New pizza in West End – Pizza on the Stone

A new pizza restaurant (and much more) held a grand opening Friday on Brighton Ave. in West End. Cutting the ribbon was Long Branch Mayor John Pallone (8th from left) along with owner Leirisson De Assis Friton, (6th from left). Employees, Chamber President Michael Sirianni, Councilman Mario Vieira and many Long Branch officials were in attendance.


Pallone Statement on House Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement on House passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021: Read More >>

Gopal / Testa Bill to Increase Funding for Arts, Historical Heritage and Tourism Advances

A bill sponsored by Senators Vin Gopal and Michael Testa that would increase the allocation of revenues from the hotel and motel occupancy fee towards arts, historical heritage, and tourism purposes from 40 percent to 100 percent was passed out of the Senate Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee. Read More >>

Monmouth Civic Chorus Announces 2021 Scholarships

Monmouth Civic Chorus is delighted to announce its annual scholarship auditions for vocally talented New Jersey high school seniors planning to pursue higher education. Due to Covid-19, auditions will be held virtually. The application deadline is April 15, 2021, and the audition deadline is April 29, 2021. Winners will be announced May 13, 2021. There is no fee to apply. Read More >>

Monmouth County Park System Plans Summer Job Fair

TINTON FALLS —  Spend the summer working in the parks!  The Monmouth County Park System is looking to hire lifeguards, camp counselors, park and golf course maintenance workers, swim instructors and more for June, July and August.  Read More >>

Angeline Elizabeth (“Babe”) Dempster of West Long Branch passes at 84

Babe was born November 30, 1936 in Long Branch.  She worked at JJ Newburys in Long Branch for sixteen years, from 1952-1968, before becoming a stay-at-home mother. After raising her two children, she worked at Cost Cutters for 17 years before she retired in Dec 2006. She served as a lifetime member of the West Long Branch Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary. Read More >>

John ‘Jack’ Fulton passes

Our beloved father John “Jack” Fulton, 94, of West Long Branch, passed away Thursday surrounded by his family. Read More >>

Ricardo Colón , 59, of Long Branch passes

Ricardo  Colón , 59, of Long Branch died Feb. 25.  He will be sorely missed.

He was known as a gentle, charismatic wallflower in Long Branch. He frequented local businesses on Broadway and made several friendships therein along the way at the Broadway Loan Company and McDonalds. Many in the community know “Ricky” as a compassionate, kind and tender soul. Read More >>

Janet L. Alessi of Oakhurst passes

Mrs. Alessi was a lifelong resident of the Shore area as well as being a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C.  Church, Long Branch. Janet graduated from Montclair State College with a degree in Music Education, majoring in piano.  While at Montclair, she was a member of Delta Omicron Pi Sorority. She earned the coveted position to play with  the N.J. State Symphony Orchestra and performed  the Schumann Piano Concerto #3 Cesar Franck Symphonic Variations.