Bradley Beach Administrator Leaving Post

By PETE WALTON Kelly Barrett is stepping down as borough clerk and business administrator in Bradley Beach, The Coaster has learned. Barrett, who is suing the borough and two council members for gender discrimination, will continue to be paid until her accumulated vacation time and sick leave runs out. According to information obtained by the […]

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Bradley Beach Plans Purchase of Church

By PETE WALTON The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association has agreed to sell the First United Methodist Church building in Bradley Beach to the borough. “I’m very happy to announce that an agreement has been reached for the acquisition of the Methodist Church property on LaReine Avenue from the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association,” Mayor […]

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Neptune City Residents to Vote on Projects

By PETE WALTON Neptune City residents age 14 and up have until Dec. 13 to vote for one of five projects proposed through the borough’s new “participatory budgeting initiative.” Councilman David Calhoun said all suggestions were vetted for viability by the borough business office before a committee of volunteers chose the five finalists. The proposals […]

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New Investors Being Considered for Former Giamano’s

By PETE WALTON Two prospective investors are being vetted as possible partners in the stalled construction project at the former Giamano’s restaurant property in Bradley Beach. Mayor Gary Engelstad shared the news with residents when the Borough Council met earlier this week. Several years ago the borough approved construction in 2015 of a three-story, mixed-use […]

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In Bradley Beach: Curbside Plastic Film Recycling Program to Begin in November

By PETE WALTON S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., the international consumer products giant, is shining its worldwide public relations spotlight on Bradley Beach this week. The borough and the Wisconsin-based company officially announced New Jersey’s first pilot program for curbside plastic film recycling. Bradley Beach residents will be able to recycle their clean plastic bags, […]

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In Bradley Beach: 5,000 Attend Lobsterfest

By PETE WALTON Business has been so good of late that the owners of the Bamboo Leaf restaurant on Main Street in Bradley Beach decided to give $2,000 to the borough. Municipal Administrator Kelly Barrett said at this week’s Borough Council meeting that the funds have been deposited in the unanticipated revenues fund. Though Bradley […]

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Bradley Beach Administrator Sues 2 Councilmen

By PETE WALTON Kelly Barrett, municipal clerk and administrator in Bradley Beach, is suing the borough and two council members, alleging that she is the victim of sex discrimination. Oakhurst-based attorney Peter C. Lucas filed the suit on Barrett’s behalf Aug. 19 in the civil division of state Superior Court in Freehold. The complaint asks […]

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