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Ocean Township Spartans Ready for Football Season

  By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Here come the colleges. Ocean Township High School senior running back Tyler Thompson finds his name on the lips of numerous schools. They include West Virginia, Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh and North Carolina State. “They are the main ones,” said Don Klein, the Spartans’ ninth-year coach. “He has had more than 20 scholarship offers.” It’s easy to see why. Thompson has rushed for 3,294 yards and 31 touchdowns on 571 career carries. He has caught 28 passes for 267 yards and two career touchdowns. Last year, he blazed 90 yards with a punt return for a…

Ocean Township High School Turns 50

  By DON STINE Fifty years ago this month Ocean Township High School opened its doors for the first time to greet about 1,000 students- a move that would change the township school district forever. The opening of the high school in September, 1965 was a turning point for both Ocean Township and Asbury Park- the school district that, up to that year, educated most of Ocean Township’s students. “When the school opened in September, there was no senior class since seniors had returned to Asbury Park to graduate with their class. It was only until the next year that…

Back to School Even Before Labor Day

  Many area students are returning to school before Labor Day weekend where they will be welcomed with new science labs in Ocean Township, a partnering with Google in classroom environments in Neptune and a College and Career Readiness Institute in Asbury Park designed to groom students for post-secondary education. Both Ocean Township and Neptune students will return to class Thurs., Sept. 3. Asbury Park students return Sept. 10. In Asbury Park the district recently partnered with Scholastic to establish a pre-k to 12 comprehensive literacy model for the 2015-16 school year. District officials said they will implement a full-suite…

Ocean Police Seek Help in Finding Robbery Suspect

  Ocean Township police are seeking the public’s help to find a suspect in a reported robbery that happened in the area of the Italian American Festival Friday, Aug. 7. A 14-year-old boy reported being confronted by four people, including the person who, he says, robbed him of money at Joe Palaia Park, according to police. The suspect is described as a dark-complexion black male, dreadlock-style hair with bleached tips, about 6 feet 1 inch-tall. He was said to be wearing a maroon shirt saying “Diamond Surf Co.,” beige pants and black Jordan sneakers with reflective stripes. The boy said…

Yeshiva Hearing Cancelled Due to Overcrowding

  By DON STINE A Board of Adjustment hearing to create a dormitory for 96 college-age students at a proposed Talmudic academy in an existing school on Logan Road was shut down by an Ocean Township fire marshal July 16 due to overcrowding. Ocean Township Fire Marshal Chris Pujat called for the adjournment of the meeting at approximately 7:40 p.m. after the high school auditorium exceeded its 638 person capacity. “There were about 1,000 people there with some standing in the doorways and aisles. It was a safety concern. I recommended that the aisles and doorways be cleared but eventually…

Livin’ in Ocean and Lovin’ Their Cops

  By ELLEN CARROLL If you live in Ocean Township and support your police department, really support the department, you now have a way to display that support for everyone to see. A magnetic sticker which reads “Ocean Township Loves Our Cops” is available to any resident who would like to display it on their vehicle. The idea came from longtime township resident, John Huss, who has lived in Ocean for 52 years. “The Ocean Township police is a class organization,” Huss said. “They are very effective and people should know it and they should advertise it.” And Police Chief…

Heroes and Their Stories at the Ocean Township Library

  By DENISE HERSCHEL Does your child have a hero? The Ocean Township Library is hosting its summer reading program with the theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” The program centers on heroes who include superheroes and local heroes such as police officers and firefighters. All of the programs for the summer are based on the Collaborative Summer Reading theme, according to Kate Benedict, Monmouth County Children’s Librarian at the Ocean Township Library as well as the Little Silver branch. “Ocean Library has a large community of summer vacationers that use the library also. I have been told that they…

Police Seek Help in Locating Missing Man

  Ocean Township police are seeking the public’s help in located Nicholas Johnson who was originally reported missing July 3 from the Gateway Treatment Center located on Center Street in Ocean Township. He is a 27-year-old white male who stands 6’05” tall, weighs 170 lbs. and has brown hair and hazel colored eyes. At the time of his disappearance he was seen wearing black pants and a black coat If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Johnson they are urged to contact Detective Jeffrey Malone at 732-531-1800. You can also provide information by emailing us to crimetips@oceantwp.org or by…

Ocean Museum Wins 1st Place Award

  On June 13 the Township of Ocean Historical Museum received a first place award for its quarterly newsletter, “Ocean’s Heritage.” The Kevin M. Hale publication’s award for newsletters from the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey was given at their spring meeting at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern in Rahway. Accepting the award for the all volunteer Ocean Museum was Peggy Dellinger, editor of the newsletter and exhibit chairman. The competitive awards which also include books, booklets, brochures, DVD’s, calendars, pamphlets and posters were created to recognize the achievements of its over two hundred member societies that include…

Ocean Chamber Seeks Golf Sponsors

  The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 20th anniversary golf outing – the Ansell, Grimm aand Aaron PC Classic – and seeking businesses who are interested in getting months of positive exposure as a sponsor of the October 14th outing at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal. “We give a great deal of exposure for your marketing dollar, for both months in advance of the outing, and months after” said 3rd year Outing Chair Keith Dorney, GOTCC VP, of Edward Jones Investments of Ocean. Multi-media exposure promoting the event reaches over a hundred thousand readers/viewers/listeners…

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