Long Branch Man Arrested on Sexual Assault and Child Endangerment Charges

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Dover Police Chief Harold Valentine announce the arrest of Mark S. Ngaojia, 26 years old, of Long Branch, New Jersey on sexual assault and child endangering charges. Read More >>

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

A national law enforcement crackdown on drinking and driving started on August 15, and will conclude over Labor Day weekend. Local departments received funding through a grant and will participate in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Read More >>

Two people shot in Long Branch; two separate shootings

Long Branch – The early morning hours of August 20, gunshots filled the city air. A sound that is becoming more frequent and alarming to many residents. The first of two reported shootings occurred around 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Read More >>

Ocean Police arrest resident and seize 47 weapons

Ocean – Police responded to a Sunset Avenue residence on August 18, at 6:50 in the evening on a report of a man with a gun. Read More >>

Why was a convicted child sex offender on the streets?

Long Branch – Just hours after the announcement was made on August 13, that Brian Farmer, 58, of Long Branch, was arrested for murder of his 62-year old cousin Joan Colbert and her 10-year old foster daughter Veronica Roach, people were asking why he was on the streets. Read More >>

Housing Authority rents rise for some in city, many elsewehere

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — About 15-20 people in Long Branch, and hundreds of thousands nationwide, will be affected by new laws on rent requirements for affordable housing. Read More >>

Recalling how Schroeck turned the football squad around

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
Long Branch — Page 61 of the 1970 Long Branch High School yearbook has a small story on the Green Wave football coach, Ken Schroeck. It states that he came to Long Branch High School four years earlier (1966), picked up what was at the time an average football squad and turned it into the eighth best team in the state. Read More >>

Celebration of life

By Patty Booth O’Neill

Long Branch — A service was held at the Second Baptist Church on Liberty Street on Tuesday morning celebrating the lives of Joan Colbert and Veronica Roach. The church was filled to capacity, standing room only. Read More >>

Brian Farmer of Long Branch charged in double murder of woman and foster daughter

Suspect is Cousin of 62-Year-Old Victim, Also Facing Child Pornography Charges

(FREEHOLD) The cousin of a Long Branch woman and her foster daughter found earlier this month in their Lippincott Avenue apartment is charged with their strangulation murder, and is also facing child pornography charges in connection with his 10-year-old victim, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>