The hot local issue is the 25-year-old practice of Ocean Grove (a section of Neptune Township) locking two footbridges over Wesley Lake that connect to Asbury Park, every night between midnight and 5 am. Asbury Park, led by councilwoman Eileen Chapman and activist Dani Boglivi Fiori, want Neptune to leave the gates open. Let’s explore the history for context.
Andre P. Parker, 31, of Sunset Avenue in Asbury Park, and Tara R. Robinson, 43, of Lawrence Avenue in the Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township, were indicted with multiple counts of animal cruelty and related charges by a Monmouth County Grand Jury today, according to an announcement by Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
The indictment is the result of a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA), Asbury Park and Neptune Township police departments.
The investigation revealed that in January and February of this year, Parker caused a one- to two-year-old pit bull mix, known as Destiny, to become severely abused. Read the rest of this entry »
OCEAN GROVE — A community center providing services for gays and lesbians at the Jersey Shore doesn’t have to leave its home by the end of the month under a deal worked out in a dispute over its pending eviction. The agreement between QSpot and the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove gives the gay… Read the rest of this entry »
OCEAN GROVE — The body of man found in the dunes of the beach in Ocean Grove on Wednesday morning has been identified as a township resident missing since last month. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday identified the man as Richard Morton, 61, of Ocean Grove. Morton, who worked for The Clothing Center in… Read the rest of this entry »
A short film about #2 is destined to be #1 at the first annual Boardwalk Film Festival in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove this weekend.
House Broken, written, produced and co-starring Heather Brittain O’Scanlon is a short film about a couple struggling to potty train their reluctant 4-year old, and the strain that puts on their marriage and social lives.
FREEHOLD — A former Ocean Grove art gallery owner had admitted to having images of child pornography on his computer, authorities said on Tuesday. Peter Tumblety, 58, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, pleaded guilty to on Monday to one count of endangering the welfare of a child by possessiong child pornography, said acting Monmouth… Read the rest of this entry »
NEPTUNE – Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered Tuesday at The Great Auditorium to honor and remember five officers who died in the line of duty over the past year. During the ceremony, acting state Attorney General John Jay Hoffman said that while his heart was heavy with the loss of the officers,… Read the rest of this entry »
Fire fighter Pat Breen and Freeholder Lillian Burry inspect the devastation in Ocean Grove. Feb 7, 2015. Photo by Bob Burlew
The Starving Artist at Days, 47 Olin Street, Ocean Grove, 732-988-1007, is accepting donations of money, food and clothing for those displaced by the fire.
NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP —Susan Morris was in her store, Cheese on Main in Ocean Grove, on Friday afternoon when she kept hearing a faint beeping sound. Not able to identify the sound, she searched all over the shop, but couldn’t find the source. As she approached the front window to her store, which fronts Main Avenue in… Read the rest of this entry »
NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP —A fire that broke out in a downtown block of the historic Ocean Grove section of Neptune Township destroyed a three-story building housing apartments and shops, and displaced at least seven people, authorities said. The fire, which is still under investigation, broke out at 3:27 p.m. on Friday at 50 Main Ave. in the… Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Dale Whilden, President of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Assoc, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Sen Jennifer Beck, Gov Chris Christie, Congressman Chris Smith and Neptune Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley cut the ribbon of Ocean Grove’s rebuilt boardwalk
After being twice denied funding from FEMA before finally getting $2.4 million on their second appeal, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association re-opened their boardwalk to the public today with a ceremonial ribbon cutting lead by Governor Chris Christie, Congressman Chris Smith, Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Neptune Township Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley and Dr. Dale C. Whilden, President of the OGCMA.
“Today is truly a great day for Ocean Grove, Neptune Township, Monmouth County, and the Jersey Shore, and a critical step forward in our recovery from Sandy,” said Smith.”This boardwalk is an integral part of Ocean Grove the neighboring Jersey Shore community, a fact we reinforced during our efforts to reverse FEMA’s original decision at the local level—and yet another at the regional level—to deny critical funding.”