter 1 Class 105 graduated on January 22 from the Monmouth County Fire Academy in Howell. Photo courtesy Monmouth County Freeholders.

HOWELL – The Monmouth County Fire Academy graduated 46 firefighters from the Firefighter I recently. Graduates from Howell’s fire districts, such as Southard and Ramtown, were included. Graduates were divided into two classes: Class 104 graduated January 21 and Class

Jackson Selected For “Garden Of Hope” Memorial Project


JACKSON – Where Angels Play; a leading non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the memories of those who have left this world too soon, has selected Jackson for its next project.   The project will be called “Jackson’s Garden of Hope.”

Police Say Travel Ban Impacted 911 Response

Brick Township Council members during a recent council meeting. (Photo By Judy Smestad-Nunn)

BRICK – A travel ban made it easier for police to respond to emergency calls during the recent snow storm, officials said, and Brick police are thanking township residents for staying off the roads during the recent snowfall and moving

School To Explain New PARCC Test To Parents


HOWELL – The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, or PARCC, will be a standardized test aligned with Common Core standards which will be administered in the school district. An “Evening in the PARCC” is a

Toms River To Begin Full-Day Kindergarten


TOMS RIVER – For the first time, the Toms River Regional School District will be offering full-time kindergarten for eligible five-year-olds beginning in September 2015. Parents can register now through February 22 on the district website, and in-person registration sessions

Longtime Manchester School Board Member Honored

Manchester Township Board of Education President Donald Webster, Jr. (right) presents plaque to outgoing board member Steve Placido. (Photo courtesy Manchester Township School District)

MANCHESTER – Steve Placido was honored at the recent Manchester Township Board of Education meeting for his 19 years of service on the board. BOE President Donald Webster, Jr., and other board members recalled how the district was in turmoil

Firefighters Plan Prescribed Burning In Joint Base Area


JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – Several times during this winter, the skies over Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, will fill with smoke. While this often causes concern for residents and employees, they should be informed that the Joint Base Fire Emergency