Ocean OKs Open Space Tax

  By DON STINE Ocean Township residents approved a dedicated open space tax in a special ballot question in Tuesday’s election. The ballot approved imposing an Open Space Tax equal to $.01 (one penny) for each $100 of assessed property value, resulting in $45.55 additional taxes based on an average $455,456 home. The ballot question was approved […]

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120 New Apartments OK’d for Ocean Township

  By DON STINE A total 120 apartments, in two separate projects, will be built along Cindy Lane in Ocean Township under applications recently approved by the Planning Board. Mayor Christopher Siciliano said the new apartment complexes are a “win-win for the township” and will help it meet its state-imposed quota for providing affordable housing […]

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Ocean League Sponsors Candidates Forum for Board of Education Seats

  On Thurs., Oct. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.  the Township of Ocean League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for three Board of Education seats.  The incumbents, Joseph Hadden, James Dietrich, and David Marshall are running unopposed. They will have the opportunity to express their positions on issues relevant to the school district’s policies […]

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Ocean Plans Purchase of Office Building

  By DON STINE Ocean Township officials recently took the first step to purchase a former office building, off Wickapecko Drive and adjacent to the William F. Larkin Golf Course. The current owners had recently proposed to create a day care facility there. “We are very excited about how this all came together and about […]

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Ocean Author Discusses ‘War Orphans’

  How does war hit home, even if it’s thousands of miles away? Ocean Township resident Lois Kiely, who has recently published an essay in “Chicken Soup for the Soul for Military Families,” will present a program Aug. 22 that addresses this question. Kiely writes about her father who went missing in Italy during WWII. His neighborhood […]

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Court Allows Village Students to Leave Ocean Schools

  By DON STINE It looks like most Loch Arbour students will not be attending  Ocean Township schools next month following a Superior Court decision this week. The Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, dismissed an Ocean Township lawsuit against Loch Arbour over leaving the township’s school district and creating its own school board. […]

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