Neptune City Library Celebrating 90 Years

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE For a municipality only one square mile, the Neptune City Library is suprisingly busy. In June the library kicked off its 90th year with an open house celebration where more than 80 attendees joined in the festivities with librarians Lorraine Hansen, Elaine Scott, Theresa Riccardello, and Patty Scott who have 50 […]

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The Question Is….

 

Should professional athletes be held accountable for their off field antics?

 

Marilyn Tomaino, Ocean - It depends on the severity of it, I think. People have a right to their privacy, to an extent. What Ray Rice did was despictable.  He deserves whatever  penalty he’s dealt. What kind of message does this send?

Marilyn Tomaino, Ocean – It depends on the severity of it, I think. People have a right to their privacy, to an extent. What Ray Rice did was despictable. He deserves whatever penalty he’s dealt. What kind of message does this send?

Charlie Anteby, Elberon - My answer is absolutely. They have an obligation to serve as role models. There's a lot of fans out there who look up to those players, and they have an influence. So when we see abuse from them on their spouses and children, it has an influence. I’m more appalled by the abuse of the kid. What happened to the wife was awful, but the kid was worse.

Charlie Anteby, Elberon – My answer is absolutely. They have an obligation to serve as role models. There’s a lot of fans out there who look up to those players, and they have an influence. So when we see abuse from them on their spouses and children, it has an influence. I’m more appalled by the abuse of the kid. What happened to the wife was awful, but the kid was worse.

Don Barlett, Neptune -  Definitely. I think everybody should be held accountable for their actions. Besides the fact that kids look up to them. I don’t think any man should punch a female. I guess he’s going to get what he deserves.

Don Barlett, Neptune – Definitely. I think everybody should be held accountable for their actions. Besides the fact that kids look up to them. I don’t think any man should punch a female. I guess he’s going to get what he deserves.

Lenny Bigglesworth, Neptune City - I think that everyone should be responsible for all of their actions all of the time, and nobody’s exempt from taking responsibility for their actions.

Lenny Bigglesworth, Neptune City – I think that everyone should be responsible for all of their actions all of the time, and nobody’s exempt from taking responsibility for their actions.

Sal & Sam Boyd, Allenhurst - Yes. definitely. They’re role models for children, more than anything. They need to be held accountable and, perhaps, one day they’ll realize the consequences. Antics are antics, everybody should be held accountable, no matter who you are.

Sal & Sam Boyd, Allenhurst – Yes. definitely. They’re role models for children, more than anything. They need to be held accountable and, perhaps, one day they’ll realize the consequences. Antics are antics, everybody should be held accountable, no matter who you are.

Sal DeStefano, Ocean Grove - Yes, despite what Charles Barkley says, athletes are role models and they get paid a lot to be role models. Look at Derek Jeter, he’s an excellent role model.

Sal DeStefano, Ocean Grove – Yes, despite what Charles Barkley says, athletes are role models and they get paid a lot to be role models. Look at Derek Jeter, he’s an excellent role model.

Kiernan & Laura Dugan, Interlaken - We think that despite what your profession is you should be held accountable for your actions.  Those in the public spotlight, even more so.

Kiernan & Laura Dugan, Interlaken – We think that despite what your profession is you should be held accountable for your actions. Those in the public spotlight, even more so.

Marc Ellington, Laquella Johnson, Wall & Mina Wilson, with the youngsters of Asbury Park Pop Warner - Yes, they should. A lot of people look up to professional athletes. They represent a lot more then just playing. They need to be held to a higher standard. Kids see these things on TV and they don’t know if it’s okay or not.

Marc Ellington, Laquella Johnson, Wall & Mina Wilson, with the youngsters of Asbury Park Pop Warner – Yes, they should. A lot of people look up to professional athletes. They represent a lot more then just playing. They need to be held to a higher standard. Kids see these things on TV and they don’t know if it’s okay or not.

Gerard & Martha Kieczylowski, Ocean Grove - Absolutely. Why should they be different then anyone else. Not  to mention their special position as role models. We think everyone should be held to a higher moral and civil standard.

Gerard & Martha Kieczylowski, Ocean Grove – Absolutely. Why should they be different then anyone else. Not to mention their special position as role models. We think everyone should be held to a higher moral and civil standard.

Raya Quinones, Asbury Park - Absolutely!! Beat your kid with a switch? Put your hands on a woman? I hope you’ve got some money stashed. You’re going to be on the dole like the rest of us. Unacceptable. Total unacceptable.

Raya Quinones, Asbury Park – Absolutely!! Beat your kid with a switch? Put your hands on a woman? I hope you’ve got some money stashed. You’re going to be on the dole like the rest of us. Unacceptable. Total unacceptable.

Dan Sheridan, Ocean - Yes, they should. It’s a private business. they have a reputation to uphold. They’re role models. The NFL has an image to uphold. It’s a business; a brand. It’s the most popular sports brand in the US. I think anyone should be held accountable for their actions outside or anywhere, as it could impact their employment.

Dan Sheridan, Ocean – Yes, they should. It’s a private business. they have a reputation to uphold. They’re role models. The NFL has an image to uphold. It’s a business; a brand. It’s the most popular sports brand in the US. I think anyone should be held accountable for their actions outside or anywhere, as it could impact their employment.

Mary Ann Shorter, Asbury Park - Of course. You shouldn’t beat your wife. You shouldn’t beat your kids with a stick, so bad he had to go to the hospital. We used to get smacked as a kid, even in school, but not like that.  You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors.

Mary Ann Shorter, Asbury Park – Of course. You shouldn’t beat your wife. You shouldn’t beat your kids with a stick, so bad he had to go to the hospital. We used to get smacked as a kid, even in school, but not like that. You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors.

Jay & Stacy Stark, Allenhurst - Yes, we do. There is a moral conduct code that the athletes agree to when they sign their contract and domestic violence clearly violates the code of conduct.

Jay & Stacy Stark, Allenhurst – Yes, we do. There is a moral conduct code that the athletes agree to when they sign their contract and domestic violence clearly violates the code of conduct.

Allenhurst Police Officer awarded

  Allenhurst Police Officer Michael DiBona received an award recently for his work in procuring more than $1 million in military surplus equipment for the borough of Allenhurst. So far, the borough has obtained heavy duty trucks, emergency portable water pumps, emergency generators, emergency management supplies, and vehicles, that can be used in a storm […]

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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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