Neptune City Municipal Tax Rate to Decrease

By PETE WALTON Neptune City will not increase municipal spending under a new budget introduced this week. Borough Administrator Chris Cherbini said that nearly $5.45 million will be raised through property taxes for municipal purposes under the proposed budget, the same amount as in 2019. “Our assessed property values rose from $607,598,200 in 2019 to […]

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Ranney Students Raising Funds for Frontline Workers

One of the defining characteristics of a strong community is its ability to come together in the most difficult of times. The pandemic has galvanized Ranney School’s students, families, and faculty to rise to the challenge. A number of the students and parents at the Tinton Falls school have spearheaded efforts to support frontline workers […]

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Ocean to Resume Summer Rentals

By DON STINE Ocean Township will begin to allow summer rentals to resume on June 21 after imposing a moratorium on them about one month ago. Mayor Christopher Siciliano said the moratorium was in response to the Covid19 virus while township officials reviewed the situation. “We wanted to review the situation and see what else […]

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Vote Expected on Asbury Park School Budget

The finance committee and administration of the Asbury Park Board of Education are working this week to pare down an expected increase of $2 million in property taxes in the 2020-2021 school budget. The budget is scheduled to be voted on May 7 at a meeting at 7 p.m. At this time the budget features […]

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Let’s Go to the Movies; the Drive-In

By DON STINE A temporary drive-in movie theatre is being set up in Ocean Township’s Joe Palaia Park, with the first movie scheduled to be shown toward the end of this month. “The movie will be shown in the new bandshell in Palaia Park. A promo on the screen will tell viewers to turn on […]

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Bradley Beach Reopens Boardwalk

By PETE WALTON The Bradley Beach boardwalk, which had been closed since March 30 in response to the coronavirus threat, is now open for exercise purposes. The borough’s beaches have remained open. “The promenade and beach are now open to be utilized for exercise purposes only,” reads an announcement posted earlier this week on the […]

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