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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…

Bradley Beach Chamber Foots the Bill for Holiday Lights

  By ED SALVAS Main Street in Bradley Beach is starting to take on a Holiday look. Borough employees have started putting up new “snowflake” holiday lights along the borough’s Main Street after receiving a donation of $1,500 from the Chamber of Commerce. Officers of the chamber were at the Borough Council meeting last week and presented the check to Mayor Gary Engelstad. President Brenda Connolly, Vice President John Esposito, chairman of the Beautification Committee, and Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director Shirley Ayres were thanked by the mayor who praised the business group’s effort and said he believes the relationship between…

2 Incumbents Win in Ocean Plus Write-In Candidate Not Yet Named

  Two unopposed candidates won two, three-year terms on the Ocean Township Board of Education in Tuesday’s general election while a still unknown write-in candidate won a third seat. Incumbent board member Sylvia Sylvia was top vote-getter with 3,654 votes, or about 45.5 percent of ballots cast. Incumbent Sean Moore got 3,358 votes, or about 41.75 percent. School Superintendent John Lysko said Wednesday that the county Board of Elections office said the winner of the write-in candidate spot should be announced by Nov. 18, or in about two weeks. “I am happy to continue working with everybody and I am…