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The Coaster Takes A Holiday

  The Coaster will not be published next week, Thurs. Dec. 26, 2013 due to the Christmas holiday. Our office will close Fri. Dec. 19 for the holiday and reopen Mon., Dec. 30. The next issue of The Coaster, your community newspaper, will be published Friday., Jan. 3.

Out & About

  MAKE LIKE THE NSA – See who was where with whom; click on any image for a caption. All Coaster photos taken by Mike Kearns

Realtor Jay Bernstein dies after fall from Santander building

UPDATE: A funeral will be held for Jay Andrew Bernestein Wednesday, Nov. 27 in Philadelphia, PA, his sister Judi Bernstein Goldstein has informed his Facebook followers. Additionally, a memorial service is being planned for next week in Asbury Park. The Coaster will post details as soon as they become available. Asbury Park realtor Jay Bernstein of The Conover Agency fell to his death this morning, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 from The Santander building, at Deal Lake Drive and Park Avenue in the city, where he owned a penthouse apartment on the ninth floor. Asbury Park Police are investigating the incident.…

Allenhurst Woman Directs Movie About Zombies

  By ED SALVAS About 250 people filled a theater at the Clearview Cinema in the Middlebrook Plaza, Ocean Township recently for a screening of a new horror film, “Demon Hunters – Fear the Silence.” The audience was mostly members of the cast and crew and their families and friends anxious to see themselves, or someone they know, on the big screen. They weren’t disappointed. As the 90-minute film played on the screen, audience members clapped their approval of the film, directed by Debra Higgins of Allenhurst and produced by Bill Wilusz, who also wrote the screenplay. Bringing an indie…

They Waited for the Midnight Hour, Then Wed

  Early Monday morning, just after the stroke of midnight, two Asbury Park gay couples tied the knot on the steps of the landmark Paramount Theatre on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, only moments after same-sex marriages became legal in New Jersey. Asbury Park Councilwoman Amy Quinn and her longtime partner and wife, Heather Jensen, were one of two Asbury Park couples married. Quinn and Jensen were previously married in June in New York but wanted to get remarried in Asbury Park. Also married were residents Steven Brunner and Daniel Baum, with about 50 supporters looking on, many openly hugging…

Black Box Presents Play in Ocean Grove

  Black Box Asbury Park presents a reading of “Order 17,”  a new full-length play by Stephen Larsen, on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.  at the Coastal Arts Studio 66 South Main Street, Ocean Grove. The play follows  two men, an Army Civilian Journalist and a former-Special-Forces-Operator-turned-Security-Contractor, as they come face-to-face with Iraqis whose lives have been forever impacted by the War and the Insurgency.  They find out that, in Iraq, you can’t tell the wolves from the sheep.  But, thanks to Order 17, it doesn’t matter. In November 2004, a year-and-a-half after President Bush gave a speech on an aircraft…

A Favorite on ‘The Voice’ Ends Tour in Asbury Park

  By DON STINE Charlotte Sometimes, the indie-pop songstress and a fan favorite on NBC’s “The Voice,” is winding up her “Brilliant, Broke, and Beautiful Tour” at The Saint in Asbury Park Sun., Oct. 13. And after touring the mid-West and West Coast for about six weeks, Charlotte, who is from Wall Township and on her 10th tour, said she is ready to come back to Asbury Park. The tour is promoting Charlotte’s new EP, “Circus Head.” “I think Asbury Park is great. Everyone sticks together. Small communities and little cities have their own oddities, and I think that’s great.…

“Do you think the economy is improving?”

  THE COASTER asks…”Do you think the economy is improving?” Click on any picture to begin a slideshow and see how folks feel…

Bradley Beach Plans to Replace Gazebo by Year’s End

  By KATHARINA CAVANO BRADLEY BEACH – The long-awaited beachfront gazebo replacement process in Bradley Beach officially began July 9 at the Bradley Beach Borough Council meeting. The bidding process for the two-tiered gazebo was approved at the meeting and officials hope the gazebo will be in place by the end of the year. The council also approved the restoration and replacement process for the Second Avenue Concession Stand’s deck to be completed by winter and ready for next season. Despite dissent, the leasing of two new police vehicles from the Monmouth County Improvement Authority was approved as well. Councilman…

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