Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Asbury Park

Asbury Park is installing electric vehicle charging stations, making Asbury Park among the first municipalities on the Jersey Shore to offer this service to the public. The city’s electric vehicle charging partner, Greenspot, is nearing completion on installation of electric charging infrastructure on Mattison Avenue between Main Street and Bond Street. Once complete, four parking […]

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Off Duty Transit Officer Charged in Altercation

An off-duty New Jersey Transit police officer was arrested following an altercation with several individuals in Belmar early Friday morning Aug. 30, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. At approximately 11:41 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 29 the Belmar Police Department responded to a disturbance in the area of 11th and Ocean Avenues in Belmar. Off-duty […]

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Bradley Beach Administrator Sues 2 Councilmen

By PETE WALTON Kelly Barrett, municipal clerk and administrator in Bradley Beach, is suing the borough and two council members, alleging that she is the victim of sex discrimination. Oakhurst-based attorney Peter C. Lucas filed the suit on Barrett’s behalf Aug. 19 in the civil division of state Superior Court in Freehold. The complaint asks […]

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Monmouth Regional Football Preview

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER First-year Monmouth Regional High School football coach Dan Wendel wants to see togetherness among his Falcons. “Our motto is, ‘One Family…One Mission,’ ” the former Monmouth player said. “We want to continue to come together and build the foundation for this program.” How together the Falcons will be in terms of wins […]

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Asbury Park High Football Preview

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER The loss burns inside the stomachs of the Asbury Park High School Blue Bishops like hot coals. The team traveled to traditional state football power Paulsboro to play in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group I semifinals last season. The result was a 34-0 road loss in which the Blue Bishops trailed 14-0 […]

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Jonas Brothers in Asbury Park

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Jonas Brothers, who performed at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park in 2005, returned to the iconic music venue Sunday night to perform and wow a younger audience. The Asbury Park beachfront came alive Sunday night as thousands of screaming fans greeted and cheered for the famous Jersey born brothers, […]

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Neptune City Promotes Police

By PETE WALTON Hoover Cano has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant in the Neptune City Police Department. Nicholas Morgan has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, and George Williams has been hired as a new police officer. The Borough Council approved the appointments when it met earlier this week. Police Chief Matthew J. […]

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Ocean Grove at 150: When an aeroplane landed on Main Avenue

By Steven Froias Special to The Coaster Although its business district proper is small, Ocean Grove has been blessed by some beloved retail establishments throughout its 150 years.  Aside from its fabled hotels and guest houses, commercial enterprises of renown and special fondness helped create the emotional infrastructure of the Grove over time. Because the […]

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New Bus for Neptune Seniors

By DON STINE Neptune’s senior citizens have a new set of wheels for their senior center – a second-hand bus donated by the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders. “We had a 1994 Blue Bird bus that we have used since 1995. But it has had issues and it’s getting harder and harder to get parts […]

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