Benefit Features Beatles Movie

  A showing of the Beatles’ movie, “A Hard Day’s Night,” and other activities are set for Wed., July 9, to raise funds for Asbury Park’s Hope Academy Charter School’s new music program. The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Showroom Cinema on Cookman Avenue’s 700 block, between Main and Bond streets […]

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What are your plans for the summer?

 

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Bryan Vitalo, Starving Artist - I hope to survive this job(waiter). They made me a server and that comes with a lot of responsibility.

Bryan Vitalo, Starving Artist – I hope to survive this job(waiter). They made me a server and that comes with a lot of responsibility.

Ed Whitney & Caryn Whitman, Asbury Park -  Caryn is in a play, Hairspray, at the Asbury VFW, July 11 thru 20th, the Premiere Theater group. Ed will be relaxing on the beach and doing a lot of spear fishing. Also, kayaking and competing on a Sprint triathlon.

Ed Whitney & Caryn Whitman, Asbury Park – Caryn is in a play, Hairspray, at the Asbury VFW, July 11 thru 20th, the Premiere Theater group. Ed will be relaxing on the beach and doing a lot of spear fishing. Also, kayaking and competing on a Sprint triathlon.

Amy Beringer, Taylor Carton & Arielle Mastando - Amy: Going to the Belmar beach and hanging out with friends. Taylor: I’m going to spend the summer at the Loch Arbour beach, by the pool. Arielle: I’m going to California for a vacation.

Amy Beringer, Taylor Carton & Arielle Mastando – Amy: Going to the Belmar beach and hanging out with friends. Taylor: I’m going to spend the summer at the Loch Arbour beach, by the pool. Arielle: I’m going to California for a vacation.

Tom Botwin, Avon - Hopefully at the beach in Avon and golfing. I’ll be enjoying the Avon Pavillion, which just opened again after Sandy.

Tom Botwin, Avon – Hopefully at the beach in Avon and golfing. I’ll be enjoying the Avon Pavillion, which just opened again after Sandy.

Vincent & Lindsay Codispoti, Neptune City - We’re having a baby - a boy. This will be our first. He’s due August 14th. Francis Codispoti.

Vincent & Lindsay Codispoti, Neptune City – We’re having a baby – a boy. This will be our first. He’s due August 14th. Francis Codispoti.

Arnold Criscitiello, Interlaken - I still work, at 79, full time. I’ll be going to the Allenhurst Beach Club, which I’ve done for the last 50 years. I do most of the cooking for the family. When the grandkids come home from college, they come to my house.

Arnold Criscitiello, Interlaken – I still work, at 79, full time. I’ll be going to the Allenhurst Beach Club, which I’ve done for the last 50 years. I do most of the cooking for the family. When the grandkids come home from college, they come to my house.

Vic Della Pello, Interlaken - Working, going to the beach. Getting my house painted and making music. I go to the North Beach in Asbury. I am not going away. I just moved to Interlaken and it’s all about the house.

Vic Della Pello, Interlaken – Working, going to the beach. Getting my house painted and making music. I go to the North Beach in Asbury. I am not going away. I just moved to Interlaken and it’s all about the house.

Norm Goldman, Ocean Grove - I’m going to spend my summer on the beautiful Ocean Grove beaches, catching up on my reading and solving the world’s problems.

Norm Goldman, Ocean Grove – I’m going to spend my summer on the beautiful Ocean Grove beaches, catching up on my reading and solving the world’s problems.

Michael & Raquel Green, Asbury Park - Mike: I’m going to work and I’m going to to enjoy the gift of God I have by being here in Asbury Park, where the music always rings and sings. Raquel: I’ll be visiting my dad in Asbury Park at the beach and enjoying the new restaurants in town.

Michael & Raquel Green, Asbury Park – Mike: I’m going to work and I’m going to to enjoy the gift of God I have by being here in Asbury Park, where the music always rings and sings. Raquel: I’ll be visiting my dad in Asbury Park at the beach and enjoying the new restaurants in town.

Bill Lisa, Long Branch - I’m going to catch up on things. I’m going to take a computer course at Brookdale. I’m going to take a writing course, as well. I’m going to visit all the relatives I haven’t seen in a while. I’m going to relax. I’m one of 10 siblings and I’m going to visit them all this summer.

Bill Lisa, Long Branch – I’m going to catch up on things. I’m going to take a computer course at Brookdale. I’m going to take a writing course, as well. I’m going to visit all the relatives I haven’t seen in a while. I’m going to relax. I’m one of 10 siblings and I’m going to visit them all this summer.

Tony Malke & Marrisa Whaite, Eatontown - We’re planning on spending the summer together in Asbury Park. Fishing and going to the beach. Pretty much we’re going to spend our summer in Asbury. We like it here.

Tony Malke & Marrisa Whaite, Eatontown – We’re planning on spending the summer together in Asbury Park. Fishing and going to the beach. Pretty much we’re going to spend our summer in Asbury. We like it here.

Paul & Mary Kay Oliveira, Tinton Falls - When we’re not working, we’re going to Seven President Park. We’ll be spending as much time a the beach as possible. We’ll be at the shore all summer spending our time and our money.

Paul & Mary Kay Oliveira, Tinton Falls – When we’re not working, we’re going to Seven President Park. We’ll be spending as much time a the beach as possible. We’ll be at the shore all summer spending our time and our money.

Pansy Robinson w/Jaydene, Neptune - We’re not going on vacation this year. No money. Pansy will be working at Riverview Hospital and working around the house. My vacation will be spent fixing up the house. Jaydene plans to eat, sleep and watch TV. She’ll be catching up on school work.

Pansy Robinson w/Jaydene, Neptune – We’re not going on vacation this year. No money. Pansy will be working at Riverview Hospital and working around the house. My vacation will be spent fixing up the house. Jaydene plans to eat, sleep and watch TV. She’ll be catching up on school work.

Wayne Taylor, Nino Jr’s - Hopefully I have my toes in the sand and a drink in my hand. My sons works at the Allenhurst beach, so I go there. It’ll be between Nino Jr’s and the beach. That’s it.

Wayne Taylor, Nino Jr’s – Hopefully I have my toes in the sand and a drink in my hand. My sons works at the Allenhurst beach, so I go there. It’ll be between Nino Jr’s and the beach. That’s it.

Janet Torsney, Asbury Park - I want to learn how to stand-up paddle. I took my first lesson on Father’s Day in Asbury Park; SUP Asbury. It’s summer time, I don’t want to stretch myself out with too many goals. And, of course, I’ll be at the Bradley Beach Library all summer. Stop by.

Janet Torsney, Asbury Park – I want to learn how to stand-up paddle. I took my first lesson on Father’s Day in Asbury Park; SUP Asbury. It’s summer time, I don’t want to stretch myself out with too many goals. And, of course, I’ll be at the Bradley Beach Library all summer. Stop by.

City Police Chief to Retire

  By DON STINE Asbury Park Police Chief Mark Kinmon is scheduled to retire Sept. 1, according to a city official. On June 30 City Manager Jack Kelly confirmed that Kinmon will be retiring after 27 years in the police department. He did not say who will replace him. “We have not made that decision yet […]

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Bradley Beach Swears In New Police Officer

  By MELISSA BEVERIDGE Bradley Beach welcomed new police officer Andrew Redmond to the department this week. Mayor Gary Engelstad administered the Oath of Office to Redmond at the Borough Council meeting. In other business, Harvey Rosenberg, speaking for a subcommitte, discussed the current time limitations on parking on Main Street. He said the limitations […]

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First Responders Save Deal Woman’s Life

  On Sept. 5, 2013, what happened to Deal resident Renee Sutton could happen to anyone – she suffered a heart condition. But what was different was that she was walking on Ocean Avenue in Deal and collapsed into the street. “God was really with me on that day,” she said earlier this week. Sutton, […]

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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.