Holy Name Society thanks golf outing supporters

Long Branch — The Holy Name Society of Christ the King Parish submitted this photo with the following note of thanks to the supporters of its recent golf outing held on Aug. 27 at Pebble Creek Golf Course. Read More >>

Fundraiser at Fran’s Bacon Beach Grille for seeing eye dogs

Long Branch — Fran’s Bacon Beach Grille, 49 Atlantic Avenue held a puppy naming fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 2. Proceeds went to the Josephine Ferrara Puppy Naming Fund to benefit Seeing Eye, Inc. of Morristown, NJ. Read More >>

Crash that injured cyclist investigated

A 30-year-old man was seriously injured as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle on Friday evening in Ocean Township, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Towns observe Veterans Day

By Neil Schulman

A special Veterans Day, marking the 100th anniversary of the event which originated the holiday, takes place on November 11. Read More >>

Creators of ‘Tony’ Awards give grant to NJ Rep

Long Branch — New Jersey Repertory Company has announced that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards for Broadway, is awarding the theater a 2018 National Theatre Company Grant. Read More >>

Mall looms large in Eatontown political race

Eatontown — It’s a wild election season in Eatontown. Seven people on four different teams — Democrats, Republicans, and two independent factions — are vying for two seats on the Borough Council. Meanwhile, a Republican and independent running for mayor have been joined by a former mayor running a write-in campaign. Read More >>

O’Neill seeks seat on Shore Regional High School Board

West Long Branch — Ron O’Neill is running for a seat on the Shore Regional High School Board of Education.

O’Neill, who served on the Board from 1999 to 2017, is a member and volunteer at the West Long Community Center, past WLB Sports Association president, and served on the West Long Branch Zoning Board and Drug Alliance Committee.

He was a founding father of Pop Warner/Blue Devils Football, a founder of the Shore Regional High School Diamond Club, and worked on the development of the West Long Branch Youth Wrestling team.

O’Neill and his family have been involved in education for a long time. He retired after 38 years of working as an elementary school PE teacher in Hazlet. His wife, Sarah Pappalardo O’Neill is a retired school teacher and principal from Hazlet, and one of their two children, Patrick O’Neill, is an educator and supervisor in Ocean Township. Their daughter, Tara O’Neill is Merck Pharmaceutical Director. Both children were graduates of West Long Branch and Shore Regional.

Among his achievements while on the board, including four years as president, O’Neill cites initiating shared services to save taxes; helping to secure Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Allenhurst and Deal children attending West Long Branch and Shore Regional; being instrumental in getting turf fields for sports; developing shared busing; developing the dance program; and working collaboratively with staff and administration in developing Shore Regional as a high ranking district.

O’Neill is challenging Elizabeth Garrigal, who has served on the Board of Education since 2008.



Lawsuit against Monmouth Mall expansion dismissed

By Coleen Burnett

Eatontown — Late last week, after The Link had gone to press, State Superior Court Judge Lisa Thornton dismissed one of the two lawsuits pending against the Monmouth Mall. Read More >>

New auction system earns city over $100k; beach report

By Neil Schulman

Long Branch — Online auctions have been very successful for the city, bringing in an estimated $100,000 extra in two years. Read More >>

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 >>