Four LBPD officers to be promoted

Congratulations to four Long Branch Police officers who will be promoted on April 2, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Read More >>

Libutti awards to Tony Perry, Michael Bienz, Sam Nativo

Long Branch — The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of the 2015 Louis G. Libutti Community Service Award. Read More >>

Owner of Asbury Park Daycare Center indicted

Ocean Township Owner/Operator Falsified Quarterly Expense Reports

(FREEHOLD) The owner and operator of an Asbury Park daycare center and pre-school was arrested Tuesday after a Monmouth County grand jury returned a 9-count indictment charging her with crimes related to contracts to provide services for city pre-schoolers, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Read More >>

Editorial: FMERA Failures

Last summer, Eatontown was outraged when HovWest withdrew its proposal to develop the Howard Commons section of Fort Monmouth, over disputes about issues with the groundwater, and the costs to remediate it. At the time, many assumed it was a weak excuse. But earlier this year tests of the groundwater by the U.S. Army did reveal some worrying results about the quality of the water on the base. Perhaps HovWest was justified in its concerns. Read More >>

Steelman School Sold

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr

Eatontown —€“ The former Fred G. Steelman School, unused for more than a decade, located at 215 Broad Street, has been sold for an undisclosed amount. The school had a large red bow and ribbon covering the front entrance on February 12. Read More >>

Eviction threat for Oceanport Police Department

By Walter J. O’Neill Jr

Oceanport — “I need that lease signed today. Otherwise, by 10 a.m. tomorrow, I will deliver the eviction letter to the chief. Thanks to your council, we are out of time,” wrote Bruce Steadman, executive director of FMERA (Ft. Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority), to John Bennett the Oceanport Business Administrator. Read More >>

Link News Sports, read this week’s sport section

Laura Alvardo (30) is all smiles for the Spartans of Ocean after she hit a three-point basket in the 53-32 win over Barnegat.

Fighting to get off a shot between two Wall defenders is Going in for two of his game high 21 points is Shore Regional senior Kevin Bloodgood as the Blue Devils beat Manasquan 48-42.

Going in for two of his game high 21 points is Shore Regional senior Kevin Bloodgood as the Blue Devils beat Manasquan 48-42

John Biagi had three wins in one day, all were pins at 145 pounds. He beat wrestlers from Newton, Rumson-Fair Haven and Barnegat.

Super Bowl Math, 8th Grade Pasta Dinner – Around Monmouth Beach

Team KD Kids enters the arena.

Dads in the kitchen: (l-r) Kurt Lichthardt, Mark Gardner, Brad Going and Mike Mendillo cooking for the pasta dinner


Police follow footprints in snow to teenage burglary suspects

Ocean Township — Two teenagers have been accused of stealing items from parked vehicles in the Wanamassa neighborhood. Read More >>

Street Crimes Unit returns with big results for LBPD

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
Long Branch – The return of the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) has seen major impacts on criminal activity in the city. On January 26, the SCU made an arrest of a 39-year-old Long Branch resident on a $1,000 failure to appear warrant. That arrest turned into a possession of a weapon and burglary charges. Read More >>