Officials Disagree on Schools for Village Students

  By DON STINE Loch Arbour and Ocean Township continue to butt heads over each municipality’s educational formula and it seems the state Department of Education is the only agency that can straighten things out. Ocean Township contends that the existing education formula, which provides $2.1 million annually in Loch Arbour school taxes to the […]

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3 Neptune Moms Sweep Board of Education Election

  By DON STINE Three Neptune mothers, all newcomers to elected office, swept the Board of Education election this week capturing all three seats by a more than two-to-one margin. Nicole Green, Dorothea L. Fernandez, and Brady Connaughton – the “Moms for the Neptune BOE” – ticket far outdistanced the “Team With Vision For Neptune” […]

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Village Voters Say Yes to Leaving Ocean District

  By DON STINE Loch Arbour voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in support of a special ballot question that would end their educational ties with the Ocean Township school district. In a 93-to-4 vote, voters approved the following ballot question: “Should the Village of Loch Arbour withdraw from the Ocean Township School district and form […]

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Loch Arbour Voters Go to Polls April 4

  By DON STINE A state Appellate Court has ruled the April 4 election allowing Loch Arbour residents to vote on whether they want to leave the Ocean Township school district can take place as scheduled. The state Superior Court, Appellate Division rejected an Ocean Township motion to obtain an injunction to prevent the ballot […]

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City School Board Candidates Drops Out

  There will be six candidates, including three incumbents, vying for the three seats in the upcoming Asbury Park Board of Education election April 25. Christian Hall, a former board member who lost his seat in the last election, has withdrawn from the race but he did not do so before the deadline and his […]

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Asbury Park Students Cook Up Healthy Foods

  While healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary school students in Asbury Park used their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy comfort food recipes in the 2017 “Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge.” The national initiative, now in its seventh year, was created to get students thinking about making healthy food […]

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Providing Warmth in Winter

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI Bags of hats, gloves, mittens and scarves hung on the fence outside Our Lady Mt. Carmel School in Asbury Park this week as part of the school’s Community Service Club celebration of Catholic Schools Week. A sign on the fence said “Pplease take one” indicating that the bags were there […]

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