Neptune Business Woman Recognized for Outstanding Service to Community

Neptune McDonald’s Owner/Operator Marty Gillis was recently presented with a joint proclamation from  Sen. Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtailing and Joann Downey of the 11th Legislative District for outstanding service to the community. In addition to serving as a McDonald’s owner and operator Gillis has partnered with local organizations and schools and has […]

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Banners Discussed for Ocean Grove’s 150th Anniversary

By DON STINE Decorating the two main entranceways into Ocean Grove this summer for the historic district’s 150th anniversary is now under review by Neptune officials. Ocean Grove, the historic district noted for its Victorian architecture and Methodist religious significance, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1869, just after the Civil War. […]

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Neptune Discusses Plastic Bag Ban

Banning plastic bags and other single-use plastics in Neptune was on the Township Committee’s agenda this week but no action was taken on the matter. “I know other (municipalities) have done this but I think it will be difficult. I don’t know how you would enforce it,” Committeeman Kevin McMillan said during the workshop session. […]

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Neptune Municipal Taxes to Decrease

By DON STINE The average Neptune property owner will see an almost $40 drop in their 2019 municipal taxes under a budget introduced by the Township Committee this week. The public hearing on the budget is scheduled for on April 22 when a special presentation will be given. The total $45,056,166 budget, with a $30,231,646 […]

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Neptune Moves School Elections to November

By DON STINE Neptune school officials have decided to move the Board of Education elections to November instead of April, when they were traditionally held. Neptune is one of just a small number of municipalities in New Jersey that still held its school board elections in April.  State lawmakers passed legislation in 2012 that allowed […]

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Migration Enriched the Entire Shore Area

By DON STINE  Migration has a long history and it is still occurring today, and “Black Migrations” was the central theme of Neptune’s 15th annual Black History Celebration Sat., Feb. 16. Neptune Mayor Carol Rizzo said that migration is “an important conversation.” “A number of folks came north during the Great Migration and this led […]

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Neptune Black History Month Event

The Neptune Township Board of Education is hosting its 15th annual Black History Celebration with this year’s theme Black Migrations on Sat. Feb. 16 at the Michael T. Lake Performing Arts Center, 56 Neptune Blvd. There will be a reception with light refreshments at noon, with art and music by students. At 12:30 p.m. Senior […]

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