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Free Bobby Byrne Concert in Neptune City

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE The Neptune City Board of Recreation will be hosting an outdoor concert in Memorial Park on Sat., August 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The concert, featuring Bobby Byrne will be partially benefiting the nine children of Tami Seidle who was killed on June 17 in Asbury Park. John O’Heney and Rob Burr, both board members of the Board of Recreation in Neptune City went to Neptune High School with Seidle. “She was such a nice person,” said O’Heney, who along with the board decided they would use the concert in the park to be an…

Investigators Closing In On Killer of Neptune City Woman

  Investigators are closing in on the person responsible for the brutal 2009 murder of Jonelle Melton, a beloved Red Bank teacher who was found beaten to death inside her West Sylvania Avenue apartment in Neptune City. Monmouth County CrimeStoppers wants to make sure the public is aware a chance still remains for anyone with information about the case to come forward and possibly collect the $10,000 in reward money being offered, said Kevin J. Burke, Jr., Chairman of CrimeStoppers of Monmouth County. “Our office has worked tirelessly to solve this vicious crime and have recently developed new leads that…

Neptune City Hires Bookkeeper

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Neptune City has hired a lifelong borough resident for a part time bookkeeping position at borough hall. Borough Councilman Joseph Zajack said this week that Albert Jardine has been hired for the position after four candidates were interviewed. He said Jardine was “extremely qualified” and has a four-year college degree. Zajack also said the interview process for a new CFO will begin this week, this week, possibly July 30. The council also approved the audit, which includes over 65 accounts that have to be balanced. The audit was submitted and returned with only two comments. “I’m…

Pizza Eating and Ice Cream Eating Competitons at Neptune City Day

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Neptune City will host its 23rd Annual Neptune City Day Aug.1 at Memorial Park and Riverview Avenue. Starting off the celebration will be the annual 5K race at 8 a.m. Runners can register at the Neptune City First Aid Building starting at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 or July 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Neptune City Community Center. After the race, the festivities will begin at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park with rides, entertainment, food, vendors, and demonstrations. Attendees are invited to enjoy food from the Neptune City Committee including hamburgers, hot dogs,…

National Night Out Set for Aug. 4

  Asbury Park: The Community Relations Unit of the Asbury Park Police is sponsoring a “National Night Out” event at the municipal complex Tues., Aug. 4. The free event, an anti-crime event that includes drug awareness, runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the parking lot. It includes food, music, games and give-aways. The idea is to provide networking between police and the community. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, “National Night Out” is designed to heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit, demonstrate police and community partnerships, and send a message to criminals neighborhoods are…

Meet Your Cops in Neptune City

  Neptune City Police are holding a “Coffee with a Cop” session Wednesday, July 22. The event is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Neptune City Community Center, 117 Third Ave. “No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice comments and get to know the officers in your neighborhood,” according to the publicity material. More information is available from Lt. Matthew Quagliato, telephone 732-775-1298, ext. 38.

Neptune City to Purchase Generators, Tractor

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Neptune City introduced three ordinances this week dealing with the purchase of generators for municipal buildings and a 4-wheel drive tractor for the Department of Public Works. Under the measures the borough would appropriate $175,000.000, less a $93,000 FEMA Hazardous Mitigation Program Grant for the purchase of the generators, which are expected to last 15 years according to the ordinance. “It takes a lot of work, a lot of paperwork, a lot of bookkeeping on our department heads and that’s why we’re ably to do this,” said Mayor Robert Brown. The council also approved the introduction…

Neptune City Receives $10,000 Grant for Recycling Programs

  The municipalities of Neptune City and Brielle received checks as part of Monmouth County’s Recycling Stimulus Initiative grant program, which was created to encourage municipalities to increase their recycling rates. “We want to thank these towns for doing their part to keep our County beautiful,” said Freeholder Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “We are proud of all of the efforts made by the mayors and their towns to promote recycling in their towns.” Neptune City was awarded a $10,000 grant for their plans to enhance the security system and update signage at their recycling drop-off center, purchase materials to…

Neptune City Considering Neighborhood Watch Program

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Director Edward Kirschenbaum and Detective Michael Vollbrecht of the Neptune City Police Department presented plans for a Neighborhood Watch Program to the Borough Council this week. The program was initially discussed in January with Mayor Robert Brown, Kirschenbaum, Capt.Louis Trocchio and Lt. Matthew Quagliato. “Knowing that the Police Department can’t be everywhere,” Kirschenbaum said. “We’re thinking how proactive we can be with our neighborhoods.” The proposed Neighborhood Watch Program would break the town up into eight difference sections where a patrol officer would cover that section of town. Each section would then have a neighborhood watch…

Have Coffee with a Cop in Neptune City

  Neptune City Police are sponsoring “Coffee with a Cop,” an informal session for the police and public to meet, Thursday, June 18, at the police department’s Community Relations Unit. The unit is the Brighton Arms III apartment complex, Apartment 301A. The event begins at 3 p.m. The idea is to have an informal get-together to discuss issues, build relationships and drink coffee. “We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns or simply get to know our officers,” said Public Safety Director Edward Kirschenbaum. “These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.” Coffee with a…

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