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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bradley Beach Library Addition

  On Monday, July 25 at 9 am, the Bradley Beach Free Public Library will break ground on its long-awaited accessibility renovation. Donors, board members, Friends of the Library, architects, builders and neighbors will attend the event at the Library (511 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach). “We have been struggling for more than 12 years to bring the Library into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,” says Library Board Chair Jeanne Beaudette. “Once this addition is complete no one will be inconvenienced or turned away because it is difficult to get into and around our beautiful building.” “It took an…

Mayor Gives Ocean State of the Township Address

  By DON STINE Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano gave his first- and perhaps the first ever- state of the township address at last week’s Township Council meeting. “It’s to let residents know where we are and where we are going,” he said. The half-hour address focused on issues like better access to government, budget and finance, quality of life and economic development. Siciliano said his Coffee With The Mayor program, where residents can meet with the mayor on Monday or Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., has been a big success. “So far I have visited with hundreds of…

Loch Arbour Proposes Limiting Drones

  The use of drones and similar devices in Loch Arbour will be limited and controlled under an ordinance introduced at the Board of Commissioner’s July 6 meeting. The ordinance, which will have a public hearing on Aug. 3, regulates the use of drones or other unmanned aircraft within the boundaries of the village. Deputy Mayor Al Cheswick said the ordinance is being considered after a resident suggested several months ago that the village be pro-active on the issue. “As far as I know we have not had problems or complaints with drones but we are trying to address any…

In Neptune City: Residents Invited to Coffee with a Cop

  On July 28, officers from the Neptune City Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend this Coffee with a Cop event. It begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. at the Neptune City Police Department Community Relations Unit, which is located in the Brighton Arms III complex, Apartment No. 301A. For questions and more information contact Lt. Matthew Quagliato at 732-775-1298 Ex. 38 or MQuagliato@neptunecitypolice.org. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community…

British Invasion Concert Will Benefit Mary’s Place

  By DON STINE The British are coming, the British are coming!. Well, at least their music is – to benefit Mary’s Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove. On Sat., July 30, Glen Burtnik and friends will be performing the best of the music from the 1960s British Invasion era at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Music from legendary bands such as The Kinks, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, Joe Cocker, Led Zeppelin, Mary Hopkin and others will be performed. Burtnik said the music in the British Invasion show is the music he knows…

Shark River Dredging Halted

  By DON STINE A state-funded project to dredge 106,000 cubic yards of sediment from the navigational channels in the Shark River has been suspended indefinitely due to a lack of funding in the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund. “(Halting the project) is an outrageous solution to a serious problem. Trenton needs to act now,” Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said in a prepared statement July 12. The project, which would dredge sediment from the river’s western section, was expected to resume this month but now a cloud hangs over the entire project. “The project has been halted…

Business Booming Over Fourth of July Weekend

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI By all accounts the 2016 Fourth of July weekend at the Jersey shore was a great one, beginning with wonderful weather, large crowds and businesses and beaches thriving. In Asbury Park Beach Safety Supervisor Joe Bongiovanni could hardly contain his enthusiasm. “It was great, we were mobbed every day,” he said. Bongiovanni said all three days of the weekend were great as far as daily badges go, but Sunday, even though the weather was not optimum, was the best day of the three. Bongiovanni did not have exact figures compared to last year, but said…

Tinton Falls Scouts Will Help Flood Victims

  A call has gone out to residents of Tinton Falls to help Boy Scout Troop 124 help those devastated by flooding in Virginia. The troop is leaving for Virginia on July 9 for the High Adventure expedition. The boys will be camping near the area that was recently devastated by the torrential rains which caused historic flooding to the area. The troop is collecting small items that have the biggest impact on daily life such as: tooth brushes, tooth paste, combs, bars of soap and other common items used on a daily basis. Anyone wishing to donate may contact…

Synagogue Welcomes New Rabbi

  Congregation Agudath Achim of Bradley Beach welcomes Rabbi Maury Kelman to the community. Rabbi Kelman received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary,in NYC, NY. He has served as a rabbi in congregations in New York and Jerusalem and has run educational programs in numerous cities in Europe and North America. He is the founder and chairman of Kedma, a Jewish student organization. Rabbi Kelman also directs Route 613, an Orthodox conversion program. Professionally, he received a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and he’s worked as a corporate attorney. Rabbi Kelman is married…

Senior Club Seeks Members

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Bradley Beach Senior Club is looking for new members. Being a Bradley Beach resident is not a requirement for membership. The group recently met for lunch at the Black Trumpet in Spring Lake to enjoy each other’s company and discuss ways to recruit new members. Leader of the group, Rebecca Wasson, read the mission statement to the club staying, “Our goal is to meet with friends as often as possible. It has been scientifically proven that group friendship strengthen the immune system which leads to longer lives. “We want to provide the most enjoyment…

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