Pinpointing Where Gunshots are Fired

By DON STINE If you fire a gun in certain areas of Neptune or Asbury Park law enforcement officers will be able to pinpoint the location under a proposal which has been approved by Asbury Park and, most recently, Neptune. The joint venture requires the installation of special gunfire location technology in a 1.25-square-mile area […]

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Neptune Hospitality Tax on Hold

By DON STINE A Neptune proposal to raise as much as $300,000 a year by instituting a hospitality tax on hotel, motel, bed and breakfast and similar short-term rentals will apparently be put on hold. The Township Committee has been considering adopting an ordinance creating the hospitality tax but questions about how to control and […]

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Neptune Purchases Property for a Park

By DON STINE It’s official – almost three acres of land along S. Riverside Drive, in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune, will now forever be a park. The property originally was scheduled to be developed with nine single-family homes. “It is the last remaining piece of open space along the Shark River. As […]

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Oh Dear! What to Do About the Deer

By DON STINE Ocean Township officials hope to come up with a solution for the township’s deer-overpopulation problem in January – an issue that was addressed on Nov. 5 when voters said yes to controlling the deer population. The Township Council placed two special nonbinding referendums on the ballot to get a sense of where […]

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Ocean Voters Say OK to Medical Marijuana Sales

By DON STINE Ocean Township residents narrowly approved allowing the sale of medical marijuana in the township in a special referendum on the ballot in Tuesday’s general election. They also said they would prefer nonlethal methods be used to help control the township’s out-of-control deer population, narrowly defeating a policy to use both nonlethal and […]

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