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Public Invited to Meeting on Merger between Allenhurst and Loch Arbour

  By DON STINE A proposed merger between neighboring Loch Arbour and Allenhurst is moving forward and a public meeting on the issue will be held Thursday, Jan. 9. “We have made substantial progress,” Loch Arbour Mayor Paul Fernicola said earlier this week. In a Dec. 20 letter sent to both Allenhurst and Loch Arbour residents, the governing bodies said that they plan to present a consolidation application to the state Department of Community Affairs for review and possible approval. “This public meeting will determine if we move forward, depending on the feedback we get from residents,” Fernicola said. The Jan. 9 meeting…

Allenhurst Police Unveil New Personalized Patch

  By DON STINE For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the Allenhurst police department will have its own personalized police patch. The image on the new patch (pictured on this page) is that of the famous 1854 New Era shipwreck that occurred off the beach in what is now Asbury Park. The local volunteer lifesaving service station was manned by many residents, in what would later become Allenhurst, and they were among the first respond to the tragedy. “We wanted a patch with a personal and some historical connection to Allenhurst,” police Capt. Michael Schneider said.…

Allenhurst Child Abduction Attempt Unfounded

  A reported child abduction attempt near the Allenhurst train station Sat., Nov. 9 has been determined to be unfounded, police said. “Our subsequent investigation shows that the incident did not happen and that there was no attempted child abduction,” Capt. Michael Schneider said on Monday. The incident reportedly happened Saturday around 2:25 p.m. near the Allenhurst train station parking lot and Spier Avenue. The child reported he was being forced by a male into a white van but escaped and ran to a nearby business, which called 911. The incident hit the media and Schneider said there was an “overwhelming response” from…

No Action Planned on Proposed Allenhurst, Loch Arbour Merger

  By DON STINE Any action on a proposed merger between Loch Arbour and neighboring Allenhurst to help ease the village’s school tax burden will not take place in the near future. Loch Arbour Mayor Paul Fernicola said at last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting that fiscal issues due to Superstorm Sandy remain unresolved for both. “At this point it is impossible to do a fiscal impact study,” he said. Each municipality is to be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA) for damage caused by the storm, which was almost one year ago. Fernicola said Loch Arbour has…

Baby Jesus Returns to Allenhurst

  By DON STINE Baby Jesus is back in Allenhurst after the statue, stolen from the borough’s annual Christmas Nativity scene in 2012, was anonymously returned last week. “It is really an invaluable item and it was returned in good condition,” Police Captain Michael Schneider said. The concrete figure, weighing about 150 to 200 pounds, was reported stolen from the Nativity scene on Allenhurst’s Main Street in early January. It was reportedly last seen on Dec. 26. After the statue was discovered missing, police issued a statement saying they would accept anonymous tips as to the whereabouts of the figure…

The B Plot: ‘Sandye’ beach day in Allenhurst

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO More than 1500 people came out on an overcast beach Sunday to watch the 70-year-long tradition of dying the ocean water neon green at the Allenhurst Beach Club. The “Sandye” commemorates the end of the official summer season. “In 1943, the owner of BubbleLand in Asbury Park celebrated the one year birthday of his daughter by pouring green water into Wesley Lake,” said Rutledge Varley, assistant manager, Allenhurst Beach Club. “And so the tradition was born.” Ultimately, the tradition moved to Allenhurst under the passionate guidance of resident Freddie Lehmann. Today, his son Jack continues to…

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