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Let’s Dance in Neptune City

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Family Foundation will host a dance for Woodrow Wilson School students Fri., May 4  at the Community Center. “After our last dance in February, which was open to students in grades six through eight, we found that it was so well attended it made sense to open it up to more students,” said Alexander Tallman, who helped start the foundation. Woodrow Wilson students in grades five through eight are invited to attend the event, which is being organized in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson PTO and the community center. The dance will last from 7…

In Neptune City: Route 35 Changed to Commercial Instead of Mixed Use

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Borough Council has approved zoning changes, one of which designates the Route 35 corridor as commercial rather than mixed use. Borough Planner Jennifer Beahm said at this week’s council meeting that the zoning change does not prohibit any existing use and will have no effect on tax bills or assessments. Other changes involved properties which fell into more than one zone. Beahm said the dual zoning required some property owners to go through extra approval procedures affecting only a small portion of their land. “Our primary focus is to cleanup the [zoning] map,”…

In Neptune City: Read Some Books, Maybe Win Tickets

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Family Foundation is launching a new readathon program in conjunction with Woodrow Wilson School and the Wilson Boosters club. The program is designed to track how many books students read, then tally them on at a class level. The two classes that have the most points will each receive an ice cream party, and their students entered into a drawing to win four season passes to Six Flags Great Adventure. “We developed a point system to incentivize the kids to visit the library more and check out books from there,” said Alex Tallman,…

Neptune City School Official Retires After 25 Years

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI After a quarter century of working as the business administrator in the Neptune City School District, William Folk has retired. Folk who says “I have not lived a day of my life out of Neptune City” said his most proud accomplishment is the passage of a “long needed” $12 million 2005 referendum that expanded the facilities at the kindergarten through eighth grade school. “It was very exciting to see the community come out and support that,” he said. “We really needed it…in my capacity I was focused on the facility so that was a big…

Neptune City Family Foundation Plans Dance at Community Center

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Family Foundation will host its first dance for school-age youth at the Community Center on Fri., Feb. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. The nonprofit charitable foundation was started by Councilman Alexander J. Tallman and his family in the fall of 2016. “The idea for the foundation arose after I started campaigning for council,” Tallman said. “I wanted to try and make an impact on our town in a way that was more directed toward the youth of our community. They are the future of this town, and have always been the highest priority…

In Neptune City: New Salary Ordinance Proposed

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Borough Council has introduced an ordinance establishing salary ranges for municipal employees. A public hearing on the ordinance is scheduled for the council’s Dec. 11 meeting. The ordinance does not set salaries for specific employees, and not every post listed will necessarily be filled, according to Borough Administrator Henry Underhill. “We are only amending half a dozen ranges,” Underhill said. There is at least one new position on the list, that of assistant to the finance officer, with a pay range of $2,000 to $4,000. Underhill said an assistant is needed in order to perform…

In Neptune City: Emergency Repairs OK’d

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Borough Council has approved emergency repairs to heating and cooling systems in the municipal building. Two of the seven rooftop units on the building failed when they were turned on for the heating season, according to Mayor Bob Brown. He said some of the units are 20 years old and have delivered more than their expected life of service. “We’ve been replacing them on a regular basis,” Brown said. “These two would not work when we turned them on.” He said the areas with inadequate heat include the public library and the borough…

Decision on Scheinder’s Future on Hold

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Whether or not Avon’s Schneider’s Restaurant, which was the site of an extensive fire last week, will reopen will not be decided for at least a few more weeks, according to owner John Schneider. Schneider, who owns the restaurant with his mother Theresa, said this week that insurance adjusters have been through the building which sustained damage to the roof and front section of the restaurant, several times. He also said the insurance representatives have to determined what types of coverage he had. “I’ve had the policy a long time, I never gave much thought…

Neptune City Man Found Guilty of Asbury Park Shooting

  A Neptune City man was convicted by an Ocean County jury for the 2012 attempted murder of two men outside a popular Asbury Park bar, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Tyrice L. Berry, 24, of Neptune City, was found guilty of two counts of first degree Attempted Murder, second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and second degree possession of a Handgun Without a Permit. He is scheduled to be sentenced  on January 24, 2018 before Ocean County Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski, who presided over the six-week trial. The charges stem…

In Neptune City: Proposal to Purchase East Coast Ice

  By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Borough Council has hired a special counsel to help it acquire property which has been off the tax rolls for more than two and a half decades. Keith Bonchi of the Atlantic County-based GMS law firm will assist the borough as it moves to redevelop the former East Coast Ice site at 87 Rosewood Place. “For many years it has been a very hazardous building,” said Mayor Robert J. Brown at the council’s meeting earlier this week. He said a letter is expected shortly from the state Department of Environmental Protection which will…

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