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City looks at coronavirus: ‘The flu on steroids’

By Neil Schulman Long Branch — On Wednesday, March 11, when there were only two confirmed cases of coronavirus in Monmouth County and none in Long Branch, Sidney Johnson, Long Branch Health Commissioner, gave an update on the situation at … Continue reading

Resources for dealing with this unprecedented time

A message from Thomas A. Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder Director In this unprecedented time of uncertainty, as we are all dealing with COVID-19, we wanted to let each and every one of you know that we are working around the … Continue reading

Coronavirus: Stay informed – stay safe

Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling & Joann Downey Information is power when it comes to protecting yourself and your family from the spread of the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). To empower our residents, we have collected resources and information regarding … Continue reading

Mayor Pallone on actions taken during pandemic

Long Branch — On Tuesday, Mayor John Pallone summarized actions that have by taken by the City of Long Branch in the recent days to ensure the safety of the residents.

Schools, city hall, police provide services – from a distance

By Neil Schulman If you need to do business with any municipal agency, do it by phone or online. Even police have announced that, due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, they are only contacting the public in person when … Continue reading

Governor: ‘aggressive social distancing’ orders needed

The following article appeared in the March 19, 2020 print edition of The Link News. Since then some of the precautionary measures have been strengthened. On Monday, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures … Continue reading

Presumptive Positive Case of Covid-19 in Long Branch

Long Branch – Mayor John Pallone announced March 13 that today a 39-year-old male resident of Long Branch has tested presumptive positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The Long Branch Health Department has begun interviewing the patient and close contacts. It is … Continue reading

Facing the Question

Are you changing your daily routine because of the Coronavirus?

Long Branch, Mon. Beach, Sea Bright get more replenishment

Long Branch – On Monday, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced additional beach replenishment projects in Long Branch, Sea Bright, and Monmouth Beach. Pallone said that additional federal dollars will allow for expanded work in these Monmouth County towns.

Board must review abatement bill before passage

By Neil Schulman Long Branch — While a public hearing on an ordinance offering residents and small businesses tax abatements for improving their properties has been postponed until the middle of March, officials say that this is just due to … Continue reading