Neptune Officials Tackle Homeless Issue

  By DON STINE Homelessness in Neptune was an issue at this week’s Township Committee meeting, with residents offering a variety of opinions on what officials should do. “This is a real problem and it does not get enough attention. A more permanent fix is what the target should be,” Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Rev. […]

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Neptune Homeless Camp Seeks Help

  By DON STINE If you think the recent cold weather was brutal for you- try living in a tent in the woods in frigid temperatures. That is what 10 homeless people are doing in Neptune. The group, who are known as “The Woodsmen of Neptune,” live in a wooded lot behind the ShopRite, off […]

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Neptune Swears In Deputy Police Chief

  By DON STINE Neptune’s first African-American Acting Deputy Police Chief was sworn in on Dec. 21 after the police department was without a deputy chief for four years. Police Captain Larry Fisher, one of three captains considered for the promotion, has been on the force for 28, with 18 of those years in a […]

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Santa Delivers Early in Neptune

  A longtime Neptune business has been helping some of the township’s most-needy families during Christmas for more than a decade “We want to make their Christmas as enjoyable as possible and Santa always delivers gifts on his stretch-sleigh limo,” said Martin Ross, owner of Ross Limo on Route 33. Presents, meals and other goodies […]

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In Neptune: Police Panel Makes Changes

By DON STINE The new Neptune Police Committee is currently reviewing standard operating procedures within the entire police department and some changes have already been made. Mayor Michael Brantley said several changes have been made to the police department’s operating procedures- ones that make it an across-the-board process for a high-ranking officer, like captain, to […]

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Neptune’s New Police Committee Meets with Public

  By DON STINE The newly-formed Neptune Police Committee held its first public meeting this week where residents raised a number of questions about problems in the township’s police department and what will be done to correct them. The meeting, attended by more than 50 people, was sponsored by the Asbury Park/Neptune Ministerial Alliance and […]

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Neptune Mourns Loss of Police Officer

  Neptune Police Officer John Jackson Jr., 48, of Tinton Falls died Wed., Dec. 6.  There appears to be nothing suspicious and there is no public threat connected to his death. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. It is with deep sorrow and regret […]

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Walk the Streets of Bethlehem at Neptune Church

  By DENISE HERSCHEL With Christmas commercialism at an all-time high, there is a Neptune church that has dedicated itself to showing the “real reason for the season” for the past five years. West Grove United Methodist Church is once again presenting “The Streets of Bethlehem and Live Nativity” to the local community as visitors […]

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Road Between Neptune and Wall to Close

  Schoolhouse Road, over Shark River, will close to traffic on or about Friday, Dec. 1 and remain closed for approximately seven months. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by the end of June. “Due to the significant deterioration of the bridge and the roadway alignment, the bridge must be replaced with a wider, […]

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