Jean Mikle, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Jean Mikle

The Asbury Park Press NJ

Neptune Township, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Jean:

Toms River residents learn what their homes are worth as four-year revaluation push ends

The impact of the new values will be felt in the third and fourth quarters of 2022, Toms River Tax Assessor William Baird said. → Read More

Seaside Heights helps pay owner to demolish Belmont Motel to change town image

Seaside Heights is using $1 million in state funds to help property owners demolish dilapidated buildings. → Read More

Toms River Republicans take total control of council, but remain split themselves

The Republicans control all seven seats on Toms River's governing body for the first time in four years. → Read More

South Toms River: 360 apartments, Marriott Hotel coming soon

Edgewood Properties broke ground last week on the controversial project, which will be located behind the Wawa off Dover Road. → Read More

Backstreets: A ‘prime example of the majestic-ness’ of Springsteen

The doomed friendship between the singer and Terry, and the raw passion of Springsteen, gives "Backstreets" on "Born to Run" its emotional heft. → Read More

Environment, school funding, COVID restrictions key issues in 10th District race

Three Democrats are trying to upset long-time GOP officials in the 10th legislative district in Ocean County. → Read More

Overdevelopment, property taxes key issues in Toms River ward council races

Eight candidates are seeking four open ward seats on the Toms River Township Council. Republicans hold a 5-to-2 edge on the governing body. → Read More

On the 9th anniversary of superstorm Sandy, a plan to reform flood insurance

Sen. Bob Menendez plans to introduce a flood insurance reform plan that would cap annual rate increases at 9%. → Read More

Toms River Regional school board: 9 candidates fight for 3 seats as superintendent search, taxes dominate

The school board election has again been contentious as candidates have also sparred over pandemic restrictions, including mask mandates for students. → Read More

Downtown Toms River water main work starts this week. Here's what to expect

Suez Toms River expects to spend $3.5 million to replace pipes that are more than 50 years old. → Read More

Joe Pesci finally sells Lavallette mansion, for $6.5 million

New Jersey native Pesci has been trying to sell the bayfront mansion since 2019. → Read More

NJ bus driver shortage forcing Toms River Regional to move sports games

A bus driver shortage is impacting Toms River Regional's ability to get student-athletes to away games. → Read More

A $1.4 million renovation has started at Toms River's town hall

Rotten wood is being replaced on the oldest section of Toms River's town hall, which used to be a private home. → Read More

Seaside Heights' first public art display draws positive reviews

More than a dozen seashore-themed paintings can be viewed outside the Carousel Pavilion in Seaside Heights. → Read More

Office park with six buildings, 800 parking spaces, coming to northern Toms River

The 200,000-square-foot office park will be built on Route 70, near Whitesville Road → Read More

Tropical Storm Henri rainfall totals at the Jersey Shore

Rainfall totals at the Jersey Shore include 6.49 inches in Long Beach Township and more than 5 inches in Stafford. → Read More

Tropical Storm Henri brings heavy rain to the Shore

More than 6 inches of rain has already fallen in parts of New Jersey, with 2 to 4 more inches possible by Monday. → Read More

Manchester man injured after Subaru hits deer, tree on Beckerville Road

Isaiah Shabazz, 19, was listed in critical but stable condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune following the Saturday accident. → Read More

Freehold Township police seek public's help with fatal accident investigation

The fatal motor vehicle accident happened at 1:54 p.m. Saturday on Siloam Road (Route 527). → Read More

Toms River voters say they like open space. But will they OK a higher tax to pay for it?

Toms River Mayor Mo Hill said the township wants to acquire land to keep it from being developed, particularly in the northwest section of town. → Read More