Berkeley Makes New Appointments, Sees Member Resign

By Catherine Galioto BERKELEY – As elected officials chose who among them would lead the council, one councilmember submitted his letter of resignation, creating a vacancy. At the beginning of this year’s



Toms River Council Meeting Highlights

By Judy Smestad-Nunn TOMS RIVER – An ordinance that establishes the position of Assistant Records Manager was passed on its final reading at last week’s council meeting. After the meeting, Township Clerk

Hundreds Gather To Celebrate The Winter Solstice

By Judy Smestad-Nunn TOMS RIVER – The Second Annual Winter Solstice Celebration took place at Cattus Island County Park last Saturday, which featured crafts, nature walks, a bonfire, an appearance by Santa,

2014 – A Year In Review

By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – 2014 began in Brick Township with the swearing-in of a new Democratic mayor, John Ducey, and three newly elected council members, Heather deJong, Paul Mummolo and Marianna



Howell Library Closes For Carpet Installation

HOWELL – Howell Library, 318 Old Tavern Rd., will be closed through January 10 for the installation of new carpet.   In addition, the West Long Branch Library, 95 Poplar Ave., is

Howell School Tops FoodBank Challenge Division

Photo Courtesy of FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties HOWELL – Howell High School collected 4,248 pounds of food, placing first in their division of the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties’



Four Students Earn Perfect SAT Scores

By Catherine Galioto JACKSON – Several students earned the highest score of 800 on portions of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, a “perfect” score that the school district celebrated at its

Honor Our Veterans Essay Contest

MONMOUTH COUNTY – Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R-Monmouth) is inviting students in grades six through eight to participate in her third annual Honor Our Veterans contest. Entries must be submitted to her