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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Arson Suspected in 2017 Ocean Grove Fire

  By DON STINE Both county and federal officials have recently confirmed that a massive fire in Ocean Grove on March 3 last year, that destroyed or damaged seven buildings, appears to be arson and that the investigation into the fire is being reopened. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms […]

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Synagogue OK’d for Allenhurst

  By DON STINE An application to convert a single-family home in Allenhurst into a synagogue was approved by the Allenhurst Planning Board last week. The applicants, Ohel Yis’hak Sephardic Synagogue of Allenhurst and Rabbi Moshe Shamah, will now create a synagogue in a single-family house at 108 Allen Ave. The application allows for a […]

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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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