Category: Long Branch

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Images of Long Branch …

Long Branch history is irresistible. Its heritage vibrant and impactful. The more you know, the more you want to know. With countless stories to...

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Long Branch and the Presidency

Although seven American chief executives have visited Long Branch, I only dug deep on two: Presidents Grant and Garfield. Ulysses S. Grant: 18th American...

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Broadway: Ready for Business

Legendary Road Awaits New Vision First mapped in 1835, first paved in 1891 — Broadway was where Long Branch conducted commerce. Historically, the road...

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Long Branch City Clerks: Some History

“A direct link between residents and their local government.” —Long Branch Daily Record The first Long Branch municipal clerk was R. Jerome Van Brunt,...

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Long Branch Hotels: Best Views

Magnificent seashore lodgings from a city’s glory days I’m endlessly fascinated by the magnificent seashore hotels that sprawled along the Long Branch coastline. These...

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Long Branch Eats …

Photo-essay on city restaurants and bars through the years … Long Branch has always had a good dining spots — places to relax and...

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A Look at the LBPD

Long Branch Police Department service dates back to a Civil War Hero … Like most law enforcement agencies — they’ve been both admired and...

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Long Branch’s Almost President

A heartbeat away from the most-powerful office on Earth. Long Branch can’t claim that a native was ever President of the United States of...

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North Long Branch: Keeping Cool

It was known as “Fishtown” in Entertaining a Nation and marked as “Atlanticville” on an 1873 F.W. Beers map. I remember locals calling it...

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West End Cottages

It was a fabulous architectural representation of Long Branch at the apex of its Glided Age glory — the West End Cottages. Situated on...

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