Toast Owner to Operate Concession in Bradley Beach

By PETE WALTON The Bradley Beach Borough Council has awarded a beachfront concession to the owner of a popular New Jersey chain of breakfast and lunch spots. Borough resident Amy Russo will lease the Newark Avenue concession for three years, according to a resolution approved unanimously by the council when it met earlier this week. […]

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Neptune City Playgrounds to Reopen

By PETE WALTON Playgrounds in Neptune City are scheduled to reopen on Wed., July 1. Mayor Andrew Wardell said insurance issues related to the playgrounds have been resolved, allowing the reopening to take place. The mayor said most borough restaurants were not able to offer outdoor dining when it was permitted due to space limitations. […]

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Bradley Beach Mayor Will Not Run Again

By PETE WALTON Gary Engelstad says he will not run for a third term as Bradley Beach mayor. “I came in in a hurricane, right after Sandy, and it looks like I’ll be leaving during a pandemic,” the mayor said during an interview with The Coaster in the backyard of his home on Second Avenue. […]

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Neptune City Prepares for Outdoor Dining

By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Borough Council has cleared the way for the conditional reopening of restaurants for outdoor dining. By unanimous vote at a special meeting earlier this week, the council allowed restaurants which are not usually permitted to offer outside dining to do so as long as they comply with state guidelines […]

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Neptune City Employees Back in Building

By PETE WALTON Staff members have returned to work at the Neptune City municipal building. I’m excited to have them back,” said Mayor Andrew Wardell on Tuesday, the first day employees worked at the building since the beginning of the coronavirus fight. The mayor said the borough has not set a date for the resumption […]

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Bradley Beach Reopens Boardwalk

By PETE WALTON The Bradley Beach boardwalk, which had been closed since March 30 in response to the coronavirus threat, is now open for exercise purposes. The borough’s beaches have remained open. “The promenade and beach are now open to be utilized for exercise purposes only,” reads an announcement posted earlier this week on the […]

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Neptune City Extends Deadline for Tax Payment

By PETE WALTON The Neptune City Borough Council has extended the grace period for the payment of second quarter property taxes to June 1. Gov. Murphy authorized the extension just hours before taxes were due on May 1. The change mainly benefits taxpayers who own their own homes or business properties outright and do not […]

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Mayors Hoping for Memorial Day Weekend Opening

By PETE WALTON Some mayors of oceanfront towns in Monmouth County are planning to reopen their beachfronts for the Memorial Day weekend. During a conference call earlier this week, mayors from Sea Bright south to Manasquan discussed opening beaches in a safe manner for the traditional start of summer at the Jersey shore. Bradley Beach […]

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