Neptune School Superintendent Retiring in June

  By DON STINE After 10 years in the position Neptune School Superintendent David A. Mooij is stepping down from his job. “It has been a great time and I now have wonderful, lifelong relationships that have developed professionally and personally. I feel very blessed,” he said. But Mooij, whose retirement goes into effect July […]

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What do you think you’ll remember most about this winter?

 

Albert Tenpenny w/Brandon, NYC - Long, a very long winter. In the city, alternate side of the street parking was suspended. That’s nice. And it slows down the city, too. Nice and quite. Brandon enjoyed snow days and went to the Silverball museum.

Albert Tenpenny w/Brandon, NYC – Long, a very long winter. In the city, alternate side of the street parking was suspended. That’s nice. And it slows down the city, too. Nice and quite. Brandon enjoyed snow days and went to the Silverball museum.

John & Marissa Albano, Neptune - John: All the snow and all the colleges I visited with my daughter this winter. Marissa: All the snow days. They were fun. I relaxed, which was nice. Running outside in the cold every single day.

John & Marissa Albano, Neptune – John: All the snow and all the colleges I visited with my daughter this winter. Marissa: All the snow days. They were fun. I relaxed, which was nice. Running outside in the cold every single day.

Jevon Barnes, Chinara Wordsworth & Shyhiem Barnes, Asbury Park - We stayed in the house a lot because of the cold. It was so cold, we watched a lot of T.V. We had snowball fights when we went outside. We played football, too.

Jevon Barnes, Chinara Wordsworth & Shyhiem Barnes, Asbury Park – We stayed in the house a lot because of the cold. It was so cold, we watched a lot of T.V. We had snowball fights when we went outside. We played football, too.

Megan Homer, Neptune - It was a frozen winter. The ice age. I went stir crazy from staying inside. I did make a snowman. I’ll be thrilled to see spring coming.

Megan Homer, Neptune – It was a frozen winter. The ice age. I went stir crazy from staying inside. I did make a snowman. I’ll be thrilled to see spring coming.

Richard Hunt, Belmar - I live on the water in Belmar and no matter how high I turned the heat up, I had a cold house.  I’m paying the gas bills now. Those are memorable. I gave out hand warmers to the mailman and gas station attendant.

Richard Hunt, Belmar – I live on the water in Belmar and no matter how high I turned the heat up, I had a cold house. I’m paying the gas bills now. Those are memorable. I gave out hand warmers to the mailman and gas station attendant.

Ted Landers, Bradley Beach - I never remember a winter with such relentless extreme cold temperatures. I thank God for the sun we had. I dress for the weather and walk when I can. Lots of layers, ski masks, hats, etc.

Ted Landers, Bradley Beach – I never remember a winter with such relentless extreme cold temperatures. I thank God for the sun we had. I dress for the weather and walk when I can. Lots of layers, ski masks, hats, etc.

Melissa Miller, Ocean - What I’ll remember most is that my daughter is 2 1/2 and this was the first time she played in the snow. It made up for all the snow and the cold. She had so much fun. She loved it. She keeps asking me if it’s snowing.

Melissa Miller, Ocean – What I’ll remember most is that my daughter is 2 1/2 and this was the first time she played in the snow. It made up for all the snow and the cold. She had so much fun. She loved it. She keeps asking me if it’s snowing.

Dan Nichols, Asbury Park - The great beach. Going down and seeing the ice at water’s edge. The snow on the beach meeting the ice in the water - it was just wonderful.

Dan Nichols, Asbury Park – The great beach. Going down and seeing the ice at water’s edge. The snow on the beach meeting the ice in the water – it was just wonderful.

Marion Orr, Shark River Hills - I just got back from Florida, I missed all the cold and snow. I was away for 6 weeks. It was wonderful. I watched the weather  up here down there.

Marion Orr, Shark River Hills – I just got back from Florida, I missed all the cold and snow. I was away for 6 weeks. It was wonderful. I watched the weather up here down there.

Rob Pacicca, Asbury Park - I remember building more fires in the fireplace with my friends and family more then any other year. This was a winter that brought us closer. We had no choice.

Rob Pacicca, Asbury Park – I remember building more fires in the fireplace with my friends and family more then any other year. This was a winter that brought us closer. We had no choice.

Susan Poland, Toms River & Michelle Fiorelli, Phila. -The frigging freezing cold. We hate winter. Ice and cold will be utmost on our list for this winter.  We were at the Stone Pony with South Side Johnny. It certainly wasn’t cold there.

Susan Poland, Toms River & Michelle Fiorelli, Phila. -The frigging freezing cold. We hate winter. Ice and cold will be utmost on our list for this winter. We were at the Stone Pony with South Side Johnny. It certainly wasn’t cold there.

Ginny Richart, Neptune - That I was still able to shovel snow, that was memorable. I came from Whiting in a snowstorm. I was on the Parkway. The only way I found my way was to follow a truck’s tracks.

Ginny Richart, Neptune – That I was still able to shovel snow, that was memorable. I came from Whiting in a snowstorm. I was on the Parkway. The only way I found my way was to follow a truck’s tracks.

Joe Rudy, Ocean Grove - I thought we were going to get away with no snow but we got plenty in the end. And the zero temperature, I had to have my brand new car jumped started. Hopefully we’ll have a early spring.

Joe Rudy, Ocean Grove – I thought we were going to get away with no snow but we got plenty in the end. And the zero temperature, I had to have my brand new car jumped started. Hopefully we’ll have a early spring.

Robert Stears, Long Island - We had 29 inches of snow in one storm. I’m 60 and I’ve never seen anything like that. Just the endless cold. I thought last year was bad, but this year was the worst. We haven’t seen the ground since early January.

Robert Stears, Long Island – We had 29 inches of snow in one storm. I’m 60 and I’ve never seen anything like that. Just the endless cold. I thought last year was bad, but this year was the worst. We haven’t seen the ground since early January.

Phil Fiore, Howell & Abigail Suph, Upper Saddle River - All the great snow days from Monmouth University. Getting snowed in with our friends, playing board games and such. Waking up the next day and making breakfast together.

Phil Fiore, Howell & Abigail Suph, Upper Saddle River – All the great snow days from Monmouth University. Getting snowed in with our friends, playing board games and such. Waking up the next day and making breakfast together.

Raising funds for the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

A benefit for the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held Feb. 22 at Taka in Asbury Park. At the event Chef Bruce Van Sickle served Ocean Township residents Caesar Lins and Jussara Lins. The parade will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The parade kicks off at the boardwalk, travels down Cookman Avenue and ends on Main Street.

A benefit for the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held Feb. 22 at Taka in Asbury Park. At the event Chef Bruce Van Sickle served Ocean Township residents Caesar Lins and Jussara Lins. The parade will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2015. The parade kicks off at the boardwalk at 1:00 p.m., travels down Cookman Avenue and ends on Main Street.

Also at the benefit at Taka were (from left) Ocean Township Councilman Mike Evans, Helen and Pat Barrett, Wall Township and Gary DeGuzman, Wanamassa.

Also at the benefit at Taka were (from left) Ocean Township Councilman Mike Evans, Helen and Pat Barrett, Wall Township and Gary DeGuzman, Wanamassa.

Enjoying themselves at the benefit at Taka were Keith Elphick, Asbury Park; Patti Harvey, Interlaken; Jackie Hurley, Ocean Township and Keith Ortner, Asbury Park. Bartender Patrick Mazzola was serving them.

Enjoying themselves at the benefit at Taka were Keith Elphick, Asbury Park; Patti Harvey, Interlaken; Jackie Hurley, Ocean Township and Keith Ortner, Asbury Park. Bartender Patrick Mazzola was serving them.

Enjoying themelves at Taka at the benefit brunch for the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Tom Gironda, Neptune; Mark Donofrio, Spring Lake Heights and Ocean Township residents Barbara Fazio, Jason Fazio, Tara Cadet and Debbie Fantini.

Enjoying themelves at Taka at the benefit brunch for the Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Tom Gironda, Neptune; Mark Donofrio, Spring Lake Heights and Ocean Township residents Barbara Fazio, Jason Fazio, Tara Cadet and Debbie Fantini.

What do you think of Rudy Giuliani’s comments that President Obama doesn’t love America?

 

Velma Waterman, Neptune - I think it’s a political move for one thing. And I don’t really think he believes what he said. He’s just trying to get some attention politically. He’s probably drawing us away from something else that’s going on.

Velma Waterman, Neptune – I think it’s a political move for one thing. And I don’t really think he believes what he said. He’s just trying to get some attention politically. He’s probably drawing us away from something else that’s going on.

 

Carl Chesna, Asbury Park - I think that while he did a great job cleaning up New York, he should keep his asinine opinions to himself.

Carl Chesna, Asbury Park – I think that while he did a great job cleaning up New York, he should keep his asinine opinions to himself.

Tom DeSeno, Asbury Park - I think he hit it right on the mark. Our president either doesn’t know or doesn't care. Our leadership through out the world was always good, and now it’s bad, even in this country. That’s why we’re having trouble all over the world. He doesn't know how to deal with it. He just doesn't know. It’s so important to have good leadership.

Tom DeSeno, Asbury Park – I think he hit it right on the mark. Our president either doesn’t know or doesn’t care. Our leadership through out the world was always good, and now it’s bad, even in this country. That’s why we’re having trouble all over the world. He doesn’t know how to deal with it. He just doesn’t know. It’s so important to have good leadership.

Jennifer Dixon, Bound Brook - I think the media skews what’s said to fit their agenda. I don’t know what the comment was, but my guess is that it was skewed greatly to fit the agenda.

Jennifer Dixon, Bound Brook – I think the media skews what’s said to fit their agenda. I don’t know what the comment was, but my guess is that it was skewed greatly to fit the agenda.

Mark Dudek, Asbury Park - I don’t agree with Rudy Giuliani’s comments. I just think it was childish.

Mark Dudek, Asbury Park – I don’t agree with Rudy Giuliani’s comments. I just think it was childish.

Kia Marlone, Neptune - I think he was totally out of line. Everybody knows that’s not the truth.  An apology is definitely in order.

Kia Marlone, Neptune – I think he was totally out of line. Everybody knows that’s not the truth. An apology is definitely in order.

John Napolitani w/John Jr., W. Allenhurst - I think Rudy Giuliani is entitled to his opinion. Giuliani has been at ground zero of terror. However, Obama is still the president and we need to have respect for that decision.

John Napolitani w/John Jr., W. Allenhurst – I think Rudy Giuliani is entitled to his opinion. Giuliani has been at ground zero of terror. However, Obama is still the president and we need to have respect for that decision.

Kim Neuwirth - I don’t like Obama and it doesn’t seem like he’s doing much for the country. He doesn’t do much for me.

Kim Neuwirth – I don’t like Obama and it doesn’t seem like he’s doing much for the country. He doesn’t do much for me.

Scott Nurnberger, Belmar -I think it’s pretty ridiculous. He’s looking for a political grab; some attention.

Scott Nurnberger, Belmar -I think it’s pretty ridiculous. He’s looking for a political grab; some attention.

Bob Page, W. Allenhurst - I think he’s got a right to say it. It doesn’t make it necessary so, the first amendment. It’s the way he feels. It’s his personal opinion.

Bob Page, W. Allenhurst – I think he’s got a right to say it. It doesn’t make it necessary so, the first amendment. It’s the way he feels. It’s his personal opinion.

No Decision on Talmudic Academy in Ocean

  By DON STINE A decision on creating a 96-student residential Talmudic Academy on Logan Road in the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township was not reached at a special meeting Tuesday night so the case is being carried to another hearing. About 150 to 200 people attended the special three-hour Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting […]

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Sharing Ocean Recycling Center

  Four smaller municipalities surrounding Ocean Township will soon be given the opportunity to use the township’s new recycling center at the western end of Sunset Avenue. The newly-opened Ocean Township Recycling Center, near the public works yard, was paid for through a $150,000 Monmouth County Municipal Recycling Services Improvement Grant. Township Administrator Andrew Brannen […]

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Some Like It Cold, But Most Do Not

  By JOSEPH SAPIA For 21 years, Juan Rivera has worked in a refrigerated room. “Forty-five, forty-three degrees, all day,” said Rivera, 58, who works at Gourmet Kitchen, a food-preparer in Neptune. Sure, the Asbury Park resident is used to the cold, but it does not mean he is used to the constant threat of […]

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Ballots in Question Reduced During Trial

  By DON STINE The number of vote-by-mail ballots in question in the November Asbury Park election has been reduced to 246, from 355, during a trial this week in Freehold Superior Court. The attorney for the plaintiffs, Remond Palmer, a candidate for mayor, and Arva Council, a school board candidate, threw out 106 ballots […]

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