Loch Arbour Voters Go to Polls April 4

  By DON STINE A state Appellate Court has ruled the April 4 election allowing Loch Arbour residents to vote on whether they want to leave the Ocean Township school district can take place as scheduled. The state Superior Court, Appellate Division rejected an Ocean Township motion to obtain an injunction to prevent the ballot […]

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Carousel Award Winners Named

  Spring is in the air and it is once again time for the celebration of the year in Asbury Park. The 2017 AP Chamber Carousel Awards Gala, themed “Havana Nights”, brings a Latin flare to this annual event scheduled for May 5. Asbury Park Chamber President, Nikki Ouellette, said of the awards that, “this […]

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City School Board Candidates Drops Out

  There will be six candidates, including three incumbents, vying for the three seats in the upcoming Asbury Park Board of Education election April 25. Christian Hall, a former board member who lost his seat in the last election, has withdrawn from the race but he did not do so before the deadline and his […]

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Former Ocean Mayor Dead at 68

  By DON STINE Former Ocean Township Mayor Terrance Weldon, who was a central figure in the Operation Bid Rig scandal in 2002, died early March 23 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune after dealing with a prolonged illness. He was 68. Weldon, a lifelong township resident, admitted to taking bribes from developers […]

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Sunset Lake is Focus of Meeting

  The Asbury Park Sunset Lake Commission is planning a discussion forum with the community to share information about the future of Sunset Lake. The gathering will be Sun., March 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Tides, 408 7th Ave., Asbury Park. It will be an opportunity for residents and visitors to […]

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Trinity Church Features Free Art Exhibition of Stations of the Cross

  Trinity Episcopal Church, the oldest parish in Asbury Park, is celebrating this Lenten season with the first annual visual artists’ exhibition of 14 Stations of the Cross. These dynamic works of art were created by New Jersey artists with varied backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences, including accomplished and award-winning artists such as painters Christina Sanes […]

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$200,000 Grant for Ocean Pool Upgrade

  By DON STINE Ocean Township’s community pool facility, off West Park Avenue, will see a unique upgrade in the near future under a $200,000 matching grant from the Monmouth County Open Space program. Under the project, the 25-foot-square kiddie wading pool will be replaced by a 40- by 70-foot pool with a depth of […]

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Lutheran Church Welcomes New Pastor

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Tinton Falls introduced its new pastor during an installation ceremony Sun., March 12. The pulpit at the church has been vacant since Aug. 2014 when the then pastor of 30 years retired and interim pastors have filled in. Pastor Jace Detrie recently arrived from […]

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Pit Bull Attacks in Neptune City

  By DON STINE A 22-year-old Neptune City man is being called a hero after he was able to grab and subdue an enraged pit bull March 21 that has already bitten four people, including the man’s aunt. Carl Ganchier was inside his Brighton Arms apartment around 7 a.m. when he heard his 42-year-old aunt, […]

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