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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QSpot Files Lawsuit Against Arts Center

  By DON STINE QSpot Center, based in Ocean Grove, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Jersey Shore Arts Center in an effort to stop the scheduled eviction by the end of this year. “I have been shocked and I think everyone in the community was shocked over this,” QSpot Executive Director John Mikytuck […]

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