Roommate Charged in Ocean Woman’s Murder

An Ocean Township man has been charged with the murder of Jacquelin Terrulli, 65, who went missing on Sept. 12. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said yesterday Ronald Teschner, 49, of Ocean Township, was charged with first degree murder, first degree felony murder, second degree disturbing human remains, first degree robbery, second degree aggravated […]

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Pinpointing Where Gunshots are Fired

By DON STINE If you fire a gun in certain areas of Neptune or Asbury Park law enforcement officers will be able to pinpoint the location under a proposal which has been approved by Asbury Park and, most recently, Neptune. The joint venture requires the installation of special gunfire location technology in a 1.25-square-mile area […]

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Neptune Hospitality Tax on Hold

By DON STINE A Neptune proposal to raise as much as $300,000 a year by instituting a hospitality tax on hotel, motel, bed and breakfast and similar short-term rentals will apparently be put on hold. The Township Committee has been considering adopting an ordinance creating the hospitality tax but questions about how to control and […]

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Neptune Purchases Property for a Park

By DON STINE It’s official – almost three acres of land along S. Riverside Drive, in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune, will now forever be a park. The property originally was scheduled to be developed with nine single-family homes. “It is the last remaining piece of open space along the Shark River. As […]

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Neptune City Residents to Vote on Projects

By PETE WALTON Neptune City residents age 14 and up have until Dec. 13 to vote for one of five projects proposed through the borough’s new “participatory budgeting initiative.” Councilman David Calhoun said all suggestions were vetted for viability by the borough business office before a committee of volunteers chose the five finalists. The proposals […]

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Ocean Grove Citizens Group to Present Parking Proposal Dec. 9

A new group of Ocean Grove residents and business owners have introduced a new proposed program to address Ocean Grove’s seemingly intractable parking problems. The independent community group is called the Better Parking Alliance. Their goal is to “pinpoint and implement a parking solution that balances the needs of Ocean Grove’s diverse constituencies,” said the […]

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Oh Dear! What to Do About the Deer

By DON STINE Ocean Township officials hope to come up with a solution for the township’s deer-overpopulation problem in January – an issue that was addressed on Nov. 5 when voters said yes to controlling the deer population. The Township Council placed two special nonbinding referendums on the ballot to get a sense of where […]

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