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WATCH: Jersey Shore hospital staff brought to tears as first-responders offer special thanks

First-responders from communities near Jersey Shore University Medical Center had a special surprise for staff during Monday night’s shift change amid the coronavirusoutbreak.

Police officers, firefighters and EMS workers pulled up to the Neptune City hospital with emergency lights flashing and clapped as doctors, nurses and other medical staff arrived for work – many of them to care for COVID-19
patients.

“Thank you, thank you,” the first-responders said as they applauded hospital staffers headed in for a grueling night’s work.“No words can even begin to describe how our work has changed recentl… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on WATCH: Jersey Shore hospital staff brought to tears as first-responders offer special thanks

8 shivering dogs rescued in Neptune City after being found outside in cages and covered in feces

Eight sick and injured dogs living in cages in frigid conditions outside a Neptune City apartment complex were rescued over the weekend, officials said.

Neptune City police were called to the Brighton Arms apartments on West Sylvania Avenue early Saturday after someone called 911 to report excessive barking, according to the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

When police arrived they found the dogs and puppies crammed in small crates covered only by a plastic tarp on a porch, authorities said. All were trembling from the cold – covered in urine and feces with no fo… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

KFC closes its Neptune City location

KFC has closed its Neptune City location on Route 35, according to a report by the Asbury Park Press.The fast-food chain was located at 35 Third Ave. There was a sign on the door stating, “This restaurant is no longer open,” according to the report.“The KFC franchisee, who owns the restaurant located at 35 Third Ave., made a business decision to close the restaurant,” a KFC spokeswoman told NJ Advance Media. “While this is always a difficult decision, we appreciate the patronage of our loyal guests and hope they will visit other KFCs in the area.”The 2,400-square-foot property is currently up f… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

Neptune City for Sale

By Neptune City Councilman Andrew Wardell

Andrew Wardell

The rules, policies, and procedures of good-governance have almost all been thrown to the wayside in Neptune City under the current majority. An alarming trend which started January 1st as policies have been created without cooperation, special committees formed without proper resolutions, the intentionally keeping of information from other elected officials, and threatening of borough employees. 

This is just a fraction of what has been occurring these past months in Neptune City and calls to rectify the issues have fallen on deaf ears, no matter how hard I have tried. Yet, what transpired at the September 9th Workshop and Council meetings was the final straw and residents have a right to not only know, but be concerned.

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Posted: September 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Neptune City Democrats Blow Off Special Meeting, Clerk Quits, Bills and Payroll Remain Unpaid

Neptune City’s Democrat Council members did not show up at the Special Meeting last night which was scheduled to authorize the the payment of bills and payroll.  Without a quorum, Republican Mayor Bob Brown and Councilmen Andrew Wardell and Joseph Zajack were unable to take official action.

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Posted: January 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Neptune City Democrats Schedule Special Meeting To End Local Government Shutdown

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Neptune City Council President Pamela Renee and Renne’s family celebrate the Renee’s Oath of Office before the shutdown. January 1, 2019.  Photo via Neptune City Democrat’s facebook page

The Borough of Neptune City Council has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, January 7 at 7 p.m. to reverse a major snafu by the new Democrat controlled council.

Neptune City Democrats got off to an inauspicious start when they took control of the borough’s governing body for the first time in four decades on New Year’s Day.

Senator Vin Gopal issued the Oath of Office to new Councilman David Calhoun and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling witnessed Councilwoman Pamela Renee oath to perform the Office of Council President to the best of her ability.  The Democrats then effectively shutdown Neptune City’s government by voting not to pay the borough’s bills, including payroll.

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Posted: January 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 21 Comments »

Arnone: “Monmouth County Will Not Tolerate Substandard Work”

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone Meeting

The East End Ave Bridge which connects Neptune City with the Shark River Hills section of Neptune Township will be closed next Weds., August 15 from 7 a.m. till 5 p.m. while faulty pavement is repaired.

The bridge was closed for 8 months, October 2017 through May of this year, for a $3.5 million refurbishment project.

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Posted: August 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

9 months after Sarah Stern was killed, thousands gather to celebrate her life

NEPTUNE CITY — A blue, green and purple decorated poster board with the words “Good Hello Everyone” greeted visitors who came to the Neptune City Community Center for the vigil of Sarah Stern, a 19-year-old who was killed in December. The poster was just one of hundreds of pieces of art decorating the halls of the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on 9 months after Sarah Stern was killed, thousands gather to celebrate her life

Friend stole $7K from Sarah Stern after strangling her, new documents reveal

NEPTUNE CITY — The man accused of strangling Sarah Stern went with her to the bank where she retrieved a safety deposit box filled with at least $7,000 before the pair returned to her Neptune City home where Liam McAtasney allegedly robbed her, new documents obtained by NJ Advance Media reveal. McAtasney, 19, of Neptune City,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Friend stole $7K from Sarah Stern after strangling her, new documents reveal

Family of missing teen organizing search of Jersey Shore towns Saturday

BELMAR — Family members of the missing 19-year-old Neptune City woman missing nearly a week since her car was found unoccupied on a Belmar bridge are organizing a search party for Saturday in coastal towns in Monmouth County. Sarah Stern’s car was discovered unoccupied on Saturday on the Route 35 bridge not far from her home.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Family of missing teen organizing search of Jersey Shore towns Saturday