Mayors List Their Hopes for New Year

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI and DON STINE As we publish our final edition of 2017 (on newsstands from Thurs. Dec. 21 through the first week of 2018) we asked the mayors in our readership area what wishes and goals they have for the coming year. Asbury Park Mayor John Moor offered up some lofty […]

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Ocean Grove Permit Parking Discussed

  By DON STINE Approximately 200 showed up for the Neptune Township Committee meeting this week for a discussion of permit parking in densely populated Ocean Grove, where parking is at a premium. “There are different points of views and concerns,” Mayor Michael Brantley said at the beginning of tje special meeting on creating paid […]

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In Neptune: Police Panel Makes Changes

By DON STINE The new Neptune Police Committee is currently reviewing standard operating procedures within the entire police department and some changes have already been made. Mayor Michael Brantley said several changes have been made to the police department’s operating procedures- ones that make it an across-the-board process for a high-ranking officer, like captain, to […]

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Neptune’s New Police Committee Meets with Public

  By DON STINE The newly-formed Neptune Police Committee held its first public meeting this week where residents raised a number of questions about problems in the township’s police department and what will be done to correct them. The meeting, attended by more than 50 people, was sponsored by the Asbury Park/Neptune Ministerial Alliance and […]

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Longer Commute for Shark River Hills

  By DON STINE Many Neptune residents living in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune are finding it a little harder than usual to make their way home right now. A $3.5 million grant from the state Department of Transportation, which includes a $300,000 contribution from the county for utility changes and upgrades, is […]

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Ocean Resident First to Spot Sputnik

  By DON STINE In 1957, the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union officially began with the launching of the satellite Sputnik 1 and Ocean Township resident Stan Schodowski was the first person to view the controversial satellite in outer space. On Oct. 12, 1957, Schodowski was the first American to […]

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Ocean OKs Open Space Tax

  By DON STINE Ocean Township residents approved a dedicated open space tax in a special ballot question in Tuesday’s election. The ballot approved imposing an Open Space Tax equal to $.01 (one penny) for each $100 of assessed property value, resulting in $45.55 additional taxes based on an average $455,456 home. The ballot question was approved […]

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