Ocean Resident First to Spot Sputnik

  By DON STINE In 1957, the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union officially began with the launching of the satellite Sputnik 1 and Ocean Township resident Stan Schodowski was the first person to view the controversial satellite in outer space. On Oct. 12, 1957, Schodowski was the first American to […]

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Wanamassa Fire Company Elects 2018 Officers

  The Wanamassa Fire Company elected the officers for 2018 at their November meeting. They are: Administration: President Patrick Barrett, Vice President Michael Evans, Secretary William Boyington, Asst. Secretary Steven Grant, Treasurer David Greene, Asst. Treasurer Steven Sexten. Operations: Chief Brian Pemberton, 1st. Asst. Chief Dean Schoch II, 2nd. Asst. Chief Nicholas Dowling, Captain Paul […]

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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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