Walkway around Seven Presidents Park proposed

By Neil Schulman

Long Branch — Monmouth County Park officials say they’d like to build a walkway around Seven Presidents Park, connecting with the promenade and allowing people to walk all the way along the Long Branch shore. But to do this they’re asking the city to give up parking spaces along Ocean Avenue. Read More >>

WLB Council Briefs Ordinance requires better repaving; postal issues

By Coleen Burnett

West Long Branch — The clarification of an ordinance already on the books, renewals of some shared services agreements with other towns and frustrations with the Postal Service were among the highlights of the March 6 West Long Branch Borough Council meeting. Read More >>

Ocean Township Police officer arrested on drug charge

Ocean Township – The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that a township police officer was arrested on February 19, and faces several drug offenses. Read More >>

Theater Review: Ripped from the headlines, The Source is a ripping drama

By Madeline Schulman

Long Branch — Ching, ching!

That is the sound of Law & Order, in tribute to The Source, which is ripped from the headlines, specifically the headlines of 2007, when the British tabloid News of the World, one of Rupert Murdoch’s properties, was revealed to have hacked into the phone of murder victim Milly Dowler in 2002. There were other hacking victims, and the scandal led to the demise of News of the World in 2011.

The brilliant cast of the world premiere of The Source at the New Jersey Repertory Company consists of Eleanor Handley as Eleanor and Andrew Rein as Andrew, executives of a huge international news organization, and Conan McCarty as Roland McCabe, owner of the giant corporation. Roland and Andrew hate each other so much I was naively surprised to learn they were father and son. No one will be surprised that beautiful, British Eleanor and Andrew have a romantic history, although Eleanor has an offstage husband. Read More >>

Talk on Stella Maris March 27

Long Branch — What do a Philadelphia newspaper publisher , an American President and a Catholic Saint all have in common? Come find out. Read More >>

Master Gardeners offer scholarships

The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are offering up to four $1,000 scholarships to Monmouth County college students or high school graduating seniors who will be studying horticulture, environmental sciences or engineering, botany or other agriculture related fields.


Downtown Broadway gets abatement, $5M loan

By Neil Schulman

Long Branch — City officials said they weren’t necessarily happy with the deal, but are legally obligated to grant $5 million in redevelopment area bonds (RABs) to the developer of the downtown Broadway project. However, officials say the project should take less time than originally planned.


Fundraiser seeks to help homeless veterans

By Neil Schulman

West Long Branch — A fundraiser in memory of a Korean War veteran is being planned to help homeless vets. Read More >>

NAPA spring Open House

Napa and Fishers Repair have joined forces


Ocean Township man charged with killing his brother and family

FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against the brother of a Colts Neck man who was found dead along with his wife and two children just days before Thanksgiving, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.