Articles by Steve Lubetkin

Eatontown, NJ, Lions Club Begins Sixth Year of Vision Screening for Elementary Students in Eatontown and Ocean Township

Listen to an audio interview with The Eatontown Lions Club eye squad leader Carl Lillvik. The club will begin its sixth year of free vision screening on September 14, 2023, partnering with the Eatontown and Ocean Township School Districts.

AI-Generated School Board News Story Gets a Scoop But Raises Questions

It was an artificial intelligence engine that first made the connection between Remarks about racism by Pascack Valley High School valedictorian Kareena Shah and a discussion at the Pascack Valley Regional School District board of education meeting where the conversation was about regulating student speech content, not about addressing the allegations of racism she made.

ECommerce Alcohol Sales Set to Surge: SBN Interview with Chris Vaughn, CEO of

With the shift towards online shopping post-pandemic, there has been a massive surge in consumers making alcohol purchases through ecommerce channels. U.S. alcohol off-premises retail ecommerce sales are expected to reach $6.85 billion this year. SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin speaks with Chris Vaughn, CEO and founder of, an online portal for liquor sales.

SBN produces concluding segment of three-part NJ Spotlight News roundtable series on mental health issues

SBN produced the livestream broadcast of NJ Spotlight News’s third virtual roundtable discussion of mental health issues in New Jersey on June 13, a panel that focused on detection of mental health challenges as we age, effects of isolation/loneliness and benefits of social interaction, technology/telehealth/artificial intelligence (AI) role toward maintaining mental health.