Neptune Officials Tackle Homeless Issue

  By DON STINE Homelessness in Neptune was an issue at this week’s Township Committee meeting, with residents offering a variety of opinions on what officials should do. “This is a real problem and it does not get enough attention. A more permanent fix is what the target should be,” Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Rev. […]

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Men’s Ministry Hosts Breakfast

  By DON STINE The guest speaker at a special prayer breakfast, hosted by the Men’s Ministry of the Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park, was a no-show Sat., Jan. 20- but through no fault of his own. Asbury Park School Superintendent Lamont Repollet was recently nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy to be his new […]

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Neptune Homeless Camp Seeks Help

  By DON STINE If you think the recent cold weather was brutal for you- try living in a tent in the woods in frigid temperatures. That is what 10 homeless people are doing in Neptune. The group, who are known as “The Woodsmen of Neptune,” live in a wooded lot behind the ShopRite, off […]

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Irish Singer Now Calls Jersey Home

  By DON STINE In 2007, singer/songwriter Steve Reilly left his native Ireland and came to the United States to pursue the music career he was looking for – and he has been here ever since. “I always wanted to come here, even as a kid I pictured myself living in the states. And playing […]

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In Ocean Grove: Permit Proposal Over

  By DON STINE Permit parking for residents in Ocean Grove is a dead proposal, according to Neptune officials. “There are too many issues with the plan and I am not for parking permits,” Committeeman Robert Lane Jr. said at this week’s Township Committee workshop. Residential permit parking was proposed by some residents in the […]

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Neptune Swears In Deputy Police Chief

  By DON STINE Neptune’s first African-American Acting Deputy Police Chief was sworn in on Dec. 21 after the police department was without a deputy chief for four years. Police Captain Larry Fisher, one of three captains considered for the promotion, has been on the force for 28, with 18 of those years in a […]

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Ocean Officials Honor Golf Group

  By DON STINE Helping children become better people through the game of golf is the goal of The First Tee of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Ocean Township officials recognized them at a recent meeting. “We want to recognize their support in Ocean Township for almost 10 years,” Mayor Christopher Siciliano said while presented […]

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