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Neptune Mourns Death of School Chief

  By DON STINE Neptune School Superintendent David A. Mooij died on Sunday, just a little more than a week from his official retirement date from the job he had held for 10 years. His official retirement date was July 1. “The Neptune Township Board of Education and the dedicated staff members of the school system pay tribute to Superintendent of Schools David A. Mooij. During his remarkable 40-year tenure as a teacher, coach, supervisor, instructional leader, business administrator and school superintendent, he exemplified a life well-served on behalf of the children of Neptune. “We extend the sympathies of the…

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Harry Eichhorn is Grand Marshall of Ocean Grove Parade

  With marching bands, floats, community groups, civic organizations, local politicians, businesses and thousands of onlookers, Ocean Grove’s annual Independence Day Parade will kick off Sat., July 4, at 10:30 a.m. The parade begins on Whitefield Avenue and turns east along Main Avenue to Central Avenue; then turns north towards Ocean Pathway, then east again ending along Ocean Avenue. Among this year’s musical participants are: the Monmouth County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch, the Ocean Grove Summer Band, the Neptune High School Marching Band and the Clown Band. The 2015 parade Grand…

Asbury Park Jazz Lovers Weekend Planned for Aug. 7 to 9

  By ED SALVAS Asbury Park will be swinging to a jazz beat on the first weekend of August with the inauguration of a new summer music event in the city. Asbury Park Loves Jazz will take place on the weekend of Aug. 7, 8 and 9 with the sounds of Jazz being heard throughout the city from downtown to the boardwalk. Asbury Park Loves Jazz is not just a Jazz Festival according to Jackie Pappas, executive director of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, which organized the event. She said the idea is to provide great music plus a…

Working in a Man’s World

  By JOSEPH SAPIA Joanne Letson and Roberta Walker give Bradley Beach a lot of exposure around town. They are seasonal public works department workers planting flowers, maintaining fountains, sprucing up garden beds on Main Street and at the beachfront. “Incredible work to detail,” said Mayor Gary Engelstad. “They’re extremely friendly. They have a great attitude, they’re always smiling. “They just represent the town in incredible fashion,” Engelstad said. Oh, but those public works muscle-type shirts gave Letson and Walker more bosomy exposure than they or their ages wanted. “The arm hole was really big,” said Walker, 63. “If you’re…

3-Way Stop Intersection Added in City; Some Metered Parking Removed

  The intersection at Sunset Avenue and Memorial Drive in Asbury Park will become a three-way stop under a plan to reroute buses down Asbury Avenue instead of Fourth Avenue. Asbury Park officials and residents have been asking New Jersey Transit to use Asbury Avenue as the bus detour route for the Sunset Avenue Bridge project rather than Fourth Avenue, which runs entirely through residential neighborhoods. Acting-Police Chief Anthony Salerno said that an additional stop sign will be added at the southwest corner of the intersection so that buses do not have to stop on the railroad tracks while making…

Ocean Chamber Seeks Golf Sponsors

  The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 20th anniversary golf outing – the Ansell, Grimm aand Aaron PC Classic – and seeking businesses who are interested in getting months of positive exposure as a sponsor of the October 14th outing at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. “We give a great deal of exposure for your marketing dollar, for both months in advance of the outing, and months after” said 3rd year Outing Chair Keith Dorney, GOTCC VP, of Edward Jones Investments of Ocean. Multi-media exposure promoting the event reaches over a hundred thousand readers/viewers/listeners…

City Footbridge Will Be Replaced

  By DON STINE The historic wooden footbridge over Sunset Lake in Asbury Park, once a trolley bridge, is scheduled to be totally replaced next year after it was seriously damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Christine Ballard, with the city engineering firm of T&M Associates, told city officials recently that the estimated $900,000 project will probably receive a 90 percent cost reimbursement under the Federal Emergency Management Agency program. She said she expects the reimbursement will be received if the bridge is done with “full replacement in-kind,” which means the historic bridge will be replaced just as it is except for…

Tamara Seidle

  By JOSEPH SAPIA and ELLEN CARROLL Tamara Seidle was remembered this week as a wonderful and loving mother, who was very involved with her children and their activities but was never too busy to show her appreciation to others; to thank the choir at Holy Spirit Church in Asbury Park for singing at her child’s confirmation she brought them a cake. As a member of the Red and Black Booster Club in Neptune she helped out at football games. On Tues., June 16 her ex-husband, Neptune Police Sgt. Phillip Seidel, 51, was arrested and charged with shooting and killing…

Prayer Service for Tamara Seidle

  There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. tonight (June 17) at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Asbury Park for Tamara Seidle. It will be followed by a gathering in Mt. Carmel School cafeteria at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Trauma counselors will be on hand.