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Hovnanian Opens Sales Office for New City Homes

  K. Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey’s largest homebuilder, has announced the opening of South Grand, a new collection of luxury townhomes being developed in the heart of Asbury Park. K. Hovnanian’s South Grand, located on Cookman Avenue at the intersection of Grand and Monroe Avenues. It will feature 28 new, four-story townhomes and is another lynchpin in the ongoing waterfront redevelopment zone of the city. The new homes at South Grand feature a neo-traditional, urban-inspired architectural design. Buyers will have a choice of two distinctive floorplans, with townhomes offering up to 2,974 square feet of luxurious living space including three…

The Coaster Takes a Holiday

  The last issue of The Coaster this year is on newsstands now. The Coaster, your community newpaper, will not be published the week of Dec. 29 due to the New Year’s holiday. Our office will close at 1:00 p.m. Dec. 23 and will reopen Mon., Jan. 5. Our next issue is Thurs., Jan. 8.

Ocean Police Offer First Tweetalong in Monmouth County Law Enforcement

  By RICHARD VIRGILIO Ever wonder what it is like to be an area police officer? On Wed., Nov. 26 the Ocean Township Police Department will offer an unprecedented look at a day in the life of an officer thanks to the area’s first-ever law enforcement Tweetalong. “We are committed to giving our community the best service possible and our social media communications program is a part of that,” said Chief Steven Peters. “This, our first Tweetalong, will help educate the community about what we do every day.” For eight hours Wednesday, Social Media Officer Lieutenant Timothy Torchia will shadow…

New Neptune Police Officer

  Casey Crawford of Neptune was sworn in as a police officer at a Neptune Township Committee meeting. He began his career with Neptune Township Police Department as a communications officer and SLEO II. He has his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on his bachelors degree. His parents held the Bible for him and his brother and girlfriend look on. Mayor Michael Brantley administered the oath.

4 Asbury Park Firefighters Promoted

  Four veteran Asbury Park firefighters were promoted during a special ceremony at City Hall last Friday. Captains Richard A. Dreyer II and Gavino Siciliano were each promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief and Firefighters Michael Mautner and Robert A. Pasquariello were each promoted to the rank of Captain. Fire Chief Kevin Keddy said that the four positions have been vacant since the first of the year and that each officer deserves their promotion. “They worked hard and their promotions are well-deserved. I am sure they will all do a great job,” he said.

Historic Allenhurst Church Opens 125th Season

  Historic Church of St. Andrew By-The-Sea in Allenhurst began its 125th season with an opening service on Sun., July 6. Services are held Sunday mornings from July 6 through Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. Located at the corner of Norwood and Elberon Avenues in Allenhurst, the church is open during the summer months. Rev. Stephen Wisner, Minister from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Wall Township delivers the sermon. Following the service refreshments are served on the church lawn. The public is welcome.

Lobster Fest Opens July 12 in Bradley Beach

  The Annual Bradley Beach Lobster Fest, the biggest fund-raising event of the Bradley Beach Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13. The event will include more than two dozen local food stands, 100 and craft and specialty booths, children’s rides and live music. A main performer this year will be the Pat Roddy Band. Lobster Fest is held on the oceanfront promenade. It will open each day at 11 a.m. and close 9 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. This year the servers at the beer garden will be members of the fire…

(Big) Adoptable Pets

  ROCCO – Meet Rocco! A super handsome and incredibly devoted Bull Mastiff / Pitbull mix, 5-years-old who has been abandoned by his owners. This big boy weighs in around 120 lbs, but should weigh somewhere around 150 lbs. Poor Rocco has been shuffled around recently and is feeling a little lost. Rocco is currently in a very small kennel and needs to find his forever home very quickly. He is fully house trained and an absolute dream on the leash. Rocco is extremely strong and will require ongoing training along with an owner with large dog experience. Rocco has…

CLASSIFIED: Items Wanted

  CLASSIFIED: The Jersey Shore Rescue Mission (Located at the corner of Memorial and Asbury Aves. in Asbury Park) will host a giant garage sale on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th. We are seeking donated items, much like you would find at a garage sale. We have over an acre of space, indoor and out and are also offering FREE space those interested in selling their own merchandise over that 2 day period. Please call Ken at 732-807-3506 for more information. ADVERTISE in The Coaster HERE.

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