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Bradley Beach Police Promotions

  Bradley Beach Police Chief Len Guida announced the following police promotions effective May 26. 1: Lt. Charles Zulla-Captain 2. Sgt. Theodore Bianchi-Lieutenant 3. Sgt. Edward Scott- Lieutenant

FBI Make Dog Fighting Arrest

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Asbury Park police were asked to serve as backup when the Federal Bureau of Investigations conducted an investigation into dog fighting in the city Wednesday morning. Michael Casey, Public Information Officer, said city one resident was arrested. He had no further information about the arrest but said the FBI would most likely be issuing a report. In another incident Casey said a Howell man, 23, who was known to police, was given the antidote drug Narcan after overdosing on a narcotic in one of the Convention Hall bathrooms. Police responded to the call Fri., May…

Area Runners Fund Van for Disabled Vets

  A group of runners and walkers raised over $30,000 at the Spring Lake Five event for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van for the Disabled American Veterans of Asbury Park and Neptune. Called Team Freedom, the group was started in 1997 by five West Point graduates, including James MacInerny of Spring Lake. The group participates every year in the Spring Lake Five, always held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Over the past 20 years Team Freedom has grown to almost 300 members and raised over $130,000, donating to veteran’s causes such as American Widow Project, Salute American…

Skatepark, Stores Planned at Asbury Park’s Carousel Building

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Carousel building in Asbury Park may soon return to one of its former uses: a skatepark and the bandshell on top of the Fifth Avenue Pavilion on the boardwalk could be home to two new restaurants. Madison Marquette, which owns the Carousel building, wants to install a skate bowl inside the building for the summer months. The redeveloper is also planning to rebuild the bandshell, which it owns and which has not been used in many years, and install a new restaurant there as well as one on the ground floor. Anselm Fusco, Senior…

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…

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