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K. Hovnanian Homes Plans to Build in Asbury Park

  iStar Residential said it has signed an agreement with K. Hovnanian Homes to build luxury townhomes at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Monroe Avenue in Asbury Park. This development project, when approved by the city, marks the first time a national homebuilder will be entering the Asbury Park market since 1984, when the waterfront was originally designated as a redevelopment area. iStar Residential will be responsible for obtaining City approval and preparing the project site so K. Hovnanian can move forward and build the new townhomes. “We welcome K. Hovnanian Homes to Asbury Park, where we are clearly…

Colorful Ocean Grove Resident to Reveal Secrets

  By DON STINE Herb Herbst may have retired from his longtime job but he has certainly never retired from helping improve his community and now everyone can spend an evening with the well-known and ever-engaging Ocean Grove resident Sat., Nov. 16. “An Evening with Herb” will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Jersey Shore Arts Center- an institution that would never have existed without Herbst. “The secrets and history to restoring the arts center shall be revealed and they are both dramatic and humorous,” he said about his upcoming performance. During “An Evening with Herb,” this man on…

Capitol Report: Legislators Oppose Motorcross Facility in Tinton Falls

  By MARY PAT ANGELINI Over the past few weeks the issue of whether to allow a motocross facility in Tinton Falls has sparked contentious debate between motocross enthusiasts and residents who live near the proposed site who have serious concerns about the impact of such a facility on their quality of life. On one side of the issue sit motocross riders who are in search of a legal place in the area to enjoy their sport. They are strongly and vocally supportive of a proposal to develop a 21 acre facility on Shafto Road for dirt bike racing. The…

Vinyl Planned for New Bradley Beach Gazebo

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Bradley Beach officials approved a plan for the gazebo at the beachfront destroyed by Superstorm to be made of vinyl, a cheaper option than wood. Borough Engineer Bruce Koch discussed the various updates on the gazebo and noted that vinyl would save the borough approximately $10,000. The vinyl option contains wood inside of the vinyl, preventing the wood from being subjected to outside elements. Councilman Harold Cotler expressed his support for the wood structure while Mayor Englestad and Councilmen Norman Goldfarb and Salvatore Galassetti expressed their support for the vinyl structure, mainly because of its cost…

Neptune Aquatic Center Reopens

  The 32,000 square foot Neptune Aquatic Center located at the high school will its doors first to swim teams on Fri., Nov. 15 and then to the public on Sat., Nov. 16 with a morning celebration from 10 a.m. to noon. The Neptune Aquatic Center has been closed to repair faulty duct work for the past three weeks. The facility will now utilize a state-of-the-art duct sox system. A Duct Sox,© or flexible fabric duct, is specifically designed for chlorinated and athletic applications. The material of the DuctSox© utilizes 55 percent recycled polyester and is fully launderable, helping to…

Allenhurst Child Abduction Attempt Unfounded

  A reported child abduction attempt near the Allenhurst train station Sat., Nov. 9 has been determined to be unfounded, police said. “Our subsequent investigation shows that the incident did not happen and that there was no attempted child abduction,” Capt. Michael Schneider said on Monday. The incident reportedly happened Saturday around 2:25 p.m. near the Allenhurst train station parking lot and Spier Avenue. The child reported he was being forced by a male into a white van but escaped and ran to a nearby business, which called 911. The incident hit the media and Schneider said there was an “overwhelming response” from…

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Allenhurst Woman Directs Movie About Zombies

  By ED SALVAS About 250 people filled a theater at the Clearview Cinema in the Middlebrook Plaza, Ocean Township recently for a screening of a new horror film, “Demon Hunters – Fear the Silence.” The audience was mostly members of the cast and crew and their families and friends anxious to see themselves, or someone they know, on the big screen. They weren’t disappointed. As the 90-minute film played on the screen, audience members clapped their approval of the film, directed by Debra Higgins of Allenhurst and produced by Bill Wilusz, who also wrote the screenplay. Bringing an indie…