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3 Candidates Seeking GOP Support in Interlaken Primary

  By DON STINE Three Interlaken Republicans and one Democrat are seeking their party’s nod in the June 3 primary to run for two, three-year terms on the Borough Council in this November’s general election. Former Mayor Robert Wolf III, John Gunn and Mindy Horowitz are running in the GOP primary. Incumbent Councilman Robert Napoli is the only candidate running as a Democrat so he is guaranteed a spot on the November ballot. One of the three GOP primary candidates will also not be on the ballot after votes are cast June 3. The question is: which one? One of…

State Decision Grants Interlaken’s Request to End Ties with Asbury Park

  A recent state decision has ruled that Interlaken has satisfied required criteria and has granted the borough’s request to terminate its long-standing sending and receiving relations with the Asbury Park school district. Interlaken has been trying to severe its relationship with the Asbury Park school district for years. About two years ago the Interlaken Board of Education approved sending students to West Long Branch and Shore Regional on a per-pupil tuition cost. On March 7, the Office of Administrative Law issued a decision that the Interlaken Board of Education has satisfied required statutory criteria and granted the borough’s request…

150 Attend Interlaken Board of Education Meeting

  Interlaken residents remained split regarding a recent school tax increase and the issue was once again the topic at the Board of Education meeting, which about 150 people attended Sept. 23. Residents packed the Allenhurst Fire House to learn more, or to complain or support, a recent move by the Board of Education to offer the first-ever education option for borough students and their parents. Traditionally, the borough has been a sending district to Asbury Park. But for more than a decade no residents attended school there due its poor academic standing. A recent decision by education officials has…

Interlaken School Taxes Up $800 for Average Home

  Residents in Interlaken will see an increase in their school taxes after the Board of Education approved school-age children attending West Long Branch schools and Shore Regional High School at a per-pupil cost. Residents are expected to attend the board’s Aug. 19 meeting to express concerns. In a recent letter to property owners, Mayor Michael Nohilly said that the Borough Council has worked hard to keep the municipal tax rate low over the years but that it has no control over the school tax rate. “In 2011, we cut the taxes on the average home by $200, in 2012…

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