Movie Theater in Ocean Now Open

  Nearly a year after closing for renovations, the Cine Grand Middlebrook Ten in Ocean Township is open. Formerly The Middlebrook Galleria Cinema, the Cine Grand Middlebrook Ten has been completely transformed into a state-of-the-art cinema featuring first-run films and new Surround Sound. The theaters are smaller, each theater has just 48 seats, but each […]

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Ocean Names New Councilman

  By DON STINE John Napolitani, a former Interlaken Borough Council member and current alternate member of the Ocean Township Board of Adjustment, has been appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Ocean Township Deputy Mayor William Garofalo, who stepped down at the end of last year. He will be sworn in at the […]

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Coaster Columnist Wins Award

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI         A retired police officer, who writes a column about police work for The Coaster has won an award from the nationwide Autism Parenting Magazine for being one of the top 15 contributors to the magazine in 2016.        Joseph Pangaro, who now works as director of safety and security for […]

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A “Selfie” Film from the Shore

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A psychologist from the West Allenhurst section of Ocean Township has completed her second film about teenagers. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, who has an office in Long Branch, describes herserlf as a “positive psychologist.” The concept for Holstein’s film “A Selfie Film: Falling in Love” is based on her Kindle […]

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Ocean Township Settles $750,000 in Lawsuit with Yeshiva

  By DON STINE Ocean Township has reached a settlement over a $3.3 million lawsuit filed by Yeshiva Gedolah Na’os Yaakov, Inc., based in Lakewood, over the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s denial of its application to create a residential rabbinical school on Logan Road in the Wanamassa section. Mayor Christopher Siciliano and Township Attorney Martin […]

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