Category: MB History

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By the Book in Monmouth Beach

An informal public library in Monmouth Beach got its start in Borough Hall in March 1925, when the borough council gave permission to a...

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MB School Alma Mater

The Monmouth Beach School anthem can conjure up some happy memories for a lot of alumni. The school on Griffin Street first opened its...

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Making Beautiful Music in Monmouth Beach

It’s the musical equivalent of Bruce Springsteen, Charlie Puth, Billy Joel, Taylor Swift, and Frank Sinatra among others all coming to Monmouth Beach for...

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Gilded Age Tycoon Loved Monmouth Beach

During the late 19th Century — and even today — the Ocean Avenue section of Monmouth Beach was known as “Millionaire’s Row.” Beginning in...

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Monmouth Beach’s Founding Father

The founder and first settler of the coastal area today known as Monmouth Beach (other than the true first settlers, Native American Indians) was...

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MB Bathing Pavilion History

The idea of a borough-owned bathing facility became a reality in April 1921, when the Monmouth Beach Borough Council approved a sum of $8,000...

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Remembering Galilee: Going to Sea

Today, few people remember and even fewer know that Monmouth Beach was once a thriving commercial fishing village. While many local anglers still regularly...

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Monmouth Beach’s Almost President

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

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Finding God in Monmouth Beach

Monmouth Beach was an amazing community in the late 19th Century. In addition to the rich and famous there were also, thanks be, the...