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Library Hosting Old Fashioned Games and Ice Cream Party

  By DENISE HERSCHEL There may be a few weeks left until the start of the new school year but the Bradley Beach Library still has several summer activities in store for the month of August. After a successful season of reading, it is even more of a reason for the children to celebrate, according to Rita Post, Bradley Beach Library Program Coordinator. “I think that summer reading was a big success! The library was literally overflowing with party-goers at our Pirate Party with 93 people in attendance. Our little pirates were reading and having fun doing so. Experts agree…

Deal Police Department Receives National Award for Road Safety

  The Deal Police Department has placed third in the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Challenge. Police Chief Ronen Neuman made the announcement last week. The NLEC is a traffic safety recognition program that recognizes agencies that excel in keeping their roadways safe. It is designed to strengthen and support traffic safety and provides agencies an opportunity to make a difference in the communities they serve, learn from each other, and establish future goals in traffic education and enforcement. This is the first time in the history of the National Law Enforcement Challenge that any New…

Neptune Official Leaving Post

  By DON STINE Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop will be leaving his post on the governing body Mon., Aug. 22 after 12 years of service to take a job with the county Board of Elections. “Monday will be my last meeting and I will be resigning my position effective at 11:59 p.m.,” he said. “It is required I step down now that I have a job with the county.” Bishop will be replacing Deputy Commissioner for Administration of Elections for Monmouth County Hedra Siskel although Siskel will stay in her post until after this November’s election to help Bishop…

$19 Million for Housing in City

  Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Redevelopment Area will receive a total of $19 million for housing projects along with mixed-use space on the city’s west side. Sen. Jennifer Beck and Asbury Park Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton said that Renaissance Village, a 64 unit affordable housing project, would receive $7,870,000 from the third round of Community Development Block Grant funding. Additionally, the Boston Way Village complex, a 104 unit affordable housing project, will receive $12,348,745. These are Sandy-related federal funds passed through the state of New Jersey under the Fund for Restoration of Multifamily Housing. This funding will allow these projects to…

Tinton Falls Woman Charged with Murder

  A Tinton Falls woman and a Long Branch resident have been charged with the murder of a Union County woman who has been missing since March and the subject of an extensive search and investigation. On Aug. 16 detectives discovered the body of Tyrita R. Julius, 41, who has been missing since March 8, 2016. Her friend Jennifer Sweeney, 32 of Tinton Falls, and Andre Harris, 32 of Long Branch, are charged with first degree Murder, second degree Desecration of Human Remains and fourth degree Tampering with Physical Evidence. Bail was set at $1.5 million cash only, as set…

Neptune to Seek $250,000 in Grant Funds for Liberty Park Upgrades

  By DON STINE Neptune officials are looking to pick up to $250,000 from the Monmouth County Open Space Grant Program to make upgrades at Liberty Park. Director of Engineering and Planning Leanne Hoffman said at Monday’s Township Committee meeting that the township has “a good history” with the grant program and will seek money again this year. The grant has a maximum of $250,000, which also requires at 25 percent match in funding from the township. Hoffman said two projects best meet the criteria to receive the funding right now: improving basketball courts and other facilities, such as lighting…

Mayor’s Trophy Regatta Aug. 12

  Showing off what they have learned over the past two weeks, the sailors in the Shark River Roundtable sponsorship sailing program are ready for some friendly competition. With representation from Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Neptune City, Neptune Township, and Wall, the Friends of the Belmar Harbor and the respective Recreation Directors are coordinating a program-ending Mayors’ Cup Regatta between the towns. The Regatta will be held at the L Street Beach Marina in Belmar from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Fri., Aug. 12. Each town has offered five residents, ages 9-16, a sponsorship to participate in the two-week instructional…