4 Charged After Burglary Spree

Ocean Township police arrested three Long Branch men and a Tinton Falls man in connection with dozens of car burglaries over the last month. Police said police officers and detectives have been investigating dozens of car burglaries on Rustic Drive and Garden Drive within the Middlebrook apartment complex. On June 14 at approximately 2:30 a.m. […]

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Ocean Football Running Back Looks Forward to College

By CHRIS CHRISTOPHER Nasir Thompson was a Classic football player for the Ocean Township High School Spartans during his senior season. He rarely came off the field. And he impressed enough coaches to earn a berth in the 43rd annual Shore Sports Network All-Shore Gridiron Classic, cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It really hurts […]

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Pep Rally on Ocean Township Lawn

By DON STINE A pep rally for the Kean University football team got a little extra support two weeks ago when Ocean Township police showed up for the event. On Tues., June 2, three police officers showed up to support the Kean University football program at a “Football Unites Unity Pep Rally.” The rally was […]

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Ocean’s Drive-In Movie a Success; More Planned

By DON STINE The drive-in show in Ocean Township went off without a hitch last week so plans to show more drive-in movies at the township’s Joe Palaia Park will continue. Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” was shown May 28. “It was great – unbelievable. It went off smoothly, without a hitch,” Mayor Christopher Siciliano […]

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It’s Show Time in Ocean Township

“The Lion King” is scheduled to be shown on the big screen in Palaia Park May 28. By DON STINE It’s show time next week at Ocean Township’s drive-in where Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” will be shown. The temporary drive-in is being set up in Joe Palaia Park. “The Lion King” will be shown […]

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Ocean to Resume Summer Rentals

By DON STINE Ocean Township will begin to allow summer rentals to resume on June 21 after imposing a moratorium on them about one month ago. Mayor Christopher Siciliano said the moratorium was in response to the Covid19 virus while township officials reviewed the situation. “We wanted to review the situation and see what else […]

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Let’s Go to the Movies; the Drive-In

By DON STINE A temporary drive-in movie theatre is being set up in Ocean Township’s Joe Palaia Park, with the first movie scheduled to be shown toward the end of this month. “The movie will be shown in the new bandshell in Palaia Park. A promo on the screen will tell viewers to turn on […]

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Ocean Athletic Director Remembered

By DON STINE Dave A. Dahrouge, a longtime gym teacher and the first athletic director at Ocean Township High School, died Tues., April 21. He was in his early 90s. Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano said that Dahrouge was “a legend” in the township. “He was a giant personality that came though Ocean Township and […]

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Take a Walk in the Park, Joe Palaia Park

By DON STINE Joe Palaia Park in Ocean Township will reopen Fri., April 24, after being closed to the public for about two weeks. Township officials closed the park after Gov. Murphy issued an Executive Order closing all state and county parks. “But we are a municipal park and will reopen it as long as […]

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Ocean Township Mayor Responds to Questions

Ocean Township Mayor Chris Siciliano responded to questions from The Coaster. 1. Are residents still able to call Town Hall for questions about tax and sewer payments? The municipal building is not open to the public and is operating on a limited schedule, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Telephones calls can be made to […]

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