Restored 1907 Fountain Ready for Installation

The painstakingly restored 1907 FitzGerald Fountain is about to be installed in Founders Park at the North End of Ocean Grove. A project that was two years in the planning was made possible by community organizations and townspeople who contributed over $100,000 to the restoration project. “The actual rebuilding of the cast iron fountain is […]

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Ocean Grove Chamber Welcomes New Director

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce, under the direction of new director Jessie Thompson, is inspecting the special events roster to see what can be added or updated for the year 2020 Thompson took over the director’s role in January and says this has been a “year of proficiency” for the […]

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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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