Severe Thunderstorms Rock the Area

By JOANNE PAPAIANNI and DON STINE Severe thunderstorms in the evening Mon., July 22 caused massive power outages in the area, leaving thousands of PCP&L customers without power. Many still in the dark in Neptune and Oakhurst on Wed., July 24 at press time. “This is the most significant power outage since Superstorm Sandy,” said […]

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MuckFest Raises Funds for MS Research

By DON STINE It’s going to be a muddy mess for Neptune’s Sprengels Bar and Liqours employees and their supporters this weekend. Sprengels will be sending a team to the annual MuckFest New Jersey, a 5K mud and obstacle run designed by special effects and event production specialists from Hollywood. “The first run was so […]

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Remembering a Music Fan

By DON STINE Music is alive and well in Asbury Park but, unfortunately, one of its biggest fans is not! Kerry F. Layton , 70, of Deal who was a regular fixture at the back bar of the Stone Pony for the last 40 years, died on June 7. A special memorial gathering in remembrance […]

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Fire Damages City Condominiums

By DON STINE Oily rags left on the exterior patio of a third-floor unit at the Wesley Grove apartments, near the beachfront in Asbury Park, are the main suspect as the cause of a fire that was quickly extinguished by local firefighters Sun., May 26. “The official report says the fire was accidental but we […]

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Off-Site Parking Will Be Provided for July 6 Parade

By DON STINE Off-site parking will be provided for Ocean Grove’s upcoming July 6 parade celebrating the historic districts 150th anniversary – but not for the night-time fireworks Township Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said this week that extra parking will be provided at the township’s Early Childhood Center and Midtown Community Elementary School, which are […]

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2 Newcomers Win in Ocean Election

By DON STINE A political newcomer in Ocean Township was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s nonpartisan election for five seats on the Township Council. Margie Donlon, a physician, was the top vote-getter with 2,678 votes, or 13.76 of ballots cast.  She ran on the “Advocates for Ocean” team that also included Mayor Christopher Siciliano and […]

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