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Associated Humane Societies to Revamp Volunteer Program

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The volunteer program at the Associated Humane Societies in Tinton Falls, after being abruptly shut down April 10, will be revamped and reinistituted by the end of this week according to Scott Crawford, assistant director of AHS of New Jersey. Crawford said the shutown was directed after there were everal incidents regarding animals and people being hurt. Crawford, who also directs the organization’s two other facilities in Newark and the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey, said the other two facilities do not have the same number of accidents as in Tinton Falls. “The accidents happened…

In Neptune City: Longtime Resident Remembered; New Business Welcomed

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Neptune City Borough Council began its meeting this week with a moment of silence for the Tango family, remembering Vito L. Tango who died April 2. Tango retired from the Neptune City Zoning Board four years ago. Mayor Robert Brown and Councilman Joseph Zajack both shared their memories while serving with him in office. “Our gems here in Neptune City, living right under our nose and we don’t even know it,” said Mayor Brown who shared Tango’s achievements while serving in the Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1946. “We’ve lost a great guy.” “I…

Slight Increase in Allenhurst Budget

  Allenhurst property owners will see a half-cent increase in their municipal tax rate under the 2015 budget introduced at this week’s Borough Council meeting. The budget, which increases the tax rate to 51 cents for every $100 of assessed valuation, will have a public hearing on May 12. The total $4,893,776 budget, which has a $2,311,136 tax levy, or the amount to be raised through taxation, is up slightly from last year’s total $4,665,483, budget, which had a $2,289,368 tax levy. Borough Clerk Lori L. Osborne said the half-a-cent increase is due to usual increases in expenses, such as…

Write a Poem, Win a Prize; Neptune library sponsoring contest

  By DENISE HERSCHEL The month of April has been designated as National Poetry Month and as part of the celebration Neptune Library is sponsoring a poetry contest for township residents in grades six through twelve. The theme of this year’s contest, “Libraries Are a Place of Unlimited Possibilities,” is in conjunction with National Library Week, April 12 – April 18. “We have held a poetry contest in the past with success. We want students to be creative with their poems and to incorporate this year’s library theme into their poems. Libraries are a place where knowledge is gained,” said…

Interlaken GOP Primary Race

  By DON STINE There is a primary race in Interlaken for the mayor’s seat as well as two Borough Council seats. Two mayoral candidates and three Borough Council candidates are seeking the local Republican Party nod in the upcoming June 2 primary to run on the GOP line in the Nov. 3 general election. Mayor Michael Nohilly is being challenged in the primary by Councilman Keith Miller, who ran in a GOP primary four years ago as a mayoral write-in candidate. Mayoral terms in Interlaken are four years and the mayor only votes if there is a tie among…

In Bradley Beach: Buy a Homemade Bowl and Help Raise Funds for Food Pantry

  Members of the public can buy unique ceramic bowls hand made by school children, staff, parents, and friends of Bradley Beach Elementary School and receive a bowl of ice cream donated by Beach Plum Ice Cream Parlor at an event to raise money to fight hunger. The “Empty Bowls Ice Cream Social” will be held on Sat., May 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bradley Food Pantry, 605 4th Ave., Bradley Beach. The event, part of an international grassroots movement to end hunger, was organized by art teacher Jennifer DiZefalo, of Neptune, to raise money for the…

Friends of Deal Lake Will Host Ocean Candidates Forum

  As part of the Save Deal Lake 2015 campaign, The Friends of Deal Lake said it will host an Ocean Township Council Candidate Forum Sat., May 2. The forum will give residents an opportunity to meet and hear directly from the future elected leaders of Ocean Township about the health of Deal Lake and the plans to protect and improve the lake. The forum is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Interlaken Municipal Building, 100 Grassmere Ave., Interlaken. The group believes the forum is important because Deal Lake, which is open to the public and owned by the state…

MADE IN ASBURY PARK

  While many daily newspapers around the country have eliminated their entire graphic design and page layout departments and outsourced the work and jobs to central locations around the country or even the world, THE COASTER is proud to be 100% MADE IN ASBURY PARK. Our team works quickly under breaking news deadlines – from town meetings that stretch into the night to developing stories – to bring you the pages, stories, pictures and advertisements from small, local businesses that make up the newspaper each week. And while we’re proud of our digital presence on the web and on social…

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