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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.

Breakfast Fund-Raiser for Asbury Parade

  A Lucky Leprechaun breakfast fund-raiser to benefit the Asbury Park St.Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for Sun., Feb. 23 at Kim Marie’s Eat and Drink Away on Kingsley Street from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Tickets for the breakfast are $10 and can be purchased at the door. In addition, raffle tickets to win one of three trips to Ireland, sponsored by Celtic Tours and Excel Travel, will be available for purchase at $20 each. Winners will be drawn the day of the parade, March 9. The parade is supported by donations, fundraising events and sponsors NJEA, Townsquare Media’s…

Tinton Falls Welcomes New Mayor

  By JOSEPH SAPIA As the calendar turned from 2013 to 2014, Gerald Turning went from Tinton Falls’ highest appointed government official, the administrator, to its highest elected official, the mayor. Borough Clerk Maureen Murphy administered the oath of office to Turning on New Year’s Day as his wife, Barbara, held the bible. Officers for the year in the two first aid squads and the four fire companies, most of which were sworn in at the borough organization meeting, are: Emergency Medical Services Squad North: Capt. Christina Emrich, 1st Lt. Bill Watts, 2nd Lt. Linda Siano, 1st Sgt. W. Douglas…

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