An alarm was called into the Oceanport Firehouse around 9:oo on Friday evening to report a fire in the mall housing three stores on Main Street owned by Mrs. Teicher. The fire reportedly started in Enzo’s Deli at 281 Main St. Also in that mall are Oceanport Post Office and Just Hair and Nails, owned by Justine Talarico. Read More >

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Long Branch receives HUD grant for $380,000

Last week, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. announced more than $5.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for various housing and economic development programs in Monmouth County and municipalities in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, including close to $380,000 for Long Branch. Read More >>

Golf Outing to Raise Money for College Scholarships

Community members and local businesses are invited to tee off in support of local students at the 36th annual Education Open Golf Tournament, held Thursday, Sept. 24 at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. Read More >>

Voice of Democracy winners announced

Long Branch — The Winners of the Voice of Democracy Speechwriting Scholarship Competition were recognized at a ceremony at Long Branch High School. The competition is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Brighton Memorial Post 2140 in Long Branch.
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Interest in Howard Commons and a future town center

By Coleen Burnett
At the monthly Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority meeting on July 15, the Board announced two properties located in Eatontown have received multiple bids for purchase. Then, two days later on July 17, a Request For Offer To Purchase (RFOTP) was issued for an Oceanport property.
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Long Branch restaurant owner gets 50-years

City Man Used His Restaurant to Sell, Deliver Drugs, Two Assault Rifles

(FREEHOLD) A 48-year-old Long Branch restaurant owner who was convicted in May on 91 counts involving the sale of drugs and weapons was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 50 years in a New Jersey state prison, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Rotary Club starts Challenger Soccer League

The Rotary Club of Long Branch is sponsoring a Challenger Soccer League for kids with autism and other special needs. The league starts saturday, September 12 in Mannahasset creek park, in Long Branch. Read More >>

Michael Winnick resigning from LBHA Commission

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — After 24 years, Michael Winnick has resigned as a Commissioner of the Long Branch Housing Authority.
Winnick’s last meeting was Tuesday night, where he was honored by his fellow commissioners for his long service to the community.

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Township woman faces four years in prison for $40K preschool fraud

The owner and operator of an Asbury Park daycare center and pre-school pleaded guilty on July 14 to charges related to fraudulent contracts to provide services for city preschoolers, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
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Historically Speaking Lecture Series featured Rumson author

Rumson — Monmouth County Historical Association continued its popular Historically Speaking Lecture Series with a presentation by featured local author Roberta Van Anda introducing her book, Legendary Locals of Rumson.
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