Beloved Bartender Remembered

By DON STINE A beloved local bartender who perished in an early morning apartment fire in Ocean Grove Feb. 6, is being fondly remembered by his friends, coworkers and customers. Michael Jennings, 52, was killed in the fire that swept through the third-story apartment he shared with his wife, Catherine, near Central Avenue and Broadway. […]

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One Killed in Ocean Grove Fire

By DON STINE An overnight fire early Thursday on Broadway in Ocean Grove has killed one person and injured another. The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. The three-alarm fire burned the top floor of a three-story building near Broadway and Central Avenue. There were several apartments on the third floor. The identity of […]

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Fire in Ocean Grove

              Coaster Photos – One person was killed in a fire which broke out in this third story building on Broadway near Central Avenue in Ocean Grove early this morning. Bob Eastin of the Ocean Grove Hardware Store was boarding up the building.  

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Bradley Beach Administrator Leaving Post

By PETE WALTON Kelly Barrett is stepping down as borough clerk and business administrator in Bradley Beach, The Coaster has learned. Barrett, who is suing the borough and two council members for gender discrimination, will continue to be paid until her accumulated vacation time and sick leave runs out. According to information obtained by the […]

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Honoring Palaia’s Legacy

By DON STINE Friends and family member of  Sen. Joe Palaia, who died in 2016, turned out in Ocean Township on Sunday, Feb. 3 to celebrate his 92nd birthday. Former Councilman John Huss said that Palaia “had a tremendous amount of pride in the Township of Ocean,” with Mayor Christopher Siciliano saying “he touched a […]

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