1 Injured in Neptune Shooting

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s  Office said one victim was injured in a shooting Sat., July 27 in Neptune at approximately 8 p.m. The Neptune Township Police Department received reports of shots fired at 1222 10th Ave. Approximately 15 to 20 minutes later it was reported that a victim was found at a nearby residence. The […]

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Asbury Park Officials Release Statement

Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and City Council released this statement in reference to  2 shootings overnight between Tues., July 23 and Wed., July 24. “As being reported in the press, we can confirm there were two unrelated shootings in Asbury Park. “While we cannot provide details of the events, we can assure you that […]

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OCEAN GROVE at 150 Part II: The Hotel That Fell Down

By Steven Froias Special to The Coaster Ocean Grove is rightfully celebrated for its quaint Victorian-era architecture. It’s stick-style cottages define the place – so much so that the Grove became a National Historic District in 1975. Another distinguishing feature of Ocean Grove architecture is its numerous hotels, Inns, guest houses and bed & breakfasts. […]

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Police Seek Assistance in Fatal Shooting

An Asbury Park man was fatally shot Wed., July 24 in the 700 block of Sewell Avenue. The Asbury Park Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot victim in front of 707 Sewell Ave in the city about 1:45 a.m. When officers arrival they located the victim, identified as Jabar Busby, 32, of […]

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Severe Thunderstorms Rock the Area

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Severe thunderstorms in the evening Mon., July 22 caused massive power outages in the area, leaving thousands of PCP&L customers without power. Many still in the dark in Neptune and Oakhurst on Wed., July 24 at press time. “This is the most significant power outage since Superstorm Sandy,” said […]

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In Asbury Park: Have Coffee, Meet a Council Member

The Asbury Park City Council will host Coffee with a Councilperson events to provide an opportunity for residents to get to know their elected officials, ask questions and provide comment. Events will be hosted at various locations throughout the city with two members of City Council in attendance at each event. Planned Coffee with a […]

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Neptune Teen Dies in House Fire

Neptune Township Police, Fire and EMS responded to an 11:58 p.m. report of possible entrapment at a structure fire at 1821 McBride Avenue in the township. When first responders arrived on scene, two residents of the home were safely evacuated from the home but a third resident was unaccounted-for and believed to be inside the […]

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