Theater Review: Open your schedule to see ‘Closure’

By Madeline Schulman

Long Branch — Opening night of the world premiere of Closure, by Richard Dresser, at New Jersey Rep was a dreary, rainy evening at the Jersey Shore, but inside the theater the audience was transported to various locations on a sunny, pretty Caribbean island (design by Jessica Parks), including a cafe, a hotel room, and (more ominously) the police station. Read More >>

House History talk at library

Long Branch — If These Walls Could Talk: Researching Your House History, will be presented Wed., July 15, 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Long Branch Main Library, 328 Broadway.

Jattrude Fogarty Trust donates to Rutgers Cancer Institute

Alexis Tucci, Esquire and Suzana Hot, Esquire, Co-Trustees of the Jattrude Fogarty Trust presented a check to Dr. Edward C. Lattime and Joan E. Russo, Chief Development Officer for Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Co-Trustees announced that the Trust contributions have totaled over $700,000 to the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey for Breast Cancer Research.


Renovations keep Natural Healthcare Center at forefront in healthcare

Long Branch — Natural Healthcare Center has announced the completion of phase I of its yearlong building renovation project, giving the physical therapy and clinical nutrition teams a brand-new, more sophisticated space to practice in.


Suit against West End zone

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — A West End attorney has filed a suit against the city for its recently passed zoning ordinance in the neighborhood, calling the plan “arbitrary and capricious.”

American Pharoah leads 35 invited to William Hill Haskell

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah tops a list of 35 3-year-olds who were extended invitations to Monmouth Park’s signature event, the $1 million, Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational to be renewed for the 48th time on Sunday, Aug. 2.

Police stress safety, on road and not using fireworks

Ocean Township — With the summer here, police are taking extra steps to make sure residents are safe in the heavy traffic, and avoid setting off dangerous, and illegal, fireworks. Read More >>

Teen Time at the Library

Long Branch — Teens, stop by the Long Branch Public Library for teen time this summer. Teen time is held Monday-Thursday from 4pm-6:30 p.m. Read More >>

Memorial Swim could come back; shorter sea wall

By Neil Schulman
Sea Bright — After a several year absence, the Andrew Manning Memorial Swim may be returning to the borough this year.
At the June 11 Borough Council workshop, Councilman Charles Rooney III said his father, the late mayor Charles Rooney Jr., founded the swim in the late 1980s, naming it in honor of a former mayor of the borough. Read More >>

West Long Branch Council Briefs You may be able to raise a glass to America on July 4

By Neil Schulman
West Long Branch — Assuming there are no legal hurdles or insurance obstacles, you may be able to enjoy a glass of wine or bottle of beer while watching this year’s summer concert series at Franklin Lake. Read More >>