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Multi-Million Dollar Tennis Center Readied for Opening in Ocean

  By DON STINE An eight-court tennis center under construction on West Park Avenue in Ocean Township, a product of both private and public funding, is scheduled to open this spring. “We are almost there and I think we will be open in the late spring Hopefully, we will also have the outdoor courts ready for the summer. This is a great project and wonderful for the community,” Mayor Christopher Siciliano said. A deal was signed to build close to a $3 million Park Avenue Tennis Center in front of the existing township pool complex on W est Park Avenue.…

Fire Marshal Giberson Receiving Spirit of Asbury Park Award

  By ED SALVAS Asbury Park Fire Marshal Garrett Giberson has been named recipient of the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Asbury Park Carousel Award. Giberson will receive the award at a Gala Dinner on May 11 in Convention Hall. His immediate response on learning about his selection was how honored he is to receive the award especially because it is named for Joan Flatley, the former Chamber Executive Director, who has been a friend for more than 30 years. Giberson explained that at one time Flatley shared an office with his father, Beach Director Garrett Giberson, Sr. across from the…

The Question is…

  The Question is…”If Donald Trump called and asked you for some advice, what would you say?”

Roger That! McGuinn returns to MU campus

By TOM CHESEK By the time he and his fellow Byrds flocked out of the West to take up guitars against the Brit invaders of the mid 1960s, he was already a young veteran in granny glasses; a creature of the jug-band hootenanny scene (Chad Mitchell Trio, The Limeliters) who made Dylan and Seeger’s songs sing to a transistor-radio pop audience…who was present at the creation of the modern country rock movement…and who blazed new trails through a rare virtuosity and pure love of music. Get Roger McGuinn started on his experiences in the big-time music business, however, and he’ll tell you…

What’s up! this week…

  What’s Up, week of April 19-25 SCENES: A weekend of punk rocking ’n shopping Here in the place Where Music Lives, old-timers are still talking about the time that Michigan-based proto-punk godfathers The Stooges and the MC5 waged informal band-battle at the old Sunshine In…while over at Convention Hall, fellow Wolverine staters Grand Funk Railroad added to a legendary 1960s/70s roster that famously included Jim Morrison and The Doors. On the unofficial high holy day of 4/20, those concert memories of yore flashback in style, as our still-standing Circuit landmark the Wonder Bar hosts a Tribute Fest that features Black…

The Question is….

  The Coasters asks, “As a consumer, how do you define quality?”

Rodeo for Recreation at Stone Pony

  The Asbury Park Mayor’s Rodeo for Recreation rides into the Stone Pony in Asbury Park Thurs., April 19. The event begins at 6 p.m. and features Des and the Swagmatics performing some of their favorites as well as some country favorites. There will also vbe a barbeque buffet, one hour open bar, a Coyote Ugly dance and fireworks. More than $40,000 was raised last year by the event which ensures that city children are not turned away from participating in the summer recreation program. Tickets are $85. For tickets call 732-502-5759.

City Man Charged in Death of Asbury Park Man

  An Asbury Park man has been arrested in connection with the homicide of a 57-year-old male at a senior citizen complex in the same town, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. On April 11 Knowledge B. Allah, 54, of Asbury Park, was charged in connection with the death of Salah Ali, 57, also of Asbury Park. Allah is charged with first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon (knife) for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Disturbing of Human Remains. Ali’s body was found deceased Wed., April 11  inside the Dr. Robinson Towers, located at 1000 Third…

Quartet to Perform at City Church to Benefit Choir

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The Trinity Choir School, affiliated with Trinity Church in Asbury Park, is in transition to become an independent, non-profit community based school called the Choir School of Asbury Park. The church’s musical director, Diane Caruso, is also director of the choir school. During the transition the choir school is using both names as it works toward its official non profit status. The official kick off for the new school and name will be when it holds choir camp June 21 to July 3. The choir, which currently has 12 children enrolled, is growing, Caruso said. Students…

Ocean Chamber Says Farewell to Director

  By DON STINE Kim Horn Blanda, executive director of the Greater Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce, is leaving her position after serving for eight years leading the organization she helped create in 1983. A founding member of the chamber, Blanda has created and chaired several events over the years and designed and edited the chamber’s long-time newsletter “Business in Ocean.” In addition to running the day-to-day activities of the chamber, and working with all committees on the development and implementation of events and programs, Blanda has been designing and updating the chamber’s website “I was always a very, very…