Thursday, December 27, 2012
Woman held on $75,000 bail
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
A Red Bank woman faces drug charges after being arrested in Long Branch. Michelle Richardson, 47, of Montgomery Terrace was arrested on May 23 near Broadway Park in the city and accused of possessing and selling heroin. Police said Richardson sold heroin to an undercover officer, according to court records. She was charged with possession, distributing heroin to an officer, distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school (Gregory School), distribution of heroin within 500 feet of Broadway Park and conspiracy to distribute heroin. She is being held in Monmouth County Correctional Institution in lieu of $75,000 bail.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Check out our live traffic map before heading out for the holiday commute
Monday, December 24, 2012
Heading out for the holiday? Check our map before you go for the latest local road conditions. In this real-time traffic map from Mapquest, green portions mean traffic is flowing freely, while yellow and red indicate traffic delays.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Another injured as result from Atlantic Ocean boating accident
Two recreational boats collided Saturday afternoon in ocean waters near Long Branch, leaving one man dead and another with injuries in the wake of the accident. According to several reports, the man, whose name has not yet been released by the New Jersey State Police, was originally taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune for head injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The other passenger was reportedly in shock immediately after the accident. The United States Coast Guard’s 5th District Public Affairs Office stated that an 18 foot-long pleasure craft and a 36 foot-long pleasure craft named “No Surrender” were involved in an accident at about 1:15 p.m. today, colliding in the Atlantic Ocean about a mile and a half …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Residents from Long Branch, Little Silver, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas to see the benefit, county says.
If you live east of the parkway, the county says you will see your roads plowed quicker this winter. That's because the county's Department of Public Works is set to move into a former Fort Monmouth facility in Eatontown. When snowplows leave the facility en route to county roads and bridges, County DPW director John Tobia says, plows stay down the whole way. That means more municipal roads cleared sooner. Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said at a recent meeting regarding the move, "The location of this facility in inclement weather is absolutely critical... It's presence is going to be crucial. The timing is going to be critical." Currently the county's Tinton Falls location is the only county public works facility to house two public works…
Monday, October 8, 2012
The annual parade down Broadway saw wet weather.
If you missed the annual Columbus Day parade in Long Branch yesterday, you may have avoided getting your feet wet, but you missed out on smiling faces and about two pounds of candy per parade goer. Cold temps and rainy skies kept away the crowds along Broadway, but those who toughed it out were treated to bag pipers, fire engines, floats, twirlers and high school bands, all with a spirit that couldn't be dampened by the weather. Patch was there and we now have 158 Tootsie Rolls and 30 Blow Pops to prove it. Next year we'll be more like the little girl in front of Dunkin' Donuts, who brought along her fishing net to catch her loot.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Swimming advisories had been issued for some city beaches last week
All Long Branch beaches will be open this Labor Day weekend as the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is reporting good water conditions and low bacteria counts. Beachgoers can swim in the Atlantic Ocean knowing the water is reportedly clean after some high bacteria levels were reported last month at city beaches. The following are the results of the DEP's water testing performed earlier this week: • Atlantic Avenue Beach: Less than 10 colony-forming units per 100 ml solution • Elberon Beach Club: 10 colony-forming units per 100 ml solution • Imperial House Beach: Less than 10 colony-forming units per 100 ml solution • Joline Avenue Beach: Less than 10 colony-forming units per 100 ml solution • Laird Street Beach: Less …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Area was occupied by buildings destroyed in February fire
A large gap now exists in West End after a devastating fire destroyed three buildings on Brighton Avenue in February. Whatever was left of the buildings was quickly demolished and now a grass lot and a view of Montgomery Avenue is all that remains. The lot is bordered by The Lighthouse and East Coast Coin and Jewelry Exchange. Officials have said that at least one of the building owner has expressed his interest in rebuilding in the area, but there are currently no plans or applications before the Long Branch Planning or Zoning Board of Adjustment. So, Patch would like to know what readers would like to see built in the area. Would you like things to be built exactly the way they were, with apartments and various stores occupying the …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Patch wants to know which beach you frequent
The summer is heating up and beach season is in full swing as Long Branch residents and visitors flock to the city's beaches. Patch wants to know what your favorite Long Branch beach is. There are plenty to choose from and they all have some unique qualities. Maybe you like Seven Presidents for its walking trails or the beach near Pier Village because of its close proximity to shops and restaurants. Perhaps you are the nostalgic type and you enjoy the beach on the former site of Takanassee Beach Club. Tell us what you think in this week's poll and tell use why you made your selection in the comments.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Building has been vacant for close to 20 years
The site of the old Long Branch movie theater on Ocean Avenue has been vacant for almost 20 years, and there have been no signs of anybody buying the property. The theater, which is located near Lou's Uniforms and Ocean Cafe, was once one of the only of its kind in the area, and was in operation before AMC Loews Theater at Monmouth Mall opened. There is an application for the June 11 Long Branch Zoning Board where a group will present plans to build a synagogue and Jewish Community Center on the site. The entire blacktop area behind the theater and the neighboring buildings are considered part of the property and are part of the site plan. The blacktop area is currently used as a free parking area by residents who visit West End. We want…
Friday, May 25, 2012
County, local officials gather to celebrate opening of summer season
The Long Branch EZ Ride Jitney Shuttle bus service kicked off Friday morning as county and local officials welcomed in the summer season in Pier Village. This is the first year Long Branch will participate in the program, but Mayor Adam Schneider said it would not be the last when he addressed the crowd this morning. Mayor Schneider said this year will be a trial run for the shuttles, but that he hopes to expand the route next summer. "This is going to work phenomenally well," Mayor Schneider said. "These (parking spaces) are at a premium and our beaches are going to be mobbed." Mayor Schneider said the shuttles will help ease traffic concerns for residents. The shuttle will cost $1 per ride and will run every Friday to Sunday from today…