Three options, all with some issues, for new schools

By Neil Schulman Oceanport — The Oceanport Board of Education looked at eight options for replacing or renovating its school buildings last week, and left with three, one of which wasn’t listed as a choice.     Read More >>

Chicken ordinance pros and cons flutter around, some cry fowl

By Coleen Burnett
Eatontown — A hot-button issue continued at the Eatontown Council meeting May 10 — the so-called “chicken ordinance” was front and center once again.
Currently no chickens are allowed in the borough.  Some residents received notices last year that they were keeping them illegally, sparking a movement to put together an ordinance to allow such animals. The proposal ended up being voted down by the Borough Council. Read More >>

Herrington Joins Urban Coast Institute as Associate Director

WEST LONG BRANCH – Dr. Thomas Herrington has been appointed as the first associate director of the Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI). The hire reflects the UCI’s continued growth and Monmouth’s commitment as the “Coastal University” to expand its capacity as a leading research and policy center. Read More >>

Students learn about Elberon

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — While the George L. Catrambone School is located in Elberon, many of the students are unfamiliar with the neighborhood. On Friday, teachers took time to correct that with a day around the neighborhood.


‘Presidents at the Jersey Shore’ special viewing

The Long Branch Historical Association will hold a Road Trip Meeting to the Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, for a special viewing for the Presidents at the Monmouth County Shore exhibit on Wed., May 31, 7 p.m.


MMC names Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Long Branch — Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has named Alieu Nyassi Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
In this role, Nyassi will work to develop programs that further support Monmouth Medical Center’s mission of diversity, inclusion and cultural competency.


Ocean Community Pool Opens May 27

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – The Ocean Community Pool, 615 West Park Ave., will open for the season on Saturday, May 27. Municipal pool complex features 3 pools, picnic areas and more. Read More >>

RBR inducts six into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

On Friday, April 28, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) inducted six alumni into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. The event was sponsored and organized by the BUC Backer Foundation under the Co-chairs Judy Noglows and Teresa Jahns Hottmann. Read More >>

Brookdale graduates 2,162

More than 2,000 students graduated from Brookdale Community College on May 12 during the college’s 47th annual commencement ceremonies on the Lincroft campus.
A total of 2,162 students from 21 different countries earned associate degrees from the college, with diplomas handed out during two ceremonies held in the Robert J. Collins Arena. The class of 2017 included 219 distinguished scholars and 31 students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.


Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 Marvel’s groovy space comedy is a big, dumb, beautiful blast

By Zach Berman

Everyone who grew up in the 60’s or early 70’s remembers where they first saw Star Wars. Until 1976, space operas were unheard of, and were soon deemed revolutionary after George Lucas took the world back to a time long ago and a galaxy far, far away.