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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…

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…

Man Found Dead in Asbury Park Senior Complex

  Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for answers to explain how a man died in an Asbury Park senior citizens building complex Wed., April 11, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. A 57-year old man was found deceased Wednesday morning inside the Dr. Robinson Towers, located at 1000 Third Avenue. Asbury Park police responded to a 911 call around 11:18 a.m. requesting first aid for a fall victim at the complex. Police arrived to find the victim lying in a stairwell of the building. The incident appears to be suspicious and remains under investigation. Anyone who may have information…

Asbury Park Mayor and Councilman Form Ticket

  Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and City Councilman Jesse Kendle will seek four-year terms on the Asbury Park City Council in this November’s election, running as the Asbury Together ticket. Moor and Kendle were previously elected to four year terms in November of 2014 when the Asbury Together ticket swept all five council seats. “Please walk around and see for yourself,” Moor said. “There’s development from Ocean Avenue to Main Street to Springwood Avenue, plus it’s linked to workforce development. Also please read Moody’s report detailing why they upgraded our credit rating. We’re balancing the budget and getting off…

Pugapalooza Returns for 5th Anniversary at Wonder Bar

  If it’s spring then it’s Pugapalooza time at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on the weekend of May 5. This year marks the 5th Anniversary of Pugapalooza. The brain child of Founder Connie Breech she came up with the idea while sitting at The Wonder Bar with main stay Debbie Delisa. The event started as a one day fundraiser for pugs and pug mixes in need and ballooned into a weekend long event. The proceeds will benefit PugSquad.org (a non-profit group) which helps tri-state pugs in need and also other Pug Rescues throughout the United States. This is the…

A SPRINGSTEEN CONFERENCE ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

  Clockwise from top left: Gary Cavico and Vini Lopez, Joe Rapolla, and Pat Roddy help Monmouth University mark the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, during a weekend of words, music, and history. (Bruce photo by Michael J. Booth; Rapolla photo by John Posada) By TOM CHESEK From the bins of Sam Goody and Record Town — to the win-an-album wheel games where so many life-changing LPs found their forever-homes — Memorial Day 1978 came and went without an official transmission from the Future of Rock and Roll. But from the boardwalk to the bars…

Jazz Concert at Asbury Park Church

  The Church of St. Augustine in Asbury Park is presenting an afternoon jazz concert on Sun., April 8 at 3 p.m. in memory of Gladstone Trott. Numerous musicians are preforming including: Dorian Parreott, saxophone/vocalist; Billy Lawlor, keyboard; tommy La Bella, saxophone; Desi Norman, vibe-pans; Wilbur Wittemann, trumpet/cornet; Stanton Davis, trumpet/flugelhorn and Bobby Boyd, drummer. The church is located at 155 Prospect Avenue in Asbury Park. Tickets are $20. For information call 732.774.3069.

Remembering King

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI It has been a half century since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered on the balcony of a Memphis hotel, but he is in many ways just as present in society today as he was in 1968 at the height of the civil rights movement. And that is exactly the hope of Asbury Park resident Gilbert Caldwell. Caldwell knew King who was 10 years older than him when both attended theology school at Boston University. “He was getting his Ph.D and I was getting my masters in theology,” Caldwell said. Caldwell later marched…

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