Tag Archives: Long Branch

Another Season, Another Controversy in Long Branch

Another season, another controversy in Long Branch. This time, the debate isn’t related to eminent domain abuse, Pier Village, or the long awaited reconstruction of the beloved boardwalk, but rather, the future of the quaint West End neighborhood. The local … Continue reading

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Christmas, Santa Claus, Arrives at the Jersey Shore

In many respects, December is the only time of year that can match the excitement of summer at the Jersey Shore. That may sound crazy, especially to those who hate winter or erroneously believe there isn’t anything worth seeing down … Continue reading

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In Long Branch, Jeff Bell Appeals to Republicans

Long Branch is known for many things—the beaches, boardwalk, dining, and diversity—but being a bastion of Republicanism is not one of them. Indeed, with a Democratic Mayor in office for twenty-two years, and a voter registration profile that benefits the … Continue reading

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Special Feature: Specter of Eminent Domain Haunts Long Branch Mayoral Race (Part II)

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay As residents of Long Branch fought to save their homes, many external observers, the press included, questioned exactly how this battle over property rights came into being. To be clear, the rise of eminent domain abuse … Continue reading

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Special Feature: Specter of Eminent Domain Haunts Long Branch Mayoral Race (Part I)

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay It is almost tradition at this point: every four years, Long Branch inevitably finds itself a city divided. With the non-partisan mayoral election now less than a month away, the showdown between those who support the … Continue reading

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Avery Grant’s Pioneering Vision for Long Branch: “A Community.”

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay When retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Avery Grant, a veteran of the Vietnam War, first moved to Long Branch, he was taken not only by its natural beauty, but also the strong sense of community that … Continue reading

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The Jersey Shore: Back for the Summer Season!

And now for something I almost never write: a personal message.  It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say the Jersey Shore is my favorite place on earth. To those unfamiliar with my love of local history and the Garden State’s … Continue reading

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