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  1. 32 charged in major gang, drug bust after spike in shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 13 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- Authorities have charged 32 people - including alleged members of the Long Branch-based "G-Shine" set of the Bloods street gang - a drug and racketeering bust following a spike in shootings in three Monmouth County towns. The nine-month investigation led to the arrests of 29 people on offenses including racketeering, drug distribution and weapons-related charges, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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  2. The bonds of friendship get tested in NJ Rep's excellent 'F Theory': reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 23 | The Jersey Journal

    Quandaries about friendship, love, and duty find no clear resolution in "F Theory," a delicate two-hander written by and starring Megan Loughran and Alex Trow now having its world premiere at Long Branch's New Jersey Repertory Company . But of course resolution is not the goal here: the play chooses instead to dwell in the thorny complexities of its subject matter.

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  3. Long Branch man sentenced to 50 years in prison for near-fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- A Long Branch man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for attempting to kill a rival when he shot him 15 times in Red Bank three years ago. Sentenced to an extended term because of his criminal history, Anthony Sims, 28, will have to serve more than 42 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole in the attempted killing of Perry Veney, a man who is accused of killing Sims' brother a year after the attack.

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  4. Pallone on Charlottesville: 'I am concerned that's just the beginning'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    LONG BRANCH -- Politicians and religious leaders gathered in Long Branch Wednesday afternoon to condemn the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend but also to rebuke President Donald Trump's response to the protests. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., speaking in the parking lot of St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Broadway in Long Branch, said his concern is that the white supremacist groups now feel "energized" by the recent unrest in Charlottesville, and are planning more rallies for the weekend.

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  5. An inside look at Lakewood's Orthodox ambulance squad |Di IonnoRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    He owns a small business, is part of the volunteer ambulance corps and is a member of a civic council that meets regularly. "This is what people don't understand about us," said Muller, one the approximately 70,000 Haredi or ultra-Orthodox Jews living in Lakewood.

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  6. State Police confirm body found in Long Branch is missing kite surferRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    LONG BRANCH -- The remains of a kite surfer who was found on Friday unconscious in the bay off Sandy Hook was recovered a few hundred yards off the beach in Seven President's Park Wednesday morning, the New Jersey State Police said. Sinisa Bjelajac, 44, of Brooklyn, was the focus of an intense search by the United States Coast Guard and other state and local authorities that spanned more than 150 square miles and lasted approximately 30 hours.

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  7. Body found at Long Branch beach may be missing kite surferRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    Sinisa Bjelajac was last seen early Friday evening, when passing boaters tried to rescue the unconscious man, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard and crews from New York and New Jersey immediately began a search over a wide area, which was suspended Saturday.

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  8. Detention hearing for man charged in Long Branch killing adjournedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- The man accused of fatally shooting a Long Branch man who died on the porch of his wife's house will remain in jail -- for at least another week. Jeffrey S. Williams, 29, is charged with murder, felony murder, armed robbery and weapons offenses in connection with the July 16 death of Hector Mejia, 46 .

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  9. 5 face Hurricane Sandy relief fraud charges as tally of cases nears 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    TRENTON -- Five New Jersey residents have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for federal Hurricane Sandy relief funding, bringing the number of people accused by authorities with scamming disaster relief programs since March 2014 to 96. The latest group filed claims for homes they said were primary residences when they were not, the state Attorney General's Office said. Edward Barlotta, 65, of Cape Coral, Fla., received $171,099 in relief funds for falsely claiming his primary residence was a home damaged by the storm in Long Branch, authorities said.

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  10. Man charged in Long Branch killing has lawsuit against Monmouth prosecutor's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- The man accused of fatally shooting a Long Branch man who died on the porch of his wife's house has an ongoing lawsuit against the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office over serious injuries he suffered in a 2012 car crash. Jeffrey S. Williams, 29, was led into a Freehold courtroom Friday afternoon to formally be presented with charges connected to the killing of Hector Mejia, 46, on Sunday.

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  11. Man, 20, arrested in shooting death of Long Branch resident found on porchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- Monmouth County authorities have arrested a Long Branch man accused in the shooting of a man found dead on the porch of a house in the city earlier this week. Jeffrey S. Williams, 20, of Long Branch, was arrested and charged Thursday evening in connection with the fatal shooting of Hector C. Mejia, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

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  12. Advocates, homeowners square off over beach access for fishermenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    The signs on the gate to the private pathway on Garfield Road taken four days apart. Fishermen are being told by the local homeowners association they need to show proof that they possess a saltwater registration certificate to gain access The signs on the gate to the private pathway on Garfield Road taken four days apart.

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  13. Long Branch man tried to kill rival by shooting him 15 times, jury decidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- A Long Branch man was convicted Tuesday of trying to kill a rival by ambushing him and shooting him 15 times. Concluding a five-week trial, a jury in Freehold found Anthony Sims guilty of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said.

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  14. Fireworks dazzle at N.J.'s biggest Fourth of July celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    LONG BRANCH -- New Jersey's biggest Fourth of July celebration drew thousands of people to Long Branch again this year for music, dance performances and, of course, fireworks.

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  15. Storms that had potential for tornado could cause flash flooding in N.J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | NJ.com

    New Jersey is due for a good soaking on Saturday morning with storms that can produce flash flooding before the area dries out and sun returns, forecasters say. A combination of Friday's heat and humidity meeting up with cooler air from the Midwest and the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Cindy from the south made conditions ripe for these storms, AccuWeather says.

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  16. Partial identification not enough to convict man of attempted murder, attorney arguesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- As Perry Veney lay hanging halfway out of his car, his body riddled with bullets, he disclosed to his grandmother the partial identity of the man who shot him as he sat in the driveway of her Red Bank home three years ago. Prosecutors contend that man was Anthony Sims of Long Branch, whose family had a long-running feud with Veney's family.

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  17. Rescued dogs from hoarder house reunite one year after adoptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    EATONTOWN -- One year ago, about 270 dogs were rescued from a hoarder's house in Howell. Their coats were matted, their nails overgrown and they were covered in fleas.

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  18. Monmouth County schools to get anti-overdose drugRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    FREEHOLD -- It's become standard equipment for police forces statewide, and now nalaxone, a drug that reverses potentially fatal opioid overdoses, will be stocked at several New Jersey schools. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced that all of the county's public and private schools will be provided with the antidote.

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  19. 2 Long Branch beaches closed for high bacteria levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    LONG BRANCH -- Two beaches in Long Branch were closed Wednesday after twice testing too high for bacteria levels in the water. The beaches at Laird Street and South Bath Avenue were closed after a second consecutive day of exceeding the allowable limits of enterococci, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website.

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  20. N.J. beaches are clean, open and ready for summer tourists, officials declareRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    LONG BRANCH -- New Jersey's beaches are in their best shape in decades heading into the summer, courtesy of a relatively quiet winter and the continuation of massive beach widening projects, officials said Wednesday in their annual pre-Memorial Day report on the Shore. Hit by only two significant storms since the fall, the New Jersey coastline withstood serious damage because the weather events were not protracted and many of the beaches were already widened through beach replenishment, said Jon Miller, research associate researcher at Stevens Institute of Technology.

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