Monmouth County has 9,671 positive cases of COVID-19

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley have announced that, as of July 12, there are 51 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Monmouth County, bringing the total to 9,671. There are no new deaths today, keeping the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Monmouth County at 736. Read More >>

Forty Acres and Mule – Wikipedia

Our State of Mind by Robin Martin

The United States government used the same playbook they used to deny Native American tribes’ land as they used to deny formerly enslaved Africans after the Civil War. Read More >>

Shippy goes gate to wire in impressive performance at Monmouth Park

As lightly raced as Shippy is, and given that two of her three starts as a 2-year-old were in graded stakes company last year, trainer George Weaver isn’t sure that his talented filly has established her running style yet. Read More >>

Long Branch Library updated schedule

Welcome back from Library Director Tonya GarciaAs many of you know, Governor Murphy announced that NJ libraries may start to open at 25% capacitybeginning July 2. As a vital community and educational hub, the Long Branch Free Public Library welcomes anaverage of 10,000 monthly visitors, therefore there are many details that must be considered for a safe phased reopening. Read More >>

Investigative findings: Asbury Park officers reasonably believed reporters was a protester failing to disperse

FREEHOLD – A comprehensive internal affairs investigation into the June 1, 2020 arrest of Asbury Park Press (APP) reporter Gustavo Martinez has determined that arresting officers had no knowledge they were apprehending a reporter, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.


Louisiana-based Brinkman heading to Monmouth Sunday



Fighting to Fully Fund Senior Freeze, Homestead Rebate

By Vin Gopal, Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey

The health crisis has placed additional financial burdens on many Monmouth County seniors, who now fear they may lose their ability to get property tax relief through the Property Tax Reimbursement Program, also known as the “Senior Freeze”. Read More >>

Today’s Coronavirus News for New Jersey Business

N.J. Coronavirus Cases – New Jersey Residents (Source: N.J. Health Department)

Total Confirmed Deaths Reported: 13,501, up from 13,476 the previous day.
Total Positive COVID-19 Tests Reported: 174,270, up from 174,039 the previous day.
For data on hospitalizations and discharges


Climate change in New Jersey: warmer and wetter

The State We’re In by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Does New Jersey seem rainier than usual?  Are the winters milder? How about high tide flooding at the shore? Read More >>

WLB holds first meeting Boro Hall since COVID-19

By Coleen Burnett

The West Long Branch Borough Council held its only July meeting on July 1. It was notable for being the first meeting in Boro Hall since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the building earlier in the year. Read More >>