Shuttle Considered for Ocean Grove

By DON STINE Neptune officials are considering implementing a shuttle program to help ease Ocean Grove’s usual summertime parking problem. At Monday’s Township Committee meeting, officials said the program is under review. Mayor Nicholas Williams said that plans for the shuttle service are still preliminary. “We are not there yet,” he said. The project would involve using […]

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Students Show Support for Action on Gun Violence

  By DON STINE Neptune and Ocean Township High School students joined other students in a national walkout across the United States Wed., March 14 in a protest urging elected officials to take action on school gun violence The demonstration comes one month after the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

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Neptune to Purchase Tract in Shark River Hills

  By DON STINE Neptune officials approved the purchase of a 2.65-acre tract on S. Riverside Drive in the Shark River Hills section to preserve the property as open space. The township would like to acquire about 18 flood-prone properties along the Shark River under the state’s Blue Acres program. Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta […]

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March 11 Marks Great Blizzard of 1888

  By DON STINE Yes, the days are getting longer and the flowers are starting to peek out in the garden- but don’t put away that snow shovel or salt just yet.  Some of the biggest snows events in New Jersey’s history have happened in March- so don’t drag out the lawn furniture out yet! […]

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In Ocean Grove: Billy Graham Remembered

  By DON STINE The Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world’s most famous Christian evangelists, died in his North Carolina home on February 21 at age 99, but his sermons in Ocean Grove will long be remembered. Graham preached in Ocean Grove three separate times over the years, with the 8,000-seat Great Auditorium being […]

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Tinton Falls Hires New Borough Clerk

  By DON STINE Tinton Falls has hired a new Borough Clerk- Melissa A. Hesler, the former Deputy Clerk in Middletown. “I am very excited about this job and am looking forward to new path myself. My duties are basically the same but process a bit different, so I have a little learning curb but […]

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Ocean Names Street After Retired Official

  By DON STINE It’s official, former Ocean Township Councilman John Huss is having a street named in his honor. “It’s a great honor, no doubt about it,” Huss said. The new street goes from West Park Avenue into a new development of age-restricted residential housing, called 777 West Park Avenue. The new housing, near […]

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Neptune Creating a Skateboard Park

  By DON STINE Neptune will have its first skateboard park under a $360,000 project approved at this week’s Township Committee meeting. An ordinance approves a $360,000 expenditure to create the park, with $165,000 of that amount coming from a Monmouth County Open Space grant. The remaining amount will be bonded. A public hearing on […]

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