Fire Damages City Condominiums

By DON STINE Oily rags left on the exterior patio of a third-floor unit at the Wesley Grove apartments, near the beachfront in Asbury Park, are the main suspect as the cause of a fire that was quickly extinguished by local firefighters Sun., May 26. “The official report says the fire was accidental but we […]

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Off-Site Parking Will Be Provided for July 6 Parade

By DON STINE Off-site parking will be provided for Ocean Grove’s upcoming July 6 parade celebrating the historic districts 150th anniversary – but not for the night-time fireworks Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said this week that extra parking will be provided at the township’s Early Childhood Center and Midtown Community Elementary School, which are […]

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2 Newcomers Win in Ocean Election

By DON STINE A political newcomer in Ocean Township was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s nonpartisan election for five seats on the Township Council. Margie Donlon, a physician, was the top vote-getter with 2,678 votes, or 13.76 of ballots cast.  She ran on the “Advocates for Ocean” team that also included Mayor Christopher Siciliano and […]

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Musical Project to Reduce Hate

By DON STINE A local musician/singer is working on a grassroots musical tract intended to end, or at least, reduce, hatred in societies around the world. “Hatred has become more prominent in society in the last couple of years and this song is really an attempt to say let’s try to do something about it. […]

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Neptune Municipal Taxes to Decrease

By DON STINE The average Neptune property owner will see an almost $40 drop in their 2019 municipal taxes under a budget adopted by the Township Committee this week. “We have worked hard each year to maintain a stable budget,” Township CFO Michael Bascom said during his presentation on the budget. But Bascom warned that […]

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Pizza Returns to Asbury Park Boardwalk

By DON STINE Pizza will be returning to the Asbury Park boardwalk this summer and some say it’s about time. Area realtor and concert promoter Sammy Boyd is teaming up with Domenic Maruca, owner of Maruca’s Tomato Pies on the Seaside Heights boardwalk, to open a restaurant on the Asbury Park boardwalk next month. Boyd, […]

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Banners Discussed for Ocean Grove’s 150th Anniversary

By DON STINE Decorating the two main entranceways into Ocean Grove this summer for the historic district’s 150th anniversary is now under review by Neptune officials. Ocean Grove, the historic district noted for its Victorian architecture and Methodist religious significance, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1869, just after the Civil War. […]

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Neptune Municipal Taxes to Decrease

By DON STINE The average Neptune property owner will see an almost $40 drop in their 2019 municipal taxes under a budget introduced by the Township Committee this week. The public hearing on the budget is scheduled for on April 22 when a special presentation will be given. The total $45,056,166 budget, with a $30,231,646 […]

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