What Should Go Here? Old Star of the Sea Lyceum School in Long Branch

Long Branch Board of Education has been trying to sell property

The old Star of the Sea Lyceum School still sits vacant on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and Chelsea Avenue in Long Branch.

Long Branch School District Superintendent Michael Salvatore said the board of education (BOE) has been trying to sell the property for a number of years, but has been unsuccessful.

"We would like to use the sale for revenue for tax relief," Salvatore said.

The building previously served as an elementary school for the Star of the Sea Church, until it was closed in 1986 because of lack of attendance. The Long Branch BOE purchased the property in 1994.

It was built in 1900 but has many modern amenities including an auditorium and gym.

Patch wants to know what our readers think should go here. Get creative and post your answers below.

Long Branch resident February 16, 2013 at 05:06 AM
Lindsay February 16, 2013 at 06:37 AM
Yes! I am a teacher in the community and our kids need Searchlight! Our families need Searchlight. Change begins at home and Searchlight is so perfect for strengthening our family core!
Tammy Perkins February 16, 2013 at 01:08 PM
I am a lifelong resident of Long Branch and a member of Searchlight Church. This spot would be a great location for Searchlight to continue to reach out to Long Branch and continue to spread the love within our community.
Krodwolff8 February 16, 2013 at 01:37 PM
I have lived across from that building and could always see it as a church. I recommend search light church as they do so much for the city of Long Branch. They helped my family, friends, and the city as a unit during and after hurricane Sandy. Search light church is doing big and exciting things. A building of that size would only allow them to do even more.
OMAC2009 February 16, 2013 at 02:12 PM
What better way to help the community grow closer together than adding another Church? I believe Searchlight would do a PHENOMENAL job in this location!!! Let's make it happen!!!!!


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