City offices are open by "appointment only"This is effective 05/10/2021. TO REACH THE OFFICE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PLEASE CONTACT THEM VIA:Administration - 732-571-5645 - firstname.lastname@example.org Building - 732-571-5690 - email@example.com City Clerk - 732-571-5686 - firstname.lastname@example.org Finance - 732-571-5688 - email@example.com Fire Bureau - 732-571-5651 firstname.lastname@example.org Health - 732-571-5665 - email@example.com Library - 732-222-3900 - firstname.lastname@example.orgPersonnel - 732-571-5662 - email@example.com Planning/Zoning - 732-571-5647 - firstname.lastname@example.org Public Works - 732-571-6520 - email@example.com Purchasing - 732-571-5656 - firstname.lastname@example.org Recreation - 732-571-6545 - email@example.com Senior Center - 732-571-6542 - firstname.lastname@example.org Tax Assessor - 732-571-5658 - email@example.com Tax Collector - 732-571-5657 - firstname.lastname@example.org UEZ - 732-923-2040 - email@example.com
5/3/2021 Update about Vaccines Next call center date: Wednesday 5/5 5-8pm. The City is continuing to work with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) to vaccinate residents. The vaccination site is at the Bucky James Community Center and is available by appointment only. The City has a phone line dedicated for this Long Branch program. If you are a resident of Long Branch and meet the state criteria of the vaccine you can call the phone number 732-571-5694. The phone line will be only open this Wednesday May 5th from 5pm-8pm. Our team can assist callers in either English, Spanish, or Portuguese. You will be asked to give your name, date of birth, phone number, and address. You will be instructed with the next steps in the process including filling out a registration form. Please note that we are now vaccinating residents aged 18 and over. We highly encourage eligible residents to call as the volume of callers has recently slowed down. All residents who are eligible will get vaccinated if you call. Future dates and times for when the phone line will be open will be posted to our website LONGBRANCH.ORG under ANNOUNCEMENTS as the vaccine becomes more available.
Long Branch takes the issue of cyclist safety very seriously and is concerned about the increase in incidents of Ride Outs by cyclists who operate their bicycles in an aggressive and unsafe manner against traffic, whether pedestrian or vehicular. This is a difficult issue because we want to make sure that anyone that commits an assault is apprehended, but at the same time, not inhibit legit cycling activity at a time when the pandemic limits recreational opportunities for our residents, particularly young people. On Saturday, April 24th an incident occurred with a group of aggressive cyclists that is now under investigation. During this incident, another cyclist was severely injured. There have been other incidents in Long Branch involving young teenagers/ adults who have used their bicycles to force pedestrians/bikers/cars off the road or walkway. This is a problem nationwide, where these young cyclists obstruct traffic or "play chicken" with people, forcing them off the roadways. This trend is growing throughout the country and needs attention before riders or pedestrians suffer injury. We want to stop these Ride Outs and turn these kids around to more positive behavior. We are trying to find ways to provide productive opportunities for young cyclists such a Bicycle Rodeo, educational programs that encourage bike safety like wearing helmets and paying careful attention to the rules of the road. The Police Department will work with the Mayor and Council as well as community groups to see how we can better implement a cycling program in Long Branch that prevents assaults and encourages positive cycling activities.
Please be advised that during the next few weeks we will be painting (restriping) parking spots throughout different parts of the city. You may see temporary no-parking signs in the areas where the stripes will be going. Thank you for your understanding.
LONG BRANCH TO DEVELOP NEW CENTERS FOR CITY'S HEALTH AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS ON MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER’S LONG BRANCH CAMPUS Hospital to Partner By Providing Property and Programming As Upgrades To Hospital Continue LONG BRANCH, NJ - APRIL 9, 2021 - Mayor John Pallone and Bill Arnold, President, RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region and President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, said today that Long Branch plans to create new centers for the city's Health and Police Department on property to be donated by the hospital. Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will continue renovations and upgrades at the Long Branch campus and develop services and programs that support the new Long Branch centers. "The City will not incur costs to purchase the land for the new centers as Monmouth Medical Center has offered to donate property for the projects. The city will explore the potential to renovate and repurpose current structures for additional cost savings. There is an opportunity now to tap federal and state COVID-19 relief funds for the improvement of these critical Long Branch services," Mayor Pallone said. "The City of Long Branch and Monmouth Medical Center share a proud tradition of providing outstanding healthcare services to our community and we are committed to meeting these needs as the delivery of healthcare evolves," Council President Mario Vieira said. "During the COVID-19 pandemic, Monmouth Medical Center has provided testing, vaccination, and inpatient care for our residents. But the pandemic has shown us that the city's own healthcare and public safety facilities are inadequate for the future." "The growing need for space became apparent when we quickly had to find locations for our testing and vaccination programs. We have outgrown our space in the city and our recent Police Department audit also highlights the the need for better facilities. This is crucial to the success of our police operations. The plan is to establish a new police headquarters and municipal court at the Monmouth Medical Center campus. We will work to create a new Health Monitoring and Telecommunications Training Center," Mayor Pallone stated. "The COVID-19 pandemic made us aware of the need to prepare our residents for new health emergencies. Our health department, in cooperation with Monmouth Medical Center, wants to enhance wellness programs to assist our residents with living healthier lifestyles," Pallone continued. "The pandemic also highlighted the digital divide in Long Branch. Many of our residents lack access or training to use a computer, which is so important for virtual work and educational opportunities. This training center will allow us to bridge this digital divide for telehealth or telework purposes," Mayor Pallone concluded. "We are pleased to work with the City of Long Branch at this pivotal time. The pandemic has revealed the importance of access to crucial online services, such as telemedicine appointments and vaccine registration. We are eager to help remove this barrier to care for city residents,” Arnold said. “This new level of collaboration with the city will provide unique opportunities to jointly develop much-needed post-pandemic community health programs for Long Branch and the surrounding communities.” Arnold also stressed that the Long Branch hospital will continue its ongoing renovations and upgrades to ensure that it meets the needs of the community for the future. "We are currently working with an architectural planner to determine how the hospital, campus, and services will be laid out going forward to benefit patients, visitors, city residents, and employees. Our goal is to achieve a town center feel at the Long Branch campus and a transit village that leverages the close proximity to the train station." Arnold stated. "Monmouth Medical Center is training the physicians of the future as a Regional Medical Campus for Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Hospital will continue to provide the highest quality of inpatient and outpatient services for the community with an emphasis on specialized services for newborns, women, and older adults,” said Arnold. “We are partnering with other RWJBarnabas Health facilities, such as Children’s Specialized Hospital and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, to develop a network of robust outpatient facilities in Monmouth County. We are also proud to provide direct access to care at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick as needed." Congressman Frank Pallone stressed that the City of Long Branch has several new potential federal funding streams it may be able to utilize to renovate buildings donated by Monmouth Medical Center to Long Branch. He will also seek federal dollars for hospital expansion and improvements of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, which are both part of his congressional district.
Please be aware that there were a couple errors in the city calendar this year regarding bulk pick up. Here is the correction: Bulk pickup for the South Zone is April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19. Bulk pickup for the North Zone is April 14 and 28 and May 12 and 26. If you have any questions please call DPW at 732-571-6520.
2021 Outdoor Dining:Beginning Saturday, May1st, Brighton Avenue (from Ocean Blvd to Sairs Avenue) along with several parking spots in Pier Village are closed for outdoor seating on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4pm-11pm. Many restaurants throughout the City are open for outdoor seating throughout the week.We are again permitting FREE temporary outdoor dining this season to help your business attract customers. Applications must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office no later than April 15, 2021. Download the application at: http://bit.ly/DiningPermit21 or longbranch.org under BUSINESS.Once permits are approved and a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining is available, we will share that information on our #LBLocalToGo page at: www.longbranch.org/localtogo!
Attention Long Branch Restaurant Owners!We are again permitting FREE temporary outdoor dining this season to help your business attract customers.Applications may be downloaded here and must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office no later than April 15.
Food Pantries/ Kitchens
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Lutheran Church of the Reformation
992 Broadway, West Long Branch 07764
St. Vincent DePaul Society at Holy Trinity Church, Christ the King Parish
385 Division St., Long Branch 07740
St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church
6 West End Court, Long Branch 07740
3rd Saturday 12:30pm-4:30pm
St. Luke’s Methodist Church Food Pantry
535 Broadway, Long Branch 07740
Every other Friday 3pm-5pm
**Community Dinner from 4-5pm every Tuesday
First Baptist Church
499 N. Bath Ave., Long Branch 07740
2nd Thursday & Fourth Thursday 12pm-4pm
Second Baptist Church
93 Liberty Street, Long Branch 07740
**Meals at Noon
St. Brigid’s Food Pantry at St. James Episcopal Church
300 Broadway, Long Branch 07740
Monday & Wednesday 11am-2pm
New Hope Church
200-206 Garfield Ave, Long Branch
Food Pantry is every 5th Saturday at 10am -12pm
for Delivery or Donation contact 609-448-9424 and mention the Long Branch Campus
as we have 3 locations throughout New Jersey
** = meals
CITY OF LONG BRANCH NOTICE As per city Ordinance 247-4 “Permits for Special Events” no events or gatherings can be held on municipal property (parks or beaches) without submission of a Special Event Application or a Wedding Application. Fees and insurance applies to all submissions. No alcohol or generators are allowed on municipal property either. For more information contact Danna Kawut at firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to: https://www.longbranch.org/departments/ProgramsEvents/programsevents
Introducing Long Branch Local To Go!
For a list of Long Branch Restaurants offering
delivery and/or take-out services during the
Coronavirus crisis visit: www.longbranch.org/LocalToGo!
Please help to support these local restaurants that have
remained open to serve our community!
TO BE ADDED TO OUR PAGE VISIT: https://bit.ly/LBTakeOut
Long Branch has a new and improved system for keeping in touch with our residents. We are calling it Alert Long Branch and the service is being provided by smart911.com.
Click the link above to sign up. We plan to use Alert Long Branch for more than just emergency alerts, in the near future we will use it for community notifications.
SHOP LONG BRANCH
A program designed to encourage residents to support local businesses.
Individuals who sign up for a SHOP LONG BRANCH card will receive discounts at participating businesses. Discounts will be applied directly to the individuals property taxes or provided in the form of a year-end check for non-residents or those who rent.
Businesses that have signed up thus far:
Bacon Beach Grille (49 Atlantic Avenue)
BBQ & Salad Shack (138 Myrtle Avenue)
Bella's Pizza (425 Liberty Street)
Bell Liquors (706 Broadway)
Butcher's Block Restaurant (235 West Avenue)
BR Help Center (489 Broadway, 2nd Floor)
Caputo's Italian Pastry Shoppe (444 Ocean Blvd North)
Cortez Cigar (23 2nd Avenue)
Dancing Through Life (132 West End Avenue)
Finer Details (187 Westwood Avenue)
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (103 Brighton Avenue)
Lapidus Décor (182 Broadway)
Leonard P. Kiczek, Esquire (226 Broadway)
Max's Bar & Grill (25 Matilda Terrace)
Natural Healthcare (10 West End Court)
Norah's Irie Jamaican Restaurant (530 Springdale Avenue)
Sands Dry Cleaners (444 Ocean Boulevard North)
Shelly's Jewels (605 2nd Avenue)
Sip's Ace Paint & Hardware (700 Joline Avenue)
The Link News (176 Broadway)
The Peddler (150 Ocean Boulevard North)
V & S Auto Brokers (517 Broadway)
And More To Come!
Shop Long Branch cards are available to all residents and city visitors at various municipality locations including:
· Long Branch Public Library - Main (328 Broadway)
· Long Branch Public Library - Elberon (168 Lincoln Ave)
· City Hall - Information Desk (344 Broadway)
· Community Development Office (228 Broadway, 2nd Fl)
· Senior Citizens Center (85 2nd Ave)
· Recreation Department (231 Wilber Ray Ave)
· Chamber of Commerce (228 Broadway, ground level)
· BR Help Center (489 Broadway)
· Finer Detail (187 Westwood Ave)
Each participating business will have a window cling identifying itself as a member of the program.
If you are a local business and would like to learn more about the program, or to sign up for the program, please contact
Roberto Ferragina of Long Branch's Office of Community & Economic Development
email@example.com / 732.923.2041