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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Overcrowding Postpones Parking Meeting

  By DON STINE A proposal to create a special pilot program that would allow residential permit parking in densely populated Ocean Grove brought so many people to the Nov. 27 Township Committee meeting that the hearing was postponed and has been moved to a larger facility. The public meeting room has a capacity of […]

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Traditional Thanksgiving Game Postponed

  The Asbury Park school district issued the following statement this week: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the traditional Thanksgiving Day football game between Asbury Park High School and Neptune Township High School is being postponed until a mutually agreeable date. On behalf of the Asbury Park and Neptune Township School Districts, be assured that the […]

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Longer Commute for Shark River Hills

  By DON STINE Many Neptune residents living in the Shark River Hills section of Neptune are finding it a little harder than usual to make their way home right now. A $3.5 million grant from the state Department of Transportation, which includes a $300,000 contribution from the county for utility changes and upgrades, is […]

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