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Week in News: Man Struck by Train in Long Branch

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Man Struck and Killed By Train in Long Branch

Long Branch- A man has been struck and killed by a train near Branchport Avenue in Long Branch on Monday afternoon.

Long Branch Police Capt. Jason Roebuck said it "appears to be a suicide," but that NJ Transit should be handling the investigation because it occurred on their property.

A NJ Transit spokeswoman said New York Bound North Jersey Coast Line  struck an adult male around 3:06 p.m. between the grade crossings of Joline Avenue and Branchport Avenue.

Read more on Long Branch Patch.

Latest Driving Jersey Episode Focuses on LBI Area After Sandy

Long Beach Island- On Jan. 29 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV, Driving Jersey premieres an episode all about post-Sandy in Beach Haven West, Long Beach Island and at the Stafford Relief Center.  

It is the first part of a two-part series, with the second - focusing on Monmouth County - to air in February.  

"In the days after Sandy, we were in Beach Haven West talking to folks who looked like returning refugees after a war with Mother Nature," said Driving Jersey creator Steve Rogers. "They looked and appear on video to be shell-shocked, but they were all good enough to speak with us on camera. Days later, we returned and spoke to people on LBI, including residents and first aid workers and finally we spent a day at the Relief Center and interviewed folks there."

Read more on Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch.

'A Storm To Remember' Focuses on Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Manasquan- A video produced by local film maker Rob Grieb documents the devastation during and immediately after Hurricane Sandy, with particular attention to areas such as the Manasquan Inlet.

Stories of surfers in the hours before and of homeowners and business owners in the emergency hours after the devastating storm are highlighted in the eight-minute video. Showing just how homes fared and how residents were allowed back in after evacuation, only to see homes torn asunder by the storm surge.

Read more on Manasquan Patch.

Early Bar Closing Dropped; Revised Parking Plan Coming this Summer

Point Beach- Point Beach Council late Tuesday night unanimously tanked an ordinance mandating that bars stop serving alcohol at midnight, but there was a lot of acrimony over talk of a new parking plan.

The council, as anticipated, voted on first reading to repeal an ordinance for bars to stop serving alcohol at midnight, a measure that was blocked temporarily by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control last summer. The ordinance is scheduled for public hearing and adoption at the Feb. 19 meeting.

Read more on Point Pleasant Patch.

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