Toms River Alight With Holiday Spirit

The holidays are in full swing in Ocean County. More »

More Upgrades Coming To Bayside Park

Additional repairs add $91,171 to original price tag. More »

Remembering Pearl Harbor

“A day that will live in infamy.” More »

Local Residents Honored At First Hero Awards

Honoring Brick’s unsung heroes. More »

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Lights Up Brick

The holiday spirit is in full swing in Brick. More »

Jackson Appoints New Business Administrator

Helene Schlegel Had Served In Interim Role. More »


Assemblyman Holds Monthly Breakfast In Howell


HOWELL – Assemblyman Dave Rible held his monthly business breakfast on the road at IHOP in Howell Township on December 5. Pictured (from left) are Howell Chamber of Commerce 2nd Vice President Tom Comer, Chamber President George Krebs, Assemblyman Rible,

Jackson Fire Official Warns Of Candle Fire Safety

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JACKSON – Fire Official Frank McDonnell of the Jackson Bureau of Fire Safety offered some advice this holiday season to keep in mind when using candles. Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a growing cause of

Southern Regional FCCLA Brings Home Awards


MANAHAWKIN – The Southern Regional High School and Middle School FCCLA chapters recently attended the NJ Fall Leadership Conference in Edison. Middle school advisor Mrs. Sue Stinson brought 15 students, and high school advisor Mrs. Julie Yonney-Kriebel brought 24 students.

Manchester Resident Receives Technology Rising Star Award

Emberle Lawson, a NAVAIR Lakehurst mechanical engineer in the Service Life Management Program, was one of seven NAVAIR recipients of the 2014 Technology Rising Star award. (Photo Courtesy of NAVAIR Lakehurst)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Emberle Lawson, a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Lakehurst mechanical engineer, was one of seven NAVAIR employees to receive the 2014 Technology Rising Star award during the Technology Recognition Luncheon at the Women of Color (WOC)

Helping Hands For Hunger Provides 175 Thanksgiving Food Baskets


MANCHESTER – The MTHS Peer Leadership Program once again coordinated the amazing Helping Hands for Hunger project at Manchester Township High School. This year they provided about 175 Thanksgiving food baskets to local families in need. School clubs and teams

Santa At The Toms River Goddard School On Route 70


Last Saturday December 13th, The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River, held their Annual Breakfast with Santa. Students of the school got to come and have breakfast with Santa. Each child got to sit on Santa’s lap and

Adopt-A-Family Serves More Than 200 Local Families

The Adopt-A-Family holiday initiative through Jackson Food Pantry also involves an Italian dinner night for volunteers and recipients to come together. (Photo Courtesy of Jackson Food Pantry)

By Catherine Galioto JACKSON – Providing the chance to have a holiday to those who might not be able to afford one is the goal of the annual holiday adopt-a-family campaign through the Jackson Food Pantry. With 200 families in

Stafford Council Meeting Highlights

Stafford Town Hall (photo credit: Jason Allentoff)

By Bill Miller STAFFORD – The Township Council held a brief meeting of just 10 minutes in length recently in which it approved several resolutions, introduced an ordinance related to cell phone service infrastructure and heard from one resident during

Local Residents Graduate From Master Gardener Program

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry (third from left) joins Monmouth County Horticulturist Diane Larson (second from left) to congratulate the Master Gardner graduates at a ceremony held on November 20 in Neptune. Pictured left to right: Gwendolyn Wisely, Diane Larson, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Judy Lipman, Veronica Gallagher, Linda Lichardi and Beth Hutter. (Photo Courtesy of Monmouth County Freeholders)

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 27 men and women became certified Master Gardeners at a graduation ceremony at Jumping Brook Country Club. Graduates of the 2014 program are: Gary Adams, Allentown; Monica Cioffi, Brielle; Roseanne Duffy,

Jackson School District Makes AP Honor Roll

Jackson School District officials review the process of crafting a strategic plan. (Photo By Catherine Galioto)

JACKSON – The Jackson School District is one of 547 school districts being honored by the College Board with placement on the Fifth Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing