200 Residents Turn Out for Rally in Ocean

  By DON STINE More than 200 people turned out at a five-hour rally to show their support to preserve a 32-acre tract on Route 35 and Deal Road in Ocean Township from commercial and residential development. “People were just showing up or writing checks and I was impressed,” event organizer Jacqui Wenzel said. Wenzel […]

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Fireworks Legal Now But Still Be Cautious

  By DON STINE Retailers all across New Jersey have been stocking up on certain fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday now that some types of them are legal in the state. But in towns where fires are always a major concern, like Ocean Grove, some people are expressing concern with the new […]

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Synagogue Planned for Home in Allenhurst

  By DON STINE An application to convert a single-family home in Allenhurst into a synagogue will have its second hearing before a special meeting of the Planning Board on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. The first hearing on the application was held June 13. The applicants, Ohel Yis’hak Sephardic Synagogue of Allenhurst and […]

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Former Mayor Named Neptune Senior Center Director

  By DON STINE Former Neptune mayor and Township Committeeman Randy Bishop was appointed this week as the new executive director of the township’s Senior Center. Bishop will begin his new job July 1. He is leaving his position with the Monmouth County Superintendent of Elections, where he has been for the last two years. “(The […]

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Ocean Considering Purchase of School Site

  By DON STINE Ocean Township officials are considering spending $2.5 million to purchase a controversial school site on Logan Road that has been approved for a college-age yeshiva. But first, officials want to get some feedback from as many of the township’s 30,000 residents as possible since the purchase would likely result in a […]

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Memorial Day Weekend a Mix of Sun and Storms

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI and DON STINE The summer season started strong with a hot and sunny Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, however, everything changed. The rain, wind and cooler temperatures kept people away from the beaches. Peter Mantas, manager at Langosta Lounge and Pop’s Garage on the Asbury Park beachfront said, “It was a wonderful, busy weekend. […]

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