Ocean Chamber Says Farewell to Director

  By DON STINE Kim Horn Blanda, executive director of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce, is leaving her position after serving for eight years leading the organization she helped create in 1983. A founding member of the chamber, Blanda has created and chaired several events over the years and designed and edited the […]

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Hope Fund Seeks Applications

  The Community Hope Fund, a non-profit, registered 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to promoting positive youth development and supporting charitable needs in Ocean Township and neighboring communities, is once again announcing the Request For Proposal for its Youth Development Grant Program. Through this program, CHF supports local initiatives that employ innovative and research-based models […]

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Spring Comes in Like a Lion

  By DON STINE Talk about March Madness! It seems like Old Man Winter just doesn’t want to give up this year as the fourth nor’easter in three weeks hit the Jersey Shore on Wednesday. It was the first full day of spring. “I believe the last time we had this many storms, in such a short period, […]

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Students Show Support for Action on Gun Violence

  By DON STINE Neptune and Ocean Township High School students joined other students in a national walkout across the United States Wed., March 14 in a protest urging elected officials to take action on school gun violence The demonstration comes one month after the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

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Ocean Names Street After Retired Official

  By DON STINE It’s official, former Ocean Township Councilman John Huss is having a street named in his honor. “It’s a great honor, no doubt about it,” Huss said. The new street goes from West Park Avenue into a new development of age-restricted residential housing, called 777 West Park Avenue. The new housing, near […]

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Ocean Man Confirmed for State Position

  An Ocean Township man has recently been confirmed as Adjutant General of New Jersey. Colonel Jemal J. Beale, in his new position, will oversee the 8400 men and women in New Jersey’s National Guard and Airmen. The adjutant general also manages the state’s Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Senator Vin Gopal congratulated Beale on his […]

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Coaster Columnist Wins Award

  Joseph Pangaro, a retired Ocean Township police officer, who now writes the Behind the Badge column for The Coaster has won the Top Safety Advisor for 2017 award. This is the second time Pangaro has won the award from Autism Parenting Magazine. Pangaro said he began writing for many  publications includingAutism Parenting magazine, a […]

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