Ocean Deputy Mayor Will Step Down

By DON STINE Ocean Township Deputy Mayor Robert Acerra will be stepping down from his post soon but he will not be leaving the Township Council “It’s just time to step down but I will still do what I need to do as a council member. I am not going anywhere,” he said earlier this […]

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Neptune Employee Promoted to New Administrative Position

By DON STINE Neptune Township’s Historic Preservation Commission will now be more streamlined with the hiring of an administrative officer. “We hope to improve the delivery of services through the HPC by doing this,” Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said. Current HPC Secretary Dawn Crozier, who is the township’s deputy tax assessor, was promoted to […]

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Neptune Hopes to Create More Athletic Fields

By DON STINE Several multipurpose athletic fields will be created on the old Welsh dairy farm tract in Neptune using a $250,000 Monmouth County Open Space grant,  if approved by the county. A public meeting on submitting the grant application was held recently where Township Engineer Leanne Hoffman said several different ideas and different sites […]

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New Group Hopes to Resolve Some Old Problems at Deal Lake

By DON STINE A new, non-profit organization has been formed to help restore Deal Lake through conservation, advocacy, science, and education. The Deal Lake Watershed Alliance is a partnership with Clean Ocean Action, Rutgers and Monmouth Universities, and the Deal Lake Commission. The group will collaborate on ways to engage citizens, communities, and municipal leaders […]

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Neptune Clears Way for Possible VFW Sale

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Neptune officials announced this week that they have decided not to end a reverter clause on the O’Brien-Major VFW Post 2639 property on Route 33. The Harold Daley Post 1333 in Asbury Park, which recently sold its building on Lake Avenue in Asbury Park, has expressed an interest in […]

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3 Armed Police in Two Ocean Schools by October

By DON STINE Three specially-trained, armed police officers will be in place at the High School and Intermediate schools in Ocean Township beginning this fall, with a long-range plan to eventually deploy six officers to the township’s five public schools. On June 19 the Board of Education approved hiring the Special Class III officers to improve security […]

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Ocean Affordable Housing Fund Gets Boost

By DON STINE Ocean Township’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund will get a real financial shot in the arm now that a 75-unit residential development in the western section of the township is starting to be built and occupied. The Enclave, a Toll Brothers development off West Park Avenue, has 75 single-family homes for seniors and, […]

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