Severe Thunderstorms Rock the Area

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Severe thunderstorms in the evening Mon., July 22 caused massive power outages in the area, leaving thousands of PCP&L customers without power. Many still in the dark in Neptune and Oakhurst on Wed., July 24 at press time. “This is the most significant power outage since Superstorm Sandy,” said […]

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Remembering a Music Fan

By DON STINE Music is alive and well in Asbury Park but, unfortunately, one of its biggest fans is not! Kerry F. Layton , 70, of Deal who was a regular fixture at the back bar of the Stone Pony for the last 40 years, died on June 7. A special memorial gathering in remembrance […]

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Banner Weekend at the Shore

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and MATT ENGEL It was all smiles over the Memorial Day holiday weekend as blue skies and warm temps translated into hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for shore municipalities. In Asbury Park beach revenues more than doubled last year’s with a grand total of $250,000 collected over the three-day period, […]

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NJ Media Works Builds Anniversary Video for Coastal Habitat for Humanity

NJ MediaWorks LLC was recently called on to create a 25th Anniversary video for Coastal Habitat for Humanity. The video was presented at the Anniversary Dinner on April 11 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune.  Producer/Director John Kaplow brought in Beth Tancredi (BethTancredi.com) to write a script that portrayed the breadth of programs and […]

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Millions in Grants Awarded to Shore Towns for Infrastructure Projects

Millions of dollars will be distributed to 18 municipalities in Monmouth County for infrastructure-related funds from the state Department of Transportation. The funds were announced this week by Sen.Vin Gopal and  Assemblymembers Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey. “From potholes to faded paint, many of Monmouth County’s roads are in sore need of rehabilitation and […]

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Renowned Scientist Speaking at InfoAge

Scientist Kimberly Kowal Arcand, the Visualization Lead for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, headquartered at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be speaking at the InfoAge Science Center in Wall Township on March 9 at 2 p.m. Her talk is entitled How to Color the Universe, in 2D and 3D. Arcand is an award-winning […]

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Child Pornography Sweep Nets 14 Arrests

A five month operation focused on online consumers of child sexual exploitation materials recently resulted in the arrest of 14 individuals during “Operation Trading Post.” The operation was carried out by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force between June of 2018 and October […]

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Prosecutor’s Office Prepared for Election Day Issues

Representatives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will be available to assist voters with questions of fraudulent voting, illegal voting and voter intimidation, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. On Election Day, Tues., Nov. 6 representatives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will be available to respond to reports of individuals casting a fraudulent […]

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League of Women Voters Alerts Public About Ballot Procedures

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey wants to remind residents that there have been important changes to the mail-in ballot process. Recent legislation, effective immediately, impacts this upcoming November General Election. Voters might have received time sensitive notification in the mail from their county clerk that they should not ignore. The most time […]

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