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Ocean Board of Education Candidate Forum
Election results: Vote tallies for Board of Education are Acerra, 3,275; Hadden, 3,187; Long, 3.185.
Candidates for the Ocean Township Board of Education met the public October 27 in the old Oakhurst Schoolhouse, 163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst. The 90-minute forum, held by the non-partisan Ocean Township League of Women Voters, began and ended with statements from the candidates, but devoted most of its time to questions from voters.
Three seats are open, and three candidates, Robert Acerra, Joseph Hadden, and Richard Long -- all incumbents -- are running.
Thanks to Ocean TV and Tom Reu for the video, which may also be seen on Verizon FIOS channel 22 and Cablevision Optimum channel 77 on a regular schedule. Responses by each candidate to three questions from the League can be found here.
Voter Service and Dessert!
Representatives of Monmouth County's three local Leagues offered free dessert and coffee at JBJ's Soul Kitchen in Red Bank. The effort was to let people know about the League, to attract new members, to register voters, and to provide mail-in ballot applications to anyone interested.
Facts & Issues Comes to the Internet
We're back, and better than ever -- and now available on Vimeo.com. In the Search box enter "lwvto" to find our videos. You can also click on the Navigation bar to the left labeled Facts & Issues, The League on TV, or click here. You can still find host Marie Curtis on Verizon FIOS channel 22 and Cablevision Optimum channel 77, interviewing government officials and involved citizens working to make a difference.
To view a video in full-screen, put your cursor over the image, and controls will appear. At the bottom right will be an X-like character. Click on it and the image will go full-screen.
Facts & Issues is now recorded in Town Hall using facilities generously made available by Ocean TV, part of the municipal government. The League is grateful to the Town for use of the space and equipment, and to Tom Reu, who heads Ocean TV and is a patient and thoughtful instructor.
New York Times visits Ocean Township
"The 'Ocean' is aspirational," headlines the Times, which featured the township in its Real Estate section recently. Describing the neighborhoods, featuring some homes, reviewing schools, taxes, what to do, and the commute, the Times survey is for anyone interested in moving here, or in knowing a little about the town -- but not for anyone curious about how Ocean came by its name. If you're interested in the history, click here.
Here is the Times' story.