Former Affordable Housing Employee Pleads Guilty to Theft of $400,000

A former director of administration with the Affordable Housing Alliance in Neptune has pleaded guilty to stealing over $400,000 from the business, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Debra Agresti, 57, of Long Branch, pleaded guilty to second degree theft in front of Presiding Criminal Judge David F. Bauman on Friday, Jan.17. Agresti admitted […]

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Work on Neptune Bridge to Begin

The replacement of the West Bangs Bridge, located on West Bangs Avenue between Old Corlies Avenue and Route 33, is scheduled to begin this week  and is anticipated to take up to 90 days to complete. “The delay of the work on the West Bangs Bridge has been due to waiting for utility relocation and […]

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Neptune Black History Month Essay Contest

Neptune is holding an essay contest for Black History Month. Middle and high school students may submit essays about: The Influence of Social Media on Voting; How does social media influence voting, positively and negatively?; or How does social media develop your thoughts on voting? Essays are due Jan. 17. Prepare an essay or other […]

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Pinpointing Where Gunshots are Fired

By DON STINE If you fire a gun in certain areas of Neptune or Asbury Park law enforcement officers will be able to pinpoint the location under a proposal which has been approved by Asbury Park and, most recently, Neptune. The joint venture requires the installation of special gunfire location technology in a 1.25-square-mile area […]

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Neptune Hospitality Tax on Hold

By DON STINE A Neptune proposal to raise as much as $300,000 a year by instituting a hospitality tax on hotel, motel, bed and breakfast and similar short-term rentals will apparently be put on hold. The Township Committee has been considering adopting an ordinance creating the hospitality tax but questions about how to control and […]

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Neptune Purchases Property for a Park

By DON STINE It’s official – almost three acres of land along S. Riverside Drive, in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune, will now forever be a park. The property originally was scheduled to be developed with nine single-family homes. “It is the last remaining piece of open space along the Shark River. As […]

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