Lutherans, United Methodists join together for summer program

West Long Branch — The Lutheran Church of the Reformation, West Long Branch, and Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church, Long Branch, are planning a joint Vacation Bible School program to be held Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 28, from 5-8 p.m. at Reformation’s location at 992 Broadway in West Long Branch.

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Nation’s birthday is celebrated at a home that saw it

Shrewsbury — The Monmouth County Historical Association welcomed 400 revelers to the third annual historic celebration in honor of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, at Allen House. The highlight of the morning was the public reading of the Declaration of Independence, with volunteers from the audience voicing the powerful words of the Founding Fathers. Read More >>

Bill Dangler running for Long Branch Council

By Patty Booth O’Neill
Long Branch – Bill Dangler, officially announcing he is running for office in next year’s election, held his first fundraiser last Thursday night at Charley’s Ocean Grill.
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HBCU Panel Discussion is planned for this fall

Long Branch — In an effort to implement the program target of Think HBCU, Lambda Omega Omega chapter in partnership with the Long Branch Housing Authority, will be sponsoring an Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program, featuring a panel discussion with recent HBCU graduates. Read More >>

Chicken ordinance passes – mayor says he’s vetoing

By Coleen Burnett
Eatontown — There was one word that could be used to describe the June 28 Eatontown Borough Council meeting.
Unprecedented.
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Theater Review: A thought-provoking look at the price paid for football

By Madeline Schulman

Long Branch – “Mamma don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys,” says the country song. Apparently, don’t let them grow up to be professional football players, either. No mamma should want to after seeing the new play by Ken Weitzman, Halftime with Don, now playing at NJ Rep. Read More >>

Owner of computer school pleads guilty to $2.8M fraud

A Monmouth County woman who owned a computer training center in Eatontown admitted stealing $2.8 million from a program designed to help veterans find employment, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.
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Undefeated soccer team recognized by city

By Neil Schulman
Long Branch — The city honored an undefeated soccer team at the June 27 City Council meeting.
Mayor Adam Schneider congratulated the Long Branch Boys U17 NJ Wildcats Sporting Soccer Team, which compiled an 11-0 record.
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O’port supports Manalapan in crematory fight

By Neil Schulman
Oceanport — The borough is showing support for Manalapan in its struggle to control whether a crematory can be built there, a problem Oceanport faced a few years ago. Read More >>

Shore Regional High School ex-business administrator pleads guilty

FREEHOLD – The former business administrator for the Shore Regional High School District pleaded guilty Monday to a series of charges related to the theft of school funds, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Read More >>