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Adoptables from the Associated Humane Societies

  Ghost is a 1-year-old pup that was surrendered him to the shelter when his owners could not afford to treat his mange. Even though he’s completely healthy now, Ghost was disheartened to be left here. Ghost loves people and one look in his soulful eyes will convince you of this sweet boy’s need to be loved. Ghost is always happy to be out with the staff or volunteers on a walk. He loves other dogs– he wants to meet and play with them all. Ghost is very appreciative of all the attention he’s now getting and we know he…

Tinton Falls Residents Honored for 100 Hours of Volunteering

  Thank you. These words are always lovely to hear and even nicer to be shown. On March 2 it was the Monmouth County Park System’s turn to show its appreciation during its Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at Hominy Hill Golf Course, Colts Neck. During the event, Park System staff honored 1,222 volunteers who gave 25,392 hours assisting with recreation programs, special events and park facilities. These volunteers can be found lending a helping hand throughout the year. They serve as historic site interpreters, trip and program leaders, and office assistants.  Many volunteers like to roll up their sleeves and…

First the Snow, Cold…Now the Potholes

  By JOSEPH SAPIA In this winter of endless plowable snowfalls and daily high temperatures that are quite low, the weather has been a major discussion topic. So, too, another major topic has been a result of the weather: potholes, basically caused by moisture in the pavement of roadways freezing and thawing. “This year is taking a toll on the roads, no doubt,” said Rich Bianchi, operating supervisor in Bradley Beach’s public works department, adding there is other damage, such as that caused by snowplows hitting curbs. “We’re seeing more potholes than normal,” said John W. Tobia, director of the…

New Administrator Appointed in Tinton Falls

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Two Tinton Falls Borough Councilmen were sworn in this week and a new borough administrator appointed. John Roche was sworn in to his first term and Scott Larkin to his second term. Michael Muscillo, who previously worked in Lakewood, was named borough administrator. He replaces retiring Gerald Turning who was sworn in as mayor last week. Muscillo is the son of a former borough administrator, Tony Muscillo. Turning said he looks forward to the challenges ahead. “This is not something I ever dreamed of doing,” he said. “I want to thank all of the Tinton Falls’…

Capitol Report: Legislators Oppose Motorcross Facility in Tinton Falls

  By MARY PAT ANGELINI Over the past few weeks the issue of whether to allow a motocross facility in Tinton Falls has sparked contentious debate between motocross enthusiasts and residents who live near the proposed site who have serious concerns about the impact of such a facility on their quality of life. On one side of the issue sit motocross riders who are in search of a legal place in the area to enjoy their sport. They are strongly and vocally supportive of a proposal to develop a 21 acre facility on Shafto Road for dirt bike racing. The…

Tinton Falls Welcomes County’s First Indoor Rec Facility

  By JUSTIN SAUER Monmouth County now has its first indoor recreation facility. The Fort Monmouth Recreation Center, a 21,000-square-foot recreation center located on 2566 Guam Lane (off Hope Road) in Tinton Falls, was recently acquired by Monmouth County from the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA). “The Fort Monmouth Recreation Center is unlike any other building in the Monmouth County Park System,” explained Bob Ward, who works in the Visitor Services department for the Monmouth County Parks System and is in charge of programming for the facility. “This building was built by the Army as a recreation facility and…

Standing Room Only Crowd for Motorcross Park Hearing

  By DON STINE More than 200 people crowded the Tinton Falls municipal hearing room Oct. 3 over a proposed motor cross park to be built on a 21-ace tract off Shafto Road. An overflow crowd had to stand in the lobby to hear testimony. Another hearing on the application before the Board of Adjustment is scheduled for Nov. 7 at Seabrook Village which will allow more members of the public to attend. The proposed park would have 395 parking spaces and three different level racetracks. The three-hour meeting was attended by those both for and against the motor cross.…

Motorcross Racetrack for Dirt Bikes Planned in Tinton Falls

  By DON STINE TINTON FALLS – A motocross racetrack, which will host riders of dirt bikes, ATVs and quads, has been proposed to be built off Shafto Road in Tinton Falls and the state Department of Environmental Protection has issued a $500,000 grant to help make it happen. Ocean Township resident George DeGirolamo, president of Jersey Shore Motocross of Tinton Falls, and his business partner, Andy Rose, have submitted an application to the Tinton Falls Planning Board to develop a 21-acre tract on Shafto Road. The application seeks a use variance for the track, which will be located next…

Tinton Falls Camp Program Offers Movies and Day Trips

  By DENISE HERSCHEL TINTON FALLS – Trying to find a way for your child to be happy and busy this summer without he or she repeatedly announcing “ “I’m bored” can be a daunting task. With the unlimited energy and the limited attention span of most youngsters, it can be difficult to reel them into activities. The borough of Tinton Falls has put together a summer program which addresses such a dilemma. With a long-standing recreational summer camp the young residents can manage to find their vacation filled with trips, sports and art activities. “Our camp has been in…

Seabrook Residents Release Book of Original Poetry

  TINTON FALLS – Every Friday morning, two dozen or so residents get together at Seabrook’s Continuing Care Community, known as “The Gardens,” on their senior living 98-acre campus to hear the writings of authors such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. They then listen to their own writings as well. These writers, who are part of a group known as Poets From The Gardens, are now published as well, staking a claim in the world of literature with Voices In Bloom – An Anthology of Poems and Stories. In February, 40 residents from the writing group began…

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