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  All Coaster photos were taken by Mike Kearns.

Acting City Manager Named

  By DON STINE Asbury Park Director of Social Services Tony Nuccio will be the acting-City Manager for at least the next two months while the search continues for a permanent replacement and City Council meetings will be temporarily be held on Tuesdays in the near future. City Manager Terence Reidy stepped down effective Oct. 31. Mayor Myra Campbell said the search for a new manager continues but that the city does have a candidate in mind. “We have not yet confirmed who the new city manager is and it is still a work in progress. But we do have…

In Asbury Park: Residents to Vote on Government Change

  Asbury Park voters will be going to the polls on Nov. 5 to decide if they want to change the city’s form of government as recommended by a special Charter Study Committee. “A lot of work went into preparing this. We met every Monday for eight months and I am satisfied with the results,” commission member Rita Morano said. A special ballot question will ask voters: “Shall the Council/Manager Plan of the Optional Municipal Charter Law, providing for five (5) council members to be elected at large for staggered terms at non-partisan elections held in November, with the Mayor…

In Bradley Beach: Group Presents $17,000 for Sign

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Bradley Beach Memorial Day Committee presented a check of $17,653 to the borough for the purchase of a new digital electric sign. The committee raised funds for the sign throughout the year and presented the check at this week’s Borough Council meeting. They also negotiated the installation of the sign with the Decker Family of Bradley Beach who will train three borough officials to work the sign and provide maintenance at no additional cost. “The light has been out for over a year. Many people have no idea how hard they (The Memorial Day Committee)…

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Selects New Executive Director

  The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association has named J. P. Gradone of Tennessee as its new chief operating officer and executive director. Dr. Dale Whilden, president of the association, said the selection marks the culmination of a lengthy, in depth search. “Our new COO exhibits an authentic commitment to Christ and brings an impressive record of combining business world savvy and ministry skills,” Whilden said. Gradone has had 20 years of extensive experience in the business world prior to serving for 10 years in Executive Pastor positions. He comes to the Camp Meeting from an executive pastor role in…

Tinton Falls Welcomes County’s First Indoor Rec Facility

  By JUSTIN SAUER Monmouth County now has its first indoor recreation facility. The Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, a 21,000-square-foot recreation center located on 2566 Guam Lane (off Hope Road) in Tinton Falls, was recently acquired by Monmouth County from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA). “The Fort Monmouth Recreation Center is unlike any other building in the Monmouth County Park System,” explained Bob Ward, who works in the Visitor Services department for the Monmouth County Parks System and is in charge of programming for the facility. “This building was built by the Army as a recreation facility and…

Out and About

  All Coaster photos were taken by Mike Kearns. Click images for captions.

YMCA for Sale Again

  John McGillion, who purchased the YMCA building on Main Street in Asbury Park a little more than a year ago, has put it up for sale. McGillion, owner of Johnny Mac House of Spirits, at 208 Main St., Asbury Park said he is selling the YMCA building to focus more on three other projects he has ongoing in the city right now. The listing price for the 38,679-square-foot building at 600 Main Street is $2.7 million. “By the time we complete our other projects it would be six or seven years before we could get to the YMCA building…

Around City Hall in Asbury Park…

  Pictured above: Bamboozle in Asbury Park, in the vicinity of the North Beach condominium complex. Some residents living in the North Beach condominium complex on the northern Asbury Park beachfront feel that they have been bamboozled. Resident Ellen Muller attended last week’s City Council meeting with questions about what is happening in her neighborhood, between Sixth and Seventh Avenue and Ocean Avenue and Kingsley Street Muller said much of the area’s landscaping was either destroyed or removed preparing for last year’s Bamboozle Festival, a three-day musical festival held on the northern beachfront on May 18-20. Tens of thousands of people…

What advice do you have for incoming Senator Cory Booker?

  Shore-area residents offer incoming U.S. Senator Cory Booker advice on assuming the office; click on any picture to read what they have to say: