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In Asbury Park: Assistant to City Manager Named

  By DON STINE Asbury Park remains without a city manager, a police chief and a full-time chief financial officer and some residents say officials need to step up to the plate and get these positions filled. Although the city has been without a permanent city clerk since February Cindy Dye, currently the municipal clerk for North Hanover, is expected to appointed city clerk at press time. At the recent City Council workshop a resident urged city officials to fill the important positiions quickly. “The city is like a ship without a captain. These are two critical positions that need…

Lights, Camera, Action at Neptune’s Sudsy Mug

  By DON STINE It was lights, camera, action at the Sudsy Mug Saloon on Sixth Avenue in Neptune last Sunday morning. Ocean Grove resident Drew Shiminec, 27, used the bar as one of the settings for his upcoming short movie, “Raising the Dead.” Shiminec wrote the screenplay. “It’s a dark comedy about a kid who comes back home after years volunteering in Uruguay,” he said. “However, both his mother and brother have told the insurance company that he is dead to collect money for a start-up business. The son doesn’t want to turn them in, even though he thinks…

Dewatering Site Created for Deal Lake Dredging

  By DON STINE A temporary dewatering site for dredge material will be created at the very eastern edge of Deal Lake in Asbury Park to implement an important lake dredging project. The Deal Lake Commission has received $1 million from the federal National Resources Conservation Services to dredge about 12,000 cubic yards of sediment from the eastern end of the lake. Much of it was deposited during Superstorm Sandy. The project, which will have a 90- to 100-day completion contract, will begin after October 1. “We know you don’t want dredge spoils there in the middle of the summer,”…

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Associated Humane Societies to Revamp Volunteer Program

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The volunteer program at the Associated Humane Societies in Tinton Falls, after being abruptly shut down April 10, will be revamped and reinistituted by the end of this week according to Scott Crawford, assistant director of AHS of New Jersey. Crawford said the shutown was directed after there were everal incidents regarding animals and people being hurt. Crawford, who also directs the organization’s two other facilities in Newark and the Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey, said the other two facilities do not have the same number of accidents as in Tinton Falls. “The accidents happened…

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In Neptune City: Longtime Resident Remembered; New Business Welcomed

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Neptune City Borough Council began its meeting this week with a moment of silence for the Tango family, remembering Vito L. Tango who died April 2. Tango retired from the Neptune City Zoning Board four years ago. Mayor Robert Brown and Councilman Joseph Zajack both shared their memories while serving with him in office. “Our gems here in Neptune City, living right under our nose and we don’t even know it,” said Mayor Brown who shared Tango’s achievements while serving in the Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1946. “We’ve lost a great guy.” “I…

Slight Increase in Allenhurst Budget

  Allenhurst property owners will see a half-cent increase in their municipal tax rate under the 2015 budget introduced at this week’s Borough Council meeting. The budget, which increases the tax rate to 51 cents for every $100 of assessed valuation, will have a public hearing on May 12. The total $4,893,776 budget, which has a $2,311,136 tax levy, or the amount to be raised through taxation, is up slightly from last year’s total $4,665,483, budget, which had a $2,289,368 tax levy. Borough Clerk Lori L. Osborne said the half-a-cent increase is due to usual increases in expenses, such as…