Downtown’s Life-Size Statues To Depart Sept. 10

Be sure to enjoy those statues now. They will be leaving soon. More »

Manchester Softball Wins State Champs

The team made everyone proud! More »

Rt. 9 Dino Has Fundraising, Art Designs Behind It

There is a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $25K and an artist on board. More »

Plans To Rebuild Camp Osborn Met With Zoning Questions

What will become of the site which was wiped out during Sandy? More »

Ocean County’s Continued Heroin Epidemic

The numbers are startling. But there is help out there. More »

Acme To Open Supermarket In Barnegat

The store vacant since 2012 would become home to the fifth Acme in Ocean County. More »

Kids Bring Paradise To Howell Seniors

A special event for some special people. More »

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Golf Outing Benefits Seriously And Terminally Ill Children


  NEW JERSEY – Get in the swing to help children with serious and terminal illnesses in need of end-of-life care as well as provide support for their parents. Golfers and sponsors are needed for the Sixth Annual Circle of

Fourth Annual School Supply Drive

Berkeley Mayor Carmen Amato (Berkeley Township)

BERKELEY – Mayor Carmen Amato and Berkeley Recreation are hosting the fourth annual school supply drive. They will be collecting school supplies for the neediest Berkeley Township school children. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy and a downturn in the

Extravaganza Of Fun At BlueClaws Stadium

Lakewood BlueClaws Logo

  LAKEWOOD – Summer might be winding down, but BlueClaws Fun is cranking up! The BlueClaws are hosting a full Extravaganza of Fun before and during their game on September 5. The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. with that

HELP WANTED: Sales Representative

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Micromedia Publications, Inc. has an immediate opening for a talented, highly motivated professional to join our sales team. Our ideal candidate will have prior success, calling on small to medium businesses, professional firms and retailers. This outside sales position requires

High Schools Replace Roofs, Lighting During Summer Improvements

Howell High School began roof replacement work over the summer. (Photo by J. R. Warnet)

By J. R. Warnet HOWELL – Howell High School and four other schools in the Freehold Regional District will have new roofs installed, one of several projects within the district to ramp up during this summer before the new school

Howell Begins Impaired Driving Crackdown

Howell NJ Police Shield

HOWELL – Law enforcement officers from Howell Township will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2015 Labor Day Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Running now through September 7, local and state law enforcement

Residents Concerned Over Replenishment Project, Meeting Set

Beach replenishment is underway on Long Beach Island. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee BEACH HAVEN – Talk of “bad” sand, steep beach entranceways and the grain quality of sand dominated the recent meeting of Beach Haven’s governing body, as a feeling of trepidation over the upcoming beach replenishment project seemed

Lacey Deadlocked On Move For Elections, Budget Vote

David Bidwell and Regina Discenza

By Daniel Nee LACEY – A vote by the Board of Education to move board elections back to April and restore an annual vote on the district’s budget resulted in a tie and did not pass. Both school and municipal

NJ Wild Outdoor Expo Returns To Colliers Mills

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  JACKSON – Whether you want to learn more about camping, fishing, hunting, nature conservation … or any outdoor activity, a large-scale event can help you explore the many options of outdoor recreation. The NJ Wild Outdoor Expo returns to

Jackson School Shuffles Nursing Staff

School Nurse Coordinator Pamela Barth said school nurses help address different issues now than before, with an increase in food allergy calls, for example. (Photo courtesy Pamela Barth)

By Jennifer Peacock Jackson Township middle schools will each gain a nurse and have two nurses on staff for the 2015-16 school year. However, Elms Elementary School will lose one nurse and instead have one nurse and one non-certified aide

Adandoned Homes Move Toward Demolition Under New Process

Township officials say this house on South Beverly Drive is first on the list for demolition under a new set of steps establishing the home as a long-term abandonment. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – The first home to be demolished under an abandoned properties ordinance now moves along the process with the township seeking bids to raze the house. The governing body authorized the township to seek bids for

Lakehurst Mulls Updated No-Knock Rules

Lakehurst Boro Hall (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Jennifer Peacock LAKEHURST – Following suit of surrounding towns, Lakehurst Borough is strengthening its solicitation law. The council introduced without comment at its regular August 20 meeting an ordinance amending and supplementing “general licensing” ordinance to codify definitions, specify

Lakehurst Swears In New Officer

From left to right: Lakehurst Police Chief Eric S. Higgins, Annemarie Papernik, Jonathan Papernik, mother Valerie Griffin, stepfather Edward Griffin, and Officer Iain James. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock LAKEHURST – The Borough and its police department welcomed a new member to the team. Before friends, family, and council, Jonathan Papernik, with wife Annemarie by his side, was sworn in as a police officer by municipal

Deadline For Sandy Victims To Re-Open Claims Approaches

Fema2 Homeland Sec.

  NEW JERSEY – Those who settled with Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program have until September 15 to reopen their case under the ongoing Sandy Claims Review Process. This process is open to all Sandy victims who

Ocean County’s Continued Heroin Epidemic

The result of a heroin drug bust. Thousands of people in Ocean County seek substance abuse treatment for heroin each year. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

By Jennifer Peacock OCEAN COUNTY – A state report published this year ranks New Jersey towns according to their reported heroin abuse incidents, with several Ocean County towns reporting hundreds of cases, adding up to more than 6,000 countywide. The

Bartley Seeking Participants For Alzheimer Association Walk

Bartley Tree Logo

JACKSON – On September 26th, Bartley Healthcare will be participating in the 2015 Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and is currently inviting members of the community to help support the cause by walking with the Bartley team. This will be

United Water’s Monthly Rates To Increase

United Water Toms River’s tower in downtown Toms River. The utility, which also serves portions of Berkeley, had a rate increase approved. (Photo courtesy United Water)

By Catherine Galioto A water rate increase is coming, but at half the increase United Water asked for. The average water bill will increase by $3.52 per month, or 12 cents per day, according to the water company. The rates

Pirates Day Returns To Barnegat On September 12

Photo courtesy of The Barnegat Chamber of Commerce.

BARNEGAT – Yo, ho, ho and free family fun! Pirates Day is a swashbucklin’ good time in Barnegat on Saturday, September 12th. Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the downtown bustles with pirate-themed activities led by professional reenactor troupes,

Field of Dreams Playground Closed During Renovations


From a press release issued by Mayor Michael Reina’s office Director Fred Rasiewicz, Department of Public Works would like to apologize for the temporary closure of the Field of Dreams Playground. Over the years, many of our Playgrounds throughout Jackson Township have

Free Dentistry For One Day Only In Howell

Amara Dental Howell

HOWELL – Amara Dental of Howell is pleased to announce that they will be hosting their first Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH) event – where the dentists and staff will be providing a free day of dental care for the local community. Amara’s doctors and