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Prosecutor Releases Internal Report of Seidle Shooting; 2 Asbury Park police officers to face disciplinary actions

  An Internal Review of the law enforcement response to the brutal killing of Tamara Seidle on June 16, 2015 has been released by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office which concluded that deadly force could not have been used without possible harm to bystanders. The report concludes that although deadly force could not have reasonably been used against Philip Seidle, who killed his wife Tamara in the middle of a residential neighborhood, ineffective communication, a lack of information about whether Philip Seidle was involved in police activity, as well as an absence of command and control by the highest ranking…

Ocean Grove Association Urges Opening of North End Lot

  By BONNIE GRAHAM The Ocean Grove Home Owners Association continues on with its active engagement in two “hot button” issues concerning this historic community – the ever-present parking situation, and the increase in the annual ground rent for some commercial properties. At Saturday’s membership meeting, Joyce Klein, Chair of the OGHOA’s Parking Committee, said, “The June 13 Neptune Township Committee workshop meeting did not go as we had hoped. Realistically, we did not expect an immediate “OK” to our recommendations, but we did expect to receive serious consideration.” Klein said the Neptune Township Committee will create its own Ocean…

Asbury Park to Receive $500,000 Planning Grant

  Asbury Park will receive a $500,000 Choice Neighborhood planning grant which will be used to develop comprehensive strategies for affordable housing on the west side, pedestrian-friendly blocks and supportive social services for residents. Only 10 communities across the country will receive such funding. Selected from 64 applicants, the 10 communities will receive a nation-wide total of $8,000,000. The city in conjunction with the Asbury Park Housing Authority will use the funds jointly. “It’s an honor to be the recipient of this grant. We understand that this was a very competitive process, and we’re very grateful to the Asbury Park…

Museum Commemmorates Civil War Veterans

  The American Civil War ended in 1865. It had lasted four years and killed at least 620,000 soldiers, North and South. On Sat., July 30 the Ocean Township Historical Museum will honor American Civil War veterans at a flag-raising ceremony on the Woolley House grounds. The Woolley House on Deal Road will be open on the evening of July, 30. There will be a flag ceremony and remembrance to those veterans who served. The museum will be open for those attending to come in and see the current exhibits. To arrange for your loved one to be honored call…

Thousands attended the annual Lobster Fest at the Bradley Beach waterfront

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The annual Lobster Fest in Bradley Beach was a major success this year, due to great weather and even larger crowds. Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce President John Esposito could not have been happier with the weekend event. “It turned out to be such a great day, we couldn’t have ordered better weather, if we could even do that,” he said. The estimate crowd for the two day event was 60,000. The festival was moved from July to June so it would not interfere with beach attendance during the height of the summer season.But the…

Dredging to Resume in Shark River

  Dredging navigational channels in the Shark River is expected to resume within the next few weeks under a contract to dredge about 106,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s western section. “They are mobilizing the equipment right now and removing old dredge materials. They will probably begin actual dredging in first half July but people will see activity now,” Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop said. Dredging began last year but ended in January this year. Under federal and state regulations, dredging is allowed from Sept. 7, 2015 through Dec. 31, with environmental constraints determining what periods dredging can…

Parking Task Force Established

  By DON STINE Dealing with Ocean Grove’s constant parking problem will be the focus of a new advisory task force established this week by the Neptune Township Committee. The governing body passed a resolution creating an ad hoc, 10-member task force, which will also have two non-voting advisors. The task force is to meet on or before Aug. 10 and is to report to the township during every third meeting. Members of the task force are expected to be announced at the next meeting. Committeeman Randy Bishop also suggested that a survey question on parking be placed on the…

Why Did the House Cross the Street?

  The Victorian-era, three-story house of Richard and Johna Karpinski, built in 1883, stands in the middle of Webb Avenue in Asbury Park on Wed., June 29.  The house was being moved across the street from its former location at 209 Seventh Avenue to a vacant lot a 301 Seventh Avenue. The house was originally scheduled for demolition under the city’s waterfront redevelopment plan.  

New Manager and Restaurant at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

  By ED SALVAS Chris Adams spends a lot of time in hotels. As the interim manager of the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, the North Carolina native is taking care of business day-to-day at the city’s oldest and largest hotel until a full time manager is named. Adams arrived in Asbury Park in early June after similar stints in Austin, Detroit and Atlanta. Hired by hotel owner Amsterdam Hospitality Group, Adams arrived at the busiest time of the year at the Berkeley. “It’s wedding season now,” he said, and since his arrival there have been eight weddings at…

Rebel Arts Fair Planned for InfoAge July 9

  The second annual Rebel Arts Fair is being held Sat., July 9 from noon until 8 p.m. at the InfoAge Science History Learning Center and Museum at Camp Evans in Wall Township. Musicians Kevin Grossman and friends are organizing the music lineup for the event. The music comes from a line of classically trained artists who will be playing an array of experimental jazz type music along with contemporary sounds. All members are welcome. This is a free public event, which last year brought 300 new visitors. Info Age is located at 2201 Marconi Road. For more information email…