Presumptive Positive Case of Covid-19 in Long Branch

Long Branch – Mayor John Pallone announced March 13 that today a 39-year-old male resident of Long Branch has tested presumptive positive for coronavirus COVID-19. The Long Branch Health Department has begun interviewing the patient and close contacts. It is not known at this time where the person may have contracted the virus. He presented to Monmouth Medical Center on March 9 and was evaluated. He has been hospitalized since that time. The US Centers for Disease Control will be verifying the presumptive test results reported by the NJ Department of Health laboratory. Read More >>

Facing the Question

Are you changing your daily routine because of the Coronavirus? Read More >>

Long Branch, Mon. Beach, Sea Bright get more replenishment

Long Branch – On Monday, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced additional beach replenishment projects in Long Branch, Sea Bright, and Monmouth Beach. Pallone said that additional federal dollars will allow for expanded work in these Monmouth County towns. Read More >>

Board must review abatement bill before passage

By Neil Schulman

Long Branch — While a public hearing on an ordinance offering residents and small businesses tax abatements for improving their properties has been postponed until the middle of March, officials say that this is just due to procedural reasons, since they must wait for comments by the Planning Board. Read More >>

Seuss, shamrocks, and snakes in WLB Library fun

West Long Branch — The West Long Branch Library, 95 Poplar Avenue, has announced its children’s programs for March. Read More >>

‘Not a political stunt’ – O’port bringing back OEM staff

By Neil Schulman

Oceanport — The borough’s staff of the Office of Emergency Management, which quit at the end of 2019, has been asked to return. Read More >>

Monmouth Beach School gets sustainability grant

Monmouth Beach — Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) has announced that the Monmouth Beach Elementary School has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools capacity-building grant.


Ocean Township HS Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Sixteen athletes, one coach, and four distinguished alumni were inducted into the Athletic and Alumni Hall of Fame in ceremonies held on February 7, 2020, at the Ocean Township High School. Athletes were inducted by their coaches. The Hall of Fame, which was organized in 1982, has inducted a total of 139 athletes, coaches, and winning teams with graduating classes beginning in 1967, up to and including 2009. Plaques with a photograph and biography of each inductee will be displayed on the “Wall of Fame” in the hallway outside of the school gym. The new inductees were introduced at halftime of the Ocean/Wall basketball game. Those inductees were: Read More >>

7th Annual Vacation Expo a big success

On Saturday, February 22, from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. Dearborn Market’s indoor garden center was transformed into a festive travel destination for the public to enjoy browsing for their next vacation destination.

Avery Grant receives Chamber’s 2020 Humanitarian Award

Long Branch — The Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce has announced it will award its 2020 Humanitarian Award to

Avery W. Grant, P.E.