Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Eatontown held an informal hearing Monday night on a plan to turn Old Orchard Country Club into an age-restricted community on one side and a retail center on Route 36.
Their message was clear: "No more stores. No more traffic. No house on the golf course." Eatontown residents came out in force Monday night to voice their opposition to another plan to redevelop the Old Orchard Country Club. It was a packed house at an informal hearing before the planning board, with no application yet submitted for the redevelopment. The plan, being floated by developer National Realty and Development Corp., is to turn the country club and golf course, which borders Oceanport, into an age-restricted community on one side and retail center along Route 36. The developer's traffic engineer and planners outlined their intention to rezone the property from a residential zone known as R-32 to a property split over two zones, R-…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Check out our live traffic map before heading out for the holiday commute
Monday, December 24, 2012
Heading out for the holiday? Check our map before you go for the latest local road conditions. In this real-time traffic map from Mapquest, green portions mean traffic is flowing freely, while yellow and red indicate traffic delays.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Ceremony will be held Dec. 2
Eatontown residents will be able to start their holiday season this weekend when the borough hosts its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Community Sing this weekend. The events will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. at Eatontown Borough Hall at 47 Broad St. Santa will be arriving on a fire truck and the Eatontown Choraliers and the Memorial School Choir. Following the ceremony, residents can come to Eatontown Community Center for refreshments and to listen to music from the Eatontown Municipal Band. Santa will also be posing for pictures with children at the community center.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Army is slowly releasing its grip on 1,126 acres of prime Monmouth County real estate. Want to know what's happening to it?
Refurbished historic homes, new eateries, sports facilities, a health club, an office park, those are all among the likely new uses for the former Fort Monmouth. Right now the former Army post is more than 1,000 acres of property right smack in the middle of one of the most desirable areas of Monmouth County. But if you are like many residents who live close to the fort, you have no earthly idea what's happening over there. Local governments, schools and the county have all put dibs on their favorite properties. Big business has already secured one plot. Small businesses also are getting in on the action. Redevelopers say they expect to see significant redevelopment of the fort within 10 years — that's new homes, businesses, recreation …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Residents from Long Branch, Little Silver, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas to see the benefit, county says.
If you live east of the parkway, the county says you will see your roads plowed quicker this winter. That's because the county's Department of Public Works is set to move into a former Fort Monmouth facility in Eatontown. When snowplows leave the facility en route to county roads and bridges, County DPW director John Tobia says, plows stay down the whole way. That means more municipal roads cleared sooner. Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon said at a recent meeting regarding the move, "The location of this facility in inclement weather is absolutely critical... It's presence is going to be crucial. The timing is going to be critical." Currently the county's Tinton Falls location is the only county public works facility to house two public works…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Former Fort Monmouth's motor pool will be the new home of the county's public works department and 13 of its vehicles.
Even as some residents remain angry, county and local officials are holding up a recent negotiation over a former Fort Monmouth property as an example of collaboration verses parochialism. On Wednesday the board of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority approved a resolution to lease the former Fort Monmouth motor pool as the new home of the county's department of public works. About a dozen Eatontown residents came to voice their anger over what they see as a quality of life issue in their backyards. Despite the opposition, a resolution to award a lease of the property to the county was approved by all members of the board, except Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo, who abstained pending environmental concerns raised by …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Home is vacant and and "unsafe"
The borough has decided to move ahead with the demolition a vacant and "unsafe" home on Lewis Street. The Eatontown Council made the action official by hiring Jersey Shore Demolition and Hauling, of Tinton Falls, to perform the demolition, removal of debris and backfilling at a cost of $10,800. It also authorized the Eatontown Building Department to disconnect gas services from the home prior to demolition for $1,474. Both costs will become liens on the property, located at 104 Lewis Street, and owned by Leon Smock/Smock Enterprises, a 71-year-old borough resident who owns other homes in town. A lien holder did an inspection of the home to see if it could be saved, but he informed the borough that it was not possible and told them to go …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Day includes food, music and a movie
The borough will be hosting Community Day, a day-long event at Wolcott Park in Eatontown. The event will include family fun for both Eatontown residents and surrounding towns. This year’s Community Day will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 29. Eatontown Community Day will have something to offer every family member. Food and drinks will be provided by local vendors and will include everything from Italian food to ice cream. Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the day and a screening of a popular family-friendly film will cap off the day at 8:30 p.m. Children can enjoy the “Action Inflatable Rides,” petting zoo, and pony rides. Eatontown Recreation will also be providing…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Possible DPW site and redevelopment zone designation for borough's Fort Monmouth land on agenda
Fort Monmouth will be on the minds of Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo and the Eatontown Borough Council during tonight's workshop meeting. The meeting, which is scheduled for 7:30 at borough hall, has two agenda items concerning Fort Monmouth that will surely be discussed heavily by the council. The two agenda items are a discussion of the former motor pool property at the fort that the county wishes to convert to a satellite DPW site and whether or not the borough's Fort Monmouth land should be designated as a redevelopment zone. County officials will be on hand to discuss the possible DPW site; a topic that has come under fire from the Mayor Tarantolo and other council members. "My concern is that it is a change to FMERA's original …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Residents would have choice to participate
The Eatontown Council is looking to enter into a community choice aggregation contract with an energy consulting group that will help the borough and residents save money on their electric bills. Colonial Power Group's (CPG) Brian Murphy Scott MacFadden of Birdsall Services Group recently presented the plan to the council and said by entering into a contract with CPG, the group would find a third party electric provider for the borough. McFadden said residents who are current Jersey Central Power & Light customers can choose to participate in to the program and would save 10 percent on their electric bills. All JCP&L customers would automatically be enrolled into the program, unless they chose to opt-out by mail or calling a toll-free …