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Cops: Man Beaten After Invited To Meet Girl

JACKSON – A local man was directed into an ambush by a girl he met online, police said.   The...

Jackson Student Joins Fight Against Inhumane Immigrant Treatment In Advocacy Program

  JACKSON – A Jackson student will be joining the ranks of thousands of students nationwide to advocate for civil liberties and civil rights...
A large number of motorcycles are seen at the Jackson Elks Lodge 2477 following a ride held as part of the 7th Annual Jim Hall Memorial Benefit for Homeless Veterans held last month. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

Jackson Elks Host 7th Annual Benefit For Homeless Veterans

  JACKSON – Several hundred people came out recently for a motorcycle ride and some great food to benefit a noble cause at the...
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Drug Ring Mom Will Stay In Jail While She Awaits Trial

FREEHOLD -- The woman accused of running a drug trafficking ring will stay jailed while she awaits trial. Mechelle Distaulo,...
This map shows the property the county will be purchasing. (Map courtesy Ocean County)

County Approves Open Space Purchase In Plumsted

  TOMS RIVER – The county will be adding open space to its roster, this time in Plumsted Township.  ...
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One Dead In Fatal Crash On Route 539

  PLUMSTED – A motor vehicle crash on Route 539 left one dead on Friday, July 12.   According...
Surveillance footage shows the woman and man making a purchase at the Nike Premium Outlet in Jackson. (Photo courtesy NJSP)

State Police Looking For Credit Card Thieves

JACKSON – Authorities are looking for a man and woman who may have stolen credit cards to make purchases at a popular outlet...
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Neighbor Complaints Lead To Drug Bust

JACKSON – Two men were arrested on drug charges after resident complaints led police to patrol the area. Austin...

Fright Fest Dance Auditions

  JACKSON –Six Flags Great Adventure is looking for male and female dancers for 20th anniversary production of “Dead Man’s Party.” Six Flags’ dynamic...

Teacher Celebrates Publication Of First Novel

  JACKSON - Many people have thought that the experiences of their work place would make for the material for a fine book. A...
Antunee Adams. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

Ocean County Man Arrested For Multiple Burglaries

JACKSON – A Bayville man was arrested on burglary and drugs charges. Antunee Adams, 23, was charged with five counts...
Calypso Springs, described as a “massive activity pool,” will be Hurricane Harbor’s largest new attraction. (Photo courtesy Six Flags Great Adventure)

Experience Calypso Springs, Hurricane Harbor’s Largest Expansion

JACKSON – Coming on the heels of the new Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth ride and the newest addition to the Six Flags...

Jackson Swears In New Police Officer

  JACKSON – Jackson Police welcomed a new face to the force recently. On July 8, officials swore in Patrol Officer Curtis Nagel.
Jackson Council President Rob Nixon talks to Township Attorney Jean Cipriani moments before the start of a June 25 council meeting where the governing body voted to retain her service for the rest of the year. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

Jackson Keeps Attorney, But Not Gilmore’s Firm

  JACKSON - She may work for a different law firm but the township's attorney will be staying on the job.
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Ocean County MVA Leaves Two Dead

JACKSON - Two people are dead after crashing into a utility pole around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, police reported. Police...
The Jackson Liberty Marching Band took to the big stage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk recently. (Photo courtesy Jackson Liberty Marching Band)

Liberty Band “Rocks” the Hard Rock Hotel

  JACKSON – The Jackson Liberty Marching Band took to the big stage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on the Atlantic City...
An abandoned nightclub which once featured such entertainment as singer Bruce Springsteen in the early 1970s, is seen on the parcel of Rova Farm property that the township is purchasing for preservation purposes. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

Jackson Council Completes Rova Farms Purchase

JACKSON - With the obstacle of a third party gone, the governing body was able to recently close on the purchase of the...
Attendees of the 10th Annual Lithuanian Festival enjoy a petting zoo provided by the Honkey Tonk Ranch. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

Local Lithuanians Celebrate 10th Annual Festival

JACKSON - For a decade now, township Lithuanians and visitors from other communities have been celebrating their heritage on the grounds of the Lakewood...
Arthur Haskoor. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Guilty! Plumsted Man Murdered Wife, Jury Says.

TOMS RIVER - A Plumsted man has been found guilty in the murder of Suzanne Haskoor. Arthur Haskoor, 60,...
Jackson Liberty High School graduation. (Photo courtesy Jackson Township School District)

Congratulations Class Of 2019!

  JACKSON – Both high schools held their graduation ceremonies recently.   At Jackson Liberty High School, the valedictorian was Nicholas...

The Orchards At Bartley Achieves Advanced Standing

  JACKSON – The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living, located on the Bartley Healthcare campus at 100 North County Line Road in Jackson, NJ,...

Donations Needed For “Operation Blue Angel”

JACKSON – Township residents ages 60 and older may qualify to be part of the police department’s new Operation Blue Angel program.
Members of the U.S. Army Reserve 99th Readiness Division are seen in action and during training exercises. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army Reserve)

Jackson General Commands Army Reserve Division

JACKSON – The Army celebrated its 244th birthday on June 14 and township resident Major General Mark W. Palzer noted that anniversary in his...

Liberty Students Win Fundraising Award

  JACKSON – Liberty High School students Molly Staffordsmith and Alex Lanier wanted to make a difference with their Distributive Education Clubs of America...
Ryan Holsey, 16, of Jackson made it his mission to build a raised sensory garden for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) at The Arc of Monmouth’s Tinton Falls headquarters. (Photo courtesy Arc of Monmouth)

Jackson Eagle Scout Creates Sensory Garden At The Arc

TINTON FALLS – One local Eagle Scout candidate is making a big difference with help from The Arc of Monmouth County.

Jackson Launches “Operation Blue Angel”

JACKSON – Township residents ages 60 and older may qualify to be part of the police department’s new Operation Blue Angel program.
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Two-Car, Two-Motorcycle Crash Sends Two To Hospital

  JACKSON – A multi-vehicle crash involving two cars and two motorcycles sent two to local hospitals over the weekend, police report. 
Teacher Thomas Corby is going to see Hamilton. Finally. (Photo courtesy Thomas Corby)

Students Surprise Teacher With “Hamilton” Tickets

  NEW EGYPT – So it appears no one has actually run the numbers, but the Google search “Are you more likely...
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Jackson Police Enforce “Move Over” Law

JACKSON – Jackson Township Police recently held two traffic details called “MOVE OVER operation” to remind drivers to move into another lane safely or...

Police Search For Home Burglary Suspect

JACKSON - Township police are putting out the call for the public’s help following a home burglary on Thursday morning.

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