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$650,000 Upgrade for Ocean Pool

  By DON STINE Ocean Township’s community pool facility, off West Park Avenue, will see a unique upgrade in the near future. Recreation Director Kathy Reiser said at the last Township Council meeting that the township is applying for $250,000, the maximum amount allowed, from the Monmouth County Open Space program, to create a water activity pool at the facility. “We are making this move to bring our facility up to the next level. Built in the 19870s, the pool facility has served us well but the wading pool can be improved to accommodate younger children and people of all…

Residents Invited to Study Abroad

  Community members ages 18 and up are invited to broaden their horizons this year with a short-term study abroad course offered by Brookdale Community College. The six-week courses, offered between May and August 2017, blend traditional classroom learning with one- to two-week guided excursions across the globe. This year students are invited to swim, snorkel and study environmental science in Bermuda; explore local attractions and tour the Tuscan countryside while studying art or public speaking in Italy; or immerse themselves in “the city of light” while studying creative writing or world literature in Paris. Students who complete a study…

Behind the Badge

  By JOSEPH PANGARO On Saturday a bomb exploded along the route of a charity 5K run for Marines and Sailors. Later that night another bomb, a “pressure cooker” bomb as they are called because they are made with pressure cookers normally used for cooking dinner, exploded in New York City and a third unexploded pressure cooker bomb was located in a trash can a few blocks away. And then on Sunday night a back pack with 5 pipe bombs was located on a train platform in Elizabeth. All of these devices were designed to maim and kill innocent people;…

Ocean Township Care Facility Hosting for Mary’s Place

  By DON STINE Onora, a family-owned business in Ocean Township, provides nursing support and care for people with early stages of memory loss in an intimate home setting for its senior residents. “We are driven by our personal experiences and embrace the practice of heart-centered care. Onora team members understand the importance of integrating life enrichment care to give your loved one a truly individualized experience,” Director of Community Outreach Tara Cadet said. “Our innovative residential, daycare, and respite enrichment programs focus on each resident’s needs to optimize brain function, foster confidence and increase happiness. Caring for our residents…

In Ocean: Police Seek Volunteers

  The Ocean Township Police Department is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on our Domestic Violence Response Team. In affiliation with 180 Turning Lives Around (180), and with the assistance of the response team volunteers, the police department continues to make available this service to victims of domestic violence during the initial stages of a highly emotional and traumatic experience. 180 will be conducting an intensive 40-hour mandatory training course for Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) volunteers October 4-27, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Wall Township Police Headquarters, 2700 Allaire Road. The volunteer advocates with 180’s DVRT Program are…

City Council Candidate Withdraws From Race

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Sept. 15 is the last day Asbury Park canidates have to withdraw from the City Council race before the ballots are printed. At press time newcomer Dougls McQueen said he was withdrawing from the race. The three members of the Asbury Together team have the top ballot position for the November 8 election. The team includes incumbent council women Yvonne Clayton and Eileen Chapman and incumbent Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn. The Citizens for Asbury ticket is second on the ballot and includes Daniel Harris, Stephen Williams and Kenneth E. Saunders, Jr. Newcomer Ketsia Beaubrun is…

Body Found in Ocean Grove Dunes

  By DON STINE Neptune police and EMTs responded to a report of a dead body found in the sand dunes on the Ocean Grove beach Wed., Sept. 14 at approximately 10 a.m. Police Capt. Michael McGhee did confirm that a call came in to police at 10:18 a.m. and that dead body was found in the dunes at the beach. He said that police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the incident. Unconfirmed sources said the body was a male and was found in a decomposed condition near Atlantic Avenue. Information from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office…

Parking Committee Meets, But No Recommendations Yet

  By DON STINE The special ad hoc Ocean Grove parking committee gave its first official report to the Neptune Township Committee on Monday but presented no concrete proposals yet to alleviate the historic district’s chronic summertime parking problem. Richard Williams, vice president of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association and a parking committee member, said the committee met twice and that the meetings “were very, very constructive.” “We looked at all aspects of the parking problem. We met and talked and talked and talked but have no official recommendations at this time,” he said. Township Committeeman Nick Williams, a liaison…

Ocean to Create Zone for Residential Religious Facilities

  By DON STINE Ocean Township is proposing a land use ordinance that will allow religious and other parochial education facilities that house students be placed in the township’s industrial/office park area at the western end of Sunset Avenue without the need for a use variance. “It will not zone these uses out but allows us to be better prepared in the future. I think it is a step in the right direction to help keep our residential neighborhoods strictly residential,” Mayor Christopher Siciliano said earlier this week. The ordinance was introduced at the last Township Council meeting and a…

Pulitzer Prize Author at House of Independents

  The Surfrider Foundation, Jersey Shore Chapter, the House of Independents, Glide Surf Co. and Penguin Press present An Evening With Bill Finnegan, at the House of Independents in Asbury Park Thurs., Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a reading and live interview. The event is free and doors open at 6 p.m. William Finnegan, the author of several books and staff writer for the New Yorker, released “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” published by Penguin Books in 2015 to critical acclaim. The book won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 and is now out in paperback which brings…

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