Brick Talks State Beach Replenishment Projects

Another step in coastal protection. More »

Christmas At The Havens Homestead

Toys, trains and trees galore! More »

Narcan Distribution Event

Another event to help fight heroin problem in the county. More »

Rosenhauer PTA Donates $10K For Chromebooks

Bringing technology into the classroom. More »

Food Pantry Helps Keep Local Families Fed

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors” More »

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 »


Committee Votes To Bond Additional Funds For Long-Debated Road Project


By Bill Miller LACEY – The Township Committee approved an additional $3 million in funding for the controversial proposal to build a new road for vehicular traffic from Lacey Road to South Street alongside the county Rail Trail walking and

Assemblyman Holds Monthly Breakfast In Howell


HOWELL – Assemblyman Dave Rible held his monthly business breakfast on the road at IHOP in Howell Township on December 5. Pictured (from left) are Howell Chamber of Commerce 2nd Vice President Tom Comer, Chamber President George Krebs, Assemblyman Rible,

Jackson Fire Official Warns Of Candle Fire Safety

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JACKSON – Fire Official Frank McDonnell of the Jackson Bureau of Fire Safety offered some advice this holiday season to keep in mind when using candles. Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a growing cause of

Southern Regional FCCLA Brings Home Awards


MANAHAWKIN – The Southern Regional High School and Middle School FCCLA chapters recently attended the NJ Fall Leadership Conference in Edison. Middle school advisor Mrs. Sue Stinson brought 15 students, and high school advisor Mrs. Julie Yonney-Kriebel brought 24 students.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Saluting the flag during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner at the Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony held December 7. (Photo By Catherine Galioto)

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – Part of a remembrance ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor, several dozen attendees participated in a patriotic event led by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for Silver Ridge – Holiday City on December 7.

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