Attempted armed robbery in Ocean

A township man has been accused of attempted armed robbery and drug possession following an incident on June 30.

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Man is accused of car burglaries

Ocean Township — A Neptune man has been accused of attempted car burglaries, after surveillance systems and a “find my iPad” app helped lead police to him. Read More >>

Excessive vans and trucks cause concerns

By Neil Schulman

West Long Branch — Several quality of life concerns, from an excess of trucks and vans on residential streets, to bamboo intruding onto neighbor’s lawns, were discussed at the June 20 Borough Council meeting. Read More >>

Pallone takes office July 1

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — John Pallone will be sworn in as Mayor of Long Branch, along with a new City Council slate, on July 1, 2:30 p.m. at City Hall.
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Mean Girls star teaches Seashore Campers how to star on Broadway

Long Branch — Aspiring young actors have a real treat in store if they are enrolled at Seashore Theatre Camp this summer.

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Drivers reminded to ‘Move Over’ this summer

With summer traffic in full swing, Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are reminding drivers that they must move over if they spot an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. Read More >>

June 30 Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens

Middletown — Saturday, June 30 is Daylily Day at Deep Cut Gardens. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. area residents are invited to visit Deep Cut Gardens, Red Hill Road, and enjoy an assortment of daylilies. Read More >>

Theater Review: Dramatic marathon of suspense and sorrow fills Mercy

By Madeline Schulman

Long Branch

The late comedian Richard Jeni had a comment about the band America’s song, “A Horse with No Name.” “You’re in a desert. You got nothin’ else to do. NAME THE FREAKIN’ HORSE.”

In the dark comedy Mercy, by Adam Szymkowitz, Orville Marks (Jacob A. Ware) has an infant daughter with no name, because his heart is a desert. His pregnant wife was killed by a drunken driver (the child survived) and Orville cannot function well enough to pick out a name. Read More >>

Online dispute turns into large student brawl at Pier Village

Long Branch — A dispute on social media apparently escalated to a large fight police had to break up at Pier Village this weekend. Read More >>