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CHRIS KELLY Zack Skove, 11, (center), Max Springman, 12, (back left) and Ray Dweck 11, (back right), all of West Long Branch enjoy sliding to earth down a three-story slide at the West Long Branch Community Fair on Friday.

McDonald Family Room construction under way

Thanks in part to the successful Ronald McDonald House gala, construction of a Ronald McDonald Family Room is now under way at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. According to Ed Richards, Oceanport, Ronald McDonald House operations vice chair, construction of the 1,000-square-foot facility has already begun at Jersey Shore’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). "We …

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CHRIS KELLY Tyler Ramsumair, 2, of Long Branch feeds a goat in the petting zoo at the West Long Branch Community Fair on Saturday.

LBHA is facing budget shortfall HUD freezes spending at current level while revising funding formula

Staff Writer By Carolyn O LBHA is facing budget shortfall HUD freezes spending at current level while revising funding formula A drop in the level of support from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for Long Branch’s Housing Authority may not be felt right away, but officials say there could be problems down …