Former Ocean Mayor Dead at 68

  By DON STINE Former Ocean Township Mayor Terrance Weldon, who was a central figure in the Operation Bid Rig scandal in 2002, died early March 23 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune after dealing with a prolonged illness. He was 68. Weldon, a lifelong township resident, admitted to taking bribes from developers […]

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$200,000 Grant for Ocean Pool Upgrade

  By DON STINE Ocean Township’s community pool facility, off West Park Avenue, will see a unique upgrade in the near future under a $200,000 matching grant from the Monmouth County Open Space program. Under the project, the 25-foot-square kiddie wading pool will be replaced by a 40- by 70-foot pool with a depth of […]

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In Ocean: Official to Seek Assembly Seat

  By DON STINE Ocean Township Deputy Mayor Robert Acerra has thrown his hat into the political ring again and will run for a state Assembly seat on the Republican slate in November’s election. “I was always taught that when you are asked to serve- serve. I was asked to serve and I look forward […]

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Where Have All the Trees Gone?

  By DON STINE Keeping trees, especially shade trees, in your community healthy and thriving was the focus of a special forum in Ocean Township Sat., March 4. A panel discussion on ways to keep shade trees healthy, learn about the current threats, and look at the challenges and dangers to trees native to this […]

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Ocean Chamber Hosts Networking

  The Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce will be having a free after hours networking mixer, hosted by Eatontown’s Soul Focus, at 5:30 pm on Wed., March 8. The event will feature the GOTCC’s traditional Round-Robin Introductions, where a microphone is passed allowing everyone a 30- second ‘commercial’. This process ensures that everyone present […]

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In Ocean: Welcoming Back Former Manager

  By DON STINE Gregory G. Fehrenbach, a former Ocean Township manger, has been temporarily hired to fill in for Township Manager Andrew Brannen, who attended his last public meeting on Thurs., Feb. 23. “We need somebody as an interim manager and preferably one who knows Ocean Township and our operations. I am confident Greg […]

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112-Room Hotel, Townhouses Proposed in Ocean

  By DON STINE Seventy high-end townhouses, a 112-room hotel and other commercial uses are proposed to develop a 30-acre site at Deal Road and Route 35 in Ocean Township. At the Feb. 23 Township Council meeting, Mayor Christopher Siciliano discussed an early proposal to develop the site at the northeast corner at the intersection […]

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Ocean Groups Offer Going Green Help

  The Shade Tree Commission and the Environmental Commission of Ocean Township are sponsoring a panel discussion about how to keep shade trees healthy. The event, Going Green, is Sat., March 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about current threats, challenges and dangers to shade trees native […]

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Submarine Warfare at the Shore

  The Ocean Township Historical Museum is sponsoring a speaker event for “A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore” Tues., March 14 at 7:15 p.m. The event will take place at the Ocean Township Board of Education Offices (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst. In their book, A History of Submarine […]

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