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The City of Long Branch is launching the HOMETOWN HEROES BANNER PROGRAM to honor United States military veterans who presently or formerly resided in Long Branch.  Beginning January 15, 2022, veterans can be nominated for recognition.  Sponsors can complete the City’s application form and make payments online.    For a fee of $100.00, a banner will be produced bearing the veteran’s picture, name, and military service.  Banners will be displayed throughout the City on streetlights and utility poles.    The deadline to apply for 2022 is Tuesday, March 15, 2022.  Applications and payments can be submitted online or in person through the Office of the City Clerk (344 Broadway, Long Branch).    Banners will be displayed from Memorial Day to the 4th of July and then again during the month of November.  Afterwards, banners will be turned over to their sponsors.    Sponsors will be asked to submit a photograph of the Veteran. A picture in military uniform is preferred. (A high-resolution photo is best if available). Printed photos must be on photo paper. Digital photos must be in .jpg format and should be emailed to City Clerk, CCLERK@LONGBRANCH.ORG. A printed copy of the Veteran’s DD Form 214 is also requested (Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty) or other official documentation of the individual’s service. Sponsors are asked not to send original documentation/photos as they will not be returned.  To register online, go to or if you have questions call the Clerk’s Office at 732-571-5686. 

City of Long Branch Food Pantries

Saint James Episcopal Church 300 Broadway, LB, NJ 07740 732- 222- 1411 Junior Warden: Mrs. Susan Hayes Stasio #732-857-4862 Kitchen Manager: Mr. Matt Gossett #732-233-1522 Sarah's Feast: Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saint Brigid's Pantry: Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saint James Thrift Shop: Wednesdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saint Luke's United Methodist Church 535 Broadway, LB, NJ 07740 732-222-1341 Pastor Federico Quezada Office Manager's Stephanie and Midge #908-433-6264 Community Meals: Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Food Pantry: Fridays 3:00 to 5:00 PM Second Baptist Church 93 Liberty St, LB, NJ 07740 732-229-2035 Reverend Aaron Gibson, Sr. Trustee Ministry David Brown II Saint Michaels Church 800 Ocean Ave LB, NJ 07740 732- 483- 0360 Saint Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry: the third Saturday of the month from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM Trinity AME Church 64 Liberty Street, LB, NJ 07740 732-222-6598 Reverend Dr. Leslie Devereux Office Manager: Mrs. Liz Anderson #732-221- 4854 WIC Program and Food Pantry Asbury Methodist Church 61 Atlantic Avenue, LB, NJ 07740 732-229-5544 Pastor Isabel Quezada Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 1 pm Long Branch House of Hope Grab and Go Pantry Ezekiel's Wheels 16 Linden Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764 Reverend Sue Mamchak 732-618-2440 Serving the Long Branch area Christ the King Parish 408 Prospect Street, Long Branch 732-222-3216 X 116  Wednesdays 2:30-5pm First Baptist Pantry 499 Bath Avenue, Long Branch 732-229-1453 4th Thursday of month 12pm-4pm Reformation Food Pantry 992 Broadway, West Long Branch 732-229-9180 Tuesday's 7pm-8:30pm; and Saturdays 8:30am-10am *Note: Closed 1st Saturday of the month


 City resident walk-ins are all welcome. Individuals coming to the Bucky James Center should bring the following: Identification [driver’s license, passport, etc.] Insurance card [no insurance, just say ‘uninsured’} The shot is free.  Covid-19 vaccine card [so second or third dose can be added] The Bucky James Community Center is located at 231 Wilbur Ray Avenue [near the Long Branch Gregory School]. OPEN to Long Branch Resident Walk-Ins ONLY every Tuesday and Thursday.  Vaccination clinic times will be from 9 am to 4 pm.    Any questions please call our Health Department at 732-571- 5665 


UNION AVENUE FIREHOUSE205 UNION AVENUE, LONG BRANCH9AM - 12PMSaturday,-February 19,2022Dogs & Cats Welcome!• Vaccinations are FREE!• All cats & dogs are welcome!• Proof of vaccination will be provided.• The Health Department in City Hall will be open during clinic hours to license your dog or cat.• All are welcome! You do not need to be a Long Branch Resident to take advantage of this FREE clinic for cats & dogs!Sponsored by the Long Branch Health Department & Animal Control Call 732-571-5665 for further information or questions.

Code Blue

The NWS in Mount Holly has issued a weather forecast which calls for temperatures to fall within the prescribed Code Blue Alert thresholds. As such, pursuant to the law, the current Code Blue Alert for Monmouth County is being extended from 9:00 am on January 28, 2022, until 9:00 am on February 2, 2022. Those currently lodged in Motel Warming Centers can be extended if rooms remain available. Due to Covid-19, the City of Long Branch has changed our CODE BLUE protocols to ensure the safety of all of our residents, volunteers, and employees.What to expect this year:Step 1: Find out if a CODE BLUE alert has been used by calling 732-222-1000 or checking the electronic signs around town. It will also be listed on our city website (, social media, and our email blast.Step 2: Call 732-222-1000 and give your location where you would like to be picked up.Step 3: A taxi cab will pick you up and bring you to a Monmouth County CODE BLUE approved hotel for the night(s). Return transportation will also be provided by a taxi cab.Things to Know:• There is no cost• This is all funded and organized through the county and city• The city will be coordinating all transportation• There cannot be any warming centers this year due to COVID 19• Questions? Call 732-222-1000

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Long Branch Announces Reduced Tax Rate

Long Branch Announces Reduced Tax Rateand Improvements for 2021As a collaborative effort from both the Mayor and City Council, the city announced a lower tax rate by almost 5 cents per $100 assessment, which continues the trend of a decreased rate from the past two years.Over 70 percent of homeowners will see either a reduction in the actual property taxes they pay or will not have an increase this year. The city's tax rate decreased by about 5 cents and the school and county also contributed to an overall tax rate decrease of 9 cents per $100 assessment.While the city will have a lower tax rate this year, Long Branch will maintain and add to the municipal services without increasing taxes. The services include keeping neighborhoods safe, park and landscape improvements, a nationally recognized municipal library, and a health department that spearheaded Covid 19 vaccinations and testing. The city will be increasing the initiative for cleaner streets and adding more recreation and senior programs.The Community Pool, as well as the Arts and Cultural Center, are fully opened and operating. Projects for 2021 include road paving and improvements, better drainage, and a new beachfront public safety pavilion.The value of city properties including homes and businesses continues to go up. Long Branch is becoming an even more desirable location for new residents to move to.

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Food Pantries/ Kitchens    For the most recent information! Click Here Lutheran Church of the Reformation   992 Broadway, West Long Branch 07764   732-229-9180  Tuesday 7pm-8pm   Saturday 830am-10am      St. Vincent DePaul Society at Holy Trinity Church, Christ the King Parish   385 Division St., Long Branch 07740   732-222-3216  Wednesday 11am-1pm       St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church   6 West End Court, Long Branch 07740   732-222-8080  3rd Saturday 12:30pm-4:30pm       St. Luke’s Methodist Church Food Pantry   535 Broadway, Long Branch 07740   732-222-1341  Every other Friday 3pm-5pm    **Community Dinner from 4-5pm every Tuesday      First Baptist Church   499 N. Bath Ave., Long Branch 07740   732-229-1453   2nd Thursday & Fourth Thursday 12pm-4pm       Second Baptist Church   93 Liberty Street, Long Branch 07740   732-229-2035  **Meals at Noon       St. Brigid’s Food Pantry at St. James Episcopal Church   300 Broadway, Long Branch 07740   732-222-1411  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 

2021 Beach Information

Special Event Notice

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 or refer to:


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