Beach targets blighted structures

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The borough council recently voted to adopt an ordinance that will help rid the borough of dwellings that have fallen into...

Brick residents indicted on charge of animal cruelty

Brick Township — Two Brick Township residents have been indicted on charges of animal cruelty, a third-degree crime, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's...

Overdoses, Narcan rescues declined in Brick last year

BRICK TOWNSHIP — As the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc on shore communities, Brick police officials are looking toward 2019 optimistically as efforts...

Higher fines proposed for public urination in borough

SEA GIRT — The borough council has approved the first reading of an ordinance to set fines for public urination. The new fines would treat...

Library director presented with military support award

AVON-BY-THE-SEA — Sheila Watson, director of the Avon Public Library, was presented with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot award...

Capt. Gary Olsen elevated to chief of police in Brielle

BRIELLE — The crowd in the borough council chambers spilled into the hallway with a sea of people cheering on the new Brielle chief of...

Recovery of cat helps soothe owner after house fire

WALL TOWNSHIP — Sam the cat is lucky that Dazzle the dog showed up to save one of his nine lives. Sam, a green-eyed,...

Six Scouts earn their Silver Award for ‘The Straw Draw’

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — Six scouts from Girl Scout Troop 29 of Spring Lake Heights earned their Silver Award this past year. The award...

Republicans take control of Belmar borough council

BELMAR — Assuming power for the first time in decades, borough Republicans extended a gesture of bipartisanship on Saturday, selecting the borough council’s lone...

Computer Deconstruction Lab at Wall’s InfoAge reopens

WALL TOWNSHIP — The fusion of two volunteer-run programs at InfoAge Science and History Learning Center will provide teens and adults with a space...