Welcome to Oceanport
The Borough of Oceanport, incorporated in 1920,is a predominantly residential community along the shores of the Shrewsbury River.
Oceanport is home of Monmouth Park Racetrack and Fort Monmouth. Though only 3.2 square miles, Oceanport's nearly six thousand residents enjoy not only the Shrewsbury River, but various recreational sports programs, an active senior group and a true feeling of community.
Oceanport boasts various volunteer organizations who give countless man hours to our community making it a place residents are proud to call home.
A lot of amazing things happened in 2016: the Cleveland Cavaliers won a championship, the Chicago Cubs won a championship and Donald Trump was elected President. If you had bet $100.00 on that trifecta at the beginning of 2016, you would have won a LOT of money. Really amazing stuff.
Quietly, off the national radar screen, on the very local level, some other amazing things were happening: Councilman Joe Irace sat in for me at a FMERA meeting and nobody got hurt. In fact, he actually complimented the FMERA staff and Board. Oceanport's Emergency Services Providers saved a man's life in such an amazing fashion that they were awarded the "Call of the Year" by the EMS Council of New Jersey. Our own Judge John D'Amico was given the 2016 New Jersey Law Journal's Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his years of outstanding public service. The Borough of Oceanport re-established its relationship with Monmouth County, resulting in a $250,000.00 grant from the County in furtherance of the potential purchase of land at the former Fort Monmouth site, and also re-kindled its relationship with the Borough of Shrewsbury, resulting in an extension of the use of their court facilities and the initiation of some shared services agreements designed to save both boroughs money. Continue reading...