Repairs Coming To Mathis Bridge

Construction could start next year. More »

Merit Bonuses: An Incentive Or Just Another Raise?

Merit bonuses have become common in superintendents’ contracts. More »

Berkeley Meeting Wrap-Up

A wrap-up of the latest Berkeley Township Council meeting. More »

Manchester Hosts Justice And Safety Professionals

Police take part in a high impact supervision program. More »

Toms River Halloween Parade

The annual tradition returns on October 25th! More »

Jackson Responds To Enterovirus Concerns

The growing problem continues to spread around the Garden State. More »

Jackson’s Jaguar Band Celebrates 50 Years

Decades of alumni attend the special celebration. More »

Community Garden Coming To Howell

The Howell Organic Community Garden should be ready for planting next year. More »

Brick Council Meeting Wrap-Up

An update after the most recent Brick Township Council Meeting. More »

Halloween Fun In Barnegat

Barnegat gears up for their annual Fall Festival. More »


Teachers Become The Students At “Hawkscape 2014”


MANCHESTER – While students were off for Columbus Day, teachers throughout the Manchester Township School District came in for an exciting day of professional learning. This year, they did something a little different at Manchester Township High School. Modeled after

Berkeley Resident Takes Issue With Dilapidated Homes

Berkeley Town Hall

By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – A resident urged the governing body to be more diligent in enforcing codes throughout the township, bringing photos of homes that he said are falling apart. Bob Nunn, a vice president in the Berkeley Shores

Superintendent’s Contract Sparks Debate

Ocean County Executive Superintendent’s office in Toms River

By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – The Berkeley Board of Education approved a new contract for Superintendent James Roselli that included a raise for this school year and the option for merit bonuses if he accomplishes certain goals. His old contract

Health Department: Ebola Precautions


OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Health Department is taking a proactive approach in making certain that precautions are being taken concerning Ebola. There have been no reported cases in Ocean County or New Jersey. Ocean County Freeholder Gerry Little,

Two Candidates Face Off For Council Seat in Brick


By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – There is one council seat up for grabs in November’s General Election: Democratic incumbent Andrea Zapcic is running against former Republican councilman Domenick Brando. The term is only for one year; when then-Democratic Councilman John

Freeholders Seek To Raise Awareness Of Breast Cancer


MONMOUTH COUNTY – Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 with the mission of raising public awareness of the importance of mammograms as the most effective tool in the detection of breast cancers. To support this mission, the Monmouth County

Howell Announces Leaf Pickup Schedule


HOWELL – Leaf collection will now be provided simultaneously to all sections of the township. Please place your leaves to the curb no later than November 30. The township will make only one pass down each street after December 1.

Four Face Off For Barnegat Committee Seats

Barnegat Town Hall (courtesy of

By Bill Miller BARNEGAT – November 4’s General Election will see four candidates seeking two seats on the Township Committee. Democrat incumbent Leonard Morano and newcomer Carrie Diona will square off against Republican incumbent Marin Lisella and John Novak. Carrie