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October 23

SANDY 2 YEARS LATER: LOCAL CHALLENGES, NEW & OLD MAY SURPRISE YOU

Learn how our area is positioned to continue recovery compared to other area, how much longer the recovery is expected to take and what the new challenges are….

September 21

I’M PISSED: READ WHY I SUPPORT MARY’S PLACE (IT’S CRAZY I HAVE TO EVEN SAY THAT) + FACTS

Proving no good deed goes unpunished, Mary’s Place is being attacked…

September 11

MARY’S PLACE HONORS WNBC’S PAT BATTLE & HUSBANDS OF VOLUNTEERS: INSPIRATION TRUMPED TEARS

Under a full moon in Ocean Grove, inspiration trumped tears during the “Let’s Build it Together” fundraiser for Mary’s Place by the Sea on Saturday. More than 250 survivors and supporters attended the event at the Ocean Avenue home of William P. Gannon, held to further a capital campaign for the construction of the new facility […]

August 07

RE-READ THE ARTICLE THAT STARTED A WAVE OF PUBLICITY: LITTLE LEAGUE’S HISTORIC CURVE BALL THROWN BY LOCAL WOMAN

As the 75th Anniversary season of Little League begins, there is one woman to thank for ensuring girls everywhere get their turn at bat. It happened 40 years ago…

May 15

MARY’S PLACE ANNOUNCES MOVE & EXPANSION: SEE THE NEW BUILDING

The founders of Mary’s Place by the Sea, a respite house serving women affected by cancer, announced Saturday the organization’s plans to construct a new building and relocate to 24 Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. “Our new home will let us the help more women, in more ways,” said Michele Gannon, co-founder.  “We will go from […]

August 08

SANDY BABIES DELIVERING “DOUBLE DIGIT” INCREASE IN MONMOUTH COUNTY

After the storm, there is the stork. Nine months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the New Jersey coastline, some area families are still recovering and a few are happily expanding. Maureen Gillespie, spokesperson for Jersey Shore University Medical Center says the hospital’s Maternity Unit has seen an almost 25% increase in births compared to July 2012. […]

May 23

SALUTE TO “PAINT THE TOWN PINK” VOLUNTEER #1, SALLY HARRIS

As another pink-tastic month of Paint the Town Pink comes to a close one of the original volunteer organizers of the campaign will be honored for her countless hours of work. Eight years ago, Ocean Grove resident Sally Harris, recovering from breast cancer was one of the first “in line” ready to help with a […]

November 06

COASTAL HABITAT “STANDS READY” TO HELP REBUILD: LEARN MORE & DONATE LOCALLY

Upon approval from emergency management officials, Coastal Habitat for Humanity is standing ready to assist in the rebuilding of the community in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. “Our volunteers and staff are prepared to help the community as soon as the first response teams give us the go-ahead,” said Maureen Mulligan, executive director.  “Our Neighborhood […]