Review 2002

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

Okay, it was actually just the year 2002, but it was still pretty interesting. Weatherwise, we had heatwaves, droughts, and one of the worst storms the area's seen in years.

Politically, the year witnessed ups and downs in different areas. After a busy election campaign, Long Branch returned Mayor Schneider to office for an unprecedented fourth term. On the other hand, Oceanport Democrats lost their majority in council.

Plus there were crimes, awards, promotions, retirements, celebrations, and reasons for mourning. Here are a few of the highlights of the year:


  • The Long Branch Library receives $370,000 for renovations. The Broadway building has not had any significant repair work done since the '50s.
  • An Adult Emporium opens on Highway 35 in Eatontown. There had been some controversy about an adult store this close to a residential area, but lawyers said they had a right to build there.
  • Two armed robberies take place in West Long Branch the first few weeks of the year. Over $20,000 in jewelry is stolen from a Gerard Ave. resident. The Hudson City Savings Bank is also robbed.
  • A fire on Seaview Avenue, Long Branch, injures two people and kills a dog.
  • The Link headline: 'Mob Hit In Oceanport.' The story: HBO's hit series 'The Sopranos' comes to Monmouth Park Racetrack to film a few scenes. It isn't the first time Tony's been seen in our neighborhood; the show has filmed in Monmouth Beach, Long Branch and other shore area towns.
  • An Eatontown police officer is assaulted when he asks for IDs at a traffic stop. The drivers flee, but are apprehended by the Long Branch Police Department.
  • Buildings along the shore are demolished to make way for Beachfront North and Pier Village, part of Long Branch's redevelopment plan.
  • An 11-year-old Eatontown boy reports a stranger tried to lure him into a car.
  • Robert 'Bullet' Feeney, 41, a member of the Phil Daly Fire Company, suffers a heart attack while battling a fire.
  • Congressman Rush Holt presents Oceanport with a $300,000 grant to improve roads and drainage in the borough. Despite the fact that Oceanport is primarily Republican, Holt wins a majority of votes in the borough in November.
  • Unusually warm weather and an unusually dry winter result in a drought warning for Monmouth County. It is the driest period in New Jersey in almost 40 years.


  • Sunrise Apartments, Long Branch, are demolished to clear the way for Beachfront North.
  • A fire destroys a Sagamore Ave. home in Oceanport. Several pets perish in the blaze.
  • Some fire department officials say that problems with communications equipment might have caused a delay in responding.
  • The Thompson Design Group unveils its plans for Broadway redevelopment. Plans include a new city hall, improved business district, and an entertainment district near the old Paramount Theater.
  • The House of Representatives approves legislation naming the Long Branch Post Office after fallen city police officer Sgt. Pat King, who died on duty.
  • Thomas Byram, former Oceanport Police Chief, dies of a heart attack.
  • A plan to demolish tennis courts on Lakeview Place, West Long Branch, is criticized by residents who say it is one of the few spots in the area to play, and the courts are still used. Borough Council promises to work with Shore Regional to make the courts more accessible to residents.
  • Some former members of the North Long Branch Community Club say they are concerned with where $450,000 made in the sale of the club to the city went. The administrators of the club say the money went into a trust fund, but some people are still concerned about the sale.
  • Oceanport fire and police officials also express concern about the siren system, which is not fully operational.
  • JJ Newberry, a long-time Broadway store, closed its doors after 80 years. A Family Dollar store will open at the same location.


  • Crossing guards in Long Branch report problems with keeping children safe. Some say that drivers refuse to obey the speed limit, and curse at them when made to stop so children can cross.
  • Monmouth Beach Schools names its gymnasium after Joe Nappo, who students and teachers call an inspiring motivator.
  • Mitch Leigh, owner of the old movie theater in West End, says his plans to fix up that eyesore were spoiled when another person bought the surrounding property and demanded what he called an unfair price for them. Solomon Dwek, property manager for those properties, says that it was a coincidence; he was unaware of any dealings between the city and Leigh.
  • Three men, from Oceanport, Eatontown and Long Branch, are indicted on charges they were involved in a deal involving 170 pounds of marijuana, worth over $300,000.
  • Tree experts are called in to study Wardell Circle, Oceanport. The road is in bad condition and needs repairs, but residents don't want the 40 silver maples injured in the process.
  • 14 people are arrested in a raid on a Second Avenue house. The people are charged with being involved in a prostitution ring. The investigation was accelerated when DYFS discovered that there were children living in the apartments where prostitution took place.
  • Officers in Long Branch seize 37 bags of crack and 250 bags of heroin
  • The West Long Branch Sports Association and Borough Council get into a debate over lights installed at Valenzano Park. Council says the lights were installed without the borough engineer's approval, and may be unsafe. The Sports Association says they thought they had the go-ahead.
  • The lights are eventually determined to be safe, but will not be usable until at least the 2003 season.
  • The West End Mini Mall gets torn down. A dry cleaner's and some offices are scheduled to go there.
  • A man is stabbed in a brawl outside a nightclub in Long Branch.
  • A former Long Branch police officer is accused of shoplifting $750 worth of goods from a Monmouth Mall store. The officer denies the charges.
  • The Schneider team opens campaign headquarters in preparation for the upcoming May elections. The team consists of Mayor Adam Schneider and all the incumbent councilmembers: David Brown, Dr. Mary Jane Celli, Michael DeStefano, Anthony Giordano, and John 'Fazz' Zambrano.
  • A car goes through the window of PrimaveraÕs, West End. That has happened three times in the history of the Italian food store, once in 1990, and once only last month.
  • John Tavis, superintendent of Oceanport Schools for the last 12 years, announces he will retire in June.
  • A Long Branch man is stabbed by an employee of the Industrial Way Postal Processing Center while at that building.


  • Some challengers for the Long Branch elections speak up: Avery Grant, a longtime city activist, announces he will run for mayor; Marylin Schwertberger and David Pizzo run for council, and Harold 'Pudgy' Cooper also announces he'll try for a council seat.
  • Drought restrictions increase: people are warned to only water their lawn every other day, at most.
  • Love INC donates 70 mattresses and assorted furniture to workers at Monmouth Park. Before that, many workers had been sleeping on concrete floors.
  • Two people are arrested after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Route 35 restaurant.
  • Shore Regional High School inducts 12 alumni into their Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Russ Olivadotti, who served on the Board of Education for three decades, is declared an honorary member of the Hall of Fame, and April 12 is designated Russ Olivadotti Day in Monmouth County.
  • The ex-Long Branch cop charged with shoplifting earlier in the year is charged with being involved with a break-in at Tuzzio's Restaurant, Long Branch.
  • A property tax revaluation is ordered for Long Branch.
  • The Department of Transportation announces plans to spend $1.9 million to improve the Route 71-Wall Street intersection in West Long Branch.
  • Governor James McGreevey visits Long Branch to see how redevelopment is coming. McGreevey, Mayor Schneider and several other officials perform the official groundbreaking ceremony for Pier Village.
  • Helen Shultz, who has served on the West Long Branch Library Board of Trustees since 1942, announces she will retire. She is honored with a party by the borough and trustees.
  • West Long Branch police say that some kids are playing basketball in the streets and not getting out of the way when cars come.
  • The Oceanport Fire Department reports another problem with communications equipment. While fighting a fire, they had trouble contacting the dispatcher. The department decides to switch over to the county dispatch system.
  • The fire where they noticed the problem was caused when a person built an improvised incubator in an attempt to hatch a duck egg he had found. That incubator caught fire.
  • A man kills his wife and then committs suicide in Eatontown. The couple's bodies are discovered by their 17-year-old daughter.
  • A Long Branch man is arrested and charged with murder after stabbing another city residents to death.


  • Gov. McGreevey holds a town hall meeting at Monmouth University. He warns that the costs for many programs, including schools, far exceed the money collected by taxes.
  • The Shore Regional High School Board of Education says that in order to meet the budget voters approved last year, music teacher Kevin Pryor and several other teachers would see their hours reduced or be let go.
  • Schneider and Grant hold a debate at the Ocean Place Conference Resort. The council candidates square off in a separate debate. More than 300 people show up to hear the candidates' views on the issues.
  • PRC Corporation asks West Long Branch to vacate part of Slocum Street so they can build an entrance to their new office on Route 36. Residents of nearby Laurel Ave. say that this could cause heavy traffic in a residential neighborhood.
  • The developer then agrees not to connect to the neighborhood, and to plant trees to shield the office from the neighborhood.
  • Oceaport announces that the county will examine Eatontown Boulevard near Turtle Mill Creek to see what can be done to alleviate flooding problems.
  • The Long Branch NAACP begins an investigation into possible discriminatory practices at Naval Weapons Station Earle.
  • Frank Pallone Jr. is honored by Long Branch for his achievements and accomplishments, and May 3 is named 'Frank Pallone Jr. Day' in the city. Despite the fact the Congressman lives in Long Branch, this is the first time he has been honored by the city since he resigned to serve in the House of Representatives.
  • The Schneider team sweeps the elections. The weakest turnout on their team gets more than 69 percent of the votes, while the best turnout from a competitor, Grant, is only 28 percent.
  • A resident of the Fountains Motel, Long Branch, is transported to a hospital in the Bronx after being bitten by a pet rattlesnake. He apparently got bitten when, after drinking, he tried to show a friend he could kiss the snake.
  • A couple in their 70s was in their car looking at the water by the park on Branchport Ave. in Long Branch when the driver accidentally stepped on the gas, sending the car down into the water. The woman swam to shore, but her husband needed help getting out of the car.
  • City Postal employees collected 3,000 pounds of food through their annual ÒStamp Out Hunger' Food Program.
  • Four long-time city police officers retire: Robert Rataille, Natheeniale Bilaal, James Mazza Sr., Anne Samuels and Patrick Joyce.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to be the guest speaker at a meeting of Celestial Lodge Number 36 of the Free and Accepted Masons held in the Old Orchard Country Club. However, Sharpton never showed up.
  • The Oceanport Lions hold their annual Strawberry Fair, offering rides, agricultural displays and more. Money raised helps numerous charities, including local first aid squads and schools.
  • An Ocean Township resident who teaches at Long Branch High School is hospitalized, along with a 14-year-old student, after they both allegedly used cocaine at a party at her house.
  • The Shore Regional Education Association (teachers' union) takes a vote of 'No Confidence' in school superintendent Leonard Schnappauf.
  • A ribbon cutting ceremony is held at Jerry Morgan Park. Twenty years earlier it had been closed due to coal tar residue. It was relocated and cleaned up.
  • A brawl breaks out at the Eatontown Roller Rink, and turns into a near-riot. Officers from Long Branch have to be called in to assist the borough.
  • A traffic light is installed at the corner of Whalepond Road and Wall Street in West Long Branch. Councilman William Boglioli said he had been working five years to get the state to put one in.


  • The teacher who allegedly took cocaine with a student is arrested and charged with having sex with a 16-year-old student.
  • Paper Mill Playhouse nominates the Shore Regional students who performed 'The Wizard of Oz' for 'Outstanding Production.' This is Shore's second year in a row receiving this nomination, an unprecedented event.
  • West Long Branch applies for a Community Development Block Grant to make improvements to their new borough hall on Broadway.
  • Unfortunately, the state determines funds are not available at this time to make those improvements.
  • The Shangri-Las, known for the song 'The Leader of the Pack,' perform at 'Cruise to the Jersey Shore' car show in Long Branch.
  • Oceanport reports that fences around Old Wharf Park, designed to keep geese out, are being knocked down.
  • A utility pole on Monmouth Blvd. is knocked down during a storm, causing a blackout in most of the Oceanport Borough Hall. Council goes ahead with its regularly scheduled meeting, holding it in the hallway, where emergency generators are functioning.
  • The law firm of Cochran and Lufkin, headed by Johnny Cochran, says it may help residents near Jerry Morgan Park who believe that coal-tar has caused health problems in the neighborhood.
  • Long Branch business owners complain that the many detours are hurting business. The city apologizes, but says that it is important to work on the city's 100-year-old sewerage system.
  • The Paid Fire Department, suffering from overtime expenses, scales back slightly. Under the new plan, if one firefighter calls out sick, one of the five firehouses will be unmanned.
  • Due to some rain, the state eases, but does not totally lift, drought restrictions.
  • Residents near Bridge Creek, Oceanport, report that it is silted over, and needs to be dredged and cleaned.
  • The 'Sopranos' come back to the shore. Some scenes are filmed in the Ocean Place Conference Resort and in Sea Bright.


  • Oceanfest! Food, crafts, fireworks, music, and more draws hundreds of thousands to the Long Branch Promenade for the July 4 celebration.
  • Officials in charge of the gas plant clean-up say that the area is monitored, and meets environmental regulations. Although the smell might be unpleasant, it's not dangerous, they say.
  • Parking is a problem in parts of Long Branch, but officials say redevelopment should alleviate some of that, since it will create more parking on Ocean Ave. and Laird Street.
  • Oceanport Police Chief Clifford 'Kip' Bebout is named the Police Chief of the Year by NJ DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Association.
  • Eatontown holds a dedication for its newly renovated Wampum Park on July 4. Improvements include a new pedestrian bridge, new lights, and restroom facilities.
  • Allegations of mishandling money are leveled at some members of the Long Branch Fire Department Fundraising Committee. An audit is conducted, and reveals they did nothing wrong.
  • Two HBO series in one year. 'Sex and the City' films parts of an episode in Long Branch. Kim Cattrall and the DD girls show up.
  • It's literally brother against brother when the Long Branch Council (featuring Councilman John Zambrano) squares off against the West Long Branch Council (led by Mayor Paul Zambrano) in the annual Bocce match at the Anthony 'Putt-Putt' Petillo tournament. This year, West Long Branch demolishes the competition, 9-0 and 9-1, taking a 3-2 lifetime lead.
  • West Long Branch gets a new $500,000 firetruck, featuring a 65-foot aerial ladder and 2,000 gallon pumper. Half of the cost for the vehicle is paid by Monmouth University.
  • A fire on Third Ave. damages two buildings. A fireman is injured while fighting the blaze, and 25 people are temporarily out of a residence.
  • The Long Branch school system says it will acquire property around the middle and high school to expand both school systems.
  • Assemblyman Tom Smith announces he will not seek re-election. Republicans begin to consider who will run next year, and one name on the short list is that of Long Branch Councilman Anthony Giordano.
  • ¥ John Zambrano announces he plans to run for city fire chief.
  • He will win that election.
  • ¥ A Jackson Township man was issued a traffic summons in Eatontown in 2001. Before he can show up in court, a woman claiming to be his widow sends in his death certificate. It turns out the man is actually alive and well, and his wife has sent fake death certificates to several towns to keep him from having to pay fines or lose his license. The couple is arrested.
  • ¥ÊA Long Branch man suffers a seizure and causes a five-car accident on Route 36, West Long Branch. Firefighters and First Aid Squad members from Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, and West Long Branch respond.
  • ¥ÊEnvironmental and beach activists claim the Long Branch is not providing enough public access to beaches. The city responds that they have added more access this year than ever before, and points out attendance numbers are up this year, since it's easy to get to the beaches.


  • Bruce Springsteen visits Asbury Park and performs live on the 'Today' show.
  • Environmental activists say that beach replenishment could endanger rare species along the shore line, including red-bearded sponges, Calico crabs and triggerfish. Army Corps of Engineer officials say that studies indicate species quickly spring back from the added sand.
  • The Neighborhood Watch Program expands to Eastwood Ave. in Long Branch.
  • A gas line on Deal Ave., Oceanport, was punctured while a resident was trying to remove a tree. Gas company officials remind people to notify them when performing construction or digging.
  • The Ocean Township Italian American Association holds its 26th Annual Festival.
  • A massive, unexpected storm passes through the area on August 2. Several neighborhoods are without power for days, and it takes months to clean up.
  • Monmouth University estimates clean-up costs at over $1 million. West Long Branch will be paying off their $350,000 costs for the next five years.
  • Congregation B'nai Sholom, West End, is sold. The members merge with Temple Beth El, Ocean Township.
  • National Night Out is held in towns around the country, including Long Branch and Oceanport. Residents are encouraged to spend the night getting to know their local neighbors and police officers.
  • An armed robber holds up a West Long Branch service station and flees from police. He leads them on a car chase and, on foot, eventually jumps into the ocean in Long Branch. After 30 minutes of trying to convince him to get out of the water, police officers dive in and rescue him.
  • Nine police officers in Long Branch are promoted to replace recently retired cops.
  • West Long Branch residents complain that geese from Franklin Lake are moving to nearby lawns, disrupting traffic and, making a mess.
  • A goose patrol dog is hired on a six-week trial basis, and proves successful in keeping geese away from the lake and surrounding area; but there is not enough money in this year's budget to make the service permanent.
  • The Shore Blue Devils, a fall baseball league consisting of kids from West Long Branch, Monmouth Beach and Oceanport, request the use of a baseball field at Valenzano Park, West Long Branch. The Sports Association says they need the outfield for soccer practice.
  • The borough cleans up Sorrentino Park and creates several soccer fields there for the Association to use.
  • The county bans outdoor water use after a fire at a power station near the Manasuqan Reservoir.
  • The city reaches an agreement with the owners of an 'Animal House,' a home rented by college students, located on Westwood Ave. The property, which has a history of code violations, will no longer be used to house college students.
  • Arson is reported in West Long Branch. A fire breaks out at a Rivington Ave. home while the residents are asleep. No one was injured, but an investigation reveals that accelerants (flamables) were used to start the fire.
  • The Monmouth Health Care Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary. The organization has raised more that $50 million for Monmouth Medical Center.


  • James DiGiovanna is selected as new superintendent for the Oceanport School System. DiGiovanna brings 29 years of experience as a teacher and administrator to the borough.
  • A pedestrian tunnel opens at Monmouth University, connecting the two sides of Cedar Ave. so students no longer need to cross the busy road.
  • Seven people are arrested after a brawl breaks out at Red Heads, Eatontown.
  • A Long Branch woman was jogging along Monmouth Blvd. in Oceanport, when she was struck by a car.
  • The Monmouth County Freeholders approve a plan to reconstruct a 213-foot wooden bridge on Woodgate Ave. The bridge should be completed by Summer 2003.
  • Two civilians, including a Link employee, help police catch a shoplifter fleeing Rite Aid Pharmacy. The next day the alleged shoplifter is spotted in Spring Lake, trying to steal a carton of cigarettes.
  • Two burglaries take place in the Country Club Apartments, Eatontown. More than $400 cash and $4,000 in jewelry is taken.
  • A naked man is seen in Glenwood Cemetery, watching the girls' Shore Regional Field Hockey team.
  • Sept. 11 memorial observances are held around the area on the first anniversary of the tragedy.
  • A ceremony is held at the Third Ave. Post Office in Long Branch, which is officially re-named for the late Sgt. Patrick King.
  • A fire breaks out at a Shore Regional equipment shed, destroying some band equipment and expensive mats.
  • A boat is stolen from a Port-Au-Peck Drive home in Long Branch. It is later found unharmed in Oceanport. The man suspected of taking it, and burglarizing other boats, is arrested.
  • Elsalynn Palmisano, Director of the West Long Branch Public Library, announces she will retire after 12 years.
  • ¥ÊHappy birthday to us: The Link celebrates its first anniversary.
  • Oceanport bonds $1.1 million to purchase 42 acres of open space from the Sports and Exposition Authority.


  • Jimmy Liu, owner of Jimmy's Jetty and other businesses around Long Branch over the years, dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.
  • Stewart Fisher, artistic director of the NJ Repertory Company, dies at the age of 37.
  • A Shore Regional student's mother complains her child's field hockey team never received uniforms this year. Superintendent Leonard Schnappauf explains that several other teams, including the football team, hadn't gotten equipment either.
  • Senator Robert Torricelli resigns, and for a time it looks as though Congressman Frank Pallone will replace him in running for the Senate seat. However, the Democrats decide they donÕt want to risk losing Pallone's House of Representatives seat, and they choose Frank Lautenberg instead.
  • Kevin Smith, director of 'Dogma,' 'Clerks,' and 'Chasing Amy,' shoots a new film, 'Jersey Girls,' with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez in Highlands.
  • A gang sprays graffitti on in an alley downtown, and attempts to carjack a vehicle. Unfortunately for them, that vehicle was driven by undercover police officers, who gang members attacked with knives.
  • The West Long Branch Public Library celebrates its 75th anniversary by inviting bestselling authors Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark.
  • Ocean Township Mayor Terrance Weldon resigns, saying he took bribes from land developers. Weldon was also city administrator of Asbury Park, although he denies any crooked dealings in that city.
  • Armed robbers pull up to a West Long Branch gas station attendant, demand all his money, and force him into the car. He is let out on the Parkway.
  • Assemblyman Smith passes away, and Giordano is again listed as a possible replacement for the remainder of his term. However, the position goes to Sean Kean, Wall.
  • A probe into Weldon's actions widens. Officials say that people in Asbury Park, Neptune and Long Branch might be indicted.
  • Soon they do; wealthy 90-year-old city businessman Phil Konvitz is named in the investigation.
  • An Eatontown man is arrested on charges of pretending to be a bankruptcy attorney.
  • ¥ÊCouncil approves the proposed Broadway redevelopment plan, 4-0.
  • Long Branch artist Thomas Wilczewski's water colors of lilies are selected by Easter Seals to appear on their stamps.
  • Habitat For Humanity completes its seventh home in Long Branch.

  • Oceanport has an upset. Incumbent Democratic Councilman Gary Wolfe, who has served on the borough for 15 years, is defeated by GOP challenger Mary Kahle. Council president Phil Apruzzi retains his seat.
  • In West Long Branch, the three incumbents are running unchallenged, so all get re-elected.
  • Congressmen Rush Holt and Frank Pallone are also returned to office.
  • The Concerned Citizens Coalition criticizes the city government and several other groups for not caring about the health problems at Jerry Morgan Park. City officials say that NJ Natural Gas is in charge of the project, and that these complaints are based on bad information.
  • Monmouth Beach First Aid Squad officials receive awards for performing CPR and using a defibrillator to bring a man back to life.
  • West Long Branch moves into its new Borough Hall on Broadway. Council's first meeting there is attended by Assemblyman Kean, Freeholder Ted Narozanick and Long Branch Councilwoman Celli.
  • The city agrees to bond an additional $1.3 million to buy land around Broadway and to buy land for a new elementary school. A total of $5.6 million had been put aside for these purchases.
  • Long Branch Public Safety Director Lou Napoletano announces he will retire after eight years on the job and 26 years as a city police officer. It is the longest term a public safety director has ever served in the city.
  • Monmouth Beach School holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate their new additions and improved facilities.
  • Congressman Pallone asks federal agencies to study whatÕs happening at Jerry Morgan Park.
  • Oceanport okays the purchase of 40 acres of open space near Monmouth Park Race Track. The money to pay for this will come from the borough's open space tax.
  • After an article in The Asbury Park Press suggests that Long Branch politicians have too much interest in a local bank (the city attorney is on the board of directors, and one councilman is a vice president), the city says they intend to withdraw their $5.6 million in funds, to avoid appearance of a conflict of interest.
  • Officials deny that there is actually a conflict. They say they chose the bank due to the fact it was city-based and offered good rates of interest.


  • A fire breaks out at a Hoyt Street home, near the Oliver Byron fire station. Due to the new overtime policy, nobody is at that fire station. However, help arrives in a couple of minutes from the other stations.
  • The city Planning Board approves plans for 35 single-family homes to be built on The Ranch, a former horse farm in Elberon.
  • Two chocolate Labrador retrievers attack a woman and police in Eatontown. Police shoot one of the dogs, but do not seriously injure it.
  • An Eatontown physician's license is suspended after a patient alleges he had an affair with her. The doctor says she tried to blackmail him. Patients of his call the Link and defend him.
  • The state Board of Tourism announces it will highlight Long Branch and redevelopment as an incentive to visit the state.
  • Mayor Zambrano suggests that West Long Branch hire a recreation director to take care of the permitting process.
  • A couple of weeks later, the mayor says the director may not be necessary. He also apologizes to the Sports Association for some remarks he made earlier.
  • It might be a harsh winter: the area experience more than six inches of snow on December 5. There are plenty of minor car accidents, but no major injuries.
  • A Marlboro woman crashes into another car and flips her own vehicle while driving on Highway 36, West Long Branch. She verbally abuses police when they try to help her. She is charged with DWI.
  • Seaview Towers residents receive notice that the buildings will be demolished in 18 months.
  • Area residents object to beach replenishment in Elberon, saying it will cause problems for fishermen, divers and surfers. The government agrees to postpone it for a while and look into alternative replenishment methods.
  • Results of the city property assessment are in: values are up about 70 percent. That doesn't mean higher taxes, however.
  • Eatontown Pop Warner Cheerleaders win a national cheerleading contest.
  • Several plans to improve Beachfront South are presented to council.
  • Eatontown announces plans to improve traffic on Industrial Way with an improved jughandle and a right-turn lane onto Route 35 north.

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