Ocean OKs Open Space Tax

  By DON STINE Ocean Township residents approved a dedicated open space tax in a special ballot question in Tuesday’s election. The ballot approved imposing an Open Space Tax equal to $.01 (one penny) for each $100 of assessed property value, resulting in $45.55 additional taxes based on an average $455,456 home. The ballot question was approved […]

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Allenhurst Officials Will Go to Trenton to Stop Railroad Crossing Closure

  By DON STINE A proposal to permanently close the railroad crossing at Allen Avenue in Allenhurst brought more than two dozen borough residents to this week’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The state Department of Transportation and NJ Transit are planning to close the Allen Avenue railroad crossing between Main Street and Lake Drive.  NJT […]

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Former JCP&L Building Up for Auction

  By DON STINE Jersey Central Power and Light Company is auctioning off two of its buildings on Main Street and Hume Street in Allenhurst next month. “We are very happy that action on these buildings is moving forward. They currently serve no purpose and we are looking forward to some revitalization in that area,” […]

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In Neptune: Move Your Car or It May Be Towed

  By DON STINE Enforcing a new law that will impound derelict and abandoned cars in Neptune was a subject of debate at Township Committee’s Oct. 5 meeting. The committee adopted an ordinance that will impound derelict and abandoned cars on Neptune streets or public properties if they do not have current registration or identification […]

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Allenhurst Opposes Railroad Crossing Closing

  By DON STINE The railroad crossing in Allenhurst at Allen Avenue will be permanently closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic under a proposal now being presented to borough officials. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) and NJ Transit (NJT) are planning to close the Allen Avenue railroad crossing between Main Street and Lake Drive. […]

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Ocean Plans Purchase of Office Building

  By DON STINE Ocean Township officials recently took the first step to purchase a former office building, off Wickapecko Drive and adjacent to the William F. Larkin Golf Course. The current owners had recently proposed to create a day care facility there. “We are very excited about how this all came together and about […]

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Neptune Olympian Honored

  By DON STINE “Neptune Township High School: Proud Home Of Olympian Ajee Wilson” will now be on a special plaque at the school’s track field, a school official announced Saturday. “We want to celebrate and honor her for succeeding and representing us. We are so grateful and so proud,” School Superintendent Tami Crader said during […]

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