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Local charter captain and surfers witness fatal pontoon accident, assist in rescue

Local charter captain and surfers witness fatal pontoon accident, assist in rescue

MANASQUAN — Jim Freda, Sea Girt lifeguard captain, was aboard his charter boat "Shore Catch" with two clients at the exact time of Friday’s fatal pontoon boat crash in the Manasquan Inlet and made the very first call to the Coast Guard.

The two victims have been identified by the New Jersey State Police as Alex Osadchy, 66, and Grigory Klokishner, 74, both of Philadelphia, according to New ...

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Boro’s bond rating risesBoro’s bond rating rises

POINT PLEASANT — The borough’s bond rating was raised last week, officials announced.

Mayor Robert Sabosik announced that Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the towns bond rating this week from Aa3 from the former A1.

“It’s good news for tax payers,” Borough Administrator Frank Pannucci said.

According to Mr. Pannucci, the upgraded bond rating will allow the borough to borrow money at better rates.

“It will save the borough a lot of money ...

Borough hall construction to begin next monthBorough hall construction to begin next month

BAY HEAD — To the relief of the governing body, construction of the town’s new borough hall will begin toward the end of December.

Last Friday, Mayor Bill Curtis posted a memo on the borough website announcing construction of the modular structure would begin on Dec. 29 and this phase is expected to be completed by Jan. 15, 2016.

“They never did give me a logical reason for the delay,” ...

Former pastor sentencedFormer pastor sentenced

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The former pastor of St. Martha Church was sentenced on Friday, Nov. 20, by Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier to three years in the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center.

The Rev. Romannilo Apura will be subject to parole supervision for life; and is barred from having contact with the victim or the victim’s family; and may not have unsupervised contact with children ...

BOE approves staff contractBOE approves staff contract

MANASQUAN — The board of education voted unanimously Friday to approve a salary agreement with the Manasquan Education Association [MEA], which represents the district’s teachers and staff members.

The memorandum of agreement sets salaries through the 2017-2018 school year.

Official negotiations between the board and Manasquan’s teachers’ union began in the spring. The board negotiated through a committee including board president Tom Pellegrino, Alfred Sorino, Ken Clayton and Mark ...


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