It was the summer of 1983 when Henry Will’s family first joined Ocean Grove’s tent colony, a collection of more than 100 canvases attached to small wooden cottages that are set up each spring in a tradition that dates back 151 years.
The living quarters are close. So close, Will said, that you could easily listen in on the television show your neighbor is watching if the volume is right.
“You can’t have a TV on in your tent and have it playing really loud because other people are gonna be bothered by that. We have to learn to be flexible because you’re living in close proximity to each other,” s… Read the rest of this entry »
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 »