Huddy Park Reconstruction Continues

The upgrades will be ready for the big 250th anniversary next year. More »

Sixth Avenue Park Slated For Upgrades

The troublesome park is about to get a new lease on life. More »

Bayville Congregation Bids Farewell To Morning Star Village

The church provided aid following Superstorm Sandy. More »

Throwing One Back For Charitable Cause

A special contest in Brick raises money for a good cause. More »

Diocese Discusses Merger Of Two Jackson Parishes

Some residents and religious leaders are concerned about the plan. More »

For Pedestrian Safety, ‘HAWK’ Coming To The Rescue In LBI

New upgrades are in place along the main boulevard. More »

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Tribute To Sinatra Coming To Middletown

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  MONMOUTH COUNTY – Just in time to mark 101 years of Frank Sinatra, Tony Sands will put on a special tribute show to Ol’ Blue Eyes on September 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 36 Church Street, Middletown.

Berkeley Mayor To Hold School Supply Drive


  BERKELEY – Mayor Carmen Amato and Berkeley Recreation are holding the Fifth Annual School Supply Drive. School supplies will be collected for the Berkeley Township students who need it the most. Supplies that are needed include: backpacks, notebooks, safety

Fire Prevention Bureau Now Accepting Credit Cards

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  TOMS RIVER – The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention is now able to accept credit cards for payment. According to Chief Inspector James Mercready, “this important step in moving forward in our ever changing environment allows our customers

Ship Bottom Water Main Break Repaired

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By Catherine Galioto SHIP BOTTOM – A water main break that disrupted traffic on Long Beach Island and required water customers to use caution has since been repaired, the borough said. In an advisory August 20, the Ship Bottom Police

National Immunization Awareness Month


OCEAN COUNTY – Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health, exclaimed, “During the week of August 22nd, National Immunization Awareness Month focuses on ensuring preteens and teens are up-to-date in their

Public Hearing On Freewood Acres Sewer Project


By Charles Daye and Catherine Galioto   HOWELL – A $13.95 million project to install sewers in Freewood Acres and along Route 9 will have its public hearing September 12, as part of approvals with the state Department of Environmental

Parks To See ADA Upgrades: New Paths, Ramps Come To Howell

Oak Glen Park (Photo by Howell Township)

HOWELL – Thanks to the funding from a Community Development Block Grant the Mayor and Council announced recently that funding will be used to upgrade several local park and recreation facilities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “We

Vote Early; Vote By Mail


FREEHOLD –Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is reminding residents that early voting is possible in Monmouth County. Early voters can skip the line on Election Day and vote by mail. Voting by mail is an available option for all

For Pedestrian Safety, ‘HAWK’ Coming To The Rescue In LBI

Some of the higher-tech elements of new crosswalks installed on Long Beach Island recently. (Photo by Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee LONG BEACH ISLAND – There’s a new eye in the sky helping to protect pedestrians on one of Long Beach Island oft-traversed intersection between two towns, and it’s called a HAWK. HAWK, an acronym for High-Intensity Active

Barnegat Working Through ‘Growing Pains’ With New Police Dispatch Setup

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By Daniel Nee BARNEGAT – Township officials are still adjusting to the township committee’s decision earlier this year to hand over the reigns of its police dispatch services to the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. The issues, Mayor John Novak said,

A Sign Of Respect For Jackson Police

With the help of Public Works, the Jackson Township Police PBA 168 erected a sign on West Veterans Highway thanking residents for the outpouring of support the department has received in recent times. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock The Jackson Township government recently honored its local police force and departments throughout the nation by passing a resolution recognizing efforts of all police. “There has been a very ugly attack on our law enforcement community over

Diocese Discusses Merger Of Two Jackson Parishes

St. Aloysius (Photo by Shawn Smith)

By Shawn Smith JACKSON – A plan to merge two parishes in Jackson has patrons of the smaller of the two churches expressing concerns, saying it will negatively impact them financially and create a void in the community. St. Monica’s

Throwing One Back For Charitable Cause

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By Shawn Smith BRICK – It wasn’t your average night out at the bar. Bartenders were showing off, theatrically tossing bottles and spinning glasses as they shook up a cocktail. Prizes where dazzling customers, who were judging the affair with

New CFO Takes Brick’s Financial Reins

New Brick Chief Financial Officer John Clifford, left, with Mayor John G. Ducey. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – John Clifford will be the township’s Chief Financial Officer, replacing long-time CFO Scott Pezarras who retired in June. Mayor John G. Ducey said that 18 people had applied for the position and he and Township

Brick Police Chief Looks Over First Summer In Top Spot

Brick Police Chief James Riccio explains the department’s previous and proposed budgets to the council. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – Crime does not increase in the township during the summer months since it’s not a seasonal community, said Police Chief James Riccio. Instead, Brick sees a steady call for service 24/7, year round. “We’re a

Final Summer Concerts Scheduled

Don’t Know Jack performed as part of the Soulsational Festival at Veterans Park recently. The park also hosts Sounds of the Summer, and the last event in the series in August 24. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – There’s still a chance to enjoy free outdoor concerts in the township, through its Sounds of Summer series. On August 24 the last concert of the series at Berkeley’s Veterans Park will feature opening act

Route 9 Crosswalk Safety Concerns Continue

Conditions at Frederick Drive and Route 9 include a painted crosswalk, but township officials are hoping a state study for further improvements will address pedestrian safety. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – Residents continue to say pedestrians tempt danger when trying to use a crosswalk at Route 9 and Frederick Drive – as cars go speeding through the intersection, or around other vehicles who do stop for

Bayville Congregation Bids Farewell To Morning Star Village

Pastor Myrlene Hamilton Hess and the wall of hats created by volunteer teams that bedecks the entry way of Morning Star Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Lois Rogers)

By Lois Rogers BAYVILLE – It’s not unusual for the décor of church foyers to serve as a testament to the ministries offered within and those who serve them. In Morning Star Presbyterian Church, a wall festooned with row upon

Oyster Creek Won’t Receive Extra Scrutiny for ‘White’ Finding

The Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant in Lacey Township. (Courtesy of Exelon)

By Daniel Nee LACEY – Federal officials, in a quarterly report released recently on the Oyster Creek Generating Station, said they will use their discretion and not further scrutinize the plant following an incident which garnered a minor safety violation, known as

Seniors Honored August 21

Manchester Council President James Vaccaro, left, and Mayor Kenneth Palmer, right, stand with Leisure Village West resident Marie Lamberti, who helped New Jersey establish its statewide Senior Citizen Day May 15. The National Day is celebrated August 21. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock They may have been children during the Great Depression or served as young men and women in World War Two, Korea, or Vietnam. They saw the Beatles conquer America and America conquer the race to the moon.

Sixth Avenue Park Slated For Upgrades

A Schematic of the new 6th Avenue Park playground equipment. (Courtesy of Manchester Township)

By Jennifer Peacock MANCHESTER – A major upgrade to a troublesome park will install new equipment at the Sixth Avenue Park in Pine Lake. The site is the second one the township announced recently will receive a fresh set of

Huddy Park Reconstruction Continues

Huddy Park, the first park in the township’s department, is undergoing a renovation timed with the township’s 250th anniversary. Besides a new bulkhead, the park will see new benches, landscaping and historical touches. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto TOMS RIVER – Months of scheduled work on Huddy Park continues behind chain link fence, as crews install new bulkhead along the river this month. Additional renovations will include new benches, landscaping and added historical touches around

Enforcement Detail Returns to Busy County Road

Route 539 (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Daniel Nee OCEAN COUNTY – A year after officials hailed an enforcement detail on a major, accident-prone county road as a success, law enforcement agencies announced they will refocus their efforts on the roadway. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office

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A Stretch Of Beach

Mary Lynn Hankins (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

LAKEHURST – The Lakehurst Revitalization Association invites the public to its “Yoga on the Beach” at Lake Horicon 9 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays for just a few more weeks. Fall hours are being considered. Each class is $10

State Won’t Investigate Jackson Blockbusting Report

Galassi Court off White Road has received much attention for being targeted by LLCs. White Road itself is dotted with signs, both from Realtors and owners selling their homes themselves. (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

By Jennifer Peacock NEW JERSEY – The State has said it won’t investigate alleged blockbusting in Jackson due to technical issues, Council President Robert Nixon updated a packed house at the August 9 Jackson Township Council meeting. “For the time