City Man Stabbed at Barbeque

  A 42-year-old Asbury Park man was treated at Jersey Shore University Medical Center for a minor injury after he was stabbed at a barbecue on Springwood Avenue Tues., June 17. A dispute led to the stabbing, which happened about 4 p.m., according to city police. Tyheim “Slim” McGhee, 19, who lives in the city, […]

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Fish Kill Number Rises to 800,000

  By DON STINE The estimated number of dead fish removed from the Shark River after a massive fish kill about one month ago has risen from 500,000 to as many as 800,000 fish. Neptune Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta said this week that revised fish kill numbers came from the Monmouth County Reclamation Center in […]

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The 13th of June falls on a Friday this month. Are you superstitious?

 

THE COASTER asked these Shore-area residents, “The 13th of June falls on a Friday this month. Are you superstitious?” and here are their replies:

Carmela West, Carmela’s - No, not when it comes to Friday the 13th. My grandson was born on the 13th and it was one of the happiest days of my life. I think of 13 as good luck.

Carmela West, Carmela’s – No, not when it comes to Friday the 13th. My grandson was born on the 13th and it was one of the happiest days of my life. I think of 13 as good luck.

Liza Aschettino, Wanamassa - Yes, kinda. I only believe in the one, don’t walk under a ladder.  When I was younger they would tell me that. I always have to knock on wood in order not to jinx myself.

Liza Aschettino, Wanamassa – Yes, kinda. I only believe in the one, don’t walk under a ladder. When I was younger they would tell me that. I always have to knock on wood in order not to jinx myself.

John Baccarella, Tinton Falls - I’ve never been superstitious. It’s just another day for me. I don’t even think about it. I walk under ladders all the time. No problem.

John Baccarella, Tinton Falls – I’ve never been superstitious. It’s just another day for me. I don’t even think about it. I walk under ladders all the time. No problem.

Sister Maureen Christensen, Lakewood - Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me. My father and brother were each born on Friday the 13th. It works in reverse for me, it’s good luck.

Sister Maureen Christensen, Lakewood – Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me. My father and brother were each born on Friday the 13th. It works in reverse for me, it’s good luck.

Matthew Ciuccio w/Angelina, Nyack, NY - I’m not superstitious at all. I don’t care about a black cat or walking under a ladder. Life is what you make of it.

Matthew Ciuccio w/Angelina, Nyack, NY – I’m not superstitious at all. I don’t care about a black cat or walking under a ladder. Life is what you make of it.

Jessica Hawkins, Sunset Diner -Yes, I am. I’m old school Italian and we believe in the Malouk, that’s when someone can put a bad wish on you. I believe in that sort of thing.

Jessica Hawkins, Sunset Diner -Yes, I am. I’m old school Italian and we believe in the Malouk, that’s when someone can put a bad wish on you. I believe in that sort of thing.

Brandon Healey, Carmela’s - No, not really. I believe in karma. If you do good things, good things happen. If you do bad things, bad things happen.

Brandon Healey, Carmela’s – No, not really. I believe in karma. If you do good things, good things happen. If you do bad things, bad things happen.

Nikki Iadanza, Ocean Grove - I believe in the magic of it. Everyone always thinks it brings out the worst in  people and events, but I think it brings out the good stuff.

Nikki Iadanza, Ocean Grove – I believe in the magic of it. Everyone always thinks it brings out the worst in people and events, but I think it brings out the good stuff.

Chuck & Sue Mitchell, Neptune City - Chuck: Yes. I’m superstitious. If I’m playing baseball I never step on the white line. If we win the game, I don’t change my socks. And I even have a black cat. Sue: No i’m not superstitious. And I don’t think Friday the 13th is a bad luck day. For no particular reason. I think you make your own luck, good or bad.

Chuck & Sue Mitchell, Neptune City – Chuck: Yes. I’m superstitious. If I’m playing baseball I never step on the white line. If we win the game, I don’t change my socks. And I even have a black cat. Sue: No i’m not superstitious. And I don’t think Friday the 13th is a bad luck day. For no particular reason. I think you make your own luck, good or bad.

Mike Phillips, Wanamassa - About some things I guess.  When I was playing sports I was very superstitious about the socks I wore and how I dressed. I wrestled in high school and college. Only bad things could happen If I didn’t do my routine.

Mike Phillips, Wanamassa – About some things I guess. When I was playing sports I was very superstitious about the socks I wore and how I dressed. I wrestled in high school and college. Only bad things could happen If I didn’t do my routine.

Vicky Roon, Ocean - I’m really superstitious. I was born on the 13th, but not a Friday. Sometimes my birthday falls on Friday the 13th. And I do have a black cat, Meeko.

Vicky Roon, Ocean – I’m really superstitious. I was born on the 13th, but not a Friday. Sometimes my birthday falls on Friday the 13th. And I do have a black cat, Meeko.

Sharon Spiropulos w/Haley, Wanamassa - A little, I guess. If I see a black cat in front of my car, I get nervous. Friday the 13th doesn’t scare me. I don’t watch horror movies because I don’t like being scared. I avoid it.

Sharon Spiropulos w/Haley, Wanamassa – A little, I guess. If I see a black cat in front of my car, I get nervous. Friday the 13th doesn’t scare me. I don’t watch horror movies because I don’t like being scared. I avoid it.

Jane Stada, Neptune -This year, Friday the 13th happens to be June 13, which is the Feast of St. Anthony. St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost items. He has helped my friend and me on several occasion to find important lost items.

Jane Stada, Neptune -This year, Friday the 13th happens to be June 13, which is the Feast of St. Anthony. St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost items. He has helped my friend and me on several occasion to find important lost items.

Ron Weir, Neptune City - No, not at all. I believe in karma, not so much superstition. As for karma, I think it comes around to get you every time you do something wrong. I do auto racing and when I do things wrong, I never have a good day at the track. It always comes back to get me.

Ron Weir, Neptune City – No, not at all. I believe in karma, not so much superstition. As for karma, I think it comes around to get you every time you do something wrong. I do auto racing and when I do things wrong, I never have a good day at the track. It always comes back to get me.

Slight Boost in Ocean Tax Rate

  By DON STINE Ocean Township property owners will see an average $48 increase in municipal taxes under the township’s 2014 budget, which was adopted without public comment at last week’s Township Council meeting. It was hoped that the increase could be lowered to about $41 using pension savings to lower the tax rate. “But […]

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Avon Plans Ban on Smoking at Beachfront

  By KATHARINA CAVINO Avon commissioners are planning to ban smoking at the beachfront. The designated beachfront area would be within 50 feet from every entrance to the boardwalk or beach. There would be a $500 penalty for any violation. Commissioner Frank Gorman said he hopes “to be smoke free on the beach by the […]

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Out & About

 

Making the rounds of all the Shore has to offer this past were the following folks captured by THE COASTER’s Mike Kearns:

At the Ballard Church thrift store in Asbury Park were John Grun, Asbury Park; Rob Gries, Asbury Park; Stephen Gries, Millstone Township and Annette Taylor, Neptun City.

At the Ballard Church thrift store in Asbury Park were John Grun, Asbury Park; Rob Gries, Asbury Park; Stephen Gries, Millstone Township and Annette Taylor, Neptun City.

Catharine Barrett, Matawan; Joann Snyder, Keyport, Terri King, Shark River Hills and Sandy Brodsky, also of Shark River Hills were at the postcard stand at the Ocean Grove Flea Market Sat., May 31.

Catharine Barrett, Matawan; Joann Snyder, Keyport, Terri King, Shark River Hills and Sandy Brodsky, also of Shark River Hills were at the postcard stand at the Ocean Grove Flea Market Sat., May 31.

At Yvonne’s Cafe in Ocean Grove Harvey Cottrell waited on Janice Meyer, Patricia Scarpati and Karen Millard, all of Brooklyn.

At Yvonne’s Cafe in Ocean Grove Harvey Cottrell waited on Janice Meyer, Patricia Scarpati and Karen Millard, all of Brooklyn.

At the ArtParty in Asbury Park to raise money for children in Africa and to debut the work of artist Julio Reynaga were party host Jon Bionda, Rob Derrick, Asbury Park; Tom Wilson, Asbury Park; Reynaga and Matt Brown, Freehold.

At the ArtParty in Asbury Park to raise money for children in Africa and to debut the work of artist Julio Reynaga were party host Jon Bionda, Rob Derrick, Asbury Park; Tom Wilson, Asbury Park; Reynaga and Matt Brown, Freehold.

Enjoying an ice cream stop at Day’s Ice Cream in Ocean Grove were Jill Emmich, Mel Gelade, Lois Gelade and Harper Emmich, all of Asbury Park.

Enjoying an ice cream stop at Day’s Ice Cream in Ocean Grove were Jill Emmich, Mel Gelade, Lois Gelade and Harper Emmich, all of Asbury Park.

Checking out the bargains at a yard sale on Third Avenue in Asbury Park were Marco Guerrero, Jose Conde and Shannan Grayson, all of Asbury Park.

Checking out the bargains at a yard sale on Third Avenue in Asbury Park were Marco Guerrero, Jose Conde and Shannan Grayson, all of Asbury Park.

Spotted outside the Ocean Grove Trading Company were Mary Ann Rabaglia, Monroe, N.Y.; Mary Chuquette, Freehold; Janis Gianforte, Farmingdale and Aida Kaplowitz of the Ocean Grove Trading Company.

Spotted outside the Ocean Grove Trading Company were Mary Ann Rabaglia, Monroe, N.Y.; Mary Chuquette, Freehold; Janis Gianforte, Farmingdale and Aida Kaplowitz of the Ocean Grove Trading Company.

Andy Pawlan (right) of Restore thrift store on Third Avenue in Asbury Park is pictured at the store with Ken LaRock, Asbury Park; Gary Uberroth, Asbury Park and Mary Lou Cantrella, Ocean Grove.

Andy Pawlan (right) of Restore thrift store on Third Avenue in Asbury Park is pictured at the store with Ken LaRock, Asbury Park; Gary Uberroth, Asbury Park and Mary Lou Cantrella, Ocean Grove.

Volunteering at the refreshment stand at the flea market in Ocean Grove Sat., May 31 were Lou Mitchell, M. Ayres, Fred Ohleth, Linda Conselysa, Jean Mitchell and Susan Taylor.

Volunteering at the refreshment stand at the flea market in Ocean Grove Sat., May 31 were Lou Mitchell, M. Ayres, Fred Ohleth, Linda Conselysa, Jean Mitchell and Susan Taylor.

Do you think the Washington Redskins should change their name?

 

THE COASTER can’t let go of football season despite the calendar screaming baseball (and soon, the World Cup). We went native this week and asked Shore area residents, “Do you think the Washington Redskins should change their name?” – and here are their replies:

Otto Williams, Newark - Actually, no. It’s a sport. I’m familiar with the controversy. Some are saying it’s racial because of an indian being called a redskin instead of a native American. But it’s been called that for years. And now everything had to be politically correct. It’s gone too far.

Otto Williams, Newark – Actually, no. It’s a sport. I’m familiar with the controversy. Some are saying it’s racial because of an indian being called a redskin instead of a native American. But it’s been called that for years. And now everything had to be politically correct. It’s gone too far.

Tony & Barbara Anzano, Farmingdale - We say no, they should not. It’s attached to a team that’s been around for a very long time. And it’s a football team. And the term, we don’t feel is racial or offense in any way.

Tony & Barbara Anzano, Farmingdale – We say no, they should not. It’s attached to a team that’s been around for a very long time. And it’s a football team. And the term, we don’t feel is racial or offense in any way.

Jeannine Blewitt, Ocean Grove & Lauren Freda, Wall - Jeannine: I say, although it’s historical, that if it does offend a group of people, I can see the need for change. Lauren: I say no, because it is historical and that should be enough for it to remain as it is. It should be recognized as such and not influenced by outside forces.

Jeannine Blewitt, Ocean Grove & Lauren Freda, Wall – Jeannine: I say, although it’s historical, that if it does offend a group of people, I can see the need for change. Lauren: I say no, because it is historical and that should be enough for it to remain as it is. It should be recognized as such and not influenced by outside forces.

Charles Formato, Belmar - Hell no!.Keep a tradition a tradition. The Redskins are a good thing. Keep it.

Charles Formato, Belmar – Hell no!.Keep a tradition a tradition. The Redskins are a good thing. Keep it.

Christopher Halligan, Asbury Park - No, I don’t. There’s a little too much political correctness going on right now. If they didn’t have a name, I wouldn’t name them the Redskins, but I wouldn’t change it now.

Christopher Halligan, Asbury Park – No, I don’t. There’s a little too much political correctness going on right now. If they didn’t have a name, I wouldn’t name them the Redskins, but I wouldn’t change it now.

Kerri & J.C. Herring, Ocean - Absolutely not. People have got to relax. It’s a football team, not a political party. Chill-out, relax.

Kerri & J.C. Herring, Ocean – Absolutely not. People have got to relax. It’s a football team, not a political party. Chill-out, relax.

Lisa Iron-Shooter w/Storm, Sage & Skye, Ocean - As a native American, I say yes. The logo is bad, too. It’s humiliating to native Americans. A lot of others teams are changing their logos, too. Maybe they should be connected with the government, or the White House. We’re Oglala Sioux, Lakota Nation.

Lisa Iron-Shooter w/Storm, Sage & Skye, Ocean – As a native American, I say yes. The logo is bad, too. It’s humiliating to native Americans. A lot of others teams are changing their logos, too. Maybe they should be connected with the government, or the White House. We’re Oglala Sioux, Lakota Nation.

Janet McGillis, Jayne Vogler, Joyce Vogler w/ Roxie, W. Allenhurst - We think it’s silly to change the name, absolutely. We’re sorry, but we don’t think we need to be politically correct about everything. It’s been the Redskins for umpteen years, it doesn't need to change.

Janet McGillis, Jayne Vogler, Joyce Vogler w/ Roxie, W. Allenhurst – We think it’s silly to change the name, absolutely. We’re sorry, but we don’t think we need to be politically correct about everything. It’s been the Redskins for umpteen years, it doesn’t need to change.

Stewart Mills, Neptune - I think they should keep their name. It’s sports, nothing personal. It’s all about fun. The Washington Redskins football team It’s about the sport, not about people.

Stewart Mills, Neptune – I think they should keep their name. It’s sports, nothing personal. It’s all about fun. The Washington Redskins football team It’s about the sport, not about people.

Lou Mitchell, Ocean Grove - No. I don’t see any reason why they should. That’s all.

Lou Mitchell, Ocean Grove – No. I don’t see any reason why they should. That’s all.

Brian Molyvade, Jersey City -I think the name is a little inappropriate. I think they should change it. I’m also a Giants fan, so Washington has that working against them, too.

Brian Molyvade, Jersey City -I think the name is a little inappropriate. I think they should change it. I’m also a Giants fan, so Washington has that working against them, too.

In Interlaken: 2 Newcomers Win Primary

  By DON STINE Two Republican political newcomers beat out a former Interlaken mayor in this week’s GOP primary. Mindy Horowitz and John Gunn beat former Mayor Robert Wolf III to get their party’s nod to run for two, three-year terms on the Borough Council in this November’s general election. Horowitz was the high vote-getter […]

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