4 Arrested After Traffic Stop in Ocean

Ocean Township Police Officer Dean Schoch arrested a woman and three men, all of Ocean Township, during a traffic stop on Deal Rd. near Route 18 on Feb. 17 at about 8:40 p.m. Schoch approached the vehicle where the driver, Hannah Miller, 18, and her three passengers, Antonio Badillo, 20, Jasher Pena, 20 and Kavan […]

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Team Captain is ‘Formidable’ Force at St. Rose High

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER There was no stopping Makayla Andrews. The St. Rose High School girls basketball standout turned the McCann Activities and Athletic Center into her personal playground. The senior guard erupted for 29 points, hammered for 11 rebounds and handed out three assists, powering the host Purple Roses past Rumson-Fair Haven Regional 76-50. Andrews […]

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$250,000 Grant to Community Affairs Center in Asbury Park

A  $250,000 state grant from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing has been given to help the Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC) in Asbury Park provide assistance and stabilization services for families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness in Monmouth County. The center is a nonprofit social service organization that has […]

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Softball Coach Charged with Stealing from Team

A Neptune man who coached a competitive youth softball team is facing charges of theft after he misused about $14,000 of the team’s funds earmarked for traveling expenses and tournament costs, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Michael Lane, 54, of Neptune  was charged Monday with third degree Theft by Unlawful Taking and third […]

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Beloved Bartender Remembered

By DON STINE A beloved local bartender who perished in an early morning apartment fire in Ocean Grove Feb. 6, is being fondly remembered by his friends, coworkers and customers. Michael Jennings, 52, was killed in the fire that swept through the third-story apartment he shared with his wife, Catherine, near Central Avenue and Broadway. […]

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One Killed in Ocean Grove Fire

By DON STINE An overnight fire early Thursday on Broadway in Ocean Grove has killed one person and injured another. The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. The three-alarm fire burned the top floor of a three-story building near Broadway and Central Avenue. There were several apartments on the third floor. The identity of […]

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