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Neptune City to Host Community Oriented Fun day August 4

  By PETE WALTON The first Neptune City Community Fun Day will be held on Sat., Aug. 4 in Memorial Park. Festivities begin on the day formerly known as Neptune City Day with a 5k race at 8 a.m. and end as usual with a fireworks display. Borough Clerk Tammy Brown explained that the name change was intended to give a fresh start to the event after its 25th year. “We want to make it more community oriented and less commercial,” Brown said. While there will not be vendors, most of the same activities remain, she said. Tickets for an all-you-can-eat barbecue from 3 to…

In Bradley Beach: Plan to Curtail Use of Plastic Bags

  By PETE WALTON Bradley Beach officials will vote next week on a plan to curtail the use of plastic bags by businesses in the borough as an environmental move. The Borough Council will vote July 24 on an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of most types of plastic bags. “Effective Oct. 1, no operator of any store shall provide any single-use plastic carryout bag to any customer for the purpose of enabling a customer to transport products or goods out of the store,” the ordinance says. Businesses will be allowed to charge no more than 5 cents for a single-use paper bag and…

Clancy’s Tavern Hosts Nashville-Style Musical Event

    An In the Round Nashville Style evening is planned for Clancy’s Tavern on Thus., July 26. The event will unite four singer-songwriters from the local and regional area in a listening friendly, intimate setting, located inside the Dublin Room at the tavern. The host each month will be Jonathan Tea, a California- born, Texas raised, and now New Jersey/New York/shore-based artist. Tea’s sound blends strong, earthy vocals with well crafted songs to create a sound that is familiar by inviting the crowd into his story and rewarding careful listeners with smart lyrics and mature sense of phrasing and groove.…

Ocean Residents Seek Court Relief for Planned Development

  By DON STINE A formal complaint charging that Ocean Township is not following its Master Plan by allowing development of a 32-acre tract at Route 35 and Deal Road will be heard in Superior Court on Fri., July 20. Peter Jungkunst and his wife, Jacqui Wenzel, filed the complaint on behalf of the Save 32-Acres grassroots movement to preserve this site. Superior Judge Dennis R. O’Brien,  will hear the argument in Freehold with the time of the hearing to be announced today, July 19. “We are hoping people turn out because we feel we have a very strong case,” Wenzel said.…

Feral Cats Will Be Caught, Neutered and Released in Ocean

  By  DON STINE Feral cats in Ocean Township will be caught, neutered and then released under a program between the township and the Monmouth County SPCA. The Township Council last week approved a memorandum of agreement with the SPCA to initiate the program, called Trap and Release. The program is expected to begin immediately. SPCA Executive Director Ross Licitra, who attended the meeting to explain the program, said the feral cat issue “remains all too-long a problem” in many communities but that this program has “been proven over the years.” Under the program, captured feral cats will be given…

Watch for Pirates in Bradley Beach

  The Bradley Beach Tourism Commission is hosting this year’s Bradley Beach Pirate Day on Sat., July 21.  The celebration will consist of town-wide Pirate-themed events, live music, entertainment for all ages and full Pirate Action All Day. The morning starts off with a pirate-themed Bradley Beach Library Open House from 9  a.m. to 12:30 p.m.with pirate crafts and more. Downtown Bradley Beach features pirate specials from local businesses. Some businesses featuring events will be Panchos and Junchos at 320 Main St., D’Arcy’s Tavern at 310 Main St. and Paws and Anchor at 614 Main St. (for your dog’s free…

Neptune Parents Concerned About School Safety

  By DON STINE Using the Summerfield School in Neptune as a primary polling place is a concern to some parents who, citing safety and security issues, want the school board to end the practice. The primary election was held in the school on June 5. “Our primary concern is that the school is open to the public while kids are there. The school was wide open and anyone could walk in. The mothers have been asking the board for better security but they have not done anything. These are legitimate concerns,” said Michelle Siciliano, who has a five-year-old at the…

Asbury Park Man Named Community Relations Director at Brookdale

  Brookdale Long Branch Center Director and former Asbury Park Mayor Ed Johnson was appointed Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Community Relations by the Brookdale Board of Trustees recently. In his new position he reports to BCC President David Stout and serves as a member of Cabinet and the Senior Executive Leadership Team (SELT). Official duties include promoting and enhancing the institution and higher education as a whole and providing strategic direction in directing and managing the College’s external community and governmental relations activities. Johnson has served as Center Director of the Brookdale Long Branch Center for 12 years.…

What a Weekend at the Shore

  As July 4 dawned shore residents were treated to a some cooler temperatures following the 90-plus degrees over the weekend and into early this week. Asbury Park’s Beach Utility Manager, Gary Giberson, couldn’t be any happier with this year’s start to the summer season. “We’re off to a great start, I don’t think it could be any better,” he said. “It was insane, in a good way.” Giberson said the weekend brought in about $176,000 in beach revenues. He also said between people on the beaches, in the water, and the high heat, there were some challenges, but they…

In Ocean Grove: Ladies Auxiliary Outlines Events for the Season

  By BONNIE GRAHAM The summer season opening “Welcome Coffee” meeting and fellowship gathering of the nearly 400-member Ladies Auxiliary of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers was held Sat., June 30  in the Youth Temple. Dr. Dale Whilden, Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, praised the women for their enthusiasm and hard work. “Being onsite in the CMA office, I am amazed at the ongoing activity of your organization,” he said. “The  staff of the Camp Meeting Association is here to help you.  Thank you for all you do.” Mike Badger, President of the CMA,…

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