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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