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Golf Outing in Remembrance of Beloved Neptune Teacher

  By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER William E. Pullen Jr. would have loved a recent Monday at the Spring Meadow Golf Course in Farmingdale. There was fellowship. There was food. There was golf. And the proceeds from the fourth annual William E. Pullen Jr. Scholarship Fund Golf Outing will make it easier for graduates of his beloved Neptune High School to attend college. “We expect to be able to award four scholarships to deserving graduates of Neptune High School this spring,” said event spokesman Dick Cottrell, Pullen Jr.’s brother in law. The weather was again great for golf, another reason for Pullen…

Gloss Salon Hosting Evening to Make a Difference Oct. 24

  When John Partusch, owner of Gloss Salon and Toxic Tins Social Media Gallery decided to host an “Evening of Special Needs and Special Help,” Oct. 24, he wanted to make a difference, but didn’t realize he had chosen National Make A Difference Day. Partusch is sponsoring the benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. at his salon at 605 :Lake Ave., Asbury Park to raise funds and awareness for Best Day Foundation, the Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times and a Food Drive to help The Saint George Soup Kitchen feed residents in Asbury Park. The event will include live painting…

Man Charged with Assault on Police Officer

  Allenhurst police arrested a man Oct. 19 and charged him with assaulting a police officer. Police said at approximately 8 pm, the Allenhurst Police Department received a report of a suspicious person, loitering outside a Main Street business. Upon the officer’s arrival, the subject provided false information, as to his identity, to the officer. Shortly thereafter, the 22-year subject attempted to flee from the officer, on foot. After a brief struggle, the subject was taken into custody. The Allenhurst First Aid squad also responded due to the officer being bloodied during the apprehension. The officer was treated on scene by first aid personnel. The arrestee…

In Bradley Beach: Dress Yourself and Your Pet for Halloween Festivities

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Paws & Anchor in Bradley Beach along with the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the first annual Bradley Beach Howl-O-Ween event on Sat., Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Riley Park. Paws & Anchor owner, Nicole Kienlen, addressed the Bradley Beach Borough Council regarding the event, which will include a Pooch Parade at 2 p.m., pet costume contest, pet talent show, and kid friendly activities. “After a Chamber of Commerce meeting I thought how could we improve commerce in Bradley Beach, we need more events, and we want to take advantage…

Recovery Funds Distributed to Shark River Hills Families

  Approaching three years after Super Storm Sandy came ashore in New Jersey we still find families displaced from their homes and others working to get their lives back in order. This week, Recovery Along the River Foundation, Inc., made its second disbursement of funds to affected families. Recovery Along the River Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit foundation formed in 2013, after Sandy, whose sole purpose was to raise funds and awareness for affected families and businesses in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune. Michelle Erbe, Foundation Chairwoman and KC Dempsey, Vice Chairwoman, announced that 51 families will receive…

Asbury Park Eliminating Commerce Director Position

  By ELLEN CARROLL and JOANNE PAPAIANNI In the midst of an economic boom in Asbury Park, which has seen a dramatic resurgence in restaurants, bars and shops, the city has fired its director of economic development. Tom Gilmour, who has been with the city 14 years and formerly served as the director of the Urban Enterprise Zone in the city, was informed in a letter from the city that his position would be eliminated and Oct. 30 would be his last day. Just a few years ago he and his wife sold their home in Fair Haven to live…

Memorial Day Festival Committee Donates $9,000 for Police Vehicle

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Bradley Beach Memorial Day Weekend Festival Committee has donated $9,000 for a new Global Electric Motor Car police vehicle to the borough. Festival Committee member Harvey Rosenberg suggested that the vehicle could be used for traffic and parking enforcement along Main Street and the beachfront. “Over the past seven years, the committee has raised a total of $133,600, $26,600.00 in 2015 alone and donated a total of $142,600,” Rosenberg said. The committee announced that they are currently working on two new projects, which will be presented at a future date. Mayor Gary Engelstad suggested that…

In Bradley Beach: Curb Your Bicycle Please!

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE After receiving complaints from the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce, an organization comprised of a number of businesses located in the borough, Bradley Beach officials said they will begin to crack down on bicyclists riding on sidewalks. At a recent chamber meeting many business olwners who attended voiced their concerns about bicycle riding on Main Street. John Esposito, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and owner of Beach Cinema, said that Bloom owner, Kelly Gambella, brought the situation to the chamber’s attention. “She said she spent a lot of time in front of her store…

Deal Bridge Will Be Restored

  By DON STINE Deal’s more-than 100-year-old pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks into the Dear Harbor neighborhood is getting a facelift. Jason Fazio, superintendent in public works in Deal since March 2, said he is a history buff and realized the bridge needed some help. The bridge, off Atlantic Avenue and crossing the railroad tracks, was originally a car bridge but eventually shut down to allow for pedestrian foot-traffic only. And while the integrity of the bridge is still good, thanks to a restoration effort in the late 1990s, the façade could use some help, Fazio said. “Stone ornamentation,…

A Look at the Ocean High Girls Cross Country Team

  By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Ocean Township High School girls cross country coach Paul Looney said at the start of the season he was hopeful for big things from Michela Cholak. “She is our number one runner,” he said. “She should have a great senior season.” Cholak has delivered for the Spartans, pacing the team to wins in four of its first seven dual meets. She ran the 12th-fastest time in school history at hilly Holmdel Park. She has run the second-best time in school annals at Thompson Park in Jamesburg. And she has run 19 minutes at Ocean County Park…