Neptune Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Impersonation/Identity Theft

A suspended Neptune police sergeant has forfeited his post and future public employment after pleading guilty last week to impersonation/identify theft, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Matthew G. Webb, 38, a sergeant and 13-year veteran of the Neptune Police Department, pleaded guilty June 12 to one count of fourth-degree impersonation/identity theft before Monmouth […]

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Neptune Violent Crime Down

By DON STINE Neptune saw a 29 percent decrease in violent crimes and a 6.6 percent decrease in nonviolent crimes in 2018, with the police department receiving 37,773 calls for service, up from 37,248 in 2017. Police officials gave the 2018 annual police report at this week’s Township Committee workshop. “This is good and everything […]

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New Plans Expected for Coca-Cola Plant

By DON STINE The former, long-vacant Coca Cola bottling/distribution plant at the eastern end of the Asbury Park traffic circle in Neptune is expected to be redeveloped in the near future. Neptune Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta recently said that initial plans call for a food store, a convenience store with a gas station, and a […]

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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 adopted by the Township Committee this week. “We have worked hard each year to maintain a stable budget,” Township CFO Michael Bascom said during his presentation on the budget. But Bascom warned that […]

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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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