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Adding juice to downtown

Adding juice to downtown

MANASQUAN — The borough council voted Saturday to accept the donation of two electric vehicle charging stations for installation on South Street.

The charging stations, to be provided by Chargepoint Inc., were approved unanimously during a special weekend meeting after council members had tabled the resolution Feb. 1 to get input from surrounding businesses and consider any impact on parking during the summer months.

The two charging stations ...

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Floods of February visit local streetsFloods of February visit local streets

MANASQUAN — A new moon and a low pressure system off shore combined to raise tides three feet above normal early this week, causing a number of local streets to flood.

According to Chris Tucker, coordinator of Manasquan’s Office of Emergency Management, the low pressure system formed off North Carolina on Sunday and strengthened rapidly overnight and into Monday, which caused high winds and very large waves off shore ...

Beach bathrooms  flushedBeach bathrooms flushed

SPRING LAKE — In response to an outcry from residents, the Spring Lake council has decided not to move forward with plans for a pilot program to install bathrooms on the beach.

During the Feb. 9 meeting, council members voted to rescind the motion taken at the Jan. 27 meeting authorizing bathrooms on the beach.

“We have no plans to move forward with the bathrooms at this time,” said ...

Wall hockey ref attackedWall hockey ref attacked

Police in Howell are investigating a “physical altercation” following an ice hockey game Sunday in which a referee, Dave Brown of Wall, said he and another official were attacked.

Police described the incident as stemming from a “dispute between parents and referees. . . during the game” between Manalapan and Howell high schools at Howell Ice World.

Mr. Brown told The Coast Star that he and the second referee, Sal ...

Bradley man shot to deathBradley man shot to death

BRADLEY BEACH — Bradley Beach resident Andre D. Thorne, 20, was the victim of a fatal shooting on Monday in Neptune Township.

Neptune police officers responded to the 1300 block of Seventh Avenue, between Ridge Avenue and Route 35, at 8:18 p.m. on Feb. 8 after receiving a report of a gunshot victim outside a home, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Charles Webster.

Neptune Township ...


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