Governor’s Awards given to Long Branch students

Two Long Branch High School students received the Governor’s Award in Arts Education at a recent ceremony at the War Memorial Building, Trenton. Christopher Haley and Monica Zimmerman, both from Long Branch, were among the 80 students to receive awards. Ellen Schechter, assistant commissioner for the Division of Academic and Career Standards, and a co-presenter …

Mall serving as center for school supply drive Big Brothers Big Sisters participants benefit from collection effort

Mall serving as center for school supply drive Big Brothers Big Sisters participants benefit from collection effort EATONTOWN — For most children, back-to-school shopping is an excuse to buy cool new clothes, backpacks and binders. But for those less fortunate, it’s just one more thing to struggle with. That’s why the Monmouth Mall has teamed …

L.B.H.S. students attend Forensics Institute

L.B.H.S. students attend Forensics Institute Six Long Branch High School forensics students completed the intensive Metropolitan Forensics Institute at Seton Hall University. Seventy-four students from Ohio, New York, Virginia and New Jersey were selected to participate in the program. The students — Dorcas Adekunle, Brian Harris, Colleen Keenan, Caitlin Vamvas, Lauren Wagner and Joseph Wayne …

Taking time on crematorium is right move

I take exception to your recent Atlanticville editorial calling for a speedy resolution of the Woodbine Cemetery Cremator-ium proposal currently before the Planning Board of Oceanport. Where there are numerous unanswered questions and concerns relating to health and environment issues, there should be no rush to judgment. The cemetery owner thinks the opposition to his …

Guest Column Donald T. DiFrancesco State demonstrates once again it’s at forefront of health-care policy

Guest Column Donald T. DiFrancesco State demonstrates once again it’s at forefront of health-care policy While Congress continues to debate managed care reform and prescription drug coverage in Washington, here in New Jersey we are enacting bipartisan solutions right now. From being one of the first states to enact a patients’ bill of rights to …

Preserve the ‘Ranch’ as open space, not seasonal homes

I recently read the comments of the developer who is interested in turning the 28-acre "Ranch" homestead property in the Elberon section of Long Branch into yet another residential development. I find it rather interesting that he believes new luxury homes will all be purchased for summer use only. Risk speculating? They would not bear …

Q&A

Sit smart with Sharon Peters Q: We test drove a 2013 Nissan Altima and the front seats seemed strange. Looked a little different, felt different. The sales guy said they’re “zero-gravity” seats and they were inspired by NASA. Good grief. Does everything have to have some gimmick? What are you hearing about those seats? A: …