Author: Greg Kelly

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Images of Long Branch …

This page is dedicated to the memory of Tom Booth of Long Branch (1951-2019). Pictures from the City of Long Branch … Rich in...

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Monmouth Beach School History

Formal public education in Monmouth Beach — at least the concept of it — got its start over 110 years ago. The first borough...

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Monmouth Beach Golf Course

Monmouth Beach was likely home to the first formal golf course on the Jersey Shore.* In 1899, investors purchased the land that is now...

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Monmouth Beach’s Almost President

Monmouth Beach can’t claim that a resident was President of the United States of America. Very nearly though. Garret Augustus Hobart, born in neighboring...

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End of the Rail in Monmouth Beach

The last day of business for the Monmouth Beach Train Station was Christmas Eve 1945. Rail service was officially “abandoned” by authority of the...

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Pete Dawkins: A Call to Duty

(This interview was conducted in 2010.) What can you say about Peter Dawkins? He’s the man with perhaps the greatest resume in history —...