The B Plot: Bright Christmas

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO    You can’t help but travel through Timber Drive in Ocean Township and be pleasantly shocked by the holiday spirit.  Ever since the 25 year-old Shane MacCary was a child he loved Christmas lights.  The decorated Grizwald home in the film “Christmas Vacation” would literally make him light up.  Then,10 years […]

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Longtime Ocean Official Retiring

  Ocean Township Deputy Mayor William J. Garofalo, who has spent almost 20 years serving his community,  will be stepping down from the governing body at the end of this month.   “It has been a real pleasure to serve Ocean Township. Through my past work I have been involved in many municipalities in the state […]

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Former Ocean Mayor Remembered

  By DON STINE Former Ocean Township Councilman and Mayor James R. Garrity Sr. died Nov. 29 with his family by his side at his home in Stuart, Florida. He was 75 years old. “Jim was a great guy. He was a good husband, a good father and he loved Ocean Township,” former Mayor Richard […]

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$1,000 Fine Withdrawn for Ocean School Board

  By DON STINE A state Administrative Law Judge and the acting state Commissioner of Education have ruled that the Ocean Township Board of Education does not have to pay a $1,000 fine over a lawsuit filed against the district for a former student survey policy. “The district complied with everything once the problem was […]

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Ocean Twp. Officer Promoted

  By DON STINE Ocean Township continues to have a top-rated police department, Mayor Christopher Siciliano said at the recent police promotion. Police Detective Bryan Morgan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the Nov. 10 Township Council meeting. Siciliano said the township’s police department can receive more than 100 applications when a new […]

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Ocean Group Seeking Drivers for Food Run

  The Community Hope Fund and the Township of Ocean Department of Human Services are looking for donations of food and volunteers for the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive serving families in need in Ocean. The group is also is seeking drivers to delivery food baskets to residents on Sun., Nov. 20 beginning at 10 a.m. […]

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Ocean Police Seeking Missing Person

  Ocean Township police said this week that the missing person investigation of the whereabouts of Ross DeRose, 59, is still ongoing. Det. Michael Melody, along with Det. Sgt. Patrick Martin are coordinating efforts with out of state law enforcement agencies to solve the week long case. DeRose’s vehicle was found in York, Maine but […]

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Ocean Police Seeks Dispatchers

  The Township of Ocean Police Department is seeking qualified police dispatchers for the 9-1-1 center. Applicants must possess a current 9-1-1 Basic Tele-communicator Certification adn Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) from a NJ OETS organization. Submit resume with qualifications to Township of Ocean Police, 399 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755. They can also be hand […]

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