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First Responders Save Deal Woman’s Life

  On Sept. 5, 2013, what happened to Deal resident Renee Sutton could happen to anyone – she suffered a heart condition. But what was different was that she was walking on Ocean Avenue in Deal and collapsed into the street. “God was really with me on that day,” she said earlier this week. Sutton, now 76, was walking home from a family event when she suddenly collapsed at the intersection of Ocean and Lawrence Avenues. “Thank God I was in a public area or I think people may have never found me,” she said. Sutton’s heart had stopped. She…

New Sephardic Youth Center Being Built in Ocean

  The new Deal Sephardic Youth Center is being built off Norwood Avenue in Ocean Township at the site of the old Acme supermarket building. The new center, at 224 Norwood Ave., near Roosevelt Avenue, is now using about 25,000 square feet of vacant space in the existing CVS pharmacy, once the Acme building. By adding 3,866-square-feet to an existing interior mezzanine space, the entire center will occupy about 29,000 square feet. The application for the center, which was approved late last year, was before the Board of Adjustment because it needed a use bulk variance, one for parking, and…

Deal Police Officers Promoted

  Two Deal police officers were recently promoted to the rank of sergeant.    

Deal Administrator Retires; Former Police Chief Named to Post

  By DON STINE Deal Borough Administrator James Rogers has retired from his position after serving the borough for 15 years. “I felt it was time to reduce my activities,” said Rogers, who is 74. He was formerly a vice president of sales and marketing for a paint company. “I always got a great deal of satisfaction out of my job as borough administrator and I did enjoy it,” he said. Retired borough police chief Stephen Carasia has been appointed to the position. Rogers said some of the major accomplishments under his tenure were renovating Borough Hall and building a…

Deal Swears In New Police Officer

  Nicholas C. Dowling was sworn in as a probationary police officer in Deal last week after previously serving as a special officer and dispatcher. “Dowling’s position was created by the promotion of Sgt. Ronan Neuman as the new police chief after the retirement of Police Chief Stephen Carasia,” said Borough Administsrator. “He fills a very important role in the patrol capabilities of the borough.” Dowling, 25, has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Jersey City University with a minor in professional security. He also has an Associates Degree in criminal justice from Brookdale Community College. He is a graduate…

Deal Police Chief Retires After 25 Years

  By DON STINE Deal Police Sgt. Ronen Neuman will be sworn in as the borough’s new police chief Fri., Aug. 23 replacing retiring Chief Stephen Carasia. Carasia, 46, has been on the police force for 25 years and was chief for the past five years. His retirement is effective Sept. 1. Neuman, 40, will be sworn in at 9 a.m. at Borough Hall. Neuman, who has been with the police department for 15 years and a sergeant for four years, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and graduated from the New Jersey…

Park to be Named After Deal Mayor

  DEAL – A park on Roseld Avenue in Deal will be named in honor of Mayor Harry I. Franco, who died last year at age 79. Borough Administrator James Rogers said improving the park, near the NJ Transit railroad tracks, has been on the table for years. The borough plans to match up to $150,000 in state Open Space grant funding to now improve the park. “I believe the mayor would be very happy to see the park, which has been discussed for many years, to finally be completed and dedicated in his name,” Rogers said. The park will…

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