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Suspect arrested in death of man found in Shark River Park

Suspect arrested in death of man found in Shark River Park

WALL TOWNSHIP — Police have arrested a man for the murder of Trupal Patel, the man whose body was found off Gully Road in Shark River Park on Wednesday, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni .

Joseph C. Villani, 20, of Ocean Township, was charged with first degree Murder, first degree Felony Murder, first degree Robbery, second degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose ...

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Hotel zone in Beach?Hotel zone in Beach?

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The borough council voted to draw up an ordinance that would rezone properties along Arnold Avenue and add a conditional use for condominiums and hotels.

At the council’s Feb. 21 meeting, Councilman Thomas Migut addressed fellow members on the dais, asking them for approval to draft an ordinance that would have lots along northern Arnold Avenue, from Chicago to Ocean avenues, rezoned from Resort Residental-2 ...

Dunes site condo plan criticized by neighborsDunes site condo plan criticized by neighbors

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — A plan to construct condominiums on the site of the Dunes Motel on Ocean Avenue is drawing opposition from neighbors.

A crowd of about 30 people attended the board of adjustment meeting on Feb. 16, when the board began hearing an application that seeks approval to raze the Dunes on the Ocean Motel and redevelop the site at Ocean and Carter avenues as a ...

Boro mulls cost of public safetyBoro mulls cost of public safety

POINT PLEASANT — Public safety and emergency preparedness are new priorities driving discussions of the borough’s 2017 budget in the wake of recent events that hit close to home.

At a special budget workshop on Feb. 20, officials cited the September 2016 bombing in Seaside Park as a reason to increase law enforcement manpower and emergency personnel equipment to better serve and protect citizens of the local community.

“I ...

More bumps for skate parkMore bumps for skate park

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The ongoing debate over a proposed skate park near Little Silver Lake has now drawn crowds to three consecutive borough council meetings.

Last Tuesday’s meeting had an added element, however, as the borough’s past mayors and a former council member attended to speak against the proposal.

“I hate to see that beachfront area change anymore than it already has,” former mayor John Pasola, who served from ...


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