In Neptune: Questions Raised About Arrest

  By DON STINE On Aug. 17 a 21-year-old woman was arrested by Neptune police for possession of drug paraphernalia. A few hours later she was found dead in her jail cell leaving many questions unanswered. Supporters of Help Not Handcuffs showed up at this week’s Neptune Township Committee meeting demanding police accountability for the […]

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Neptune Discusses Lighting for Island

  Street light improvements on Seaview Island, in the Shark River, and Neptune’s participation in such an upgrade was a subject brought up at this week’s Township Committee meeting. Seaview Island residents, who live within two condominium associations, want to upgrade the island’s street light to better match the nautical theme of the island in […]

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Neptune Readies for Mayor’s Ball

  What do a magician, a jazz band, a comedian, DJ, and a photo booth have in common? Neptune Mayor Kevin McMillan has created a unique venue for this year’s charity ball. The mayor and Matt Swartz, owner of Comedy Productions, along with the hard-working ball committee, have developed a fun and engaging evening. Joining […]

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Neptune Official Leaving Post

  By DON STINE Neptune Township Committeeman Randy Bishop will be leaving his post on the governing body Mon., Aug. 22 after 12 years of service to take a job with the county Board of Elections. “Monday will be my last meeting and I will be resigning my position effective at 11:59 p.m.,” he said. […]

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Neptune to Hire Traffic Consultant

  By DON STINE Neptune will hire an independent traffic engineer to look into the chronic parking problem in Ocean Grove, particularly during the summer months. The Township Committee passed a resolution at this week’s meeting to hire independent traffic consultant CME Associates, based in Howell Township, for an amount not to exceed $5,000. The […]

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Madonna House Will Receive $130,000

  By DON STINE The prayers at the Madonna House in Neptune were recently answered when a generous donor paid off the charitable organization’s $130,000 mortgage. “I was always praying not to have a mortgage and what a burden has been lifted off my shoulders,” Madonna House founder Rebecca Blonski said earlier this week. Blonski […]

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Neptune Tables Plan to Fire Cop

  By DON STINE A decision to fire a Neptune police officer who testified in a lawsuit over sexual harassment of two female officers was tabled indefinitely by the governing body July 25. The Neptune Township Committee tabled the resolution that would have fired Officer Kyheem Davis, with his supporters saying at the meeting he […]

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