Open Footbridge Gates Says City Official

By DON STINE An Asbury Park City Councilwoman believes it’s wrong to have locked gates on two footbridges over Wesley Lake between Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, and it may be illegal. Asbury Park Councilwoman Eileen Chapman said earlier this week that the gates, which prevent public access from Asbury Park into Ocean Grove from […]

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Volunteers Sought by Historical Society

The summer season is approaching and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove seeks volunteers. The group will  host a Volunteer Social on Sun., June 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum at 50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove. Opportunities are available for the various events being offered this summer- docents and museum guides […]

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In Ocean Grove, Historic Homes and a Fox

Ocean Grove residents this week were buzzing about the sighting of a fox on their neighborhood streets. Liz Carlson told The Coaster she saw a fox Sunday morning crossing right in front of her on Main Avenue. “He literally looked right at me,” she said. But then he was startled by a garbage truck and […]

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Debris from Ocean Grove Fire Scheduled for Removal

Debris from a spectacular April 13 fire that destroyed an historic building on the Ocean Grove beachfront is expected to be removed within two weeks. In his report at this week’s Township Committee workshop, Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said that debris from the fire will be removed along a route at the southern side of […]

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Off-Site Parking Will Be Provided for July 6 Parade

By DON STINE Off-site parking will be provided for Ocean Grove’s upcoming July 6 parade celebrating the historic districts 150th anniversary – but not for the night-time fireworks Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said this week that extra parking will be provided at the township’s Early Childhood Center and Midtown Community Elementary School, which are […]

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Uncertain Future for Ocean Grove Fire Site

By DON STINE Debris from the fire which destroyed the 100-year-old North End Pavilion on the boardwalk in Ocean Grove may still be scattered about, but what is the possibility of rebuilding a similar building in its place? Neptune Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said township officials have no problem with the historic structure being rebuilt […]

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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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