Jackson Moves Forward With All-Day Kindergarten

The idea has been discussed for a number of years More »

Brick Addresses Maple Leaf Park Crime And Tenant Issues

Officials are taking a closer look at the problems in the condo complex More »

Jackson School District Creates Rigorous Academy Of Business

Positive things coming to the Jackson school district More »

Historical Documents Found In Toms River Town Hall

An historical discovery on Washington Street More »

Toms River Mayor To Attend Arctic Expedition

A first-hand look at climate change impact More »


A warning for Island Beach visitors More »




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Iconic Supermarket Torn Down On LBI

Demolition of Ocean Bay Market began January 14. (Photo By Daniel Nee)

By Daniel Nee SURF CITY – After years of rumors, it was time to say goodbye. Surf City residents bid farewell to one of the last small, family-owned supermarkets that once dotted southern Ocean County this week as a demolition

Heritage Event Focuses On Unknown Stories Of Civil War Soldiers

Pictured are Cathy McKee from Friends of the Howell Library, special guest speaker Joseph G. Bilby and Ann Jillian from Heritage Group of Howell. (Photo Courtesy of Dianne Reith)

By MaryRose Malley HOWELL – A look at New Jersey’s spot in the Civil War, and the local African-American soldiers who fought it, was the focus of a special lecture held by the Heritage Group of Howell, a historical group

Daniela’s Wish Donates Toys To CentraState Pediatric Department

Daniela Olt, founder of Daniela’s Wish, and Dr. Anthony Marino of CentraState Healthcare Foundation showcase a recent donation to the pediatric department. (Photo courtesy CentraState Foundation)

FREEHOLD – Daniela’s Wish, a local non-profit that supports special wishes for children, visited CentraState Medical Center’s Pediatric Department and delivered cheer to those who unfortunately are in the hospital for the holidays. Over 100 new toys, pajamas and special

McCabe To Continue On As Barnegat Mayor

Barnegat Town Hall (courtesy of Patch.com)

By Daniel Nee BARNEGAT – Susan McCabe will continue to lead Barnegat Township as its mayor in 2015. McCabe was selected as mayor by her fellow committee members, with the exception of Committeewoman Elaine Taylor, the lone Democrat on the

New Looping Coaster Is Devilishly Re-Imagined

The newest coaster on the Six Flags site in Jackson will be a looping coaster named El Diablo and sit next to wooden roller coaster El Toro. (Photo courtesy Six Flags)

JACKSON – The devil is in the details for Six Flags Great Adventure’s new looping coaster, set to open this spring. Originally announced in the fall of 2014 as “Looping Dragon,” with an Asian-inspired moniker and location in the Golden

Brick Council Decides Committee Assignments To Address Topics

Brick Township Council members during a recent council meeting. (Photo By Judy Smestad-Nunn)

BRICK – The issues facing the township – whether Hurricane Sandy, land use, or recreation among others – each have a council subcommittee to discuss the topics. As part of the organization for the year, now each council member has

County Mourns Detective Following One-Vehicle Crash

Photo courtesy of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

OCEAN COUNTY – Special Operation Group Detective John Scott Stevens has died from injuries as the result of a motor vehicle crash on Dover Road, a one-vehicle crash ruled accidental. Stevens died January 21 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center,

OCTVS Performing Arts Receives Donation From Long-Time Supporter

Broad Ray, LLC President Ray Soehngen, center, presents big check to (left to right) OCVTS Superintendent William Hoey, Board President Nina Anuario, PAA PTSO Secretary Dana Faruolo,  PAA PTSO Member Kevin O’Brien and PAA Principal Karen Homiek.

Ray Soehngen, of Brick, is owner and president of Broadway Ray, LLC. He has provided charter bus tours to the New York theater district for over a decade. ‘Broadway Ray,’ as he is affectionately known, is a retiree of General

Township Adds More Participants To “Buy In Brick” Program


BRICK – The township’s “Buy In Brick” program, which encourages residents to shop in town to earn tax rebates, is growing in the list of participating businesses. Residents will be able to use their Buy In Brick Property Tax Rewards

Goddard School Hosts Winter Ball


TOMS RIVER – Last Wednesday January 14th, The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River held a Winter Ball. The students of The Goddard School dressed in their winters best and danced the morning away.

New Pier And Gazebo Honors Farragut History

Photo courtesy of oceancountyrealestate.com

By Catherine Galioto PINE BEACH – The borough is moving forward after some major changes in its police administration and is celebrating the completion some rebuilding projects due to Superstorm Sandy. As 2014 closed and 2015 began, the riverfront borough

Rebalancing Plan Debate Continues At BOE Reorganization Meeting

(L to R) Al Miller, Denise Lowe and James Moretti were sworn in to their respective terms on the Howell Board of Education at its annual reorganization meeting on January 7. (Photo By MaryRose Malley)

By MaryRose Malley HOWELL – The Howell Board of Education held its annual organization meeting on January 7. The first order of business was the swearing in of the three recently elected board members. Al Miller was re-elected for his

Six Flags Proposes Solar Panel Field For Undeveloped Property

Six Flags Great Adventure is looking to install a solar field on a 100-acre piece of undeveloped property near Reed Road. (Photo By Noel Hunter)

By Catherine Galioto JACKSON – The Planning Board has given its approval to an ordinance that would permit solar fields in the township. The Township Council will have a public hearing on the ordinance at its January 22 meeting. The