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Catholic Schools Week 2015 to Feature Events Throughout Diocese
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Catholic Schools Week to feature events throughout Diocese TRENTON, NJ – Catholic schools throughout of the Diocese of Trenton – in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties – will join counterparts across the country and open their... Read More...
Monmouth University Professor Publishes Book on Economist Kenneth Boulding
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Monmouth University Professor Publishes Book on Economist Kenneth Boulding West Long Branch, N.J. -  Dr. Robert H. Scott III, associate professor of economics at Monmouth University, has authored a new book, “Kenneth Boulding: A Voice Crying... Read More...
Interim Report on Student Testing Released
Saturday, 24 January 2015
Trenton, NJ – The Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in New Jersey, which is studying issues and concerns about testing in public schools, has issued its interim report, the Department of Education announced today. The... Read More...
Study Commission Accepts Public Testimony on Student Testing
Saturday, 24 January 2015
TRENTON, NJ - The Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in New Jersey is a nine-member body charged with presenting recommendations to Governor Chris Christie regarding the quality and effectiveness of student assessments administered... Read More...
IMAGE Community Food Pantry Fund Check-Off Available to NJ Tax Filers
Friday, 23 January 2015
Money to Help Fight Hunger in New Jersey Supports FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today reminded New Jersey taxpayers about an opportunity to assist those in... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Father Trying to Build Understanding
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 24 January 2015
You won't find too many dads that love like this. Joseph Hernandez of Auburn, Washington, knew before his son's birth that his son would have a birth... Read More...
IMAGE My Encounters with Police Officers
by George Hancock-Stefan
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
During the past few months when there has been so much discussion about police officers, I started to think a lot about how I view police officers,... Read More...
IMAGE An Untold Story - Part 1
by Daniel Murphy
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
This is a subject that I have not written or talked about before.  Some people, I am sure, will be looking at me as if I have finally lost a bit... Read More...
IMAGE Review - An American Sniper
by David Prown
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
There are movies; there are films and there are epics. Today I say an uber-epic. I have just returned from seeing "An American Sniper".  I must... Read More...
IMAGE Lesser Black-Backed Gull Goes Crabbing
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 19 January 2015
The highlight of this winter week around New York Harbor was the sight of another starving and smart gull with food in its beak. Last week I observed... Read More...

Upcoming Events

keansurg_amusement_coming_backWill open as scheduled on March 24th for the 2013 season.

KEANSBURG, NJ - As the state’s oldest amusement park, dating back to 1905, Keansburg Amusement Park is New Jersey. It symbolizes the rich history of New Jersey, and why millions flock to its shore each summer. And now it is a symbol of New Jersey’s resilience and determination. Keansburg Amusement Park is the definition of “Jersey Strong.”

The Park suffered severe and extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy. Located on the waterfront, the park completely flooded after a flood wall berm broke early in the storm. The extent of the damage was unthinkable; many thought rebuilding was not possible. Game stands were ripped apart like tin foil. The Wildcat, their famous roller coaster, was buried under five feet of sand. Arcade games and kiddie rides dating from the 1930s were carried over a half mile away.


But for the Gehlhaus Family – the same family that built the park back in 1905 – rebuilding was never a question. They know how important the amusement park is to the millions of families and kids of all ages that have visited over the last 108 years. And they have rebuilt in the wake of hurricane devastation before – three times! Hurricanes in 1944, 1953, and Hurricane Donna in 1960 reduced the boardwalk to toothpicks, but they rebuilt each time. The Gehlhaus Family knows challenge must be faced with determination.

Hurricane Sandy left over 70 percent of Keansburg – a blue-collar town on the Raritan Bay – under water. Several of their tireless employees lost their homes and still showed up to work the very next day and every day since. They showed up because of their pride in Keansburg Amusement Park. They are truly an inspiration to us all.

The outpouring of support from volunteers has been incredible. Jersey Cares, Bank of America, and the New Jersey chapter of American Coaster Enthusiasts are just a few of the groups that are helping Keansburg Amusement Park rebuild. They’ve even had volunteers from as far as the Shenandoah Valley! They are so grateful for the time and hard work of all their volunteers and those supporting this massive rebuilding effort.

Please be sure to check out the amusement park's amazing progress on their Facebook page, “Keansburg Amusement Park and Runaway Rapids Waterpark” and be sure to visit them this summer! And as always, check our their website for the latest deals and coupons: www.keansburgamusementpark.com