Monday, January 14, 2013
Fines, increased inspections required for big box retailer
The Kmart store at Route 36 and Monmouth Road in West Long Branch is not among the more than a dozen stores in the chain caught selling expired over-the-counter drugs and baby formula, according to court documents. In all, 257 separate items were offered for sale or were sold well beyond their expiration dates at 19 of the discount retailer's 36 New Jersey locations. Some items were several months to more than two years beyond their expiration dates, according to a lawsuit brought by the state Attorney General's Office. Outlets in Wall Township and Hazlet were the only stores affected in Monmouth County. In Wall, eight expired items were sold or offered. The Hazlet location sold one expired item. In Ocean County, stores in Brick and Toms …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Restaurant will be located in Consumer Centre Shopping Center on Route 36
The West Long Branch Planning Board has approved a new hibachi and buffet restaurant for the Consumer Centre Shopping Center on Route 36 in the borough. The board granted the waiver of a site plan and the required variances for Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet, a chain restaurant that already has locations throughout New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Architect Frank Mileto said the building is roughly 14,000 square feet and will house 300 seats. The building is located between FYE and what is now Halloween Spirit. He said the building is short about 53 spaces from what is required by the borough's parking ordinance, but asked for a variance because he does not expect the lot to ever be over capacity. "There is parking throughout …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Fire occurred at 11 Hollywood Ave.
A large fire destroyed a multi-story home on Hollywood Avenue on Friday night. The 2-alarm fire was reported shortly after 9 p.m. and as of 10 p.m., heavy smoke and fire could still be seen coming from the home at 11 Hollywood Ave. Police closed off Hollywood Avenue from Brookwillow Avenue to Norwood Avenue as firefighters attempted to extinguish the blaze. Mutual aid fire companies from Long Branch and Ocean Township assisted the West Long Branch Fire Department at the scene. This is a breaking news story and it will be updated as soon as more information is available.