Neptune Welcomes 3 New Police Officers

  Three new Neptune police officers were sworn in at this week’s Township Committee meeting, brings the department’s work force back to its full compliment of 74 officers. Christopher Monahan, Angel Marerro, and Christopher Wilson are the new officers and they replace other police officers who are retiring. “Each of the proposed officers display multiple […]

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In Interlaken: State OKs Severing School Ties with Asbury Park

  By DON STINE The New Jersey Commissioner of Education has approved Interlaken’s move to sever its ties with the Asbury Park school district and go into a send-receive relationship with the West Long Branch and Shore Regional school districts. “Effective immediately, the Commissioner of Education has approved the Interlaken Board of Education’s application to […]

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Asbury Park Police Get Involved with Youth

  By JOSEPH SAPIA In response to Asbury Park Police Officer Tyron McAllister’s belted-out instructions, a group of kids lined up and, then, sat down for lunch in the Salvation Army gym. This was a normal day at the city’s Summer Youth Boot Camp, run by an active, but perhaps generally unknown, Police Department unit, […]

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Shakespeare in Bradley Beach

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE After being unable to perform last year due to Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, the Bradley Beach Arts Council will return to the Bradley Beach boardwalk with its popular production, “Shakespeare at the Beach.” The free event will be held the weekend of Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. […]

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Bradley Beach Lifeguards Take First Place in Tournament

  By DON STINE Bradley Beach lifeguards pulled ahead of their life-saving peers last week during the borough’s annual lifeguard tournament. The Bradley Beach Lifeguard Tournament, held July 17, has been going on for at least 50 years and other shore towns have similar tournaments, said tournament organizer Dick Johnson. “I thought the tournament went […]

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Asbury Park Parking Report Due Next Month

  A professional parking consultant hired by Asbury Park to reexamine the city’s parking issues is expected to release a report on its findings next month. Councilwoman Amy Quinn, who is on the city’s parking committee, said that Desman Associates, based locally in New York City, recently spent two days in the city meeting with […]

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6 Boy Scouts Obtain Eagle Scout Honors

  By DON STINE Six Boy Scouts from Oakhurst Troop 71 in Ocean Township obtained their Eagle Scout honors during a special ceremony recently at the Oakhurst Firehouse. Scouts Brendan Gifford, Dan Bauman, Max Natanagara, Nick Borgia, Erik Brockel and Nick Dawe were are recognized with scouting’s highest award. Gifford’s Eagle project was to construct […]

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$4,000 Grant for Interlaken

  A $4,000 state Clean Communities Grant will be used by Interlaken to purchase and install five new dog waste stations to be placed around the borough. Borough Administrator Lori Reibrich said she is ordered the waste stations this week and that she expects them to be installed sometime in August. Dog waste sites will […]

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Should we seal the border?

 

Linda Tanchak, Asbury Park - Yes, absolutely, yes. All I want from my government is to defend my borders. That’s all I’ve ever asked. That and a strong military.

Linda Tanchak, Asbury Park – Yes, absolutely, yes. All I want from my government is to defend my borders. That’s all I’ve ever asked. That and a strong military.

Pat Arpasi, Tinton Falls - Yes, I definitely think we should. I don’t care who comes here, but we should know who they are and where they are going. When I was young, people who weren’t citizens had to register at the Post Office. Put up a fence. Whatever it takes. But there should be more registration opportunities if they want to come here legally.

Pat Arpasi, Tinton Falls – Yes, I definitely think we should. I don’t care who comes here, but we should know who they are and where they are going. When I was young, people who weren’t citizens had to register at the Post Office. Put up a fence. Whatever it takes. But there should be more registration opportunities if they want to come here legally.

Graham Carter, Ocean Grove - Definitely, seal the border with Canada and don’t let any Americans out.

Graham Carter, Ocean Grove – Definitely, seal the border with Canada and don’t let any Americans out.

Joseph Caruso, Old Bridge & Emi Modi, Asbury Park - Yes. God wants to protect America. They should pay taxes if they want to come here and work, even if they’re illegal. Our parents, we’re brother and sister, came here from Russia and worked like a dog. These people come here scott free, it’s not right. It’s all politics. They are hard workers, but let them pay taxes.

Joseph Caruso, Old Bridge & Emi Modi, Asbury Park – Yes. God wants to protect America. They should pay taxes if they want to come here and work, even if they’re illegal. Our parents, we’re brother and sister, came here from Russia and worked like a dog. These people come here scott free, it’s not right. It’s all politics. They are hard workers, but let them pay taxes.

Joyce Darling, W. Hartford, Conn. & Cynthia Darling, Montclair, NJ - We don’t think we should seal the borders, but we do need to address some issues. We can’t just ignore the suffering of those coming in, but we have to proactively address the backgrounds and the needs of those coming in.

Joyce Darling, W. Hartford, Conn. & Cynthia Darling, Montclair, NJ – We don’t think we should seal the borders, but we do need to address some issues. We can’t just ignore the suffering of those coming in, but we have to proactively address the backgrounds and the needs of those coming in.

Cathy Gorry, Bradley Beach - No. Borders weren’t sealed when al of our ancestors came here. They should get here legally, but don’t seal the borders.

Cathy Gorry, Bradley Beach – No. Borders weren’t sealed when al of our ancestors came here. They should get here legally, but don’t seal the borders.

Bonnie Graham, Ocean Grove - Yes, I do think we should.  As much as this country was settled by immigrants, they did so by proper channels.  I’m sure there is much we don’t know. Seeing all these young children coming over here without their parents, it’s very distressing. Who is going to take care of these children? It’s a situation that Congress needs to address and the sooner the better.

Bonnie Graham, Ocean Grove – Yes, I do think we should. As much as this country was settled by immigrants, they did so by proper channels. I’m sure there is much we don’t know. Seeing all these young children coming over here without their parents, it’s very distressing. Who is going to take care of these children? It’s a situation that Congress needs to address and the sooner the better.

Donna Hillbreeze, Tuscon, Arizona & Leigh Grahill, Asbury Park - Donna: I’m from Tuscon, Arizona, and I’m all for the patrol because I know that some bad people are coming across, but I don’t like the ugly, steel barriers that they are putting up. That keeps out the migrating wildlife that often goes back and forth.  I’m opposed to the big, ugly steel wall. I’m for people to be hired to patrol. Leigh: I say ditto. Just give it a ditto.

Donna Hillbreeze, Tuscon, Arizona & Leigh Grahill, Asbury Park – Donna: I’m from Tuscon, Arizona, and I’m all for the patrol because I know that some bad people are coming across, but I don’t like the ugly, steel barriers that they are putting up. That keeps out the migrating wildlife that often goes back and forth. I’m opposed to the big, ugly steel wall. I’m for people to be hired to patrol. Leigh: I say ditto. Just give it a ditto.

Carol Migrala, Little Silver - We won’t be able to support these people. We need to vaccinate them, there’s disease involved. I believe in helping other people, but it has to be done in an orderly fashion, not haphazardly. The president is proposing billions of dollars, with no plan. There has to be a plan, and Congress has to be involved.

Carol Migrala, Little Silver – We won’t be able to support these people. We need to vaccinate them, there’s disease involved. I believe in helping other people, but it has to be done in an orderly fashion, not haphazardly. The president is proposing billions of dollars, with no plan. There has to be a plan, and Congress has to be involved.

Christopher Nagy, Bradley Beach - Yes. And the reason is that the money we spend on housing and feeding illegals, it would be much cheaper to patrol the borders properly. I’m a former New Jersey Environmental Federation employee.

Christopher Nagy, Bradley Beach – Yes. And the reason is that the money we spend on housing and feeding illegals, it would be much cheaper to patrol the borders properly. I’m a former New Jersey Environmental Federation employee.

Sarah Pingatore, Cedar Knolls - I’ve been told that a fence has been disruptive to wildlife migratory patterns, so therefor it’s detrimental to the environment. We have to take everything into consideration.

Sarah Pingatore, Cedar Knolls – I’ve been told that a fence has been disruptive to wildlife migratory patterns, so therefor it’s detrimental to the environment. We have to take everything into consideration.

Ed Poehlmann, Ocean Grove - That’s a loaded question. I would say we need to regulate the borders, not close them. We have never been a country with sealed borders, and we shouldn’t start now. What we’re permitting to happen to all these children is inhumane. I don’t know the solution, but we have representatives in Washington who are supposed to figure it out. That’s they’re job, and they’re not doing it.

Ed Poehlmann, Ocean Grove – That’s a loaded question. I would say we need to regulate the borders, not close them. We have never been a country with sealed borders, and we shouldn’t start now. What we’re permitting to happen to all these children is inhumane. I don’t know the solution, but we have representatives in Washington who are supposed to figure it out. That’s they’re job, and they’re not doing it.

Joshua Reinhardt, Ocean Grove - Oh, that’s a tough one. I’ve worked with many Latinos before, and they are needed. And the Irish work just as hard and fast. Right now it doesn't seem as if the playing field is level, as people who come here illegally are given so much at taxpayers expense.

Joshua Reinhardt, Ocean Grove – Oh, that’s a tough one. I’ve worked with many Latinos before, and they are needed. And the Irish work just as hard and fast. Right now it doesn’t seem as if the playing field is level, as people who come here illegally are given so much at taxpayers expense.