RBR inducts six into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

On Friday, April 28, Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) inducted six alumni into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. The event was sponsored and organized by the BUC Backer Foundation under the Co-chairs Judy Noglows and Teresa Jahns Hottmann. Read More >>

Brookdale graduates 2,162

More than 2,000 students graduated from Brookdale Community College on May 12 during the college’s 47th annual commencement ceremonies on the Lincroft campus.
A total of 2,162 students from 21 different countries earned associate degrees from the college, with diplomas handed out during two ceremonies held in the Robert J. Collins Arena. The class of 2017 included 219 distinguished scholars and 31 students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.


Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 Marvel’s groovy space comedy is a big, dumb, beautiful blast

By Zach Berman

Everyone who grew up in the 60’s or early 70’s remembers where they first saw Star Wars. Until 1976, space operas were unheard of, and were soon deemed revolutionary after George Lucas took the world back to a time long ago and a galaxy far, far away.

Enjoy pizza with the prosecutor in WLB

West Long Branch — Do you have a question for Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni or local law enforcement? You’ll have a chance to ask your questions and also have a slice of pizza on May 30, announced Prosecutor Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Theater Review: & Juliet full of fascinating intrigue and drama

By Madeline Schulman

Long Branch — Robert Caisley, the author of “& Juliet,” having its world premiere at NJ Rep, probably knows all about University Drama Departments, as well as what makes compelling drama. I hope that real life Drama Departments are not as full of dispute, intrigue, and violent anger bubbling below the surface as the one at the unnamed University at which the play is set. However, we can all agree that drama can’t exist without conflict, and the three characters in & Juliet have plenty of that. Read More >>

Ocean Ave to open up for beach access

Long Branch Council announced that they are to open Ocean Ave, running from Brighton to West End Ave. for easier access to the beach.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month: ‘Sweet Tea’ looks at effects of mental illness on families

By Neil Schulman

On Thanksgiving in 1984, Olivia’s mother cooks an elaborate turkey dinner for her three children, but instead of serving it she buries the meal in the backyard, because she believes the turkey must be offered to atone for their sins. Read More >>

‘Weekend in Old Monmouth’ guide, map, and story map available

The annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth” event returns the first weekend in May with 48 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors to visitors all at the same time.  The tour book and map as well as a link to the story map are now available at VisitMonmouth.com
“Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for anyone interested in history and architecture,” said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County’s Historical Commission, which is the sponsor of the weekend event. “History buffs can travel by foot, bicycle or car to enjoy and experience many of the county’s rich historic places all in one weekend.” Read More >>

Clean-Up Day in Eatontown

By Coleen Burnett
Eatontown residents once again rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty on April 23.
That was the date of the town’s Clean-Up Day, an annual event