Casting call for musical Twelfth Night adaptation issued

Atlantic Highlands — Atlantic Highlands resident John Lollos, a television producer, Broadway writer, and director who has produced, written, and directed for theatre and television with over 2,000 programs for network, cable and syndication, is seeking actors for “Love & Let Love,” his original musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Read More >>

Annual Blood Drive July 31

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host its annual summer Blood Drive at the County Agricultural Building in Freehold from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31 to help reduce the mid-summer blood shortage.


Long Branch carousel open to all

By Patty Booth O’Neill

Long Branch — Extell Development Company, along with Mayor John Pallone and council held a ribbon cutting last Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the new carousel in Pier Village. In the same area on the boardwalk are also new restrooms and a space for entertainment, all for the general public to enjoy. Read More >>

Balloon release ban sought in Eatontown

By Coleen Burnett

Eatontown — Councilwoman Jasmine Story has proposed an ordinance that would ban the intentional release of balloons in the borough. Read More >>

A day of fishing and tagging

Atlantic Highlands — Join Jeff Dement, American Littoral Society fish tagging director, for a day of fishing and tagging in New Jersey waters on August 10. The event is for experienced taggers and novices alike. If you’ve never tagged fish before, this is a great opportunity to learn from experienced taggers. Read More >>

OT Community Hope Fund awards over $21k in grants

Ocean Township — The Community Hope Fund of Ocean Township, a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting youth development and supporting charitable needs in the Township and neighboring communities, recently awarded twelve grants totaling $21,750.


Fire at Stop and Shop West End, Long Branch

Employee puts out fire at Stop and Shop in West End with fire hose. Fire supposedly started by cigarette but thrown into dried brush on side of building.

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Train hits police SUV

A police car was struck by a train on Brighton Avenue Monday. There were no injuries.

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Fully accessible beach opens in Long Branch ‘A model for New Jersey’

By Patty Booth O’Neill

Long Branch — A year ago it was just an idea that began as a result of a comment made at a beach bash hosted by MOCEANS, an organization that works to help those with disabilities lead independent lives. Last year, they got special sand mats to hold handicap accessible a party on the beach.