Devils win and Koenig gets 100th win

By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr      Photos by SportShotsWLB

It has been a bitter sweet season for Kelly Koenig and her 2018 Shore Regional High School field hockey team. On the bitter side, it was the first time in 43 years that the Blue Devils didn’t win the Shore Conference divisional title. On the sweet side, Koenig won her 100th career game as a head coach. Read More >>

Green Wave overcomes slow start in romp over Brick Memorial

By Skip Pierce

Things were not looking good for Long Branch in the early going of their road clash with Brick Memorial. Well into the first quarter the Mustangs had a 7-0 lead and were perched on the LB seven-yard line with a first and goal.


Oceanport schools seek public input; water watch update

By Neil Schulman

Oceanport — The Oceanport School District is seeking feedback, both on a potential new school project and what residents would like to see for the schools in general. Read More >>

We can all do more to fight the opioid epidemic

By Congressman Frank Pallone

Dear Neighbors,

When I travel throughout New Jersey, I hear constantly about the opioid epidemic that is devastating our communities. More than 2,200 people died from drug overdoses in 2016, nearly a 40 percent increase in the death toll from the previous year.


Three join up to run for Long Branch school board

By Neil Schulman

Long Branch — Darlene Carfi, James Parnell and Lucille Perez are running together for the Board of Education. Read More >>

Curley: checks and balances needed in Freehold

By Neil Schulman

Freeholder John Curley, previously a Republican, is running as an independent this year. He says his record shows that he’s capable of saving Monmouth County money without losing jobs, and that he isn’t afraid to speak out when it’s unpopular to do so. Read More >>

Long Branch High School Class of 1958

The Long Branch High School Class of 1958 has been holding an extended reunion. This photo was taken at the newly renovated Max’s over the weekend. On Wednesday, the group presented a $600 check St. Brigid’s Food Pantry, at St James Church. Read More >>

West Long Branch welcomes fall

Sunday’s annual Fall Festival at Franklin Lake was a successful effort by the whole city,
“Events like this continue to make West Long Branch a great place to live and raise a family,” said WLB Mayor Janet Tucci.

Free cruise for cancer fighting WLB resident

AMICI Italian-American Ben­evolent Association held its 4th Annual Poker/Casino Night in Fair Haven last weekend to raise money to help cover the medical expenses of Maria Mignone of West Long Branch, who is fighting stage IV cancer. Read More >>

Theater Review: Wolf at the Door is a gripping, fantastic tale

By Madeline Schulman

Long Branch — Wolf at the Door, by Marisela Treviño Orta, is a strong, poetic play, and different from anything else I’ve seen. The story Wolf at the Door tells is gripping, simultaneously human and fantastic, though often harrowing. Read More >>