3 Armed Police in Two Ocean Schools by October

By DON STINE Three specially-trained, armed police officers will be in place at the High School and Intermediate schools in Ocean Township beginning this fall, with a long-range plan to eventually deploy six officers to the township’s five public schools. On June 19 the Board of Education approved hiring the Special Class III officers to improve security […]

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New Neptune City Councilwoman Sworn In

By PETE WALTON Newly appointed Neptune City Borough Councilwoman Danielle Pappas-Long will face Board of Education member Michelle Lewis for election to a one-year expired term on the council. Pappas-Long was sworn in to the council at its regular meeting earlier this week. She was appointed Aug. 6 to the seat vacated by Alexander J. […]

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Ocean Affordable Housing Fund Gets Boost

By DON STINE Ocean Township’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund will get a real financial shot in the arm now that a 75-unit residential development in the western section of the township is starting to be built and occupied. The Enclave, a Toll Brothers development off West Park Avenue, has 75 single-family homes for seniors and, […]

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Donations Sought for Liberty Park Garden Expansion

The Midtown Urban Renaissance Corporation and First Pentecostal Church, the co-sponsors of Liberty Park Community Garden in Neptune are seeking donations for the garden expansion on Monroe Avenue.   . The garden was created more than seven years ago through the support of Neptune Township’s administration, Rutgers Master Gardeners and interested volunteers. Its purpose is to […]

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Lifeguards Compete in Deal Invitational

Area lifeguards honed their skills at the fourth annual Deal Invitational Life Guard tournament, held July 31 at the Deal Beach, in the Conover Pavilion and Deal Casino bathing facilities. Women and men lifeguards from Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, Loch Arbour Village, Deal and Ocean Beach Club, Elberon competed in several events to […]

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Reeve Foundation Donates Adaptive Beach Chairs

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is hosting an event to celebrate its accessibility initiative partnership with Asbury Park. The event is scheduled for Thur., Aug. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten, 527 Lake Ave. The Reeve Foundation was started by actor Christopher […]

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City Citizens Patrol Seeks Members

  The Asbury Park Citizens on Patrol will begin a 10-week training program beginning September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the following nine subsequent Thursdays. For all persons interested, there will be an open house August 23 from 6 to 8 p.m  in City Council Chambers. Members of the public are invited to […]

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