On The Move Again!

For the fifth time, the Toms River based pantry is forced to relocate. More »

Continued Issues With Trespassing At Heritage Minerals Tract

Off limits means OFF LIMITS. Some are still not getting the message. More »

Bye Bye Carvel! Beachwood Mall Demolition Begins

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Brick Identifies More Than 190 Ways To Address Flooding

A report is expected sometime in November. More »

Garden Of Hope Helps Celebrate, Honor Jackson Lives

The memorial garden is now open, following a moving ceremony. More »

Lacey Residents Upset Over Closure of Deerhead Lake

Township officials are now trying to decide what to do. More »

Kudrick Sworn In As Police Chief

Howell Township officially has a new chief in town. More »

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Saga Continues With Lease Between Town, School Board

Though the township is looking into selling the property, the Howell Schools administration building has several steps to clear for a sale to even take place. The school board voted to extend its lease, though an auction is schedule for September 23. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock HOWELL – They want to stay. But they may have to go. While the Howell Township Board of Education voted in favor of extending its lease at its Administration headquarters on Squankum-Yellowbrook Road, the township, which owns

Should Lacey Switch Its School Elections Back to April?


By Daniel Nee   Lacey officials are quietly considering the possibility of changing the township’s school board and school budget elections back to April. “I would say it’s something a lot of us would look very favorably on,” said Mayor

Noise Complaints Still Resulting From Weddings in Beach Haven

(Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee BEACH HAVEN – Despite a compromise ordinance that limits the numbers of “tent affairs,” essentially weddings, in town, some residents near Center Street in Beach Haven continue to call police to report noise complaints. The ordinance, passed

Garden Club Helps Pay For Town Beautification

Garden Club member Lois Neigel selling plants as a fundraiser at the Bob Anstett Cultural Center. She single-handedly "babysits and nurtures" the plants in her backyard, LaPolla said, which she grew from donated cuttings. She had enough plants to fill six pickup trucks for the event. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – A club that delights in helping its members’ gardens bloom also fundraisers for beautification projects around town. The Brick Garden Club’s annual fundraiser –“A Day in the Garden and Tea,”—was held recently at the Bob

Sounds Of Summer Concert Is Also Night Out Against Crime

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BERKELEY – The fourth installment of the township’s 2015 Sounds of Summer Concert Series will continue on August 5, but the concert and celebration also serves as Berkeley’s Annual Night Out Against Crime event. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.

Leisure Village West Resident Crowned Ms. Senior New Jersey

Photo by Jennifer Peacock

By Jennifer Peacock The latest accolades for Leisure Village West resident Sherri McGhie included a proclamation in her honor from the Manchester Township Council. On behalf of Mayor Kenneth Palmer, Council President Brendan Weiner presented McGhie a proclamation congratulating her

BPU Hearing On Gas Pipeline Through Area

The new route of the Southern Reliability Link gas pipeline that NJ Natural Gas proposed. (Map courtesy NJ Natural Gas)

By Catherine Galioto OCEAN COUNTY – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will have a public hearing on the amended route for a proposed NJ Natural Gas Company’s Southern Reliability Link gas pipeline, which snakes through areas such as Plumsted,

Dems Switch Candidates In Freeholder, Assembly Races

Democrat challengers for Freeholder, Chris Leitner (at left) and Jimmy Esposito face longtime Freeholder Republican incumbents John C. Bartlett Jr. and Gerry P. Little in November. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Democratic Committee met July 14 to nominate new candidates for the races for Ocean County Freeholder and 30th District Assemblymen. Committee chairman Wyatt Earp said Patricia Barndt, who with Chris Leitner

Push To Rebuild Dunes Continues

The Ortley Beach Voter and Taxpayers Association held a rally to draw attention to the need for dunes on the barrier island. (Photo courtesy Toms River Township)

By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – The push to rebuild dunes ‑‑ whether at the hands at the Army Corps of Engineers project or through emergency temporary ones ‑‑ continues with local advocacy groups, local council-members and federal elected officials

Mayor Seeking Township Related Pictures For Website

Jackson Website

JACKSON – Mayor Michael Reina is asking Jackson residents for any Township related pictures of Jackson so they can be viewed by all on the Township’s rapidly growing website. The Mayor said, “Jackson is such a beautiful and diverse town”

Free Movies On The Beach In Seaside

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS – On Tuesdays, enjoy Movie Nights on the Beach in Seaside Heights. Free movies on the beach start every Tuesday at dusk at the Carteret Avenue beachfront. Audience members will be seated on the beach. Bring your beach

Waretown Assists With Flood Insurance Program

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  WARETOWN – The township will be assisting its residents with questions on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) laws and regulations and help with mitigation steps to help you save money on your flood insurance. If you are confused

AARP Drivers’ Safety Course Offered By The Orchards at Bartley

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JACKSON – The Orchards at Bartley is again hosting an AARP Drivers Refresher Course. The six-hour class will be held on August 20, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Orchards at Bartley in Jackson, NJ located at 100

Stafford Township’s Town-Wide Yard Sale

Stafford Town Hall (photo credit: Jason Allentoff)

STAFFORD – The Township will hold a town-wide yard sale on September 12 & 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, complete registration form on the Recreation Page at staffordnj.gov and mail to Stafford Recreation, 260 East Bay

Old Carvel Gone, Demolition Of Beachwood Plaza Begins

The first structure on the Beachwood Mall property meets the wrecking ball (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto “It’s about time,” was the refrain from onlookers gathering round to watch the old Carvel building on Route 9 come down on July 21, the first structure on the Beachwood Plaza property to see the wrecking ball

Chamber To Host Google Workshop

Southern Ocean Chamber

SHIP BOTTOM – The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Google to help every business in the region get on the map. Google statistics show that businesses that have complete information online are twice as likely to

NJ Health Officials: Avoid Dangers Of Extreme Heat


  NEW JERSEY – With temperatures expected to reach into the high 80s to low 90s, the New Jersey Department of Health is encouraging residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. “Heat stroke is a life-threatening

Flags At Half-Staff In Ocean County For Tennessee Terrorist Attack

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OCEAN COUNTY – The Board of Chosen Freeholders will keep flags around Ocean County facilities at half-staff while the Country mourns the loss of five service members killed during a terrorist attack in Tennessee. “We recognize the service of these Marines

11 Miles Of Roadwork Projects Eyed For Fall


By Jennifer Peacock HOWELL – About 11 miles of road throughout Howell, including the Windeler and Lake Louise neighborhoods, will receive full depth reclamation as part of the township’s 2015 Mill and Overlay Road Program.   The council approved a

Monmouth County Fair Offers New Rides, Concert Lineup


FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Fair returns to East Freehold Showgrounds on Kozloski Road when the gates open July 22. This year’s fair offers something for thrill seekers, with rides such as the Avalanche, Wild Claw, Tornado and Zero Gravity.