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  Spotted OUT & ABOUT were…(All Coaster Photos taken by Mike Kearns):

“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…

Step Into Tango in Asbury Park

  By KATHARINA CAVANO Lee Sager doesn’t just dance the tango, he is tango. The man has a deep passion for the art of Argentine Tango and has brought it here to the Jersey Shore in the hopes to one-day make Asbury Park the center of the Jersey Shore Tango Community. Sager is a survivor – six years after 9/11 and the destruction of both his Manhattan office and apartment, he returned home to Monmouth County. Then, nearly six years later his home in Sea Bright was moved into the river by Superstorm Sandy. This brought him to Asbury Park.…

Avon Makes Burglaries Arrests

  With the arrest of an adult and two teenagers Sept. 15, Avon Police have closed a four-month burglary investigation. Estafan Magana, 19, and two minors, all from Asbury Park, were arrested. Magana was charged with several counts of burglary, theft of property, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. Charges are pending against the two minors. On Sun., Sept. 16 Avon Police Officers Timothy McGrath and Dave Barry responded to Roosevelt Avenue to handle a reported residential burglary. The victim said her smart phone and a large amount of cash had been stolen, police said. The investigation revealed goods were being…

Anti-Crime March, Door-to-Door Campaign Planned in City

  Dozens of Asbury Park residents gathered on Washington Avenue Sept. 16 for a rally, held at the site of recent shootings, in an effort to help stem the tide of violence in the city. “The guy that killed my son is still walking the streets. I want to get out of here and I feel my city does not care,” said Lavonne Walker, mother of 20-year-old Terrel Howard, who was murdered in August on the exact spot where Monday’s rally was held. Walker said she fears for her life and that she feels she has no protection. The rally…

Sean Lennon to Perform in Asbury Park

  Sean Lennon, the only son of former Beatle John Lennon and Yoko Ono, will perform at The Saint in Asbury Park on Friday, Sept. 27 and club co-owner Scott Stamper said he could not be more pleased. “It’s really an honor to have Sean perform here- to have the son of rock and roll royalty in the house,” he said. Lennon will perform with his girlfriend, model Kemp Muhl, in their group The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. The performance is a warm up for an upcoming tour with the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala. The concert is…

City Police Chief Stands by Decision to Retire

  By DON STINE Asbury Park Police Chief Mark Kinmon will not be staying in his position past Dec. 31 as was erroneously reported recently in various media sources. “I am sticking with my retirement plan and information out there is totally inaccurate,” he said. Kinmon said that there was some discussion about him remaining in his position as chief, but that it was only a discussion, not a commitment. It was first reported in The Coaster three months ago that Kinmon planned to retire at the end of this year. “I still plan to retire. I was just reconsidering…

Out and About

  All Coaster Photos were taken over the past weekend by Mike Kearns. Click on any image to view as a slideshow and read the caption:

The Question is….

  The Coaster asked Shore business owners…How was business this summer? Click on any image to read their replies:

Brewery Proposed for Neptune City

  A plan to install one of the state’s smallest beer breweries in Neptune City is causing some concern among nearby residents but the brewery owner said residents have little to worry about. Gretchen Schmidhausler, who lives in Lake Como, plans to create a small beer brewery in a 1,600-square-foot at the intersection of Steiner and Fourth Avenues. A meeting on the application will be held on Tues., Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The business, GretchenBrew LLC, which has a variance application before the borough’s Land Use Board, will sell as the Little Dog Brewing Company. Schmidhausler was a former…