• Citizens group forms to oppose Home Depot

    Concerned Citizensof Brick hires attorney,circulates petition By Virginia tavisStaff Writer Concerned Citizens of Brick hires attorney, circulates petition By Virginia tavis Staff Writer Plans to redevelop the vacant Foodtown site, Route 70, as a Home Depot will be opposed at Brick Planning Board hearings by a grass-roots group of locals represented by a land use…

  • Students combine culinary work with holiday spirit

    Vocational schoolprepares 235 mealsfor county hunger reliefCorrespondent By Virginia tavis Vocational school prepares 235 meals for county hunger relief Correspondent JERRY WOLKOWITZ Fran Wessels, 17, of Jackson, carves a turkey Thursday at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Chambers Bridge Road. Culinary arts students worked with Ocean County Hunger Relief in a joint effort to…

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    CHRIS KELLY Brick Memorial’s Shannon Fresca swims to a first-place finish in the 200-meter Individual Medley during a meet with Long Branch on Dec. 17.

  • Creek, Kelly win FARC’s Toys for Tots 5K race

    Steven Creek from Grahamsville, N.Y., won the Freehold Area Running Club’s (FARC) 14th Annual Toys for Tots 5K Run, held in Michael Tighe Park, Freehold Township, on Dec. 8. Creek outkicked veteran Masters standout Harry Nolan from Middletown, a four-time winner of the race, 17:12 to 17:20. Another former champion, David Rosenblatt, who has two…

  • Local hockey teams off to slow starts in early going

    Brick Township and Brick Memorial hockey teams have gone into the season with high expectations but are finding at the outset that it is not going to be easy. In the first seven games played by the two schools, they have only two wins and 13 goals scored between them. But it’s early in the…

  • Duddy, Mustangs ready to host some of state’s elite

    By Wayne witkowskiStaff Writer By Wayne witkowski Staff Writer Drew Duddy Brick Memorial wrestlers like Drew Duddy have enjoyed being home for the holidays. Coming off competing in the Caldwell Tournament Dec. 14, they’ll compete on their own mats this Saturday in the annual Mustang Tournament against wrestlers from 13 other schools. There is no…

  • Bruno looking forward to taking over in Brick

    By Wayne witkowskiStaff Writer By Wayne witkowski Staff Writer JERRY WOLKOWITZ Bill Bruno is set to take over as the new Athletic Director for Brick Township and Brick Memorial high schools on Jan. 23, replacing retired AD Bill McGuire. Bill Bruno has followed and admired the Brick athletic programs since he started coaching in the…

  • Christmas party for local veterans was a great success

    A Christmas Party which was held on Dec. 16 in the Post hall of the Brick Township Memorial Post No. 348 of the American Legion, located at 822 Mantoloking Road, for the veterans residing in the local health facilities, was a huge success! Veterans from The Burnt Tavern Rehab Center, Laurelton Village in Brick, and…

  • Resident has own theory on late property tax payments

    I read a recent article that warned that Mayor Joseph Scarpelli and Township Council members are planning on calling up residents who are delinquent in tax payments and asking them to meet their obligations. The tax collection rate in Brick has fallen from 98.06 percent to 96.6 percent. Township officials report that the reduction is…

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