Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Event will be held Saturday, Feb. 23
As Seaside Heights continues to efforts to restore its beachfront that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics will be held in Long Branch this weekend. The plunge had been held in Seaside Heights for the last six years, but Pier Village will serve as this year's home for the charitable event which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. All plungers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate, and incentives are given for higher fundraising levels. Thousands of people participate in the Polar Bear Plunge each year, with over 5,900 brave souls jumping into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean last February in Seaside Heights. Those plungers raised …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Ocean Avenue deli has been open for 15 years
Mike's West End Deli, a staple of West End, will close its doors on Jan. 1, 2013. The family-owned deli at 618 Ocean Ave. has been open for 15 years and has been serving arguably the best pork roll egg and cheese in the city, but will close due to "financial reasons," according to owner Mike Ioannides. "I accept it, but it has been hard especially with our customers," Ioannides said. Ioannides said many of his employees have been working at the deli since before he took over ownership eight years ago. He said he does not have an immediate plans to start a new business elsewhere but said it is not out of the question for the future. The building that currently houses Mike's West End Deli is part of Chabad of Shore's application to build a …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Woman held on $75,000 bail
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Friday, December 28, 2012
A Red Bank woman faces drug charges after being arrested in Long Branch. Michelle Richardson, 47, of Montgomery Terrace was arrested on May 23 near Broadway Park in the city and accused of possessing and selling heroin. Police said Richardson sold heroin to an undercover officer, according to court records. She was charged with possession, distributing heroin to an officer, distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school (Gregory School), distribution of heroin within 500 feet of Broadway Park and conspiracy to distribute heroin. She is being held in Monmouth County Correctional Institution in lieu of $75,000 bail. For more news and updates about Red Bank and Shrewsbury, subscribe to our free newsletter, "like" us on Facebook or …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Residents from Long Branch, Little Silver, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas to see the benefit, county says.
If you live east of the parkway, the county says you will see your roads plowed quicker this winter. That's because the county's Department of Public Works is set to move into a former Fort Monmouth facility in Eatontown. When snowplows leave the facility en route to county roads and bridges, County DPW director John Tobia says, plows stay down the whole way. That means more municipal roads cleared sooner. Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said at a recent meeting regarding the move, "The location of this facility in inclement weather is absolutely critical... It's presence is going to be crucial. The timing is going to be critical." Currently the county's Tinton Falls location is the only county public works facility to house two public works…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Teen went missing May 27, body was discovered Saturday
The body found in the ocean near Pier Village on Saturday has been identified as the missing teenager from Patterson, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. First Assistant Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni stated on Tuesday afternoon that that the county medical examiner has released the identity of the body as Rudy Mena, 17. An autopsy on his body was performed over the weekend and revealed that the cause of death is accidental drowning according to Gramiccioni. Mena was apparently sucked out by a rip tide on May 27, and local authorities ended their search three days later. His body was pulled from the surf on Saturday afternoon by local lifeguards.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The Purr 'n Pooch Foundation for Animals hosted the free family and dog-friendly event 'Paws for a Cause' at Pier Village on Saturday.
Pier Village in Long Branch went straight to the dogs on Saturday, and everyone seemed happy. The Purr ‘n Pooch Foundation for Animals hosted the free family and dog friendly “Paws for a Cause." The day celebrated man’s best friend by including Fido in various activities during the daylong event. Guests could raise a paw for animals by making donations to support the mission of the non-profit Purr ‘n Pooch Foundation for Animals. “This is a great day for animal awareness,” said Purr ‘n Pooch President Betsy Palazzo. “Purr ‘n Pooch Foundation raises funds to support many of the local animal organizations. To see so many people come out in support of animals, and to have such a wonderful day for it is terrific.” Executive Director of the …