Huddy Park Reconstruction Continues

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Sixth Avenue Park Slated For Upgrades

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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

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

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Kent Road Project Nears Completion

The detour signage in place at Kent and Lanes Mills roads in Howell. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto HOWELL – After an extensive detour, Kent Road was scheduled to be reopened August 26, freeing up a corridor between Howell and Jackson. The municipal road project first created a detour for road closure back in July.

Jackson Police Respond To Multiple Car Burglaries

Jackson Police Shield

By Catherine Galioto   JACKSON – Last weekend saw a number of reports of items stolen from vehicles throughout the township. The incidents were reported from August 19 to 21 and are unrelated. Captain Steven Laskiewicz, police spokesperson, released the

All-American Academics From Berkeley

Photo by Catherine Galioto

BERKELEY – The township mayor and council honored the several youth athletes from Berkeley who earned All-American Academic honors recently. They are: First Team All American Danielle Walker, Second Team All American Dominic Rodenbaugh and Jason Yakovchuk, and Honorable Mention

Suspects Flee From Patrols Of Off-Road Areas

Lacey Police Shield

  LACEY – Police continue to patrol off-road areas deep in the woods, to curtail illegal activity, trespassing, pollution and more. In one recent case, a responding officer was struck by a vehicle trapped and trying to flee. On August

Appreciating Police, Tying Blue Ribbons

Photo by Jennifer Peacock

MANCHESTER – Police Captain Todd Malland was on hand to join the Manchester Township Council as they and Mayor Kenneth Palmer proclaimed August “Police Appreciation Month.” Malland, left, is here with Council President James Vaccaro. Outside the municipal building trees

Be Prepared For Hurricane Season

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  OCEAN COUNTY – “Hopefully, we will never see the devastating effects of a storm like Sandy again, but even hurricanes that pack much less of a punch, can cause devastation very quickly,” stated Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry

Ribbon Cutting For Downtown Toms River Mosaic Fish Mural


TOMS RIVER – On September 1, 2016 from 4 to 5 p.m., officials will cut the ribbon of the newest mural in Downtown Toms River, Barnegat Bronte & Friends.  The ribbon cutting will take place at the site of the mural at

Monmouth Medical Center Raises Awareness Of Distracted Driving

From left, Assemblywoman Joann Downey; Amit C. Misra, M.D., pediatric intensivist, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center; Senator Jennifer Beck;  and Charlene Brown, External Affairs Executive Director, AT&T (Photo courtesy of Monmouth Medical Center)

MONMOUTH COUNTY – According to research compiled by AT&T, seven in 10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving. In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, Safe

Soccer Marathon Shines Light On Kids With Cancer


  HOWELL – The fifth annual Kicks 4 Kids soccer marathon will be held on September 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Park, Lakewood Farmingdale Road, Howell. The event is being sponsored by the Frances Foundation

County Prosecutor Named Prosecutor Of The Year

Joe Coronato (Photo courtesy of Ocean County)

OCEAN COUNTY – Among the honorees at the annual State Troopers Coalition banquet will be Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, named Prosecutor of the Year by the National Police Defense Foundation. The State Troopers Coalition is celebrating its 2016 Annual

BlueClaws, Phillies Extend Player Development Contract

Buster! (Photo by Lakewood BlueClaws / Michael Dill of Michael Dill Sports & Event Photography)

  LAKEWOOD – The BlueClaws and Philadelphia Phillies are pleased to announce a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC). With the four-year extension, the BlueClaws will remain the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Phillies through at least

Tribute To Sinatra Coming To Middletown

=Tribute To Sinatra Coming To Middletown

  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

Photo from the Micromedia Archives

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

Photo by Shawn Smith

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