Arson Suspected in 2017 Ocean Grove Fire

  By DON STINE Both county and federal officials have recently confirmed that a massive fire in Ocean Grove on March 3 last year, that destroyed or damaged seven buildings, appears to be arson and that the investigation into the fire is being reopened. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms […]

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Synagogue OK’d for Allenhurst

  By DON STINE An application to convert a single-family home in Allenhurst into a synagogue was approved by the Allenhurst Planning Board last week. The applicants, Ohel Yis’hak Sephardic Synagogue of Allenhurst and Rabbi Moshe Shamah, will now create a synagogue in a single-family house at 108 Allen Ave. The application allows for a […]

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Asbury Park Swears in Special Police Officer

  The Asbury Park Police Department swore in a new Class 1 Special Law Enforcement officer, city native Johnson Pierre. Public Communications Director Sergeant Michael Casey said Pierre, 18, just graduated from Asbury Park High School in June. While in high school, one of Pierre’s elective courses was a Law and Public Safety. This course […]

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Crane House Presents Filmed Opera

  On Thurs., July 26 at 5 p.m. the Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park will be presenting the second in its eighth summer series of filmed operas. Fifty years ago, Herbert Von Karajan presented Pietro Mascagni’s one-act opera “Cavalleria Rusticana,”  filmed in Sicily.  A half century ago, the New York Post said of the production: “Magnificently […]

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