Revised, but still criticized

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — Planners for 11 townhouses proposed to be built in the lots next to the Promenade Beach Club say that they have made some revisions to their plan to address concerns about trucks getting in and drainage from the site. But critics say that these revisions may actually make things worse. Read More >>

Library honored for innovative Fresh Start Re-Entry Program

Long Branch — New Jersey State Librarian Mary Chute honored three New Jersey libraries for implementing outstanding creative programs. Long Branch Free Public Library was honored with this award for their nationally recognized Fresh Start Re-Entry Program. Read More >>

Belmar Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Defrauding State Out of More than $8,800 Through Temporary Disability Insurance Claim Scheme

Defendant Also Admitted to Falsely Claiming She Had Cancer to Avoid Prison Sentence

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced a Monmouth County woman was sentenced to state prison today for defrauding the state out of more than $8,800 by submitting a claim containing fraudulent information to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development in order to collect state temporary disability insurance monies to which she was not entitled.

Jennifer Massimo-Ruiz, 32, of Belmar, was sentenced to four years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Robert J. Mega in Union County. The sentence was based on Massimo-Ruiz’s Sept. 9 guilty plea to third-degree insurance fraud. The charge was contained in a July 25, 2013 state grand jury indictment. Read More >>

Two arrested for drugs and brass knuckles in Ocean

Ocean Township – July 12, Officer Dean H. Schoch II was on routine patrol in the area of State Highway 18 and West Park Avenue when he observed a car committee a motor vehicle violation.

According to Detective Lieutenant Kevin L. Faller in a prepared statement Schoch stopped the vehicle which was being driven by a 24 year old Tinton Falls woman identified as Natacha Perez. Assisting on the stop was Sergeant Gregory Schenck, and during their investigation the officers discovered that Perez and a passenger, Ronda Feacher, 37, Red Bank, were in possession of heroin, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a knife and brass knuckles. Read More >>

Shooting in Long Branch

Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

A report that a shooting occurred in Long Branch this afternoon in the area of Broadway and Liberty Street, with two victims shot. Initial report had one victim with a possible gunshot wound to the back of the head.

The Link News has reached out to Jason Roebuck, Public Safety Director, for the City of Long Branch. He stated that a shooting had occurred. “But victims left the scene and are completely uncooperative about when where who etc.,” said Roebuck. Read More >>

Chris Christie coming to Long Branch Tuesday

Governor Chris Christie will be returning to Long Branch on Tuesday where he will be speaking as part of a series of summer town halls. Read More >>

Long Branch man busted in Asbury for robbery

Asbury Park – Monday night, around 10:20 p.m., a 24-year old Asbury Park man was approached by two men near the intersection of First and Grand avenues, according to Deputy Police Chief Anthony Salerno.

That resident became a victim of a robbery, when one of the two accused individuals asked the victim for $2. According to Salerno that is when Joe Trevino, 34, of Long Branch, grabbed the money from the victim, whom police have not identified. Read More >>

New parking ordinance starts July 9th in Ocean

New Ordinance:


BE IT ORDAINED, by the Township Council of the Township of Ocean, County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey that the following be are hereby amended to read as follows: Read More >>

Road Closed: In Oceanport

Oceanport Police have posted the following Closed Road:

Port-Au-Peck Avenue is closed at Main Street, and at East Main Street to Wolfhill Avenue. No traffic, including emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass.

Please avoid those areas. Signs are posted as to the time and length of the construction project. Read More >>

Man shot in Long Branch

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr.

Long Branch – The Fourth of July fireworks started early in the area of Franklin Avenue, as shots rang out at 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

Jason Roebuck, Public Safety Director for the City of Long Branch, stated that his officers were responding to a report of shots fired in the area of Damiano’s Funeral Home, which is located at 191 Franklin Avenue. Read More >>