Annual Strengthening Families Community Garden Kick-off

Long Branch — Coastal Communities Family Success Center announces its annual Strengthening Families Community Garden Kick-off and Health Fair to be held on Saturday, April 20. This free event will offer families breakfast, garden activities, and an opportunity to register for garden plots, cultivating and growing healthy fruits and vegetables at no cost to them throughout the growing season. Read More >>

Vin Gopal Civic Association Awards Reception

­­­­­­­­ Patty Booth O’Neill

Long Branch – Awards from the Vin Gopal Civic Association were presented last Wednesday night to four well-deserving individuals at Mar Belo’s for their service to the community.


Poll: Wind power receives support in NJ

West Long Branch — A new Monmouth University Poll finds that the vast majority of Garden State residents support the development of electricity-generating wind farms off the state’s coast, which is significantly higher than public backing for oil drilling and expansion of nuclear power. Read More >>

Wave Resort hotel in Long Branch looking to hire local

Kushner Cos. is looking to hire local residents to fill about 100 positions at its soon-to-open luxury hotel the Wave Resort at Pier Village. Read More >>

Oak named county’s official tree

Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone announced that there is now an official Monmouth County tree, the oak tree. Read More >>

Rowing dock proposed off Atlantic Avenue park

By Neil Schulman

Long Branch — An organization wants to build the only dock in the county dedicated to rowing and manually powered boats by Pleasure Bay Park on Atlantic Avenue. The city appears interested, but issues including the frequent flooding there and if this would affect the ballfields would need to be addressed. Read More >>

Thomas E. Booth gathering in Jackson Woods

Thomas Everett Booth, 67, was a lifelong Long Branch resident, except for two years spent in California in the early 1960s.


Twin brothers from Long Branch get 20 years in prison

FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County jury has found two Long Branch men guilty of aggravated assault and conspiracy to rob a disabled US Army veteran, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

Walkway around Seven Presidents Park proposed

By Neil Schulman

Long Branch — Monmouth County Park officials say they’d like to build a walkway around Seven Presidents Park, connecting with the promenade and allowing people to walk all the way along the Long Branch shore. But to do this they’re asking the city to give up parking spaces along Ocean Avenue. Read More >>