Simko’s Grill to Open in Neptune

Simko’s Grill will be leaving its old Brielle location and moving to the former Yvonne’s restaurant in Neptune on Route 35, near the Headliner. After 14 years in Brielle, restaurant owner Mike Simko said the restaurant there will close on June 4 and that he hopes to open the new restaurant, still to be called Simko’s Grill, […]

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Slight Increase in Neptune School Tax

  If the school budget is approved next week the school tax rate in Neptune will drop by about six cents this year although the average homeowner will pay an extra $66 in school taxes due to the increased value of homes in the township. The total $91.5 million budget, to be voted by the […]

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Spring Comes in Like a Lion

  By DON STINE Talk about March Madness! It seems like Old Man Winter just doesn’t want to give up this year as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks hit the Jersey Shore on Wednesday. It was the first full day of spring. “I believe the last time we had this many storms, in such a short period, […]

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$3 Million OK’d for Neptune Improvements

By DON STINE Close to $3 million will be spent on township-wide Neptune improvements under three bond ordinances adopted by the Township Committee March 12. Under a $360,000 bond ordinance, Neptune will have its first skateboard park, with $165,000 of the cost coming from a Monmouth County Open Space grant. The skateboard park will be […]

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Students Show Support for Action on Gun Violence

  By DON STINE Neptune and Ocean Township High School students joined other students in a national walkout across the United States Wed., March 14 in a protest urging elected officials to take action on school gun violence The demonstration comes one month after the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

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Fundraiser for Neptune Woman March 25

  A fundraiser is planned March 25 at the Headliner in Neptune for a member of the Neptune City Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Sheila Gironda Maher, who grew up in Allenhurst and now lives in Neptune, was diagnosed on Oct. 31. After experiencing a headache and a change in her vision […]

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Neptune to Purchase Tract in Shark River Hills

  By DON STINE Neptune officials approved the purchase of a 2.65-acre tract on S. Riverside Drive in the Shark River Hills section to preserve the property as open space. The township would like to acquire about 18 flood-prone properties along the Shark River under the state’s Blue Acres program. Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta […]

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Neptune Creating a Skateboard Park

  By DON STINE Neptune will have its first skateboard park under a $360,000 project approved at this week’s Township Committee meeting. An ordinance approves a $360,000 expenditure to create the park, with $165,000 of that amount coming from a Monmouth County Open Space grant. The remaining amount will be bonded. A public hearing on […]

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