Bow Hunting Discussed in Ocean Township

Officials preparing referendum question on controlling deer population By DON STINE Bow hunting or sterilization are two primary options being considered in Ocean Township to deal with the township’s run-away deer population and the question is scheduled to be decided by voters in November. The large deer population is an ongoing problem in Ocean Township […]

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Severe Thunderstorms Rock the Area

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Severe thunderstorms in the evening Mon., July 22 caused massive power outages in the area, leaving thousands of PCP&L customers without power. Many still in the dark in Neptune and Oakhurst on Wed., July 24 at press time. “This is the most significant power outage since Superstorm Sandy,” said […]

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MuckFest Raises Funds for MS Research

By DON STINE It’s going to be a muddy mess for Neptune’s Sprengels Bar and Liqours employees and their supporters this weekend. Sprengels will be sending a team to the annual MuckFest New Jersey, a 5K mud and obstacle run designed by special effects and event production specialists from Hollywood. “The first run was so […]

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Take a Tour of the Tents in Ocean Grove

By DON STINE About 300 people are expected to attend this year’s tour of the historic tents in Ocean Grove- offering a unique opportunity for people to see how the “tenters” live over the summer. The Historical Society of Ocean Grove is sponsoring the Tent Colony Tour on Fri., July 19 from 11 a.m. to […]

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Neptune Proposes Meeting About Locked Gates

“We want to work with you to get this issue resolved. We want a very informed decision made.” -Wesley Lake Commission Chairwoman Gail Rosewater By DON STINE Neptune Mayor Carol Rizzo said she hopes to schedule a meeting with Asbury Park officials to discuss the fate of two bridges across Wesley Lake that are locked […]

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Remembering a Music Fan

By DON STINE Music is alive and well in Asbury Park but, unfortunately, one of its biggest fans is not! Kerry F. Layton , 70, of Deal who was a regular fixture at the back bar of the Stone Pony for the last 40 years, died on June 7. A special memorial gathering in remembrance […]

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Fire Damages City Condominiums

By DON STINE Oily rags left on the exterior patio of a third-floor unit at the Wesley Grove apartments, near the beachfront in Asbury Park, are the main suspect as the cause of a fire that was quickly extinguished by local firefighters Sun., May 26. “The official report says the fire was accidental but we […]

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Off-Site Parking Will Be Provided for July 6 Parade

By DON STINE Off-site parking will be provided for Ocean Grove’s upcoming July 6 parade celebrating the historic districts 150th anniversary – but not for the night-time fireworks Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said this week that extra parking will be provided at the township’s Early Childhood Center and Midtown Community Elementary School, which are […]

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