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Monmouth Regional Offensive Tackle Prepares for College

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Tyler Gallagher has Friday, June 30 circled on his calendar. It’s when the Monmouth Regional High School senior will play in the final high school game of his career–the 39th annual U.S. Army All-Shore Gridiron Classic at Central Regional at 7 p.m. Gallagher figures to be in the lineup at offensive tackle for the Monmouth County All-Stars, who will oppose the Ocean County All-Stars. “It feels great to be selected,” the 6-foot-3, 265-pounder said. “It feels really good knowing people are proud of how I played. It’s special to represent my school. It shows our school is…

Asbury Park City Council Fills Vacant Seat

  By ELLEN CARROLL The Asbury Park City Council appointed Eileen Chapman to the council seat vacated by Joe Woerner who left due to illness in his family. Chapman was one of 12 city residents who applied for the seat. The term expires at the end of the year and will be up for grabs in November. Chapman is a longtime city resident and volunteer. She is a trustee of the Asbury Park Historical Society and a frequent volunteer with the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce. She is assistant director of the Center for the Arts at Monmouth University in…

In Ocean: Hearings Continue on Plan for 75 New Homes

  By DON STINE Testimony continued May 23 at the Ocean Township Planning Board meeting on a proposal to build 75 single-family housing units on an 80-acre tract at the intersection of Green Grove Road and West Park Avenue. Toll Brothers, based in Horsham, Pa, is seeking approval to build the 75 upscale, age-restricted homes on the site, which is the former Apple Farm property on the south side of W. Park Ave., west of Route 18 and diagonally across from the township’s Intermediate School. The application is for preliminary and final major subdivisions and site plan approval with variances.…

Lake Repairs Discussed in Bradley Beach

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Bradley Beach Borough Council hosted a workshop meeting to discuss Sylvan Lake and proposed ordinances with the public. The council heard suggestions from Borough Engineer Gerald Freda regarding the caved in area that is in need of repair. Freda gave four options to address the 300-foot section. The first option would be to fill in the area with an extension of concrete that would be done at an estimated cost of $1.2-1.3 million. The second option would be to build a bulkhead made of composite material for $750,000. The third option would be to establish…

Ocean Names Parade Grand Marshall

  Longtime Ocean Township resident John Huss, whol initiated the “Ocean Township Loves Our Cops” project, has been chosen as the grand marshall of the township’s Memorial Day Parade. The parade steps off at 12:30 p.m. Mon., May 30 at town hall following an 11 a.m. ceremony. Huss has dedicated himself to community service for the last 50 years and recently initiated the “Ocean Township Loves Our Cops” project. He purchased hundreds of stickers with the slogan on them for distribution to residents. He said the project allows residents to show support and respect for the township police officers. Riding…

Around City Hall…

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI At this week’s workshop meeting Asbury Park Mayor John Moor once again asked that the signs in city parks stating no picnics allowed be removed. When City Manager Michael Capabianco said staff were “working on it” the mayor said simply, “how bout some tape.” “Ok, we’ll tape the no fun signs,” Capabianco said. * * * * Also at the workshop meeting Capabianco said he is making changes to the Permits for Special Events ordinance, changing the special events review board to an internal committee. “It’s a public body now,” he said. Making it a…

2 Bridges Over Deal Lake to Open May 27

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Two bridges that have been closed for a year causing traffic to be redirected coming into and out of Asbury Park’s north end will be officially opened Fri., May 27. The dedication of the Main Street Bridge will be at 8 a.m. with the dedication of the Sunset Avenue Bridge following at 8:30 a.m. Both bridges run across Deal Lake. Mayor John Moor and council members will hold ribbon cuttings ceremonies at both locations. Also at Monday’s workshop council agreed they will reject the Request for Proposal for a parking consultant at Wednesday’s meeting and…

Forum on Voting Scheduled in Neptune

  A forum on voting and why your vote matters is scheduled for May 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the William Small Community Center (the new Neptune Senior Apartments) on Wells Avenue, Neptune. Beverly J. Holland, senior election clerk, Monmouth County Board of Elections is the guest presenter. Agenda items include voter registration, voting by mail, poll worker opportunities and primary and general election information. New and unregistered voters are encouraged to attend. All voters are welcome. The event is free and refreshments will be served. It is sponsored by the Midtown Urban Renaissance Corporation. For more information…

Deal Lake bridges to open next week

  By DON STINE Two major bridge replacement projects – one between Asbury Park and the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township and one on Main Street between Interlaken and Loch Arbour – should be completed next week and the roads open to traffic. Freeholder Thomas Arnone, liaison to the county Department of Public Works and Engineering, said this week that the bridges, both crossing Deal Lake, are expected to be open by May 23. The eastern end of Grasmere Avenue in Interlaken, which was also closed to through traffic beginning May 2 for milling and repaving on the roadway adjacent…

Ocean Plans New Bandshell

  By DON STINE Efforts to build the first permanent bandshell in Joe Palaia Park in Ocean Township are well underway and the new facility may be up and running by the fall. And while the band shell project is moving forward this year, Siciliano said the idea is not original to this Township Council. “It was first put forward by previous mayors and councils about 15 to 20 years ago but it never grew legs. Every now and then it would come back up for discussion but I put this on our list of things to do if we…

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