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Area Chef on Food Network

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Chef Peter Morris, executive chef of Woody’s which is scheduled to open in Tinton Falls, will be featured tonight (July 30) at 10 p.m. on the Beat Bobby Flay show on the Food Network. In the episode, Morris faced off against Tex-mex chef Gregory Webb as they competed to make a winning dish featuring pomegranate. “I thought wow, how am I going to make pomegranate the focus?” said Morris of Freehold who’s dish was judged by New York City chef celebrities Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian. In the competition, Morris, former chef de cuisine at Langosta…

Giamano’s Outdoor Sunday Music Series Silenced

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Bradley Beach Borough Council voted 4-1 to rescind the approval for Giamano’s Outdoor Music Series on Sundays. Earlier this year the council said it would allow the series as long as certain requirements were met, including stopping the music at 8:30 p.m. In an effort to be fair to both residents and business owners the council said the sound level must not exceed standards approved by the Monmouth Board of Health. The resolution also stated that the council had the right to rescind the approval upon any complaints received by residents. “As of last weekend,…

In Asbury Park: Bangs Avenue Garage Offers Paid Parking Starting Aug. 1

  By ED SALVAS The ongoing effort to improving Asbury Park’s parking situation moves forward this week when the Bangs Avenue Parking Garage becomes a paid parking garage with expanded hours of operation on weekends. Mayor John Moor announced at last week’s City Council meeting that the garage will open Sat., Aug. 1 for paid parking under an agreement with the state which owns the garage that’s used during the week by people who work in the downtown state office building. Beginning Aug. 1 the public will be able to use the garage Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 9 to…

In Neptune: Bikes and Bike Helmets Given Away at National Night Out Aug. 4

  The Neptune Police Department is once again hosting National Night Out Tues., Aug. 4. This community event has been a staple of the summer in Neptune for more than 20 years. National Night Out is an event held in over 16,000 communities across the country every year, created by the National Association of Town Watch. This annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The goal of National Night Out is to enhance the relationship between citizens and law enforcement, bolster a sense of community, deter crime, and give…

In Bradley Beach: First Aid Squad Requests Memorial Installation at Park

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Bradley Beach officials this week discussed a request by the First Aid Squad to install a squad memorial in southwest corner of Riley Park. Borough Councilman Harold Cotler said he had spoken to the squad and suggested that before approving the memorial that the council “look at the park from a total ground standpoint.” “I’m not opposed to a memorial because I’m a first aider, but I think we need to have the park usable for all the towns’ people and not just have a statue park,” Cotler said. “They (the First Aid Department) were fine…

Neptune City Hires Bookkeeper

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Neptune City has hired a lifelong borough resident for a part time bookkeeping position at borough hall. Borough Councilman Joseph Zajack said this week that Albert Jardine has been hired for the position after four candidates were interviewed. He said Jardine was “extremely qualified” and has a four-year college degree. Zajack also said the interview process for a new CFO will begin this week, this week, possibly July 30. The council also approved the audit, which includes over 65 accounts that have to be balanced. The audit was submitted and returned with only two comments. “I’m…

Pizza Eating and Ice Cream Eating Competitons at Neptune City Day

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Neptune City will host its 23rd Annual Neptune City Day Aug.1 at Memorial Park and Riverview Avenue. Starting off the celebration will be the annual 5K race at 8 a.m. Runners can register at the Neptune City First Aid Building starting at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 or July 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Neptune City Community Center. After the race, the festivities will begin at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park with rides, entertainment, food, vendors, and demonstrations. Attendees are invited to enjoy food from the Neptune City Committee including hamburgers, hot dogs,…

In Asbury Park: Board President Blasts Officials Over Library Panel Appointments

  By ED SALVAS The open feud between Asbury Park Library Board President Don Stine and Mayor John Moor and Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn jumped from the newspaper to the City Council Chambers at the council’s July 22 meeting. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Stine stepped to the microphone and repeated charges he made in a full-page ad in The Coaster and triCityNews July 16 in “An Open Letter to the Citizens of Asbury Park.” In the paid advertisement Stine accused the two officials of political cronyism and operating behind closed doors in connection with the appointments…