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Camp Meeting Would Consider Lawsuit Over Permit Parking

  By DON STINE The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association said it is willing to go to court to stop the township from issuing residential parking permits in the historic district, saying such permits would create problems with far-reaching implications. “The Camp Meeting Association’s Board of Trustees will be reserving the option to pursue legal remedies, if necessary, to protect its property rights and those of its constituents,” said John DiGiamberardino, a resident and executive director of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, at Monday’s Neptune Township Committee meeting. Some Ocean Grove residents have been pushing the governing body to put a…

2 Neptune Officials Named to Police Committee

  By DON STINE A new three-member Police Committee will oversee the Neptune police department under an ordinance revised by the Township Committee this week. Deputy Mayor Nicholas Williams and current Police Commissioner Kevin McMillan will be the two members at-large from the governing body. The appointment of the third member is still to be announced but township officials said they hope to fill that position “soon.” McMillan was the only committee member who voted against the police committee. The ordinance was revised to better define who an “eligible person” is on the new committee. The third member may be…

Asbury Park Adds More Paid Parking to City Streets

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Striping of parking spots on Summerfield Avenue east of Main Street will begin this week, according to City Transportation Manger Michael Manzella. The new meters are also scheduled to be installed and activated beginning Aug. 17. However, Manzella, said residents and employees with Zone 4, Central Business District parking permits will be allowed to park on Summerfield Avenue, without paying the meters. “We will have a short grace period in terms of tickets being issued so that local folks can get accustomed to the change, “ Manzella said.“The solution is more parking, not more money.” Manzella…

The Question is…

  The Coaster asks…”What are your thoughts on the Opioid crisis?”  

Alphabets Preschool Recognized as Certified Schoolyard Habitat

  National Wildlife Federation, America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, has recognized that Alphabets Preschool Center in Asbury Park has successfully created a Certified Schoolyard Habitat through its Garden for Wildlife program. Alphabets Preschool has joined with over 5,000 schools nationwide that have transformed their schoolyards into thriving wildlife habitats that provides essential elements needed by all wildlife — natural food sources, clean water, cover and places to raise young. The habitat also serves as an outdoor education site where students can engage in cross-curricular learning in a hands-on way. “At Alphabets we are excited to be able to…

Shark River Hills Residents Will Rally for the River

  The Shark River Cleanup Coalition, along with some residents of Shark River Hills in Neptune, will hold a Rally for the River regarding the South Riverside Drive Flood Remediation Project Sun., Aug. 13. The rally will start with a march that starts at the bottom of Snake Hill. Marchers will gather at the bottom of Snake Hill at 11:30 a.m. The  march will proceed to Volunteer Park, where speakers and marchers will call for Neptune to delay any vote on a bond ordinance to finance this project until other entities/agencies have reviewed the need for this proposed project and its impact on…

Court Allows Village Students to Leave Ocean Schools

  By DON STINE It looks like most Loch Arbour students will not be attending  Ocean Township schools next month following a Superior Court decision this week. The Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, dismissed an Ocean Township lawsuit against Loch Arbour over leaving the township’s school district and creating its own school board. By withdrawing from the Ocean Township school district property owners in Loch Arbour will see substantial tax savings. “Loch Arbour is out of Ocean Township,” Mayor Paul Fernicola said this week after receiving the court’s decision. “Hopefully, the Ocean Township Board of Education and Council…

Bradley Beach Mourns Another Loss of Longtime Official

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI George Moffett, who spent over 40 years working for the borough of Bradley Beach, died last week. Moffett never married and had no children. His only brother is deceased, but other family members are holding a viewing and memorial service for him at the West Grove Methodist Church on Walnut Street in Neptune at 9 a.m. Mon., Aug. 21. After the service there will be a military service at Memorial Park on Route 33 in Tinton Falls for Moffett who was a United States Marine. Attendees will be invited back to the church for a repast, said…

In Asbury Park: Charter School OK to Open

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A new charter school is set to open in September in Asbury Park but will house all students in one approved location instead of two. At the Aug. 8 Board of Adjustment meeting the board decided to carry the application for use of The First Baptist Church on Third Avenue until Sept. 12. The applicant is College Achieve Charter School. This leaves the school with only one facility, at 700 Grand Ave., for the opening of school next month. According to Director Michael Piscal the number of students beginning school in grades Kindergarten, first, fifth and…

The Question is….

  The Coaster asks, “Are you concerned about North Korea?”