Adopt A Pet May 26-June 1

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Local Memorial Day ceremonies

Memorial Day is on Monday. May 30. Towns around the area are holding special ceremonies and events to recall those who gave their lives while serving our country. Read More >>

Garage Sale Weekend May 20-21

May 20-21 is garage sale weekend in Long Branch and surrounding towns. Check out the list.

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Attorney: Abatements good for city’s bottom line

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — The City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a tax abatement for FEM South Beach Urban Renewal, which plans to construct 47 luxury condos in Beachfront South.
Despite the word “abatement,” Redevelopment Attorney Robert Beckelman said that Long Branch will receive more money this way than it would through traditional taxes.

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City introduces 2016 budget

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — The average tax bill for a Long Branch resident will go up about $160 this year, including all municipal, school, county and other taxes in the bill. But because the assessed values of properties changed so much, the effect on each homeowner is hard to predict.

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Oport hears proposal for fort property

By Neil Schulman
Oceanport — While the borough has little power to make it a reality, Oceanport officials like the proposed plan to create a continuing care retirement community, hotel and retail in part of the former Fort Monmouth.

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School rescinds assistant’s position after administrator resigns

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
Monmouth Beach – On Tuesday, May 17, the Board of Education voted to rescind the employment of Carly Trocchia as the shared assistant business administrator.
“The appointment was made here during the April board meeting. So she was to be a Monmouth Beach employee, but the salary was to be a shared expense,” said Michael Ettore, Superintendent of Schools for Monmouth Beach.
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Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce welcomes spring

The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce held a “Welcome to Spring” May networking event, Thursday at the Bungalow Hotel in Pier Village. It was a perfect night to welcome new members, sample cheese and wine, and even take a tour of their hotel rooms if you were so inclined. The event was organized byNancy Kleiberg, Executive Director and Lisa George.

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Adopt a Pet for the Week of May 19-25

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Brookdale Graduates 2,041

LINCROFT, NJ (May 13, 2016) – More than 2,000 students graduated from Brookdale Community College on May 13 during the college’s 46th annual commencement ceremony on the Lincroft campus.

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