Builder looks west, slightly, to construct 181 apartments

By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer After a run of proposals along the oceanfront, a developer has come forward with a plan for the west side of Ocean Boulevard in Long Branch. James Monteforte, architect for Ocean Gate Apartments LLC, said the proposal to construct 181 apartment-style units on the corner of Cooper Avenue and Ocean …

Flash drive supports U.S. troops

Monmouth County’s constitutional officers want to make certain that American military personnel who are serving overseas are not forgotten during the holidays. Clerk Christine Hanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters have kicked off a flash and food drive in support of troops stationed overseas, according to a press release. …

Arc celebrates 30 years of matching clients to jobs

By KENNY WALTER Staff Writer TINTON FALLS — For 30 years, the Arc of Monmouth County’s Employment Services has helped individuals with disabilities to find gainful employment. Thea Strong, the director of employment services, said the organization recently eclipsed the anniversary in October and formally celebrated the achievement earlier this month. She said over the …

Awards open to people with disabilities

VSA New Jersey (VSA/NJ), a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the creative power of people with disabilities, is accepting applications for the 2016 Arts Achievement Awards through Jan. 22. The annual VSA/NJ Arts Achievement Awards include the Student Arts Excellence Awards, presented to students with special needs (mainstreamed, inclusion, self-contained classes or activities), 14 …

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Brookdale Community College’s Caitlin Conroy (45) shoots the ball over Ocean County College defender April Szymczyk during a Dec. 10 game played in the Collins Arena in Lincroft, home of the BCC women’s basketball team. The Jersey Blues won the game, 64-53. STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR