NJ Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents in One Week, Fuels Costs $1.14 More Than Last Year

October 20, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s average gas price is $3.38 — up 10 cents from last week ($3.28), according to AAA Northeast’s October 19 survey of fuel prices.

The analysis also found that motorists are paying 16 cents more than a month ago ($3.22) and $1.14 more than this same time last year ($2.24). The average price in the Garden ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, October 22, 6:00 PM

Belmar Municipal Gym, Belmar

Belmar/Lake Como Kids Activity Club Pumpkin-O-Rama


Sat, October 23, 10:00 AM

Belmar Police Department, Belmar

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


Sat, October 23, 2:00 PM

Wish Upon A Jar, Point Pleasant

Belmar/Lake Como Kids Activity Club Pottery ...


Fri, October 29, 6:00 PM

Belmar Municipal Gym, 601 Main Street (registration), followed by parade down Main Street to Pyanoe Plaza

Belmar Halloween Parade, Costume Contest and ...

Property Tax Increase Not on Lake Como Candidates’ Priority Lists

October 20, 2021

As a resident of Lake Como, I read the recent profiles of the borough council candidates with interest (click here for story).

I have lived in this town for a little over three years and have seen my property taxes increase nearly 50%. This year alone, my taxes went up almost 25% as did those of all my neighbors.

I wrote to the mayor and council about this issue. The mayor responded ...

At Its Belmar Branch, Community Focus is Central to Everything Kearny Bank Does

October 20, 2021

To truly be a community bank, a local branch must immerse itself in the day-to-day activities of its hometown. For Kearny Bank, this certainly is the case in Belmar.

A recent Kearny Bank assessment of community, charitable, and volunteer activities identified multiple initiatives in which the Belmar branch is directly involved, despite several pandemic-related pauses. These ...

Voting Information from League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Southern Monmouth County has the most current information on its website about voting for this upcoming November 2 general election, including early in-person voting, which will take place from Saturday, October 23 to October 31 in New Jersey. 

Under "Voting Links" on the right side of the website's home page ...

JCP&L Welcomes Three New External Affairs Consultants

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named three new external affairs consultants to serve as liaisons with elected officials and to support local community involvement activities.

Jarrell Coleman will work out of JCP&L’s Berkeley facility, serving parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties; Tina Earley will work ...

Sunnyside Manor Gathers Team To Participate, Raise Awareness for Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Donates $5,000 to the Cause

WALL, NJ — Over the weekend, Sunnyside Manor of Wall Township gathered their “Recollections at Sunnyside Manor” team consisting of staff, residents’ families, sponsors and friends to help raise funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia at Sunday’s Monmouth-Ocean Walk to End Alzheimer in Bradley Beach.

Shoreline Heart Walk Invites Participants to Reconnect for Heart Health

The American Heart Association — the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all — is inviting Monmouth and Ocean County back to its premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission.

On Sunday, October 24, Heart Walk participants and teams are invited to Bradley Park ...

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

The Jaffe Briefing - October 21, 2021

STATEWIDE – Donald Trump has not done Jack Ciattarelli any favors. Last year, with Trump on the ballot, the number of registered Democrats in the state jumped, outnumbering unaffiliated voters for the very first time. As of the first of the month, NJ Spotlight reports, almost 40% of registrants were Democrats, 23% were Republicans, 36% remained unaffiliated, and a small number were ...