Arson Suspected in 2017 Ocean Grove Fire

  By DON STINE Both county and federal officials have recently confirmed that a massive fire in Ocean Grove on March 3 last year, that destroyed or damaged seven buildings, appears to be arson and that the investigation into the fire is being reopened. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms […]

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Synagogue OK’d for Allenhurst

  By DON STINE An application to convert a single-family home in Allenhurst into a synagogue was approved by the Allenhurst Planning Board last week. The applicants, Ohel Yis’hak Sephardic Synagogue of Allenhurst and Rabbi Moshe Shamah, will now create a synagogue in a single-family house at 108 Allen Ave. The application allows for a […]

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200 Residents Turn Out for Rally in Ocean

  By DON STINE More than 200 people turned out at a five-hour rally to show their support to preserve a 32-acre tract on Route 35 and Deal Road in Ocean Township from commercial and residential development. “People were just showing up or writing checks and I was impressed,” event organizer Jacqui Wenzel said. Wenzel […]

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Fireworks Legal Now But Still Be Cautious

  By DON STINE Retailers all across New Jersey have been stocking up on certain fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday now that some types of them are legal in the state. But in towns where fires are always a major concern, like Ocean Grove, some people are expressing concern with the new […]

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Synagogue Planned for Home in Allenhurst

  By DON STINE An application to convert a single-family home in Allenhurst into a synagogue will have its second hearing before a special meeting of the Planning Board on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. The first hearing on the application was held June 13. The applicants, Ohel Yis’hak Sephardic Synagogue of Allenhurst and […]

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