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Making million-dollar strides against cancer

Making million-dollar strides against cancer

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Point Pleasant Beach experienced a pink “takeover” Sunday as more than 16,000 survivors and supporters converged at the Boardwalk for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

The event, held Oct. 16, raised $1,048,000 that will support not only raising awareness and education efforts, but to help find a cure for the disease that is the second-leading cause of cancer death in ...

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BAY HEAD — New Jersey Transit officials presented revised plans for a new substation that address some concerns of officials and residents, such as reducing the height of the structure and elevating it above flood levels.

“Sandy had a pretty devastating impact on our facilities here,” said NJT Chief Engineer Kelly Giblin Oct. 18.

“We first started the design on this project in June of 2013,” said Mr. Giblin, ...

Balance is an issue in Point Beach racesBalance is an issue in Point Beach races

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — There are many issues facing the borough, whether the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy or balancing the needs of residents versus those of businesses in the borough.

The three candidates in this year’s borough council election — Democratic challenger Daniel DiCorcia and Republican incumbents Thomas Vogel and Thomas Toohey — are in a race for two three-year seats on the borough council.

The trio took ...

Library drive beginsLibrary drive begins

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — With fund-raising campaigns falling short, the Point Pleasant Beach Library Association is appealing to residents to raise the funds needed for renovations to the 122-year-old Little Red Library.

“This week we are sending brochures and a letter asking residents for support and direct donations,” said Anna McNamara, president of the Point Pleasant Library Association.

“Starting next week, people in certain parts of town will start receiving ...

Public works head honoredPublic works head honored

MANTOLOKING — After 27 years of hard work and leadership, Mantoloking Public Works Superintendent William “Bill” [Hecky] Heckman retired this past August, handing the reigns over to Fire Chief Laurence [Larry] Gilman.

During Tuesday night’s council meeting, Council President Beth Nelson presented a resolution to dedicate the public works building to Mr. Heckman.

“If you know Bill, you know that he’s a master mechanic, a master carpenter, he’s ...


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