Restored 1907 Fountain Ready for Installation

The painstakingly restored 1907 FitzGerald Fountain is about to be installed in Founders Park at the North End of Ocean Grove. A project that was two years in the planning was made possible by community organizations and townspeople who contributed over $100,000 to the restoration project. “The actual rebuilding of the cast iron fountain is […]

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Neptune Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Impersonation/Identity Theft

A suspended Neptune police sergeant has forfeited his post and future public employment after pleading guilty last week to impersonation/identify theft, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Matthew G. Webb, 38, a sergeant and 13-year veteran of the Neptune Police Department, pleaded guilty June 12 to one count of fourth-degree impersonation/identity theft before Monmouth […]

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Ocean Lacrosse Team Bids Farewell to Some Key Players

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER The Ocean Township High School girls lacrosse team finished with a 13-9 overall record. “We had a strong senior class that led the team with its dedication, hard work and togetherness,” said Heather Krueger, the Spartans’ fourth-year coach. “Our team was able to work together and create opportunities for each other. The […]

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Ocean Grove Chamber Welcomes New Director

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of new director Jessie Thompson, is inspecting the special events roster to see what can be added or updated for the year 2020 Thompson took over the director’s role in January and says this has been a “year of proficiency” for the […]

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Remembering a Music Fan

By DON STINE Music is alive and well in Asbury Park but, unfortunately, one of its biggest fans is not! Kerry F. Layton , 70, of Deal who was a regular fixture at the back bar of the Stone Pony for the last 40 years, died on June 7. A special memorial gathering in remembrance […]

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Open Footbridge Gates Says City Official

By DON STINE An Asbury Park City Councilwoman believes it’s wrong to have locked gates on two footbridges over Wesley Lake between Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, and it may be illegal. Asbury Park Councilwoman Eileen Chapman said earlier this week that the gates, which prevent public access from Asbury Park into Ocean Grove from […]

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Neptune Violent Crime Down

By DON STINE Neptune saw a 29 percent decrease in violent crimes and a 6.6 percent decrease in nonviolent crimes in 2018, with the police department receiving 37,773 calls for service, up from 37,248 in 2017. Police officials gave the 2018 annual police report at this week’s Township Committee workshop. “This is good and everything […]

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