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Adoptable Pets from Rescue Ridge

  SPRING LAKE – Meet Miche (above)! This beautiful Pit mix is just 2-3 years old and is anxiously waiting for a loving home of her very own. Overlooked time and time again, this sweet girl would make an amazing companion, but hasn’t been given a chance to show off all she has to offer. Poor Miche has been with Rescue Ridge for over a year! Very affectionate, Miche loves to be rubbed and cuddled. She thoroughly enjoys the company of people and longs for the comfort of a family to keep her safe and sound. In turn, she will…

Drainage Better Now in Ocean Grove

  OCEAN GROVE – Longstanding flooding issues along Broadway in historic Ocean Grove have apparently been resolved- but residents still have a wait-and-see attitude. Resident Kennedy Buckley, who lives on Broadway, said at the May 13 Township Committee meeting that the street drainage improvements seem to be working. “It rained severely over the weekend and the water went down very quickly and the problem seems to be greatly improved,” he said. Buckley said that storm water seems to be draining much better and that many additional outlets to drain the water have been installed. “Things seem to be flowing much…

Wayside Scout to Receive Rank of Eagle Scout

OCEAN TOWNSHIP – Francis G. Klincewicz, a member of Boy Scout Troop 76 in the Wayside section of Ocean Township, will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor to be held at Holy Innocents School, Neptune Sun., May 19 at 2 p.m. Francis, 17, is a junior at Christian Brothers Academy in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township. He lives in Wayside. For his required Eagle service project, Francis constructed a protective fence around the pre-school play area at Holy Innocents School, Neptune. Francis started in scouts at the age of 6 as a Cub…

Ocean High School Teacher Nominated for Teachers Who Rock Award

  OCEAN TOWNSHIP – John Terlecsky, a teacher at Ocean Township High School, was nominated by his colleagues and selected as one of the 24 teachers chosen for the Teachers Who Rock Award. This award is sponsored by the NJEA and promoted through 95.9 The WRAT. The teachers selected were honored at a banquet at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River on April 9. Terlecsky is the 12th grade AP Literature teacher. He not only prepares students for the AP exam but also collegiate level writing. He also teaches a required 9th grade Introduction to a writing course and public…

Candidate Says Comments Are ‘Outrageous’

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – The Forward Asbury Park political campaign has criticized opponent Amy Quinn of wanting to give out-of-town visitors free parking and beach access – an idea that Quinn says has never been proposed by her political ticket. In a large, color flyer mailed to city residents late this week, the Forward Asbury Park campaign said making the beaches and parking free would result in the loss of $2.8 million in revenue. Quinn, who is a member of the One Asbury ticket, said the information is false. The flyer says that local property taxes will…

EDITORIAL: 5 For Asbury Park City Council

  Asbury Park voters will go to the polls Tues., May 14 to vote for five City Council members. In this all-important race where residents will decide who will continue to lead this city by the sea into the 21st century there are 22 candidates. We endorse the five we believe best suited to serve the residents, business owners and taxpayers through their proven dedication, their leadership skills, their history with the city and their willingness to listen. But perhaps, more importantly, we believe these five, although on different tickets, can and will work together for the city’s future. John…

Farmers Market Returning to Neptune

  NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – Move and Improve Neptune will host a Farmers’ Market on Fridays beginning May 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Midtown Commons Park. The park is located on West Lake Avenue, just east of Route 35. A few local orchards, farms, bakers, and specialty stores will be selling seasonal produce, muffins, pies, honey, and some surprises. Some vendors accept WIC. Bring your children to play on the playground and bring home some local Jersey Fresh grown goodies. Operators of Move and Improve Neptune said they are committed to make Neptune a healthier place to live, learn,…

3 Monuments Installed in Neptune Record Water Levels

  NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP – Three permanent monuments have been installed in Neptune to accurately determine the elevations needed when houses are raised up out of flood zones. The three monuments will serve as permanent markers that will physically set the elevation standards for current or future construction projects, such as raising homes up on pilings. “The township felt it needed to establish local control so everyone will be working off the same datum, especially in areas where elevations will be critical,” Township Director of Engineering and Planning Leanne Hoffman said. The three monuments have already been installed: two along Riverside…

Slight Increase in Municipal Taxes in Tinton Falls

  TINTON FALLS – The municipal budget adopted by Tinton Falls this week features an average $38 increase in municipal taxes for taxpayers. The $22,688,81 is actually less than last year’s budget of $22,877,935.00 which is a savings of $189,124.00. The tax rate was increased slightly from .441 to .454 which is an increase of .0126. On an average household value of around $300,000 the increase is only $38. Health care premiums, salaries, and various items purchased were all reasons given to justify this year’s budget, borough officials said. There was a surplus of $3,950,000 of which $2,773,806.00 was used…

Prosecutor’s Office Raids A Team Headquarters

  By DON STINE ASBURY PARK – The headquarters of Asbury Park’s A Team political campaign for five City Council seats was raided by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Sat., May 4. Armed with a search warrant, officers from the prosecutor’s office were sent to the office in connection with a complaint filed about absentee ballots for the upcoming May 14 City Council election.The A Team’s office is located on Asbury Avenue across from Our Ladyf of Mount Carmel Church. In an April 11 letter, Asbury Out Front campaign manager Stephania Warren wrote to Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French…