Long Branch and Eatontown man picked up in Child Porn bust

FREEHOLD – A summer-long operation focused on online consumers of child pornography resulted in the arrest of 14 individuals during “Operation School’s Out.” The operation was carried out by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force between July 20, and August 31, 2017. Among those arrested is a college professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a retired computer scientist who previously held federal government contracts, and an electronics technician, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Operation Lights Out nabs 32 in gang probe

FREEHOLD – An investigation launched earlier this year prompted by a spike in shootings in Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune Township, resulted in the arrests of members of a Long Branch-based “G-Shine” set of the Bloods criminal street gang along with gang associates. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Unit initiated Operation Lights Out in an effort to identify those responsible for this increased violence and to dismantle their criminal enterprise, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Falcons down Spartans 28-17

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
For the first time in 11 years the Flacons of Monmouth Regional defeated the Spartans of Ocean Township in a nondivisional football game.  On September 3, the Falcons hosted Ocean Township and beat them 28-17 in what turned out to be an exciting game.


Sea Bright Council news Borough plans town hall to talk about school taxes

By Neil Schulman
Sea Bright — The borough is planning a town hall meeting to discuss what it is doing to address the high school taxes residents pay.


Exhibit looks at a rapidly changing Vietnam

West Long Branch — Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts has announced the opening of a new gallery exhibit Transition: Vietnam byMonmouth University’s professors Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen taking place in the Pollak Gallery now through November 30.


The Philoptochos Society Fall Luncheon and Fashion show

Ocean Township — The Philoptochos Society of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Asbury Park will host its Annual Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, October 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Eagle Oaks Country Club, in Farmingdale.


Former Freeholder passes away at age of 96

On Sept. 1, Theodore “Ted” Narozanick passed away at the age of 96. The WW2 veteran was a former Monmouth County Freeholder, the county’s first Administrator, and a former mayor of Englishtown. Read More >>

Brookdale to Host Massage Therapy Information Session Sept. 12

Community members interested in a new career as a massage therapist are invited to a free information session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Read More >>

Theater review: Fabulous F Theory friendship focus forges fantastic fun

By Madeline Schulman

Long Branch — The first mention of “F” during F Theory is as part of a logic problem Ellie (Megan Loughran) and Marianne (Alex Trow) have for homework as college freshman roommates. However, the important “F” in F Theory is Friendship. Along the way there are nods to Family, Female Firefighters, Fat in the Food Pyramid, and Franklin (Benjamin), but Friendship is paramount, as the audience follows Ellie and Marianne through many decades and across the globe. Read More >>

WLB man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old

Following a two month long investigation, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, Merchantville Police Chief Wayne Bauer and Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan announced that on Tuesday, August 15,  Anthony M. Woods, a 20-year-old West Long Branch resident, was arrested.