Language Center Opens in Asbury Park

  Dr. Tom Means, founder of the Means Language Center in New York City since 1999, is opening an Asbury Park location at 601 Bangs Ave., Suite 509. Means is a pioneer in the field of Second Language Acquisition and has developed the Means Method® for teaching languages. This approach to teaching and learning languages […]

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To Catch a Thief

  The Neptune Twp. Police Department is conducting an investigation of a residential burglary in the Ocean Grove section of the town. During the burglary, the accused stole credit cards which were used at Hess and Quick Chek on Rt. 71 in Bradley Beach. The images here are that of the subject who used the […]

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What do you think of the American soldier being traded for 5 Gitmo prisoners?

 

THE COASTER asked these Shore-area residents, “What do you think of the American soldier being traded for 5 Gitmo prisoners?” Here are their replies:

Ellen Zanetti & Jim Wagner, Morristown - We think it stinks. It was underhanded and deceptive. Anything that’s done under the cover of darkness, it sets a bad precedent for our troops over there. Now they think they can grab a U.S. soldiers and get 5 of their own back. It puts our troops in danger.

Ellen Zanetti & Jim Wagner, Morristown – We think it stinks. It was underhanded and deceptive. Anything that’s done under the cover of darkness, it sets a bad precedent for our troops over there. Now they think they can grab a U.S. soldiers and get 5 of their own back. It puts our troops in danger.

Lori Finley w/Ashlyn & Kayle, Ocean - I think it was an abomination. I believe in No Soldier left behind, but there should have been more investing. Did he desert? I think it’s a travesty that Obama didn’t consult Congress first.  We elected them to represent us, they should have had some input. And now there are 5 terrorists back, and what do you think they’re going to do. I feel like we’re not the America I used to know, anymore. The president should follow the law. I think it was wrong. This guy very well may be court marshalled.

Lori Finley w/Ashlyn & Kayle, Ocean – I think it was an abomination. I believe in No Soldier left behind, but there should have been more investing. Did he desert? I think it’s a travesty that Obama didn’t consult Congress first. We elected them to represent us, they should have had some input. And now there are 5 terrorists back, and what do you think they’re going to do. I feel like we’re not the America I used to know, anymore. The president should follow the law. I think it was wrong. This guy very well may be court marshalled.

Wayne Johnson, Neptune - Well, I don’t think it was a negative. Let’s wait until all the information comes out, and let’s hope he’s not a deserter. On the positive side, the war is coming to an end and we’re bringing home our last known P.O.W. I’m not worried about the prisoners too much. I’m 100% certain they will keep tabs on those guys and they won’t cause any harm.

Wayne Johnson, Neptune – Well, I don’t think it was a negative. Let’s wait until all the information comes out, and let’s hope he’s not a deserter. On the positive side, the war is coming to an end and we’re bringing home our last known P.O.W. I’m not worried about the prisoners too much. I’m 100% certain they will keep tabs on those guys and they won’t cause any harm.

Paul Miller, Boston & Estelle Miller, Tinton Falls - Paul: I think there should have been more transparency with Congress before the deal was made, as the law requires. Estelle: I think I would like to hear all the facts before I make a decision. It certainly hasn’t been discussed enough as far as I’m concerned.

Paul Miller, Boston & Estelle Miller, Tinton Falls – Paul: I think there should have been more transparency with Congress before the deal was made, as the law requires. Estelle: I think I would like to hear all the facts before I make a decision. It certainly hasn’t been discussed enough as far as I’m concerned.

Margie Parrillo, Bradley Beach - It’s a national disgrace. I believe, from what I’ve seem and read, he was a deserter. And, while his life is valuable, I feel the exchange for these Taliban leaders puts Americans at greater risk. It’s just a disgrace that he’s being treated like a hero, and he’s not a hero.

Margie Parrillo, Bradley Beach – It’s a national disgrace. I believe, from what I’ve seem and read, he was a deserter. And, while his life is valuable, I feel the exchange for these Taliban leaders puts Americans at greater risk. It’s just a disgrace that he’s being treated like a hero, and he’s not a hero.

Marlene & Jim Stoever - We think it was wrong. We think it was an abuse of power. Obama should have consulted Congress before hand. We’ll see what happens.

Marlene & Jim Stoever – We think it was wrong. We think it was an abuse of power. Obama should have consulted Congress before hand. We’ll see what happens.

Tiffany & John Suarez, Ocean - We don’t like it. We support the military. We appreciate those who serve, but we don’t like the way this went down. Everyone who signs up understands the risk. If he was a prisoner of war, that’s one thing, but he walked away. He’s AWOL.

Tiffany & John Suarez, Ocean – We don’t like it. We support the military. We appreciate those who serve, but we don’t like the way this went down. Everyone who signs up understands the risk. If he was a prisoner of war, that’s one thing, but he walked away. He’s AWOL.

Dwight Taylor, Asbury Park - I think the decision to exchange the prisoners for Bergdahl was worthwhile. Our policy not to leave any soldier behind was followed. The circumstances can be worked out later. The thing is, we’re only told a certain amount of information from the government as to what the deal was, but it was up to us to get him back.

Dwight Taylor, Asbury Park – I think the decision to exchange the prisoners for Bergdahl was worthwhile. Our policy not to leave any soldier behind was followed. The circumstances can be worked out later. The thing is, we’re only told a certain amount of information from the government as to what the deal was, but it was up to us to get him back.

Tom Viggiano, West Long Branch - I don’t think we should have made that deal. I think we set a bad precedent. We’re still at conflict with them. We’re dealing with terrorists. I think it opens up a new scenerio where soldiers or even civilians could be captured. I’d be very leery about traveling to Europe now. I was considering a trip to Europe before this.

Tom Viggiano, West Long Branch – I don’t think we should have made that deal. I think we set a bad precedent. We’re still at conflict with them. We’re dealing with terrorists. I think it opens up a new scenerio where soldiers or even civilians could be captured. I’d be very leery about traveling to Europe now. I was considering a trip to Europe before this.

Fashion Show Benefits Arts Center

  The Jersey Shore Arts Center’s 18th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held June 25. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune. Tickets are $40 each and can be reserved by telephoning 732-774-5638. Proceeds are to fund the center’s third-floor restoration and culinary project for […]

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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.