New officer, promotion in WLB

By Neil Schulman
West Long Branch — The West Long Branch Police Department welcomed a new patrol officer and promoted another at the April 19 Borough Council meeting.

Marathon on Sunday brings crowds, road closings

By Neil Schulman
The New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon arrive this weekend, bringing thousands of runners, sizeable crowds to cheer them on, and some traffic issues. Read More >>

More than 5,000 shoppers at ‘Made in Monmouth’

West Long Branch — The sixth annual Made In Monmouth expo was a colossal success for 260 vendors who displayed and sold their locally-made products to thousands of shoppers at the OceanFirst Bank Center at Monmouth University on Saturday, April 8. Read More >>

Wall Township Resident Joins Brookdale Board

LINCROFT, NJ (April 19, 2017) – Wall Township resident Daniel Becht was sworn in as the newest member of the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees during the board’s monthly public meeting in Lincroft on April 18. Read More >>

Edgar Mejia of Long Branch gets 30-years for conviction of sexual assault of a 7-year old

FREEHOLD – A Long Branch man was sentenced to 30 years in a New Jersey state prison for the 2014 Aggravated Sexual Assault of a 7-year-old girl in Eatontown, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>

City’s oldest company has new boss with lots of experience

By Neil Schulman
Since coming to Long Branch from Ireland in 1996, Darren Davis has done it all – from cook to developer. In addition to two large construction projects in the area, and running the landscaping business Celtic Concepts, he has also recently acquired and renovated the oldest business in the city, John Guire Company.
Davis grew up in Ireland. His father was a professor of agriculture and his mother had a fencing company. He initially worked in the hotel industry. Read More >>

The ‘Kites At The Pier’ Kite Festival returns

Long Branch — The second annual “Kites At The Pier” Kite Festival in Long Branch, kicks off the summer season Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. each day. The festival features kite flyers from all areas of the eastern seaboard flying their most incredible creations. Read More >>

Two groups team up for a benefit formalwear sale

Long Branch — FCS (Family & Children’s Service), Monmouth County’s oldest, private nonprofit social service agency and Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting self-esteem among young adults, is offering a special sale of brand new formal dresses and gowns at the agency’s newly opened FCS Thrift Boutique at 604 Second Avenue. Read More >>

Beach Sweep this Saturday

By Neil Schulman
This Saturday, Clean Ocean Action is once again sponsoring its biannual Beach Sweep, where volunteers help clear debris off beaches and collect valuable scientific data as well.

Monmouth Medical Center’s Ninth Annual ‘Ladies Night Out’

The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center will host its ninth annual “Ladies Night Out” health event on Wednesday, May 10 to showcase physician experts who will discuss today’s most vital women’s health issues and offer health education and screenings. Read More >>