Out & About

 

At McLoone’s on the Asbury Park boardwalk Ian Drake waited on Mary Beth Shotter, Ocean Township; Claire Davids, Asbury Park and Gina Salvatore with Johnny, Luke, Elizabeth and Devlin.

At McLoone’s on the Asbury Park boardwalk Ian Drake waited on Mary Beth Shotter, Ocean Township; Claire Davids, Asbury Park and Gina Salvatore with Johnny, Luke, Elizabeth and Devlin.

Bryan Vitalo, a server at the Starving Artist in Ocean Grove, waited on Jan Applegate, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove residents Connie Ogden, Greg Meyer and Colleen Meyer, all there supporting the Ocean Grove Beautification Project.

Bryan Vitalo, a server at the Starving Artist in Ocean Grove, waited on Jan Applegate, Asbury Park and Ocean Grove residents Connie Ogden, Greg Meyer and Colleen Meyer, all there supporting the Ocean Grove Beautification Project.

At a fund-raiser for the Ocean Grove Beautification Project held at the Starving Artist restaurant in Ocean Grove were Diane Davis, Joan Caputo, Luisa Paster and Harriet Bernstein, all of Ocean Grove.

At a fund-raiser for the Ocean Grove Beautification Project held at the Starving Artist restaurant in Ocean Grove were Diane Davis, Joan Caputo, Luisa Paster and Harriet Bernstein, all of Ocean Grove.

Signing copies of her book at The Hub in Ocean Grove was author Wendy Lynn Decker pictured with Emma, Audrey and Danene Wilenta and Danielle Coyle, all of Wall Township.

Signing copies of her book at The Hub in Ocean Grove was author Wendy Lynn Decker pictured with Emma, Audrey and Danene Wilenta and Danielle Coyle, all of Wall Township.

Enjoying refreshments at the Knights of Columbus dinner in Neptune City Sat., Sept. 13 were (standing) Jeannette and Jackie Dollive and seated Robert and Dan Dollive with Adan.

Enjoying refreshments at the Knights of Columbus dinner in Neptune City Sat., Sept. 13 were (standing) Jeannette and Jackie Dollive and seated Robert and Dan Dollive with Adan.

Dean’s Market in Ocean Township held Customer Appreciation Day over the weekend. During the event Yussef Ijmaio of Barlean’s Foods and Jess Putaski of Ddean’s (right) spoke to Interlaken residents Donna Griffin (left) and Mary Ann Vitiello (second from left).

Dean’s Market in Ocean Township held Customer Appreciation Day over the weekend. During the event Yussef Ijmaio of Barlean’s Foods and Jess Putaski of Ddean’s (right) spoke to Interlaken residents Donna Griffin (left) and Mary Ann Vitiello (second from left).

The Knights of Columbus in Neptune held its installation dinner Sat., Sept. 13. Pictured were Richard Jarosz, Laurie Saccani, Joseph Lynch, June Lynch, Herb Hagmann and Geri Vesnesky.

The Knights of Columbus in Neptune held its installation dinner Sat., Sept. 13. Pictured were Richard Jarosz, Laurie Saccani, Joseph Lynch, June Lynch, Herb Hagmann and Geri Vesnesky.

Liz Fackelman, an instructor at the Lake House Music Academy in Asbury Park, is pictured with her students during a rehearsal break.

Liz Fackelman, an instructor at the Lake House Music Academy in Asbury Park, is pictured with her students during a rehearsal break.

Malcolm Navias of Heaven Antiques and Art in Asbury Park is pictured with Valerie Gross amd Arlene Geist, both of Jackson Township.

Malcolm Navias of Heaven Antiques and Art in Asbury Park is pictured with Valerie Gross amd Arlene Geist, both of Jackson Township.

Catching all the NFL action on Sunday at the East Coast Cookery in Neptune were Ryan Sherman, Asbury Park; Todd Kelly, Neptune; Chris McCarthy, Ocean Township and Steve Graham, Neptune.

Catching all the NFL action on Sunday at the East Coast Cookery in Neptune were Ryan Sherman, Asbury Park; Todd Kelly, Neptune; Chris McCarthy, Ocean Township and Steve Graham, Neptune.

“How was the start of your school year?”

 

This week THE COASTER asked, “How was the start of your school year?” – and the consensus was that the future looks bright for these outstanding students:

Jenna & Noah Spitzer, Long Branch - It was good for both of us. We saw our old friends and our teachers are really nice. We both like school.  It’s going to be a good year for us.

Jenna & Noah Spitzer, Long Branch – It was good for both of us. We saw our old friends and our teachers are really nice. We both like school. It’s going to be a good year for us.

Victor Andrade, Ocean - It was good, I got to play with my friends at recess. I’m in second grade. It’s going to be a good year because my teacher is really nice - Mrs. Buck.

Victor Andrade, Ocean – It was good, I got to play with my friends at recess. I’m in second grade. It’s going to be a good year because my teacher is really nice – Mrs. Buck.

J.J. Atkins & Ra’Zhon, McNeil - J.J.: We learned the times tables and multiplication. After school we had a party. Ra’Zhon: I walked to school. We learned and at the end of the day we had a party for one of the girls. It was her birthday.

J.J. Atkins & Ra’Zhon, McNeil – J.J.: We learned the times tables and multiplication. After school we had a party. Ra’Zhon: I walked to school. We learned and at the end of the day we had a party for one of the girls. It was her birthday.

Ethan Brandimarte, Ocean - I just started Ocean Junior High, the fifth grade. It was fun, but not the best. The lunch was good. My locker is next to Emily’s.

Ethan Brandimarte, Ocean – I just started Ocean Junior High, the fifth grade. It was fun, but not the best. The lunch was good. My locker is next to Emily’s.

Ethan DeFonseka, Wayside -  It was good. I got my second grade teacher again, Miss McConville. It was good to see her again. She taught us all the rules. I think I’m going to have a good year.

Ethan DeFonseka, Wayside – It was good. I got my second grade teacher again, Miss McConville. It was good to see her again. She taught us all the rules. I think I’m going to have a good year.

Elizabeth Ellis, Oakhurst - It was fun being able to see all your friends again. I think it’s going to be a good year, because all my teachers are very motivational. I go to Ocean Twp. Intermediate.

Elizabeth Ellis, Oakhurst – It was fun being able to see all your friends again. I think it’s going to be a good year, because all my teachers are very motivational. I go to Ocean Twp. Intermediate.

Brian & Ellen Gibbons w/Maeve & Brian, W., Allenhurst - Maeve: It’s really fun and exciting. I love my teacher, Mrs. Francisco. Brian: My teachers are really nice. I just started at the Ocean Middle School. I expect to have a good year and one last day at the beach.

Brian & Ellen Gibbons w/Maeve & Brian, W., Allenhurst – Maeve: It’s really fun and exciting. I love my teacher, Mrs. Francisco. Brian: My teachers are really nice. I just started at the Ocean Middle School. I expect to have a good year and one last day at the beach.

Manny Hernandez & Norma Quinunez, Neptune - Norma: It was ok. I was late both days so far. I’m looking forward to graduation. Manny: Good. It went by fast. I’m a sophomore at Neptune High. It’s a good school.

Manny Hernandez & Norma Quinunez, Neptune – Norma: It was ok. I was late both days so far. I’m looking forward to graduation. Manny: Good. It went by fast. I’m a sophomore at Neptune High. It’s a good school.

Chase Kopacko, Oakhurst - Chase just started pre-school. He has friends. He’s learning his vowels.

Chase Kopacko, Oakhurst – Chase just started pre-school. He has friends. He’s learning his vowels.

Owen & Ben of Asbury Park - Owen: I’m in the second grade. We had a snow ball fight with paper balls. There were notes written in the inside. That was the best day ever. Ben goes to pre-school, he learned about letters and numbers. And he learned about a train.

Owen & Ben of Asbury Park – Owen: I’m in the second grade. We had a snow ball fight with paper balls. There were notes written in the inside. That was the best day ever. Ben goes to pre-school, he learned about letters and numbers. And he learned about a train.

Lucas & Logan Renvoize, Wayside - Logan went to Ivy Hedge. I just like it. My favorite time is art class. Lucas: I love school. I have Mrs. Velba in the first grade. I love sports - gym class.

Lucas & Logan Renvoize, Wayside – Logan went to Ivy Hedge. I just like it. My favorite time is art class. Lucas: I love school. I have Mrs. Velba in the first grade. I love sports – gym class.

Neptune Police Chief sworn in

  By DON STINE James M. Hunt Jr., a 20-year police veteran, was sworn as the new Neptune Police Chief by the Township Committee last week. He has run the police department as deputy chief since June, 2013. “Under his leadership, this department has maintained its position as a highly professional and highly respected police […]

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No Decision Yet on City Police Chief

  By DON STINE Asbury Park will not see any changes to personnel at the top level of the police department until at least after the first of the year when the new City Council and mayor are sworn in. Asbury Park Police Chief Mark Kinmon retired earlier this month and the department is running […]

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14-Year-Old Girl Charged with Driving Without License

  By JOSEPH SAPIA Allenhurst Police, while working on a driving while intoxicated-enforcement detail, stopped a vehicle for going erratically — and found a 14-year-old driving. The Neptune girl had taken her mother’s vehicle without her permission, police said. A 17-year-old also was riding in the car, police said. The 14-year-old was charged with driving […]

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Candidate Disqualified in Asbury Park

  By ELLEN CARROLL Marilyn Schlossbach, who submitted a petition this week for a City Council seat in the Asbury Park election, has been disqualified. In order to be placed on the ballot for a seat in the Nov. 4 election 89 certified petitions are needed. She only had 87. It was her first bid […]

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