Judge Grants Motion Allowing QSpot to Hold Festival

  A Superior Court judge granted a motion for a preliminary injunction, filed by the QSpot LGBT Community Center in November, to protect the center from eviction while a pending discrimination lawsuit against their landlord, Jersey Shore Arts Center, moves forward Following a hearing April 4 Superior Court Judge Dennis O’Brien granted the motion.   The […]

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Ocean Grove Group Packaging 20,000 Meals

  The Mission Committee of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ocean Grove will be packaging 20,088 meals Sun., March 26 for the world wide Stop Hunger Now organization. The event will take place at 1 p.m. at the Youth Temple. Borja Dellcampo, Mission Committee chair said 130 volunteers will be meeting to assemble […]

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Fire Destroys Ocean Grove Buildings

  By DON STINE A wind-whipped fire destroyed four buildings and damaged others today in the northeast section of Ocean Grove., including two condominiums and an abandoned hotel that had been the source of concern for residents for years. “If the wind was as high as it was yesterday, I think we might have lost […]

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100 New Parking Spaces OK’d in Ocean Grove

  By DON STINE Almost 100 new parking spaces will be created in Ocean Grove by Memorial Day weekend after the Neptune Township Committee approved creating them at this week’s Township  Committee meeting. The governing body was acting on recommendations presented by the ad hoc Ocean Grove Parking Task Force which was established last year […]

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Ocean Grove Hotel Plans Change in Use

  An application to convert the 18-room Laingdon Hotel, on the oceanfront in Ocean Grove, into a facility solely for clients of the Sprout Health Group, an addiction counseling service center based in Eatontown, is scheduled to be heard by the Neptune Board of Adjustment Wed., Feb. 1.     According to a zoning board official, […]

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QSpot Gets Temporary Relief

  QSpot LGBT Community Center will remain at the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove until at least mid-February under an agreement reached Friday to delay a request for an injunction in their pending discrimination lawsuit against the JSAC.  The agreement came shortly before the first scheduled court hearing was to take place on […]

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Ocean Grove Residents Turn Out to Protest Changes in District

  By DON STINE    The Neptune Township Committee tabled a controversial ordinance this week which would have allowed, what some residents called, drastic changes in the historic Ocean Grove district.  Historic Preservation Commission Chairperson Deborah Osepchuk said the commission was “absolutely against the changes.”    “Very drastic changes have been (proposed) to the HPC guidelines and […]

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