Offshore Drilling was Topic at Hands Across the Sand

    By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Elected officials and environmental leaders gathered in the cold rain and wind on the Bradley Beach boardwalk Saturday to express their collective disdain for the idea of offshore drilling at the seventh annual Hands Across the Sand Event. Congressman Chris Smith and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. both attended the […]

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Neptune-Born Pastor Retiring

    A retirement celebration is being held for Pastor Jerome Nolan at the Ascension Center in Bradley Beach on Sun., May 20. Father Nolan, who was born in Neptune in 1945, the third of five children, has served as pastor of Church of the Ascension since June 11, 2004. He grew up in Philadelphia and […]

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Rehab Facility at Bradley Beach Oceanfront Evicted

  By PETE WALTON A controversial rehabilitation facility has been evicted from the Bradley Beach oceanfront. The owner of 811 Ocean Ave. is seeking to sell the building, Mayor Gary Engelstad announced at this week’s Borough Council meeting. “The tenant has been evicted, they’ve moved out, and with the actions we’ve taken, something like this […]

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Bradley Beach Seeking Solutions to More Parking

  By PETE WALTON Bradley Beach officials will obtain appraisals on two Fifth Avenue properties as they consider options for more parking near Main Street. Mayor Gary Engelstad said the borough is not committed to buying the single-family residences at 705 and 707 Fifth Ave. but is simply exploring its options. “We just want to […]

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Bradley Beach Man Sues Borough

  By PETE WALTON A Bradley Beach resident is suing the Borough Council, the mayor and the borough itself, asking that approval of dates for the popular Lobster Fest be overturned. Thomas J. Coan wants a judge in state Superior Court in Freehold to reverse the vote to set June 23 through 25 as the dates for […]

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Upgrades at Beachfront in Bradley Beach

  By PETE WALTON Beachgoers can expect major changes for the better in Bradley Beach this summer. The lifeguard station is getting an upgrade and beach tag booths will have a new exterior of wooden shingles, replacing cracked and crumbling stucco. Twelve new trash and recycling stations will be in place and the repaired beachfront […]

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