Ocean Grove Community Pulls Together as One

  By JOSEPH SAPIA Born and raised in Ocean Grove, Bobby Eastin knows the charm of the late 1800s historic community. And Eastin, 40, knows the dark history of fire in a town of old wooden structures only inches apart from each other, sometime whipped by a Shore breeze. “Everybody in town is very fire-conscious,” […]

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Fire Destroys Businesses, But Not Spirits

  By DON STINE A spectacular daytime fire on Main Avenue in historic Ocean Grove Fri., Feb. 6 right in the center of its small business district, resulted in the destruction of four street-level businesses and seven apartments. The four-alarm fire, that had flames shooting through the roof of the three-story building, was at 50 […]

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Asbury Park Footbridge Will Be Repaired

  By DON STINE The historic wooden footbridge over Sunset Lake in Asbury Park, once a trolley bridge, is scheduled to be repaired soon after it was seriously damaged during Superstorn Sandy. City Engineer Joseph Cunha said last week that the city received almost $626,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to repair the […]

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Neptune Introduces Measures to Better Regulate Density

  By DON STINE Two ordinances have been introduced in Neptune that will help regulate density on large residential development projects and better define what is considered an impervious surface. “I urge you to pass these ordinances,” resident Chris Schuetz said at this week’s Township Committee meeting. Schuetz, who has been spearheading a fight against […]

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City’s Landmark Building to Be Sold

  By DON STINE Asbury Park’s historic New Jersey National Guard Armory building, which is more than 100 years old and now houses Harold Daley VFW Post 1333, is being put up for sale. Post Junior Vice Commander Joseph Williams, who also chairs the post’s real estate and investment committee, said the decision to sell […]

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City’s Lutheran Church Celebrating 125 Years

  It has been 125 years since the Atonement Lutheran Church in Asbury Park was founded at the corner of Monroe and Grand Avenues- and church members are going to celebrate. Karen Luttman, who is on the church’s anniversary celebration committee and researching the church’s history, said new information about the church has been turning […]

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What are you doing to stay warm?

 

Max Zeevi, Deal - Her name’s Victoria.

Max Zeevi, Deal – Her name’s Victoria.

Robert Barker, Asbury Park - Warm clothes. A mink coat, mink hat. Stay out of the wind. The wind is the worst part. I have kittens they keep me warm. They’re always under me.

Robert Barker, Asbury Park – Warm clothes. A mink coat, mink hat. Stay out of the wind. The wind is the worst part. I have kittens they keep me warm. They’re always under me.

Matt Basilotto, Russo Music -Whiskey and layers. Sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and Jack Daniels. It works.

Matt Basilotto, Russo Music -Whiskey and layers. Sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and Jack Daniels. It works.

Linda Bloechl, Neptune -I did the polar plunge on Saturday, for the second time. I can tell you that the most important thing to take care of if you feel you are going to do a polar plunge. Wear watershoes and be prepared to dry off quickly.

Linda Bloechl, Neptune -I did the polar plunge on Saturday, for the second time. I can tell you that the most important thing to take care of if you feel you are going to do a polar plunge. Wear watershoes and be prepared to dry off quickly.

Colby Bonsangue, Monmouth Beach - I wear my Uggs inside and out to keep the heat in. I dress in many layers. I stay inside a lot.

Colby Bonsangue, Monmouth Beach – I wear my Uggs inside and out to keep the heat in. I dress in many layers. I stay inside a lot.

Alison Bowie, Ocean - I stay close to warm loving people. I have a lot of friends. I’m blessed. That keeps me warm.

Alison Bowie, Ocean – I stay close to warm loving people. I have a lot of friends. I’m blessed. That keeps me warm.

Susan Cannata, Ocean Grove - I stay in the house, mostly. When they plowed my street, they plowed me in. We’re the last street to get plowed and then we get plowed in. It’s annoying, with the taxes we’re paying and we don’t get the service.

Susan Cannata, Ocean Grove – I stay in the house, mostly. When they plowed my street, they plowed me in. We’re the last street to get plowed and then we get plowed in. It’s annoying, with the taxes we’re paying and we don’t get the service.

Ryan Curran, Asbury Park - I workout at Killer Bee Combat Sports in Oakhurst. I eat at the local restaurants like Sunset Landing, Brickwall and the Bamboo Leaf. I stay local. I live in the Mirmar Building. I love it. Good heat. High efficiency. Great place.

Ryan Curran, Asbury Park – I workout at Killer Bee Combat Sports in Oakhurst. I eat at the local restaurants like Sunset Landing, Brickwall and the Bamboo Leaf. I stay local. I live in the Mirmar Building. I love it. Good heat. High efficiency. Great place.

Lynn Leopardi, Winks, Belmar - I cuddle up in the front of the fireplace with my 90 pound pitbull. I love her. She’s like a little mushball. She looks fierce, but she’s a love bug. The best dog ever. Her name is Bella.

Lynn Leopardi, Winks, Belmar – I cuddle up in the front of the fireplace with my 90 pound pitbull. I love her. She’s like a little mushball. She looks fierce, but she’s a love bug. The best dog ever. Her name is Bella.

Robert Martignetti, Belmar - I’m a contractor, so I’m scheduling all my work indoors. When I’m not working I’ll ride out the cold weather in Del Ray Beach, Fl.

Robert Martignetti, Belmar – I’m a contractor, so I’m scheduling all my work indoors. When I’m not working I’ll ride out the cold weather in Del Ray Beach, Fl.

Ali Martin & John Hutchinson, Belmar - We walk the dogs very quickly. We’re the co-chairs of Belmar Arts. This Sunday we hosted Bloody Mary Sunday fundraiser to beat the blues and the winter blahs.

Ali Martin & John Hutchinson, Belmar – We walk the dogs very quickly. We’re the co-chairs of Belmar Arts. This Sunday we hosted Bloody Mary Sunday fundraiser to beat the blues and the winter blahs.

Latasha McCall, Salvation Army - Lots of layers. I have a nice warm jacket, a hat and gloves. You have to dress right for this weather. Come to the Salvation Army on Main if you need something.

Latasha McCall, Salvation Army – Lots of layers. I have a nice warm jacket, a hat and gloves. You have to dress right for this weather. Come to the Salvation Army on Main if you need something.

Sammy & Lindsay Pantaleo, Neptune - We stay in bed and snuggle with Stella, our dog. We turn the heat up a little bit, too. An extra blanket; socks and slippers. Another log on the fire. We stay home as much as we can

Sammy & Lindsay Pantaleo, Neptune – We stay in bed and snuggle with Stella, our dog. We turn the heat up a little bit, too. An extra blanket; socks and slippers. Another log on the fire. We stay home as much as we can

Terry Prescott, Second Life Bikes - Peddle faster. That will keep you warm. Work harder. Keep the wind at your back, if you can.

Terry Prescott, Second Life Bikes – Peddle faster. That will keep you warm. Work harder. Keep the wind at your back, if you can.

Ted Scheffler, Asbury Park - I sit in my bedroom in front of a window where the sun shines in. I grade or read books in the sunlight. If the sun isn’t shining, I sit by the fireplace. Asbury is a great place to live.

Ted Scheffler, Asbury Park – I sit in my bedroom in front of a window where the sun shines in. I grade or read books in the sunlight. If the sun isn’t shining, I sit by the fireplace. Asbury is a great place to live.

Kelly Trevino, Luigi’s - Stand next to the pizza oven, as much as possible here. Hopefully we’re busy. Come get pizza and keep me warm.

Kelly Trevino, Luigi’s – Stand next to the pizza oven, as much as possible here. Hopefully we’re busy. Come get pizza and keep me warm.