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In Ocean Grove: North End Redevelopment Moving Forward

  By DON STINE Redevelopment of the North End section in historic Ocean Grove will proceed under a revised developer’s agreement – but an exact timeline for the project has not yet been announced. Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop, who was mayor during the initial hearing to adopt the 2008 plan, said at Monday’s workshop that recent meetings were held with the main principles of the redevelopment project. “It was very hard and there were very frank discussions. Everyone at the table gave up things to make the plan better,” he said. “No plan will give everyone exactly what they…

Avon Officials OK Church Purchase

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Avon Board of Commissioners voted this week to buy the First Baptist Church at the corner of Fifth and Sylvania Avenues. It has been for sale for over a year. Representatives from the church contacted the borough asking if they would like to buy the building and the parsonage, located next door said Mayor Robert Mahon. “They approached the borough and we took a look at it,” Mahon said. Mahon said the purchase includes the church and the parsonage next door, which are situated on two build-able lots. It was originally on the market…

Neptune City Council Approves Land Swap With Neptune

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Neptune City Council has agreed to change the name of TFH Way to Flexcraft Drive in an effort to avoid confusion and to welcome the new company to the building. Flexcraft Company of Asbury Park recently purchased the lot in Neptune City and will eventually be relocating their entire operation there. “It’s a family run business and we anticipate them to be around a while,” said Municipal Clerk Mary Sapp. The council also approved a land swap with Neptune Township. The parcel of land on 5th Avenue and Steiner Avenue is currently shared between Neptune…

In Neptune: Division Street Will Be Widened

  Division Street in Neptune will be made one way and widened under a proposal under consideration by the Township Committee. A police study and subsequent recommendation from the police department to alleviate problems on the short, narrow street was discussed at Monday’s township committee workshop. Division Street, which intersects with Ridge Avenue, is a small, narrow street that parallels Route 33 near the Midtown Community Elementary School. Under the proposal, Division Street will be made one-way heading west and widened. A west-bound street will take traffic away from the elementary school and take it to Ridge Avenue or Route…

Mr. C’s Beach Bistro to Open at Allenhurst Beach

  By DON STINE Chic Parotta, also known as Mr. C, will be back in the restaurant at the brand new Allenhurst Beach Club this season with his new and improved Mr. C’s Beach Bistro. Parotta, one of five bidders, won a five-year contract to operate the new restaurant after it was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. “It feels great. I have already been there for six years and I think it will be a big success. It has the best view at the Jersey Shore; no other place has that view,” he said. Mr. C’s Beach Bistro will seat 140…

Ocean Businesses Invited to Roundtable

  Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone is inviting Ocean Township business owners and managers to a Grow Monmouth roundtable at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 at the Town Hall at 399 Monmouth Rd. “This roundtable is being done in partnership with the governing body of Ocean Township,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Division of Economic Development. “This is an important opportunity for local officials, business owners and managers to get together to discuss ways to grow business, economy and community in Monmouth County.” The Grow Monmouth roundtables are partnerships between the Board of Chosen Freeholders and local…

Lights, Camera, Action at Neptune’s Sudsy Mug

  By DON STINE It was lights, camera, action at the Sudsy Mug Saloon on Sixth Avenue in Neptune last Sunday morning. Ocean Grove resident Drew Shiminec, 27, used the bar as one of the settings for his upcoming short movie, “Raising the Dead.” Shiminec wrote the screenplay. “It’s a dark comedy about a kid who comes back home after years volunteering in Uruguay,” he said. “However, both his mother and brother have told the insurance company that he is dead to collect money for a start-up business. The son doesn’t want to turn them in, even though he thinks…

Dewatering Site Created for Deal Lake Dredging

  By DON STINE A temporary dewatering site for dredge material will be created at the very eastern edge of Deal Lake in Asbury Park to implement an important lake dredging project. The Deal Lake Commission has received $1 million from the federal National Resources Conservation Services to dredge about 12,000 cubic yards of sediment from the eastern end of the lake. Much of it was deposited during Superstorm Sandy. The project, which will have a 90- to 100-day completion contract, will begin after October 1. “We know you don’t want dredge spoils there in the middle of the summer,”…

Associated Humane Societies to Revamp Volunteer Program

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The volunteer program at the Associated Humane Societies in Tinton Falls, after being abruptly shut down April 10, will be revamped and reinistituted by the end of this week according to Scott Crawford, assistant director of AHS of New Jersey. Crawford said the shutown was directed after there were everal incidents regarding animals and people being hurt. Crawford, who also directs the organization’s two other facilities in Newark and the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey, said the other two facilities do not have the same number of accidents as in Tinton Falls. “The accidents happened…

In Neptune City: Longtime Resident Remembered; New Business Welcomed

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Neptune City Borough Council began its meeting this week with a moment of silence for the Tango family, remembering Vito L. Tango who died April 2. Tango retired from the Neptune City Zoning Board four years ago. Mayor Robert Brown and Councilman Joseph Zajack both shared their memories while serving with him in office. “Our gems here in Neptune City, living right under our nose and we don’t even know it,” said Mayor Brown who shared Tango’s achievements while serving in the Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1946. “We’ve lost a great guy.” “I…

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