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Dune bids go out

Dune bids go out

LAVALLETTE — A beach and dune construction project that would protect homes, businesses and infrastructure in towns including Point Pleasant Beach, Mantoloking and Lavallette has gone out to bid, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced during a news conference in the borough Thursday.

This phase of the project will cover some 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula, the last major stretch of beaches to go ...

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They launched a new school, 50 years agoThey launched a new school, 50 years ago

POINT PLEASANT — It has been 50 years since Point Pleasant Borough High School’s first class graduated, moving on from the school they helped shape and leaving a legacy for future Panthers.

On Saturday, 45 members of the class of 1966 gathered in their hometown once again to relive their glory days, transporting back to a time when the high school was new and limitless possibilities lay ahead.

“We did ...

Sandy scam bustedSandy scam busted

LAVALLETTE — A borough resident is among the victims of a contractor charged with scamming New Jersey residents out of funds to rebuild their homes after Superstorm Sandy.

Patty McCourt, of Lavallette, told The Ocean Star Wednesday she hired Richard Woodard and his company to raise the back of her Sandy-damaged home on Philadelphia Avenue two years ago.

“I feel like my prayers are answered,” Ms. McCourt said Wednesday. ...

Just Us Girls 5K returns to Sea Girt Army CampJust Us Girls 5K returns to Sea Girt Army Camp

SEA GIRT — The 22nd annual Just Us Girls 5K will once again circle Sea Girt’s National Guard Training Center on Saturday, Oct. 22, to raise funds and awareness for women and men in Monmouth and Ocean counties impacted by breast cancer.

Registration and shirt pick-up will take place on Thursday, Oct. 20, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Manasquan Elks Lodge, 17 Stockton Lake Blvd. Food and drinks ...

Breast cancer walk Oct. 16Breast cancer walk Oct. 16

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Tens of thousands of survivors of breast cancer, their friends, family members and supporters will soon converge on the boardwalk to celebrate life.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k not only raises money for research and programs, it is also a way for survivors to bond, according to Amanda Barret, senior community manager at the American Cancer Society.

“At our walks we celebrate over 1,000 ...

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