2 Newcomers Win in Ocean Election

By DON STINE A political newcomer in Ocean Township was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s nonpartisan election for five seats on the Township Council. Margie Donlon, a physician, was the top vote-getter with 2,678 votes, or 13.76 of ballots cast.  She ran on the “Advocates for Ocean” team that also included Mayor Christopher Siciliano and […]

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Ocean Councilman Seeks Investigation

An Ocean Township councilman is asking the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office to launch an investigation into allegations of property tax fraud in the township. Earlier this week, Ocean Township Councilman Robert Acerra sent a letter to Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni requesting an investigation into possible criminal activity allegedly perpetrated by a member of the […]

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New Stores Planned at Seaview Square Center

By DON STINE The Marshalls and HomeGoods stores located near the Asbury Park traffic circle on Route 66 in Neptune will be moving across the highway to the Seaview Square shopping center in Ocean Township. Construction of a large, 50,000-square-foot building, which will house the two stores, is expected to begin in June and open […]

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Ocean Chamber Hosts Comedy Night

The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual comedy and gift auction scholarship fundraiser May 24. Three comedians, JJ Ramirez, Gary Delena and Brad Lowery will perform with Master of Ceremonies Bobby Gonzo. The event is Fri., May 24 with doors opening at 6 p.m. tickets are $70 per person and includes […]

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Ocean Plans Hiring Police Officers

The Ocean Township Police Department is now accepting resumes for the position of police officer. Requirements include: • Applicant must be between 18 to 35 years of age, and a citizen of the United States. • Possess an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, or shall have been honorably discharged from active duty, […]

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Golf Course Reopening for Season in Ocean

The William F. Larkin Golf Course at Colonial Terrace, 1003 Wickapecko Dr., in the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township opens for the season Sat., March 30. This  municipal regulation nine-hole golf course offers more than 2,600 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 35. Hours are 7 a.m. to dusk, seven days […]

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Candidates Running Unopposed in Ocean Township Fire Elections

By DON STINE Taxes will remain relatively stable in Ocean Township’s two fire districts for 2019. Ocean Township’s Oakhurst Fire District 1 has Fire Commissioners Russ Williams and Tom Reu, both incumbents, running for seats of the five-member board. Both are longtime firefighters. They are running unopposed. This year’s total $2,229,186 budget, has a $1,858,735 […]

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