Long Branch, New Jersey
Long Branch is a beachside city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 30,719, reflecting a decline of 621 from the 31,340 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,682 from the 28,658 counted in the 1990 Census. Long Branch was formed on April 11, 1867, as the Long Branch Commission, from portions of Ocean Township. Long Branch was incorporated as a city by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, based on the results of a referendum, replacing the Long Branch Commission. Long Branch was a beach resort town in the late 18th century, named for its location along a branch of the South Shrewsbury River. In the 19th century, theatrical performers of the day gathered and performed there, it was visited by presidents Chester A. Arthur, James A. Garfield, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson. Seven Presidents Park, a park near the beach, is named in honor of their visits.
The Church of the Presidents, where all seven worshiped, is the only structure left in Long Branch associated with them. President Garfield was brought to Long Branch in the hope that the fresh air and quiet might aid his recovery after being shot on July 2, 1881, an incident that left the assassin's bullet lodged in his spine, he died here on September 19, 1881 two months before his 50th birthday. The Garfield Tea House, constructed from railroad ties, laid to carry Garfield's train, is in Elberon; the famous Long Branch Saloon of the American Old West, located in Dodge City, was given its name by its first owner, William Harris, who had moved west from Long Branch, New Jersey, his hometown. A resort town with a few hotels and large estates and many farms in the early 20th century, Long Branch grew in population. Italian and Jewish immigrants settled in during this period. During the 1930s, the city used government policies to enforce racial segregation against Blacks at local beaches, assigning all black applicants for beach passes to a single, segregated beach.
By the 1950s, Long Branch like many other towns had developed new residential spots and housing to make room for the growing population. Many of the former farms of Long Branch were transformed into residential suburbs. Many of the estates and a few old historic resorts still remain. In the early 20th century, Long Branch lost much of its activity as a theater spot. In addition, the opening of the Garden State Parkway in the mid-1950s allowed shore visitors to access points further south, which added to Long Branch's decline; the civil unrest of the 1960s caused riots in neighboring Asbury Park, many fled the shore cities for the suburban towns west of the beach. Decades the older, more dilapidated parts of the resort town were condemned and redeveloped, in part by using eminent domain legislation. Long Branch still continues to be a popular resort area. Many people from New York City travel or settle into the area to escape the crowded city and enjoy Long Branch's beaches; the area attracts some tourists from the Philadelphia area as well.
On October 29, 2012, Long Branch was one of many shore communities that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Although Sandy's winds were powerful, Long Branch's position between Long Beach Island and Sea Bright gave Long Branch a much larger wall of security because it could not be engulfed by surrounding waters. Despite this mainland advantage, there were still several instances of flooding in Long Branch during the storm. Many residents went without electricity for as long as two weeks; the boardwalk was destroyed. Long Branch takes its name from south branch of the Shrewsbury River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 6.283 square miles, including 5.274 square miles of land and 1.009 square miles of water. The city borders the Monmouth County communities of Deal, Monmouth Beach, Ocean Township and West Long Branch. There are several distinct neighborhoods and areas in the City of Long Branch, each with its own character. Unincorporated communities and place names located or within the city include Branchport, East Long Branch, Hollywood, Kensington Park, North Long Branch, Pleasure Bay and West End.
Other areas include North End, Beachfront North and South and Uptown. As the city's redevelopment initiatives continue to expand, the lower Broadway area will become an Arts District. In years past, Long Branch was a major destination for beachgoers, along with Asbury Park, enjoyed an upscale connotation with tourists. Long Branch is home to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, named for the United States presidents who visited the fashionable resort town, including Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson and James Garfield. Long Branch's fame as the Nation's First Seaside Resort waned in the years following World War II; the defining moment marking the end of this era occurred on June 8, 1987 when the largest fire in the history of the city destroyed the landmark amusement pier and adjoining Haunted Mansion, "Kid's World" Amusement Park and other businesses. Broadway Center is a planned entertainment and commercial hub of Long Branch, as envisioned by the City Government and Thompson Design Group, w
New Jersey Department of Transportation
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is the agency responsible for transportation issues and policy in New Jersey, such as maintaining and operating the State's highway and public road system and developing transportation policy and assisting with rail and intermodal transportation issues. It is headed by the Commissioner of Transportation; the present Commissioner is Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti. The agency that became NJDOT began as the New Jersey State Highway Department circa 1920. NJDOT was established in 1966 as the first State transportation agency in the United States; the Transportation Act of 1966 established the NJDOT on December 12, 1966. In 1979, with the establishment of New Jersey Transit, NJDOT's rail division was folded into the new agency; until 2003, the NJDOT included the Division of Motor Vehicles, reorganized as the self-operating New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Since the late 1970s, NJDOT has been modifying many traffic circles in New Jersey. David J. Goldberg John C. Kohl Alan Sagner Russell Mullen Louis J. Gambaccini Anne P. Canby John P. Sheridan Jr. Roger A. Bodman Hazel Frank Gluck Robert Innocenzi Tom Downs Kathy Stanwick Dennis Keck Frank J. Wilson John J. Haley James Weinstein Jamie Fox Jack Lettiere Kris Kolluri Stephen Dilts James S. Simpson Joseph Bertoni Jamie Fox Richard T.
Hammer Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti NJDOT operates and maintains the State's public road system, including Interstate and Federal highways, with a total of 2,316.69 miles of NJDOT-owned and operated roads. Most major highways including Interstate, U. S. and NJ State routes within New Jersey are under NJDOT jurisdiction, except toll routes including the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway as well as the interstate toll bridges and tunnels. NJDOT develops interim and long-term plans and strategic policy on freight and shipping in and around the state; these intermodal policies cover trucking, rail and air freight. The Transportation Capital Program and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program allocate state and federal transportation funding, including projected projects and investment. Assistance to local communities and grants for transportation-related projects, such as transit villages; this is refer to technical planning, development and research for projects.
NJDOT's Bureau of Aeronautics has general oversight of public use airports and restricted use facilities, including airstrips and balloon ports, addresses aviation safety and provides licensing and registration on aviation facilities and aerial activities including advertising, aerial racing and sports. The NJDOT was responsible for funding and supporting passenger rail service within New Jersey and to and from nearby points from late 1960s onward, including procuring new modern equipment and rolling stock; the agency purchased EMD GP40Ps for the Central Railroad of New Jersey in 1968, the GE U34CH locomotives and Comet I cars for the Erie Lackawanna and Arrow I, II & III electric MU cars for the Penn Central in 1968-69, 1974 and 1977-78 respectively. During 1976 NJDOT took control of passenger rail routes operated by the Penn Central, Erie Lackawanna, CNJ and Reading Lines. In 1979 New Jersey Transit assumed responsibilities for passenger rail in New Jersey. NJDOT is a member of the Northeast Corridor Commission.
NJDOT has a Traffic Management Center called STMC located in New Jersey. STMC is the home to New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority; the STMC is manned 24/7 and is responsible for the coordination & logistics of statewide resources during major incidents within the State of New Jersey. U. S. Roads portal New Jersey portal New Jersey Department of Transportation, official website NJDOT Commissioner profile
New Jersey Route 13
Route 13 is a short state highway in the communities of Point Pleasant and Bay Head, New Jersey, both of which are in Ocean County. The route consists of the Lovelandtown Bridge, a distinct part of Bridge Avenue, maintained by the county as County Route 632; the route was unsigned until new mileposts were installed in 2017. Route 13 was designated in the 1953 New Jersey state highway renumbering as a re-designation of Route 13E from Hollywood Boulevard to Bay Avenue; the route was first assigned in 1938, when the state took over maintenance of the fifth segment of Ocean County Route 13 built in 1929, intending it to reach New Jersey Route 37 in Bay Head from Beaver Dam Road, a distance of 1.76 miles. The takeover did not reach that point, the bridge and its approaches count for 0.56 miles of the intended length. Route 13 received several reconstructions since 1929, including a replacement in 1971 and rehabilitation in 2005. Route 13 begins at an intersection where Ocean County Route 632 meets Hollywood Place in Point Pleasant.
There, the state-maintenance begins. The route heads eastward along Bridge Avenue, passing to the south of local businesses and to the north of local residences. There, Route 13 begins a curve to the northeast onto the Lovelandtown Bridge approach, crossing some dead-end local roads and a marina before reaching the Point Pleasant Canal and onto the lift bridge; the bridge soon re-enters land, where it parallels Elm Avenue for a short distance before turning away to the southeast. The route heads into downtown Bay Head, where it reaches an intersection with Bay Avenue, its eastern terminus. County Route 632 continues eastward to New Jersey Route 35; the bridge over the Point Pleasant Canal, the Lovelandtown Bridge, was constructed in 1929 for a continuous route above Bridge Avenue. The designation of Route 13 originated as an alignment of Ocean County Route 13-E, a highway maintained by the county. In 1938, the state legislated a takeover of the fifth segment of the county route, a portion of highway from New Jersey Route 37 at Bay Head to an intersection with Beaver Dam Road, including the Lovelandtown Bridge.
The route was to be 1.76 miles long, The designation came into effect on July 2, 1938. However, the extension was never produced. In the 1953 renumbering, the state dropped the suffix and renumbered the bridge and its approaches to Route 13. During a storm in 1962, the bridge built in 1929 was rebuilt; the bridge was replaced in 1971 with a 291.01 feet long steel lift bridge. The bridge has remained intact since. Structurally, Route 13 was a rehabilitation on the bridge and its approaches in October 2004; the bridge construction was completed by Carr & Duff Inc. which had received the project in June of that year. The Department of Transportation and Governor James E. McGreevey forwarded $2.4 million to the company for construction. The entire route is in Ocean County. U. S. Roads portal New Jersey portal Media related to New Jersey Route 13 at Wikimedia Commons Secret NJ 13 New Jersey Highway Ends: Route 13 Speed Limits for Route 13
Bay Head, New Jersey
Bay Head is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 968, reflecting a decline of 270 from the 1,238 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 12 from the 1,226 counted in the 1990 Census. Bay Head is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula known as Barnegat Bay Island, a long, narrow barrier island that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Together with Mantoloking, Bay Head is considered part of the Jersey Shore's "Gold Coast". Bay Head was incorporated as a Borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on June 15, 1886, from portions of Brick Township, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier; the community was supposed to have been named "Bayhead" after the Bayhead Land Company that developed the area in the 1870s. A railroad sign posted in the 1880s labeled the station as "Bay Head," and the name stuck when the borough was incorporated in 1886; the name comes from the town's location, at the "head" of Barnegat Bay.
The Bayhead Land Company was incorporated on September 6, 1879, capitalized at $12,000. The founding partners were David H. Mount of Rocky Hill, three Princeton men: Edward Howe, his brother Leavitt Howe and William Harris. Within several years, the resort had grown in population, with a seawall installed, roads built and graded. In 1882, Bay Head had 20 new cottages and a population of 75; the first post office was established in Bay Head in the summer of 1882. Julius Foster was first postmaster; the Bay Head Historic District, listed in the New Jersey and the National Registers of Historic places in 2005, includes over 550 contributing structures making it one of the largest historic districts in New Jersey. Bay Head's historic district is architecturally significant for its large collection of well-preserved Shingle Style, Stick Style, Queen Anne Style structures; the 1,260 metres stone rubble seawall built in 1882, buried by dunes and forgotten, played a role in reducing damage to the town by Hurricane Sandy.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.700 square miles, including 0.582 square miles of land and 0.118 square miles of water. Unincorporated communities and place names located or within the borough include Twilight Lake; the borough borders the Ocean County municipalities of Brick Township, Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach. 1981 - 2010 monthly climatic averages for Bay Head Beach, Ocean County, New Jersey. Dew Point / Humidity Chart As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 968 people, 459 households, 269.892 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,662.8 per square mile. There were 1,023 housing units at an average density of 1,757.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 98.55% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, 0.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population. There were 459 households out of which 15.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.2% were non-families.
37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, 22.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.78. In the borough, the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 12.9% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, 34.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57.2 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.3 males. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that median household income was $88,417 and the median family income was $134,583. Males had a median income of $75,833 versus $60,625 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $78,226. About 0.9% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,238 people, 584 households, 349 families residing in the borough.
The population density was 2,094.3 people per square mile. There were 1,053 housing units at an average density of 1,781.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 97.98% White, 0.16% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.48% from other races, 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. There were 584 households out of which 16.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.1% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.73. In the borough the population was spread out with 15.4% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $77,790, the median income for a family was $93,055
New Jersey Route 37
Route 37 is a state highway located in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The route runs 13.43 mi from Lakehurst at a traffic circle with Route 70 to an interchange with Route 35 in Seaside Heights. A two– to six–lane divided highway its entire length, Route 37 serves as the major east–west route through the Toms River area as well as a main route to the Barnegat Peninsula, crossing the Barnegat Bay on the Thomas A. Mathis and J. Stanley Tunney Bridges; the route through Toms River Township is lined with many businesses and named Little League World Champions Boulevard in honor of Toms River East Little League's victory in the 1998 Little League World Series. Route 37 intersects many major roads in the Toms River area, including County Route 527, the Garden State Parkway/U. S. Route 9, Route 166, CR 549, CR 571; the route experiences congestion from both development in the area and from traffic bound for the barrier islands in the summer. Route 37 was first legislated in 1927 in two sections: one running from Trenton to White Horse along the current U.
S. Route 206 alignment that replaced part of Pre-1927 Route 2 and the other running from Lakehurst to Point Pleasant that replaced part of Pre-1927 Route 18 between Lakehurst and Toms River. In 1953, Route 37 was legislated along its current alignment, with the designation dropped on the Trenton–White Horse segment to avoid the concurrency with U. S. Route 206 and the Seaside Heights–Point Pleasant section becoming a realignment of Route 35. Route 37 was proposed in the 1960s as a freeway running from White Horse to Seaside Heights; this freeway proposal was altered to create Interstate 195, running from Trenton to Wall Township. Route 37 begins at the Lakehurst Circle traffic circle with Route 70 in Lakehurst, heading east first as an undivided two-lane road becoming a four–lane divided highway. Soon after beginning, the route crosses into Manchester Township, it intersects Commonwealth Boulevard, which provides access to the Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park community, before crossing into Toms River Township.
Route 37 continues east with many intersections that feature jughandles and at the intersection with Industrial Way, the road widens to six lanes. Route 37 passes to the north of Holiday City - Silver Ridge Park, an age-restricted community which contributes to the large population of senior residents in the area; the route meets County Route 642 and County Route 527. After the intersection with County Route 527, the route crosses over the North Branch of the Toms River. Route 37 features a cloverleaf interchange with the Garden State Parkway/U. S. Route 9. Past the Garden State Parkway, the route crosses the former alignment of U. S. Route 9, Route 166. Past this intersection, Route 37 becomes a road lined with several businesses; the route intersects County Route 549 and County Route 38. County Route 627 intersects next and Route 37 runs along the border between Toms River to the north and Island Heights to the south. Route 37 meets the southern terminus of County Route 627 and enters Toms River Township again at the Gilford Avenue intersection.
Further east, the route intersects County Route 549 Spur/County Route 571. Route 37 crosses the Barnegat Bay on the Thomas A. Mathis and J. Stanley Tunney Bridges with the eastbound bridge featuring a drawbridge that allows ships to pass through while the westbound bridge is a higher-level span; the route continues onto Pelican Island in the Barnegat Bay, crossing into a small piece of Berkeley Township. Route 37 crosses over a part of the Barnegat Bay and heads onto the Barnegat Peninsula, where the route comes to its eastern terminus at an interchange with Route 35 on the border of Berkeley Township and Seaside Heights. At this interchange, access to Seaside Heights is provided by a ramp from northbound Route 35 a short distance past the ramp from eastbound Route 37, connecting to Sumner Avenue, while access from Seaside Heights to westbound Route 37 is provided by a direct ramp from Hamilton Avenue. Due to the area's vacationers, many of which come from New York and Northern New Jersey, Route 37 is congested with seasonal traffic in the summer on and around the Mathis and Tunney Bridges and at the Garden State Parkway interchange as heavy tourist traffic converges on the shore.
Additionally, the road sees congestion due to the area's rapid growth in commercial development. Prior to 1927, the route between present-day Route 70 in Lakehurst and present-day County Route 527 in Toms River was a part of Pre-1927 Route 18, legislated in 1923 to run from Camden to Toms River. In the 1927 New Jersey state highway renumbering, Route 37 was legislated to run from Route 27 and Route 30 in Trenton to Route 35 in Point Pleasant, passing through White Horse, Lakehurst, Toms River, Seaside Heights; the portion between Trenton and White Horse replaced part of Pre-1927 Route 2, while the portion between Lakehurst and Toms River replaced part of Pre-1927 Route 18. Following the 1927 renumbering, Route 37 existed in multiple separate sections: one running from the Trenton–Hamilton Township line to the White Horse Circle, the crossing of Gropp Lake in Hamilton Township, a 1⁄2-mile segment between Hamilton Township and Upper Freehold Township west of Allentown, a section of current CR 539 between Burlington Path Road in Upper Freehold and Hornerstown Road in Plumsted Township, one running from Route 40 in Lakehurst to Point Pleasant.
Ocean County, New Jersey
Ocean County is a county located along the Jersey Shore in the central portion of the U. S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Toms River. Since 1990, Ocean County has been one of New Jersey's fastest-growing counties; as of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 597,943, a 3.7% increase from the 576,567 enumerated in the 2010 United States Census, making Ocean the state's sixth-most populous county. The 2010 population figure represented an increase of 65,651 from the 2000 Census population of 510,916, as Ocean surpassed Union County to become the sixth-most populous county in the state. Ocean County was the fastest growing county in New Jersey between 2000 and 2010 in terms of increase in the number of residents and second-highest in percentage growth. Ocean County was established on February 15, 1850, from portions of Monmouth County, with the addition of Little Egg Harbor Township, annexed from Burlington County on March 30, 1891; the most populous place was Lakewood Township, with 92,843 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, while Jackson Township, covered 100.62 square miles, the largest total area of any municipality in the county.
Ocean County is located 50 miles east of Philadelphia, 70 miles south of New York City, 25 miles north of Atlantic City, making it a prime destination for residents of these cities during the summer. As with the entire Jersey Shore, summer traffic clogs local roadways throughout the season. Ocean County is part of the New York metropolitan area but is home to many tourist attractions visited by Delaware Valley residents the beachfront communities of Seaside Heights, Long Beach Island, Point Pleasant Beach, as well as Six Flags Great Adventure, the home of the world's tallest and second-fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka. Ocean County is a gateway to New Jersey's Pine Barrens, one of the largest protected pieces of land on the East Coast. Ocean County is part of Philadelphia's media markets. According to the United States Census Bureau, the county had as of the 2010 Census a total area of 915.40 square miles, making it the largest county in New Jersey in terms of total area, total 819.84 sq mi of which 628.78 square miles of land and 286.62 square miles of water.
Much of the county is coastal, with many beaches. The highest point is one of three unnamed hills; the lowest elevation in the county is sea level. It is home to many beaches on the Jersey Shore, such as Beach Haven, Ship Bottom, Surf City, Harvey Cedars and Barnegat Light. Monmouth County, New Jersey – north Atlantic County, New Jersey – south Burlington County, New Jersey – west Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge covers 47,000 acres of coastal habitat in Atlantic and Ocean counties. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Toms River have ranged from a low of 22 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −19 °F was recorded in January 1982 and a record high of 105 °F was recorded in July 1999. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 3.30 inches in February to 4.79 inches in March. Areas closer to the coast experience more mild winters and cooler summers due to the Atlantic Ocean's influence; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 576,567 people, 221,111 households, 149,249.925 families residing in the county.
The population density was 917 per square mile. There were 278,052 housing units at an average density of 442.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 90.98% White, 3.15% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.46% from other races, 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.29% of the population. There were 221,111 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, 16.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.16. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, 21% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.6 years. For every 100 females there were 92 males.
For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 88.3 males. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 510,916 people, 200,402 households, 137,876 families residing in the county; the population density was 803 people per square mile. There were 248,711 housing units at an average density of 151/km²; the racial makeup of the county was 93.05% White, 2.99% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, 1.29% from two or more races. 5.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Among those who listed their ancestry, 25.3% were of Italian, 23.6% Irish, 18.7% German, 8.8% Polish and 8.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 200,402 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.20% were non-f
Asbury Park Press
The Asbury Park Press is a daily newspaper in Monmouth and Ocean counties of New Jersey and has the third largest circulation in the state. Its investigative staff, led by editor Paul D'Ambrosio, has been awarded numerous national honors in journalism, including the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, two the Associated Press Managing Editors' Award for Public Service, the National Headliner Award for Public Service and two National Headliner Awards for Best Series; the Press' investigative team was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. The newspaper was the home to editorial cartoonist Steve Breen when he won the Pulitzer Prize in that category in 1998. Gannett purchased the paper in 1997. In 2004 the story "Profiting from Public Service" by Paul D'Ambrosio, Jason Method, James W. Prado Roberts, Alan Guenther, Jean Mikle and staff won the Farfel Prize for excellence in investigative reporting, the inauguration of this award, it won The National Headliner Award for public service, the SPJ/SDX National Award for public service in the large papers category, the APME Public Service Award for large papers.
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