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Allenhurst Woman Directs Movie About Zombies

  By ED SALVAS About 250 people filled a theater at the Clearview Cinema in the Middlebrook Plaza, Ocean Township recently for a screening of a new horror film, “Demon Hunters – Fear the Silence.” The audience was mostly members of the cast and crew and their families and friends anxious to see themselves, or someone they know, on the big screen. They weren’t disappointed. As the 90-minute film played on the screen, audience members clapped their approval of the film, directed by Debra Higgins of Allenhurst and produced by Bill Wilusz, who also wrote the screenplay. Bringing an indie…

Bradley Beach Chamber Foots the Bill for Holiday Lights

  By ED SALVAS Main Street in Bradley Beach is starting to take on a Holiday look. Borough employees have started putting up new “snowflake” holiday lights along the borough’s Main Street after receiving a donation of $1,500 from the Chamber of Commerce. Officers of the chamber were at the Borough Council meeting last week and presented the check to Mayor Gary Engelstad. President Brenda Connolly, Vice President John Esposito, chairman of the Beautification Committee, and Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director Shirley Ayres were thanked by the mayor who praised the business group’s effort and said he believes the relationship between…

2 Incumbents Win in Ocean Plus Write-In Candidate Not Yet Named

  Two unopposed candidates won two, three-year terms on the Ocean Township Board of Education in Tuesday’s general election while a still unknown write-in candidate won a third seat. Incumbent board member Sylvia Sylvia was top vote-getter with 3,654 votes, or about 45.5 percent of ballots cast. Incumbent Sean Moore got 3,358 votes, or about 41.75 percent. School Superintendent John Lysko said Wednesday that the county Board of Elections office said the winner of the write-in candidate spot should be announced by Nov. 18, or in about two weeks. “I am happy to continue working with everybody and I am…

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  All Coaster photos were taken by Mike Kearns.

Acting City Manager Named

  By DON STINE Asbury Park Director of Social Services Tony Nuccio will be the acting-City Manager for at least the next two months while the search continues for a permanent replacement and City Council meetings will be temporarily be held on Tuesdays in the near future. City Manager Terence Reidy stepped down effective Oct. 31. Mayor Myra Campbell said the search for a new manager continues but that the city does have a candidate in mind. “We have not yet confirmed who the new city manager is and it is still a work in progress. But we do have…

In Asbury Park: Residents to Vote on Government Change

  Asbury Park voters will be going to the polls on Nov. 5 to decide if they want to change the city’s form of government as recommended by a special Charter Study Committee. “A lot of work went into preparing this. We met every Monday for eight months and I am satisfied with the results,” commission member Rita Morano said. A special ballot question will ask voters: “Shall the Council/Manager Plan of the Optional Municipal Charter Law, providing for five (5) council members to be elected at large for staggered terms at non-partisan elections held in November, with the Mayor…

In Bradley Beach: Group Presents $17,000 for Sign

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Bradley Beach Memorial Day Committee presented a check of $17,653 to the borough for the purchase of a new digital electric sign. The committee raised funds for the sign throughout the year and presented the check at this week’s Borough Council meeting. They also negotiated the installation of the sign with the Decker Family of Bradley Beach who will train three borough officials to work the sign and provide maintenance at no additional cost. “The light has been out for over a year. Many people have no idea how hard they (The Memorial Day Committee)…

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Selects New Executive Director

  The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association has named J. P. Gradone of Tennessee as its new chief operating officer and executive director. Dr. Dale Whilden, president of the association, said the selection marks the culmination of a lengthy, in depth search. “Our new COO exhibits an authentic commitment to Christ and brings an impressive record of combining business world savvy and ministry skills,” Whilden said. Gradone has had 20 years of extensive experience in the business world prior to serving for 10 years in Executive Pastor positions. He comes to the Camp Meeting from an executive pastor role in…