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Squan-A-Thon cancer benefit raises record $151,000

MANASQUAN — Squan-A-Thon 2019 raised over $151,000 for families affected by pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses, exceeding last year’s efforts by nearly $9,000. On Friday, 339 student dancers participated in the 12-hour dance-a-thon at...

Borough Council OKs commercial Knox-Box ordinance

BRIELLE — The borough council approved a Knox-Box ordinance Monday to grant Brielle firefighters entry to businesses in an emergency as quickly as possible. The ordinance applies to commercial properties in the borough. Borough-owned properties such...

Belmar officials discuss planning for rising sea levels

BELMAR — With a projected rise in sea level posing a threat to shore towns, Councilman Thomas Brennan has called for the borough to come up with a plan to mitigate future flooding. Mr. Brennan...

Cut in state school aid worries Bradley Beach officials

BRADLEY BEACH — The Bradley Beach School District is facing a six percent reduction in state aid, dropping $62,531 to $959,328 for the 2019-2020 school year. Changes in education aid to school district across the...

Voters approve $8.6 million school bond issue

MANASQUAN — Voters Tuesday approved an $8.6 million improvement project to address air quality and fire alarm system needs at the high school. Unofficial returns from the special referendum showed 415 votes in favor of...

Former Belmar health aid charged with credit card theft

BELMAR — A former health care aid has been arrested and charged with theft after allegedly using the credit cards of a 90-year-old victim under her care for more than $11,000 in personal spending,...

Girl Scouts explore ‘World Thinking Day’ in Brielle

BRIELLE — More than 100 Girl Scouts in kindergarten through seventh-grade got together to celebrate diverse world cultures on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Seven scout troops from Brielle and Spring Lake celebrated World Thinking Day at Brielle...

A decade of Squan-A-Thon to be celebrated March 15

MANASQUAN — The Manasquan school district community is preparing for the 10th annual Squan-A-Thon on Friday, March 15, to raise money for local families affected by pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses. Squan-A-Thon is a 12-hour...

Read Across America gets bilingual in Bradley

BRADLEY BEACH- Students in Bradley Beach Elementary School celebrated Read Across America last week differently than most schools. On March 1, students in the school were read Dr. Seuss books in both English in Spanish. “Dr....

Rising sea damage may cost millions, coastal study warns

MONMOUTH COUNTY — Without a plan to mitigate the impacts of rising sea levels, life along the Jersey shore could change dramatically, according to a federal and state study released last week. To ensure that shore...

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