Your Neptune Police Officer Wants to Meet You

  By DON STINE Don’t be surprised if you’re out weeding your garden in Neptune this spring and a police officer stops by to talk to you. It’s all part of a new initiative launched by the department designed to create personal connections between officers and the community by increasing police visibility and interaction. The […]

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Trend Toward Decreasing Crime in Neptune

  By DON STINE Neptune has seen a 19.7 percent decrease in reportable crimes since 2015, police officials said during a special presentation at this week’s Township Committee meeting. “The trend is that we have decreasing crime. There is a clear downward trend since 2011. We have outstanding personnel in the police department and they […]

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In Neptune: No Increase for Municipal Tax

  By DON STINE Neptune property owners will see no increase in their municipal purpose tax rate in 2017, which will remain steady at 78.5 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation. The total $43,611,051 budget is only slightly more than last year’s $43,453,556 total budget. The $28,490,084 tax levy, or the amount to be […]

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Neptune Teachers Rally for New Contract

  By DON STINE More than 200 Neptune teachers and their supporters held a rally outside of the Board of Education offices last week while a marathon contract negotiating session was going on inside. The Neptune Board of Education and the Neptune Township Educational Association remain deadlocked in a contract dispute that has been ongoing […]

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A Day of Music for Neptune Black History Month

  Neptune Township and the Neptune Board of Education are celebrating the 14th Annual Black History Month with an afternoon of song, dance, and poetry. The dynamic, international award-winning Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble from Camden Sat., Feb. 11. There will also be a reading of original poetry, “Before We Were Slaves”, written exclusively […]

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Obituary: Robert T. Carroll

  Robert T. Carroll, 64, of Shark River Hills, Neptune died at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Saturday, Feb 4th, after a long battle with cancer.  The eldest son of Robert F. and Doris Carroll, Robert spent his early years in Freehold, NJ. In 1962, his family relocated to Asbury Park, where he […]

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100 New Parking Spaces OK’d in Ocean Grove

  By DON STINE Almost 100 new parking spaces will be created in Ocean Grove by Memorial Day weekend after the Neptune Township Committee approved creating them at this week’s Township  Committee meeting. The governing body was acting on recommendations presented by the ad hoc Ocean Grove Parking Task Force which was established last year […]

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