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Ocean Twp. Staffer Honored

  By DON STINE Ocean Township’s Kathleen Ivey has worked more years than most people in the township and she was recognized for her 40 years of service at the last Township Council meeting. “She obviously has stamina and has worn everybody else out,” Mayor Christopher Siciliano said. Ivey was hired by the township as a key punch operator and clerk typist on September 13, 1976 and has been employed by the township for the last 40 years in various positions, including her current position as Administrative Secretary to the Chief of Police. She has served six previous police chiefs,…

Neptune Discusses Lighting for Island

  Street light improvements on Seaview Island, in the Shark River, and Neptune’s participation in such an upgrade was a subject brought up at this week’s Township Committee meeting. Seaview Island residents, who live within two condominium associations, want to upgrade the island’s street light to better match the nautical theme of the island in the Shark River, with a marina. The cost of the new fixtures would be paid for by the condominium associations and the new LED lighting would “reduce significantly” costs for the township to provide the power, Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said. However, the outer…

$605,000 Upgrade for Ocean Pool

  By DON STINE Ocean Township’s community pool facility, off West Park Avenue, will see a unique upgrade in the near future. Recreation Director Kathy Reiser said at the last Township Council meeting that the township is applying for $250,000, the maximum amount allowed, from the Monmouth County Open Space program, to create a water activity pool at the facility. “We are making this move to bring our facility up to the next level. Built in the 19870s, the pool facility has served us well but the wading pool can be improved to accommodate younger children and people of all…

Residents Invited to Study Abroad

  Community members ages 18 and up are invited to broaden their horizons this year with a short-term study abroad course offered by Brookdale Community College. The six-week courses, offered between May and August 2017, blend traditional classroom learning with one- to two-week guided excursions across the globe. This year students are invited to swim, snorkel and study environmental science in Bermuda; explore local attractions and tour the Tuscan countryside while studying art or public speaking in Italy; or immerse themselves in “the city of light” while studying creative writing or world literature in Paris. Students who complete a study…

Ocean Township Care Facility Hosting for Mary’s Place

  By DON STINE Onora, a family-owned business in Ocean Township, provides nursing support and care for people with early stages of memory loss in an intimate home setting for its senior residents. “We are driven by our personal experiences and embrace the practice of heart-centered care. Onora team members understand the importance of integrating life enrichment care to give your loved one a truly individualized experience,” Director of Community Outreach Tara Cadet said. “Our innovative residential, daycare, and respite enrichment programs focus on each resident’s needs to optimize brain function, foster confidence and increase happiness. Caring for our residents…

In Ocean: Police Seek Volunteers

  The Ocean Township Police Department is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on our Domestic Violence Response Team. In affiliation with 180 Turning Lives Around (180), and with the assistance of the response team volunteers, the police department continues to make available this service to victims of domestic violence during the initial stages of a highly emotional and traumatic experience. 180 will be conducting an intensive 40-hour mandatory training course for Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) volunteers October 4-27, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Wall Township Police Headquarters, 2700 Allaire Road. The volunteer advocates with 180’s DVRT Program are…

Body Found in Ocean Grove Dunes

  By DON STINE Neptune police and EMTs responded to a report of a dead body found in the sand dunes on the Ocean Grove beach Wed., Sept. 14 at approximately 10 a.m. Police Capt. Michael McGhee did confirm that a call came in to police at 10:18 a.m. and that dead body was found in the dunes at the beach. He said that police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the incident. Unconfirmed sources said the body was a male and was found in a decomposed condition near Atlantic Avenue. Information from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office…

Parking Committee Meets, But No Recommendations Yet

  By DON STINE The special ad hoc Ocean Grove parking committee gave its first official report to the Neptune Township Committee on Monday but presented no concrete proposals yet to alleviate the historic district’s chronic summertime parking problem. Richard Williams, vice president of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association and a parking committee member, said the committee met twice and that the meetings “were very, very constructive.” “We looked at all aspects of the parking problem. We met and talked and talked and talked but have no official recommendations at this time,” he said. Township Committeeman Nick Williams, a liaison…

Ocean to Create Zone for Residential Religious Facilities

  By DON STINE Ocean Township is proposing a land use ordinance that will allow religious and other parochial education facilities that house students be placed in the township’s industrial/office park area at the western end of Sunset Avenue without the need for a use variance. “It will not zone these uses out but allows us to be better prepared in the future. I think it is a step in the right direction to help keep our residential neighborhoods strictly residential,” Mayor Christopher Siciliano said earlier this week. The ordinance was introduced at the last Township Council meeting and a…

Neptune Readies for Mayor’s Ball

  What do a magician, a jazz band, a comedian, DJ, and a photo booth have in common? Neptune Mayor Kevin McMillan has created a unique venue for this year’s charity ball. The mayor and Matt Swartz, owner of Comedy Productions, along with the hard-working ball committee, have developed a fun and engaging evening. Joining in the fun is the return of Goodwin’s Good Time Photo Booth. Also new this year are eight honorees chosen by the mayor to be recognized for their innovative ideas and community-minded service. The Mayor’s 2016 Innovator Award winners are Richard Allen, Principal, Poseidon Project…

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