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Main Street in A. Park. Their firemen do not fear risk to their 1890 fire bell. They want it open for the public. Blogfinger photograph. September, 2018 ©


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

The Ocean Grove bell is on Camp Meeting land.  The Asbury bell is on public land.  Maybe that is why the public there is respected more than the public in Ocean Grove, and there is much more at stake than just a bell.

It is the idea of caring for the public good in one private space compared to one public space.   That is why public land rights must be preserved and protected from private interests such as the land use clashes in OG;  and the beach, ocean and lake vulnerabilities in all places where waterways are preserved for the public’s use for conservation and recreation.


Here is a related link from 2016 by Jack Bredin:

Jack Bredin on local ecology.


JOHN RUTTER AND THE CAMBRIDGE SINGERS:  “All Things Bright and Beautiful.”



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Blogfinger photograph ©. At the entrance into Ocean Grove onto Main Avenue.  Flag placed at the gates by the OG Fire Department.  Click to enlarge.  11:15 am,  December 12, 2017

Procession heads west on Main Avenue. Blogfinger photo ©  Noon, Dec. 12, 2017.

December 12, 2017.      Today was the funeral of John H. Jackson who died at the age of 48.  He received a special and unusual  honor as a procession of about 100 vehicles, many of them official cars , fire engines, and vans belonging to Neptune police, fire and emergency services drove slowly along Main Avenue from the ocean, headed towards St. Paul’s Church.

John H. Jackson was a patrolman with the NTPD for nearly 20 years, as well as a U.S. Navy veteran, an OG Lifeguard and a volunteer with the OG Fire Department.

The Fire Department flew a huge flag to greet those coming into town for this event.

CHRISTINA PERRI:  From the soundtrack of  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

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It's a tradition for the OG Fire Dept. to decorate the park for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. 11/25/16 Paul Goldfinger photo.

It’s a tradition for the OG Fire Dept. to decorate Firemen’s Park on Main Avenue  for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. 11/25/16 Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to enlarge. ©

Are they rushing the season?  No way! It’s a tradition in Ocean Grove.

Actually we spotted a true rushing-the-season indicator this morning at Wegmans where they were playing “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”

THE CANADIAN BRASS   (brass quintet with percussion:)    “Christmas Time is Here.”


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