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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Neptune Moves School Elections to November

By DON STINE Neptune school officials have decided to move the Board of Education elections to November instead of April, when they were traditionally held. Neptune is one of just a small number of municipalities in New Jersey that still held its school board elections in April.  State lawmakers passed legislation in 2012 that allowed […]

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Migration Enriched the Entire Shore Area

By DON STINE  Migration has a long history and it is still occurring today, and “Black Migrations” was the central theme of Neptune’s 15th annual Black History Celebration Sat., Feb. 16. Neptune Mayor Carol Rizzo said that migration is “an important conversation.” “A number of folks came north during the Great Migration and this led […]

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$1.3 Million Living Shoreline

By DON STINE A $1.3 million living shoreline will be installed along some banks of the Shark River in Neptune under an ordinance introduced at this week’s Township Committee meeting. The ordinance, which has a public hearing on Feb. 25, provides $1,350,000 for the construction of a living shoreline mitigation project along sections of South […]

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Candidates Running Unopposed in Ocean Township Fire Elections

By DON STINE Taxes will remain relatively stable in Ocean Township’s two fire districts for 2019. Ocean Township’s Oakhurst Fire District 1 has Fire Commissioners Russ Williams and Tom Reu, both incumbents, running for seats of the five-member board. Both are longtime firefighters. They are running unopposed. This year’s total $2,229,186 budget, has a $1,858,735 […]

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British Invasion Coming to Asbury Park

By DON STINE A British musical invasion is coming to Asbury Park soon with a Beatles, Bangladesh and Beyond concert scheduled for Feb. 23 and a tribute to The Who being held on March 1. The “Beatles, Bangladesh and Beyond” concert is a celebration of the transcendent musical life of Beatle George Harrison. It will […]

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