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910 Oceanport Way
PO Box 370
Oceanport, NJ 07757

Mayor's Message - Sept/Oct

And, just like that, summer is over. But what a summer it was for Oceanport. Early on, we were faced with an unprecedented fish kill and an equally unprecedented cleanup of 6,000 pounds of fish along our 11 miles of Shrewsbury River shoreline. Just a few days after that, over 100 volunteers gathered together and, by hand, removed so much debris from our shoreline that it ended up filling a 30 yard container. On May 31st, the Borough’s biggest Memorial Day Parade in years took place, followed by a memorial ceremony at the Borough’s new municipal complex. On June 5th, four Oceanport residents – Chris Macioch, Jeremy Julio, Bryan Zinski and John Majeski – paddleboarded thirty miles from The Marina in Oceanport to Battery Park in New York City to raise money for local charities. At about the same time, OPort Partners, LLC (a company owned by Denholtz Properties) began the first phase of its transformation and redevelopment of Parcel A on Fort Monmouth (this includes the former Commissary and PX, the Post Office are and Warehouse District) which will end up as a 26 acre mix of commercial uses, including a micro-brewery. On June 16th, the Borough of Oceanport entered the 21st century when we launched our own Facebook page and two weeks later renovations began at Maple Place School and Wolf Hill School in furtherance of the 33 million dollar referendum passed overwhelmingly by Oceanport’s residents in 2019 so that Oceanport’s schools could be transformed into 21st century learning environments.

In July, the Borough returned to “in person” Council meetings and Planning Board meetings at our new municipal building (although they can still be watched live on FIOS’s Channel 28 and via the internet through the Borough’s website).