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Ocean Grove beach. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©


Kenny VANCE:

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Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. July 4, 2013. Paul Goldfinger photo.



SEAN HAYES:  from the Broadway hit  Promises, Promises.


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Ocean Grove threesome. Auditorium Square Park. September, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove threesome. Auditorium Square Park. September, 2015. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

ADAM LEVINE   from the film Begin Again

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Paul Goldfinger ©. c 2015. Asbury Park seen from Founders Park in Ocean Grove.

Scene:  Friday night, Labor Day weekend, 2017, on our porch in OG.  It’s 10 pm and it is dark out. There is an orange streetlight at our corner, and the moon is 3/4 full. But looking west on Mt. Hermon Way  (North End) it’s quite dark.

My son Stephen has been walking his dog Poojah in Firemen’s Park when he stops  to converse with a young woman who can’t find her car.

She’s been visiting a friend on Lake Avenue in A. Park.

She crosses the bridge to the Grove and finds Stephen.  He invites her onto our porch while they discuss her situation.  He calls me down.

Stephen said, “Dad, I don’t know the geography around here; can you help?”

She is in her twenties and she is alone. She is petite and pretty and she is calm and confident. She is lucid and oriented, but she doesn’t share her name.

She:  “I can’t find my car  (smiling.)  I parked it over here on a street named White-something.”

Me:  (thinking, she must mean Whitefield, one block away).   I can tell her where to go, but we are worried about her in the dark.   “Can I drive you around to find your car?”

She: “No thanks, just tell me where to walk.  You know, I crossed the bridge from here  into Asbury  because here the  parking  is free.”

Me:  (thinking–I’m glad she is comfortable enough in our town to trust us.)

“Just go down a block to find Whitefield  Avenue”

She: “Thanks so much, guys.”

She begins to walk into the darkness.

We watch her disappear.

MEL CARTER      “I Worry About You.”

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Paul Goldfinger photo.   2014


Scarlet Flier. Neptune High School.   OG Memorial Day parade. Paul Goldfinger photo. 2014


LA-LA- LAND CAST:   “Another Day of Sun”


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Ocean Grove 2005. We need more events like this. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Ocean Grove 2005. We need more events like this. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


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Ocean Grove Non-fishing pier.  Re-posted from September 13, 2015. By Bob Bowné.  OG Lifestyles.  Click to enlarge.  Special to Blogfinger.


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Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net May, 2019,


LADY GAGA AND BRADLEY COOPER:  “Music to my Eyes.”   (Soundtrack for the film A Star is Born.)

“I’m in love with your music, baby
You’re music to my eyes
I wanna sing you a sunrise”

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Ocean Grove lifestyles. By “Northender” 3/23/18 Special to Blogfinger ©

We welcome brief articles, poems, and photographs illustrating OG lifestyles.  We wrote about this ongoing series in November–please click on the link:

OG lifestyles–a new series


Paul Goldfinger, Editor

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Ocean Grove, NJ. September 21, 2018. Paul Goldfinger photo ©. Blogfinger.net


To the Editor:

Our “unique look” is disappearing slowly but surely. And we all see it. We’re blind if we don’t. Our status as “a shining light on the hill” is becoming a farce. The CMA doesn’t have the backbone that it once did.

The Neptune people in government aren’t helping our founding fathers’ goal or mission at all.

And we are “a welcoming place” to whom? Certainly not the locals. The New Yorkers are grabbing up every piece of real estate available with no concern of our history. They’re here for investment purposes only.

They have no intention of making Ocean Grove a better place to live and experience.


The writer is a resident of Ocean Grove.

September 23, 2018.




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