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Tribute to the Carpenters

  By PAUL BOOTH Jillian Rhys McCoy is a locally grown musical talent who’s flashed her powerful vocals all over the eastern seaboard and this Friday, May 30 brings them to Tim McLoone’s Supper Club on the Asbury Park boardwalk in tribute to the Carpenters, the pop sibling-duo that consistently topped the music charts in the 70’s. McCoy, an Oceanport native, won’t be taking the stage alone. She has an eight piece band behind her for support and two special guests in tow. McCoy, who cut her teeth as the lead singer of The Philadelphia Fun Authority and more recently…

Pets for Adoption

  Available for adoption at the Associated Humane Society, 2960 Shafto Road, Tinton Falls, NJ are: Associated Humane Society 2960 Shafto Road Tinton Falls, NJ M-F 12-6 Sat-Sun 12-5 732-922-0101

What are your plans for the summer?

  “What are your plans for the summer?” we asked folks this week. Here’s our favorite answer: “To stay home here in Asbury Park and enjoy every inch of it, as much as possible. Maybe in the middle of the summer we’ll go to Bethany Beach in Delaware, but we can’t stay away from Asbury too long. We have “AW Syndrome” – Asbury withdrawal.” Read them all below.

Out & About

  Spotted on the avenues, in the cafes and simply out & about this past weekend were these fine folks. All photos by Mike Kearns. FOLLOW The Coaster on FACEBOOK here.

Should Chris Christie run for president?

  “Hell no!”;  “I say absolutely not!”; to “Are you serious?” were the relies from one side – while others responded to “Should Chris Christie run for president?” with enthusiasm. See all the replies below. (A favorite is “Richard Nixon couldn’t get elected in his own state but won for president, so he has a chance.”!)

What’s your take on the economy?

  The Coaster asked these area folks “What’s your take on the economy?” Following is a snapshot of the economic pulse of the region and nation:

What do you look for at garage sales?

  THE COASTER asked these bargain-hungry Shore-area residents, “What do you look for at garage sales?” this week…and here are their replies (and some of their found treasure): FOLLOW The Coaster on FACEBOOK here.  

Out & About

  Spotted OUT & ABOUT the greater Asbury Park area recently were these folks – caught by THE COASTER in the act of having fun. All photos by Mike Kearns.

What do you think of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio?

  You can super-size your soda and maybe a whole lot more – like your liberal expectations –  in NYC now that Mayor Bloomberg is history. Given the large number of Asbury Park and Shore area residents who also call the Big Apple home, we thought it a good time three months or so months after inauguration day to ask, “What do you think of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio?” Replies below. Take a big gulp…

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