MHP Awarded Grant to Rehab Historic Flower Theater Façade

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MHP has been awarded a grant to rehab the façade of the Flower Theater. Our goal is to restore this community landmark to its former glory and activate this space…

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The Joy of Doing (Other People’s) Taxes: A Conversation with Long Branch’s Carlos Perozo

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NEWSLETTER:  How long has ZP Tax been here in Long Branch?    CARLOS:  I started ZP Tax at my present office here on Flower Avenue in 2007.  NEWSLETTER:   Why do…

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Campaign Launched to Save Long Branch Restaurants: ‘Pledge to Preserve’

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This February, residents of the Long Branch neighborhood began signing on to a campaign to save their neighborhood restaurants. The campaign, called Pledge to Preserve, was launched Feb. 5 by…

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A Tree Grows in Long Branch

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When five new street trees were planted in downtown Long Branch this December, it was both the end and the start of a longer process. The process that concluded Dec.…

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Purple Line Construction Hits a Wall: What Next for Long Branch?

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The Purple Line light rail line had a near-death experience this fall. A dispute over money halted construction and the target date for opening the long-awaited East-West transportation link is…

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Long Branch Seamstress Sews Way to Success

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Ever since, back in 2011, Long Branch’s Edelsa Barrios opened her Flower Designs seamstress shop on Flower Avenue, she has done a bit of everything to keep the doors open. …

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For Long Branch Restaurants ‘Trivia Nights’ Hold Serious Benefits

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When future historians analyze how Long Branch restaurants survived the Coronavirus pandemic, Trivia Nights will figure largely in their reports.   Such Trivia Night events, to be sure, have been…

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Beset by Powerful Forces, Long Branch Stores Find Hidden Strengths

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Beset by Powerful Forces, Long Branch Stores Find Hidden Strengths  The word ‘Business’ can be deceptive. It can refer to Amazon Inc. — or to the corner grocery store, even…

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Long Branch Stages Holiday Events, Wows Kids, Parents

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Long Branch Stages Holiday Events, Wows Kids, Parents  Long Branchers enjoyed two winter celebrations in Flower Urban Park this December.  Saturday, Dec. 7, families with children flocked to ‘S’mores in…

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