Jackson To Explore Impact Of Full-Day Kindergarten

The school district discusses this popular option. More »

Bricktoberfest Serves Up Plenty Of Family Fun

The first annual event is set to become a township staple. More »

Tea Time At Newbury School

The Howell school recently celebrated an annual tradition. More »

Halloween Fun Abounds In Jackson

There is no shortage of Halloween fun in the Township. More »

Repairs Coming To Mathis Bridge

Construction could start next year. More »

Merit Bonuses: An Incentive Or Just Another Raise?

Merit bonuses have become common in superintendents’ contracts. More »

Berkeley Meeting Wrap-Up

A wrap-up of the latest Berkeley Township Council meeting. More »

Manchester Hosts Justice And Safety Professionals

Police take part in a high impact supervision program. More »


Spooktacular Event Scares Up Halloween Fun

Photo Courtesy of Steven Fecher
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By MaryRose Malley HOWELL – The annual township Howell-o-ween Spooktacular was held on Tuesday, October 14 at Oak Glen Park. According to Steven Fecher, director of Community Relations, the event is traditionally well attended and this year was no different.

Candidates Discuss Biggest Issues Facing Barnegat

Barnegat Town Hall (courtesy of Patch.com)

By Bill Miller BARNEGAT – The four candidates for Township Committee in Barnegat spoke about their goals if elected on November 4. The Barnegat race pits incumbent Democrat Leonard Morano and his running mate Carrie Diona against incumbent Republican Martin

Lacey Candidates Talk Taxes, Drug Issue


By Bill Miller LACEY – Voters will choose between Republican Nick Juliano and Democrat Gregory Pancza on Election Day as the two vie for the open seat on the Lacey Township Committee. This week, the candidates were given the chance

Brick Candidates Weigh In


By Judy Smestad-Nunn BRICK – There is one council seat up for grabs in November’s General Election with Democratic incumbent Andrea Zapcic running against former Republican councilman Domenick Brando. The term is only for one year; when then-Democratic Councilman John

Jackson Program Can Help Parents Help Their Kids

Dr. Stephen Genco Superintendent of Schools (Courtesy of the Jackson School District)

JACKSON – “They didn’t do math this way when I was a kid!” “When I was in school, we just read – we didn’t have to worry about all this other stuff.” The Jackson School District wants parents who find

Middle School Students Experience Day Of Science At The Beach

More than 400 Ocean County students participated in a day of science learning at Island Beach State Park.

OCEAN COUNTY – On October 9, Clean Ocean Action (COA) brought together hundreds of middle school students and teachers for the 26th Annual Fall Student Summit. The event was held at Island Beach State Park, Seaside Park, Bathing Pavilion #1.

Vote By Mail Deadline Approaches


MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French reminds registered voters that time is running out to apply to vote by mail. Registered voters who wish to vote by mail need to complete an application for Vote By Mail

Teachers Become The Students At “Hawkscape 2014”


MANCHESTER – While students were off for Columbus Day, teachers throughout the Manchester Township School District came in for an exciting day of professional learning. This year, they did something a little different at Manchester Township High School. Modeled after