Historical Society Hosts Genealogy Lecture

For its first lecture and general meeting this year, the Historical Society of Ocean Grove will welcome genealogist Melissa A. Johnson of Middletown Township who will present Researching Twentieth-Century New Jersey Families. The lecture and meeting will be held at the Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 South Main St., Ocean Grove on April 29 at […]

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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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Ocean Grove Redevelopment Steps Forward

By DON STINE Redevelopment at the long-neglected North End of Ocean Grove took a step forward this week when Neptune officials approved an official agreement that is expected to eventually result in a comprehensive redevelopment plan. Township Redevelopment Attorney Joseph J. Maraziti, based in Short Hills, stressed that this is not a redevelopment agreement but […]

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Neptune Investigates Bias Crime

Neptune police officers responded to about 14 calls of vandalism in Ocean Grove on Wednesday morning. A number of cars had profane words, images and even some swastikas written in soap on them. “We assume is was kids doing this on Mischief Night. They used soap on parked vehicles but there was no damage to […]

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Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Names New Executive Director

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Executive Committee has unanimously agreed to hire James “Jamie” Jackson as its new executive director. Jackson was the chief operating officer of an innovative combined fitness complex and Christian congregation with a 100+ member staff in Chantilly, VA. Jackson is an effective communicator and successful program manager. His early […]

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Fundraiser for Flowers

Starving Artist will donate percentage of proceeds The Ocean Grove Beautification Project will hold its annual fundraiser at the Starving Artist on Sat., Sept.15 and Sun., Sept.16. This event is an important source of income towards the group’s annual planting expenses. The expenses this year were greater due to the extreme heat and the frequency and […]

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$106,500 Raised for Ocean Grove Fountain

  The Fill the Fountain fund raising campaign to restore Ocean Grove’s historic 1907 fountain in Founders Park has reached its goal of $106,500. “We are thrilled by the support from area residents,” said Ted Bell, town historian and member of the Historical Society of Ocean Grove.  “People walking through the park stop and look […]

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