Neptune Author Included in Anthology

Gary S. Crawford of Neptune has been named as one of 116 emerging writers and authors worldwide to be included in the “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2020,” due for release this summer. Crawford is a historical non-fiction, horror-fantasy, and short story author whose works have appeared in over 20 anthologies, magazine articles, and five […]

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Volunteer Beautification Group Seeks Donations

It was a successful planting season for the Ocean Grove Beautification project group despite the painful circumstances of Covid-19. The all-volunteer group was able to plant the 90 boardwalk urns, five historic urns and 17 public gardens with its dedicated volunteers. Some new, hard-working volunteers, also joined the group. In a release the group said […]

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Allenhurst Police Arrest 2 on Drug Charges

Allenhurst police arrested two in connection with drug possession charges June 17. Police said at approximately 9:48 p.m. Police Officer Scott Rapolla was parked along Ocean Avenue monitoring traffic. The officer observed a 4-door blue Kia drive past him, southbound on Ocean Avenue, and the driver exhibited suspicious actions. The officer then observed the vehicle […]

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Springsteen Archives Launches Soundstage with Former E Street Band Member David Sancious

The first episode of Soundstage, hosted by music historian Bob Santelli, will feature former E Street Band keyboards player David Sancious, and will go live on Thurs.,July 2 at 10 a.m. Eileen Chapman, director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University, said Soundstage is a new monthly on-line series […]

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Letter to the Editor – Debates

Editor, COASTER: We’ve had 7 Democratic Congressional debates….. I’d like to respond to Mr. Barry’s Letter – “We Need a Debate”, in your June 11 edition.  There have in fact been several Democratic forums/ debates dating back to December of last year for the NJ CD-04 seat.  The debates I saw were very well attended […]

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Neptune City Playgrounds to Reopen

By PETE WALTON Playgrounds in Neptune City are scheduled to reopen on Wed., July 1. Mayor Andrew Wardell said insurance issues related to the playgrounds have been resolved, allowing the reopening to take place. The mayor said most borough restaurants were not able to offer outdoor dining when it was permitted due to space limitations. […]

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VFW Members Prepare for Their New Post

The VFW Harold Daley Post No.1333 has been an iconic building overlooking Wesley Lake in Asbury Park for more than 100 years. It has a long storied history as an armory and place where soldiers were inducted into the army. For the last several decades it has been a VFW post where members held meetings, […]

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Business Spotlight – Serpico’s

By ED SALVAS Chris Tilton, owner of Serpico’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Allenhurst, considers himself lucky. His restaurant is geared to take-out which helped him during the three-month shutdown by the coronavirus. “We did alright with take-out and delivery,” Tilton said, “We are lucky we aren’t a dine-in restaurant. We are geared to take-out. Dining […]

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