Toms River Alight With Holiday Spirit

The holidays are in full swing in Ocean County. More »

More Upgrades Coming To Bayside Park

Additional repairs add $91,171 to original price tag. More »

Remembering Pearl Harbor

“A day that will live in infamy.” More »

Local Residents Honored At First Hero Awards

Honoring Brick’s unsung heroes. More »

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Lights Up Brick

The holiday spirit is in full swing in Brick. More »

Jackson Appoints New Business Administrator

Helene Schlegel Had Served In Interim Role. More »


Manchester Resident Receives Technology Rising Star Award

Emberle Lawson, a NAVAIR Lakehurst mechanical engineer in the Service Life Management Program, was one of seven NAVAIR recipients of the 2014 Technology Rising Star award. (Photo Courtesy of NAVAIR Lakehurst)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Emberle Lawson, a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Lakehurst mechanical engineer, was one of seven NAVAIR employees to receive the 2014 Technology Rising Star award during the Technology Recognition Luncheon at the Women of Color (WOC)

Helping Hands For Hunger Provides 175 Thanksgiving Food Baskets


MANCHESTER – The MTHS Peer Leadership Program once again coordinated the amazing Helping Hands for Hunger project at Manchester Township High School. This year they provided about 175 Thanksgiving food baskets to local families in need. School clubs and teams

Santa At The Toms River Goddard School On Route 70


Last Saturday December 13th, The Goddard School on Route 70 in Toms River, held their Annual Breakfast with Santa. Students of the school got to come and have breakfast with Santa. Each child got to sit on Santa’s lap and

Adopt-A-Family Serves More Than 200 Local Families

The Adopt-A-Family holiday initiative through Jackson Food Pantry also involves an Italian dinner night for volunteers and recipients to come together. (Photo Courtesy of Jackson Food Pantry)

By Catherine Galioto JACKSON – Providing the chance to have a holiday to those who might not be able to afford one is the goal of the annual holiday adopt-a-family campaign through the Jackson Food Pantry. With 200 families in

Stafford Council Meeting Highlights

Stafford Town Hall (photo credit: Jason Allentoff)

By Bill Miller STAFFORD – The Township Council held a brief meeting of just 10 minutes in length recently in which it approved several resolutions, introduced an ordinance related to cell phone service infrastructure and heard from one resident during

Local Residents Graduate From Master Gardener Program

Freeholder Director Lillian Burry (third from left) joins Monmouth County Horticulturist Diane Larson (second from left) to congratulate the Master Gardner graduates at a ceremony held on November 20 in Neptune. Pictured left to right: Gwendolyn Wisely, Diane Larson, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, Judy Lipman, Veronica Gallagher, Linda Lichardi and Beth Hutter. (Photo Courtesy of Monmouth County Freeholders)

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 27 men and women became certified Master Gardeners at a graduation ceremony at Jumping Brook Country Club. Graduates of the 2014 program are: Gary Adams, Allentown; Monica Cioffi, Brielle; Roseanne Duffy,

Jackson School District Makes AP Honor Roll

Jackson School District officials review the process of crafting a strategic plan. (Photo By Catherine Galioto)

JACKSON – The Jackson School District is one of 547 school districts being honored by the College Board with placement on the Fifth Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing

Operation Santa To Ride Through Howell


HOWELL – The Ramtown-Howell Fire Company #2 will once again conduct the annual “Operation Santa” ride in the fire district. Santa will leave the fire station at 10 a.m. on December 20, and travel around Ramtown on a fire engine

Local Children Have Breakfast With Santa

Santa and his helpers give presents to children at the Breakfast with Santa event held at Lacey Elks Lodge #2158 on December 6. Pictured from left are helper Joanne Crosley, Santa, Timmy holding his present, helper Shona Zigarelli and children patiently standing and waiting their turn to see Santa. (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Hein)

LACEY – Lacey Lodge #2518 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 6. The yearly event was held as a way for parents and their children to help celebrate the

Berkeley Discusses Enterprise Zones, Warns Of Recent Scams

Berkeley officials are looking to make the township part of an Urban Enterprise Zone to bring more development and customers to their town centers, one of which is the Beachwood Mall. (Photo By Chris Lundy)

By Chris Lundy BERKELEY – Township officials are trying to get a section of Berkeley designated as an Enterprise Zone in order to attract businesses. If a Home Depot goes onto Route 9, for example, then more people will shop